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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 camcorders have good reviews
Has an image stabilizer
Full HD

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Released Over Four Years Ago

This Samsung video camera has been on the market since March 2013.


Reviews

Samsung Camcorders Have Good Reviews

We checked 130 user and expert reviews for Samsung video cameras and found that on average Samsung has good ratings compared to other brands. However we also found that Samsung has unexceptional ratings 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.


Lens System

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Samsung HMX-QF30WN has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that have been on the market for a similar time to this video camera.

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Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 20 times zoom factor, the HMX-QF30WN has a fairly average optical zoom compared to most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that have been available for more than two years.

If you want a bigger optical zoom then you might want to consider the HDR-PJ240 (£209.99) (27x), or the HDR-CX240 (£120) (27x) both from Sony or the Panasonic AG-AC8 (£995) (21x).

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Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 40 times zoom factor, the Samsung HMX-QF30WN has a pretty average digital zoom compared to most of the other similar spec video cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

If you would prefer a bigger digital zoom then you might want to look at the JVC GZ-R10 (£157) (100x and higher rated), or the Samsung F90BN (130x and higher rated).

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Fairly Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Video cameras of this spec and age have minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of between 1.8mm and 40mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 26mm. The Samsung HMX-QF30WN has one of the longer minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) (38.4 millimeters) amongst medium total megapixels camcorders of this age.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports HDMI

supports HDMI

The HMX-QF30WN supports HDMI. Most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that came out more than two years ago also support HDMI.

We compared this camcorder to all the other camcorders which support HDMI and we think because of its better review score, the Sony HDR-CX330 is also worth considering.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

The HMX-QF30WN is a two USB 2.0 port video camera.

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Has a Composite Video Out

The HMX-QF30WN has a composite video out. Most of the other similar spec video cameras that came out more than two years ago also have a composite video out.

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Does Not Support PictBridge

The HMX-QF30WN does not support PictBridge. Most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that were released around the same time as this camcorder also do not support PictBridge.

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Battery

Very Short Battery Life (max)

The battery life (max) of similar spec video cameras that have been available for around the same time as this video camera range from 1.1h to 8,700h, and the average battery life (max) is 310h. At only 1.44 hours, the Samsung HMX-QF30WN has a fairly short battery life (max) compared to most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and spec to this video camera.

If this video camera battery life (max) is too short for you then you might want to look at the Samsung F90BN (1.67h and higher rated), or the Sony HDR-AZ1 (£259.99) (2h and higher rated).

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Fairly Long Video Recording Time

The shortest video recording time of medium total megapixels camcorders that are a comparable age to this video camera is 0.016h and the longest is 2h. The Samsung HMX-QF30WN has one of the longer video recording times (1.67 hours) amongst medium total megapixels camcorders of this age.

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Video

Full HD

Full HD

The HMX-QF30WN is Full HD. Most of the other video cameras of this age and type also are Full HD.

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HD-Ready

The Samsung HMX-QF30WN is HD-Ready, as are most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been available for around the same time as this video camera.

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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 the most frequently supported video resolutions on video cameras of this age and spec.

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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 typical of many video cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Weight & Dimensions

Average Weight

At 178.4 grams, the HMX-QF30WN has a relatively standard weight compared to most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that have been available for more than two years.

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Camera

Features Back Light Compensation

The Samsung HMX-QF30WN features back light compensation, as do most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that came out more than two years ago.

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Design

Tripod Mountable

The Samsung HMX-QF30WN is tripod mountable. Most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that are a comparable age to this video camera also are tripod mountable.

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Networking

Features Wi-Fi

The Samsung HMX-QF30WN features wi-Fi, as do most of the other camcorders of this spec and age.

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Display

Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 2.7 inches, the HMX-QF30WN has a fairly typical display diagonal compared to most of the other video cameras that have been available for more than two years.

There are a number of alternative 2.7" screen size video cameras currently available that you might want to look at including the Sony HDR-CX400E, or the Samsung F90BN which both of have better reviews.

If this video camera display diagonal is too small for you then you might want to consider the Sony HDR-PJ530 (£429) (3" and higher rated), or the Aiptek ProjectorCam C25 (£200.73) (3" and higher rated).

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Has a Touchscreen

The HMX-QF30WN has a touchscreen. Most of the other video cameras of this type and age also have a touchscreen.

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Very Low Display Resolution (numeric)

Across all the video cameras of a similar type and age to this video camera the display resolutions (numeric) range from 91,000 pixels to 1,200,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 390,000 pixels. The HMX-QF30WN has a fairly low display resolution (numeric) (only 230,000 pixels) compared to most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as this video camera.

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Flash

Does Not Have a Built-In Light

The HMX-QF30WN does not have a built-in light. Most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years also do not have a built-in light.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The Samsung HMX-QF30WN does not have a built-in flash, although keep in mind that most of the other camcorders of this type and age also do not have a built-in flash.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

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

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The HMX-QF30WN has a built-in microphone. Most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that were launched around the same time as this camcorder also have a built-in microphone.

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Image Sensor

Very Low Effective Megapixels (image)

The HMX-QF30WN has one of the lower effective megapixels (image) (only 1.75 megapixels) amongst medium total megapixels camcorders of this age. The average effective megapixels (image) of similar spec video cameras that came out around the same time as this camcorder is 7.7MP.

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Very Low Effective Megapixels (movie)

The lowest effective megapixels (movie) of medium total megapixels camcorders that have been available for around the same time as this camcorder is 0.49MP and the highest is 10MP. With an effective megapixels (movie) of only 1.75 megapixels, the HMX-QF30WN has a fairly low effective megapixels (movie) compared to most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that were released more than two years ago.

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1" Optical Sensor Size

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

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5.1 Megapixels Total Megapixels

This is a 5.1 megapixels sensor video camera.

If you are looking for a bigger total megapixels then you might want to consider the Polaroid POLC3 (£64) (6MP) which is also higher rated.

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Product Identifiers

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

Samsung HMX-QF30WN Review Sources

To prepare this Samsung HMX-QF30WN review we compared this camcorder to 576 other models. For each camcorder that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 138,553 product attributes, 23,579 camcorder reviews and 1,695,800 historical camcorder prices from 164 camcorder retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this camcorder compared to the other models as well as any areas where this camcorder is lacking.

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Hugely Smaller Minimum Illumination
76% Higher Display Resolution (numeric)
Hugely Higher Effective Megapixels (image)
72% Higher Effective Megapixels (movie)
Significantly Shorter Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
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£ 69.99 £0.00
Higher Effective Megapixels (image)
Bigger Digital Zoom
Vastly Higher Effective Megapixels (movie)
Bigger Optical Zoom
Hugely Bigger Minimum Illumination
1.7 Higher Minimum Aperture Number

Panasonic AG-AC90 vs Samsung HMX-QF30WN

Panasonic AG-AC90 vs Samsung HMX-QF30WN
Panasonic AG-AC90 Samsung HMX-QF30WN
£ 1,430.95 £0.00
922,000 Pixels Higher Display Resolution
Longer Battery Life
2.94MP Bigger Sensor Size
A Lot Shorter Minimum Focal Length
Two Times Shorter Maximum Focal Length
Only One USB 2.0 Port
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