Camcorder HMX-F80BP


Reinvent the home video with a high-performing and innovative camcorder. The Samsung F80 HD camcorder’s 52x optical zoom brings you closer to the action than ever before. You’ll record in incredibly immersive 1280 x 720 30p HD, and with only a quick and simple HDMI connection you can play it back in high definition, too. The CMOS sensor makes sure you see it all with more natural and accurate colour. Even if you’ve been filming for years, you’ve never seen anything like this. 4.267 5 30 reviews

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At a Glance
  • Get closer with clear and powerful 52x optical zoom
  • Record with rich and vibrant 1280 x 720 30p HD clarity
  • Connect easily with HDMI for great playback at home
  • Enjoy more natural colour reproduction with CMOS

Bookmark your favourite scenes with My Clip

Bookmark your favourite scenes with My Clip
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 instantly relive the most hilarious bits or amazing sights over and over again — with no additional editing.

More natural hues in every image

More natural hues in every image
True 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 F80 features a CMOS Sensor, which filters light into separate red, green and blue elements for colour reproduction that is richer, deeper, and more natural looking than any taken with a CCD Sensor. You’ll also enjoy clearer images, with no vertical smears.

Add emotion to your home movies Smart Background Music II (With My Music)

Add emotion to your home movies Smart Background Music II (With My Music)
Smart BGM II Add mood to your movies like filmmakers do — enhance your video with Smart Background Music II (with My Music). You can choose from preloaded selections, or create a soundtrack using songs from your computer’s music library. You don’t even have to adjust the sound when someone’s speaking — the music volume automatically becomes lower so none of the words are ever drowned out.

Take a break in the action

Take a break in the action
Record Pause When shooting a long video, like a baseball game or a child’s play, you’ll probably want to take a break for any long pauses or intermission. With the Record Pause feature on the Samsung F80, 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.

Record the passing of time in HD

Record the passing of time in HD
Time Lapse Time-Lapse recording enables an event such as sunsets or cloud passing by in the sky that takes hours to be captured and condensed. Still frames are taken at preset intervals and then put in sequential order to create an HD video file that depicts the passing of time.

Stay charged on the go with USB Charging

Stay charged on the go with USB Charging
USB Charging The convenient USB Charging feature helps you keep the F80 fully charged while on the go. Instead of having to search for an electrical outlet, simply plug the F80 into your laptop or any device with a USB port. The F80 even charges when you use the USB cord to upload your content, making it easy to be powered up and ready to shoot — wherever you are.
Incredible zoom for incredible details

Incredible zoom for incredible details

52x Optical Zoom (65x intelli-zoom) We know that a powerful optical zoom lens is a critical feature in any camcorder so that’s why the Samsung F80 comes with a 65x intelli-zoom (52x optical zoom lens) lens. It brings you as close to the action as you need to be and ensures that every image is as clear and crisp as you remember them. To create a higher zoom rate, we’ve added additional pixels from the image sensor to the existing optical zoom.
Capture crystal-clear video with HD recording

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 2.5x better resolution than conventional standard definition camcorders. And since video is captured at 30 frames per second, you’ll enjoy a cinematic-like presentation — especially when played back on your large screen HDTV or desktop HD monitor.
Convert your memories to high definition

Convert your memories to high definition

HDMI Output You live in an HD world, relive it in high-definition too. Simply connect the F80 to any HDTV, HD monitor or DVD player via an HDMI cable, and then watch as birthday parties, soccer games and vacation adventures play back sharply and vibrantly, with full-quality high resolution. Enjoy every detail as vividly as you remember seeing it.
HDIS (Hyper Digital Image Stabiliser)

HDIS (Hyper Digital Image Stabiliser)

Unstable hands can cause camcorder footage to be shaky and blurred. Thanks to its advanced computational power, the F80 realises precision image stabilising by motion analysis.

2.7" Wide LCD

2.7" Wide LCD

With the wide 2.7” 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 F80 comes with an F1.8 lens that ensures 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 captures sharp, crystal-clear images every time.


Just one HDMI cable is all it takes to connect your HMX-F80BP/XEU directly into your TV, computer or DVD player. With HMX-F80BP/XEU, making professional quality videos is just as easy as sharing them.

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: 0.921MP)


  • F No.1.8 ~ 4.9
  • Optical Zoom52x
  • Digital Zoom130x
  • Intelli Zoom65x
  • Focal Length2.1 - 109.2mm (35mm Conversion 35.3 - 1836mm)
  • LightNo
  • Filter DiameterNo


  • Main Screen

    • Device TypeLCD
    • Size2.7"
    • No. of Pixels230000P
  • ViewFinder

    • Device TypeNo
    • SizeNo
    • No. of PixelsNo


  • FlashNo


  • ShoeNo

Video Recording Feature

  • Video Spec

    • Recording FormatH.264
    • Recording QualitySuper Fine
    • Recording ResolutionPAL: HD (1280 x 720 25p) SD: (720 x 576 50p)
  • Shutter Speed

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

    • Auto FocusYes
    • Manual FocusYes
    • Face Detection FocusYes
  • Power Night CaptureC.Nite
  • Video Still CaptureYes
  • Back Light CompensationYes
  • Low Light Sensitivity15 Lux (1 / 30 sec)
  • White Balance

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

Audio Recording Feature

  • Audio FormatAAC
  • Sampling Rates48 KHz
  • No. of Channel2 Ch
  • SpeakerYes
  • Volume AdjustYes
  • Built-in MicrophoneYes
  • Wind Filter (WindCut Plus)No
  • Real StereoNo
  • Audio Effect

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

    • PC DecorderYes
    • PC EncorderYes
  • Others

    • Worldwide AV OutputYes


  • 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 card

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
  • Color VariationBlack / Silver

S/W and PC OS

  • Compatible OSWindow 7 / 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 on, VF off2.4W
    • Stand-by150μA
  • Battery

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

Physical Specification

  • Dimension (WxHxD)53.9 x 56.4 x 119mm
  • Weight220g (without Battery)


  • Loading Quantity

    • 20ft/40ft with Carrying Case6000 / 13200

Ratings and Reviews (30)

Overall Ratings

23 out of 30 (76%) customers recommend this product





Devon, UK - Gender: - Age:
A budget camcorder that is capable of making great movies and is excellent value for money

As with any video camera you need to use a steady hand, people complain about poor quality video and bad autofocus, but it's usually because they wave a camera around? Someone else complained about battery life too? I got 1 hr 40 mins on test, which is better than many others on the market.

I'm very happy with this compact and lightweight camcorder, especially considering the relatively low price. Video is sharp with good detail, even in the shadows, colours are good, operation very straightforward and menus easy to understand. Some manual control too, which I like. Time lapse as well. If you zoom right in to 56x you need to use a tripod, as you'd expect. In intelligent auto mode a chimpanzee could make a movie with this camera.

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Independence, Wisconsin - Gender: - Age:
This product has lot of great features. Its lightweight, a sleek black finish, easy to use etc.

This product has lot of great features. Its lightweight, a sleek black finish, easy to use etc. picture and video are clear with great color. the micis also great for filming.

I found that when I'm filming and i want to stop and not make a different video i just press the pause button on the side of the cam. I love this camera and you will to!

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I love it and my friends hate that I love it! It is small and lightweight and convenient enough to take everywhere. Seriously, who doesn't love having every embarrassing moment documented for eternity?

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F80BN 52X Optical Zoom HD Camcorder

This is a great little Camcorder. Makes high quality videos and takes great still photos. Fun and easy to use small and easy to store Makes a great gift!

James Morris

Samsung HMX-F80BP

This low cost camcorder has a decent selection of features and reasonable image quality....

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User Manual

6.62 MB, pdf, ENGLISH

2 Feb, 2013

Other Manuals (1)

Firmware (1)

  • Upgrade File

    All OS, 28.22 MB, zip, MULTI LANGUAGE

    2 May, 2012 tooltipbox

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    1. Title
    HMX-F80 Series firmware

    2. Applicable Model
    HMX-S10 Series

    3. Carrier or Corporate Customer
    open market

    4. Description

    [ Improvement items ]
    - Improving AF accuracy
    - Other bugs are fixed

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