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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. People really like the size and portability. The image quality and price also get good reviews, but many are less positive about the connectivity and battery. There are some mixed comments about the reliability.

usability, price, image quality, portability, size

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 also get good reviews. 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

Aug, 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. Reviewers are impressed by the zoom and portability. The image quality and price are also mentioned favorably, whereas some have doubts 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

Aug, 2016

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

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

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

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

Product Specifications

Configuration

3 Chip Technic: No
Chip Type:CMOS
Image Stabiliser:Optical Image Stabiliser
Sensor Size:1/4''
Smartphone Remote Control: No

Connectivity

Digital Input: No
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
HDMI: Yes
HDMI PORT: Yes
Near Field Communication: No
Type of Memory Stick Interface : No
Type of SD Card Interface :SD/ SDHC/ SDXC Card
USB: Yes
USB Interface: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No
Wireless Interface: No

General Features

3D: No
Format:Memory Card
Handheld Position:Horizontal
Product Type:Camcorder
Resolution:Full HD

Recording

Face Detection Mode: No
HD Video Format:MPEG4
Recording Format:16:9 / 4:3

Video

HD type:Full HD
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