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Samsung HMX-H300

alaTest has collected and analyzed 380 reviews of Samsung HMX-H300. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Comments about the portability and size are overall positive. The image quality and price are also mentioned favorably. There are some negative reviews about the viewfinder.

usability, price, image quality, size, portability

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Samsung HMX-H300 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung HMX-H300

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 34 user reviews of Samsung HMX-H300 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Comments about the zoom and portability are overall positive. The image quality and price are also appreciated, whereas there are some negative reviews about the viewfinder.

usability, price, image quality, portability, zoom

viewfinder

94% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung H300 Full HD Camcorder (30x Optical zoom, 3inch touch LCD) - SilverSamsung H300 Full HD Camcorder (30x Optical zoom, 3inch touch LCD) - Silver

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Samsung HMX-H300

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 120 user reviews of Samsung HMX-H300 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the zoom and portability. The image quality and price also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the viewfinder and reliability.

usability, price, image quality, portability, zoom

durability, reliability, viewfinder

80% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung HMX-H300 Full HD Camcorder with 30x Zoom (Black)Samsung HMX-H300 Full HD Camcorder with 30x Zoom (Black)

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Marc Chacksfield (t3.com)

Samsung HMX-H300 review

 

Small on price but big on picture quality

Sep, 2011

Expert review by: (expertreviews.co.uk)

Samsung HMX-H300BP review

 

Last month we saw the Samsung HMX-Q10 budget camcorder, which could be used in either hand thanks to a clever inverting LCD screen and had impressive low-light performance. The HMX-G300BP doesn't have the fancy ambidextrous features, but has the...

Fair video quality and good low-light performance make this a reasonable camcorder, but the HMX-Q10 is better value overall

Oct, 2011

Expert review by: Jeremy Stamas (camcorderinfo.com)

Samsung HMX-H300Camcorder Review

 

The Samsung HMX-H300 is a mid-range HD camcorder with a 30x optical zoom and a cheap price tag ($399 MSRP). It doesn't have a ton of features, and its video performance in low light was mediocre at best, but its compact design and budget-friendly price...

Aug, 2011

Expert review by: Jeremy Stamas (reviewed.com)

Samsung HMX-H300

 

A mid-range HD camcorder with a 30x optical zoom and a cheap price tag

Smooth motion; Simple, easy-to-use design

Terrible low-light noise; Sharpness wasn’t great

The Samsung HMX-H300 is not one of the better HD camcorders we’ve reviewed, even when you consider its budget-friendly $400 price tag. While Panasonic and Canon made strides in improving their mid-range HD camcorder line, Samsung stayed put, as is...

Aug, 2011

Expert review by: Shane McGlaun (i4u.com)

Samsung H300 Long Zoom Full HD Camcorder Review

 

Today I am checking out the Samsung H300 Long Zoom full HD Camcorder. The H300 is a compact camcorder that has a nice size touchscreen and tons of zoom. If you are after a camcorder that can get you right up in the action at events the H300 may be...

Great video quality ; Lots of zoom ; Takes still shots

Camera shutter is slow ; Can't do video and still shots at once

The Samsung H300 is a nice camcorder with great video and photo quality that lacks a few features I would like to see at this price point. The quality is certainly there in the video and photos so if you can live without some of the other features this...

Jul, 2011

Expert review by: Jamison Cush (digitalcamerareview.com)

Samsung HMX-H300 HD Camcorder Review

 

Samsung brands the HMX-H300 as the "ultimate HD family camcorder." Does that mean it's a great value promising HD video at a low price? Or, is it just an indication that serious videographers should stay away? Find out in this full high-definition...

Solid build quality ; Decent low light performance ; 30x optical zoom

Mediocre picture quality ; Subpar audio pick-up ; Manual lens cover

As it stands, the H300 is not a bad buy for the family’s first camcorder, owing much of that to its solid build, but only if it's available on sale. Serious videographers, however, might want to venture further up the price chart for their next device.

Jun, 2011

Consumer review by: paulj (argos.co.uk)

Samsung H300 HD Camcorder - Silver

 

Excellent price for this product.

Jul, 2012

Consumer review by: Jayne (reevoo.com)

Samsung HMX-H300

 

Great value product- really easy to get started with even for someone like me that hates reading instructions. Excellent quality images particularly for the price. Used with tripod for recording presentations at work and also tested with fast moving...

Mar, 2012

Consumer review by: Laura (reevoo.com)

Samsung HMX-H300

 

Simple to use

None

Mar, 2012

Consumer review by: Brucepeter2007 (argos.co.uk)

Nice but has limits

 

I do a "LOT" of outdoor video filming and the problem with all current video cameras is that the LCD screens tend to be almost useless on bright days - if it's sunny the problem gets worse. On newer video cameras many manufacturers are not giving you...

Feb, 2012

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported:AAC
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes
Wind filter: Yes

Battery

Battery life (max):3
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:IA-BP210R
Video recording time:3

Camera

Minimum illumination:3

Design

Colour of product:Black / Blue / Red
LED indicators: Yes

Display

Display:LCD
Display diagonal:7.62
Display resolution (numeric):230000

Image sensor

Optical sensor size:25.4 / 4
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total MegaPixels:5

Lens System

Digital Zoom:300
Focal length range (f-f):247 - 7410
Image stabilizer: Yes
Optical Zoom:30

Other features

Auto Focus: Yes
Compatible operating systems:Windows 7\nWindows Vista\nWindows XP (SP2)
Manual Focus: Yes
Photo mode: Yes
Power consumption (typical):2.5

Packaging Content

Handheld remote control: No

Ports & interfaces

Composite Video Out:1
DC-in jack: Yes
HDMI: Yes
PictBridge: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Shutter

Camera shutter speed:1/50 - 1/10000 / 1/60 - 1/10000

Still image

Image formats supported:JPG
Maximum image resolution:2944 x 1656
Still image resolution(s):1920 x 1080,2944 x 1656 / 2944 x 1656

Storage

Camcorder media type:Memory Card
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC

Video

Analog signal format system:PAL
HD type:Full HD
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Video formats supported:H.264
Video Resolutions:1280 x 720,1920 x 1080

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:12
Height :5.66
Weight:228
Width:4.95

White balance

White Balance:Auto, Manual