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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 are impressed by the portability and image quality. The size and price are also appreciated, but 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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Consumer review ( review summary for Samsung HMX-QF30


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 Reviewers are impressed by the portability and zoom. The image quality and usability are also mentioned favorably.

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 : 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

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

Product Specifications


Audio formats supported:AAC
Audio system:STEREO
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes


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


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


Colour of product:Black / White
LED indicators: Yes
Tripod mountable: Yes
Tripod mounting supported:Y


Built-in Display: Yes
Display diagonal:6.86
Display resolution (numeric):230000
Touchscreen: 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:25.4 / 4
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total MegaPixels:5.1

Lens System

Digital Zoom:40
Filter Size:1.36
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):38.4 - 768
Focal length range (f-f):2.6 - 52
Image stabilizer:No / Yes
Image stabilizer type:Optical
Interchangeable lens: No
Maximum aperture number:3.9
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv):76.8
Minimum aperture number:1.8
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):3.84
Optical Zoom:20


Wi-Fi: Yes

Other features

Windows operating systems supported:Windows 7 Home Basic, Windows 7 Home Basic x64, Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Professional x64, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Starter x64, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows 8, Windows 8 Enterprise, Windows 8 Enterprise x64, Windows 8 Pro, Windows 8 Pro x64, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Business x64, Windows Vista Enterprise, Windows Vista Enterprise x64, Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Basic x64, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Home Premium x64, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows Vista Ultimate x64, Windows XP Home, Windows XP Home x64, Windows XP Professional, Windows XP Professional x64

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


Camcorder media type:Memory Card
Camera file system:DPOF 1.1
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC


HD type:Full HD
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Video formats supported:H.264
Video Resolutions:1280 x 720 / 1280 x 720,1920 x 1080


Viewfinder Type: No

Weight & Dimensions

Height :5.25

White balance

White Balance:auto, Cloudy, custom modes, daylight, Fluorescent, Tungsten