Samsung HMX-F80: Review

The Samsung HMX-F80 is the latest Samsung SD camcorder with 52x optical zoom, HDMI output, Smart BGM feature and function as MyClip. The objective Samsung f = 0.21 to 10.92 cm (equivalent to a film of 3.5 cm) of the camera is equipped with 65x Intelli-zoom that lets you capture even the most distant scenes in HD format 1280 x 720 25p thanks to high-performance CMOS Sensor 1/3.2 ” 5 megapixel. The Samsung HMX-F80 is equipped with a 2.7 inch LCD display with a resolution of 230K pixels.

Samsung HMX-F80: Design

The Samsung HMX-F80 is the latest release from Samsung SD camcorder on the market in the colors black and gray. The device’s design is quite classic but at the same time modern and functional thanks to the small size of 5.39 x5.64 x11.9 cm and weighs 220 grams, which give the camera a certain solidity. On the side in the camera body is placed a 2.7-inch LCD display with a resolution of 230K pixels of the traditional type, so do not touch, something that could adversely affect those who prefer a touch on this type of cameras.

Samsung HMX-F80: Features and Functionality

The Samsung HMX-F80 is an HD camera with a powerful 52x optical zoom, 130x digital zoom and 65x Intelli-Zoom from, all in combination with an extremely bright F1.8 lens and Samsung Schneider Kreuznach lens Varioplan.

The camera allows you to create great movies with HD resolution 1280×720 25p offering a resolution of 2.5 x greater than that offered by the traditional definition camcorders, would surely have been more appreciated a Full HD resolution that would have been very up to the great price of this device.

The CMOS sensor 1/3.2 ” 5MP (0.321 effective pixels MP) allows you to create great movies with rich, natural colors, even in low-light settings, thanks to the addition of the advanced image stabilizer digital HDIS will get movies-free flicker, thanks to the direct intervention of the stabilizer on the file with an advanced power boogers and a motion analysis extremely improved.

Samsung HMX-F80
Samsung HMX-F80

During the realization of the real movies, you can directly view the pictures due to the 2.7 inch LCD display located in the side toward the camera, thanks to wider viewing angle who enables the user to place the camera in different ways, even those more burdensome to the point of view of reflections. Unfortunately, the display in question is not touched, a feature that would surely have contributed to raise the level with the camera.

Even the Samsung HMX-F80 MyClip have the functionality that allows the user to assign a tag to any scene of your movie to be able to relive the moments without having to modify the following the movie, but certainly interesting feature that would have been enhanced with more a display Touch.

The camera also has the capability of shooting standby and recording in Time-Lapse: in practice, this feature allows you to capture still images at preset intervals and automatically create a file with HD snapshots in chronological order, all also taking advantage of the various modes set (night, zooming, panning and reverse playback). The last Features that we cannot forget because it may turn out to be certainly very interesting and efficient, is the ability to charge the camera directly to a PC.


The Samsung HMX-F80 is a good HD camcorder by the low price and good features, even if he sins in some respect as a traditional LCD screen or the resolution is not Full HD, but at a price so interesting you cannot want too much, and consequently, this device proves to be a really technological gem from the low price and good performance, better yields by the excellent digital image stabilizer advanced HDIS.

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PROS : Advanced Image Stabilizer HDIS; Price; Time-Lapse Recording, 52x Optical Zoom; SCHNEIDER KREUZNACH Lens VARIOPLAN; Intelli-zoom from 65x; Charging from USB; bright F1.8 lens.

CONS : HD resolution; LCD display traditional.

User Rating: 1.7 ( 2 votes)

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