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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...Read complete review
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.
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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...Read complete review
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.
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from Winter Haven Florida
Comments about Samsung F90BN 52X Optical Zoom Black HD Camcorder:
I purchased two of these. I could not register one of them because the system would not accept the serial number of the second camera. The problem is that about every 20 minutes the camera starts a new file. The time between the end of one file and the start of the next file is about 5 seconds. If using more than one camera to shoot a video, it is very difficult to synchronize the two or more video streams when editing for a final video. Other than that the cameras are good all around video. This problem occurs in both cameras.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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This product is such that I can take it any where it is compact with a wide range of service!!
from Pennsylvania, USA
I just love my mini CamCorder. it is light enough and small enough to carry everywhere without being in the way or taking up a lot of space. I like that it has the functionality of a movie screen.. to me any way. it is clear and sharp and my favorite feature...easy to use.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
This camcorder is, as expected, an excellent purchase
from Las Vegas, NV, USA
Before I made the final decision to buy this camcorder, I searched long and hard through a variety of online and televised reviews; most of the reviewers rated it good to excellent, although some had issues that were, in my opinion, minor or at least, correctable. For example, a few complained that the sound was low or difficult to hear during camcorder playback; that's true during the camcorder playback, to some extent, but everything is ok with the sound during playback on my TV or my computer - I just turn the volume up a little. Bottom line: I'm completely in love with this beautiful, workable, affordable camcorder because everything works well, and the photo and video functions are easy to understand and a breeze to operate - as advertised.
from Palmetto Florida
This small handheld camcorder is lightweight, attractive and easy to use. I would have given 5 stars all the way except for the fact it only records in 720P at the high end. A nice touch would have been to add an external mike hook up as the built in mike is extremely sensitive. The optical zoom of 52X is awesome and would highly recommend the use of a tripod when using full zoom. This is a great cam if you use You Tube. For the price point this cam beats the competition hands down.
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The Samsung F90BN is so handy to use
The F90BN is held with great control and ease, in the palm of my hand. The control buttons couldn't be better located for ease of access. I was amazed at the sharpness of still pictures and videos.
from Alabama, USA
I bought this camcorder mainly to record my two cousins playing youth football, but now I use this recorder for my music an much much more its just a great product all around. For the price I paid for it is worth every cent! It is better then any other out there an my Galaxy S5 is amazing!!! Thank you Samsung for making such great products because of this product I can record my guitar parts threw this camcorder hooked up to my laptop straight into my recording software it makes it so much faster an it captures the best sound, only thing I could think of to make it a little bit better is if it had BlueTooth. I always get the best quality out of this, my Galaxy S5 gave me great sound just took longer to upload it then transfer it to my software! So again thank you so much for everything y'all do!!!! I give this camcorder 5 stars on everything!!
Excellent Value for the price. Excellent sound quality. Could use some improvement in the image stabilization department. Also guidebook is a little thin on info. I know info. is available on line, but would be much nicer if it was in the form of a small booklet that fits in a camera case,
this camcorder is so much fun to use
from Bremerton, WA, USA
i love this camcorder it is so much fun to use and takes great quality video and pictures i used this camera at my 45th birthday and was happy with everything my gay partner took with it on that day i have not been able to edit it though yet still learning how to do that with the program that it installed on my computer to do that with the camcorder
Lightweight & Compact
A nice camcorder for someone like myself, who needs one for occasional use. I took one star off the value due to the lack of instruction manual. Unless you are satisfied with downloading and printing 113 pages, the manual must be purchased separately.
only thing i didn't like
from Kentucky, USA
The only thing i didn't like is the menu button. It is small and hard to move. The weight of the camera is great. Easy to hold. I am not very tech savvy , but with a little practice, i figured it out! I love the two record buttons. The price was good. It holds a good sized chip. Hate the small ones, always need to change in the middle. Thank you Audrey C.
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