Close

Loading image...
Samsung F90BN
34 Images + 1 Video

Samsung F90BN Camcorder

5MP 1/3.2 220g CMOS Feb 2013
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Weight Sensor Type Release Date
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
Available from international sellers only
Tell Me When It Becomes Available
You are subscribed to price alerts for this product
Unsubscribe
Searching for international prices ...

Assumed Exchange Rates

Searching for prices in ...

21 Reasons For

Expert Reviews Are Good

Camcorder expert review website digitalmediaandit.com scored this Samsung video camera 80 out of 100. That puts this video camera in the bottom 94% of all the video cameras of a comparable spec and age.

Good Product Quality

One Samsung F90BN owner wrote in their reviews that the Samsung F90BN was good quality. Two years ago expert review site Digitalmediaandit.com wrote “It's picture quality is really outstanding when you view it on a computer or television”.

Reasonably Priced

One Samsung F90BN owner mentioned in their reviews that this camcorder was a bargain for the price. Expert review site Digitalmediaandit.com said “For the price, I'd say it's a great bargain”.

Good Brand

Average ratings across all Samsung video cameras are good, however average ratings across just Samsung's medium total megapixels camcorders are unexceptional.

Very Big Optical Zoom

Video cameras of a similar age and type to the F90BN have optical zooms of between 1x and 60x. When compared to other video cameras of this age and spec that we have checked, the Samsung F90BN's optical zoom of 52 times zoom factor is one of the biggest.

Chart Edit

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Samsung F90BN has an image stabilizer. Most of the other similar spec camcorders that are a comparable age to the F90BN also have an image stabilizer.

Chart Edit

Has an HDMI

has an HDMI

The Samsung F90BN has an HDMI. Most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and type to the F90BN also have an HDMI.

We compared this video camera to all the other video cameras with an HDMI and we think the Sony HDR-PJ530[plb_2109584_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

Read more Less Chart Edit

1/3.2" Optical Sensor Size

The Samsung F90BN 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 common optical sensor size. The optical sensor size of all camcorders that have been around for more than two years ranges from 2/3" (worst) to 1/2" (best).

Chart Edit

SDXC Compatible Memory Cards

SDXC compatible memory cards

The Samsung F90BN supports an SDXC compatible memory cards which is better than most camcorders of this spec and age. Most medium total megapixels camcorders that came out around the same time as it support an SDHC compatible memory cards. This video camera also supports an SD compatible memory cards. SDXC cards are SD cards but with a much higher capacity and faster processing speeds. They have a maximum capacity of 2TB (Terabytes).

An SDXC compatible memory cards is in fact the best supported memory card type across all camcorders of this spec and age.

The worst supported memory card type across similar types of video camera is MicroSD (Transflash).

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

Read more Less Chart Edit

Lithium Battery Technology

This video camera has a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery technology, which is the most frequently found battery technology on medium total megapixels camcorders that were launched around the same time as it.

Chart Edit

Has Six Scene Modess

The number of scene modes found on the Samsung F90BN is more than most medium total megapixels camcorders that are a similar age to it. This video camera has a Portrait scene modes, which is the most frequently found scene modes found on medium total megapixels camcorders that are a similar age to the F90BN. The scene modess "Beach", "Landscape", "Night portrait", "Snow" and "Sports" are also found on this Samsung video camera.

Chart Edit

Has Three Photo Effectss

The number of photo effects found on the Samsung F90BN is more than most video cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. This video camera has a Black&White photo effects, which is the most frequently found photo effects found on medium total megapixels camcorders that were launched more than two years ago. The photo effectss "Negative film" and "Sepia" are also found on this Samsung video camera.

Chart Edit

Has a Built-In Display

Like most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that came out around the same time as the F90BN, the Samsung F90BN has a built-in display.

Chart Edit

Not Available Viewfinder Type

This camcorder has a Not available viewfinder type, which is typical of many camcorders of a similar spec and age to it.

Chart Edit

Quite High Maximum Aperture Number

With a maximum aperture number of 4.9, the Samsung F90BN has one of the higher maximum aperture numbers amongst camcorders of this age. The average maximum aperture number of video cameras of a similar spec and age to the F90BN is 4.7, and the maximum aperture numbers range from 1.8 to 34.

Chart Edit

CMOS Sensor Type

This camcorder has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many video cameras that are a similar age to it.

Chart Edit

H.264 Video Formats Supported

This camcorder has a H.264 video formats supported, which is typical of many medium total megapixels camcorders that are a similar age to it.

Chart Edit

Has Two Cables Includeds

The number of included cables found on the Samsung F90BN is more than most camcorders of this age and spec. This Samsung camcorder has a USB cables included, which is the most commonly found cables included found on medium total megapixels camcorders that have been available for more than two years. The cables included "AV" is also found on this video camera.

Chart Edit

JPG Image Formats Supported

This video camera has a JPG image formats supported, which is typical of many similar spec video cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it.

Chart Edit

LCD Display

This video camera has an LCD display, which is the most frequently found display on comparable spec video cameras that were released around the same time as it.

Chart Edit

Has One White Balance

The number of white balance modes found on the Samsung F90BN is more than most medium total megapixels camcorders that are a similar age to it. This video camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on camcorders of a similar spec and age to the F90BN.

Chart Edit

12 Reasons Against

Not Full HD

The Samsung F90BN is not Full HD, although it is worth noting that most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that were launched more than two years ago are also not Full HD.

If you want a camcorder that is Full HD then you might also want to look at the Sony HDR-PJ530[plb_2109584_price] which is also higher rated.

Read more Less Chart Edit

Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The Samsung F90BN does not have an interchangeable lens. Most of the other video cameras of this spec and age also do not have an interchangeable lens.

Alternative video cameras which also have an interchangeable lens that you might want to look at include the Canon EOS C300[plb_1585371_price] which is also higher rated.

Read more Less Chart Edit

Quite Small Display Diagonal

The Samsung F90BN has one of the smaller display diagonals (only 2.7 inches) amongst medium total megapixels camcorders of this age. Video cameras that were launched around the same time as the F90BN have display diagonals of between 1.5" and 4", and the average display diagonal is 2.8".

If this video camera display diagonal is too small for you then you might want to consider the Sony HDR-PJ530[plb_2109584_price] (3") which also has a higher rating.

Read more Less Chart Edit

Quite Low Effective Megapixels (movie)

The average effective megapixels (movie) of video cameras of this age and type is 4MP. The Samsung F90BN has one of the lower effective megapixels (movie)s (only 0.921 megapixels) amongst comparable spec video cameras of this age.

Chart Edit

Only 1600 X 1200 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Samsung F90BN supports a maximum still image resolution of 1600 x 1200. That's 7% less still image resolution than a 1920 x 1080 camcorder, which is the most frequently found still image resolution supported by medium total megapixels camcorders that were launched more than two years ago. This video camera also support a still image resolution(s) of 800 x 600 and 1280 x 720. The best still image resolution of all video cameras that have been around for a similar time to the F90BN is 4608 x 3456 and the worst is 640 x 480.

Chart Edit

Only 1600 X 1200 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The highest maximum image resolution of the Samsung F90BN is 1600 x 1200 pixels. That's 36% less maximum image resolution than the most common maximum image resolution of 2304 x 1296 pixels. Across all camcorders of this type and age the maximum image resolution ranges from 640 x 480 pixels to 6592 x 3712 pixels.

Chart Edit

Not 3D

The Samsung F90BN is not 3D, although this is within the context that most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as the F90BN are also not 3D.

Chart Edit

Does Not Have a Night Mode

Most video cameras of this age and type do not have a night mode. The Samsung F90BN is no exception to this as it too does not have a night mode.

Chart Edit

Not Waterproof

Most camcorders of a comparable age and type to the F90BN are not waterproof. The Samsung F90BN is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

Chart Edit

Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The Samsung F90BN does not have a built-in projector, although it is worth noting that most of the other camcorders that are a similar age to the F90BN also do not have a built-in projector.

We compared this video camera to all the other video cameras with a built-in projector and we think the Sony HDR-PJ530[plb_2109584_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

Read more Less Chart Edit

Very Low Display Resolution (numeric)

The average display resolution (numeric) of medium total megapixels camcorders that have been available for a comparable time to the F90BN is 390,000 pixels, and the display resolution (numeric)s range from 91,000 pixels to 1,200,000 pixels. With a display resolution (numeric) of only 230,000 pixels, the Samsung F90BN has a fairly low display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other camcorders that were released more than two years ago.

Chart Edit

Very Big Minimum Illumination

The Samsung F90BN has a very big minimum illumination (15 lux) compared to most of the other camcorders of a comparable spec and age to the F90BN. Across all the similar spec video cameras that were released more than two years ago the minimum illuminations range from 0.3lx to 15lx.

Chart Edit

5 Other reasons to consider the Samsung F90BN

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when this Samsung video camera was released.

Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 130 times zoom factor, the Samsung F90BN has a relatively average digital zoom compared to most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and type to the F90BN.

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

Read more Less Chart Edit

Average Weight

With a weight of 220 grams, the Samsung F90BN has a relatively average weight compared to most of the other camcorders that have been available for around the same time as the F90BN.

If you would consider a camcorder with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Sony HDR-CX260VEB[plb_409852_price] (205g), or the JVC GZ-VX715[plb_1286960_price] (235g).

Read more Less Chart Edit

Average Battery Life (max)

At 1.67 hours, the Samsung F90BN has a fairly standard battery life (max) compared to most of the other camcorders that have been around for more than two years.

If you are looking for a longer battery life (max) then you might also want to consider the Sony HXR-MC2500E[plb_2750474_price] (4.75h).

Read more Less Chart Edit

Average Video Recording Time

At 1.6 hours, the Samsung F90BN has a relatively typical video recording time compared to most of the other camcorders that have been available for a comparable time to the F90BN.

Chart Edit

Specification

Image Sensor
Total Megapixels
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Effective Megapixels (movie)
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Image Stabilizer
Interchangeable Lens
Image Stabilizer Type
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Aperture Number
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Storage
Compatible Memory Cards
Camcorder Media Type
Focusing
Face Detection
Focus Adjustment
Light Exposure
Scene Modes
Light Exposure 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
Minimum Illumination
Design
LED Indicators
Colour of Product
Video
Full HD
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Maximum Video Resolution
Analog Signal Format System
Still Image
Image Formats Supported
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Audio Formats Supported
Built-In Speaker(s)
Built-In Microphone
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
Composite Video Out
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
S-Video Out
PictBridge
Battery
Battery Life (max)
Video Recording Time
Battery Type
Battery Technology
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Batteries Included
Hand Strap
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Lens Hood

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…

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hmxf90, hmxf90w, hmxf90wp, samsung f90, samsung f90b, samsung f90bn, samsung hmxf90, samsung hmxf90b, samsung hmxf90bn, samsung hmxf90bnx, samsung hmxf90bnxa, samsung viprbhmxf90, samsung hmxf90bnxaa, samsung viprbhmxf90w, samsung viprbhmxf90wh, samsung viprbhmxf90whi, samsung viprbhmxf90whit, samsung viprbhmxf90white
Barcodes 00190341081292, 00887276013527, 05711045911965, 08806085277182, 08806085361089, 08806085393288, 08806085412644, 08806085421653, 08806085435865, 08806085574878

Save Money with These Great Camcorder Vouchers & Offers

£20 Off
Voucher
£20 OFF A £100 SPEND
Valid 3 Jan 17 - 3 Jan 18
15% Off
Voucher
15% Off for new customers
Valid 17 Mar 16 - 17 Mar 17
£10 Off
Voucher
£10 Off when you spend £100
Valid 23 Sep 16 - 31 Dec 17
Free Next Day Delivery
Voucher
Free Next Day Delivery on orders over £100
Valid 11 Jan 17 - 31 Jan 17

See How Other Camcorders Compare to the Samsung F90BN

Panasonic AG-AC90 vs Samsung F90BN

Panasonic AG-AC90 vs Samsung F90BN
Panasonic AG-AC90 Samsung F90BN
£ 638.00
Hugely Smaller Minimum Illumination
922,000 Pixels Higher Display Resolution
Longer Battery Life
One More Memory Card Slot
Smaller Digital Zoom
40x Smaller Optical Zoom

Canon EOS C100 vs Samsung F90BN

Canon EOS C100 vs Samsung F90BN
Canon EOS C100 Samsung F90BN
£ 2,391.00
Expert Reviews Are Significantly Better
8.919MP Higher Movie Megapixel Count
One More Memory Card Slot
3.29MP Bigger Sensor Size
Heavier
81.1mm Bigger

JVC GC-PX100 vs Samsung F90BN

JVC GC-PX100 vs Samsung F90BN
JVC GC-PX100 Samsung F90BN
£ 884.59
User Reviews Are Appreciably Better
7.8MP Bigger Sensor Size
230,000 Pixels Higher Display Resolution
Two Months Newer
2x Smaller Digital Zoom
Five Times Smaller Optical Zoom
Feedback