updated 08:06 am EST, Thu November 22, 2012
Video camera includes one touch social sharing, 52x optical zoom
Samsung is adding to its extensive range of camcorders with the HMX-F90. The simple-to-use and lightweight digital video camera has a 5-Megapixel CMOS sensor capable of 720p HD video capture, as well as a One Touch share button for faster uploads to social networks and video hosting sites.
Capable of recording MP4 video with AAC audio at 1280x720 resolution at 30 frames per second under NTSC, it can also record at what is claimed to be a Standard Definition resolution, in both 4:3 and 16:9 aspect ratios. Still images can be caught as JPEGs, 1600x1200 in size. The 52x optical zoom using the f/2.1 lens extends to a 70x digital "Intelli-zoom," while Hyper DIS image stabilization helps reduce handheld camera shake. Built-in functions include time-lapse recording, mid-recording pause, and a refreshed Smart Background Music option.
While a price and street date for the UK and Europe has not been revealed as of yet, the HMX-F90 is likely to be out in time for Christmas. A US release has not been confirmed, but the appearance of NTSC as well as PAL video recording suggests it could still cross the Atlantic.