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Samsung HMX-F80
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Samsung HMX-F80 Camcorder

5MP 1/3.2 220g CMOS Feb 2012
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Weight Sensor Type Release Date
- Get closer with clear and powerful 52x optical zoom- Record with rich and vibrant 1280 x 720 30p HD clarity- Connect easily with HDMI for great playback at home- Enjoy more natural colour... More
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17 Reasons For

Samsung Video Cameras Have Good Reviews

Samsung has good average reviews across all camcorders, however it has unexceptional reviews specifically for its medium sensor size video cameras.

Very Big Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 52 times zoom factor, the Samsung HMX-F80 has a quite big optical zoom compared to most of the other similar spec camcorders that have been around for more than two years. The average optical zoom of medium sensor size video cameras that were launched around the same time as the HMX-F80 is 23x.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The HMX-F80 has an image stabiliser, as do most of the other medium sensor size video cameras that were released around the same time as the HMX-F80.

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

Like most of the other video cameras of this age and type, the HMX-F80 has an HDMI port.

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1/3.2" Optical Sensor Size

The biggest optical sensor size of the Samsung HMX-F80 is 1/3.2". That's 81% more optical sensor size than the most frequently found optical sensor size of 1/5.8". Across all camcorders of a comparable spec and age to the HMX-F80 the optical sensor size ranges from 1/5.8" (worst) to 1/3" (best).

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SDXC Memory Card

SDXC memory card

The Samsung HMX-F80 supports an SDXC memory card which is better than most camcorders of a comparable spec and age to it. Most camcorders of this age and spec support an SD memory card. This Samsung video camera also supports an SDHC 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 video camera's memory card type (SDXC) is in fact the best supported memory card type across all camcorders of this type and age.

The worst supported memory card type amongst similar types of video camera is MicroSDXC.

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 frequently found battery on video cameras of a similar age and spec to it.

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Has Nine Scene Modes

The HMX-F80 has a greater number of scene modes than most comparable spec camcorders that were launched more than two years ago. This camcorder has a Portrait scene mode, which is the most frequently found scene mode found on medium sensor size video cameras that are a similar age to the HMX-F80. The scene modes "Beach", "Cuisine", "Landscape", "Night", "Night portrait", "Snow", "Sports" and "Spotlight" are also found on this video camera.

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Very Long Maximum Focal Length

The average maximum focal length of camcorders that have been around for around the same time as the HMX-F80 is 760mm. The maximum focal length of the Samsung HMX-F80 of 1,838 millimeter is one of the longest amongst similar spec video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Has Three Photo Effects

The HMX-F80 has a greater number of photo effects than most comparable spec video cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it. This Samsung camcorder has a Black&White photo effect, which is the most commonly found photo effect found on medium sensor size video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the HMX-F80. The photo effects "Negative film" and "Sepia" are also found on this video camera.

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Has a Built-In Display

The HMX-F80 has a built-in display. Most of the other video cameras of this age and type also have a built-in display.

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H.264 Video Format

This video camera has a H.264 video format, which is typical of many video cameras of this age and spec.

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Has Five White Balance Modes

The HMX-F80 has a greater number of white balance modes than most video cameras that came out around the same time as it. This video camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on camcorders of a similar spec and age to the HMX-F80. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Fluorescent" and "Tungsten" are also found on this camcorder.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This video camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many video cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Has Two Cables Included

The Samsung HMX-F80 has a greater number of included cables than most medium sensor size video cameras that were released around the same time as it. This camcorder has a USB cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on video cameras of a comparable spec and age to the HMX-F80. The cable included "AV" is also found on this Samsung video camera.

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JPG Image Format

This camcorder has a JPG image format, which is the most commonly found image format on medium sensor size video cameras that have been around for a similar time to it.

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LCD Display

This camcorder has an LCD display, which is the most commonly found display on camcorders of a comparable age and type to it.

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10 Reasons Against

Not Full HD

Most of the other video cameras of this age and type are Full HD, however the HMX-F80 is not Full HD.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Most medium sensor size video cameras that were released around the same time as the HMX-F80 do not have an interchangeable lens. The HMX-F80 is no exception to this as it too does not have an interchangeable lens.

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Quite Low Movie Megapixel Count

At only 0.921 megapixels, the HMX-F80 has a quite low movie megapixel count compared to most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and type to the HMX-F80. The lowest movie megapixel count of video cameras that were released more than two years ago is 0.49MP and the highest is 9.9MP.

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Only 1600 X 1200 Still Image Resolution

The highest still image resolution supported by the HMX-F80 is 1600 x 1200. That's 7% less still image resolution than the most frequently found 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. The still image resolution of all medium sensor size video cameras that have been available for a similar time to the HMX-F80 ranges from 640 x 480 (worst) to 4608 x 3456 (best).

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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 typical of many video cameras that came out around the same time as it.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other camcorders that came out more than two years ago, the HMX-F80 is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The Samsung HMX-F80 does not have a night mode. Most of the other camcorders that have been around for around the same time as the HMX-F80 also do not have a night mode.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The HMX-F80 does not have a built-in projector, although it is worth noting that most of the other medium sensor size video cameras that were launched more than two years ago also do not have a built-in projector.

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Not Waterproof

The HMX-F80 is not waterproof. Most of the other camcorders of a similar type and age to the HMX-F80 are also not waterproof.

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Very Low Display Resolution

At only 230,000 pixels, the HMX-F80 has a fairly low display resolution compared to most of the other video cameras of this type and age. The lowest display resolution of medium sensor size video cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the HMX-F80 is 96,000 pixels and the highest is 1,200,000 pixels.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Samsung HMX-F80

Released Over Four Years Ago

Samsung released the HMX-F80 over four years ago.

Average Digital Zoom

The HMX-F80 has a pretty standard digital zoom (130 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other comparable spec camcorders that are a similar age to the HMX-F80.

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Average Weight

At 220 grams, the HMX-F80 has a pretty standard weight compared to most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and type to the HMX-F80.

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Average Screen Size

At 2.7 inches, the Samsung HMX-F80 has a pretty typical screen size compared to most of the other medium sensor size video cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the HMX-F80.

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Average Video Recording Time

With a video recording time of 1.3 hours, the HMX-F80 has a fairly standard video recording time compared to most of the other camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Total Megapixels
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Effective Megapixels (movie)
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Image Stabilizer
Interchangeable Lens
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Storage
Compatible Memory Cards
Camcorder Media Type
Focusing
Focus Adjustment
Light Exposure
Scene Modes
White Balance
White Balance
Flash
Built-In Flash
Built-In Light
Display
Display Diagonal
Built-In Display
Display Resolution (numeric)
Display
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D
Photo Effects
Back Light Compensation
Design
Tripod Mountable
Colour of Product
Video
HD Type
Supported Video Modes
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Maximum Video Resolution
Maximum Frame Rate
Analog Signal Format System
Still Image
Image Formats Supported
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Continuous Shooting Mode
Audio
Audio Formats Supported
Built-In Speaker(s)
Built-In Microphone
PCM Digital Audio
Audio System
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
DC-In Jack
Composite Video Out
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
S-Video Out
PictBridge
Battery
Video Recording Time
Battery Type
Battery Voltage
Battery Technology
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Hand Strap
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Lens Hood
Other Features
Compatible Operating Systems
Auto Focus
Minimum Processor
Minimum RAM
Auto Exposure
Manual Exposure
Package Dimensions (WxDxH)

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hmxf80, hmxf80b, hmxf80bn, hmxf80bnxax, samsung hmxf80, samsung hmxf80s, ultrapro hmxq20, ultrapro hmxf80, samsung hmxf80sn, ultrapro hmxq20b, ultrapro hmxqf20, ultrapro hmxf80b, ultrapro hmxf80s, ultrapro hmxh300, ultrapro hmxqf20b, ultrapro hmxf80bn, ultrapro hmxf80sn, ultrapro hmxh300b, samsung hmxf80snx, ultrapro hmxq20bn, ultrapro hmxh300bn, samsung hmxf80snxa, ultrapro hmxqf20bn, samsung hmxf80snxaa
Barcodes 00036725304468, 00036725304543, 00602589100401, 00602589109527, 00770332110806, 08806071851945, 08806071860985, 08806071886626
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