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Samsung HMX-QF20BN Camcorder

5.1MP 1/4" 180g CMOS Jun 2012
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Weight Sensor Type Release Date
Supports HDMI
Has an image stabilizer
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Samsung Video Cameras Only Have Unexceptional Reviews

We checked 106 expert and owner reviews (including 25 verified purchases) for Samsung camcorders and found that on average Samsung has unexceptional ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Samsung has unexceptional ratings specifically for its medium total megapixels video cameras. 100% of those that bought a Samsung camcorder would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


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Released Over Five Years Ago

It was June 2012 when this medium total megapixels camcorder was released.


Lens System

Has an Image Stabilizer

The HMX-QF20BN has an image stabilizer. Most of the other video cameras of this spec and age also have an image stabilizer.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 20 times zoom factor, the HMX-QF20BN has a fairly typical optical zoom compared to most of the other medium total megapixels video cameras that are a similar age to this video camera.

Camcorders with a bigger optical zoom that might be worth considering include the HDR-CX240 ($189) (27x), or the HDR-PJ240 (27x) both from Sony or the Panasonic AG-AC8 ($1,175) (21x).

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Average Digital Zoom

At 40 times zoom factor, the HMX-QF20BN has a relatively standard digital zoom compared to most of the other medium total megapixels video cameras that came out around the same time as this video camera.

Video cameras with a bigger digital zoom that might be worth looking at include the Panasonic AG-AC8 ($1,175) (50x).

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Very Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The shortest minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of video cameras of a similar type and age to this video camera is 1.8mm and the longest is 40mm. With a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 38.4 millimeters, the HMX-QF20BN's minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is one of the longest amongst similar spec video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports HDMI

supports HDMI

The HMX-QF20BN supports HDMI, as do most of the other medium total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this video camera.

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Supports PictBridge

The HMX-QF20BN supports PictBridge, which is unusual. Most of the other video cameras of a comparable spec and age to this camcorder do not support PictBridge.

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Has a DC-In Jack

The HMX-QF20BN has a DC-in jack. Most of the other video cameras of a similar type and age to this camcorder also have a DC-in jack.

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Has a Composite Video Out

The Samsung HMX-QF20BN has a composite video out. Most of the other video cameras of a similar age and type to this video camera also have a composite video out.

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Weight & Dimensions

Average Weight

At 180 grams, the Samsung HMX-QF20BN has a relatively typical weight compared to most of the other video cameras that are a similar age to this video camera.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Contour Design Contour+ (150.2g).

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Networking

Features Wi-Fi

The HMX-QF20BN features wi-Fi, as do most of the other camcorders of this spec and age.

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Display

Average Display Diagonal

At 2.7 inches, the HMX-QF20BN has a relatively standard display diagonal compared to most of the other camcorders of a comparable spec and age to this video camera.

If you would prefer a larger display diagonal then you might want to consider the Toshiba Camileo X150 (3"), or the Sony HXR-MC2500E (3").

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Has a Touchscreen

The HMX-QF20BN has a touchscreen, as do most of the other video cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Very Low Display Resolution (numeric)

The HMX-QF20BN has a quite low display resolution (numeric) (only 230,000 pixels) compared to most of the other camcorders of a similar age and type to this camcorder. The average display resolution (numeric) of camcorders of a comparable spec and age to this camcorder is 390,000 pixels.

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Flash

Does Not Have a Built-In Light

The HMX-QF20BN does not have a built-in light. Most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and spec to this video camera also do not have a built-in light.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The HMX-QF20BN does not have a built-in flash. Most of the other camcorders of this spec and age also do not have a built-in flash.

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Packaging Content

Has a Hand Strap

The HMX-QF20BN has a hand strap. Most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and type to this video camera also have a hand strap.

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Has a Batteries Included

The HMX-QF20BN has a batteries included. Most of the other medium total megapixels video cameras that were released around the same time as this video camera also have a batteries included.

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Has an AC Adapter Included

The HMX-QF20BN has an AC adapter included. Most of the other video cameras of this spec and age also have an AC adapter included.

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Still Image

Has a Continuous Shooting Mode

The HMX-QF20BN has a continuous shooting mode. Most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been available for more than two years also have a continuous shooting mode.

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Only 1920 X 1080 Pixels Image Resolution

The highest maximum image resolution of the Samsung HMX-QF20BN is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 87% less maximum image resolution than the most common maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum image resolution is in fact the worst maximum image resolution amongst all medium total megapixels video cameras that have been around for a similar time to this video camera.

The best maximum image resolution across comparable types of camcorder is 4608 x 3456 pixels.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The HMX-QF20BN has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other camcorders of this spec and age.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Samsung HMX-QF20BN has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other video cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Video

1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camcorder supports a video resolutions of 720 x 480|1280 x 720|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently supported video resolutions on medium total megapixels video cameras that have been around for a similar time to 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 that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Image Sensor

Very Low Effective Megapixels (movie)

The Samsung HMX-QF20BN has one of the lower effective megapixels (movie) (only 1.75 megapixels) amongst medium total megapixels video cameras of this age. The effective megapixels (movie) of video cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this camcorder range from 0.49MP to 10MP.

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1" Optical Sensor Size

This camcorder has a 1/4" optical sensor size, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size on medium total megapixels video cameras that came out around the same time as it.

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5.1 Megapixels Total Megapixels

This is a 5.1 megapixels sensor video camera.

If you want a video camera with a bigger total megapixels then you might want to consider the Midland XTC-200 ($85.99) (5.2MP), or the Polaroid POLC3 ($75.99) (6MP).

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Battery

Average Video Recording Time

At 1.3 hours, the HMX-QF20BN has a fairly average video recording time compared to most of the other video cameras of a similar type and age to this camcorder.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers samsung hmxqf20bpxeu, hmxqf20bpedc, hmxqf20bn
Barcodes 08806071842813, 08806071887517

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