Samsung HMX-QF30: Conclusion

by Jamison Cush Reads (492)
Editor's Rating
5.80

TG Ratings Breakdown

    • 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

Conclusion
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.

Pros:

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

Cons:

  • Lousy resistive touchscreen
  • Mediocre image quality
  • Slow autofocus


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