QF30 Camcorder


Change the way you capture and share your world with the QF30 SMART Camcorder. Tap into other Wi-Fi capabilities such as Samsung Link+, MobileLink˅ and Social Sharing* to send videos to your compatible HDTV for a spontaneous movie night, to your compatible mobile phone for back-up, and to a host of social networks. There’s also Smart Auto and Face Detection, which help you create incredible images worth sending. And whether you’re right-handed or left-handed, the Switch Grip II makes recording, sharing — or recording while sharing — a comfortable experience.

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  • 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: www.recycle-more.co.uk

  • 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
  • SMART Camera 2.0
  • Share photos and videos with built in Wi-Fi
  • 20x Optical Zoom (40x Digital)
  • 2.7’’ LCD Touch Screen

Capture things you couldn’t before with 20x Optical Zoom

Capture things you couldn’t before with 20x Optical Zoom
20x Optical zoom (40x Digital-zoom) Lightweight and compact, the Samsung SMART CAMCORDER goes wherever you go. It also features a Schneider Kreuznach lens with 20x Optical Zoom (40x Digital Zoom) that puts you in the middle of the action, even when you’re far away. Capture a game-winning goal from the far end of the soccer field, or a band rocking out — even from the back row. Details are as crisp and clear as if you were shooting from up close.

OIS Duo + shakes off unsteady hands

OIS Duo + shakes off unsteady hands
OIS DUO + With OIS (Optical Image Stabiliser) Duo +, you can capture clear and steady video, even if you have a case of shaky hands. The Samsung QF30 SMART CAMCORDER combines a built-in OIS with digital image stabilisation technology to help prevent bumps, jolts, and shivers from blurring image quality. OIS Duo Plus also compensates for body movement that can occur while you’re moving around, or for the movement of the digital zoom.

Give your home movies emotional heft

Give your home movies emotional heft
Smart BGM II Add a professional touch to your movies with Smart BGM Ⅱ (with My Music). Select one of four preloaded classical pieces of music for your videos. Or import songs from your PC’s music library by using Samsung’s Intelli-Studio. And if there’s talking in the scene, it won’t get drowned out by the music. Smart BGM Ⅱ automatically lowers the music, so you always hear whoever is speaking.

Make art out of time

Make art out of time
Art Time-Lapse Recording Capture an event that takes place over the course of hours — such as a butterfly emerging from its chrysalis — and present it in a fraction of the time. Art Time-Lapse Recording captures still frames at preset intervals, then creates an HD file with the stills placed in sequential order. A variety of modes, including Night Time, Zooming, Panning and Reverse Playback, give you more creative options.
Send, share, and show off — wirelessly

Send, share, and show off — wirelessly

Wi-Fi connectivity (Auto Backup, MobileLink ˅, Samsung Link +, Social Sharing*) The SMART CAMCORDER is jam-packed with wireless capabilities. Auto Backup lets you wirelessly transfer photos and movies to your PC, while MobileLink ˅ allows to you send an image — or an album of pictures — directly to a compatible smartphone, no cable needed. You can also use Samsung Link+ and a Wi-Fi connection to stream your videos to your HDTV. And since not everyone can be in your living room, use Social Sharing* & Email* to share must-see images and videos with your family, friends and favourite social networks.
0º, 90º, 180º — Enjoy a great degree of flexibility

0º, 90º, 180º — Enjoy a great degree of flexibility

Switch Grip II (Vertical Recording) One thing lefties and righties can agree on — the streamlined and compact Samsung QF30 SMART CAMCORDER with Switch Grip II was made for both. Because no matter in which hand it’s held, the camcorder’s LCD screen will adjust to ensure that the picture is shown right-side up. More comfortable shooting while holding the camcorder vertically? Good news: you can rotate the LCD screen 90º, and the image will remain right-side up. Shooting video from difficult positions is easy.
2.7" (67.5mm) Touch LCD

2.7" (67.5mm) Touch LCD

Change the way you look at things with the 2.7" (67.5mm) WQVGA Touch LCD. The large screen delivers clean, crisp images that are saturated with natural colour and deep, dynamic detail. And the size also makes the touchscreen easier to use to find the feature or content you’re looking for.


Don’t let low light conditions get in the way of a great video opportunity. The CMOS Sensor needs less light than previous Samsung models for properly exposed images. Capture clearly the vibrancy of a piazza at night or the quietude of an orchard at dusk, without vertical smears.
Seamless sharing and play — across all compatible devices

Seamless sharing and play — across all compatible devices

AllShare Play + AllShare Play+ lets you connect to all devices that support AllShare Play +. You can wirelessly stream your videos or photos from your camera to nearby devices to share with friends and family at once, or simply upload to Cloud Storage for easy management. Enjoy the freedom of sharing with AllShare Play +.
Camera, smartphones and tablets – the easy way to share

Camera, smartphones and tablets – the easy way to share

MobileLink˅ Now you can select and send an image or album directly to a compatible smartphone, iPhone or tablet with the Samsung MobileLink˅. You don’t even have to send the image as a text message or as an emailWith MobileLink˅, you can control the album on your phone and the changes will be saved to your camera, too.
Shoot once and save

Shoot once and save

Auto Backup Wirelessly transfer photos and movies to your PC or Mac. Simply choose AutoBackup using a Wi-Fi connection and you’re all set. All your photos and videos are transferred wirelessly and safely stored on to your computer. Feel free to delete videos or photos from your camera knowing there’s a duplicate set on your computer where you have activated the AutoBackup feature.
Share with the world, virtually anywhere in the world

Share with the world, virtually anywhere in the world

Social Sharing * You can instantly post must-see images and videos to your favourite social networks. Just select and upload wherever you have a Wi-Fi connection, and then add tags and comments. Share with your Blogger followers, or post to Facebook, Picasa or YouTube.

Signal Type

  • Signal TypePAL

Storage Media

  • Storage MediaSD
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Image Sensor

  • Sensor TypeBSI CMOS
  • Sensor Size1/4"
  • No. of Pixels5.1MP (Effective Pixel: 1.75MP)


  • F No.1.8 ~ 3.9
  • Optical Zoom20x
  • digital zoom40x
  • typeSamsung Lens
  • Focal Length2.6 - 52mm (35mm Conversion 38.4 - 768mm)
  • Filter Diameter13.6mm


  • Main Screen

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

    • Device TypeNo
    • SizeNo
    • No. of PixelsNo


  • FlashNo


  • ShoeNo

Video Recording Feature

  • Video Spec

    • Recording FormatH.264
    • Recording QualitySuper Fine
    • Recording ResolutionNTSC: Full HD (1920 x 1080 60i) / HD (1280 x 720 60p) / Web Upload Resolution (1280 x 720/60p + 432 x 240/30p)
  • Shutter Speed

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

    • Auto FocusYes
    • Manual FocusYes
  • Video Still CaptureYes
  • Back Light compensationYes
  • Low Light SensitivityAuto - 5 Lux (1/30 seconds), C.NITE - 3 Lux (1/15 seconds)
  • White Balance

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

Audio Recording Feature

  • Audio FormatAAC
  • No. of Channel2Ch
  • SpeakerYes
  • Volume AdjustYes
  • Built-in MicrophoneYes
  • Audio Effect

    • EchoNo
    • MusicNo
    • VoiceNo
    • WideNo
  • Audio DubNo
  • External MicrophoneNo

    • PC DecorderNo
    • PC EncorderNo
  • 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) / 4:3, 2MP (1920 x 1080) / 4:3
    • QualitySuper Fine
    • Recordable MediaSD


  • PC

    • USB2
  • Video

    • CompositeYes
    • HDMIYes
  • Memory Card

    • Card SlotSD, SDHC, SDXC

USB Application

  • Direct Print System

    • DPOFYes
  • USB ChargingYes


  • Indicator

    • Power LEDYes
    • Tally LampNo
    • Recharging IndicatorNo
    • Function Key LEDNo
    • AF-assist lampNo
    • Disc Access LampNo
  • 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
    • AC CordUSB Cable
    • Battery PackYes
  • Strap

    • Hand GripYes
  • Cable

    • typeA/V Cable
  • Others

    • Instruction BookCD
    • Pocket GuideYes


  • Power Supply TypeNo
  • Power consumption

    • LCD off, VF on2.5 watts
    • LCD on, VF offNo
    • Stand-byNo
  • 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
  • Weight178.4g


  • WirelessNo


User Manual

11.13 MB, pdf, ENGLISH


Firmware (1)

  • Upgrade File

    All OS, 127.91 MB, zip, MULTI LANGUAGE

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    1. Title
    HMX-QF30 Firmware 2014-7-8
    2. Applicable Model
    HMX-QF30 / HMX-QF33 / HMX-QF300 / HMX-QF310 / HMX-QF320
    3. Carrier or Corporate Customer
    open market
    4. Description

    [How to update FW]
    1) Extract the attached file.
    2) Paste the firmware file(qf30_firmware.bin) into the formatted memory card.
    3) Before inserting the memory card into camcorder, connect the AC adaptor to the camcorder.
    4) Insert the memory card with the firmware file on it into the camcorder.
    5) Power on the camcorder by simply opening the LCD display.
    When you turn on the camcorder, it must appear the box saying ''Update firmware now?''. Select the ''Yes'' to update the firmware.
    6) The updating firmware progress bar will appear. It takes about few minutes to complete.
    Do not detach the AC adapter during the update.
    7) Once the update is done, the camcorder will automatically turn itself off.

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