HMX-QF20BN With the QF20, you won’t look at home movies the same way again. The 20x optical zoom allows for extraordinary close-ups, even from far away, while Full 1080p HD recording captures all the details brilliantly. Built-in Wi-Fi connectivity lets you upload videos to your favourite social sharing sites from any hot spot around the world. If you’re left-handed or right-handed, the QF20 was made for you with the unique switch grip feature. Other innovative features, such as Smart Background Music II and My Clip, help you enhance the mood of your movie and fi nd favourite scenes instantly. 5 5 1 reviews

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  • QF20 Wi-Fi Enabled HD Camcorder

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

Capture things you couldn’t before with 20x Optical Zoom
Lightweight and compact, the QF20 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.

Relive your adventures with Full HD Recording

Relive your adventures with Full HD Recording
1920 x 1080 / 60i Why shoot just video when you can shoot Full HD movies? With 1920 x 1080 60i resolution, you capture richly detailed images with vivid colour and intense clarity. The interlaced frame rate of 60 frames per second - which delivers 30 frames per second - matches the NTSC television format used in countries such as the USA, Canada and Japan. This helps ensure picture perfection on your HDTV or HD monitor, and a superb viewing experience for you.

Add a soundtrack to your home movies

Add a soundtrack to your home movies
Smart BGMII (with My Music) Add a professional touch to your movies with Smart BGM ll (with My Music). Select one of four preloaded classical pieces to score 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 score. Smart BGM ll automatically lowers the music, so you always hear whoever is speaking.

OIS Duo + shakes off unsteady hands

OIS Duo + shakes off unsteady hands
With OIS (Optical Image Stabilizer) Duo +, you can capture clear and steady video. The QF20 combines a built-in OIS with digital image stabilization technology to 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.

Make art out of time

Make art out of time
Capture an event that takes place over the course of hours 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.

A setting for every scene - Smart Auto

A setting for every scene - Smart Auto
Automatically select from one of 11 preset modes - such as Night, Natural Green, Macro and Portrait - to instantly compensate for a variety of varying light conditions or image details. Never again miss a spontaneous scene due to time-consuming setting adjustments
Share your moments wirelessly

Share your moments wirelessly

No more searching for cables. With built-in Wi-Fi capability, you can share every special moment on the move. Post videos on to YouTube™, upload your latest photograph to Picasa ™ , or share both photos and videos through Facebook ™ , then sit back and wait for the raves. Use the TV Link feature to wirelessly display your photos/videos on a large TV screen. With a click of the Auto Backup feature, save images to your PC without connecting the camcorder to a computer – it's that easy.
Left handed or right, no problem

Left handed or right, no problem

One thing “lefties” and “righties” can agree on is that the streamlined and compact QF20 with Switch Grip II was made for both hands. Because no matter which hand it’s held in, 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 90° and the image will remain right-side up. Shooting video from difficult positions has never been easier.
Bookmark your favourite scenes

Bookmark your favourite scenes

Play back your favourite moments of a night out with friends or your hike through the woods - without having to waste time fast-forwarding or rewinding. The My Clip feature allows you to tag any scene in your video, so you can instantly relive the most hilarious bits or amazing sights over and over again with no additional editing.
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, when it will 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
5.3 M Still Photo

5.3 M Still Photo

While recording video and without interruption, you are able to capture still images (5.3 mega pixels) that are as vivid and vibrant as life itself.
2.7” Smart Touch LCD

2.7” Smart Touch LCD

Change the way you look at things. The large screen delivers clean, crisp images that are saturated with natural colour and deep, dynamic detail. The touchscreen makes it easier to find the feature or content you’re looking for.

tech specs

Dimension of HMX-QF20BN/XAC

Signal Type

  • Signal Type


Storage Media

  • Storage Media



Image Sensor

  • Sensor Type


  • Sensor Size


  • No. of pixels

    5.10 MP (Effective Pixel: 1.75 MP)


  • F No.

    1.8 ~ 3.9

  • Optical Zoom


  • digital zoom


  • Type

    Schneider Kreuznach

  • Focal Length

    2.6 - 52.0 mm (35.0 mm Conversion 38.4 - 768.0 mm)

  • Filter Diameter

    13.6 mm


  • Main Screen
    Device Type

    LCD Touch



    No. of pixels


Video Recording Feature

  • Video Spec
    Recording Format


    Recording Quality

    Super Fine

    Recording Resolution

    NTSC: Full HD (1920 x 1080 60i) / HD (1280 x 720 60p) / Web Upload Resolution (1280 x 720 / 60p + 432 x 240 / 30p)

  • Shutter Speed


  • Image Stabilizer

    Optical Image Stabilization (OIS DUO+)

  • Focus
    Auto Focus


    Manual Focus


  • Video Still Capture


  • Back Light compensation


  • Low Light Sensitivity

    Auto - 5 Lux (1/30 s), C.NITE - 3 Lux (1/15 s)

  • White Balance



    Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Fluorescent / Tungsten / Custom

Audio Recording Feature

  • Audio Format


  • No. of Channel

    2 Ch

  • Speaker


  • Volume Adjust


  • Built-in Microphone


  • Others
    Worldwide AV Output



  • Play/Still

    Yes / Yes

  • Stop


  • FF/FPS



    Yes / Yes

  • Slow Motion


  • Frame Advance


  • Slide Show


  • Protect

    Yes / Yes

  • Delete


Still Imaging Feature

  • Still Image



    5.3 MP (3072 x 1728) / 4 : 3, 2.0 MP (1920 x 1080) / 4 : 3


    Super Fine

    Recordable Media



  • PC


  • Video




  • Memory Card
    Card Slot

    SD / SDHC / SDXC

USB Application

  • Direct Print System




  • USB Charging



  • Indicator
    Power LED


  • Tripod Screw


  • Lens Cover

    Class Cover

  • Charging in working


  • Color Variation


S/W and PC OS

  • Compatible OS

    Windows 7 / Vista / XP SP2

  • Bundle PC S/W

    intelli-studio, PC Auto Backup


  • Power
    AC Adaptor/Charger


    AC Cord

    USB Cable

    Battery Pack


  • Strap
    Hand Grip


  • Cable

    A / V Cable

  • Others
    Instruction Book


    Pocket Guide



  • Power Consumption
    LCD off, VF on

    2.5 W

  • Battery
    Cell Material


    Model No.


    Running Time (For This Model)

    104 min

Physical Specifications

  • Dimension (WxHxD)

    42.8 x 52.45 x 119.0 mm

  • Weight

    180 g



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User Manual

12.97 MB, pdf, ENGLISH


Other Manuals (3)

Firmware (1)

  • Upgrade File

    All OS, 143.5 MB, zip, MULTI LANGUAGE

    Version : 201203160


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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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