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Samsung HMX-QF30
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Samsung HMX-QF30 Camcorder

5.1MP 1/4 178.4g Feb 2013
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
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20 Reasons For

Good Brand

We analysed average ratings for each camcorder brand and found that whilst Samsung has good average reviews across all camcorders, 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 the most commonly found HD type on medium total megapixels video cameras that came out around the same time as it.

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Full HD

Full HD

The Samsung HMX-QF30 is Full HD, unlike most of the other camcorders of a comparable spec and age to the HMX-QF30 which are not Full HD.

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Has an HDMI

has an HDMI

The Samsung HMX-QF30 has an HDMI, as do most of the other medium total megapixels video cameras that are a similar age to the HMX-QF30.

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1/4" Optical Sensor Size

The biggest optical sensor size of the HMX-QF30 is 1/4". That's 45% more optical sensor size than the most frequently found optical sensor size of 1/5.8". Across all camcorders that came out more than two years ago the optical sensor size ranges from 2/3" (worst) to 1/2" (best).

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Optical Image Stabilizer Type

This camcorder has an optical image stabilizer type, which is the most commonly found image stabilizer type on video cameras of this type and age. 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 HMX-QF30 supports an SDXC compatible memory cards which is better than most medium total megapixels video cameras that are a comparable age to it. Most video cameras that were released more than two years ago support an SDHC compatible memory cards. This video camera 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).

An SDXC compatible memory cards is in fact the best supported memory card type across all medium total megapixels video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

Across comparable types of video camera the worst supported memory card type is MicroSD (Transflash).

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

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Two USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

The Samsung HMX-QF30 has more USB 2.0 ports quantitys than most of the camcorders of a comparable type and age to the HMX-QF30. Most of the similar spec camcorders that were released around the same time as the HMX-QF30 only have one USB 2.0 ports quantity, however this camcorder has two USB 2.0 ports quantitys.

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Lithium Battery Technology

This camcorder has a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery technology, which is typical of many video cameras of this age and spec.

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Has a Built-In Display

The HMX-QF30 has a built-in display, as do most of the other medium total megapixels video cameras that are a similar age to the HMX-QF30.

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Not Available Viewfinder Type

This video camera has a Not available viewfinder type, which is typical of many video cameras of a similar age and type to it.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This camcorder has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many medium total megapixels video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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H.264 Video Formats Supported

This video camera has a H.264 video formats supported, which is the most frequently found video formats supported on video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Has Two Cables Includeds

The HMX-QF30 has a greater number of included cables than most camcorders of a comparable spec and age to it. This Samsung camcorder has a USB cables included, which is the most commonly found cables included found on comparable spec camcorders that came out more than two years ago. The cables included "AV" is also found on this Samsung video camera.

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JPG Image Formats Supported

This camcorder has a JPG image formats supported, which is typical of many similar spec camcorders that are a comparable age 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 typical of many medium total megapixels video cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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LCD Display

This video camera has an LCD display, which is typical of many camcorders of a similar type and age to it.

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Quite Long Video Recording Time

The average video recording time of comparable spec camcorders that have been available for a similar time to the HMX-QF30 is 10h. With a video recording time of 1.67 hours, the HMX-QF30 has a fairly long video recording time compared to most of the other comparable spec video cameras that are a similar age to the HMX-QF30.

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Has Six White Balances

The HMX-QF30 has a greater number of white balance modes than most video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. This Samsung camcorder has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on medium total megapixels video cameras that were launched around the same time as the HMX-QF30. The white balances "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Fluorescent" and "Tungsten" are also found on this video camera.

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Supports One Audio Formats Supported

The number of audio formats supported by the HMX-QF30 is more than most camcorders of this spec and age. 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 camcorder.

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12 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

Most of the other video cameras of this age and type have an image stabilizer, however the Samsung HMX-QF30 does not have an image stabilizer.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The HMX-QF30 does not have an interchangeable lens. Most of the other medium total megapixels video cameras that were released around the same time as the HMX-QF30 also do not have an interchangeable lens.

We compared all the other video cameras which also have an interchangeable lens to this camcorder and we think the Panasonic HS900[plb_1047313_price], or the Canon EOS C300[plb_1585371_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Very Short Battery Life (max)

The shortest battery life (max) of camcorders of this age and type is 1.1h and the longest is 8,700h. The HMX-QF30 has one of the shorter battery life (max)s (only 1.44 hours) amongst medium total megapixels video cameras of this age.

Camcorders with a longer battery life (max) that might be worth considering include the Samsung F90BN[plb_1538898_price] (1.67h) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

Medium total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the HMX-QF30 have display diagonals of between 1.5" and 4", and the average display diagonal is 2.8". The HMX-QF30 has one of the smaller display diagonals (only 2.7 inches) amongst video cameras of this age.

We compared all the other 2.7" screen size video cameras to this camcorder and we think the Samsung F90BN[plb_1538898_price], and the Canon Vixia HF M32[plb_89683_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a larger display diagonal then you might also want to look at the Sony HDR-PJ530[plb_2109584_price] (3"), or the Aiptek ProjectorCam C25[plb_2167191_price] (3") which also has a higher rating.

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Very Low Effective Megapixels (image)

The average effective megapixels (image) of camcorders that have been available for more than two years is 7MP. The Samsung HMX-QF30 has a fairly low effective megapixels (image) (only 1.75 megapixels) compared to most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and type to the HMX-QF30.

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Very Low Effective Megapixels (movie)

The lowest effective megapixels (movie) of comparable spec video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the HMX-QF30 is 0.92MP and the highest is 9.9MP. The HMX-QF30 has one of the lower effective megapixels (movie)s (only 1.75 megapixels) amongst medium total megapixels video cameras of this age.

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Not 3D

The HMX-QF30 is not 3D. Most of the other camcorders of this spec and age are also not 3D.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The HMX-QF30 does not have a night mode. Most of the other medium total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years also do not have a night mode.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Like most of the other medium total megapixels video cameras that are a similar age to the HMX-QF30, the Samsung HMX-QF30 does not have a built-in projector.

We compared all the other camcorders which also have a built-in projector to this camcorder and we think the Sony HDR-PJ530[plb_2109584_price], or the Aiptek ProjectorCam C25[plb_2167191_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

The HMX-QF30 is not waterproof. Most of the other camcorders of this spec and age are also not waterproof.

Camcorders which are waterproof that might be worth considering include the JVC GZ-R15[plb_2450097_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Very Low Display Resolution (numeric)

The lowest display resolution (numeric) of medium total megapixels video cameras that are a comparable age to the HMX-QF30 is 91,000 pixels and the highest is 1,200,000 pixels. At only 230,000 pixels, the HMX-QF30 has a fairly low display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and type to the HMX-QF30.

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Fairly Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The shortest minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of video cameras that have been available for around the same time as the HMX-QF30 is 1.8mm and the longest is 44mm. With a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 38.4 millimeters, the HMX-QF30 has one of the longer minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s amongst camcorders of this age.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Samsung HMX-QF30

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when Samsung released the HMX-QF30.

Average Optical Zoom

At 20 times zoom factor, the HMX-QF30 has a pretty typical optical zoom compared to most of the other medium total megapixels video cameras that came out more than two years ago.

If this camcorder optical zoom is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Sony HDR-PJ240[plb_2109550_price] (27x).

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Average Digital Zoom

The HMX-QF30 has a relatively average digital zoom (40 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other camcorders of a similar spec and age to the HMX-QF30.

If you are looking for a camcorder with a bigger digital zoom then you might also want to look at the GZ-R10[pl_2633778_price] (100x), or the GZ-R15[pl_2450097_price] (200x) both from JVC or the Samsung F90BN[plb_1538898_price] (130x) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Weight

The HMX-QF30 has a fairly typical weight (178.4 grams) compared to most of the other camcorders of this type and age.

If you would consider a camcorder with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Toshiba Camileo P25[plb_1479221_price] (151g).

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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
Interchangeable Lens
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
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
Back Light Compensation
Minimum Illumination
Design
Tripod Mountable
LED Indicators
Colour of Product
Video
Full HD
HD Type
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Maximum Video Resolution
HD-Ready
Still Image
Image Formats Supported
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Audio Formats Supported
Built-In Speaker(s)
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
Composite Video Out
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
S-Video Out
PictBridge
Networking
Wi-Fi
Battery
Battery Life (max)
Video Recording Time
Battery Type
Battery Technology
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Quick Start Guide
Cables Included
Warranty Card
Other Features

Expert Reviews

8 June 2014

Có m?c giá kho?ng 250£, Samsung HMX-QF30 ng?c nhiên v?i tính n?ng Wi-Fi, ?n ??nh hình ?nh quang h?c và c?m bi?n 1/4 inch. Vì v?y, m?c dù các thi?t l?p cho nh?ng ng??i ?am mê không khá...

Affordable Full HD videocapture solution
WiFi connectivity with Ustream
Compact, easy to hold and operate
Good image quality for the price
Optical image stabilisation
Average video quality
Unresponsive touchscreen
WiFi, smartphone app quirks
Limited manual settings
No zoom rocker

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hmxqf30, hmxqf30w, hmxqf30wn, hmxqf30wp, hmxqf30wpedc, samsung hmxqf30, samsung hmxqf30w, samsung hmxqf30wp, samsung hmxqf30wpx, samsung hmxqf30wpxe, samsung hmxqf30wpxeu
Barcodes 00887276007267, 00887276007892, 08806085281226, 08806085293113, 08806085438170

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