Samsung HMX-QF30: Conclusion

July 29, 2013 by Jamison Cush Reads (3,489)
Editor's Rating

Ratings Breakdown (1-10)

    • Image/Video Quality
    • 4
    • Features
    • 7
    • Design / Ease of Use
    • 7
    • Performance
    • 5
    • Expandability
    • 6
    • Total Score:
    • 5.80
    • Rating 1 to 10, top score 10

It’s tough to recommend the QF30. Even though it compares well with other devices in its class, its class of devices is no longer relevant or needed, especially to those that own a relatively new smartphone. Even with optical image stabilization, optical zoom, and Wi-Fi, it just doesn’t offer enough to justify the price of a dedicated device.

If you really want a dedicated camcorder, you can likely get a ruggedized pocket device like the Kodak PlaySport on the cheap. Video and image quality will be likely the same, and it won’t have Wi-Fi or the other optical features, but it will be waterproof and dustproof, which is much more useful, in our book at least.


  • Left-and right-handed operation
  • Wi-Fi connectivity


  • Lousy resistive touchscreen
  • Mediocre image quality
  • Slow autofocus
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  1. OyuncuBaykus


    I have this cam but it splits videos every 20 minutes. What can i do?

    İ have class 10, 16 gb memory card