Summary: Bought it for my technology challenged husband. Seems to be good enough for an entry level camcorder. Really small. Good for traveling or every day take along so you don't miss those 'Wish I had my camera' moments. All bundled items were good except the camera case was not big enough for the camcorder. Tripod was more than expected. 32gb card was a plus. Price was right for all of the items you get, a little over $150 delivered.
Summary: I love this little camera. I use it both as a camera and a video recorder. Takes great shots indoors and out. As in most automatics, the quality decreases with the light, but very good for what it is. Getting the 32 gb chip in the deal makes it a real bargain. The case is generic and doesn't fit well. The tri pod is cute and somewhat useful if you have a surface to set it on. All these little extras aren't worth much, but then what could you expect?
Summary: HD camcorder shopping on a budget can be a bit of a trial. There are several options out there in the low end price points, but many of them have questionable reviews at best. I'd only seen a couple of reviews for this Samsung HMX-F80, so in a way I was taking a chance. Did it pay off? Yes and no. The camera is extremely light and can easily be held in one hand.
not a bad starter but some minor issues with the extras.
C. Siumartinez, Amazon
13 July 2013
Summary: Camera ordered was delivered quickly and quiet user friendly. Was taking clear videos after just a few attempts and playing with the settings. However there are some issues with the extras that came with it. The tripod is not the one pictured but a mini tripod with bendable legs and the case included does not fit the camera.
Summary: I used it for my youngest sons 6th grade graduation recently and I'm pleased with the the simplicity of the use as it was my first time and the video quality is better than I expected since I paid just over $100 for the camcorder.
Summary: I was looking for something that I could use for a video diary for personal use but didn't have hundreds of dollars to spend. This camera does exactly what it needs to do. The only thing that I don't like about it is that it is hard to judge the lighting for certain areas and the volume isn't very good. For a video camera though it is a great deal and works for me.