Smart Camcorder HMX-F90WP


Change the way you capture and share your memories. The Samsung F90 lets you get closer to the action with 52x optical zoom, as well as recording video with 1280 x 720 HD realism. What’s more, the One-Touch Sharing Button allows you to upload your masterpieces and show them to the world simply and quickly. Meanwhile, Smart Background Music lets you enhance your movies with a soundtrack, and My Clip helps you find your favourite scenes with ease. 4.923 5 13 reviews

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:

  • 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
  • Get closer with clear and powerful 52x optical zoom
  • Record with rich and vibrant 1280 x 720 30p HD clarity
  • Share video online quickly and easily with just one touch
  • Tag and play back your favourite moments with My Clip

Bookmark your favourite scenes

Bookmark your favorite 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 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
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 CAMCORDER 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.

Give your home movies emotional heft

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 to score 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 score. Smart BGM Ⅱ automatically lowers the music, so you always hear whoever is speaking.

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 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

Incredible zoom for incredible details

52x Optical Zoom (70x intelli zoom) 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 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.
Simpler and faster YouTube uploads

Simpler and faster YouTube uploads

One Touch Sharing Button A baby’s first steps. A grandmother blowing out 90 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

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 CAMCORDER is able to create a video file that condenses hours of recording such as sunset or sunrise into minutes of viewing.
USB Charging

USB Charging

Simply connect the Samsung 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

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 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 code is all it takes to connect your HMX-F90WP/XEU directly into your TV, computer or DVD player. With HMX-F90WP/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: 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 - 1838mm)
  • LightNo
  • Filter DiameterNo


  • Main Screen

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


  • FlashNo


  • ShoeNo

Video Recording Feature

  • Video Spec

    • Recording FormatH.264
    • 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
  • Video Still CaptureYes
  • Back Light CompensationYes
  • Low Light Sensitivity15 Lux (1/30sec)
  • White Balance

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

Audio Recording Feature

  • Audio FormatAAC
  • Sampling Rates48KHz
  • No. of Channel2 Ch
  • 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
    • 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
  • Color VariationBlack / White

S/W and PC OS

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


  • WirelessNo


  • 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
    • Pocket GuideYes


  • Power Supply TypeAC adaptor
  • Power Consumption

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

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

Physical Specification

  • Dimension (WxHxD)53.9 x 56.4 x 119mm
  • Weight222g (without battery&memory)


  • Loading Quantity

    • 20ft/40ft with Carrying Case6000/13200

Ratings and Reviews (13)

Overall Ratings

12 out of 13 (92%) customers recommend this product





Mattoon, IL - Gender: - Age:
Great camcorder

I love this size of this camera and it is definitely user friendly.

Georgia, USA - Gender: - Age:
great camcorder

Product is very simple to use and great quality for the money. Wish it came with editing software.

St. Louis, MO, USA - Gender: - Age:
Great camcorder for filming indoor sports

I got this camera to film indoor volleyball for creating highlight video, as well as uploading to YouTube. I wanted a reasonably priced HD camcorderthat would provide crisp footage, and this camera fit the bill perfectly.

An extremely helpful feature is the custom white balance setting which nicely compensates the ever-changing lighting inside of the venues - it keeps the footage from being grainy and it prevents ghosting of fast-moving objects . Many higher priced cameras do not have this feature. Overall, this camera has been better than I'd expected. The only issue I have is that the battery life is not stellar, but I was able to purchase several very affordable backup batteries which solved the problem.

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AZ - Gender: - Age:
traded a gopro hero3 for this and i love it...

Great HD video cam..I have been using it daily for my youtube channel I do allot of shooting sports and also reviews on itemsthis video can is so great all around.

..I'm going to buy another..

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User Manual

7.68 MB, pdf, ENGLISH

4 Mar, 2013

Firmware (1)

  • Upgrade File

    All OS, 27.84 MB, zip, MULTI LANGUAGE

    21 Oct, 2013 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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