Are you planning to shoot a live performance of your little one and pass on the video instantly over the web for others to view it as well? Samsung QF series of camcorders offer seamless video recording of FHD videos that can be stored or uploaded to the net in a jiffy. The QF30 for instance, has a capability that helps to broadcast videos live. The QF series are ergonomically-designed and equipped with a powerful sensor and zoom. Surprisingly, the cost is also not too high. Check out whether it is just right gizmo for amateur shooting.
The 2.7-inch multi-touch screen is sensitive to multi-point gestures from the user. The LCD screen with a wide-screen video capture supports 230K dots. The user can seamlessly interact with the interface using various touch commands. There isn’t any internal memory though. There is an option for flash memory and a memory card. There is also an option for accommodating a storage device through SD, SDHC, or SDXC card. There is a powerful 1/6.3-inch BSI CMOS sensor that is good enough to allow seamless shooting at a dark ambience or very bright conditions. The sensor supports 1.75 megapixels. The powerful 20x optical zoom can be enhanced to 40x digital zoom. The focal length supported by the gizmo is between 2.6mm to 52mm. The focal length is 38.4-768mm for recording 35mm film. Minimum luminance is 5 Lux. The audio input is a stereo microphone which allows voiceover or music with the videos. There is HDMI connectivity and a USB port. A robust lithium ion rechargeable battery is available with the gizmo that has an average battery life of 105 minutes. About 16GB of video can be shot within this time. There may be some special features in high-end camcorders. For instance, QF30 allows live broadcast through UStream. Auto-backup facility is also available to transfer videos to the computer. AllShare allows the user to transfer videos to the TV.
In terms of price, the QF series of camcorders are in general quite affordable. It has useful features to shoot moderately high definition images and seamlessly share them with other computing gadgets – such as computers or tablets. It can be connected to the web. Users can add a memory or storage card to ensure they get the best out of these camcorders.
The camcorders offer full HD resolution at 1920x1080 pixels with a speed of 60 frames per second (fps) interlaced. It offers a vertical HD video at 1920x1080 pixels with a speed of 30 fps. The file format offered by the gizmo is MPEG-4 AVC or H.264. The audio file is in MP4. Still images of Jpeg file format offer photos at a resolution of 5.3MP. The low intensity of 5 Lux is supported by the camcorders of this series. The recording of the videos are superfine with minute detailing. The noise is practically, not detectable as the sensor is good enough to sense low lights or extremely bright lights. The QF camcorders support white balance at auto, cloudy, custom, daylight, fluorescent, or tungsten conditions. The user can check into Smart Auto mode for special effects, such as backlight, night, blue-sky, sunset, portrait, white, macro, landscape, and natural green. But this does not stop the user from opting for manual exposure and manual focus. Digital special effects, such as black & white, art, dazzle, sepia, ghost, negative, and noir are supported by the camcorders. Full HD videos can be taken at any angle for some products, such as QF30, where the gizmo supports 180-degree viewing.
The black, trendy and slim looking gizmo is unassuming at the glance. However, it is quite resilient to external pressures or temperature. The camcorder is less than 200 grams in weight and measures (1.7x2.1x4.7) inches in dimension. The useful viewfinder can be rotated 270 degrees. The unique property of QF camcorders is that they can be operated by a single button placed strategically on the body so that a finger (index finger usually) can access it. It also supports switch-grip technology that allows the user to switch the operation from one hand to another – easily (no action will be missed due to this process). Moreover, the videos can be clicked vertically or horizontally without any distortion.
There is a dedicated customer care center at the Samsung’s website. The user needs to specify their model before proceeding. It is possible to download manuals or warranty options from the site.
|Sensor Size||1/4"||Video Resolution||1080p|
|Optical Zoom||20x||Extended Zoom||Empty|
|Focal length(mm)||2.6 - 52 mm||Still Camera Resolution(MP)||1.9|
|Storage (MB)||0||Memory Card Slots#||1|
|Recording Time(h)||0||Dimensions||53x43x119 mm|
|Camera Flash||No||Screen Size||2.7" 230k dots|
|Build in WIFI||Yes||APP||Yes|
|Face Detection||Yes||Image Stabilizer||Yes|
|Date First Available||2015-06-29||Country Code||KR|
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