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Samsung QF20
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Samsung QF20 Camcorder

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5.1MP 1/4 20x Sep 2013
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20 Reasons For

One Industry Award

This medium sensor size camcorder received a "Recommended" from Vido.com.ua who concluded that this video camera was good.

Good Size

Some Samsung QF20 owners who bought it concluded that it was compact. Expertreviews.co.uk mentioned on Expert Reviews “The Samsung HMX-QF20 is a compact hand-held camcorder with a single 1/4in sensor” although they scored the Samsung QF20 60 out of 100. Expert website Mobilemag.com wrote in their review of this camcorder “I like the compact size, as well as the “switch grip” feature” .

One Samsung QF20 reviewer who bought this camcorder reckoned that it was thin. Four years ago expert review site Booredatwork.com mentioned “Many creative functions in a slim and portable body”. One person who reviewed the Samsung QF20 wrote that it was lightweight. Four years ago expert review site Booredatwork.com mentioned “It is a lightweight and easy-to-use grab-and-go c”.

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Good Product Quality

Several Samsung QF20 owners who reviewed this camcorder said that it was good quality. Expert review site Digitaltrends.com said four years ago “The $300 cam pairs decent image and video quality with” in their review although they scored the product 3 stars. Expert review site Bcchardware.com said in their review of this camcorder “The amazing thing about new smartphones is the quality of the video they can record” .

Easy to Use

One customer concluded that it was easy to use. Expert website Digitaltrends.com said four years ago “It's easy to use once you overcome any touchscreen phobias” in their review of this camcorder. One customer who reviewed the product concluded that it was easy to use the menus. Four years ago expert website Digitaltrends.com said “Offers abundant manual settings and other in-camera features to explore.”.

Good Support

One Samsung QF20 owner said in their reviews that the Samsung QF20 had good technical guidance.

Good Technical Features

One customer reckoned that it had good features. Expertreviews.co.uk mentioned in their Samsung QF20 review on expert website Expert Reviews “Great online features.”.

Nice Design

One customer concluded that it was good looking. Four years ago expert website Booredatwork.com said “The Samsung QF20 camcorder's stylish design houses 1080i Full HD recording, 20x optical zoom, wide-angle 29.6mm lens”.

Good Brand

We analysed average ratings for each camcorder brand and found that whilst Samsung has good average ratings across all video cameras, Samsung has unexceptional ratings specifically within its medium sensor size video cameras range.

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Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this camcorder is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on comparable spec video cameras that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Full HD

Full HD

The Samsung QF20 is Full HD. Most of the other medium sensor size video cameras that came out around the same time as the QF20 also are Full HD.

We compared all the other Full HD camcorders to this camcorder and we think the Canon Vixia HF S30, the Panasonic HDC-Z10000E, and the Philips CAM101 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

The Samsung QF20 has an HDMI port, as do most of the other medium sensor size video cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the QF20.

There are a number of other video cameras with an HDMI port currently available that you might also want to consider including the Canon Vixia HF S30, the Rollei Movieline Live 100, or the Toshiba Camileo BW10 which has better reviews.

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1/4" Optical Sensor Size

The Samsung QF20 has a maximum optical sensor size of 1/4". That's 45% more optical sensor size than the most common optical sensor size of 1/5.8". The best optical sensor size of all medium sensor size video cameras that have been around for more than two years is 1/3" and the worst is 1/5.8".

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Has One Exposure Mode

The Samsung QF20 has a greater number of exposure modes than most video cameras that were released more than two years ago. The most commonly found exposure mode is Auto, but this exposure mode is not found on this video camera. The exposure modes Manual are also found on this Samsung video camera.

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SDXC Memory Card

SDXC memory card

The Samsung QF20 supports a better memory card type than most medium sensor size video cameras that are a similar age to it. This Samsung video camera supports an SDXC memory card, whereas most medium sensor size video cameras that have been around for around the same time as it support an SD memory card. This Samsung camcorder also 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).

This video camera's memory card type (SDXC) is in fact the best supported memory card type amongst all camcorders of a comparable age and spec to the QF20.

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

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

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Has a Built-In Display

Like most of the other medium sensor size video cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the QF20, the Samsung QF20 has a built-in display.

Other video cameras with a built-in display currently available that you might want to look at include the Toshiba Camileo S40, the Zoom Q2HD, or the Olympus LS-20M which has better reviews.

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1080p Video Mode

This camcorder has a 1080p video mode, which is the most commonly found video mode on video cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Has Six White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the Samsung QF20 is more than most camcorders of a comparable age and spec 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 a similar age and type to the QF20. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "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 720 x 480|1280 x 720|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly supported video resolution on comparable spec camcorders that are a similar age 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 video cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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JPG Image Format

This video camera has a JPG image format, which is typical of many camcorders of this age and type.

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9 Reasons Against

Expert Reviews Are Average

Based on twelve expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, Expert Reviews, Digitaltrends.com and camcorderinfo.com the average expert rating of this Samsung video camera is 65 out of 100.

Unacceptable Noise Level

One Samsung QF20 reviewer thought this camcorder was not noisy. Four years ago Reviewed.com said “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 the Samsung QF20 but despite that they still gave it a rating of 3 stars.

Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

The Samsung QF20 does not have an image stabiliser, unlike most of the other medium sensor size video cameras that are a comparable age to the QF20 which have an image stabiliser.

We think you might also be interested in other video cameras which also have an image stabiliser including the Canon Vixia HF S30, or the Sony HDR-GW66 which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The Samsung QF20 does not have an interchangeable lens. Most of the other medium sensor size video cameras that have been available for a similar time to the QF20 also do not have an interchangeable lens.

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

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other camcorders of a similar spec and age to the QF20, the Samsung QF20 is not 3D compatible.

Camcorders which are 3D compatible that might also be worth looking at include the HDC-SD90, the HDC-Z10000E, or the HDC-Z10000 (£1,797.41) all from Panasonic 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 Samsung QF20 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 8% more maximum image resolution than the most frequently found maximum image resolution of 1600 x 1200 pixels. Across all video cameras that are a similar age to the QF20 the maximum image resolution ranges from 640 x 480 pixels (worst) to 6592 x 3712 pixels (best).

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Like most of the other medium sensor size video cameras that have been around for a similar time to the QF20, the Samsung QF20 does not have a night mode.

Other camcorders which also have a night mode that you might want to consider include the Panasonic HDC-SD90, or the Sony HDR-PJ330 (£312.11) which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Most medium sensor size video cameras that have been available for around the same time as the QF20 do not have a built-in projector. The Samsung QF20 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in projector.

Other video cameras which also have a built-in projector that you might also want to consider include the Aiptek ProjectorCam C25 (£197.17), or the Sony HDR-PJ240 (£275.28) which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other camcorders of a comparable type and age to the QF20, the Samsung QF20 is not waterproof.

If you want a video camera that is waterproof then you might also want to look at the Panasonic HX-A100 (£94.99), or the GE DV1.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Samsung QF20

Released Over Three Years Ago

Samsung released the QF20 over three years ago.

Average Optical Zoom

At 20 times zoom factor, the Samsung QF20 has a fairly typical optical zoom compared to most of the other medium sensor size video cameras that have been available for around the same time as the QF20.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 20x (optical) video cameras currently available including the Samsung HMX-QF30 which has better reviews.

If you want a video camera with a bigger optical zoom then you might also want to look at the HDR-CX240 (£129.99) (27x), or the HDR-CX330 (£249.00) (30x) both from Sony which also has a higher rating.

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Average Screen Size

The Samsung QF20 has a fairly average screen size (2.7 inches) compared to most of the other medium sensor size video cameras that were released around the same time as the QF20.

There are a number of alternative 2.7" screen size camcorders currently available that you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Sony HDR-CX440, or the Canon Vixia HF M32.

If you want a larger screen size then you might want to consider the Aiptek ProjectorCam C25 (£197.17) (3"), the Toshiba Camileo P20 (3"), or the Sony HXR-MC2500E (£1,089.49) (3") 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 fairly standard digital zoom compared to most of the other camcorders of a similar age and spec to the QF20.

Other 40x (digital) camcorders currently available that you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Samsung HMX-QF30.

If you would prefer a camcorder with a bigger digital zoom then you might want to consider the HDR-CX240 (£129.99) (320x), or the HDR-CX330 (£249.00) (350x) both from Sony which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Sensor Size
Optical Sensor Size
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Storage
Memory Card Slot
Storage
Memory Card
Storage Media Type
Focusing
Focus Adjustment
Auto Focus Lock
Light Exposure
Exposure Mode
White Balance
White Balance Mode
Flash
Built-In Flash
Shutter
Shutter Speed
Display
Screen Size
Built-In Display
Touch Sensitive Screen
Camera
Camcorder Type
Minimum Illumination
Design
Colour
Video
Full HD
HD Type
Video Mode
Video Format
Video Resolution
Maximum Video Resolution
Still Image
Image Format
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Audio Format
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Port
Composite Video Out Port
USB 2.0 Port
S-Video Out Port
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1 Award

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Expert Reviews

(15)
14 December 2012

Poor low light performance and the terrible touchscreen interface really drag the QF20 down. As expected, the Samsung HMX-QF20's video performance is not the camcorder's strong suit. Low light...

14 December 2012

As expected, the Samsung HMX-QF20's video performance is not the camcorder's strong suit. Low light images were barely usable, with the camcorder showing lots of blur and noise even in mildly-dark...

14 November 2012

For good-enough video for Web sharing and a 20x zoom lens, the Samsung HMX-QF20 gets the job done...

13 November 2012

For good-enough video for Web sharing and a 20x zoom lens, the Samsung HMX-QF20 gets the job done...

16 October 2012

The Samsung QF20 camcorder's stylish design houses 1080i Full HD recording, 20x optical zoom, wide-angle 29.6mm lens, and many creative functions in a slim and portable body. Ideal for busy young... Read more…

30 July 2012

Great online features, but this camcorder's image quality and touchscreen could be better...

19 July 2012

For casual video capture, the Samsung HMX-QF20 is an admirable camera that won't break the bank. It's easy to use once you overcome any touchscreen phobias, and offers abundant manual settings and...

27 June 2012

The Samsung HMX-QF20 camcorder was a bit of a surprise. First of all, the camcorder is very small and the Switch Grip II idea is nice - although it doesn't always work and the video ends up upside...

28 May 2012

The Samsung HMX-QF20, despite its shortcomings, is quite the nice little camcorder. I like the compact size, as well as the ?switch grip? feature. You can even shoot vertical HD videos, if you...

20 March 2013

Videokameraet kan sagtens opfattes som forældet, fordi langt de fleste digitale fotoapparater og smartphones har indbygget en filmoptagelsesfunktion, men det håndholdte videokamera har fortsat... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers samsung hmxqf20, samsung hmxqf20b, samsung hmxqf20bp, samsung hmxqf20bpx, samsung hmxqf20bpxe, samsung hmxqf20bpxeu
Barcodes 00036725304383, 08806071887517

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