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The Samsung HMX20 is a high-end HD camcorder with 8GB internal flash memory, and an SDHC card slot.

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Pros

extremely compact

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external microphone hookup

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great low level light performance

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large number of outputs

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8GB of internal memory

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Full 1080p recording at 30fps

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full 1080p at 60fps

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Slow motion available, shoots at 300fps for 10 seconds.

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Full 1080i recording at 60i

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10x optical zoom

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Cons

poor manual controls

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only 1 hour 20 minutes of filming time

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The Samsung HMX20 is a high-end HD camcorder with 8GB internal flash memory, and an SDHC card slot for additional storage support. It features full 1080p video recording at 30 or 60fps in H.264 video format with AAC audio (HD : 1920 x 1080 (50i / 25p )/ SD : 720 x 576). The HMX20 also provides a digital still image capture mode. The HMX20 includes a 2.7" 16:9 widescreen LCD preview monitor, 10x optical and 100x digital zoom, a filter diameter of 49mm, focal length of f=6.3-63mm and an aperture range of F 1.8-2.5. Outputs on the device include USB 2.0, HDMI, AV, S-Video, Component, and an external mic hookup. Released in early 2008, the device has a MSRP of $999.

The device has a power consumption level of 4.1W with an estimated total battery life of 80 minutes recording time (battery capacity of 7.4V / 850mAh). The internal flash memory (8GB capacity) can store up to 190 minutes in Super Fine (5Mbps) mode, 240 minutes in Fine (4Mbps) mode, 310 minutes in Normal (3Mbps) mode, and 460 minutes in Web & Mobile (2Mbps) mode. 

The HMX20 comes bundled with a remote control, soft pouch, AV Cable, component cable, USB Cable, power cradle, a battery, and Media Show 3.0 video editing software. The only color the device comes available in is black, and it has a total weight of 456g, with dimensions of (WxHxD) 66.0mm x 67.2mm x 139mm.

Features
  • 10x optical zoom, 100x digital zoom lens
  • Filter Diameter: 49mm
  • Focal Length: 6.3-63mm
  • Aperture Range: f/1.8 to f/2.5
  • 2.7"  16:9 widescreen LCD preview screen with LCD enhancing technology
  • Records to 8GB internal flash memory or optional SDHC card
  • SDHC card slot for additional storage support
  • Digital Still Picture functionality (JPEG)
  • Digital Image Stabilizer
  • Outputs include USB 2.0, HDMI, AV, S-Video, Component, and an external mic hookup
  • Power Consumption: 4.1W
  • Battery Capacity: 7.4V / 850mAh
  • Battery Life: 80 minutes of filming time
  • Webcam functionality
  • Includes Remote control soft pouch, AV Cable, component cable, USB Cable, power cradle, a battery, and Media Show 3.0 video editing software
  • Weight: 456g
  • Dimensions (WxHxD): 66.0mm x 67.2mm x 139mm
  • Release Date: Early 2008
  • MSRP: $999
Post Review
Mellaminfree
12/04/2008 02:39

HMX20 is looking good shape of design. I think it comes to meet user interface friendly. Swivel grip offers good shooting angles and handy shape. simple buttons and touch screen offers without hassle to navigate functions. As we knows, it's FullHDcam 1080p and H.264 resolution and good battery life with reasonable price.
Moreover, It's flash-memory based cam with expadable MMC slot also good conversion with other digital products. I love it's slow motion video at300fps - it shows moving frame slowly and it's another pleasure when it reviews. I think it's good cam.

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