Switch And Shoot
Get a Better Handle on Recording
Meet the super-stylish black Q20 and get a better handle on recording. The Q20's Switch Grip II feature not only lets you hold the camcorder in either hand, it also allows for vertical recording - so you're always in the perfect position to capture heart-warming and hilarious moments in amazing high-defintion.
Enjoy a Greater Degree of Flexibility: Switch Grip II
Now you can see your video the right way up every time. With its amazing Switch Grip II feature, the Q20 will delight both lefties and righties. The streamlined and compact camcorder will adjust to ensure that the picture is shown the right way up on the LCD screen - whichever way you're holding your camcorder. And if you prefer to hold your Q20 vertically then you can rotate the LCD screen 90° and the image will remain the right way up too. So shooting video is more flexible than ever.
Relive Your Adventures With Full HD Recording: 1920 x 1080/60i
Why shoot just video when you can go cinematic and shoot full high definition movies? The Q20 gives you extraordinary 1920 x 1080 60i resolution to capture moments with more detail, more colour and more intense clarity than ever before. With the Q20 it's a superb viewing experience every time, so sit back and enjoy.
Tag Favourite Scenes In Your Video
Bookmark your Favorite Scenes: My Clip
Searching through your videos to find a favourite moment? Like your kids having fun on the beach? Now you can play back your favourite moments without having to waste time fast-forwarding or rewinding. The Q20's My Clip feature allows you to tag any scene in your video, so you can instantly relive the most hilarious bits or amazing sights over and over again - with no additional editing. It's your clips, the way you want them. And this can all be done directly on the camcorder so there's no need to connect to a computer.
Capture Things you Couldn't Before: 20x Optical Zoom, 40x Digital Zoom
Lightweight and compact, the Q20 goes wherever you go. But sometimes, you can't always get as close to the action as you'd like. That's where the stunning Schneider-Kreuznach lens with 20x Optical Zoom (40x Digital Zoom) comes in - it puts you in the middle of the action, even when you're far away. Capture the special smile of a loved one across the field, or a game-winning goal from the far end of the football field, or your favourite band - even from the back row. With the Q20, details are as crisp and clear as if you were shooting from up close.
Shake-off Unsteady Hands: OIS Duo+
With OIS (Optical Image Stabiliser) Duo+, you can capture clear and steady video, even if your hands are wobbling. The Q20 combines a built-in OIS with digital image stabilisation technology to prevent bumps, jolts, and wobbles from blurring your images. It will also compensate for body movement that happens while you're moving around or for the movement of the digital zoom. So whatever special moment you're filming, you'll have the peace of mind that it will be super-stable.
Music To Your Ears
Just Add Music: Smart BGM II (with My Music)
Everyone knows that a soundtrack can really bring a film to life. Now you can put music to your videos with the inspiring Smart BGM II (with My Music) feature. Choose from a collection of orchestral themes to add to your movies. Or import songs from your PC's music library by using Samsung's Intelli Studio. And so you won't miss those all-important words, Smart BGM II automatically lowers the music when someone in your video is speaking. Now that's music to your ears.
A Setting for Every Scene: Smart Auto
Be ready for everything with the Q20's brilliant Smart Auto feature. Automatically select from one of 11 preset modes - such as Night, Natural Green, Macro and Portrait - to instantly compensate for a variety of varying light conditions or image details. It's easy to quickly pick the setting you want so you can capture a scene spontaneously and not worry about time-consuming setting adjustments.
Make Art out of Time: Time-Lapse Recording
Capture an event that takes place over the course of hours and present it in a fraction of the time. With the Q20's Art Time-Lapse Recording feature still frames will be captured at pre-set intervals. Then a high defintion file, with the stills presented in order, will be created. And with a variety of modes, including Night Time, Zooming, Panning and Reverse Playback, you will have even more creative options.
Keeping Video Recording Simple: Record Pause
The Q20 features a Record Pause mode which allows you to briefly pause a recording and then pick up right where you left off without creating a new file. It's a simple way to keep file numbers down, create only one file to work with and minimise the need for merging files for editing, sharing or transferring.
Add Some Fun: Shake it
Want to have some fun with your camcorder? Next time you're recording a get-together, party or any memorable event, have some fun with Shake It. Just shake your Q20 and the camcorder will randomly add one of several different digital effects to a scene. Shake It even works in Playback Mode, when it will embed pre-loaded music into your clip. So go on, shake it and see!
Clean and Crisp Touchscreen: 2.7" Smart Touch LCD
Change the way you look at things with the impressive 2.7" QVGA Touch LCD (230k resolution). The large screen delivers clean, crisp images that are saturated with natural color and deep, dynamic detail. And the size also makes the touchscreen easier to use to find the feature or content you're looking for.
Capture Images: 5.3MP Still Photo
Of course, it's handy to also be able to take a great photo whenever you want. That's why the Q20 lets you take vivid and vibrant images at 5.3 Megapixel resolution, without interrupting your video recording.