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Samsung QF20 Camcorder

5.1MP 1/4 20x Sep 2013
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Optical Zoom Release Date
One industry award
Good size
Acceptable noise level
15 Reviews + 1 Award
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Reviews

One Industry Award

Websites Vido.com.ua recommend this medium total megapixels video camera and have given it their "Recommended" award.

Samsung Camcorders Have Good Reviews

Average reviews across all Samsung camcorders are good, however average reviews across just Samsung's medium total megapixels camcorders are unexceptional. 100% of those that bought a Samsung video camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Average Expert Reviews

Based on twelve expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, Expert Reviews, camcorderinfo.com and Lydogbilde.no the average expert rating of this Samsung camcorder is 65%.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Two people who bought the product concluded that it was compact. Mobilemag.com mentioned “I like the compact size, as well as the “switch grip” feature” in their Samsung QF20 review. Expertreviews.co.uk mentioned in their review of the Samsung QF20 on expert website Expert Reviews “The Samsung HMX-QF20 is a compact hand-held camcorder with a single 1/4in sensor” and gave it a score of 6 stars.

One owner who bought this camcorder thought it was heavy and bulky. Five years ago expert review site Bcchardware.com said “Recording video has changed dramatically over the past couple of years and consumers have moved from bulky camcorders to phones more often than naught”.

One owner who purchased it concluded that it was thin. Expert review site Booredatwork.com mentioned in their review of this camcorder “Many creative functions in a slim and portable body”. One customer mentioned in their reviews that this camcorder was lightweight. Expert website Booredatwork.com mentioned five years ago “It is a lightweight and easy-to-use grab-and-go c”.

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Audio

Acceptable Noise Level

One customer who reviewed the Samsung QF20 thought it was noisy. Expert website Reviewed.com wrote “Low light images were barely usable, with the camcorder showing lots of blur and noise even in mildly-dark shooting situations.” in their review of this camcorder and scored this camcorder 6 stars.


Features

Good Technical Features

One customer concluded that the product had good features. Expertreviews.co.uk said on expert review site Expert Reviews “Great online features.” in their Samsung QF20 review.


Support

Good Technical Guidance

One customer wrote in their reviews that the product had good technical guidance.


Design

Nice Design

One person concluded that it was well designed. Booredatwork.com mentioned in their review of this camcorder “The Samsung QF20 camcorder's stylish design houses 1080i Full HD recording, 20x optical zoom, wide-angle 29.6mm lens” and rated the Samsung QF20 5 stars.

Good Product Quality

Two people who reviewed this camcorder mentioned that it was good quality. Expert website Bcchardware.com said “The amazing thing about new smartphones is the quality of the video they can record”. Digitaltrends.com mentioned in their review of the Samsung QF20 “The $300 cam pairs decent image and video quality with” .

Easy to Use

One owner concluded that it was easy to use. Expert review site Digitaltrends.com scored it 7 stars and wrote “It's easy to use once you overcome any touchscreen phobias” in their Samsung QF20 review. One person who reviewed this camcorder considered that it was easy to use the menus. Expert website Digitaltrends.com said “Offers abundant manual settings and other in-camera features to explore.” in their Samsung QF20 review.


Video

Full HD

Full HD

The Samsung QF20 is Full HD. Most of the other camcorders of this spec and age also are Full HD.

We compared this video camera to all the other Full HD video cameras and we think because of it's better review score, the Canon Vixia HF S30, the Sony HDR-CX400E ($297.99), and the ION The Game ActION ($244.99) is also worth considering.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This video camera supports a video resolutions of 720 x 480|1280 x 720|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many camcorders of this age and spec.

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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 the most commonly found maximum video resolution on video cameras of a comparable age and type to it.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports HDMI

supports HDMI

The Samsung QF20 supports HDMI, as do most of the other camcorders of a similar age and spec to this video camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative video cameras which support HDMI currently available including because of it's better review score, the Vixia HF S30, or the EOS C500 both from Canon or the Sony HDR-CX330 ($425.98).

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Has a Composite Video Out

The Samsung QF20 has a composite video out, as do most of the other camcorders of this spec and age.

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Does Not Support PictBridge

Like most of the other camcorders of this age and spec, the Samsung QF20 does not support PictBridge.

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Focusing

Has an Auto Focus (AF) Lock

The Samsung QF20 has an auto Focus (AF) lock. Most of the other video cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this video camera also have an auto Focus (AF) lock.

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Flash

Has a Built-In Flash

The Samsung QF20 has a built-in flash, which is unusual. Most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that are a similar age to this video camera do not have a built-in flash.

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Display

Has a Touchscreen

The Samsung QF20 has a touchscreen, as do most of the other camcorders of this age and type.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Samsung QF20 has a fairly typical display diagonal (2.7 inches) compared to most of the other comparable spec camcorders that are a similar age to this video camera.

There are a number of other 2.7" screen size video cameras currently available which you might want to consider including the Samsung HMX-QF30WN, or the Sony HDR-PJ330 which has better reviews.

If this video camera display diagonal is too small for you then you might want to look at the Aiptek ProjectorCam C25 (3"), the JVC GZ-R15 (3"), or the Panasonic AG-AC8 ($1,175.00) (3") which also has a higher rating.

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Still Image

Only 1920 X 1080 Pixels Image Resolution

The Samsung QF20 has a maximum maximum image resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 87% less maximum image resolution than a 4608 x 3456 pixels camcorder, which is the most common maximum image resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum image resolution is actually the worst maximum image resolution amongst all video cameras of a similar age and spec to this camcorder.

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

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Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

This Samsung video camera has been on the market since April 2017.


Lens System

Average Optical Zoom

At 20 times zoom factor, the Samsung QF20 has a pretty standard optical zoom compared to most of the other video cameras of a similar age and type to this video camera.

Other 20x (optical) camcorders currently available that you might want to look at include the Samsung HMX-QF30WN which has better reviews.

If this video camera optical zoom is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the Panasonic AG-AC8 ($1,175.00) (21x), or the Sony HDR-CX330 ($425.98) (30x) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 40 times zoom factor, the Samsung QF20 has a relatively typical digital zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec camcorders that came out more than two years ago.

Other 40x (digital) camcorders currently available that you might want to look at include the Samsung HMX-QF30WN which has better reviews.

If you want a video camera with a bigger digital zoom then you might want to consider the GZ-R10 (100x), or the GZ-R15 (200x) both from JVC or the Panasonic AG-AC8 ($1,175.00) (50x) which is also higher rated.

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Image Sensor

1" Optical Sensor Size

This camcorder has a 1/4" optical sensor size, which is typical of many medium total megapixels camcorders that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers samsung hmxqf20bpxeu, qf20bn
Barcodes 00036725304383, 08806071887517

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