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Should You Buy a Samsung Camcorder?

Matthew
Updated 04 January 2021
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should you buy a Samsung Camcorder?

Samsung is well known for its TVs, PC monitors, washing machines and microwaves.

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 popular camcorders and start at $40 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 $85 for the Gear 360 which has an optical zoom of 1x, a sensor size of 30MP and is a camcorder that has a resolution of 3840 x 1920. The average price of a new Samsung camcorder is $60.

Samsung are recognised for their wide selection of 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. 18 best camcorder brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Samsung is the 18th best camcorder brand out there.

#1
Japan
95%
95%
5,717 reviews
#2
Japan
93%
93%
1,787 reviews
#3
GoPro
93%
93%
3,140 reviews
#4
Japan
88%
88%
159 reviews
#5
Ricoh
82%
82%
439 reviews
#6
Vivitar
78%
78%
80 reviews
#7
Zoom
78%
78%
118 reviews
#8
Blackmagic Design
75%
75%
52 reviews
#9
ION
73%
73%
11 reviews
#10
Nikon
Japan
73%
73%
43 reviews
#11
JVC
Japan
73%
73%
20 reviews
#12
Kodak
73%
73%
75 reviews
#13
Veho
71%
71%
423 reviews
#14
Polaroid
70%
70%
350 reviews
#15
Garmin
69%
69%
76 reviews
#16
Cisco
69%
69%
141 reviews
#17
DJI
68%
68%
438 reviews
#18
South Korea
68%
68%
103 reviews
#19
KitVision
67%
67%
97 reviews
#20
Xiaomi
66%
66%
98 reviews
#21
TomTom
66%
66%
98 reviews
#22
HTC
65%
65%
159 reviews
#23
HP
United States
65%
65%
3 reviews
#24
360fly
65%
65%
67 reviews
#25
Toshiba
Japan
63%
63%
277 reviews
#26
Midland
62%
62%
2 reviews
#27
ACTIVEON
61%
61%
6 reviews
#28
Cobra
60%
60%
0 reviews
#29
Naxa
60%
60%
0 reviews
#30
VTech
59%
59%
0 reviews
#31
Motorola
58%
58%
0 reviews
#32
DataVideo
57%
57%
0 reviews
#33
Coby
56%
56%
1 review
#34
Memorex
54%
54%
0 reviews
#35
Olympus
Japan
54%
54%
0 reviews
#36
Praktica
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

Samsung have better reviews than the typical camcorder brand, with the average rating of a Samsung camcorder being 60%.

There's a smaller selection of Samsung camcorders available compared to other camcorder brands, with only 2 Samsung camcorders currently on the market in the US. Samsung camcorders also tend to be cheaper than most other camcorder brands however they are still a less popular choice with consumers.

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
$963
$0 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $3,000 $3,500 $4,000 $4,500 $7,999
Price Distribution of All Camcorders
No. Of Camcorders
Average Price
$60
$0 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $3,000 $3,500 $4,000 $4,500 $8,499
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
12
3 stars
7
2 stars
3
1 star
0
Samsung logo

User Reviews

5 stars
22
4 stars
20
3 stars
3
2 stars
3
1 star
8
Samsung has a lower proportion of 4 and 5 star expert and user reviews for its camcorders than most other brands.

Over 62% of expert reviews and 75% of user reviews for Samsung camcorders are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 85% and 84% respectively across all Camcorder brands.

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
83%
7 reviews
80%
6 reviews
73%
5 reviews
70%
2 reviews
parentesis.com logo
71%
14 reviews
68%
10 reviews
56%
5 reviews
Lydogbilde.no logo
69%
14 reviews
83%
2 reviews
100%
4 reviews
50%
3 reviews
tecnozoom.it logo
80%
3 reviews
76%
16 reviews
70%
1 review
Les Numeriques.com logo
85%
8 reviews
68%
5 reviews
90%
4 reviews
67%
3 reviews
Trusted Reviews logo
83%
4 reviews
84%
9 reviews
75%
2 reviews
60%
1 review
Expert Reviews logo
88%
5 reviews
84%
5 reviews
90%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
60%
1 review
Digital Versus logo
85%
8 reviews
70%
4 reviews
80%
1 review
60%
1 review
PC Mag logo
58%
5 reviews
77%
3 reviews
80%
1 review
60%
2 reviews
70%
2 reviews
Digitaltrends.com logo
73%
2 reviews
78%
2 reviews
73%
4 reviews
75%
1 review
70%
2 reviews
stuff.tv logo
100%
4 reviews
100%
3 reviews
90%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
Techradar logo
85%
2 reviews
70%
1 review
85%
2 reviews
60%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
digitalfoto.dk logo
85%
2 reviews
86%
4 reviews
85%
2 reviews
Pocket Lint logo
90%
1 review
80%
1 review
88%
4 reviews
70%
2 reviews
macworld.co.uk logo
80%
4 reviews
80%
3 reviews
80%
1 review
digitalfotoforalla.se logo
86%
1 review
84%
3 reviews
83%
2 reviews
91%
1 review
Chip.de logo
85%
2 reviews
86%
2 reviews
93%
2 reviews
53%
1 review
chip.com.tr logo
82%
3 reviews
80%
1 review
85%
1 review
83%
2 reviews
techadvisor.co.uk logo
80%
2 reviews
90%
1 review
83%
3 reviews
webnews.it logo
86%
4 reviews
74%
1 review
77%
1 review
Other Expert Sites
71%
93 reviews
69%
60 reviews
81%
67 reviews
72%
54 reviews
76%
38 reviews
61%
13 reviews
Average
81%
198 reviews
79%
146 reviews
84%
110 reviews
72%
74 reviews
73%
57 reviews
67%
26 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 received by 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
3
Digitaltrends.com logo
2
3
2
Trusted Reviews logo
2
5
camcorderinfo.com logo
1
5
Expert Reviews logo
3
2
1
reviewed.com logo
2
4
Digital Versus logo
4
gadgetgear.nl logo
1
2
altomdata.dk logo
2
1
vido.com.ua logo
1
1
1
Les Numeriques.com logo
3
Pocket Lint logo
1
2
stuff.tv logo
1
1
pcactual.com logo
1
1
pcauthority.com.au logo
1
1
agdlab.pl logo
2
01net.com logo
1
1
gagadget.com logo
1
1
PC Mag logo
2
tomsguide.com logo
1
1
Other Expert Sites
12
7
8
5
2
1
Total
40
33
20
7
7
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

Feels sturdy
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 ($85).

What is the Best High End Samsung Camcorder?

Samsung Samsung Gear 360 (2017)

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15MP
1x
OPTICAL ZOOM
130g
5472 X 2736
PIXELS
RESOLUTION
1"
OPTICAL
2h
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If you're looking for a high end Samsung camcorder then the Samsung Samsung Gear 360 (2017) takes some beating. It has a Kagoo Score of 80, but is a bit more expensive at $39.99.

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

A bargain price and fully featured 130g, 15MP camcorder. It is waterproof and Full HD and supports bluetooth.

83
Features
Fully-Featured
75
Popularity
Quite Popular
82
Value for Money
Very Good
80
Kagoo Score
Excellent

The cheapest price that we could find for the Samsung Gear 360 (2017) in the US is $39.99 and in total we found 3 prices for it.

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What is the Best Budget Choice Samsung Camcorder?

Samsung Gear 360

$85.00
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30MP
1x
OPTICAL ZOOM
152g
3840 X 1920
PIXELS
RESOLUTION
2h
BATTERY LIFE
2304 X 1296
STILL IMAGE
RESOLUTION
128GB
MAXIMUM

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

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

A total megapixels and fully featured 152g 3840 x 1920 pixels resolution camcorder, with a low price. It is waterproof and Full HD, has a GPS and supports remote operation.

80
Features
Fully-Featured
78
Value for Money
Very Good
75
Kagoo Score
Very Good

The cheapest price that we could find for the Gear 360 in the US is $85.00 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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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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