F90 Camcorder


The Samsung F90 will change the way you relive-and share-your memories. Get close to the action from far away with the 52x optical zoom, and capture lifelike images with HD recording. Since your masterpieces will be too good to keep to yourself, the time-saving One-Touch Sharing Button helps to make it simple to upload videos to YouTube® through your web browser. Other innovative features include Smart Background Music, to help enhance your movies' mood, and My Clip, to help you find favourite scenes instantly.

Recycling Batteries Responsibly

  • The European Directive on Batteries and Accumulators aims to minimise the impact of batteries on the environment and encourage the recovery of the materials they contain. In the UK, regulations on the recycling of batteries and accumulators (rechargeable batteries) were Introduced in 2009. The Waste Batteries Regulations aim to significantly increase UK collection and recycling of used portable batteries from 3% in 2007 to 25% by 2012, rising to at least 45% in 2016.

  • The battery symbol on a product or on its packaging indicates that the product must not be disposed of with general household waste. Instead, it is the consumer’s responsibility to dispose of their waste batteries at a designated collection point so that they can be recycled. The separate collection and recycling of batteries at the time of dispo sal will help to conserve natural resources and ensure that they are recycled in a manner that protects human health and the environment. A comprehensive list of battery recycling centres can be obtained from: www.recycle-more.co.uk

  • All Samsung products that are subject to the Batteries Directive are compliant with the UK battery and accumulator Requirements. In accordance with national law, SAMSUNG Electronics (UK) Ltd is a member of an approved batteries producer compliance scheme. This scheme collects, treats and disposes of batteries on Samsung’s behalf.

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At a Glance
  • 52x Optical Zoom
  • 2.7’’ Intelligent LCD Screen
  • HD Movie Recording
  • Record Pause

Bookmark your favourite scenes

My Clip Play back your favourite moments of a night out with friends or your hike through the woods — without having to waste time fast-forwarding or rewinding. The My Clip feature allows you to tag any scene in your video, so you can relive the most hilarious bits or amazing sights over and over again — with no additional editing.

Natural hues in almost every image

Natural colour with CMOS Whether lush greens in a garden, cool blues of an ocean, or a ruby-toned party dress, accurately capture the many colours of life. The F90 CAMCORDER features a CMOS Sensor, which filters light into separate red, green and blue elements for colour reproduction that is rich, deep, and natural looking. You’ll also enjoy clear images, with no vertical smears.

Give your home movies emotional heft

Smart BGM II Add a professional touch to your movies with Smart BGM II (with My Music). Select one of four preloaded classical pieces of music for your videos. Or import songs from your PC’s music library by using Samsung’s Intelli-Studio. And if there’s talking in the scene, it won’t get drowned out by the music. Smart BGM II automatically lowers the music, so you always hear whoever is speaking.

Take a break in the action

Record Pause When shooting a long video, like a baseball game or children playing, you’ll probably want to take a break for any long pauses or intermission. With the Record Pause feature on the Samsung F90 CAMCORDER, you can pause the recording and then pick up right where you left off without creating a new file. This way you only have one file to work with and don’t have to merge files for editing, sharing or transferring.

Incredible zoom for incredible details

We know that a powerful optical zoom lens is a critical feature in any camcorder so that’s why the Samsung CAMCORDER comes with a 70x intelli zoom (52x optical zoom) lens. It brings you close to the action and ensures that every image is as clear and crisp as you remember them. To create a higher zoom rate compared to previous Samsung models, we’ve added additional pixels from the image sensor to the existing optical zoom.

Capture crystal-clear video with HD recording

HD Recording (1280 x 720 30p) Experience the same clarity, richness, and vibrancy you do while watching high definition movies — with your own videos. 1280 x 720 30p HD recording offers a better resolution than previous Samsung camcorders. And since video is captured at 30 frames per second, you’ll enjoy a cinematic-like presentation — especially when played back on a compatible large screen HDTV or desktop HD monitor.
Simple and fast YouTube® uploads

Simple and fast YouTube® uploads

One Touch Sharing Button A baby’s first steps. A grandmother blowing out her 90th birthday candles. Dolphins leaping from the ocean. Let the rest of the world share in the fun with easy one-touch YouTube ® uploads. After you capture your must-share moments, simply connect the camcorder to a PC, select your files, and press the One-Touch Sharing Button to quickly upload your videos to YouTube ®.

Time Lapse

The Time-Lapse recording feature is fun and easy to use. By taking still frames at preset intervals and then putting them in sequential order, the Samsung F90 CAMCORDER is able to create a video file that condenses hours of recording such as sunset or sunrise into minutes of viewing.

USB Charging

Simply connect the Samsung F90 CAMCORDER to a PC’s USB port, turn on the PC, and your camcorder will start recharging. This intelligent feature gives you the freedom to shoot, share, and recharge from almost anywhere.

2.7"(67.5mm) LCD

With the wide 2.7"(67.5mm) LCD display, you can see everything in the shot — even when you’re next to the camcorder. That’s because the LCD display features a wide viewing angle that lets you see images on the screen clearly while you shoot, even when you’re looking from the side, above, or below.


The Samsung CAMCORDER comes with an F1.8 lens that helps to ensure high-quality video, even in low light conditions. Whether you're shooting an intimate, candle-lit dinner in a restaurant or a setting sun at dusk, the bright, wide aperture lens helps to capture sharp, crystal-clear images.

Signal Type

  • Signal TypePAL

Storage Media

  • Storage MediaSD / SDHC / SDXC
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Image Sensor

  • Sensor TypeCMOS
  • Sensor Size1 / 3.2"
  • No. of Pixels5MP (Effective Pixel: 921K)


  • F No.1.8~4.9
  • Optical Zoom52X
  • digital zoom130X
  • Intelli Zoom70X
  • typeSamsung Lens
  • Focal LengthF= 2.1 - 109.2mm (35mm Film Equivalent: 35.3 - 2,298mm)
  • LightNo
  • Filter DiameterNo


  • Main Screen

    • Device TypeLCD
    • Size2.7"
    • No. of Pixels230,000P


  • FlashNo


  • ShoeNo

Video Recording Feature

  • Video Spec

    • Recording FormatH.264
    • Recording QualitySuper Fine
    • Recording ResolutionNTSC: HD (1280 x 720 25p) SD: (720 x 480 50p)
  • Shutter Speed

    • AutoYes
    • Manual ShutterNo
    • Slow Shutter Mode (LSS)C.Nite
  • Image StabilizerHyper Digital Image Stabilization
  • Focus

    • Auto FocusYes
    • Manual FocusYes
    • Face Detection FocusYes
  • Video Still CaptureYes
  • Back Light compensationYes
  • Low Light Sensitivity15 Lux (1 / 30 seconds)
  • White Balance

    • AutoYes
    • ManualAuto / Daylight / Cloudy / Fluorescent / Tungsten / Custom

Audio Recording Feature

  • Audio FormatAAC
  • Sampling Rates48KHz
  • No. of Channel2Ch
  • SpeakerYes
  • Volume AdjustYes
  • Built-in MicrophoneYes
  • Wind Filter (WindCut Plus)No
  • Real StereoYes
  • Audio Effect

    • EchoNo
    • MusicNo
    • VoiceNo
    • WideNo
  • Audio DubNo
  • External MicrophoneNo

    • PC DecorderYes
    • PC EncorderYes
  • Others

    • Worldwide AV OutputNo


  • Play/StillYes / Yes
  • StopYes
  • FF/FPSYes
  • REW/RPSYes / Yes
  • Slow MotionNo
  • Frame AdvanceYes
  • Shuttle SearchNo
  • Slide ShowYes
  • PB Option

    • All/SelectYes / No
    • ZoomNo
  • Protect

    • All/SelectYes / Yes
  • Delete

    • All/SelectYes

Still Imaging Feature

  • Still Image

    • FormatJPEG
    • Resolution1696 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
    • QualitySuper Fine
    • Recordable MediaSD Card


  • PC

    • USB2
    • IEEE 1394No
  • Video

    • CompositeYes
    • ComponentNo
    • HDMIYes
  • Audio

    • Earphone JackNo
  • Memory Card

    • Card SlotSD / SDHC / SDXC

Memory Application

  • Movie Clip RecordingNo
  • Compatible CardSD / SDHC / SDXC
  • Built-in Memory0GB

USB Application

  • Motion Picture Streaming

    • FormatNo
    • ResolutionNo
  • PC CameraNo
  • External StorageYes
  • Direct Print System

    • DPOFNo
    • PictBridgeNo
  • USB ChargingYes


  • Indicator

    • Power LEDYes
    • Tally LampNo
    • Recharging IndicatorYes
    • Function Key LEDNo
    • AF-assist lampNo
    • Disc Access LampNo
  • Tripod ScrewYes
  • Lens CoverManual
  • Charging in WorkingYes
  • Colour VariationBlack / White

S/W and PC OS

  • Compatible OSWindow7 / Vista / XP SP2
  • Bundle PC S/WIntelli-studio


  • Power

    • AC Adaptor/ChargerYes
    • AC CordNo
    • Battery PackYes
  • Strap

    • Hand GripYes
    • Shoulder StrapNo
    • Neck StrapNo
  • Case

    • Carrying CaseOptional
  • Cable

    • typeA / V Cable / USB Cable
  • Others

    • Remote ControlNo
    • Bundle Recordable MediaNo
    • Instruction BookYes
    • Pocket GuideYes


  • Power Supply TypeAC adaptor
  • Power consumption

    • LCD off, VF on2.1W
    • LCD on, VF off2.4W
    • Stand-by150μA
  • Battery

    • Cell MaterialLithum-Ion
    • Model No.BP105R
    • Shape TypeExternal
    • Running Time (For This Model)100 minutes

Physical Specifications

  • Dimension (WxHxD)53.9 x 56.4 x 119.0mm
  • Weight267.9g (without battery)


  • Loading Quantity

    • 20ft/40ft with Carrying Case6,000 / 13,200


  • WirelessNo


User Manual

7.68 MB, pdf, ENGLISH


Firmware (1)

  • Upgrade File

    All OS, 27.84 MB, zip, MULTI LANGUAGE

    2013.10.21 tooltipbox

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    1. Title:
    HMX-F90 Firmware 2013-10-01

    2. Applicable Model :
    HMX-F90 / HMX-F91 / HMX-F900 / HMX-F920

    3. Description:
    *How to update FW
    1) Extract the attached file.
    2) Copy f90_dsp.elf file to SD card root folder and insert the card in camcorder.
    3) Change storage to card.
    4) Select '' Yes'' on ''Udate DSP F/W?''
    5) After updating finish, camcorder will turn off by itself.

    *Keep it alone while it is updating.
    *While it is updating, if the power is gone, Main PCB is got damage.

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