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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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Product is difficult to operate
from Tampa FL
Comments about Samsung F90BN 52X Optical Zoom Black HD Camcorder:
The small, limited instruction book that came with the camera lacks clarity. While attempting to operate the camera, I find that following the limited instructions does not achieve the desired result. It is very confusing. For instance, when I open the LCD screen and press the power button, the standby screen appears and pressing the control arrows (which are too small and difficult to operate) nothing happens. I need a tutorial from Samsung. Please help!
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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Another Great Product
I have owned many Samsung products and they are all easy to use with great results. I truly do like my camcorder because of the easy to use features. This camcorder produces sharp, crisp, clear pictures and movies. I highly recommend this camera for beginners or the more experienced camera buffs. Don't hesitate to get this camera because you will really enjoy it.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Easy to use and a great value.
The camera is easy to use, has great video quality and the features are handy and add some cool alternatives on how you may want to shoot your video. The size in convenient for carrying around and the quality is tons better than using a smart phone. Overall I am very happy with the product.
Great product at a great value
from Rochester NY
This is an excellent camcorder. The picture and sound quality are both exceptional. And it is a great value compared to other more expensive units. Would definately buy another Samsung when the time comes! Would also recommend this camcorder to a friend.
Great for the value
from Texas, USA
Good sensors, still picture is good. Time laps feature can be a little confusion. Overall good value for the price.
Very good performance for the price
from Seattle, WA, USA
The camcorder had very good battery life. I was impressed with the ease of use of the software that came with. The video quality was great. My only wishlist is for the software to have noise reduction and also for the camcorder to have extra noise( audio) reduction.
from Louisville, KY, USA
I had a video camera that was 12 years old and I had it in the shop several times because it had a tape that would get tangled. I was in desperate need of a camera that was digital. I really like this camera because it is lighter and easier to hold, it is digital and easy to use and it was a Samsung. I have several Samsung items and I love them all !!! With four teenagers and three dogs, I plan to use this camera quite often !!
Ease of use
This camera is very easy to use, either point & shoot or set to any desired production values. The playback features, both PC & for use with my Samsung LED TV are excellent. Very simple for first time operators or experienced photo bugs like myself.
from Scituate, MA, USA
This takes great video and is easy to upload to the computer.
Easy to use-easy to carry-good battery life
from McKinney, Texas
I bought this on the advise of good friend and am very pleased. I need to take bit and pieces of the kids in their activities and it is great for that. I have moved away from putting so much video on my phone and getting it wih my video recorded. I love that I can out it in my purse so I have it when I need it.
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