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Samsung F90BN Camcorder

$245.95
5MP 1/3 220g CMOS Nov 2013
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Weight Sensor Type Release Date
Good expert reviews
Easy to use
Reasonably priced
3 Reviews
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Reviews

Good Expert Reviews

This Samsung camcorder received an expert rating of 80 out of 100 from digitalmediaandit.com. If all the medium total megapixels camcorders that were released more than two years ago are ranked by average expert review score then this medium total megapixels video camera is in the bottom 95%.

Samsung Has Good Reviews for Its Video Cameras

We analysed average ratings for each camcorder manufacturer and found that whilst Samsung has good average reviews across all camcorders, Samsung has unexceptional reviews specifically for its medium total megapixels camcorders. 100% of those that bought a Samsung camcorder would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Design

Easy to Use

Two customers mentioned that it was easy to use. Lewisnight said on Walmart.com “It has it's own program to use on the computer to edit pictures”. Lewisnight also said “The snapshot button is in a perfect place to use while recording” in their review.

One customer who reviewed it mentioned that it was easy to use the menus. Four years ago Lewisnight gave it a rating of 7 stars and wrote in their review of the Samsung F90BN on Walmart.com “The menu is easy to operate and navigate”.

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Good Product Quality

One customer who reviewed this camcorder reckoned that it was good quality. Expert website Digitalmediaandit.com mentioned in their review of this camcorder “It's picture quality is really outstanding when you view it on a computer or television”.


Power

Good Battery Life

One person concluded that the Samsung F90BN had a good battery life. Lewisnight said “Make sure you charge the battery before you use it” in their review of this camcorder.


ZOOM OTTICO

One person who reviewed the Samsung F90BN said that it had a good zoom. Two years ago Digitalmediaandit.com said “Zoom ottico” but even so they only scored it 1 stars. One customer mentioned in their reviews that it had a good autofocus. Lewisnight rated the product 77.235836982495 out of 100 and wrote “It can get frustrating as it takes a moment to focus” in their review of this camcorder.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

One customer considered that this camcorder had a good screen. Lewisnight mentioned in their review of this camcorder on Walmart.com “The charge button and SD card slot are conveniently placed behind the screen” and gave the product a rating of 5 stars.


Lens System

Very Big Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 52 times zoom factor, the Samsung F90BN has one of the biggest optical zooms amongst medium total megapixels camcorders of this age. Camcorders of this age and type have optical zooms of between 1x and 60x.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Samsung F90BN has an image stabilizer. Most of the other video cameras of this type and age also have an image stabilizer.

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Fairly High Maximum Aperture Number

Across all the camcorders that came out more than two years ago the maximum aperture numbers range from 1.8 to 34, and the average maximum aperture number is 4.8. The Samsung F90BN has one of the higher maximum aperture numbers (4.9) amongst medium total megapixels camcorders of this age.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 130 times zoom factor, the Samsung F90BN has a pretty average digital zoom compared to most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that were released more than two years ago.

If this medium total megapixels video camera digital zoom is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the Sony HDR-PJ530 (350x) which also has a higher rating.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports HDMI

supports HDMI

The Samsung F90BN supports HDMI, as do most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that came out more than two years ago.

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Has a Composite Video Out

The Samsung F90BN has a composite video out. Most of the other camcorders of this spec and age also have a composite video out.

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Does Not Support PictBridge

The Samsung F90BN does not support PictBridge. Most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been around for around the same time as this video camera also do not support PictBridge.

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Camera

Features Back Light Compensation

The Samsung F90BN features back light compensation. Most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that have been available for around the same time as this video camera also feature back light compensation.

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Very Big Minimum Illumination

The smallest minimum illumination of similar spec camcorders that are a comparable age to this camcorder is 0.3lx and the biggest is 15lx. With a minimum illumination of 15 lux, the Samsung F90BN has one of the biggest minimum illuminations amongst medium total megapixels camcorders of this age.

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Packaging Content

Has a Hand Strap

The Samsung F90BN has a hand strap, as do most of the other camcorders of this age and spec.

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Has an AC Adapter Included

The Samsung F90BN has an AC adapter included, as do most of the other similar spec camcorders that came out around the same time as this video camera.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Samsung F90BN has a batteries included. Most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that have been around for a similar time to this video camera also have a batteries included.

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Focusing

Has a Face Detection

The Samsung F90BN has a face detection, as do most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as this camcorder.

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Flash

Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The Samsung F90BN does not have a built-in flash, although this is within the context that most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that have been available for around the same time as this camcorder also do not have a built-in flash.

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Still Image

Only 1600 X 1200 Still Image Resolution

The highest still image resolution supported by the Samsung F90BN is 1600 x 1200. That's 7% less still image resolution than the most common still image resolution(s) of 1920 x 1080. In addition, this video camera support a still image resolution(s) of 800 x 600 and 1280 x 720. The still image resolution of all video cameras of this age and type ranges from 640 x 480 to 4608 x 3456.

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Only 1600 X 1200 Pixels Image Resolution

The Samsung F90BN has a maximum maximum image resolution of 1600 x 1200 pixels. That's 81% less maximum image resolution than the most common maximum image resolution of 3680 x 2760 pixels. Across all video cameras of a comparable spec and age to this camcorder the worst maximum image resolution is 640 x 480 pixels and the best is 6784 x 3816 pixels.

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Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was April 2017 when Samsung released the F90BN.


Weight & Dimensions

Average Weight

The Samsung F90BN has a pretty standard weight (220 grams) compared to most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that have been available for more than two years.

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Display

Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 2.7 inches, the Samsung F90BN has a pretty standard display diagonal compared to most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that are a comparable age to this camcorder.

If this video camera display diagonal is not large enough for you then you might want to look at the Sony HDR-PJ530 (3") which is also higher rated.

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Image Sensor

1" Optical Sensor Size

This video camera has a 1/3.2" optical sensor size, which is typical of many camcorders of this spec and age.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers samsung samsunghmxf90bnxaa, samsung viprbhmxf90white, samsung h264mpeg4, hmxf90wp, hmxf90wn
Barcodes 00190341081292, 00887276007885, 00887276013527, 05711045911965, 08806085277182, 08806085361089, 08806085393288, 08806085412644, 08806085421653, 08806085435865, 08806085574878

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