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Samsung HMX-QF30

alaTest has collected and analyzed 137 reviews of Samsung HMX-QF30. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People really like the portability and image quality. The size and price also get good feedback, whereas reviews are divided on the zoom.

usability, price, size, image quality, portability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Samsung HMX-QF30 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Samsung HMX-QF30 from The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Comments about the portability and zoom are generally positive. The image quality and usability also get good comments.

price, usability, image quality, zoom, portability

67% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Les Shu (

Samsung HMX-QF30 Review


The QF30 is for those looking for an affordable solution and who are willing to overlook some quirks and average video quality, but keep your expectations low

For a budget camcorder, we kept our expectations low, so we weren’t overly surprised by the performance. What did surprise us was how mediocre it performed against our iPhone. Sure, you can enable optical zoom with image stabilization, but that’s a...

May, 2013

Expert review by : Brendan Nystedt (

Samsung QF30


Samsung's latest pocket camcorder goes too far in its quest for ease of use.

Not good enough to garner a recommendation

Jul, 2013


Expert review by : James Morris (

Samsung HMX-QF30


Good luck finding a better camcorder for less than this £250 beauty.

Good image quality for the price ; Optical image stabilisation ; WiFi features

Limited manual settings ; No zoom rocker

That is about it for manual options, although there are quite a few other special settings to play with, including a wide range of digital effects, which Samsung calls Art Film. There is also a time-lapse option that provides intervals between 0.1 and...

Apr, 2013

Expert review by : Andrew Unsworth (

Samsung HMX-QF30 review


So-so video quality, but the HMX-QF30 has a fairly low price and Wi-Fi connectivity

May, 2013

Product Specifications


Audio formats supported:AAC
Audio system:Stereo
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes


Battery life (max):1.44
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:BP125A
Video recording time:1.67


3D compatibility: No
Back light compensation: Yes
Back Light Compensation (BLC):Y
Camcorder Type:Handheld camcorder
Minimum illumination:3


Color of product:Black / White
LED Indicators: Yes
Tripod mountable: Yes
Tripod mounting supported:Y


Built-in display: Yes
Display Diagonal:2.7
Display resolution (numeric):230000
Touch screen: Yes


Built-in flash: No
Built-in light: No


Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual

Image Sensor

Effective megapixels (image):1.75
Effective megapixels (movie):1.75
Optical sensor size:1 / 4 / 1/4
Scan technology:CMOS
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total megapixels:5.1

Lens System

35 mm camera lens equivalent:1.51 - 30.2
Digital Zoom:40
Filter size:0.535
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):1.51 - 30.2
Focal length range (f-f):0.102 - 2.05
Image Stabilizer:No / Yes
Image stabilizer type:Optical
Interchangeable Lens: No
Maximum aperture number:3.9
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv):30.2
Minimum aperture number:1.8
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):1.51
Optical Zoom:20


Wi-Fi: Yes

Packaging Content

Cables included:AV, USB
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Composite video out:1
PictBridge: No
S-Video out: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2

Still Image

Image formats supported:JPG
Maximum image resolution:3072 x 1728
Still image resolution(s):1920 x 1080 / 1920 x 1080, 3072 x 1728 / 1920 x 1080,3072 x 1728


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


Full HD: Yes
HD type:Full HD
HD-Ready: Yes
Maximum video resolution:1920 x 1080
Video compression format:H.264
Video formats supported:H.264
Video Resolutions:1280 x 720 / 1280 x 720, 1920 x 1080 / 1280 x 720,1920 x 1080


Camera viewfinder: No
Viewfinder type:Not available

Weight & Dimensions

Height:2.06 / 2.07

White Balance

White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Custom modes, Daylight, Fluorescent, Tungsten