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Samsung HMX QF20

alaTest has collected and analyzed 73 reviews of Samsung HMX QF20. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size and portability. The image quality and price also get good feedback. Opinions are divided on the reliability, while there are some critical comments about the connectivity and battery.

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durability, color, battery, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Samsung HMX QF20 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung HMX QF20

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 19 user reviews of Samsung HMX QF20 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Views about the image quality and size are overall positive. The portability and price are also mentioned favorably, whereas some have doubts about the connectivity and color.

usability, price, portability, size, image quality

durability, color, connectivity

74% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung QF20 SMART Full HD Memory Camcorder - BlackSamsung QF20 SMART Full HD Memory Camcorder - Black

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Samsung HMX QF20

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 28 user reviews of Samsung HMX QF20 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the zoom and portability. The image quality and price also get good feedback. There are some critical comments about the color.

usability, price, image quality, portability, zoom

color

86% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung HMX-QF20 Flash Memory HD Digital Video Camcorder - BlackSamsung HMX-QF20 Flash Memory HD Digital Video Camcorder - Black

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Andrew Unsworth (expertreviews.co.uk)

Samsung HMX-QF20 review

 

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

Jul, 2012

Expert review by: Joshua Goldman (cnet.com)

Samsung HMX-QF20 review: Wi-Fi can't help this camcorder's mediocre video

 

Camcorder manufacturers may have dropped standard-definition models from their lineups, but the components live on in entry-level high-definition models such as the Samsung HMX-Q20 and the Wi-fi-enabled HMX-QF20, reviewed here.

The Samsung HMX-QF20 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, Facebook, and Picasa.

The QF20'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.

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

Nov, 2012

Expert review by: Molly McHugh (digitaltrends.com)

Samsung HMX-QF20 Review

 

Without top-notch convenience or some pretty impressive imaging results, potential consumers may find the HMX-QF20 juggling too many pros and cons to make a worthwhile purchase.

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 other in-camera features to explore.

Jul, 2012

Expert review by: Jeremy Stamas (reviewed.com)

Samsung HMX-QF20

 

The Samsung HMX-QF20: the successor to the Samsung HMX-Q10, with the big new addition being Wi-Fi capability.

Poor low light performance and the terrible touchscreen interface really drag the QF20 down.

Dec, 2012

Expert review by: Benjamin "Zeus" Heide (bcchardware.com)

Samsung HMX-QF20 Wi-Fi Enabled HD Camcorder

 

Samsung asked us if we could do a couple more reviews here before the summer kicked into high gear, so I figured a camera and a video camera would be relevant items for your summer travels. We recently looked at the NX200 ILC camera, so that leaves us...

Small Size ; HD 1920x1080i and 1280x720p ; 5.1MP CMOS Sensor ; Good Video Image Quality ; Flash Storage Can Survive Shaking ; Touch Screen LCD For Navigation ; Nice Fast Lens ; Sub $300 ; Interesting and fun time lapse functions

Noise and chromatic aberration in photos ; No microphone input ; No internal memory ; Switch Grip II doesn't always switch the grip ; Microphone doesn't always level well and there is clipping at times ; Not full 1080p ; Image quality seems a little...

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 down. While the still image function is passable - it...

Jun, 2012

Consumer review by: tootoo (comet.co.uk)

SAMSUNG HMX-QF20BP/XEUHD WI-FI CAMCORDER

 

Found this camcorder to be easy to set up, and get to grips with straight away. It fits comfortably in either hand , and all of the main controls are in the right place to be easily manipulated with your thumb. (Most camcorders have top controls for...

low price in sale

none so far

Jul, 2012

Consumer review by: Justageek (newegg.com)

Decent budget camcorder

 

Compact, touch screen, good quality videos, fast respond. Fast shipping

Lens cover on/off button is a pain usually the cover is automatic. Battery feels hot when charging. Shipping quality is poor. But the biggest flaw is the wifi/connectivity. Honestly I chose this camcorder just because I have a Samsung SmartTV and I...

Aug, 2013

Consumer review by: Vi V. (newegg.com)

Decent budget camcorder

 

Compact, touch screen, good quality videos, fast respond. Fast shipping.

Lens cover on/off button is a pain usually the cover is automatic. Battery feels hot when charging. Shipping quality is poor. But the biggest flaw is the wifi/connectivity. Honestly I chose this camcorder just because I have a Samsung SmartTV and I...

Aug, 2013

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported:AAC
Audio system:Dolby Digital 2.0
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes

Battery

Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:BP125A
Video recording time:1.30

Camera

3D: No
Camcorder type:Handheld camcorder
Minimum illumination:3
Photo effects:Art, Black&White, Negative film, Sepia
Supported aspect ratios:16:9

Design

Colour of product:Black
LED indicators:Power / Power, Yes

Display

Built-in Display: Yes
Display:LCD
Display diagonal:6.86
Display resolution (numeric):230000
Touchscreen: Yes

Flash

Built-in Flash:No / Yes
Built-in light: No

Focusing

Auto Focus (AF) lock: Yes
Focus adjustment:Auto / Auto/Manual / Manual

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (image):5.3
Effective megapixels (movie):1.75
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 4
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total MegaPixels:5.1

Lens System

Digital Zoom:40
Filter Size:1.36
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):38.4 - 768
Focal length range (f-f):2.6 - 52
Image stabilizer:No / Yes
Image stabilizer type:Optical
Maximum aperture number:3.9
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv):76.8
Minimum aperture number:1.8
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):3.84
Optical Zoom:20

Light exposure

Light exposure modes:Auto, Manual / Manual

Networking

Wi-Fi: Yes

Other features

Compatible operating systems:Windows 7\nWindows Vista\nWindows XP SP2
Windows operating systems supported:Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows 7 Professional x64, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Starter x64, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Business x64, Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Basic x64, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Home Premium x64, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows Vista Ultimate x64, Windows XP Home, Windows XP Home x64, Windows XP Professional, Windows XP Professional x64

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Batteries included: Yes
Cables included:USB
Hand strap: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Composite Video Out:1
DC-in jack: Yes
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:1
HDMI: Yes
PictBridge:No / Yes
S-Video Out: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Shutter

Camera shutter speed:1/30

Still image

Continuous shooting mode: Yes
Image formats supported:JPG
Maximum image resolution:1920 x 1080 / 3072 x 1728
Still image resolution(s):1920 x 1080

Storage

Camcorder media type:Memory Card
Camcorder tape type:HDV / No
Camera file system:DPOF 1.1
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC
Disc types supported: No
Memory slots:1

Video

Analog signal format system:PAL
HD type:Full HD
Maximum frame rate:50
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Supported video modes:1080p
Video formats supported:H.264 / H.264, MP4 / MP4
Video Resolutions:1280 x 720,1920 x 1080 / 720 x 480,1280 x 720,1920 x 1080

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type: No

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:11.9
Height :5.24
Weight:180
Width:4.28

White balance

White Balance:auto, Cloudy, custom modes, daylight, Fluorescent, Tungsten / auto, Cloudy, daylight, Fluorescent, Tungsten