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Samsung QF20 Camcorder

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5.1MP 1/4 20x Sep 2013
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Optical Zoom Release Date
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21 Reasons For

One Industry Award

The editor of Vido.com.ua decided that concluded that they would endorse this medium total megapixels video camera and gave it their "Recommended" award.

Good Size

A number of Samsung QF20 reviewers who purchased this camcorder mentioned that it was compact. Expert website Expertreviews.co.uk mentioned “The Samsung HMX-QF20 is a compact hand-held camcorder with a single 1/4in sensor” in their review. Mobilemag.com mentioned “I like the compact size, as well as the “switch grip” feature”.

One customer reckoned that it was thin. Expert website Booredatwork.com said in their review of the Samsung QF20 five years ago “Many creative functions in a slim and portable body”. One Samsung QF20 owner mentioned in their reviews that the product was lightweight. Expert website Booredatwork.com wrote “It is a lightweight and easy-to-use grab-and-go c” in their Samsung QF20 review.

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Good Product Quality

A number of Samsung QF20 owners who bought it concluded that it was good quality. Digitaltrends.com said “The $300 cam pairs decent image and video quality with” in their review of the Samsung QF20. Five years ago expert review site Bcchardware.com scored it 4 stars and said “The amazing thing about new smartphones is the quality of the video they can record” in their review of the Samsung QF20.

Easy to Use

One customer thought it was easy to use. Five years ago expert website Digitaltrends.com wrote “It's easy to use once you overcome any touchscreen phobias” however despite that they scored the product 3 stars.

One customer who reviewed this camcorder thought it was easy to use the menus. Five years ago expert website Digitaltrends.com said in their review “Offers abundant manual settings and other in-camera features to explore.” although they gave the Samsung QF20 a rating of 65 out of 100.

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Good Support

One Samsung QF20 reviewer who reviewed it thought it had good technical guidance.

Good Technical Features

One customer who bought the product said that it had good features. Expertreviews.co.uk said on expert website Expert Reviews “Great online features.” in their review of the Samsung QF20 nonetheless they only gave it a score of 3 stars.

Nice Design

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

Samsung Has Good Reviews for Its Video Cameras

Whilst Samsung is one of the superior video camera brands according to average reviews from experts and owners, Samsung has unexceptional reviews specifically within its medium total megapixels video cameras range.

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Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this camcorder is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on medium total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Full HD

Full HD

Unlike most of the other comparable spec camcorders that are a similar age to the QF20 which are not Full HD, the Samsung QF20 is Full HD.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other Full HD camcorders currently available including the Camileo S40, or the Camileo P20 both from Toshiba or the Canon Vixia HF S30 which has better reviews.

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Has an HDMI

has an HDMI

The Samsung QF20 has an HDMI, as do most of the other camcorders of this age and spec.

We compared this camcorder to all the other camcorders with an HDMI and we think because of it's better review score, the Canon Vixia HF S30, the Sony NEX-FS700R, and the Samsung HMX-QF30 is also worth considering.

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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 a 1/5.8" video camera, which is the most common optical sensor size. Medium total megapixels video cameras that have been available for more than two years optical sensor sizes range from 2/3" (worst) to 1/2" (best).

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Has One Light Exposure Modes

The number of exposure modes found on the Samsung QF20 is more than most video cameras of this age and spec. The most frequently found light exposure modes is Auto, but this light exposure modes is not found on this Samsung video camera. The light exposure modess Manual are also found on this video camera.

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SDXC Compatible Memory Cards

SDXC compatible memory cards

The Samsung QF20 supports a better memory card type than most comparable spec video cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This video camera supports an SDXC compatible memory cards, whereas most video cameras that were launched around the same time as it support an SDHC compatible memory cards. In addition, this Samsung video camera 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 actually the best supported memory card type amongst all video cameras of a similar age and spec to the QF20.

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

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

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Has a Built-In Display

The Samsung QF20 has a built-in display. Most of the other camcorders of a similar age and type to the QF20 also have a built-in display.

We compared this video camera to all the other camcorders with a built-in display and we think the HDR-PJ50E, and the HDR-PJ530 both from Sony or the Rollei Movieline Live 100 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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1080p Supported Video Modes

This video camera has a 1080p supported video modes, which is the most frequently found supported video modes on medium total megapixels video cameras that have been available for around the same time as it.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

This video camera supports a video resolutions of 720 x 480|1280 x 720|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many camcorders that are a similar age to 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 around the same time as 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 frequently found maximum video resolution on camcorders of this age and spec.

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Has Six White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the Samsung QF20 is more than most camcorders that have been around for a comparable time to it. This camcorder has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on camcorders that have been around for a similar time to the QF20. The white balances "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Fluorescent" and "Tungsten" are also found on this Samsung video camera.

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Supports One Audio Formats Supported

The Samsung QF20 has a greater number of audio formats than most camcorders of this spec and age. The most commonly 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 video camera.

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9 Reasons Against

Average Expert Reviews

This Samsung camcorder has an average expert rating of 65% based on twelve expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, Expert Reviews, Digitaltrends.com and camcorderinfo.com.

Unacceptable Noise Level

One person who reviewed the Samsung QF20 reckoned that it was not noisy. Reviewed.com mentioned “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 however despite that they still rated the product 3 stars.

Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

The Samsung QF20 does not have an image stabilizer, unlike most of the other video cameras of this age and type.

We compared all the other camcorders which also have an image stabilizer to this video camera and we think the Canon Vixia HF S30, the Panasonic HDC-Z10000, or the Sony HDR-PJ330 which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The Samsung QF20 does not have an interchangeable lens. Most of the other video cameras of this type and age also do not have an interchangeable lens.

There are a number of other camcorders which also have an interchangeable lens which you might want to look at including the HS900, or the HDC-SD90 both from Panasonic or the Canon EOS C300.

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Not 3D

The Samsung QF20 is not 3D. Most of the other medium total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the QF20 are also not 3D.

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

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Only 1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Samsung QF20 has a maximum maximum image resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 31% less maximum image resolution than the most common maximum image resolution of 2304 x 1296 pixels. The maximum image resolution of all video cameras that have been available for more than two years ranges from 640 x 480 pixels (worst) to 6592 x 3712 pixels (best).

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The Samsung QF20 does not have a night mode, although this is within the context that most of the other medium total megapixels video cameras that were launched more than two years ago also do not have a night mode.

It is worth considering other video cameras which also have a night mode including the Sony HDR-PJ330 which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Like most of the other medium total megapixels video cameras that have been available for around the same time as the QF20, the Samsung QF20 does not have a built-in projector.

We think you might also be interested in alternative camcorders which also have a built-in projector including the HDR-PJ330, or the HDR-PJ530 both from Sony.

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Not Waterproof

Most camcorders of this type and age are not waterproof. The Samsung QF20 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

Video cameras which are waterproof that might be worth considering include the JVC GZ-R15, or the Panasonic HX-A100 (£218.57) which is also higher rated.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Samsung QF20

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when Samsung released the QF20.

Average Optical Zoom

At 20 times zoom factor, the Samsung QF20 has a fairly standard optical zoom compared to most of the other similar spec camcorders that have been on the market for a comparable time to the QF20.

We compared this video camera to all the other 20x (optical) camcorders and we think because of it's better review score, the Samsung HMX-QF30 is also worth considering.

If this camcorder optical zoom is too small for you then you might want to look at the HDR-CX240 (£152.60) (27x), or the HDR-CX330 (£199.99) (30x) both from Sony or the JVC GZ-R15 (40x) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Display Diagonal

At 2.7 inches, the Samsung QF20 has a pretty average display diagonal compared to most of the other medium total megapixels video cameras that were released around the same time as the QF20.

There are a number of alternative 2.7" screen size video cameras currently available which you might want to look at including the Canon Vixia HF M32, or the Samsung F90BN which has better reviews.

If this video camera display diagonal is not large enough for you then you might also want to consider the Aiptek ProjectorCam C25 (£197.17) (3"), the Toshiba Camileo P20 (3"), or the JVC GZ-R15 (3") which also has a higher rating.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 40 times zoom factor, the Samsung QF20 has a fairly average digital zoom compared to most of the other medium total megapixels video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the QF20.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 40x (digital) camcorders currently available including the Samsung HMX-QF30 which has better reviews.

If this video camera digital zoom is too small for you then you might also want to consider the GZ-R10 (100x), or the GZ-R15 (200x) both from JVC or the Sony HDR-CX240 (£152.60) (320x) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Total Megapixels
Optical Sensor Size
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Storage
Memory Slots
Camcorder Tape Type
Compatible Memory Cards
Camcorder Media Type
Focusing
Focus Adjustment
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
White Balance
White Balance
Flash
Built-In Flash
Shutter
Camera Shutter Speed
Display
Display Diagonal
Built-In Display
Touchscreen
Camera
Camcorder Type
Minimum Illumination
Design
Colour of Product
Video
Full HD
HD Type
Supported Video Modes
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Maximum Video Resolution
Still Image
Image Formats Supported
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Audio Formats Supported
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
Composite Video Out
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
S-Video Out
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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 qf20bn, samsung hmxqf20, samsung hmxqf20b, samsung hmxqf20bp, samsung hmxqf20bpx, samsung hmxqf20bpxe, samsung hmxqf20bpxeu
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