HD Camcorder HMX-QF30WP


Change how you capture and share your world with the Samsung Smart Camcorder QF30. Live Broadcasting lets family and friends see what you’re recording in real time, while Home Monitoring allows you to keep an eye on your home when you’re away. With AllShare Play, MobileLink and Social Sharing mean you can send video wirelessly to your HDTV, mobile phone or social networks. Smart Auto and Face Detection help you create incredible images worth sharing. Thanks to Switch Grip II, you can even use the QF30 comfortably with whichever hand you choose. 0 5 0 reviews

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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.

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At a Glance
  • Broadcast your recording live online via USTREAM
  • Stream to your smartphone and monitor your home
  • Share and save photos wirelessly with built-in Wi-Fi
  • Shoot using right or left hand with Switch Grip II

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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 SMART CAMCORDER combines a built-in OIS with digital image stabilisation 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.
Shoot and broadcast your

Shoot and broadcast your

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 favourite 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 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 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.


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.

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: 1.75 MP)


  • 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 Pixels230000P
  • 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 (1/30sec), C.NITE - 3 Lux (1/15sec)
  • White Balance

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

Audio Recording Feature

  • Audio FormatAAC
  • No. of Channel2 Ch
  • 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
  • Color VariationBlack

S/W and PC OS

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


  • WirelessNo


  • 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 on2.5W
    • LCD on, VF offNo
    • Stand-byNo
  • Battery

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

Physical Specification

  • Dimension (WxHxD)42.8 x 52.45 x 119mm
  • Weight178.4g

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Andrew Unsworth

Samsung HMX-QF30 review

So-so video quality, but the HMX-QF30 has a fairly low price and Wi-Fi connectivity...

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James Morris

Samsung HMX-QF30

Good luck finding a better camcorder for less than this £250 beauty....

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User Manual

11.13 MB, pdf, ENGLISH

26 Feb, 2013

Firmware (1)

  • Upgrade File

    All OS, 127.91 MB, zip, MULTI LANGUAGE

    14 Jul, 2014 tooltipbox

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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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