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Samsung HMX-F90
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Samsung HMX-F90 Camcorder

5MP 1/3.2 220g CMOS Feb 2013
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The Samsung F90 will change the way you relive and share your memories. Get unbelievably close to the action from far away with the 52x optical zoom, and perfectly capture lifelike images with HD... More
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Expert Reviews Are Good

Expert review website digitalmediaandit.com scored this Samsung video camera 80%. The expert review sites don't rate this medium sensor size camcorder that highly.

Good Product Quality

One customer considered that this camcorder was good quality. In November last year Digitalmediaandit.com said “It's picture quality is really outstanding when you view it on a computer or television” in their Samsung HMX-F90 review.

Samsung Has Good Reviews for Its Camcorders

Based on 125 expert and user reviews, Samsung has good reviews for its video cameras. However, Samsung has unexceptional reviews for its medium sensor size camcorders compared to medium sensor size camcorders made by other brands.

Very Big Optical Zoom

Across all the camcorders of this spec and age the optical zooms range from 1x to 60x. When compared to other medium sensor size camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as the HMX-F90 that we have checked the optical zoom of, the HMX-F90's optical zoom of 52 times zoom factor is one of the biggest.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other medium sensor size camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years, the HMX-F90 has an image stabiliser.

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

The HMX-F90 has an HDMI port, as do most of the other video cameras of this spec and age.

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1/3.2" Optical Sensor Size

The Samsung HMX-F90 has a maximum optical sensor size of 1/3.2". That's 81% more optical sensor size than a 1/5.8" camcorder, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size. The worst optical sensor size of all video cameras of a similar age and spec to the HMX-F90 is 1/5.8" and the best is 1/3".

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SDXC Memory Card

SDXC memory card

The HMX-F90 supports a better memory card type than most camcorders of a similar spec and age to it. This video camera supports an SDXC memory card, whereas most camcorders that were released more than two years ago support an SDHC memory card. In addition, this Samsung camcorder supports an SD memory card. SDXC cards are SD cards but with a much higher capacity and faster processing speeds. They have a maximum capacity of 2TB (Terabytes).

This camcorder's memory card type (SDXC) is in fact the best supported memory card type across all video cameras of a comparable age and type to the HMX-F90.

A MicroSDXC memory card is the worst supported memory card type across similar types of camcorder.

SDHC cards are DS cards with a higher capacity of up to 32GB.

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Lithium Battery

This video camera has a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery, which is the most commonly found battery on video cameras of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Has One Scene Mode

The Samsung HMX-F90 has a greater number of scene modes than most camcorders of this age and spec. The most commonly found scene mode is Portrait, but this scene mode is not found on this video camera. The scene modes Beach,Landscape,Night portrait,Portrait,Snow,Sports are also found on this Samsung camcorder.

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Has One Photo Effect

The number of photo effects found on the HMX-F90 is more than most video cameras of a similar type and age to it. The most frequently found photo effect is Black&White, but this photo effect is not found on this Samsung camcorder. The photo effects Black&White,Negative film,Sepia are also found on this camcorder.

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Has a Built-In Display

Like most of the other medium sensor size camcorders that were released around the same time as the HMX-F90, the HMX-F90 has a built-in display.

We compared all the other video cameras with a built-in display to this video camera and we think because of it's better review score, the JVC GZ-V515[plb_1286959_price] is also worth considering.

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Fairly High Maximum Aperture Value

Medium sensor size camcorders that have been around for around the same time as the HMX-F90 have maximum aperture values of between 2.5 and 34. The HMX-F90 has one of the higher maximum aperture values (4.9) amongst medium sensor size camcorders of this age.

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1080p Video Mode

This video camera has 1080p and 720p video modes, which is typical of many medium sensor size camcorders that were released around the same time as it.

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H.264 Video Format

This camcorder has a H.264 video format, which is typical of many video cameras that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Has One White Balance Mode

The Samsung HMX-F90 has a greater number of white balance modes than most medium sensor size camcorders that have been around for more than two years. This Samsung camcorder has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on comparable spec video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This camcorder has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on medium sensor size camcorders that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Has Two Cables Included

The Samsung HMX-F90 has a greater number of included cables than most medium sensor size camcorders that were launched around the same time as it. This video camera has a USB cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on video cameras that have been around for more than two years. The cable included "AV" is also found on this Samsung video camera.

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JPG Image Format

This video camera has a JPG image format, which is the most frequently found image format on camcorders that were launched around the same time as it.

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LCD Display

This camcorder has an LCD display, which is typical of many medium sensor size camcorders that came out more than two years ago.

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12 Reasons Against

Not Full HD

The Samsung HMX-F90 is not Full HD. Most of the other video cameras of this age and spec do are Full HD.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The HMX-F90 does not have an interchangeable lens. Most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been around for more than two years also do not have an interchangeable lens.

There are a number of other video cameras which also have an interchangeable lens which you might want to consider including the EOS C100[pl_1983438_price], or the EOS C300[pl_1585371_price] both from Canon.

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Quite Low Movie Megapixel Count

At only 0.921 megapixels, the Samsung HMX-F90 has a fairly low movie megapixel count compared to most of the other video cameras of this spec and age. Camcorders that came out around the same time as the HMX-F90 have movie megapixel counts of between 0.49MP and 9.9MP, and the average movie megapixel count is 3.9MP.

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Only 1600 X 1200 Still Image Resolution

The HMX-F90 supports a maximum still image resolution of 1600 x 1200. That's 7% less still image resolution than the most common still image resolution of 1920 x 1080. This Samsung video camera also support a still image resolution of 800 x 600 and 1280 x 720. Across all medium sensor size camcorders that are a comparable age to the HMX-F90 the best still image resolution is 4608 x 3456 and the worst is 640 x 480.

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Only Auto Shooting Mode

This video camera has an Auto shooting mode, which is typical of many video cameras that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Only 1600 X 1200 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

This video camera has a maximum image resolution of 1600 x 1200 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum image resolution on camcorders that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Not 3D Compatible

The HMX-F90 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other medium sensor size camcorders that were released more than two years ago are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Like most of the other camcorders of a similar type and age to the HMX-F90, the HMX-F90 does not have a night mode.

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Not Waterproof

The HMX-F90 is not waterproof, although keep in mind that most of the other video cameras of this age and spec are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Most medium sensor size camcorders that came out more than two years ago do not have a built-in projector. The Samsung HMX-F90 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in projector.

We compared all the other camcorders which also have a built-in projector to this camcorder and we think the Sony HDR-PJ530[plb_2109584_price] which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Very Low Display Resolution

The HMX-F90 has a fairly low display resolution (only 230,000 pixels) compared to most of the other video cameras of a similar spec and age to the HMX-F90. The display resolutions of medium sensor size camcorders that are a similar age to the HMX-F90 range from 96,000 pixels to 1,200,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 370,000 pixels.

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Very Big Minimum Illumination

The smallest minimum illumination of comparable spec camcorders that were released more than two years ago is 0.3lx, the biggest is 15lx, and the average minimum illumination is 3.7lx. The minimum illumination of the Samsung HMX-F90 of 15 lux is one of the biggest amongst medium sensor size camcorders that have been on the market for a comparable time to the HMX-F90.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Samsung HMX-F90

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when Samsung released the HMX-F90.

Average Digital Zoom

At 130 times zoom factor, the HMX-F90 has a relatively typical digital zoom compared to most of the other medium sensor size camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years.

If you would prefer a bigger digital zoom then you might want to look at the Sony HDR-PJ530[plb_2109584_price] (350x) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 220 grams, the HMX-F90 has a pretty typical weight compared to most of the other camcorders of this spec and age.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might also want to consider the JVC GZ-VX715[plb_1286960_price] (235g).

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Average Screen Size

The Samsung HMX-F90 has a pretty average screen size (2.7 inches) compared to most of the other comparable spec camcorders that came out more than two years ago.

If you would prefer a larger screen size then you might also want to consider the Sony HDR-PJ530[plb_2109584_price] (3") which also has a higher rating.

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Average Battery Life

At 1.67 hours, the HMX-F90 has a relatively average battery life compared to most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as the HMX-F90.

If this Samsung video camera battery life is too short for you then you might want to look at the Sony HXR-MC2500E[plb_2750474_price] (4.75h).

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Average Video Recording Time

The HMX-F90 has a relatively standard video recording time (1.6 hours) compared to most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Sensor Size
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Movie Megapixel Count
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Interchangeable Lens
Image Stabiliser
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Aperture Value
Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Lens Mount Interface
Storage
Memory Card Slot
Storage
Memory Card
Storage Media Type
Disc Type
Focusing
Focus Adjustment
Light Exposure
Scene Mode
Exposure Mode
White Balance
White Balance Mode
Flash
Built-In Flash
Built-In Light
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Display
Viewfinder
Viewfinder
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D Compatible
Photo Effect
Shooting Mode
Minimum Illumination
Design
Colour
Video
Full HD
Video Mode
Video Format
Video Resolution
Maximum Video Resolution
Analog Signal Format System
Still Image
Image Format
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Audio Format
PCM Digital Audio
Ports & Interfaces
USB 2.0 Port
S-Video Out Port
PictBridge
Battery
Battery Life
Video Recording Time
Battery Type
Battery
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Cable Included
Other Features
The Windows Operating System
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency

Expert Reviews

(1)

The HMX-F90 is a fantastic little camcorder. It's picture quality is really outstanding when you view it on a computer or television, and for the price , I'd say it's a great bargain.For some... Read more…

Su facilidad de uso y su crculo de navegacin y botn de inicio de grabacin que estn en la pantalla
ZOOM OTTICO
Filmati HD
USB e HDMI
Que la distribucin de botones no es tan buena, activar el botn de fotografa o el de grabar video es algo incmodo
Risoluzione display
Risoluzione foto non elevatissima

User Reviews

(2)
Reviewed 6 November 2013 by LewisNight
LewisNight would recommend the Samsung HMX-F90 (Verified Purchase)

Easy to operate right out of the box, but make sure you charge the battery before you use it. The menu is easy to operate and navigate. The snapshot button is in a perfect place to use while... Read more…

Reviewed 1 April 2013 by Morpheus2000
(Verified Purchase)

The Sound is great. Design is beutifull. They weight is near to nothing (I almost can't feel when I have these phones on). The only drawback is that the cables transmit too much the rubbering on... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hmxf90, hmxf90b, hmxf90w, hmxf90bn, hmxf90wp, hmxf90bp, samsung f90, samsung f90w, samsung f90wh
Barcodes 00887276013527, 05711045911965, 08806085277182, 08806085361089, 08806085393288, 08806085412644, 08806085421653, 08806085435865, 08806085574878

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