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It had taken me weeks before i had found a suitable low budget camera. Lucky for me i came across this wonderful piece. I must say that if there is anyone out there looking for a basic camera and doesnt want anything too pricey or proffesional, i would definatly recomend this camcorder as it ... Read review

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Community Level 1Waleed644


The greatest value for money camcorder

AdvantagesLooks, price, features, ease of use and zoom.

DisadvantagesPicture quality

"...job well and easily. The samsung f30 records nicely and also records great sounds. Another good feature is that the camcorder is very small and therefore very portable. I could take this anywhere with out it giving me trouble. The zoom is also fantastic along with its features including a time-lapse mode which is a lot of fun. Also it comes with a cable that lets you hook it up to the tv to view your footage which is very neat. All these features ..." Read review

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Community Level 1tomharding


Samsung SMX F30 Review

AdvantagesEasy to use, cheaper than some camcorders

DisadvantagesFeels a bit cheap and plastic

"I bought this camera recently, replacing an Aiptek AHD100, and was thrilled with it. It is an easy to use, and a good quality camera. The controls are very easy to use, although there is no touchscreen. It does take still photos, but they are not very good quality, as it only takes 5 megapixel photos. Although this camera isn't HD, it is Standard defiiniton but still very good quality footage. This camcorder takes SD memory cards and supports up to ..." Read review

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Samsung SMX-F30 features Samsung's powerful 42x Intelli-zoom lens brings the world closer without sacrificing image quality. Plus with H.264 codec you can easily share your memories on the internet and portable devices.


Product Type Camcorder
Enclosure Colour Silver, Blue, Black, Red
Camcorder Sensor Resolution 800 Kpix
Effective Video Resolution 540 Kpix
Effective Photo Resolution 0.48 Mpix
Widescreen Video Capture Yes
Camcorder Media Type Flash card
Optical Sensor Type CCD
Optical Sensor Size 1/6"
Optical Zoom 34 x
Digital Zoom 1200 x
Image Stabiliser Electronic
Digital Video Format H.264
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Image Recording Format JPEG
AV Interfaces Composite video/audio

Exposure & white balance

Min Illumination 3 lux
Exposure Modes Programme, automatic
Shooting Programs Spotlight, portrait mode, hi-speed shutter, flowing water, food, sports mode, beach, snow
Special Effects Negative, Art, Black & White, Sepia, Mosaic, Pastel, Mirror, Emboss, Stepprinting, cosmetic
White Balance Custom, automatic, presets
White Balance Presets Fluorescent, cloudy, tungsten light, daylight
Max Shutter Speed 1/10000 sec
Min Shutter Speed 1/60 sec

Lens system

Type Schneider 34 x zoom lens - 2.3 - 78.2 mm - f/1.6-4.3
Focus Adjustment Automatic, manual
Zoom Adjustment Motorised drive
Filter Size 30 mm
Features Built-in lens shield

Additional features

Additional Features USB 2.0 compatibility, built-in speaker, backlight compensation, auto power save, digital noise reduction, display brightness control, interval shooting mode, YouTube capture mode


Type 2.7" LCD display
Resolution 112,000 pixels
Display Features Rotating


Microphone Operation Mode Stereo
Microphone Features Wind noise reduction


Connector Type 1 x USB ¦ 1 x composite video/audio output ¦ 1 x DC power input
Memory Card Slot SD card


Software Drivers & Utilities, Cyberlink Medi@Show

System requirements for pc connection

Operating System Support MS Windows Vista, MS Windows Vista (64-bit versions), MS Windows XP SP2
Peripheral Devices USB port, DVD-ROM drive


Included Accessories Power adapter, USB cable, audio / video cable


Battery Type Samsung IA-BP85ST
Details 1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery - 850 mAh ( included )

Memory / storage

Memory Card Slot SD card
Supported Memory Cards SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, MultiMediaCardplus
Image Storage JPEG 800 x 600

Dimensions & weight

Width 6 cm
Depth 12.5 cm
Height 6 cm
Weight 270 g

Environmental parameters

Min Operating Temperature 0 °C
Max Operating Temperature 40 °C


Listed on Ciao since 29/05/2009
Listed on Ciao since 29/05/2009

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