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Samsung HMX-F90 HD Camcorder (White)

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Product Highlights
  • 52x Optical Zoom f1.8 Lens by Schneider
  • 5MP CMOS Image Sensor
  • Records 720/30p and 480/60p Video
  • Uses SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Cards
  • Articulated 2.7" LCD Display
  • Time Lapse Function
  • Record Pause Stitches Clips Together
  • One Touch Sharing Button
  • Bookmark Your Favorite Scenes
  • Customize Movie Clips with Music

The Samsung HMX-F90 HD Camcorder features a Schneider 52x optical zoom lens with a fast maximum aperture of f1.8 for improved performance in low light. The F90 can record HD 720/30p and 480/60p video as well as 1.9MP still photos on SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards. Users can monitor and play back recorded files via an articulated 2.7" LCD panel.

Schneider 52x Optical Zoom
The Samsung F90 comes with a 52x optical zoom lens. This lens brings you as close to the action as you need to be and ensures that every image is as clear and crisp as you remember them. A fast maximum aperture of f/1.8 ensures improved image quality in low light conditions.
720/30p, 480/60p and 1.9MP Still Photos
HD 1280 x 720 resolution at 30p offers 2.5x better resolution than conventional standard definition camcorders. In addition to video, the F90 can capture up to 1.9MP still photos.
More Natural Colors
The F90 features a CMOS Sensor, which filters light into separate red, green and blue elements for color reproduction that is richer, deeper, and more natural looking than conventional CCD sensors.
Articulated 2.7" LCD Display
With the wide 2.7" (67.5mm) LCD display lets you see images on the screen clearly while you shoot, even when you're looking from the side, above, or below. You can also playback recorded clips and view them on the LCD display.
Scene Modes and Smart Auto
The F90 has a collection of preset scene modes to give your images a specific look. Presets include Auto, Sports, Portrait, Spotlight, Beach & Snow, Food, and Waterfall. In addition, Smart Auto mode can automatically select preset settings for Night, White, Indoor, Macro, Landscape, Portrait and Night Portrait.
Time Lapse
The Time-Lapse recording feature takes still frames at preset intervals, and the F90 automatically creates a video file that condenses hours of recording into minutes of viewing.
Record Pause
When shooting a long video, like a baseball game or a child's play, you'll probably want to take a break for any long pauses or intermission. With the Record Pause feature, you can pause the recording and then pick up right where you left off without creating a new file. This way you only have one file to work with and don't have to merge files for editing, sharing or transferring.
One Touch Sharing Button
Capture your most memorable moments and share them with friends and family. Simply connect the camcorder to a PC, select your files, and press the One-Touch Sharing Button to quickly upload your videos to YouTube. (Note: one touch sharing requires a computer with an internet connection)
Bookmark Your Favorite Scenes
Playback your favorite moments without having to waste time fast-forwarding or rewinding. The 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.
Customize Movie Clips with Preloaded Software
Add a professional touch to your movies with My Music. Select one of four preloaded classical pieces to score your video, or import songs from your PC's music library by using Samsung's Intelli-Studio. And if there's talking in the scene, it won't get drowned out by the score. Smart BGM II automatically lowers the music, so you can hear whoever is speaking. (requires a PC)
USB Charging
Simply connect the Samsung F90 to a PC's USB port, turn on the PC, and your camcorder will start recharging.
Camera
Sensor 1x CMOS Sensor
Color Filter Not Specified By Manufacturer
Pixel Gross 5,000,000
Effective Pixels 921,000 
Optics
Lens 2.1 - 109.2 mm / 35mm Equivalent: 35.3 - 1838 mm (16: 9) Optical Zoom
f/1.8
Focusing Distance Not Specified By Manufacturer
Angle of View Not Specified By Manufacturer
Zoom Optical: 52x
Digital: 130x
Recording
Recording Media Internal Flash Memory  
Recording Time SD 64 GB
890-minutes
Video Format High Definition
H.264 BP
1280 x 720p / 30 fps
720 x 480p / 60 fps
Aspect Ratio 16:9
4:3
Still Image Resolution JPEG: 1.6 Megapixel, 1696 x 954 (16:9)
JPEG: .9 Megapixel, 1280 x 720 (16:9)
JPEG: 1.9 Megapixel, 1600 x 1200 (4:3)
JPEG: 800 x 600 (4:3)
Channels 2.0-Channel Stereo
Audio Format AAC
Sampling Frequency Not Specified By Manufacturer
Display
Display Type LCD
Touchscreen No
Screen Size 2.7"
Pixel Count 230,000
Rotation Opening Angle: 90°
Turning Angle: 270°
Features
Image Stabilization Digital
Scene Modes Preset: Yes
Lux 0 (Color Nite Shutter)
Shutter Speed 1/30sec
White Balance Modes Auto
Cloudy
Custom
Daylight
Fluorescent
Tungsten
Built-in Mic Yes
Built-in Speaker Yes
Built-in Light/Flash Light - No
Flash - Yes
Tripod Mount 1/4"
Input/Output Connectors
Inputs 1x USB 2.0 (data and power)
Outputs 1x USB 2.0 (data and power)
1x Composite Video (out) 720x480/60i (16:9 or 4:3)
1x HDMI D (Micro) 1920x1080/30p (upscaled from 720/30p)
General
System Requirements Windows
  • XP
    XP (SP2)
    Vista
    7
  • Pentium 4 3.0GHz Processor or greater
  • 512MB RAM
  • 1024 x 768 Pixel Resolution, 16-bit Display
Battery Rechargeable Battery Pack
Charging Method USB
Charging Time Not Specified By Manufacturer
Power Consumption Operating: 2.4 W
Operating Temperature Not Specified By Manufacturer
Dimensions (WxHxD) 2.1 x 2.2 x 4.6" / 5.3 x 5.6 x 11.7 cm
Weight .48 lb / 218 g
Samsung HMX-F90 HD Camcorder (White)
  • USB Cable
  • Battery (IA-BP105R)
  • Bundled Software (Intelli-Studio)
  • Limited Warranty (1-Year Parts and 90-Days Labor)
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    SamsungHMX-F90 HD Camcorder (Black)
     
    4.3

    (based on 19 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (9)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    89%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Zoom range/performance (17)
    • Easy to use (15)
    • Great picture quality (10)
    • Good in low light (8)
    • Great sound (7)

    Cons

    • No external mic input (5)
    • Poor in low light (5)

    Best Uses

    • Home movies (10)
    • Travel (7)
    • Movies/short films (6)
    • Low light (5)
    • Weddings (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual user (10), Enthusiast (7)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (15), Yes (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Nice Bang for the buck!

    I bought this for my girlfriend so she may make a higher quality Vlog. This little camera Nails it! The format is perfect for editing, the easy of use is there, the Quality...Read complete review

    I bought this for my girlfriend so she may make a higher quality Vlog. This little camera Nails it! The format is perfect for editing, the easy of use is there, the Quality of both the unit and the video is just what I expected from a Samsung, and the battery is spectacular. All in all Very Pleased

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Does not compare to the Sony

    Too used to the Sony. Granted the cost is less, but you do get what you pay for here. Quality is just not there. Picture is too high contrast out of the...Read complete review

    Too used to the Sony. Granted the cost is less, but you do get what you pay for here. Quality is just not there. Picture is too high contrast out of the camera. Not very impressive HD either. I most likely will return this camera.

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    5.0

    Can-Do Camcorder!

    By Soccer Daddy

    from La Mesa, CA

    About Me Video Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Good Image Stabilization
    • Good in Low Light
    • Great Picture Quality
    • Great Sound
    • Great Zoom
    • Zoom range/performance

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • HD Shooting
      • Home Movies
      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Travel
      • Weddings/Events

      Comments about HMX-F90 HD Camcorder (Black):

      Bought this camcorder primarily to film game footage of my oldest daughter's soccer games now that she is entering that time in her career where colleges will begin to actively scout her and request game film. So far, I can pat myself on the back for doing my homework and settling on a product that delivers the results I want. I haven't got any complaints about my purchase, it's EXACTLY what I was shopping for!

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      4.0

      Fits the bill

      By MS

      from Northern NJ

      About Me Casual User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about HMX-F90 HD Camcorder (Black):

          Got it for filming my son's lacrosse games at tournaments. It performed well. Would recommend getting an extra battery if you may be filming long sequences. I got most of 3 games filmed and the battery died during the 4th

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          2.0

          more recording details please

          By PaHa

          from Los Angeles, CA

          About Me Casual User

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about HMX-F90 HD Camcorder (Black):

                it works great, light all that stuff. l just wish it would say somewhere it only shoots for 20 minutes at a time. it starts up again.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Great Flash camcorder

                By PCIT pro

                from oklahoma

                About Me Casual User

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to Use
                • Good in Low Light
                • Great Picture Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Indoors/Low Light

                  Comments about HMX-F90 HD Camcorder (Black):

                  wonderful product

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                  • No

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                  2.0

                  Does not compare to the Sony

                  By Ed WL

                  from Michigan

                  About Me Video Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • No External Mic Input
                    • Poor Image Quality

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about HMX-F90 HD Camcorder (Black):

                      Too used to the Sony. Granted the cost is less, but you do get what you pay for here. Quality is just not there. Picture is too high contrast out of the camera. Not very impressive HD either. I most likely will return this camera.

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                      5.0

                      Nice cam

                      By DoublePlanet

                      from Clayton GA

                      About Me Casual User

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy to Use
                      • Good Image Stabilization
                      • Good in Low Light
                      • Great Picture Quality
                      • Great Sound
                      • Great Zoom
                      • Large Clear LCD
                      • Zoom range/performance

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Home Movies
                        • Indoors/Low Light
                        • Movies/Short Films
                        • Travel
                        • Weddings/Events

                        Comments about HMX-F90 HD Camcorder (White):

                        Hobby photo my band, and more… this cam is great. Conveneient.

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                        4.0

                        Great Camera In a Small Package

                        By Hughtron

                        from Dixon, CA

                        About Me Casual User

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Computer Friendly
                        • Easy to Use
                        • Easy To Use On A Tripod
                        • Great Picture Quality
                        • Great Sound
                        • Great Zoom
                        • Small Size Easy To Store
                        • User Friendly Controls

                        Cons

                        • Lcd Picture Is Marginal
                        • Poor In Low Light
                        • Sound Is Weak On Playback

                        Best Uses

                        • HD Shooting
                        • Home Movies
                        • Movies/Short Films
                        • Snippets Of Grandkids
                        • Toy Train Videos

                        Comments about HMX-F90 HD Camcorder (Black):

                        Took a little while to get the hang of using it, had to keep the instruction book close at hand. Downloaded video on computer had very good resolution and sound quality was excellent. Easily uploaded to U Tube. It interfaced nicely with my small tripod adapter plate,along with the handy pause button made it that much easier to setup and take down for static shooting. The small size is a plus too, it stows easily in one of my old DSLR lens bags.

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                        5.0

                        The Samsung HMX-F90 Camcorder

                        By John

                        from Philadelphia, PA

                        About Me Video Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy to Use
                        • Good in Low Light
                        • Great Picture Quality
                        • Great Zoom
                        • Large Clear LCD

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Home Movies
                          • Travel

                          Comments about HMX-F90 HD Camcorder (Black):

                          The HMX-F90 Camcorder provides high-quality video recording at an incredibly low price. It has great low-light capability and it is extremely easy to use.

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                          • Yes

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                          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          THE BEST FOR UNDER $[$] BAR NON !!

                          By CISCO

                          from SPFLD,MO.

                          About Me Semi-pro Videographer

                          Pros

                          • Easy to Use
                          • Good Image Stabilization
                          • Good in Low Light
                          • Great Picture Quality
                          • Great Sound
                          • Great Zoom
                          • Large Clear LCD
                          • Pro Stuff
                          • Zoom range/performance

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Documentaries
                            • HD Shooting
                            • Home Movies
                            • Indoors/Low Light
                            • Movies/Short Films
                            • Travel
                            • Weddings/Events

                            Comments about HMX-F90 HD Camcorder (White):

                            EVERY THING IS BETTER THAN ANY UNIT UNDER $ [$]!!

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                            • No

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                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            4.0

                            great bang for the buck!

                            By Kirk J

                            from Crystal Lake IL

                            About Me Video Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy to Use
                            • Good Image Stabilization
                            • Good in Low Light
                            • Great Picture Quality
                            • Large Clear LCD
                            • Zoom range/performance

                            Cons

                            • No External Mic Input
                            • Poor Sound

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about HMX-F90 HD Camcorder (Black):

                              I make videos for our motorcycle club and this camera with its simple setup fits the bill well. The only thing really lacking is a mic port. The sound is a bit canned.

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                              • No

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                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              4.0

                              Fine

                              By garman

                              from minnesota

                              About Me Casual User

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy to Use

                              Cons

                              • Poor Image Quality

                              Best Uses

                              • Home Movies
                              • Travel
                              • Weddings/Events

                              Comments about HMX-F90 HD Camcorder (Black):

                              Have not had time to use extensively but for the price seems very good.

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                              • Yes

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                              5.0

                              Love this video camera!

                              By Todd

                              from North dakota

                              Comments about HMX-F90 HD Camcorder (Black):

                              i think this camera is awesome! I used it for my son's sporting events and for a family gathering. It has an excellent 52 x zoom which captures sporting events perfectly! I would recommend this video camera to anyone. Great camera at a great price!

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                              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              4.0

                              Cool little camera...

                              By Cuoj

                              from Los Angeles, CA

                              About Me Video Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Convenience
                              • Easy to Use
                              • Good in Low Light
                              • Size
                              • Zoom range/performance

                              Cons

                              • No External Mic Input
                              • Poor Still Image

                              Best Uses

                              • Documentaries
                              • Home Movies
                              • Movies/Short Films

                              Comments about HMX-F90 HD Camcorder (Black):

                              I bought this camera to shoot Mublecore/Dogme 95 style short films (and possibly a feature). The draw was the lens, with it's aperture of 1.8.

                              The resolution wasn't as important to me given the style I'll be shooting in. (A cross between documentary and home movies.) The CMOS sensor is a nice addition, giving the video a more natural overall look.

                              A few good things, to start with, THE SIZE. The HMX-F90 is an extraordinarily tiny but capable little beast. For the type of shooting I plan on doing this is VERY COOL.

                              The camera takes standard SD Memory cards, which tend to be relatively inexpensive and easy to use across various Computers.

                              There aren't many manual functions but what's there is useful. Thankfully it does have manual focus. Low light is suprisingly good.

                              I just bought this camera (and seeing the current price, bought another one for backup) For the money it's great.

                              They made this camera for families that want a decent little camera that's cheap but wont break the bank. The build is suprisingly solid and it's so small it almost seems like a toy.

                              I have nothing really bad to say about this camera. For my purposes, it works. For those seeking higher resolutions or extra features, you might wanna pass on this one.

                              For me, this is like my own PXL-2000. Gosh, I always wanted one of those. :-)

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                              4.0

                              Good video at a low price

                              By wtcdust

                              from New York, NY

                              About Me Casual User

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy to Use

                              Cons

                              • No External Mic Input
                              • Poor In Low Light

                              Best Uses

                              • Home Movies

                              Comments about HMX-F90 HD Camcorder (Black):

                              I've been using my camera to take casual videos for YouTube.

                              The videos are high quality, but this camera doesn't have a slot for an external microphone.

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                              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              4.0

                              "Good product"

                              By Wood

                              from Houston, TX

                              About Me Casual User

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy to Use

                              Cons

                              • Poor In Low Light
                              • Poor Sound

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about HMX-F90 HD Camcorder (Black):

                                The lighting is not that great. Overall it's a good camcorder.

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                                4.0

                                2 nd HD video camera

                                By Weddings by default

                                from Pittsburgh Pa.

                                About Me Casual User

                                Pros

                                • Great Zoom

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about HMX-F90 HD Camcorder (White):

                                    After many frustrations with my previous camera. I wanted one that when transfering to a DVD, The stop and pause frustrated me. Not so with the pause on the Samsung
                                    I did a wedding and had to get a pro to edit out the paused, which was 3-4 seconds each.

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                                    (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    I found the one I needed

                                    By michigander616

                                    from Greenville, MI.

                                    About Me Video Enthusiast

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy to Use
                                    • Good Image Stabilization
                                    • Great Picture Quality
                                    • Great Sound
                                    • Great Zoom
                                    • Large Clear LCD
                                    • Zoom range/performance

                                    Cons

                                    • Poor In Low Light

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Great For Vacation Pics
                                    • Home Movies
                                    • Indoors/Low Light
                                    • Travel
                                    • Weddings/Events

                                    Comments about HMX-F90 HD Camcorder (White):

                                    While I've always wanted a video camera, the search for one that could take quality still photos was needed. The Samsung HMX-F90 was the one that did both within the price range I could afford. The videos are crisp and clear ever at 40X range and the still pictures that I have taken are as good as or better than my older Sony. A great camera at a great price. Well-done Samsung.

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                                    5.0

                                    Perfect for Beginners

                                    By Erika

                                    from Placitas, NM

                                    About Me Casual User

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy to Use
                                    • Good Image Stabilization
                                    • Good in Low Light
                                    • Great Picture Quality
                                    • Great Sound
                                    • Great Zoom
                                    • Large Clear LCD
                                    • Zoom range/performance

                                    Cons

                                    • No External Mic Input

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Documentaries
                                    • Movies/Short Films

                                    Comments about HMX-F90 HD Camcorder (White):

                                    I am using it for video taping chickens, and not only is it easy to use, but the focus keeps up with all the shifts and changes. I prefer to use this over my $800 camera with video. The flexi-LCD screen is a huge plus for seeing what I'm filming at eye level with the chickens.

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                                    5.0

                                    Nice Bang for the buck!

                                    By RoadWarrior

                                    from Califon, NJ

                                    About Me Video Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy to Use
                                    • Good Image Stabilization
                                    • Great Picture Quality
                                    • Great Sound
                                    • Great Zoom
                                    • Large Clear LCD
                                    • Zoom range/performance

                                    Cons

                                    • Poor In Low Light

                                    Best Uses

                                    • HD Shooting
                                    • Home Movies
                                    • Movies/Short Films
                                    • Travel

                                    Comments about HMX-F90 HD Camcorder (White):

                                    I bought this for my girlfriend so she may make a higher quality Vlog. This little camera Nails it! The format is perfect for editing, the easy of use is there, the Quality of both the unit and the video is just what I expected from a Samsung, and the battery is spectacular. All in all Very Pleased

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