The Samsung HMX-F80 is a digital camcorder that records video at 1,280 by 720 and 30p, but can upscale the image up to 1080i when using the HDMI output , for example, to view the shots on a Full HD television. The video recording format is MPEG AVC / H.264 . You can also take photos up to 1.9 megapixels in JPEG . It lacks a viewfinder, but has an LCD monitor-screen with a diagonal of 2.7 inches .
The image sensor is a 1 / 3.2-inch CMOS , capable of capturing 5 effective megapixels. The lens is a Schneider-Kreuznach which equates to 35.3-1.838mm in 35mm. The optical zoom is 52x , and the smart zoom is 65x. It can detect faces and the focus can be automatic, or manual through the LCD screen. It automatically enters a power saving mode as soon as it notices that it is not in use.
The white balance can be set to automatic or choose from four possibilities: fluorescent, cloudy, daylight and tungsten. The image stabilizer is electronic. Although it incorporates an internal flash memory, it can be completed with SD memory cards . The Samsung F80 comes pre-installed with Intelli-Studio software, which offers several basic in-camera editing tools. There is also a function, called Smart BGM 2, which is used to add background music to recordings.
It has an HDMI digital video output , an A / V output and a USB 2.0 port . The lithium-ion battery can be recharged via USB. It integrates a microphone that records sound in stereo and a speaker. To this must be added a short-range flash. Its weight reaches 198 grams , and its body is quite compact, measuring 5.33 by 5.59 and 11.94 centimeters. The Samsung HMX-F80 will go on sale in February in the United States at a price of $ 200.