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Samsung HMX-F90

We have collected and analyzed 6 expert reviews and 2533 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 59/100 and users rate it 81/100. The average review date is Oct 7, 2014. We have compared these reviews to 369348 reviews from other Camcorders. The alaScore™ for this product is 88/100 = Very good. Last update: Dec 17, 2018.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Samsung HMX-F90


alaTest has collected and analyzed 29 user reviews of Samsung HMX-F90 from The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on People are impressed by the portability and zoom. The image quality and price also get good views, but many are critical about the reliability.

usability, price, image quality, zoom, portability


100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung HMX-F90 Camcorder-720 pixelsSamsung HMX-F90 Camcorder-720 pixels

Dec, 2018

Consumer review ( review summary for Samsung HMX-F90


alaTest has collected and analyzed 1257 user reviews of Samsung HMX-F90 from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Comments about the size and image quality are on the whole positive. The portability and price also get good comments. There are some mixed opinions about the durability, and the viewfinder and reliability get less positive opinions.

usability, price, portability, image quality, size

reliability, viewfinder

84% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung HMX-F90BN/XAAHD Camcorder Video Camera with 2.7-Inch LCD Screen (Black)Samsung HMX-F90BN/XAAHD Camcorder Video Camera with 2.7-Inch LCD Screen (Black)

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Anna Burleson (

Samsung HMX-F90 Review


There are several special effects features, including sepia, noir, black and white, western and negative.

The lens cover must be opened manually.

The Samsung HMX-F90 has a lot of interesting built-in editing filters and takes clear video.

Apr, 2018

Consumer review (

It's OK


Good for family videos. Not so good for a professional investigator.

Nice picture but see the "cons ; Easy set up ; Easy to use

The 52x max optical zoom is more like 26x max optical. Do not zoom in over 50%, as the picture distorts and stability is terribly unstable ; Speaking of stability....... The image stabilization is non existent. It might as well be eliminated from the...

Jul, 2014

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nice, but...


no problems if you are only planning to use as a portable

zoom, picture quality, weight

no video pass thru ; You cannot use this camera to record video source elsewhere; I have never seen a camera that could not ; It only allows playback of recorded items to video out

Apr, 2014

Consumer review (

Not bad, but has issues


I've had this for a while, but after using it for various projects, I've noticed some drawbacks. First, indoor recording seems to be hit or miss - the over quality is more muddy than not. Indoor recording also seems to have issues with lighting - video...

Apr, 2016

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This camcorder was a great catch for a reasonable price


I love that I can hit one button to share my pictures and videos with friends on social media sites. I really love this camera because I can easily port it around and share all of my memorable moments.

Mar, 2016

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This camcorder is far from meeting my expectation. The video quality is just ok and picture quality is poor. If you are looking for good quality camcorder I wouldn't recommend this product. Speaker volume is not loud even at max. I would rate it 5 out...

Mar, 2016

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WORST camcorder ever!!


I shoot with this yesterday I got a very bad quality video, looks like a VGA camera phone video, I took at the same time video with my phone and I'm so glad I did cause the quality with the camcorder was terribly bad, spend some extra money instead get...

Feb, 2016

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F90 HD Camcorder


Almost no difference compare to Note 5 camera, No reason to have both.

Feb, 2016

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Great performance-Great design-Great price


Hi, I needed something easy-handy-light weight for capturing my new baby memorable moments. I was not expecting this compact cam being soo great. Its very easy and picture quality is excellent for both video and still. Being light weight and handy it...

Jan, 2016

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Good Product!


Super Design, Good Quality ... and easy to carry everywhere !!!

Jan, 2016

Product Specifications


Audio formats supported:AAC
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
PCM digital audio:16-bit/48 kHz


Battery life (max):1.66 / 1.67
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:BP105R


3D compatibility: No
Back light compensation: Yes
Back Light Compensation (BLC):Y
Camcorder Type:Handheld camcorder
Minimum illumination:15
Shooting modes:Auto


Color of product:Black / Silver / White
LED Indicators:Charging, Power
Tripod mountable: Yes


Built-in display: Yes
Display Diagonal:2.7
Display resolution (numeric):230000


Built-in flash: No
Built-in light: No


Face detection: Yes
Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual

Image Sensor

Effective megapixels (image):0.921 / 921000
Optical sensor size:1 / 3.2 / 1/3.2
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total megapixels:5

Lens System

35 mm camera lens equivalent:0.0827 - 4.3 / 1.39 - 72.3 / 1.39 - 90.5
Digital Zoom:130
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):0.0827 - 4.3 / 1.39 - 72.3 / 1.39 - 90.5
Focal length range (f-f):0.0827 - 4.3
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Image stabilizer type:Digital
Interchangeable Lens: No
Lens mount interface:Samsung NX
Maximum aperture number:4.9
Minimum aperture number:1.8
Optical Zoom:52

Other Features

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
Windows operating systems supported:Windows 7 Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows XP Home

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Batteries included: Yes
Cables included:AV, USB
Hand strap: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Composite video out:1
PictBridge: No
S-Video out: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1 / 2

Still Image

Image formats supported:JPG
Maximum image resolution:1600 x 1200
Still image resolution(s):1696 x 954 (16:9) 1.6M / 1280 x 720 (16:9) 0.9M / 1600 x 1200 (4:3) 1.9M / 800 x 600 (4:3) SVGA / 800 x 600,1280 x 720,1600 x 1200 / 800 x 600,1280 x 720,1600 x 1200,1696 x 960


Camcorder media type:Memory Card
Camcorder tape type: No
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC
Disc types supported: No
Memory slots:1


Analog signal format system:PAL
Full HD: No
Maximum video resolution:1280 x 720
Supported video modes:1080p, 720p
Video compression format:H.264
Video formats supported:H.264
Video Resolutions:720 x 576, 1280 x 720 / 720 x 576,1280 x 720


Camera viewfinder: No
Viewfinder type:Not available

Weight & Dimensions

Weight:7.76 / 7.83

White Balance

White Balance:Auto / Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Fluorescent, Tungsten