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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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Very User Friendly
from Camp Hill, PA, USA
Comments about Samsung F90BN 52X Optical Zoom Black HD Camcorder:
I got this camcorder this morning, and am already recording, and sending clips much easier than with my other camcorder, which by the way, cost almost 4 times as much as this one. The videos are crystal clear as are the photos. The settings are really easy to adjust. I love this camcorder already. I will probably use my much more expensive camcorder much less now. Thanks for making a great product. The only drawback that I can see is the sound could be just a tad louder. I am sold on Samsung!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Great little camcorder
Sweet camera. Excellent HD video. Easy to use. I like it a lot.
this is a awesome camera I would refer this camera to all my friends
This camera does more than any camera I've ever owned I believe this will be the last camera I buy for a long time I really like the specs and I really like the camera itself I would recommend this camera to anybody and everybody who likes a real camera that can really do what a camera supposed to do
Quality merchandise worth buying.
from Lubbock, TX.
Using the HD camcorder at my daughter's soccer game is unexplainably AWESOME! The device is unique, compact, versitile, and very user friendly. I gave a five star for an overall rating cause not only can I use it and understand it but my wife loves it's friendly features and performance. Picture quality from the product to the TV is very sharp and particular...it's like being part of the recorded video. It's design is very unique and slim making it easy to stow away. Nevertheless it's value was made to fit my pocket book. Thank you Samsung for making quality merchandise. We have over five pieces of Samsung products in our home...we only buy the best!
This is a great little camcorder. I have two sons in a High School Marching Band, and this thing works wonderfully keeping up with an always moving show. You can zoom in for clear close ups, or keep zoomed out and catch the whole show. It also has great sound and picture when connected to your Home Theater. You need a HDMi to Micro HDMI cable for best picture and sound, but it does come with the normal Red/White/Yellow cable for standard definition sound and picture. You can zoom in on something that your naked eye can barely see, but it will jump around all over the place unless the camcorder can be stable and not in your hand, such as a Monopod or Tripod.. You can take fairly good pictures with it also, but I haven't used that function too much. I would recommend this to anyone who is looking for a quality camcorder at an affordable price. Buy this and you won't regret it, (in my opinion).
samsung digital recorder
I like my recorder because it simple to operate and take pictures. All operating buttons are at your finger tips. When night time comes it adjust automatically , in the night mode.. I love it, inexpensive, light weight, and has a palm strap that holds the digital camcorder in your hand. This is the best buy for your money.
F90BN 52X Optimal Zoom HD Camcorder
It arrived early, perfect and ready to use! Everything is very high quality and it's so easy to use.
Product is difficult to operate
from Tampa FL
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
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.
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.
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