Presenting a different take on Samsung Full HD recording, the QF20’s Switch Grip II function not only lets you hold the camcorder in either hand, it also allows for vertical recording — so you can be in a great position to capture heart warming moments in HD quality. It’s understandable if you want to share them— Wi-Fi capabilities* allow you to upload videos to social networks from an accessible hotspot. It’s easy to shoot and share Full HD videos.

* Internet connection required, data download and usage charges may apply

Recycling Batteries Responsibly

  • The European Directive on Batteries and Accumulators aims to minimise the impact of batteries on the environment and encourage the recovery of the materials they contain. In the UK, regulations on the recycling of batteries and accumulators (rechargeable batteries) were Introduced in 2009. The Waste Batteries Regulations aim to significantly increase UK collection and recycling of used portable batteries from 3% in 2007 to 25% by 2012, rising to at least 45% in 2016.

  • The battery symbol on a product or on its packaging indicates that the product must not be disposed of with general household waste. Instead, it is the consumer’s responsibility to dispose of their waste batteries at a designated collection point so that they can be recycled. The separate collection and recycling of batteries at the time of dispo sal will help to conserve natural resources and ensure that they are recycled in a manner that protects human health and the environment. A comprehensive list of battery recycling centres can be obtained from:

  • All Samsung products that are subject to the Batteries Directive are compliant with the UK battery and accumulator Requirements. In accordance with national law, SAMSUNG Electronics (UK) Ltd is a member of an approved batteries producer compliance scheme. This scheme collects, treats and disposes of batteries on Samsung’s behalf.

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At a Glance
  • The Samsung QF20 camcorder features Switch Grip II, Full HD resolution and Wi-Fi capabilities, allowing you to shoot videos with vibrant detail and share them too.
  • Enjoy up to 180¡Æ degrees of flexibility with Switch Grip II
  • Make sharing &saving simple with Wi-Fi Connectivity
  • Outstanding viewing experience with Full HD recording

Be part of the action with 20x Optical zoom (40x Digital-zoom)

Be part of the action with 20x Optical zoom (40x Digital-zoom)
Lightweight and compact, you can take the QF20 with you virtually wherever you go. It features a Schneider Kreuznach lens with 20x Optical Zoom (40x Digital Zoom). Capture a game-winning goal from the far end of the soccer field, or a band rocking out even from a distance. Details are crisp and clear.

Bookmark your favourite scenes with My Clip

Bookmark your favourite scenes with My Clip
Play back your favourite moments of a night out with friends or your hike through the bush quickly and easily. The My Clip feature allows you to tag any scene in your video, so you can quickly relive your favourite moments or amazing sights over and over again.

Give your home movies emotional heft Smart BGM II (with My Music)

Give your home movies emotional heft Smart BGM II (with My Music)
Add a professional touch to your movies with Smart BGM ll (with My Music). Select one of four preloaded classical pieces, or import songs from your compatible PC’s music library by using Samsung’s Intelli-Studio to score your videos. If there is talking in the scene Smart BGM ll will lower the music to not overshadow the person speaking.

Let shaky videos become almost a thing of the past with OIS Duo +

Let shaky videos become almost a thing of the past with OIS Duo +
The OIS (Optical Image Stabiliser) Duo helps you to capture clear and steady videos, even if you have a little case of shaky hands. The QF20 combines a built-in OIS with digital image stabilisation technology to help minimise shivers and shakes from blurring image quality. OIS Duo + also helps compensate for body movement that can occur while you’re moving around.

Make art out of time Art Time-lapse Recording

Make art out of time Art Time-lapse Recording
Art Time-Lapse Recording captures still frames at present intervals, then creates a HD file with the stills placed in sequential order. Enjoy many creative options including Night Time, Zooming, Panning and Reverse Playback.

Be ready with Smart Auto

Be ready with Smart Auto
With Smart Auto you can be ready for nearly any shooting scenario. Samsung’s Smart Auto feature has 11 preset modes – such as Night, Natural Green, Macro and Portrait for you to select from, allowing you to adjust to a variety of varying light conditions or image details.
Enjoy up to 180º degrees of flexibility with Switch Grip II

Enjoy up to 180º degrees of flexibility with Switch Grip II

Samsung’s compact QF20 allows both left handed and right handed people to shoot from alternate angles with ease. With Switch Grip II, the camcorder’s LCD screen will adjust to help ensure that the picture is displayed the right way. You are able to rotate the camera 90° and the image will remain right-side up. Enjoy the flexibility Samsung’s QF20 has to offer.
Make Sharing & Saving simple with Wi-Fi Connectivity

Make Sharing & Saving simple with Wi-Fi Connectivity

With Built-in Wi-Fi capability, you can share your special and exciting moments. Send photos by uploading to Facebook™, Picasa™, Photobucket™ or email directly from the camera through Wi-Fi connectivity. You can also upload videos to YouTube™ then sit back to wait for the raves.The QF20 lets you upload photos to cloud service which is great for when you are on the go or have limited memory size. TV Link feature allows you to wirelessly display your pictures on a compatible TV screen. You can also save the images to your PC by just one click with Auto Backup feature. It is that easy.

^ Internet connection required. Data download and usage charges may apply.
Outstanding viewing experience with Full HD recording 1920 x 1080 / 60i

Outstanding viewing experience with Full HD recording 1920 x 1080 / 60i

Why shoot just video when you can shoot Full HD videos? With 1920 x 1080 60i resolution, you are able to capture richly detailed images with vivid colour and intense clarity. Samsung’s QF20 provides an outstanding viewing experience with a high picture quality on your compatible HDTV or HD monitor.
Shake it

Shake it

Next time you record a get-together, add some fun with Shake It. Just a couple of jostles of the camcorder can randomly add one of several different digital effects, such as a posterization effect, to a scene. Shake It even works in Playback Mode, it can embed preloaded music into your clip.
Record Pause

Record Pause

While shooting a video in Record Pause mode, it allows you to briefly pause the recording and then pick up right where you left off without creating a new file. This way you only have one file to work with and don’t have to merge files for editing, sharing or transferring.

5.3M Still Photo

5.3M Still Photo

While recording video you are able to capture still images (5.3 mega pixels) that are vivid and vibrant.
2.7” Smart Touch LCD

2.7” Smart Touch LCD

The 2.7" QVGA Touch LCD (230k resolution). The screen delivers clean, crisp images with natural colour and deep, dynamic detail.

Signal Type

  • Signal TypePAL

Storage Media

  • Storage MediaSD
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Image Sensor

  • Sensor TypeBSI CMOS
  • Sensor Size1/4"
  • No. of Pixels5.10MP (Effective Pixel: 1.75MP)


  • F No.1.8 ~ 3.9
  • Optical Zoom20x
  • digital zoom40x
  • typeSchneider Kreuznach
  • Focal Length2.6 - 52.0mm (35.0mm Conversion 38.4 - 768.0mm)
  • Filter Diameter13.6mm


  • Main Screen

    • Device TypeLCD Touch
    • Size2.7"
    • No. of Pixels230,000p

Video Recording Feature

  • Video Spec

    • Recording FormatH.264
    • Recording QualitySuper Fine
    • Recording ResolutionPAL: Full HD (1920 x 1080 50i) / HD (1280 x 720 50p) / Web Resolution (1280 x 720 / 50p + 432 x 240 / 25p)
  • Shutter Speed

    • AutoYes
  • Image StabilizerOptical Image Stabilization (OIS DUO +)
  • Focus

    • Auto FocusYes
    • Manual FocusYes
  • Video Still CaptureYes
  • Back Light compensationYes
  • Low Light Sensitivity5 Lux (1/30 seconds)
  • White Balance

    • AutoYes
    • ManualAuto / Daylight / Cloudy / Fluorescent / Tungsten / Custom

Audio Recording Feature

  • Audio FormatAAC
  • No. of Channel2 Ch
  • SpeakerYes
  • Volume AdjustYes
  • Built-in MicrophoneYes
  • Others

    • Worldwide AV OutputYes


  • Play/StillYes / Yes
  • StopYes
  • FF/FPSYes
  • REW/RPSYes / Yes
  • Slow MotionYes
  • Frame AdvanceYes
  • Slide ShowYes
  • Protect

    • All/SelectYes / Yes
  • Delete

    • All/SelectYes

Still Imaging Feature

  • Still Image

    • FormatJPEG
    • Resolution5.3MP (3072 x 1728) / 4.0:32.0MP (1920 x 1080) / 4.0:3.0
    • QualitySuper Fine
    • Recordable MediaSD


  • PC

    • USB2.0
  • Video

    • CompositeYes
    • HDMIYes
  • Memory Card

    • Card SlotSD / SDHC / SDXC

USB Application

  • Direct Print System

    • DPOFYes
    • PictBridgeYes
  • USB ChargingYes


  • Indicator

    • Power LEDYes
  • Tripod ScrewYes
  • Lens CoverClass Cover
  • Charging in WorkingYes
  • Colour VariationBlack

S/W and PC OS

  • Compatible OSWindows 7 / Vista / XP SP2
  • Bundle PC S/WIntelli-studio, PC Auto Backup


  • Power

    • AC Adaptor/ChargerYes
    • Battery PackYes
  • Strap

    • Hand GripYes
  • Cable

    • typeA / V Cable


  • Power consumption

    • LCD off, VF on2.5 watts
  • Battery

    • Cell MaterialLithum-Ion
    • Model No.BP125A
    • Running Time (For This Model)104 minutes

Physical Specifications

  • Dimension (WxHxD)42.80 x 52.45 x 119.00mm
  • Weight180g


User Manual

10.96 MB, pdf, ENGLISH


Other Manuals (1)

Firmware (1)

  • Upgrade File

    All OS, 143.5 MB, zip, MULTI LANGUAGE

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    1. Title
    QF20 firmware version 2012-03-16
    2. Applicable Model
    HMX-QF20, Q20, Q200
    3. Carrier or Corporate Customer
    open market

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