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Smart Camcorder HMX-QF30BP

HMX-QF30BP

Change the way you capture and share your world with the SMART CAMCORDER Camcorder. Its Live Broadcasting feature lets friends and family see what you’re recording in real time, while Home Monitoring allows you to keep an eye on your house whenever you†re away. Tap into other Wi-Fi capabilities such as AllShare Play, MobileLink and Social Sharing to send videos to your HDTV for a spontaneous movie night, to your mobile phone for instant 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.

* Specifications are subject to change without prior notice.
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Smart Camcorder HMX-QF30BP

Features

  • The SMART CAMCORDER lets you capture and share magical moments and exciting events wirelessly, in real time — and comfortably in either hand with the Switch Grip II

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 Stabilizer) Duo +, you can capture clear and steady video, even if you have a case of shaky hands. The Samsung SMART CAMCORDER 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.

Give your home movies emotional heft

Give your home movies emotional heft
Smart BGM II (with my Music) Add a professional touch to your movies with Smart BGM Ⅱ (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 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.
[QF30] Live Broadcasting

[QF30] Live Broadcasting

Live Broadcasting Can’t wait to share an amazing moment? Now you don’t have to. Live Broadcasting lets you broadcast your recording — while you’re recording — via USTREAM. Friends and family can see what you see on their laptops, tablets, or smartphones in real time, without having to wait for you to upload your video. Whether you’re hiking, sightseeing or taking in a concert, share the fun as you capture it.

*Live Broadcasting videos will not be saved on to the camcorder. All Live Broadcasted videos will be loaded on the Ustream server for up to 2 hours.
Know what’s going on at home

Know what’s going on at home

Home Monitoring The Samsung SMART CAMCORDER QF30 is useful even when you leave it behind. That’s because you can use the Samsung SMART CAMCORDER QF30 as a home monitoring system that wirelessly streams to your smartphone. Check on precious baby while at work, monitor your house when you’re out shopping — or see just what the dog does when you leave him alone. Enjoy the peace of mind that comes with being able to keep an eye on your home when you need to.
Send, share, and show off — wirelessly

Send, share, and show off — wirelessly

Wi-Fi connectivity (Auto Backup, MobileLink, AllShare Play, Social Sharing) The Samsung SMART CAMCORDER QF30 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 an Android smartphone, no cable needed. You can also use AllShare Play 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 favorite social networks.
0º, 90º, 180º — Enjoy a greater degree of flexibility

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

Switch Grip II (Vertical Recording) One thing lefties and righties can agree on — the streamlined and compact Samsung 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 has never been easier.
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 color and deep, dynamic detail. And the size also makes the touchscreen easier to use to find the feature or content you’re looking for.
BSI CMOS Sensor

BSI CMOS Sensor

Don’t let low light conditions get in the way of a great photo opportunity. The CMOS Sensor needs less light than a conventional CCD sensor for properly exposed images. Capture clearly the vibrancy of a piazza at night or the quietude of an orchard at dusk—without vertical smears.
Samsung Link

Samsung Link

Samsung Link Play lets you connect to all devices that support Samsung Link. You can wirelessly stream photos from your camera to nearby devices to share with friends and family at once, or simply upload to Web Storage instantly for easy management. Enjoy the freedom of sharing with Samsung Link!
MobileLink

MobileLink

Now you can select and send an image or album directly to an Android smartphone, iPhone or tablet with the Samsung MobileLink. You don’t even have to send the image as a text message or as an email. With MobileLink, you can control the album on your phone and the changes will be saved to your camera, too.
Auto Backup

Auto Backup

Wirelessly transfer photos and movies to your PC or Mac. Simply choose AutoBackup and you’re all set. All your photos and videos are transferred wirelessly and safely stored on to your computer. Feel free to delete photos from your camera knowing there’s a duplicate set on your computer.
Social Sharing

Social Sharing

You can instantly post must-see images and videos to your favorite 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 — and many more social networks.
HDMI

HDMI

Just one HDMI code is all it takes to connect your Camera/Camcorder directly into your TV, computer or DVD player. With Camera/Camcorder, making professional quality videos is just as easy as sharing them.

tech specs

Signal Type

  • Signal Type

    PAL

Storage Media

  • Storage Media

    SD

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Image Sensor

  • Sensor Type

    BSI CMOS

  • Sensor Size

    1/4"

  • No. of Pixels

    5.1 MP (Effective Pixel: 1.75 MP)

Lens

  • F No.

    1.8 ~ 3.9

  • Optical Zoom

    20X

  • Digital Zoom

    40X

  • Type

    Samsung Lens

  • Focal Length

    2.6 - 52 mm (35 mm Conversion 38.4 - 768 mm)

  • Filter Diameter

    13.6 mm

Display

  • Main Screen
    Device Type

    LCD Touch

    Size

    2.7"

    No. of Pixels

    230,000 P

  • ViewFinder
    Device Type

    no

    Size

    no

    No. of Pixels

    no

Flash

  • Flash

    no

Shoe

  • Shoe

    no

Video Recording Feature

  • Video Spec
    Recording Format

    H.264

    Recording Quality

    Super Fine

    Recording Resolution

    PAL: Full HD (1,920 x 1,080 50i) / HD (1,280 x 720 50p) / Web Upload Resolution (1280x720/50p + 432x240/25p)

  • Shutter Speed
    Auto

    Yes

  • Image Stabilizer

    Optical Image Stabilization (OIS DUO+)

  • Focus
    Auto Focus

    Yes

    Manual Focus

    Yes

  • Video Still Capture

    Yes

  • Back Light Compensation

    Yes

  • Low Light Sensitivity

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

  • White Balance
    Auto

    Yes

    Manual

    Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Fluorescent / Tungsten / Custom

Audio Recording Feature

  • Audio Format

    AAC

  • No. of Channel

    2 Ch

  • Speaker

    Yes

  • Volume Adjust

    Yes

  • Built-in Microphone

    Yes

  • Audio Effect
    Echo

    no

    Music

    no

    Voice

    no

    Wide

    no

  • Audio Dub

    no

  • External Microphone

    no

  • PC CODEC
    PC Decorder

    no

    PC Encorder

    no

  • Others
    Worldwide AV Output

    Yes

Operation

  • Play/Still

    Yes / Yes

  • Stop

    Yes

  • FF/FPS

    Yes

  • REW/RPS

    Yes / Yes

  • Slow Motion

    Yes

  • Frame Advance

    Yes

  • Slide Show

    Yes

  • Protect
    All/Select

    Yes / Yes

  • Delete
    All/Select

    Yes

Still Imaging Feature

  • Still Image
    Format

    JPEG

    Resolution

    5.3 MP (3,072 x 1,728) / 4:3, 2 MP (1,920 x 1,080) / 4:3

    Quality

    Super Fine

    Recordable Media

    SD

Interface

  • PC
    USB

    USB 2.0 Interface

  • Video
    Composite

    Yes

    HDMI

    Yes

  • Memory Card
    Card Slot

    SD / SDHC / SDXC

USB Application

  • Direct Print System
    DPOF

    Yes

  • USB Charging

    Yes

Others

  • Indicator
    Power LED

    Yes

    Tally Lamp

    no

    Recharging Indicator

    no

    Function Key LED

    no

    AF-Assist Lamp

    no

    Disc Access Lamp

    no

  • Tripod Screw

    Yes

  • Lens Cover

    Class Cover

  • Charging in Working

    Yes

  • Color Variation

    Black

S/W and PC OS

  • Compatible OS

    Windows 7 / Vista / XP SP2

  • Bundle PC S/W

    intelli-studio, PC Auto Backup

Wireless

  • Wireless

    no

Accessory

  • Power
    AC Adaptor/Charger

    Yes

    AC Cord

    USB Cable

    Battery Pack

    Yes

  • Strap
    Hand Grip

    Yes

  • Cable
    Type

    A/V Cable

  • Others
    Instruction Book

    CD

    Pocket Guide

    Yes

Power

  • Power Supply Type

    no

  • Power Consumption
    LCD off, VF on

    3.0 W

    LCD on, VF off

    no

    Stand-by

    no

  • Battery
    Cell Material

    Lithum-Ion

    Model No.

    BP125A

    Running Time (For This Model)

    105 min

Physical Specification

  • Dimension (WxHxD)

    42.8 x 52.45 x 119 mm

  • Weight

    178.4g

REVIEWS (4)

Owners Overall Ratings

3 out of 4 (75%) customers recommend this product

  • Features4.2/5.0
  • Performance4.2/5.0
  • Design4.2/5.0
  • Value4.7/5.0

Owner Reviews

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theshadowman

2014-09-30

  • Features5/5.0
  • Performance5/5.0
  • Design4/5.0
  • Value5/5.0

this product is small but carries a big punch

since i've had this product i have nothing but good things to say about it. when you first turn it on it reminds you to check the lens cap ie on or off (the little things) you can take videos of course and you can also take stills which is a plus with my family.

you can upload your video shots directly to a social media etc etc. over all this camera is small (but carries a big punch) and light weight and it's very smart.

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lizardman

2014-05-06

  • Features5/5.0
  • Performance5/5.0
  • Design5/5.0
  • Value5/5.0

Compact

I was so surprised how well it recorded being as small as it is. This is my first camcorder (digital or otherwise) and very impressed with quality ofclips, compactness, audio and low light picture quality.

bigdave50

2013-11-07

  • Features5/5.0
  • Performance5/5.0
  • Design5/5.0
  • Value5/5.0

Samsung review

So far I am enjoying getting use to my first camcorder. On the first day I started recording video and taking pictures.

RegularHomeUser

2014-01-22

  • Features2/5.0
  • Performance2/5.0
  • Design3/5.0
  • Value4/5.0

Not good for indoor, decent for outdoor.

I bought this camcorder for pretty much indoor use only. Boy was I disappointed. After playing it back on my PC and Samsung Smart TV I felt like I was watching a recording of an old VHS tape, yes, it was that bad.

Absolutely horrific to be honest, you can actually see blurry boxes, colors are washed out and my white wall became a slight greenish color. Lack of options made it almost impossible to try and fix any of this. Touchscreen was extremely hard to use and navigate, response sensors are very strange here. I will say that my apartment does not get a lot of outside light but does have a lot of light from light bulbs. Outside it did great though, but it was extremely bright outside as fresh white snow was reflecting a lot of light. Indoor it was worse than my iPhone 5 and I would not recommend this for indoor use.

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Support

User Manual

11.13 MB, pdf, ENGLISH

26 Feb, 2013

Firmware (1)

  • Upgrade File

    All OS, 127.91 MB, zip, MULTI LANGUAGE

    Version : 14070801

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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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