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Samsung HMX QF20

alaTest has collected and analyzed 45 reviews of Samsung HMX QF20. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the durability and image quality. The price and portability are also appreciated. Opinions are divided on the size. Many are critical about the battery and memory.

usability, portability, price, image quality, durability

features, color, memory, battery

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 89/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 user reviews of Samsung HMX QF20 from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on People are impressed by the zoom and image quality. The portability and price also get good opinions. The color and features get critical opinions.

usability, price, portability, image quality, zoom

features, color

82% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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

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Samsung HMX-QF20 ( Black)


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.

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Samsung HMX-QF20 Review


Samsung's HMX-QF20 falls into the long line of nearly-pocketable camcorders making a play for the FlipCam–sized whole left in the market. Not quite a true pocket cam, not quite a full-sized camcorder, the $300 cam pairs decent image and video quality...

Wireless sharing and backup ; Lots of built-in features and adjustments ; Easy-to-navigate UI ; Manual focus is a nice feature

Still image quality is poor ; Surprisingly feels too small ; Wireless sharing is clunky ; LCD can’t handle direct sun ; Hard-to-control zoom

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.


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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.

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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...

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Samsung HMX-QF20 review


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

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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...

Product Specifications


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


Digital Input: No
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
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


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