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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:
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,
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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this camcorder is so much fun to use
from Bremerton, WA, USA
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
Lightweight & Compact
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.
only thing i didn't like
from Kentucky, USA
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.
from Trumbull CT
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.
The camera has great features but!
from North Carolina
The camera is very good, the video quality is great, but It needs to have a way to connect an external mic.
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.
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