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Excellent camera for a beginner

  • May 20, 2009
I was really excited to get this camera, as we really needed one. While this isn't the most professional camera to use, it's really handy to bring out when you want to shoot events in your life. We've used it for weddings, birthdays, hanging out in parks and the airport. Uploading the videos was a breeze. It's great for beginners because it's pretty much a point and shoot camera. It's very small and not heavy at all, but not too small that it won't fit in your hand. If you're looking for a present for a high school grad, this would be a perfect gift.

Pros: easy to use, small, lightweight, good quality.

Cons: no printed manual. The manual is on the CD but since I'm the type of person that likes having a hard copy, it makes it difficult since I don't want to print out the whole thing.

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The MX20 makes it easy to capture everything you want to remember and some you might want to forget. It features an optimized recording mode for YouTube, a Schneider Lens with 34x optical zoom, image stabilization and face detection. You can also record up to 16 hours using a 32 GB memory card. The SAMSUNG SC-MX20 also features the longest battery life in its class, lasting up to three hours.

Samsung SC-MX20 Highlights

Samsung SC-MX20 Highlights
Shoot in either 4:3 or 16:9 aspect ratio
Flexible recording and viewing
By offering a choice of shooting in two different aspect ratios - 4:3 and 16:9 - SAMSUNG ensures the entire image is captured for playback on everything from older TVs to your newest, wide-format HDTV screen.

680K pixel video CCDdelivers high resolution video images with superior color resolution and detail. It surpasses the conventional camcorder with digital quality and its PC interface.

Samsung SC-MX20 Highlights
Use the memory type of your choice
Twice the memory options
The external memory slot accepts both SD and MMC. Play videos, transfer images, music and documents quickly and easily using the memory type of your choice.

Capture farther than the eye can see
With its high quality 34x optical zoom lens you can get close to the action from a safe distance. And for those ultra long distance shots, the 1200x digital zoom will let you see it all in perfect detail.

Advanced image stabilization minimizesunwanted picture shaking caused by hand movement during recording.

Samsung SC-MX20 Highlights
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