Samsung HMX-F90 HD Camcorder (Black)

Samsung HMX-F90 HD Camcorder (Black)

Samsung HMX-F90 HD Camcorder (Black)

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Product Highlights

  • Records 720/30p and 480/60p Video
  • 5MP CMOS Image Sensor
  • 52x Optical Zoom f1.8 Lens by Schneider
  • Uses SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Cards
  • 2.7" LCD Screen
  • Time Lapse Function
  • HDMI and Composite Video Output
  • USB Charging
  • Built-in Intelli-Studio Editing Software
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Samsung HMX-F90 Overview

  • 1Description

The Samsung HMX-F90 HD Camcorder records up to 720p video at 30 fps and features a Schneider lens that provides 52x optical zoom range to get you closer to the action. The lens also has a maximum aperture of f/1.8 to benefit shooting in dimly light environments. In addition to 720p video, the camcorder can also capture 1.9MP still photos onto SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards. Users can monitor and play back recorded files on the 2.7" articulated LCD panel, or use the micro HDMI output and an optional HDMI cable to connect to your HDTV for large screen playback of your footage with family and friends. You can also share connect the camera to a Windows computer using an included USB cable and use the camcorder's built-in Intelli-studio editing software to transfer, edit, and upload your videos directly to social media sites such as YouTube. Connecting to a computer's USB port will also charge the camera battery when attached.

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.
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.
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.
In the Box
Samsung HMX-F90 HD Camcorder (Black)
  • Battery
  • Power Adapter
  • USB Cable
  • Audio / Video Cable
  • Limited 1-Year Parts and 90-Days Labor Warranty
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    Samsung HMX-F90 Specs

    Camera
    Sensor 1-Chip CMOS
    Sensor Resolution 5,000,000 MP
    Effective Pixels 921,000 MP
    Optics
    Zoom Optical: 52x
    Digital: 130x
    Recording
    Recording Media x Internal Flash Memory
    Recording Time SD 64 GB
    890-minutes
    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
    Display
    Display Type LCD
    Touchscreen No
    Screen Size 2.7"
    Screen Resolution 230,000 Dots
    Rotation Opening Angle: 90°
    Turning Angle: 270°
    Shutter Speed 1/30 Second ()
    Features
    Image Stabilization Digital
    Scene Modes Preset: Yes
    Lux 0 (Color Nite Shutter)
    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 1 x USB 2.0 Type-A (data and power)
    Outputs 1 x USB 2.0 (data and power)
    1 x Composite Video 720x480/60i (16:9 or 4:3)
    1 x Micro-HDMI (Type D) 1920x1080/30p (upscaled from 720/30p)
    General
    Battery Rechargeable Battery Pack
    Charging Method USB
    Power Consumption Operating: 2.4 W
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 2.1 x 2.2 x 4.6" / 5.3 x 5.6 x 11.7 cm
    Weight 0.48 lb / 217.72 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.16 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.8 x 5.7 x 3.6"

    Samsung HMX-F90 Reviews

    HMX-F90 HD Camcorder (Black) is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 49.
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good, But... Overall a very nice camera - value for the money. The only problem, which I wish someone would have mentioned - the recording length. This camera can only record for 20 min at a time. It then "creates a new file." Nowhere did I find Samsung tell me this until after I had bought the camera and was able to download the user's manual. The problem comes in the 3-5 seconds of lost time between the end of one file and the beginning of the next one. For recording a sporting event, it would be okay, but for my kids' plays and concerts, it is not - there is no work around other than to keep an eye on the timer. That is really the only problem that I have with the camera.
    Date published: 2013-12-19
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from HMX-F90 HD 52X I bought this one because of all the nice reviews but I am disappointed. The quality and color of both the photos and videos,no matter which quality option chosen is not good. The inexpensive Aiptek I have is so much better in both photos and vid quality and when I close the cover it shuts off automatically. When I open the Aiptek, it turns on automatically and offers the ability to start taking photos or videos immediately. With this one, I have to press the start button and wait for 2 seconds, the screen comes on but then I have to wait again for it to synch before I can start. That is very annoying. Just so disappointed.
    Date published: 2015-09-08
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from A good Xmas gift I received this camera on Christmas and the few days I've had to play with it I've come to love it. Having a 9 month old I wanted to record her besides using my phone. Only personal drawback on this model is no wifi. I can't really complain since it was a gift and in time I'll be upgrading all my home devices in the future and all of them will need wifi connectivity. It's just easier to work with and of course uploading or downloading and I hate wasting time on PCs when I can complete whatever I want on my phone or tablet. That's why I'm pro-wifi on any device possible.
    Date published: 2013-12-30
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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 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
    Date published: 2013-04-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I found the one I needed 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.
    Date published: 2013-08-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for Beginners 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.
    Date published: 2013-08-01
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from decent camera but extremely disappointe I used it for the west indian day parade 2014 nyc the video codec is cool the built in pause button is great feature,but heres the problem with the camera the only way too charge it is via leaving the flip screen open plugged up too hdmi or charging port. Why didnt they put the charging port near the battery port?? Good size Great colors Good sound Decent too below average stabilization Screen is decent size Good Price for what you pay is budget friendly No wide angle lens Battery life is horrible if u buy it please buy 2 extra battery's
    Date published: 2014-09-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Reach out and capture the moment I'm a dinosaur from broadcast (ESPN Dallas 1980's.) I worked with 3-tube, and later 4-chip pro cams, and I like all the manual control I can get, so I'm never Truly Happy with consumer stuff, However, this is the coolest little camcorder I've found for the price! For me, the biggest bang for the buck is the 52x optical zoom. It reaches out there and gets you the shot! unlike digital zoom, which gets grainy and pixel distorted, optical zoom gets the close-up in focus! (FYI, the big boy cams of my era could only muster 15x zoom) The downside of this much magnification: 1. Zoom loves lots of light 2. The slightest jitter looks like an earthquake (the on board image stabilizer can't compensate for this) You'll need a good tripod! 3. auto focus can freak out at high zoom, so manual focus is the way to go! Of course I love all the manual overrides this baby offers. I would have preferred a user's manual in the box, but the pdf is cool too. I'm still learning all the features of this camera has to offer! So far, i'm very impressed! Ron J.
    Date published: 2013-05-19
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    HOW CAN I GET A USER MANUAL?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    Over 90% of manuals for any appliance that you may own are on the internet. Google: Samsung HMX - F90 HD Manual
    Answered by: Michelle M.
    Date published: 2018-08-28

    question

    How to play back on tv?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    Use the mini HDMI cable (supplied with the camcorder) to attach the camcorder to the TV. Then select the proper HDMI port on your TV. Follow camcoder directions to playback.
    Answered by: Michael S.
    Date published: 2018-08-28

    question

    My hdmi port is not working what can i do?
    Asked by: Marisela V.
    Contact the manufacturer for service: SamsungTel: 800-726-7864Website: <a href= http://www.samsung.com/ target= _blank >http://www.samsung.com/</a>
    Answered by: Mark S.
    Date published: 2018-08-28

    question

    Do you support the Korean ?
    Asked by: Seunghoon j.
    Korean language is supported in the OSD MENU. See page 29 of the Owner's Guide for details:<a href= http://static.bhphotovideo.com/lit_files/90677.pdf target= _blank >http://static.bhphotovideo.com/lit_files/90677.pdf</a>
    Answered by: Mark S.
    Date published: 2018-08-28

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    Can I hook a mic up to the camera?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    Sorry, no. At this time the most affordable camcorder with an ahiso jack is this one.Canon VIXIA HF R500 Full HD Camcorder (Black)<a href= http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1023206-REG/canon_vixia_hf_r500_full.html target= _blank >http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1023206-REG/canon_vixia_hf_r500_full.html</a>
    Answered by: Dennis A L.
    Date published: 2018-08-28

    question

    Is there software download available for Mac interface?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    I don't think so. I edit so I just use FCP X. It supports multiple formats simultaneously. Sorry if that was no help. Please let me know if you fin something.
    Answered by: Michelle M.
    Date published: 2018-08-28

    question

    how do you display the date and time?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    This camcorder does not offer Time and Date Stamp feature
    Answered by: Graham N.
    Date published: 2018-08-28

    question

    i need only 1280x720, if record in 1280x720 hdmi output 1280x720you indicate that makes reescaling to 1080 , but I have a hdmi output at 720p ? I suppose that the output will be alive or clean without icons. It seems very strange that if you record at 720 then you can not get by hdmi 720. I can assure please
    Asked by: Jesus T.
    The HDMI output resolution on the HMX-F90 is 1280 x 720P. It is not documented whether the HMX-F90 has a live HDMI output.
    Answered by: Leon B.
    Date published: 2018-08-28
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