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Should You Buy a Samsung Camcorder?

Updated 03 November 2019 by Matthew
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should you buy a Samsung Camcorder?

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

We've collated all the key information on Samsung camcorders in this handy guide. We've analysed over 28,000 user and expert reviews and 180+ awards from hundreds of different review sites on 790+ camcorders to impartially compare each camcorder brand.

Samsung are recognised for their wide selection of mid-range and popular camcorders and start at £60 for the HMX-U20 which has an optical zoom of 3x, a sensor size of 7.8MP and is a camcorder that has a resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) and go up to £190 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. The average price of a new Samsung camcorder is £113.

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. 12 best camcorder brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Samsung is the 12th best camcorder brand out there.

#1
Japan
95%
95%
1,892 reviews
#2
Japan
94%
94%
5,694 reviews
#3
Japan
90%
90%
170 reviews
#4
GoPro
90%
90%
2,472 reviews
#5
JVC
Japan
84%
84%
31 reviews
#6
Ricoh
83%
83%
439 reviews
#7
Veho
82%
82%
419 reviews
#8
KitVision
82%
82%
93 reviews
#9
Zoom
79%
79%
117 reviews
#10
Transcend
76%
76%
386 reviews
#11
Polaroid
73%
73%
414 reviews
#12
South Korea
73%
73%
93 reviews
#13
Nikon
Japan
72%
72%
43 reviews
#14
ION
72%
72%
14 reviews
#15
Vivitar
71%
71%
80 reviews
#16
Garmin
70%
70%
7 reviews
#17
Bushnell
70%
70%
146 reviews
#18
Blackmagic Design
70%
70%
52 reviews
#19
DJI
69%
69%
438 reviews
#20
ACTIVEON
69%
69%
6 reviews
#21
Kaiser Baas
66%
66%
13 reviews
#22
HTC
65%
65%
159 reviews
#23
Kodak
64%
64%
75 reviews
#24
360fly
64%
64%
67 reviews
#25
Lexibook
61%
61%
1 review
#26
Midland
61%
61%
2 reviews
#27
AgfaPhoto
60%
60%
1 review
#28
HP
United States
60%
60%
5 reviews
#29
EZVIZ
59%
59%
0 reviews
#30
Motorola
59%
59%
0 reviews
#31
Rollei
59%
59%
2 reviews
#32
VTech
59%
59%
0 reviews
#33
Technaxx
58%
58%
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 56%. Samsung also have a number of great features including Time Lapse which sets them apart from the competition.

There's a smaller selection of Samsung camcorders available compared to other camcorder brands, with only 4 Samsung camcorders currently on the market in the UK. Samsung camcorders also tend to be cheaper than most other camcorder brands however they are still a less popular choice with consumers.

No. Of Camcorders
Average Price
£976
£0 £5,000 £10,000 £15,000 £20,000 £25,000 £30,000 £35,000 £40,000 £45,000 £179,999
Price Distribution of All Camcorders
No. Of Camcorders
Average Price
£113
£0 £5,000 £10,000 £15,000 £20,000 £25,000 £30,000 £35,000 £40,000 £45,000 £179,999
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
82%
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%
5 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
80%
1 review
60%
1 review
PC Mag logo
58%
5 reviews
77%
3 reviews
83%
3 reviews
60%
2 reviews
70%
2 reviews
Expert Reviews logo
88%
5 reviews
84%
5 reviews
90%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
60%
2 reviews
Digital Versus logo
85%
8 reviews
70%
4 reviews
80%
1 review
60%
1 review
stuff.tv logo
100%
4 reviews
100%
3 reviews
95%
4 reviews
80%
1 review
Digitaltrends.com logo
73%
2 reviews
78%
2 reviews
75%
4 reviews
75%
1 review
70%
2 reviews
65%
1 review
Techradar logo
85%
2 reviews
70%
1 review
87%
3 reviews
60%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
Chip.de logo
85%
2 reviews
86%
2 reviews
89%
3 reviews
53%
1 review
macworld.co.uk logo
80%
4 reviews
80%
3 reviews
80%
1 review
Pocket Lint logo
90%
1 review
80%
1 review
88%
4 reviews
70%
2 reviews
altomdata.dk logo
83%
4 reviews
85%
2 reviews
60%
1 review
camcorderinfo.com logo
95%
1 review
87%
5 reviews
62%
1 review
digitalfoto.dk logo
85%
2 reviews
85%
3 reviews
85%
2 reviews
gadgetspeak.com logo
71%
4 reviews
84%
1 review
72%
1 review
chip.com.tr logo
82%
3 reviews
80%
1 review
85%
1 review
68%
1 review
Other Expert Sites
71%
93 reviews
69%
61 reviews
79%
57 reviews
72%
53 reviews
77%
37 reviews
62%
16 reviews
Average
81%
196 reviews
78%
151 reviews
86%
99 reviews
73%
74 reviews
70%
57 reviews
64%
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
4
Digitaltrends.com logo
2
4
2
reviewed.com logo
2
5
Trusted Reviews logo
2
5
camcorderinfo.com logo
1
6
Expert Reviews logo
3
2
1
altomdata.dk logo
2
2
Digital Versus logo
4
gadgetgear.nl logo
1
2
Pocket Lint logo
1
2
Les Numeriques.com logo
3
PC Mag logo
2
1
vido.com.ua logo
1
1
1
stuff.tv logo
1
1
agdlab.pl logo
2
macworld.co.uk logo
1
1
pcauthority.com.au logo
1
1
M3.idg.se logo
1
1
gagadget.com logo
1
1
chip.com.my logo
2
Other Expert Sites
11
6
10
5
3
1
Total
40
35
25
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

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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 (£120).

What is the Best Mid-Range Samsung Camcorder?

Samsung Gear 360

£120.00
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30MP
1x
OPTICAL ZOOM
152g
3840 X 1920
PIXELS
RESOLUTION
2h
BATTERY LIFE
2304 X 1296
STILL IMAGE
RESOLUTION

A great mid range choice, priced at £120 is the Samsung Gear 360, which has a Kagoo Score of 78.

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

A fully featured and good value for money 152g 3840 x 1920 pixels resolution video camera. It is waterproof and Full HD, has a GPS and supports remote operation.

83
Features
Fully-Featured
79
Value for Money
Very Good
79
Age
3 Years Old
78
Kagoo Score
Very Good

The cheapest price that we could find for the Gear 360 in the UK is £120.00 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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What is the Best High End Samsung Camcorder?

Samsung Samsung Gear 360 (2017)

£137.06
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Samsung Samsung Gear 360 (2017)
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Samsung Samsung Gear 360 (2017)
15MP
1x
OPTICAL ZOOM
130g
5472 X 2736
PIXELS
RESOLUTION
1"
OPTICAL
2h
BATTERY LIFE

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 74, but is a bit more expensive at £137.06.

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

A good spec and cheap 130g, 15MP camcorder, good for shooting underwater. It is waterproof and Full HD and supports bluetooth.

76
Features
Good Features
73
Value for Money
Good
73
Age
4 Years Old
74
Kagoo Score
Very Good

The cheapest price that we could find for the Samsung Gear 360 (2017) in the UK is £137.06 but in total we found only 2 prices 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 Mid-Range Samsung Camcorder?
What is the Best High End Samsung Camcorder?

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