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Samsung HMX-QF20
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Samsung HMX-QF20 Camcorder

5.1MP 1/4 180g CMOS Feb 2012
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Weight Sensor Type Release Date
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21 Reasons For

Samsung Has Good Reviews for Its Camcorders

Whilst Samsung is one of the better rated camcorder manufacturers according to average reviews from experts and users, Samsung has unexceptional reviews specifically within its medium total megapixels video cameras range.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this video camera is Full HD, which is typical of many similar spec camcorders that were released around the same time as it.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The HMX-QF20 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other camcorders of this age and spec.

There are a number of other camcorders with an image stabilizer currently available that you might also want to look at including the Canon Vixia HF S30, the Olympus LS-20M, or the Toshiba Camileo BW10 which has better reviews.

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Has an HDMI

has an HDMI

Like most of the other camcorders of a similar age and type to the HMX-QF20, the HMX-QF20 has an HDMI.

There are a number of alternative camcorders with an HDMI currently available that you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Canon Vixia HF S30, the Sony HDR-CX240, or the Samsung F90BN.

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1/4" Optical Sensor Size

The Samsung HMX-QF20 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 video cameras that have been around for a similar time to the HMX-QF20 ranges from 2/3" (worst) to 1/2" (best).

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Optical Image Stabilizer Type

This video camera has an optical image stabilizer type, which is typical of many medium total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. Optical image stabilisation is hardware based. Digital cameras with optical IS typically have a built-in gyro sensor and microprocessor that detects camera shake as it occurs. The stabiliser compensates for any camera movement.

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SDXC Compatible Memory Cards

SDXC compatible memory cards

The Samsung HMX-QF20 supports an SDXC compatible memory cards which is better than the SDHC compatible memory cards supported by most medium total megapixels video cameras that were released around the same time as it. This Samsung camcorder also supports an SD compatible memory cards. SDXC cards are SD cards but with a much higher capacity and faster processing speeds. They have a maximum capacity of 2TB (Terabytes).

This camcorder's memory card type (SDXC) is in fact the best supported memory card type across all medium total megapixels video cameras that have been available for around the same time as the HMX-QF20.

A MicroSD (Transflash) compatible memory cards is the worst supported memory card type across similar types of camcorder.

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

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Lithium Battery Technology

This camcorder has a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery technology, which is the most commonly found battery technology on medium total megapixels video cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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Has Four Photo Effectss

The number of photo effects found on the HMX-QF20 is more than most medium total megapixels video cameras that were launched around the same time as it. This video camera has a Black&White photo effects, which is the most frequently found photo effects found on video cameras of a comparable age and spec to the HMX-QF20. The photo effectss "Art", "Negative film" and "Sepia" are also found on this camcorder.

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Has Two Light Exposure Modess

The number of exposure modes found on the Samsung HMX-QF20 is more than most camcorders that were launched around the same time as it. This video camera has an Auto light exposure modes, which is the most frequently found light exposure modes found on video cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the HMX-QF20. The light exposure modes "Manual" is also found on this Samsung video camera.

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Has a Built-In Display

The HMX-QF20 has a built-in display. Most of the other camcorders of a comparable spec and age to the HMX-QF20 also have a built-in display.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative video cameras with a built-in display currently available including the HDR-PJ50E, or the HDR-PJ330 both from Sony which has better reviews.

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Not Available Viewfinder Type

This camcorder has a Not available viewfinder type, which is typical of many medium total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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1080p Supported Video Modes

This video camera has a 1080p supported video modes, which is typical of many camcorders of a similar age and spec to it.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

This camcorder supports a video resolutions of 1280 x 720|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly supported video resolutions on camcorders of this age and spec.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This video camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many medium total megapixels video cameras that were released around the same time as it.

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H.264 Video Formats Supported

This video camera has a H.264 video formats supported, which is typical of many video cameras that were launched around the same time as it.

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JPG Image Formats Supported

This camcorder has a JPG image formats supported, which is typical of many video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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LCD Display

This camcorder has an LCD display, which is typical of many camcorders of a comparable age and spec to it.

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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 frequently found maximum video resolution on video cameras of a similar age and spec to it.

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Has Five White Balances

The Samsung HMX-QF20 has a greater number of white balance modes than most video cameras that have been available for more than two years. This video camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on camcorders of this spec and age. The white balances "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Fluorescent" and "Tungsten" are also found on this Samsung video camera.

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Supports One Audio Formats Supported

The number of audio formats supported by the Samsung HMX-QF20 is more than most camcorders that were launched more than two years ago. The most frequently supported audio formats supported is AAC++, but this audio formats supported is not supported by this video camera. The audio formats supporteds AAC are also supported by this Samsung camcorder.

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12 Reasons Against

Expert Reviews Are Poor

This camcorder received a score of 60% from camcorder expert review site agdlab.pl. That puts this medium total megapixels video camera in the bottom 12% of all the camcorders of this spec and age.

Not Full HD

The HMX-QF20 is not Full HD, although it is worth noting that most of the other similar spec camcorders that have been around for around the same time as the HMX-QF20 are also not Full HD.

If you would prefer a video camera that is Full HD then you might want to consider the Camileo X150, or the Camileo P20 both from Toshiba or the Canon Vixia HF S30 which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The HMX-QF20 does not have an interchangeable lens. Most of the other camcorders of this age and type also do not have an interchangeable lens.

We compared all the other camcorders which also have an interchangeable lens to this camcorder and we think the HS900, or the HDC-SD90 both from Panasonic or the Canon EOS C300 is also worth considering.

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Very Low Effective Megapixels (movie)

With an effective megapixels (movie) of only 1.75 megapixels, the Samsung HMX-QF20 has a quite low effective megapixels (movie) compared to most of the other medium total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The lowest effective megapixels (movie) of comparable spec camcorders that are a similar age to the HMX-QF20 is 0.92MP and the highest is 9.9MP.

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Not 3D

The HMX-QF20 is not 3D. Most of the other camcorders of a similar spec and age to the HMX-QF20 are also not 3D.

If you would prefer a video camera that is 3D then you might want to look at the HDC-SD90, or the HDC-Z10000 both from Panasonic or the Aiptek 3D i2 which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Like most of the other camcorders that have been around for around the same time as the HMX-QF20, the Samsung HMX-QF20 does not have a night mode.

We compared this camcorder to all the other camcorders with a night mode and we think the Aiptek 3D i2, or the Sony HDR-PJ330 which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Most medium total megapixels video cameras that are a similar age to the HMX-QF20 do not have a built-in projector. The HMX-QF20 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in projector.

We compared this camcorder to all the other camcorders with a built-in projector and we think the PJ200E, the HDR-PJ330, or the HDR-PJ530 all from Sony which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

The Samsung HMX-QF20 is not waterproof. Most of the other medium total megapixels video cameras that have been available for more than two years are also not waterproof.

If you want a camcorder that is waterproof then you might want to look at the GE DV1, the JVC GZ-R15, or the Panasonic HX-A100 (£218.57) which also has a higher rating.

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Very Short Video Recording Time

Comparable spec video cameras that are a similar age to the HMX-QF20 have video recording times of between 0.016h and 94h, and the average video recording time is 10h. At only 1.3 hours, the HMX-QF20 has a fairly short video recording time compared to most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and spec to the HMX-QF20.

If this video camera video recording time is too short for you then you might want to consider the HMX-U20 (1.5h), or the F90BN (1.6h) both from Samsung or the GE DV1 (1.5h) which is also higher rated.

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Very Low Display Resolution (numeric)

The average display resolution (numeric) of medium total megapixels video cameras that have been around for more than two years is 410,000 pixels, and the display resolution (numeric)s range from 91,000 pixels to 1,200,000 pixels. With a display resolution (numeric) of only 230,000 pixels, the Samsung HMX-QF20 has one of the lower display resolution (numeric)s amongst comparable spec video cameras of this age.

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Only Has One Cables Included

The Samsung HMX-QF20 has a greater number of included cables than most camcorders of this age and type. This Samsung camcorder has a USB cables included, which is the most commonly found cables included found on video cameras of a comparable age and spec to the HMX-QF20.

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Quite Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

At 38.4 millimeters, the Samsung HMX-QF20 has a quite long minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other medium total megapixels video cameras that came out around the same time as the HMX-QF20. The minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s of comparable spec camcorders that have been around for around the same time as the HMX-QF20 range from 1.8mm to 44mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 30mm.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Samsung HMX-QF20

Released Over Five Years Ago

It was over five years ago when this camcorder was released.

Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 20 times zoom factor, the Samsung HMX-QF20 has a pretty average optical zoom compared to most of the other camcorders that were released around the same time as the HMX-QF20.

If this video camera optical zoom is too small for you then you might also want to consider the HDR-CX290E (27x), the HDR-PJ240 (27x), or the HDR-CX240 (27x) all from Sony which also has a higher rating.

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Average Display Diagonal

The HMX-QF20 has a fairly standard display diagonal (2.7 inches) compared to most of the other video cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 2.7" screen size camcorders currently available including the Canon Vixia HF M32, or the Sony PJ200E which has better reviews.

If you are looking for a video camera with a larger display diagonal then you might also want to consider the Camileo S40 (3"), or the Camileo X150 (3") both from Toshiba or the Sony HXR-MC2500E (£1,190.00) (3") which also has a higher rating.

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Average Digital Zoom

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

If this medium total megapixels video camera digital zoom is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the GZ-R10 (100x), or the GZ-R15 (200x) both from JVC or the Samsung F90BN (130x) which is also higher rated.

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Average Weight

The HMX-QF20 has a pretty average weight (180 grams) compared to most of the other video cameras that are a comparable age to the HMX-QF20.

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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
Image Stabilizer Type
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Aperture Number
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Maximum Aperture Number
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
Light Exposure Modes
White Balance
White Balance
Flash
Built-In Flash
Built-In Light
Display
Display Diagonal
Built-In Display
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Display
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D
Photo Effects
Minimum Illumination
Supported Aspect Ratios
Design
Colour of Product
Video
HD Type
Supported Video Modes
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Maximum Video Resolution
Maximum Frame Rate
Analog Signal Format System
Still Image
Image Formats Supported
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Continuous Shooting Mode
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
Firewire (IEEE 1394) Ports
Networking
Wi-Fi
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

Expert Reviews

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10 June 2013

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The Samsung HMXQ 20 is a small, lightweight, shootandshare camcorder with a 20x optical zoom and builtin WiFi for backups and direct uploads to YouTube
Facebook, and Picasa
The Samsung HMX-Q 20 is a small, lightweight, shoot-and-share camcorder with a 20x optical zoom and built-in Wi-Fi for backups and direct uploads to YouTube
Wireless sharing and backup
Lots of builtin features and adjustments
The Q 20's video isn't really HDquality and it's only good for viewing at small sizes
HD recordings cannot be uploaded wirelessly and WiFi back up is Windows only
The Q 20's video isn't really HD-quality and it's only good for viewing at small sizes
HD recordings cannot be uploaded wirelessly and Wi-Fi back up is Windows only
Still image quality is poor

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hmxqf20, hmxqf20b, hmxqf20bn, hmxqf20bp, hmxqf20bpedc, hmxqf20bpxeu, samsung hmxqf20, samsung hmxqf20b, samsung hmxqf20bp, samsung hmxqf20bpx, samsung hmxqf20bpxe, samsung hmxqf20bpxeu
Barcodes 08806071842813, 08806071887517

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