Samsung HMX-QF20: Review

The Samsung HMX-QF20 is one of the latest Full HD camcorders from Samsung and comes with the features Switch Grip II. The camera is equipped with 20x optical zoom, optical image stabilizer, LCD screen 2.7-inch QVGA Touch, recording video and photos and contemporary functionality Shake It. Pride of this camera is the image sensor BSI CMOS 1/4 ” at 5.1 MP (effective pixels 1.75 MP.) The camera also has several features to improve the user experience, including the option of continuous recording.

Samsung HMX-QF20: Design

The Samsung HMX-QF20 is one of the latest Samsung camcorders with innovative design Switch Grip II which allows maximum flexibility of use of the camera thanks to the rotation of the LCD of 0°, 90° or 180° thereby allowing the Using the same device to different users (right or left), and in portrait mode. The display in question is a beautiful 2.7-inch QVGA Touch LCD with a resolution of 230K points. The camera, although a combination of technology, it is quite compact (size 42.8 x 52.45 x 119 mm) and has a weight of about 170 grams. The camera features three different types of color: black and wine red.

Samsung HMX-QF20: Features and Functionality

The Samsung HMX-QF20 is a beautiful 1920×1080 60i Full HD camcorder equipped with the latest generation of Samsung Schneider Kreuznach lens with lens f = 2.6 to 52 mm, 20x optical zoom and 40x digital zoom. The BSI CMOS image sensor 1/4 inch and 5.1 MP CMOS sensor are part with the last out in the market and allows you to record videos in H.264 format the memory card SD / SDHC / SDXC for a recording time is not specified in the specifications but of course can be calculated based upon the size of the memory card being used and the type of recording (resolution) that you are using.

The device is also equipped with optical image stabilizer (OIS) Duo Plus, which completely eliminates hand-shake from footage shot thanks to the combination with the OIS system integrated and digital image stabilization. This system also compensates for the movement of hands during the normal movement with the movement or use of the digital zoom itself.

Samsung HMX-QF20
Samsung HMX-QF20

One of the fundamental aspects and highlights of the new Samsung HMX-QF20 is definitely the ergonomic design that allows it to be used by any user and how to use disparate due to the flexibility of the Switch Grip II which allows any individual to use the better this camcorder. All thanks to the possibility of rotation of the LCD by 90°, so that he never the image rotated with respect to the real scene.

Among the many innovative features of the camera we can not forget My Clip that allows you to assign a tag to any scene in your video, which can then review them immediately funniest moments without having to modify in some way the movie.

The camera is also equipped with continuous recording function that allows the user to pause for the recording is taking place and restart it at a later time without splitting the file: in this way, you will not need to submit the movie boring sessions post-processing. Thanks to the software Smart BGM II (with MyMusic) will also add to the footage shot with the camera a touch of a professional atmosphere, going to compose the soundtrack of their own or by importing video from our music library songs that we prefer (via the software Intelli -Study of Samsung).


The Samsung HMX-QF20 is one of the latest Samsung camcorders out on the market and is equipped with innovative features Switch Grip II which allows the use by any user of this latest generation of Full HD camcorder. Beautiful on the LCD Display 2.7 inch Touc and excellent technical equipment which have this camera are the latest generation: All at a price very much in line with the other cameras in this segment.

Easy of Use
Value of Money

PROS : BSI CMOS sensor, QVGA Touch Screen LCD 2.7 pollci; continuous recording function, 20x optical zoom; MyClip Function; Optical Image Stabilizer; Switch Grip II.

CONS : Price.

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