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Should You Buy a Samsung Camcorder?

Updated 19 July 2019 by Matthew
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should you buy a Samsung Camcorder?

Samsung is well known for it's TVs, PC monitors, washing machines and digital cameras.

If you are thinking about buying a Samsung camcorder then our handy guide provides you with all the key info at a glance. Our objective, impartial comparison of camcorder brands is compiled by analysing over 28,000 user and expert reviews and 180+ awards from hundreds of different review sites on 790+ camcorders.

Samsung are recognised for their wide selection of mid-range and popular camcorders and start at $80 for the Samsung Gear 360 (2017) which has an optical zoom of 1x, a sensor size of 15MP and is a camcorder that has a resolution of 5472 x 2736 and go up to $135 for the HMX-F90WN which has an optical zoom of 52x, a sensor size of 5MP and is a camcorder that has a resolution of 1280 x 720 (HD Ready). The average price of a new Samsung camcorder is $97.

Samsung are recognised for their wide selection of mid-range and popular camcorders.

Is Samsung the Best Camcorder Brand?

So are Samsung camcorders any good? We give every camcorder a Kagoo Score by analysing its specs, reviews and prices and comparing this to its competitors. By aggregating this data across all camcorders we are able to impartially rank all the camcorder brands.

Samsung is ranked the No. 17 best camcorder brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Samsung is the 17th best camcorder brand out there.

#1
Japan
95%
95%
1,910 reviews
#2
Japan
94%
94%
5,713 reviews
#3
Japan
87%
87%
165 reviews
#4
GoPro
87%
87%
2,314 reviews
#5
Zoom
82%
82%
117 reviews
#6
Ricoh
81%
81%
453 reviews
#7
Vivitar
79%
79%
80 reviews
#8
JVC
Japan
77%
77%
31 reviews
#9
Nikon
Japan
76%
76%
43 reviews
#10
Polaroid
74%
74%
414 reviews
#11
Garmin
74%
74%
7 reviews
#12
Kodak
73%
73%
75 reviews
#13
Toshiba
Japan
73%
73%
321 reviews
#14
Blackmagic Design
73%
73%
51 reviews
#15
ACTIVEON
71%
71%
6 reviews
#16
Veho
71%
71%
413 reviews
#17
South Korea
70%
70%
93 reviews
#18
Transcend
69%
69%
384 reviews
#19
DJI
68%
68%
438 reviews
#20
ION
68%
68%
74 reviews
#21
Midland
67%
67%
2 reviews
#22
Xiaomi
66%
66%
98 reviews
#23
HTC
65%
65%
159 reviews
#24
DRIFT
64%
64%
0 reviews
#25
HP
United States
62%
62%
6 reviews
#26
VTech
59%
59%
0 reviews
#27
Naxa
58%
58%
0 reviews
#28
Memorex
54%
54%
0 reviews

Let's look at how Samsung camcorders compare to the other camcorder brands across each of the key facets that make up the Kagoo Score.

Reviews Value for Money Features Popularity Selection
All camcorder Brands
Samsung Camcorders

There's a smaller selection of Samsung camcorders available compared to other camcorder brands, with only 3 Samsung camcorders currently on the market in the United States. Samsung camcorders also tend to be cheaper than most other camcorder brands however they are still a less popular choice with consumers.

Samsung have worse reviews than the typical camcorder brand, with the average rating of a Samsung camcorder being 56%. Whilst Samsung have a number of interesting features including Time Lapse, overall they tend to be less feature rich than their competitors.

No. Of Camcorders
Average Price
$900
$0 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $3,000 $3,500 $4,000 $4,500 $9,499
Price Distribution of All Camcorders
No. Of Camcorders
Average Price
$97
$0 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $3,000 $3,500 $4,000 $4,500 $6,999
Price Distribution of Samsung Camcorders

What Do the Samsung Camcorder Reviews Say?

We've added up all the reviews for every Samsung camcorder to work out the average distribution of reviews for Samsung and then compared this to the other camcorder brands.

Samsung logo

Expert Reviews

5 stars
4
4 stars
16
3 stars
12
2 stars
3
1 star
0
Samsung logo

User Reviews

5 stars
14
4 stars
16
3 stars
3
2 stars
3
1 star
7
Samsung has a lower proportion of 4 and 5 star expert and user reviews for its camcorders than most other camcorder brands.

Over 57% of expert reviews and 70% of user reviews for Samsung camcorders are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 85% and 85% respectively across all Camcorder brands.

Looking at just the expert reviews, in the table below we compare the average review score given to Samsung camcorders by some of the most popular technology review sites against their reviews for other camcorder brands. The best review score from each review source is highlighted in green.

Average Review Score Sony Canon GoPro Cisco Ricoh Samsung
CNET.com logo
77%
19 reviews
73%
12 reviews
85%
6 reviews
80%
6 reviews
73%
5 reviews
65%
4 reviews
parentesis.com logo
71%
14 reviews
68%
10 reviews
60%
5 reviews
Lydogbilde.no logo
69%
14 reviews
83%
2 reviews
100%
7 reviews
50%
3 reviews
50%
2 reviews
tecnozoom.it logo
80%
3 reviews
76%
16 reviews
70%
1 review
Les Numeriques.com logo
85%
8 reviews
68%
5 reviews
93%
3 reviews
67%
3 reviews
Trusted Reviews logo
83%
4 reviews
84%
9 reviews
70%
1 review
60%
1 review
Expert Reviews logo
88%
5 reviews
84%
5 reviews
90%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
60%
2 reviews
PC Mag logo
58%
5 reviews
77%
3 reviews
80%
2 reviews
60%
2 reviews
70%
2 reviews
Digital Versus logo
85%
8 reviews
70%
4 reviews
60%
1 review
stuff.tv logo
100%
4 reviews
100%
3 reviews
100%
3 reviews
80%
1 review
Digitaltrends.com logo
73%
2 reviews
78%
2 reviews
70%
1 review
75%
1 review
70%
2 reviews
65%
1 review
Techradar logo
85%
2 reviews
70%
1 review
90%
2 reviews
60%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
macworld.co.uk logo
80%
4 reviews
80%
3 reviews
80%
1 review
M3.idg.se logo
60%
1 review
80%
1 review
75%
2 reviews
40%
1 review
75%
2 reviews
digitalfoto.dk logo
85%
2 reviews
86%
3 reviews
85%
2 reviews
camcorderinfo.com logo
95%
1 review
87%
5 reviews
62%
1 review
Chip.de logo
85%
2 reviews
86%
2 reviews
85%
2 reviews
53%
1 review
Good Gear Guide.com.au logo
77%
3 reviews
70%
1 review
78%
2 reviews
agdlab.pl logo
60%
2 reviews
95%
2 reviews
50%
2 reviews
chip.com.tr logo
82%
3 reviews
80%
1 review
85%
1 review
68%
1 review
Other Expert Sites
71%
93 reviews
69%
58 reviews
81%
56 reviews
73%
53 reviews
77%
41 reviews
63%
14 reviews
Average
78%
197 reviews
79%
147 reviews
85%
88 reviews
70%
74 reviews
72%
61 reviews
63%
35 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have Samsung Camcorders Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 3 industry awards for Samsung camcorders. The table below compares the number of awards given to Samsung to other popular camcorder brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.

Samsung has won 3 awards for its camcorders.

Compare all award winning camcorders

Number of Awards Sony Canon GoPro Cisco Ricoh Samsung
Lydogbilde.no logo
3
2
6
reviewed.com logo
2
4
1
camcorderinfo.com logo
1
6
Trusted Reviews logo
2
5
Expert Reviews logo
3
2
1
Digitaltrends.com logo
2
1
2
Digital Versus logo
4
M3.idg.se logo
1
1
1
vido.com.ua logo
1
1
1
altomdata.dk logo
2
1
Les Numeriques.com logo
3
gadgetgear.nl logo
1
2
stuff.tv logo
1
1
macworld.co.uk logo
1
1
pcauthority.com.au logo
1
1
agdlab.pl logo
2
Pocket Lint logo
1
1
PC Mag logo
2
gagadget.com logo
1
1
tomsguide.com logo
1
1
Other Expert Sites
13
6
10
5
2
1
Total
40
34
23
7
8
3

How Reliable Are Samsung Camcorders?

We checked over 28,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Samsung camcorders. 100% of reviews that mention reliability were positive. Therefore the vast majority of Samsung camcorder owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

100% of reviewers think Samsung camcorders are reliable.

So, most people think that Samsung camcorders are good quality. Now let's take a look at some of the reviews for Samsung camcorders that mention reliability:

RELIABLE

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Amazon

Features to Look Out For On Samsung Camcorders

There's a number of great features to look out for on the latest range of Samsung camcorders that set them apart from the competition. These include Time Lapse.

Samsung Time Lapse

Samsung camcorders that feature Time Lapse include the Samsung Gear 360 ($60).

What is the Best High End Samsung Camcorder?

Samsung Gear 360

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30MP
1x
OPTICAL ZOOM
152g
3840 X 1920
PIXELS
RESOLUTION
2h
BATTERY LIFE
2304 X 1296
STILL IMAGE
RESOLUTION

If you're looking for a high end Samsung camcorder then the Samsung Gear 360 takes some beating. It has a Kagoo Score of 78, but is a bit more expensive at $60.

Features We Love:
Time Lapse
Huge total megapixels (30MP)
3840 x 1920 pixels resolution
Very light (152g)
Waterproof

A fully featured and affordable 152g, 30MP video camera. It is waterproof and Full HD, has a GPS and supports remote operation.

82
Features
Fully-Featured
73
Popularity
Quite Popular
80
Value for Money
Very Good
78
Kagoo Score
Very Good

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What is the Best Budget Choice Samsung Camcorder?

Samsung Samsung Gear 360 (2017)

$85.00
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15MP
1x
OPTICAL ZOOM
130g
5472 X 2736
PIXELS
RESOLUTION
1"
OPTICAL
2h
BATTERY LIFE

At only $85 and with a Kagoo Score of 75 the Samsung Samsung Gear 360 (2017) makes a great budget choice.

Features We Love:
Big total megapixels (15MP)
Very light (130g)
5472 x 2736 pixels resolution
Waterproof
Supports bluetooth

A good value for money and fully featured 130g, 15MP video camera. It is waterproof and Full HD and supports bluetooth.

81
Features
Fully-Featured
79
Value for Money
Very Good
75
Kagoo Score
Very Good

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Compare All Samsung Camcorders
Find the best Samsung camcorder for you by checking our complete list of over 179 camcorders
In This Guide
Should You Buy a Samsung Camcorder?
Is Samsung the Best Camcorder Brand?
What Do the Samsung Camcorder Reviews Say?
How Many Industry Awards Have Samsung Camcorders Received?
How Reliable Are Samsung Camcorders?
Features to Look Out For On Samsung Camcorders
Samsung Time Lapse
What is the Best High End Samsung Camcorder?
What is the Best Budget Choice Samsung Camcorder?

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