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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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Comments about Samsung F90BN 52X Optical Zoom Black HD Camcorder:
easy to use, no fuss, but also has a lot of features if I want to use them.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Low price & ease of use = get more than one
from Northfield Falls, Northfield, VT 05663, USA
I have two identical units to provide two angles when documenting concerts (classical music). They are adequate, small and reliable. The image is more than satisfactory for documentation -- quite good in bright light -- and the color is consistent between the two. The best part is that, when fully charged, they will run two hours unattended on the batteries supplied -- and charging is fast via the USB connector. The unit has a standard tripod fitting, a built-in lens cover (with a warning if you forget to open it), and the typical array of features (anti-shake, face detection, etc.). Using the manual setups under controlled lighting has very nice results for an inexpensive camera.
from Angels Camp, CA, USA
Like everything about the camera except that it's very shakey and you have to have a very steady hand at times
from Ocala, Fl
I really like this camcorder, is very easy to use.
GREAT CAMCORDER AND FEATURES WITH TWO EXCEPTIONS
from Florida, USA
After using the HMX f90 camcorder, and trying various recordings with it, I find it's over all performance is very, very good, with a couple exceptions that Samsung could have made better. First, no matter how you are using the anti shake feature, it does very little to keep your actual recording steady. That is actually an easy manufacturer adjustment Samsung could have made. The second thing that is a bit annoying is it records in low light ok, but again, they needed to make it more sensitive to offer better quality recording in lower light situations. ONE BIG PLUS, Samsung was smart enough to put a record/pause feature on the camcorder. That is a very, very nice feature that most people want in a camcorder, so nice work on that Samsung. The bad news is, it is the only model they make with this feature. I hope they have plans to offer a similar camcorder to this model with the improvements to the anti shake and low light recording issues, but certainly leave the record/pause feature on any new models. All in all, a very nice product that I would suggest to anyone in the market for a camcorder right now.
This product has adequate features for the price.
from Arkansas, USA
I purchased this camcorder to use on the job. The main purpose was to film certain job functions on an industrial ten color printing press for new hire training. The camcorder performed well for my purpose, although the sound quality could have been better.
Great little camera!
from Spokane, WA, USA
This is not only easy to use, but easy to download videos. Love it!
i was quite suprised when i read and found that you can take videos and still pictures with this camera.
from Cincinnati, OH
The fact that this can be used as a camera and a video camera sure impressed me. I like the lightweight compact design I can stuff it into my purse if needed. The menu button can be a bit challenging at times but I have mastered it. I absolutely love it. I would recommend it to anyone needing a video camera.
Very nice camcorder for price.
from Fanning Springs, FL, USA
The only problem for me is the small control buttons. Really just a small problem that you learn to overcome with use.
from Louisiana, USA
I really love using this camcorder. It takes very good quality videos. The zoom is great, but you need a tripod to keep it steady when at extreme zoom. The only down side for me is the emblems on it are too small for me to see with out my glasses on, I use it for high school sporting events and have a hard time watching the game and filming it at the same time. Great product, I would recommend it for anyone wishing to film. The value is wonderful.
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