Three people who reviewed this camcorder agreed that it had a good zoom. Techradar.com said on expert website Techradar “However, this feature has real benefits, like optical zoom, that differentiate the U20 f”. Coolhands mentioned on expert review site Amazon six years ago “A) the quality is good (it has decent lens); b) it was the only small camcorder that has an 'optical' zoom ie the lens moves as you expect”.
Two people who reviewed this camcorder wrote that it had a good lens. Digital Versus mentioned “Wide angle lens” but in spite of that they gave this camcorder a score of 3 stars out of 5. Techradar.com wrote on expert review site Techradar “The most noticeable feature of the Samsung HMX-U20 is the lens, which makes it look more like a serious piece of photographic equipment than a pocket video camera”.