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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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The camera has great features but!
from North Carolina
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.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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great features plus easy to operate
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
from Atlantic City, NJ, USA
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!
simple easy to use
from Hamilton, NY
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.
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.
Ease of handing
from Sacramento, California
The old saying "Get more bang for your buck" applies here. This camcorder, which fits into the palm of your hand, offers ease of use as well as the various options of filming it offers.
from Turku, Finland
Whith this camera and iMove I have made movies like a pro according to my friend's opinion. Once you learn to use the zoom function properly it works fine in most situations. Best price in this class. Recommendation full points.
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from Casey, IL 62420, USA
I've enjoyed using the camcorder so far. I have a lot more to learn about using it effectively.
I am totally disgusted with this product.
I am totally disgusted with this product. For starters, the Quick Start Guide is virtually useless. It is so small I cannot read it. In addition, the guides raise more questions than they answer. And, as far as I can tell (with the utterly pathetic guide supplied), I need to have a memory card (and an adapter??) before I can even use this product. It is not useable out-of-the-box. Would I recommend this product to anyone else? Thatâ€™s a definite NO.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
from Virginia, USA
I love this. The day I got this I found out about my son's surprise school program. WIth no time to figure it out I started using it right away. It's easy to figure out, and simple for my son to use too. Nice size and perfect for my handbag.
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