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Samsung F90BN 52X Optical Zoom White HD Camcorder - HMX-F90WN/XAA

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Samsung F90BN 52X Optical Zoom White HD Camcorder, Model F90W

Features:

  • Capture Incredible Details with 52x Zoom
    We know that a powerful optical zoom lens is a critical feature in any camcorder which is why the Samsung F90 comes with a 52x optical zoom lens. It 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. Plus, we've added additional pixels from the image sensor to the existing optical zoom
  • 720p HD Movie Recording
    Experience the same clarity you do while watching high definition movies — with your own videos. 1280 x 720 30p HD recording offers 2.5x better resolution than conventional standard definition camcorders. Since video is captured at 30 frames per second, you'll enjoy a cinematic-like presentation — especially when played back on your large screen HDTV or desktop HD monitor
  • One Touch Sharing Button
    Capture your most memorable moments and share 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
  • Bookmark Your Favorite Scenes
    Play back your favorite moments of a night out with friends or your hike through the woods — 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 Your Movie Clips
    Add a professional touch to your movies with My Music. Select one of four preloaded classical pieces to score your videos. 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 ? automatically lowers the music, so you always hear whoever is speaking
  • More Natural Colors in Every Image
    Whether lush greens in a garden, cool blues of an ocean, or a ruby-toned party dress, accurately capture the many colors of life. 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 any taken with a CCD Sensor. You'll also enjoy clearer images, with no vertical smears
  • Take a Break in the Action
    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 on the Samsung CAMCORDER, 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
  • Time Lapse
    The Time-Lapse recording feature is fun and easy to use. By taking still frames at preset intervals and then putting them in sequential order, the Samsung CAMCORDER is able to create a video file that condenses hours of recording such as sunset or sunrise into minutes of viewing
  • 2.7"(67.5mm) LCD
    With the wide 2.7"(67.5mm) LCD display, you can see everything in the shot — even when you're next to the camcorder. That's because the LCD display features a wide viewing angle that lets you see images on the screen clearly while you shoot, even when you're looking from the side, above, or below
  • USB Charging
    Simply connect the Samsung F90 to a PC's USB port, turn on the PC, and your camcorder will start recharging. This intelligent feature gives you the freedom to shoot, share, and recharge from almost anywhere
  • F1.8
    The Samsung F90 comes with an F1.8 lens that ensures high-quality video, even in low light conditions. Whether you're shooting an intimate, candle-lit dinner in a restaurant or a setting sun at dusk, the bright, wide aperture lens captures sharp, crystal-clear images every time
  • HDMI
    Get superior picture and sound from your HD source. The High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) is a digital connection that can transmit HD video and audio over a single cable

Specifications:

Lens

  • Type: F1.8 Schneider Lens
  • Optical Zoom: 52x
  • Digital Zoom: 130x
  • F Value: 1.8~4.9
  • Focal Length-35mm Conversion: f= 2.1 - 109.2 mm (35 mm Film Equivalent: 35.3~
  • Focal Length: f= 2.1 - 109.2 mm (35 mm Film Equivalent: 35.3 - 1838mm)
  • 0 Lux Recording: Color Nite Shutter
  • Macro: Wide / Tele Macro
  • Zoom Speed: 5 seconds

Image Sensor

  • Image Stabilizer: Hyper DIS
  • No. of Pixels: 5M
  • Effective Pixels: 921k
  • Sensor Type: CMOS

Main Display

  • Device Type: LCD
  • No. of Pixels: 230k
  • Bright Adjust: Yes
  • Rotation Angle: 90+270 deg.

Video Recording

  • Animated Thumbnail: Yes
  • Auto Exposure: Yes
  • Auto Focus: Yes
  • Auto Shutter: Yes
  • Auto White Balance: Yes
  • Back Light Compensation: Yes
  • Built-in Microphone: Yes
  • Color Nite Shutter: On(1/30)/Off
  • Digital Special Effects: Off, Black & White, Sepia, Negative, Noir, Western, Dazzle
  • Edit: Memory Format, Delete a file, Delete selected files, Delete all files, Protect a file, Protect selected files, Protect all files
  • Index Thumbnail View: Yes
  • Low Light Sensitivity (lux): 15 Lux (1/30 sec)
  • Manual Exposure: Yes
  • Manual Focus: Yes
  • Manual White Balance: Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Fluorescent / Tungsten / Custom
  • Recording Format: H.264 BP
  • Recording Resolution: PAL: HD (1,280 x 720 25p) SD : (720 x 576 50p)
  • Recording Time (hrs): 1.6
  • Resolution
    • 1280 x 720/30p
    • 720 x 480/60p, 16:9
    • 720 x 480/60p, 4:3
    • TV Out : 1920 x 1080/30p (HDMI)
    • 720 x 480/60i, 16:9 (Composite)
    • 720 x 480/60i, 4:3 (Composite)
  • Scene Mode: Auto, Sports, Portrait, Spotlight, Beach & Snow, Food, Waterfall
  • Shooting Guideline: Yes
  • Slow Shutter Mode (LSS): C.Nite
  • Smart Auto: Night, White, Indoor, Macro, Landscape, Portrait, Night Portrait
  • Speaker: Mono
  • Video File Format: H.264
  • Video Still Capture: Yes
  • White Balance: Auto/Daylight/Cloudy/Fluorescent/Tungsten/Custom

Still Imaging

  • Format: JPEG
  • Quality: Super Fine
  • Recordable Media: SD Card
  • Resolution: 1696 x 954 (16:9) 1.6M / 1280 x 720 (16:9) 0.9M / 1600 x 1200 (4:3) 1.9M / 800 x 600 (4:3) SVGA

Audio Recording

  • Audio Format: AAC
  • Built-in Microphone: Yes
  • Built-in Speaker: Yes
  • Channels: 2
  • PC Decorder: Yes
  • PC Encorder: Yes
  • Real Stereo: Yes
  • Sampling Rate (kHz): 48 KHz
  • Volume Adjust: Yes

Storage Media

  • Card Slot: SD, SDHC, SDXC

Bundled Software

  • Intelli-Studio: Yes

General

  • Function Beep: Yes
  • HDMI 1080 Video Up Scaling: Yes
  • Lens Cover: Yes
  • My Clip In Camera Editing: Yes
  • Power LED: Yes
  • Recharging Indicator: Yes
  • Tripod Screw: Yes

Inputs and Outputs

  • Composite: Yes
  • HDMI: Yes
  • USB 2.0: 2

Power

  • USB Battery Charging: Yes
  • Battery Model: IA-BP105R
  • Power Supply: AC adaptor

Compatability

  • Operating System: Window7 / Vista / XP SP2

Functions

  • Continous Shot: Yes
  • Delete All: Yes
  • Delete Selected: Yes
  • FF/FPS: Yes
  • Frame Advance: Yes
  • Multi Display: Yes
  • PB All: Yes
  • Play/Still: Yes/Yes
  • Protect All: Yes
  • Protect Selected: Yes
  • Record Pause: Yes
  • Repeat: Yes
  • REW/RPS: Yes
  • Slide Show: Yes
  • Smart BGM: Yes
  • Stop: Yes
  • Time Lapse Recording
    • 1/3/5/10/15/30 sec
    • Rec Limit: 24/48/72/Unlimited

Software

  • Compatible OS: Microsoft windows Vista or XP ( Service Pack 2)
  • System Requirements
    • CPU: Intel Pentium4, 3.0GHz or higher
    • AMD Athlon FX, 2.6GHz or higher
    • RAM: 512MB(1GB or higher recommended)
    • Vide Card: nVIDIA Geforce 7600GT or higher
    • Display: 1024x768, 16bit color or higher
    • DirectX: DirectX 9.0 or higher

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Height: 2.22"
  • Width: 2.12"
  • Depth: 4.68"

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 0.48 lbs
  • Shipping: 2 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): One Year Parts and Labor
  • Extended Service Warranty Available: Click the warranty tab above for details
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Storage TypeSD, SDHC, SDXC
LCD Screen Size (inches)2.7
ViewfinderNo
Total Pixel Count230K pixels
Effective Pixel Count921K Pixels
Manual FocusingYes
Optical Zoom52x
Digital Zoom130x
Night ModeYes
Image StabilizationNo
White BalanceAuto/Daylight/Cloudy/Fluorescent/Tungsten/Custom
Built In Video LightNo
Mic InputYes
Max Recording Time With Battery1.6 Hours
Digtial Still CameraYes
Effective Pixel Count for Still921K pixels
Still Image FormatsJPEG
Computer ConnectivityUSB
Included Removeable MemoryNo
Weight With Battery (pounds)0.48
Width (inches)2.12
Height (inches)2.22
Depth (inches)4.68
Parts Warranty1 Year
Labor Warranty1 Year
  

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Samsung F90BN 52X Optical Zoom Black HD Camcorder
 
4.6

(based on 59 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (42)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (53)
  • Inexpensive (47)
  • Bright display (42)
  • Realistic color (37)
  • Durable (33)

Cons

    Best Uses

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      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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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      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...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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      5.0

      HDR Camera

      By 

      from PA

      Pros

      • Bright display
      • Built-In Speakers
      • Lightweight
      • Realistic color

      Cons

      • cheap plastic case

      Best Uses

        Comments about Samsung F90BN 52X Optical Zoom Black HD Camcorder:

        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,

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        5.0

        this camcorder is so much fun to use

        By 

        from Bremerton, WA, USA

        Pros

        • Bright display
        • Built-In Speakers
        • Durable
        • Inexpensive
        • Lightweight
        • Realistic color

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Samsung F90BN 52X Optical Zoom Black HD Camcorder:

            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

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            4.0

            Lightweight & Compact

            By 

            from Undisclosed

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • microphone cannot be turned off
            • NO INSTRUCTION MANUAL

            Best Uses

              Comments about Samsung F90BN 52X Optical Zoom Black HD Camcorder:

              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.

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              4.0

              only thing i didn't like

              By 

              from Kentucky, USA

              Pros

              • Built-In Speakers
              • Inexpensive
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • screen almost possible to see in sunlight

              Best Uses

                Comments about Samsung F90BN 52X Optical Zoom Black HD Camcorder:

                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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                5.0

                Great Camcorder

                By 

                from Trumbull CT

                Pros

                • Bright display
                • Inexpensive
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • needs onboard light

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Samsung F90BN 52X Optical Zoom Black HD Camcorder:

                  This camera came recommended from a friend who owns the previous model. Video quality is great. We bought an external light source for lower light settings. Very reasonably priced. Also lightweight filmed daughter's basketball game without my arm getting fatigued. Very good camera and a great value.

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                  5.0

                  The camera has great features but!

                  By 

                  from North Carolina

                  Pros

                  • Bright display
                  • Inexpensive
                  • Lightweight
                  • Realistic color

                  Cons

                  • no external mic connection

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Samsung F90BN 52X Optical Zoom Black HD Camcorder:

                    The camera is very good, the video quality is great, but It needs to have a way to connect an external mic.

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                    5.0

                    great features plus easy to operate

                    By 

                    from ind

                    Pros

                    • Bright display
                    • Built-In Speakers
                    • Inexpensive
                    • Lightweight
                    • Realistic color

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Samsung F90BN 52X Optical Zoom Black HD Camcorder:

                        I have looked at several other models but this on fit me perfect. I am not a tech savey person but I feel like a pro just using it what little I have. I love it

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                        5.0

                        Great camcorder!

                        By 

                        from Atlantic City, NJ, USA

                        Pros

                        • Bright display
                        • Inexpensive
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Samsung F90BN 52X Optical Zoom Black HD Camcorder:

                            Over the years, I have watched camcorders evolve from a huge expensive awkward machine into this sleek model. It can be operated using one hand if you need it. When recording something in a crowd, lift the camcorder up high, move the screen so you can see what you are recording, and go. You don't have to be 9 feet tall to get a good picture. I love this machine!

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                            5.0

                            simple easy to use

                            By 

                            from Hamilton, NY

                            Pros

                            • Bright display
                            • Built-In Speakers
                            • Durable
                            • Inexpensive
                            • Lightweight
                            • Realistic color

                            Cons

                            • i can not download or open the online instruction

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Samsung F90BN 52X Optical Zoom Black HD Camcorder:

                              the camera has excellent features including a lens with an outstanding range from normal to long telephoto, is well designed to fit in your hand, is light weight and is useful for almost all applications and can be quickly learned by someone who is new to video photography. I rely on my dealer to help me select my photo products and appreciate his recommendation of this camera.

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                              5.0

                              Great Camcorder

                              By 

                              from Undisclosed

                              Pros

                              • Bright display
                              • Durable
                              • Inexpensive
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                              • would like external audio input capability

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Samsung F90BN 52X Optical Zoom Black HD Camcorder:

                                I have several other products from Samsung. They all have been a good quality product for the price. This camcorder should serve me for years to come as the other products have.

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