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Customer Reviews for New F90BN 52X Optimal Zoom HD Camcorder (Black)

New F90BN 52X Optimal Zoom HD Camcorder (Black)

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3 out of 4(75%)customers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for New F90BN 52X Optimal Zoom HD Camcorder (Black)
Review 1 for New F90BN 52X Optimal Zoom HD Camcorder (Black)
Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5

Nice Camcorder

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Byprintalot
onDecember 7, 2013
from Aurora, CO
I have used this product for:1-3 months
Expertise:intermediate
# of SAMSUNG products I own:3-5
Pros: Bright display, Realistic color, Lightweight
Lots of great features, very lightweight and compact.
Easy to use, and get great HD videos. Very good pricing.
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I would recommend this to a friend!
+3points
4of 5voted this as helpful.
Review 2 for New F90BN 52X Optimal Zoom HD Camcorder (Black)
Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5

Reach out and capture the moment

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ByBarefootRonko
onMay 19, 2013
from Oklahoma
I have used this product for:less than a month
Expertise:expert
# of SAMSUNG products I own:1-2
Pros: Built-in speakers, Bright display, Inexpensive, Realistic color, Lightweight, manual focus/exp., optical zoom, no built in light!
Cons: light weight, no free zoom, manual focus is still electronic
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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I would recommend this to a friend!
+10points
11of 12voted this as helpful.
Review 3 for New F90BN 52X Optimal Zoom HD Camcorder (Black)
Rating: 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5

A good Xmas gift

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By1stTimeDad
onDecember 30, 2013
from Western NY, NY
I have used this product for:less than a month
Expertise:novice
# of SAMSUNG products I own:1-2
Pros: Built-in speakers, Bright display, Inexpensive, Durable, Realistic color, Lightweight, usb a plus, downloadable owners manual, samsung's registration site easy to use
I received this camera on Christmas and the few days I've had to play with it I've come to love it. Having a 9 month old I wanted to record her besides using my phone. Only personal drawback on this model is no wifi. I can't really complain since it was a gift and in time I'll be upgrading all my home devices in the future and all of them will need wifi connectivity. It's just easier to work with and of course uploading or downloading and I hate wasting time on PCs when I can complete whatever I want on my phone or tablet. That's why I'm pro-wifi on any device possible.
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I would recommend this to a friend!
+4points
4of 4voted this as helpful.
Review 4 for New F90BN 52X Optimal Zoom HD Camcorder (Black)
Rating: 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5

users manual

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Bypicker49
onNovember 8, 2013
from Corinth, Miss.
I have used this product for:less than a month
Expertise:intermediate
# of SAMSUNG products I own:3-5
Pros: Built-in speakers, Bright display, Lightweight
Cons: no users manual
I cannot download a users manual in English. Having to experiment to learn to use, which is not good. Some people can't do that! I cannot figure out how to delete pics I don't want. This is not a good feature. Manuals should be sent with every camera.
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No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
-7points
2of 11voted this as helpful.
Review 5 for New F90BN 52X Optimal Zoom HD Camcorder (Black)
Rating: 
3 out of 5
3 out of 5

Good, But...

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ByMicGinger
onDecember 19, 2013
from Middle Tennessee
I have used this product for:less than a month
Expertise:intermediate
Pros: Built-in speakers, Bright display, Inexpensive, Durable, Realistic color, Lightweight
Cons: Did not meet expectations, limited recording time per file
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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+5points
5of 5voted this as helpful.
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