I purchased this camcorder to use on the job. The main purpose was to film certain job functions on an industrial ten color printing press for new hire training. The camcorder performed well for my purpose, although the sound quality could have been better.
Gave to my wife as gift for her new car. Works very well. She plugs it in every time she gets into the car. She leaves it on the "loop recording" so she can always video new . Don't forget to unplug when car is off. It will drain the battery.
After using the HMX f90 camcorder, and trying various recordings with it, I find it's over all performance is very, very good, with a couple exceptions that Samsung could have made better. First, no matter how you are using the anti shake feature, it does very little to keep your actual recording steady. That is actually an easy manufacturer adjustment Samsung could have made. The second thing that is a bit annoying is it records in low light ok, but again, they needed to make it more sensitive to offer better quality recording in lower light situations. ONE BIG PLUS, Samsung was smart enough to put a record/pause feature on the camcorder. That is a very, very nice feature that most people want in a camcorder, so nice work on that Samsung. The bad news is, it is the only model they make with this feature. I hope they have plans to offer a similar camcorder to this model with the improvements to the anti shake and low light recording issues, but certainly leave the record/pause feature on any new models. All in all, a very nice product that I would suggest to anyone in the market for a camcorder right now.
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