Samsung HMX-QF20 hands-on Video
Samsung HMX-QF20 hands-on Video Transcript
Hey, there. I'm Josh Goldman, Senior Editor with CNET, and this is a look at the Samsung HMX-QF20. It's an entry-level HD camcorder that, like many in its class, isn't really HD. It uses a low-resolution sensor to capture standard def video and then interpolates that up to a 720p or 1080i resolutions. Viewed on a large HD TV or even full-screen on a computer monitor, it's easy to see noise and artifacts, and it generally looks soft with a lack of detail. Scaled down to web-player sizes though, and its movies are okay, and the camcorder itself does have some nice points that make it worth considering. That includes a 20x Optical Zoom with optical image stabilization, and a small light-weight body. It's basically a Point-and-Shoot camcorder too, so you don't have to worry about settings if you don't want to. And it does have built-in WiFi for wireless backups to a Windows computer, streaming to a DLNA-supported web-connected TV, and direct sharing to YouTube and Facebook, though you do have to shoot in a special HD web video resolution that creates two clips, one at 720p and another low-rise clip for sharing. It's not a bad camcorder for the money, but if your biggest concern is great video quality, this won't get you there. I'm Josh Goldman, and that's a look at the Samsung QF20.
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Samsung HMX-QF20 Review
The good: 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 bad: 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.
The bottom line: For good-enough video for Web sharing and a 20x zoom lens, the Samsung HMX-QF20 gets the job done.
Samsung HMX-QF20 Specs
Part number: HMX-QF20BN/XAA
- Product Specifications
- Product Basic Spec