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Not so hot......,
This review is from: Samsung F90 Black Camcorder with 2.7" LCD Screen and HD Video Recording (Discontinued by Manufacturer) (Electronics)
I bought this at my local Fry's Electronics store for $150. Added a 32G SDHC card which is good for just over 500 minutes video using HD. In the store it looked pretty good, focus seemed a bit slow but people often screw with floor models so no biggie right? Wrong. The picture itself is fair/good, the focus is terrible and sometimes requires zooming out, wait for focus, zoom back in. Very annoying.....and the auto stabilization does absolutely nothing. I watched a 6 minute clip I filmed and could hardly tell what I had filmed. Shaking like an alcoholic who'd been clean for a week. Overall, very disappointing. I gave it two stars because the design for housing was good, buttons are placed nicely and functions are pretty easy to access. However, it can look like a million bucks but without good video, it's not worth the money.
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Initial post: Aug 14, 2013 1:31:23 PM PDT
agreed! bought mine at Best Buy and the video quality is not sharp as you would expect from an "HD" camera. my husband's 1 1/2 year razor cell phone has better quality.
In reply to an earlier post on Dec 22, 2013 4:13:06 PM PST
Well, if its recorded on HD and watched on anything other than an HD device then it will not look that great. I bet thats what happened.
Posted on Jun 12, 2014 8:34:18 PM PDT
The anti-shake/HDIS feature helps a lot with image stabilization. Zoom is slow for me, but I usually set my focal length before shooting anyway. I've always found videos that zoom in and out to be difficult to watch. I haven't noticed a problem with focus.
Posted on Dec 15, 2014 7:08:46 AM PST
Chuck Hughes says:
Same problems noted by Stang. I give it no more that 2 stars on a good day.
In reply to an earlier post on Dec 15, 2014 8:21:55 AM PST
I ended up getting a Sony CX230 and it was 100 times better. Anyone who thinks this camera is good must not have ever used a decent one.
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