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Samsung HMX-QF30WN Camcorder

5.1MP 1/4 178.4g Mar 2013
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
Samsung video cameras have good reviews
Full HD
Has an image stabilizer

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Samsung Video Cameras Have Good Reviews

Whilst Samsung is one of the better rated camcorder manufacturers according to average reviews from experts and owners, Samsung has unexceptional reviews specifically within its medium total megapixels camcorders range. 100% of those that bought a Samsung camcorder would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Video

Full HD

Full HD

The Samsung HMX-QF30WN is Full HD, as are most of the other video cameras of a comparable spec and age to this video camera.

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HD-Ready

The HMX-QF30WN is HD-Ready. Most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that were released around the same time as this video camera also are HD-Ready.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camcorder supports a video resolutions of 1280 x 720|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many camcorders of this age and type.

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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 video cameras of a comparable type and age to it.

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Lens System

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Samsung HMX-QF30WN has an image stabilizer. Most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that came out more than two years ago also have an image stabilizer.

We compared this video camera to all the other video cameras with an image stabilizer and we think the JVC GZ-R15 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Quite Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of camcorders of this age and type range from 1.8mm to 40mm. The Samsung HMX-QF30WN has a quite long minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) (38.4 millimeters) compared to most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and spec to this camcorder.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 20 times zoom factor, the HMX-QF30WN has a fairly average optical zoom compared to most of the other camcorders that are a comparable age to this camcorder.

If you want a camcorder with a bigger optical zoom then you might also want to look at the HDR-PJ240 (27x), or the HDR-CX240 ($189.00) (27x) both from Sony or the Panasonic AG-AC8 ($1,175.00) (21x).

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Average Digital Zoom

The HMX-QF30WN has a fairly standard digital zoom (40 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other camcorders that were released around the same time as this video camera.

If this video camera digital zoom is too small for you then you might also want to look at the JVC GZ-R10 (100x), or the Samsung F90BN ($245.95) (130x) which also has a higher rating.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports HDMI

supports HDMI

The HMX-QF30WN supports HDMI. Most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and spec to this camcorder also support HDMI.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative camcorders which support HDMI currently available including because of it's better review score, the Sony HDR-CX400E ($297.99).

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

Most of the other video cameras of this age and type only have one USB 2.0 port, however the HMX-QF30WN has two USB 2.0 ports.

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Has a Composite Video Out

The HMX-QF30WN has a composite video out, as do most of the other video cameras of this spec and age.

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Does Not Support PictBridge

Like most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that are a comparable age to this camcorder, the Samsung HMX-QF30WN does not support PictBridge.

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Camera

Features Back Light Compensation

The HMX-QF30WN features back light compensation. Most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as this video camera also feature back light compensation.

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Design

Tripod Mountable

The HMX-QF30WN is tripod mountable. Most of the other video cameras that came out more than two years ago also are tripod mountable.

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Networking

Features Wi-Fi

The Samsung HMX-QF30WN features wi-Fi. Most of the other video cameras of this age and spec also feature wi-Fi.

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Display

Has a Touchscreen

The HMX-QF30WN has a touchscreen. Most of the other comparable spec video cameras that were released around the same time as this video camera also have a touchscreen.

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Very Low Display Resolution (numeric)

At only 230,000 pixels, the HMX-QF30WN has a fairly low display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that came out around the same time as this camcorder. The display resolutions (numeric) of medium total megapixels camcorders that have been around for a similar time to this video camera range from 91,000 pixels to 1,200,000 pixels.

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Average Display Diagonal

The HMX-QF30WN has a relatively average display diagonal (2.7 inches) compared to most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and type to this camcorder.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 2.7" screen size camcorders currently available including the Sony HDR-CX400E ($297.99), or the Samsung F90BN ($245.95) which has better reviews.

If this video camera display diagonal is not large enough for you then you might also want to look at the Sony HDR-PJ530 (3"), or the Aiptek ProjectorCam C25 (3") which also has a higher rating.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Samsung HMX-QF30WN has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other video cameras of this age and type.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Samsung HMX-QF30WN has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other video cameras of this age and type.

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Battery

Fairly Long Video Recording Time

At 1.67 hours, the Samsung HMX-QF30WN has a quite long video recording time compared to most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that have been around for more than two years. Camcorders of this age and spec have video recording times of between 0.016h and 2h, and the average video recording time is 1.3h.

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Very Short Battery Life (max)

The battery life (max) of video cameras of this age and spec range from 1.1h to 8,700h. With a battery life (max) of only 1.44 hours, the HMX-QF30WN has a fairly short battery life (max) compared to most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and type to this video camera.

If you would prefer a camcorder with a longer battery life (max) then you might want to look at the Sony HDR-AZ1 ($243.15) (2h) which also has a higher rating.

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Flash

Does Not Have a Built-In Light

The Samsung HMX-QF30WN does not have a built-in light. Most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that have been around for a comparable time to this camcorder also do not have a built-in light.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

Like most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that have been around for around the same time as this video camera, the HMX-QF30WN does not have a built-in flash.

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Image Sensor

Very Low Effective Megapixels (image)

The average effective megapixels (image) of camcorders of a comparable age and spec to this video camera is 7.6MP. The HMX-QF30WN has a quite low effective megapixels (image) (only 1.75 megapixels) compared to most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Low Effective Megapixels (movie)

At only 1.75 megapixels, the Samsung HMX-QF30WN has a quite low effective megapixels (movie) compared to most of the other video cameras of this age and type. The average effective megapixels (movie) of similar spec camcorders that were launched around the same time as this camcorder is 4.6MP, and the effective megapixels (movie) range from 0.49MP to 9.9MP.

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1" Optical Sensor Size

This video camera has a 1/4" optical sensor size, which is typical of many video cameras of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Other

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was April 2017 when Samsung released the HMX-QF30WN.


Weight & Dimensions

Average Weight

At 178.4 grams, the HMX-QF30WN has a pretty typical weight compared to most of the other camcorders of a similar age and spec to this video camera.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers samsung hmxqf30wpxeu, hmxqf30bpedc, hmxqf30wpedc, hmxqf30bn, hmxqf30wn
Barcodes 00887276007267, 00887276007892, 08806085281226, 08806085293113, 08806085438170

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