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Samsung HMX QF20

alaTest has collected and analyzed 63 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the size and image quality. The value for money and portability are also appreciated. Opinions are divided on the reliability. Some have doubts about the memory and color.

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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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Review analysis

(Based on 63 reviews)

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Amazon.com review summary for Samsung HMX QF20

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 user reviews of Samsung HMX QF20 from Amazon.com. 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 Amazon.com.

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82% of the reviews on Amazon.com 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

 

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...

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Flip out Viewer will not lock in open position

 

Flip out viewer/monitor open position lock broken and will not stay open. Very annoying to use now. Happened very soon after purchasing. Wouldn't recommend.About me... grandparent with grandkids

Flip out viewer/monitor lock broken and will not stay in open position

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Got it on closeout, but has exceeded my wants

 

This little camera has exceeded my expectations. It is easy to handle. Takes really crisp video. Has very good battery life. The only real "issue" is that it has no internal memory. At first that bothered me, but....since using it I have actually...

one handed operation

memory card needed

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Great camera for all

 

Very easy to use. Literally charged it up and put to use right away. Great battery life. Hand strap very useful. Record button in good location. Small enough to slip into small purse/bag. Video/camera quality is excellent. Love the wifi option to be...

Easy to use, great picture quality, easy to upload movies/pics with wifi features

Touch screen challenging for some

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Great camera for the non-professional

 

This is a terrific camcorder. I never thought that it would compete with the Highest end camcorders I was checking out - but it did and then some! Love this camera!

Terrific zoom, picture quality, stabilization

Nothing negative to report

Product Specifications

Configuration

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

Connectivity

Digital Input: No
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
HDMI: Yes
HDMI PORT: Yes
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
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