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Samsung HMX-Q20
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Samsung HMX-Q20 Camcorder

5.1MP 1/4 170g Feb 2012
Sensor Size Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
The Samsung Q20 camcorder features Switch Grip II, so you can operate it equally well whether you re right or left handed. 20x optical zoom and 40x digital zoom allow you to shoot from further... More
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20 Reasons For

Expert Reviews Are Good

This Samsung camcorder received an expert rating of 80% from tecnozoom.it. Video camera experts are not sure about this camcorder.

Samsung Camcorders Have Good Reviews

Whilst Samsung is one of the superior video camera brands according to average reviews from experts and owners, Samsung has unexceptional ratings specifically for its medium sensor size camcorders.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this camcorder is Full HD, which is typical of many video cameras of this age and type.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The Samsung HMX-Q20 has an image stabiliser, as do most of the other comparable spec camcorders that came out around the same time as the HMX-Q20.

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Full HD

Full HD

The HMX-Q20 is Full HD. Most of the other comparable spec video cameras that are a similar age to the HMX-Q20 also are Full HD.

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

The HMX-Q20 has an HDMI port. Most of the other medium sensor size camcorders that have been available for more than two years also have an HDMI port.

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1/4" Optical Sensor Size

The HMX-Q20 has a maximum optical sensor size of 1/4". That's 45% more optical sensor size than the most common optical sensor size of 1/5.8". The best optical sensor size of all video cameras of this spec and age is 1/3" and the worst is 1/5.8".

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SDXC Memory Card

SDXC memory card

The HMX-Q20 supports a better memory card type than most comparable spec camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This camcorder supports an SDXC memory card, whereas most video cameras of a similar spec and age to it support an SDHC memory card. This video camera also supports an SD memory card. SDXC cards are SD cards but with a much higher capacity and faster processing speeds. They have a maximum capacity of 2TB (Terabytes).

An SDXC memory card is in fact the best supported memory card type across all camcorders that have been available for a comparable time to the HMX-Q20.

A MicroSDXC memory card is the worst supported memory card type across similar types of video camera.

SDHC cards are DS cards with a higher capacity of up to 32GB.

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Lithium Battery

This video camera has a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery, which is the most frequently found battery on medium sensor size camcorders that were launched more than two years ago.

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Has a Built-In Display

The Samsung HMX-Q20 has a built-in display, as do most of the other video cameras of this spec and age.

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H.264 Video Format

This video camera has a H.264 video format, which is typical of many comparable spec camcorders that were released around the same time as it.

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Has Five White Balance Modes

The HMX-Q20 has a greater number of white balance modes than most camcorders of a comparable spec and age to it. This video camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on medium sensor size camcorders that have been available for around the same time as the HMX-Q20. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Fluorescent" and "Tungsten" are also found on this Samsung camcorder.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camcorder supports a video resolution of 1280 x 720|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly supported video resolution on camcorders of this type and age.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This camcorder has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many video cameras that were launched around the same time as it.

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Has Two Cables Included

The number of included cables found on the Samsung HMX-Q20 is more than most medium sensor size camcorders that have been available for more than two years. This video camera has a USB cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on medium sensor size camcorders that have been on the market for a comparable time to the HMX-Q20. The cable included "AV" is also found on this Samsung video camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This video camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years.

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JPG Image Format

This camcorder has a JPG image format, which is typical of many video cameras of a comparable age and type to it.

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LCD Display

This video camera has an LCD display, which is typical of many medium sensor size camcorders that came out around the same time as it.

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Small

Similar spec video cameras that are a comparable age to the HMX-Q20 have heights of between 17mm and 240mm, and the average height is 79mm. With a height of only 52.4 millimeters, the Samsung HMX-Q20 is fairly small compared to most of the other camcorders of a similar age and spec to the HMX-Q20.

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Small

The average width of camcorders that came out more than two years ago is 67mm. The HMX-Q20 is fairly small (only 42.8 millimeters) compared to most of the other comparable spec camcorders that are a similar age to the HMX-Q20.

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6 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The Samsung HMX-Q20 does not have an interchangeable lens. Most of the other similar spec video cameras that were launched more than two years ago also do not have an interchangeable lens.

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Very Low Movie Megapixel Count

The average movie megapixel count of camcorders of this spec and age is 3.9MP, and the movie megapixel counts range from 0.49MP to 9.9MP. The HMX-Q20 has one of the lower movie megapixel counts (only 1.75 megapixels) amongst similar spec video cameras of this age.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other video cameras of a similar age and type to the HMX-Q20, the HMX-Q20 is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Most camcorders that were launched more than two years ago do not have a night mode. The HMX-Q20 is no exception to this as it too does not have a night mode.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other camcorders that were released more than two years ago, the Samsung HMX-Q20 is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Like most of the other video cameras of this spec and age, the Samsung HMX-Q20 does not have a built-in projector.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Samsung HMX-Q20

Released Over Four Years Ago

This medium sensor size camcorder was released over four years ago.

Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 20 times zoom factor, the HMX-Q20 has a relatively typical optical zoom compared to most of the other camcorders of this type and age.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 2.7 inches, the Samsung HMX-Q20 has a fairly standard screen size compared to most of the other camcorders of this type and age.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 40 times zoom factor, the HMX-Q20 has a fairly average digital zoom compared to most of the other camcorders that are a comparable age to the HMX-Q20.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 170 grams, the HMX-Q20 has a pretty standard weight compared to most of the other camcorders of a similar spec and age to the HMX-Q20.

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Average Video Recording Time

At 1.3 hours, the Samsung HMX-Q20 has a pretty standard video recording time compared to most of the other comparable spec camcorders that came out around the same time as the HMX-Q20.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Sensor Size
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Megapixel Count
Movie Megapixel Count
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Filter Size
Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Storage
Memory Card
Storage Media Type
File System
Focusing
Focus Adjustment
Light Exposure
ISO Sensitivity
White Balance
White Balance Mode
Flash
Built-In Flash
Built-In Light
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Display
Aspect Ratio
Viewfinder
Viewfinder
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D Compatible
Aspect Ratio
Design
LED Indicator
Colour
Video
HD Type
Video Capturing Speed
Video Format
Video Resolution
Maximum Video Resolution
Maximum Frame Rate
Still Image
Image Format
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Audio Format
Audio System
Ports & Interfaces
USB 2.0 Port
S-Video Out Port
Networking
WiFi
Battery
Video Recording Time
Battery Type
Battery
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Cable Included
Other Features
Operating System

Expert Reviews

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28 March 2012

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6 May 2012

La Samsung HMX-Q20BP è una delle ultime videocamere Samsung uscite sul mercato ed è dotata dell'innovativa funzionalità Switch Grip II che consente l'utilizzo da parte di ogni utilizzatore di...

Zoom ottico 20x
Stabilizzatore ottico di immagine
Sensore BSI CMOS
Switch Grip II
Funzione MyClip
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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hmxq20, hmxq20b, hmxq20bp, samsung hmxq20, samsung hmxq20b, samsung hmxq20bn, samsung hmxq20bnx, samsung hmxq20bnxa, samsung hmxq20bnxaa
Barcodes 00036725304376, 08806071842806, 08806071858517

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