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Should You Buy a Samsung Camcorder?

Matthew
Updated 20 May 2021
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should you buy a Samsung Camcorder?

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

We've collated all the key information on Samsung camcorders in this handy guide. We've analysed over 34,000 user and expert reviews and 190+ 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 £92 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 £163 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 £127.

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. 19 best camcorder brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Samsung is the 19th best camcorder brand out there.

#1
Japan
95%
95%
2,521 reviews
#2
Japan
93%
93%
6,648 reviews
#3
GoPro
92%
92%
5,580 reviews
#4
Japan
87%
87%
159 reviews
#5
Ricoh
83%
83%
680 reviews
#6
KitVision
82%
82%
142 reviews
#7
Veho
81%
81%
482 reviews
#8
Transcend
78%
78%
676 reviews
#9
Zoom
76%
76%
187 reviews
#10
JVC
Japan
75%
75%
20 reviews
#11
Blackmagic Design
75%
75%
92 reviews
#12
Vivitar
75%
75%
80 reviews
#13
Toshiba
Japan
72%
72%
389 reviews
#14
Kodak
71%
71%
90 reviews
#15
DJI
69%
69%
774 reviews
#16
Garmin
69%
69%
92 reviews
#17
ION
69%
69%
11 reviews
#18
Nikon
Japan
68%
68%
47 reviews
#19
South Korea
68%
68%
103 reviews
#20
easypix
68%
68%
100 reviews
#21
HP
United States
64%
64%
3 reviews
#22
Polaroid
64%
64%
633 reviews
#23
Bushnell
63%
63%
146 reviews
#24
ACTIVEON
63%
63%
6 reviews
#25
Midland
62%
62%
15 reviews
#26
Rollei
58%
58%
1 review
#27
DataVideo
58%
58%
0 reviews
#28
Coby
57%
57%
1 review
#29
Motorola
56%
56%
0 reviews
#30
VTech
55%
55%
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%. 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 2 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
£928
£0 £500 £1,000 £1,500 £2,000 £2,500 £3,000 £3,500 £4,000 £4,500 £8,499
Price Distribution of All Camcorders
No. Of Camcorders
Average Price
£127
£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 87% 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 GoPro Canon Cisco Ricoh Samsung
CNET.com logo
77%
19 reviews
83%
13 reviews
73%
12 reviews
80%
6 reviews
73%
5 reviews
70%
2 reviews
parentesis.com logo
71%
14 reviews
70%
2 reviews
68%
10 reviews
56%
5 reviews
Lydogbilde.no logo
69%
14 reviews
80%
6 reviews
83%
2 reviews
50%
3 reviews
PC Mag logo
60%
6 reviews
80%
7 reviews
77%
3 reviews
60%
2 reviews
70%
3 reviews
tecnozoom.it logo
80%
4 reviews
76%
16 reviews
70%
1 review
Trusted Reviews logo
83%
4 reviews
82%
5 reviews
84%
9 reviews
60%
1 review
Les Numeriques.com logo
85%
8 reviews
80%
2 reviews
68%
5 reviews
67%
3 reviews
Expert Reviews logo
88%
5 reviews
100%
1 review
84%
5 reviews
90%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
60%
1 review
Techradar logo
85%
2 reviews
87%
9 reviews
70%
1 review
60%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
stuff.tv logo
100%
4 reviews
97%
7 reviews
100%
3 reviews
80%
1 review
Digitaltrends.com logo
73%
2 reviews
76%
8 reviews
78%
2 reviews
75%
1 review
70%
2 reviews
Digital Versus logo
83%
8 reviews
80%
1 review
70%
4 reviews
60%
1 review
Chip.de logo
85%
2 reviews
83%
4 reviews
86%
2 reviews
53%
1 review
digitalfoto.dk logo
87%
5 reviews
85%
2 reviews
85%
2 reviews
digitalfotoforalla.se logo
86%
1 review
87%
4 reviews
84%
3 reviews
91%
1 review
M3.idg.se logo
60%
1 review
127%
3 reviews
80%
1 review
40%
1 review
150%
2 reviews
computerbild.de logo
78%
2 reviews
80%
5 reviews
64%
1 review
wired.com logo
70%
2 reviews
73%
3 reviews
90%
1 review
60%
1 review
60%
1 review
macworld.co.uk logo
80%
4 reviews
80%
3 reviews
80%
1 review
Pocket Lint logo
90%
1 review
83%
4 reviews
80%
1 review
70%
2 reviews
Other Expert Sites
72%
104 reviews
78%
97 reviews
70%
67 reviews
73%
53 reviews
75%
43 reviews
62%
14 reviews
Average
79%
207 reviews
85%
186 reviews
79%
152 reviews
68%
74 reviews
80%
66 reviews
65%
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 GoPro Canon Cisco Ricoh Samsung
Trusted Reviews logo
2
3
5
Digitaltrends.com logo
2
4
2
Expert Reviews logo
3
1
2
1
reviewed.com logo
2
5
Lydogbilde.no logo
3
2
2
camcorderinfo.com logo
1
6
PC Mag logo
3
2
M3.idg.se logo
2
1
1
Digital Versus logo
3
vido.com.ua logo
1
1
1
Les Numeriques.com logo
3
macworld.co.uk logo
1
1
Techradar logo
2
agdlab.pl logo
2
Pocket Lint logo
1
1
pcactual.com logo
1
1
pcauthority.com.au logo
1
1
stuff.tv logo
1
1
ixbt.com logo
2
pcforalla.idg.se logo
2
Other Expert Sites
16
13
5
5
5
1
Total
40
35
34
7
8
3

How Reliable Are Samsung Camcorders?

We checked over 34,000 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 (£163).

What is the Best High End Samsung Camcorder?

Samsung Gear 360

£162.84
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Samsung Gear 360
30MP
1x
OPTICAL ZOOM
130g
3840 X 1920
PIXELS
RESOLUTION
2h
BATTERY LIFE
2304 X 1296
STILL IMAGE
RESOLUTION
128GB
MAXIMUM

If you're looking for a high end Samsung camcorder then the Samsung Gear 360 takes some beating. It has a Kagoo Score of 72, but is a bit more expensive at £162.84.

Features We Love:
Huge total megapixels (30MP)
3840 x 1920 pixels resolution
Very light (130g)
Waterproof
GPS

A total megapixels and fully featured 130g 3840 x 1920 pixels resolution video camera, good for recording high-quality video. It is waterproof, 3D and Full HD and has a GPS.

80
Features
Fully-Featured
66
Value for Money
Good
66
Age
4 Years Old
72
Kagoo Score
Very Good

The cheapest price that we could find for the Gear 360 in the UK is £162.84 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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What is the Best Budget Choice Samsung Camcorder?

Samsung Samsung Gear 360 (2017)

£92.00
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Samsung Samsung Gear 360 (2017)
15MP
1x
OPTICAL ZOOM
130g
5472 X 2736
PIXELS
RESOLUTION
1"
OPTICAL
2h
BATTERY LIFE

At only £92 and with a Kagoo Score of 72 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
GPS

An affordable and good spec 130g, 15MP camcorder, good for shooting underwater. It is waterproof and Full HD and has a GPS and a built-in display.

75
Features
Good Features
71
Value for Money
Good
67
Age
5 Years Old
72
Kagoo Score
Very Good

The cheapest price that we could find for the Samsung Gear 360 (2017) in the UK is £92.00 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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