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Samsung HMX-Q20
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Samsung HMX-Q20 Camcorder

5.1MP 1/4 170g Feb 2012
Total Megapixels 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

Good Expert Reviews

This Samsung camcorder received an expert rating of 80 out of 100 from tecnozoom.it. This means that video camera experts are not that keen on this camcorder.

Samsung Has Good Video Camera Reviews

Based on 125 user and expert reviews, Samsung has good reviews for its camcorders. However, Samsung has unexceptional reviews for its medium sensor size video cameras compared to medium sensor size video cameras made by other manufacturers.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this video camera is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on similar spec video cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The HMX-Q20 has an image stabiliser, as do most of the other medium sensor size video cameras that have been available for a similar time to the HMX-Q20.

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Full HD

Full HD

Like most of the other medium sensor size video cameras that have been around for more than two years, the Samsung HMX-Q20 is Full HD.

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

Like most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been around for a similar time to the HMX-Q20, the HMX-Q20 has 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 frequently found optical sensor size of 1/5.8". The optical sensor size of all camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years ranges from 1/5.8" (worst) to 1/3" (best).

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SDXC Memory Card

SDXC memory card

The HMX-Q20 supports an SDXC memory card which is better than the SD memory card supported by most video cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. In addition, this video camera supports an SDHC 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 amongst all camcorders that have been available for a similar time to the HMX-Q20.

Amongst similar types of camcorder 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 video camera has a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery, which is typical of many medium sensor size video cameras that are a comparable age to it.

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Has a Built-In Display

Like most of the other video cameras of a comparable type and age to the HMX-Q20, the HMX-Q20 has a built-in display.

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H.264 Video Format

This video camera has a H.264 video format, which is typical of many medium sensor size video cameras that have been around for 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 medium sensor size video cameras that are a comparable age to it. This Samsung camcorder has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on video cameras of this age and type. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Fluorescent" and "Tungsten" are also found on this video camera.

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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 frequently supported video resolution on camcorders of a similar age and type to it.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This camcorder has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on camcorders of a comparable age and type to it.

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Has Two Cables Included

The number of included cables found on the Samsung HMX-Q20 is more than most camcorders of this spec and age. This camcorder has a USB cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included found on video cameras that have been available for a similar time to the HMX-Q20. The cable included "AV" is also found on this Samsung camcorder.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This camcorder has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many medium sensor size video cameras that have been available for around the same time as it.

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JPG Image Format

This camcorder has a JPG image format, which is the most frequently found image format on video cameras of a comparable age and spec to it.

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LCD Display

This video camera has an LCD display, which is the most frequently found display on video cameras of this age and spec.

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Small

Across all the medium sensor size video cameras that were launched around the same time as the HMX-Q20 the heights range from 17mm to 240mm. The Samsung HMX-Q20 is fairly small (only 52.4 millimeters) compared to most of the other medium sensor size video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Small

The average width of video cameras of a similar age and spec to the HMX-Q20 is 69mm. At only 42.8 millimeters, the HMX-Q20 is fairly small compared to most of the other medium sensor size video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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8 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The HMX-Q20 does not have an interchangeable lens. Most of the other video cameras of a similar type and age to the HMX-Q20 also do not have an interchangeable lens.

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Only Auto ISO Sensitivity

This camcorder has an Auto ISO sensitivity, which is typical of many camcorders of a similar age and type to it.

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Very Low Movie Megapixel Count

With a movie megapixel count of only 1.75 megapixels, the HMX-Q20 has one of the lower movie megapixel counts amongst medium sensor size video cameras of this age. Medium sensor size video cameras that came out more than two years ago have movie megapixel counts of between 0.49MP and 9.9MP.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most camcorders that have been on the market for a similar time to the HMX-Q20 are not 3D compatible. The HMX-Q20 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The HMX-Q20 does not have a night mode, although it is worth noting that most of the other video cameras of a similar age and type to the HMX-Q20 also do not have a night mode.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The Samsung HMX-Q20 does not have a built-in projector, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other video cameras that were launched around the same time as the HMX-Q20 also do not have a built-in projector.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other comparable spec video cameras that came out more than two years ago, the HMX-Q20 is not waterproof.

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Very Low Display Resolution

At only 230,000 pixels, the HMX-Q20 has a fairly low display resolution compared to most of the other medium sensor size video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the HMX-Q20. Similar spec video cameras that were released around the same time as the HMX-Q20 have display resolutions of between 96,000 pixels and 1,200,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 370,000 pixels.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Samsung HMX-Q20

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when Samsung released the HMX-Q20.

Average Optical Zoom

At 20 times zoom factor, the HMX-Q20 has a fairly typical optical zoom compared to most of the other medium sensor size video cameras that were launched around the same time as the HMX-Q20.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 2.7 inches, the Samsung HMX-Q20 has a pretty typical screen size compared to most of the other camcorders of a comparable type and age to the HMX-Q20.

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Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 40 times zoom factor, the Samsung HMX-Q20 has a relatively typical digital zoom compared to most of the other medium sensor size video cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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Average Weight

At 170 grams, the HMX-Q20 has a pretty average weight compared to most of the other camcorders that have been available for a similar time to the HMX-Q20.

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Average Video Recording Time

At 1.3 hours, the HMX-Q20 has a fairly standard video recording time compared to most of the other camcorders that have been around for more than two years.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Total Megapixels
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Effective Megapixels (image)
Effective Megapixels (movie)
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Image Stabilizer
Filter Size
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Storage
Compatible Memory Cards
Camcorder Media Type
Camera File System
Focusing
Focus Adjustment
Light Exposure
ISO Sensitivity
White Balance
White Balance
Flash
Built-In Flash
Built-In Light
Display
Display Diagonal
Built-In Display
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Display
Aspect Ratio
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D
Supported Aspect Ratios
Design
Colour of Product
Video
Full HD
HD Type
Video Capturing Speed
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Maximum Video Resolution
HD-Ready
Maximum Frame Rate
Still Image
Image Formats Supported
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Audio Formats Supported
Built-In Speaker(s)
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
DC-In Jack
Composite Video Out
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
S-Video Out
PictBridge
Battery
Video Recording Time
Battery Type
Battery Technology
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Hand Strap
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Other Features
Compatible Operating Systems

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Product Identifiers

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

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