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Samsung HMX-QF20
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Samsung HMX-QF20 Camcorder

5.1MP 1/4 180g Feb 2012
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22 Reasons For

Average Expert Reviews

Based on two expert reviews from sites including tecnozoom.it and agdlab.pl this video camera has an average expert rating of 70%.

Samsung Has Good Reviews for Its Video Cameras

We looked at average ratings for each video camera manufacturer and found that whilst Samsung has good average reviews across all video cameras, Samsung has unexceptional reviews specifically within its medium sensor size camcorders range.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this camcorder is Full HD, which is typical of many camcorders of a comparable age and type to it.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The HMX-QF20 has an image stabiliser, as do most of the other medium sensor size camcorders that have been available for a similar time to the HMX-QF20.

There are a number of other video cameras with an image stabiliser currently available which you might want to look at including the Canon Vixia HF S30, or the Philips CAM150 which has better reviews.

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Full HD

Full HD

Like most of the other video cameras of this age and spec, the Samsung HMX-QF20 is Full HD.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other Full HD camcorders currently available including the Canon Vixia HF S30, the Rollei Movieline Live 100, or the Toshiba Camileo S40 which has better reviews.

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

The Samsung HMX-QF20 has an HDMI port, as do most of the other camcorders that came out more than two years ago.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative video cameras with an HDMI port currently available including the Canon Vixia HF S30, the Rollei Movieline Live 100, or the Toshiba Camileo X150 which has better reviews.

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1/4" Optical Sensor Size

The biggest optical sensor size of the Samsung HMX-QF20 is 1/4". That's 45% more optical sensor size than the most frequently found optical sensor size of 1/5.8". Video cameras of this age and type optical sensor sizes range from 1/5.8" (worst) to 1/3" (best).

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Optical Image Stabiliser

This video camera has an optical image stabiliser, which is the most frequently found image stabiliser on comparable spec camcorders that were launched around the same time as it. Optical image stabilisation is hardware based. Digital cameras with optical IS typically have a built-in gyro sensor and microprocessor that detects camera shake as it occurs. The stabiliser compensates for any camera movement.

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SDXC Memory Card

SDXC memory card

The HMX-QF20 supports a better memory card type than most medium sensor size camcorders that have been around for around the same time as it. This video camera supports an SDXC memory card, whereas most video cameras of this type and age support an SDHC memory card. This Samsung 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).

This video camera's memory card type (SDXC) is actually the best supported memory card type across all medium sensor size camcorders that have been available for more than two years.

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

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

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Lithium Battery

This camcorder has a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery, which is the most frequently found battery on similar spec video cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Has Four Photo Effects

The Samsung HMX-QF20 has a greater number of photo effects than most camcorders that are a similar age to it. This Samsung camcorder has a Black&White photo effect, which is the most commonly found photo effect found on video cameras of a similar age and type to the HMX-QF20. The photo effects "Art", "Negative film" and "Sepia" are also found on this camcorder.

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Has a Built-In Display

The Samsung HMX-QF20 has a built-in display. Most of the other medium sensor size camcorders that were launched around the same time as the HMX-QF20 also have a built-in display.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative video cameras with a built-in display currently available including because of it's better review score, the Sony HDR-PJ50, the Toshiba Camileo BW10, or the Olympus LS-20M.

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1080p Video Mode

This video camera has a 1080p video mode, which is typical of many similar spec video cameras that have been available for around the same time as it.

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H.264 Video Format

This camcorder has a H.264|MP4 video format, which is typical of many video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Has Six White Balance Modes

The HMX-QF20 has a greater number of white balance modes than most video cameras of this type and age. 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 more than two years. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "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 720 x 480|1280 x 720|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly supported video resolution on medium sensor size camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This video camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many similar spec video cameras that came out around the same time as it.

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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 the most commonly found maximum video resolution on camcorders of a similar spec and age to it.

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LCD Display

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

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JPG Image Format

This camcorder has a JPG image format, which is typical of many medium sensor size camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Small

With a height of only 52.4 millimeters, the Samsung HMX-QF20 is one of the smaller medium sensor size camcorders that have been available for around the same time as the HMX-QF20 amongst comparable spec video cameras of this age. The smallest medium sensor size camcorder that has been around for more than two years is 17mm high, the biggest is 240mm, and the average height is 79mm.

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Small

The HMX-QF20 is one of the smaller comparable spec camcorders that came out more than two years ago (only 42.8 millimeters) amongst similar spec video cameras of this age. The widths of camcorders of a comparable type and age to the HMX-QF20 range from 17mm to 270mm.

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11 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The HMX-QF20 does not have an interchangeable lens, although keep in mind that most of the other similar spec video cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the HMX-QF20 also do not have an interchangeable lens.

We compared all the other video cameras which also have an interchangeable lens to this video camera and we think the HS900, or the HDC-SD90 both from Panasonic or the CamOne Fly Cam One which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Very Low Movie Megapixel Count

With a movie megapixel count of only 1.75 megapixels, the HMX-QF20 has one of the lower movie megapixel counts amongst video cameras of this age. Across all the camcorders of this age and type the movie megapixel counts range from 0.49MP to 9.9MP.

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Not 3D Compatible

The HMX-QF20 is not 3D compatible, although this is within the context that most of the other video cameras that are a comparable age to the HMX-QF20 are also not 3D compatible.

Video cameras which are 3D compatible that might also be worth considering include the HDC-SD90, or the HDC-Z10000E both from Panasonic or the Philips CAM150 which also has a higher rating.

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Only 1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The highest maximum image resolution of the HMX-QF20 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 87% less maximum image resolution than a 4608 x 3456 pixels video camera, which is the most frequently found maximum image resolution.

This video camera's maximum image resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the worst maximum image resolution across all video cameras of a similar age and spec to the HMX-QF20.

A 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution is the best maximum image resolution amongst similar types of video camera.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The Samsung HMX-QF20 does not have a night mode, although this is within the context that most of the other camcorders of a similar age and spec to the HMX-QF20 also do not have a night mode.

We compared all the other camcorders which also have a night mode to this video camera and we think the Panasonic HDC-SD90, or the Sony HDR-PJ330 which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other medium sensor size camcorders that have been on the market for a similar time to the HMX-QF20, the HMX-QF20 is not waterproof.

Video cameras which are waterproof that might also be worth considering include the Panasonic HX-A100 ($289.95), or the GE DV1.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Like most of the other medium sensor size camcorders that have been available for a comparable time to the HMX-QF20, the HMX-QF20 does not have a built-in projector.

There are a number of alternative video cameras which also have a built-in projector which you might want to consider including the Aiptek ProjectorCam C25, or the Sony HDR-PJ240 which is also higher rated.

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Very Short Video Recording Time

The average video recording time of camcorders that were released around the same time as the HMX-QF20 is 12h. The Samsung HMX-QF20 has one of the shorter video recording times (only 1.3 hours) amongst camcorders of this age.

If this video camera video recording time is too short for you then you might want to consider the Samsung HMX-F90 ($333.93) (1.6h) which also has a higher rating.

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Very Low Display Resolution

With a display resolution of only 230,000 pixels, the HMX-QF20 has a quite low display resolution compared to most of the other medium sensor size camcorders that came out around the same time as the HMX-QF20. The display resolutions of medium sensor size camcorders that were released more than two years ago range from 96,000 pixels to 1,200,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 370,000 pixels.

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Only Has One Cable Included

The Samsung HMX-QF20 has a greater number of included cables than most camcorders that have been available for more than two years. This camcorder has a USB cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included found on comparable spec camcorders that were launched more than two years ago.

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Very Long Minimum Focal Length

When compared to other camcorders of a similar age and type to the HMX-QF20 that we have checked the minimum focal length of, the HMX-QF20's minimum focal length of 38.4 millimeters is one of the longest. Medium sensor size camcorders that came out around the same time as the HMX-QF20 have minimum focal lengths of between 1.8mm and 40mm.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Samsung HMX-QF20

Released Over Four Years Ago

Samsung released the HMX-QF20 over four years ago.

Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 20 times zoom factor, the HMX-QF20 has a relatively standard optical zoom compared to most of the other video cameras of a comparable type and age to the HMX-QF20.

If you are looking for a bigger optical zoom then you might also want to look at the HDR-CX290 (27x), the HDR-PJ240 (27x), or the HDR-CX240 (27x) all from Sony which also has a higher rating.

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Average Screen Size

At 2.7 inches, the Samsung HMX-QF20 has a fairly typical screen size compared to most of the other video cameras of this type and age.

We compared this video camera to all the other 2.7" screen size camcorders and we think the Canon Vixia HF M32 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

Camcorders with a larger screen size that might also be worth considering include the Camileo S40 (3"), or the Camileo X150 (3") both from Toshiba which also has a higher rating.

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Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 40 times zoom factor, the HMX-QF20 has a relatively average digital zoom compared to most of the other video cameras of this age and spec.

If you are looking for a bigger digital zoom then you might also want to consider the Sony HDR-GW66 (120x), the Panasonic HDC-Z10000E (120x), or the Samsung HMX-F90 ($333.93) (130x) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Weight

At 180 grams, the HMX-QF20 has a fairly typical weight compared to most of the other medium sensor size camcorders that were launched around the same time as the HMX-QF20.

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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
Image Stabiliser
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Aperture
Minimum Focal Length
Maximum Aperture Value
Filter Size
Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Storage
Storage
Memory Card
Storage Media Type
Disc Type
File System
Focusing
Focus Adjustment
Light Exposure
Exposure Mode
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
Photo Effect
Minimum Illumination
Aspect Ratio
Design
LED Indicator
Colour
Video
HD Type
Video Capturing Speed
Video Mode
Video Format
Video Resolution
Maximum Video Resolution
Maximum Frame Rate
Analog Signal Format System
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
IEEE 1394/Firewire Port
Networking
Battery
Video Recording Time
Battery Type
Battery
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Cable Included
Other Features
Operating System
The Windows Operating System

Expert Reviews

(2)
10 June 2013

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The Samsung HMXQ 20 is a small, lightweight, shootandshare camcorder with a 20x optical zoom and builtin WiFi for backups and direct uploads to YouTube
Facebook, and Picasa
The Samsung HMX-Q 20 is a small, lightweight, shoot-and-share camcorder with a 20x optical zoom and built-in Wi-Fi for backups and direct uploads to YouTube
Wireless sharing and backup
Lots of builtin features and adjustments
The Q 20's video isn't really HDquality and it's only good for viewing at small sizes
HD recordings cannot be uploaded wirelessly and WiFi back up is Windows only
The Q 20's video isn't really HD-quality and it's only good for viewing at small sizes
HD recordings cannot be uploaded wirelessly and Wi-Fi back up is Windows only
Still image quality is poor
29 April 2012

La Samsung HMX-QF20BP 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...

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hmxqf20, hmxqf20b, hmxqf20bn, hmxqf20bp, hmxqf20bpedc, samsung hmxqf20, samsung hmxqf20b, samsung hmxqf20bp, samsung hmxqf20bpx, samsung hmxqf20bpxe, samsung hmxqf20bpxeu
Barcodes 08806071842813, 08806071887517
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