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Camcorder manufacturers may have dropped standard-definition models from their lineups, but the components live on in entry-level high-definition models such as the Samsung HMX-Q20 and the Wi-fi-enabled HMX-QF20, reviewed here. Though these models are sold as "full HD," they use low-resolution sensors and interpolate the video up to HD resolutions. Samsung is not the only manufacturer doing this; Sony, Canon, Panasonic, and JVC all do this with their entry-level models. Unfortunately, using this method to get an HD resolution results in some pretty mediocre-looking video. If you were hoping for a camera that gets better results than your smartphone, this likely won't get you there. On the other hand, if your needs don't go much beyond creating fully automatic Web-friendly video clips and a 20x zoom in a lightweight, compact body, then the HMX-QF20 is an OK choice. The video from the QF20 is nothing you'd want to view on a large HDTV or even at big sizes on a computer monitor. In general, movie clips are loaded with noise and artifacts and they're soft and lacking in fine detail. Color is about the only thing that's pleasing, but highlights blow out easily.
Samsung's HMX-QF20 stacks up features like wireless sharing, 20x optical zoom, and a 2.7-inch touchscreen, but can't offer video quality to match.Samsung's HMX-QF20 falls into the long line of nearly-pocketable camcorders making a play for the FlipCam-sized whole left in the market. Not quite a true pocket cam, not quite a full-sized camcorder, the $300 cam pairs decent image and video quality with a slew of features – like wireless sharing, 20x optical zoom, and a 2.7-inch touchscreen – to lure entry-level consumers. But is there enough to justify the upgrade from one of several cheaper competitors? Read on to find out if Samsung can convince us the HMX-QF20 is worth your cash.The HMX-QF20 is an undeniably tiny piece of equipment – in fact in terms of portability it might even beat out some point and shoots. The tube-shaped camcorder has a strap to slip your hand into along the barrel, although anyone with medium to large hands won't be able to get all four fingers in it. Even on the loose side, it helps with one-handed shooting.As you might assume given how small it is, the HMX-QF20 is also incredibly lightweight, which ends up being both a pro and a con.
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