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Samsung HMX-W300

alaTest has collected and analyzed 363 reviews of Samsung HMX-W300. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People are impressed by the size and image quality. The portability and price are also mentioned favorably. Many are negative about the control panel and memory.

usability, price, portability, image quality, size

reliability, zoom, memory, control panel

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Samsung HMX-W300 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung HMX-W300

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Samsung HMX-W300 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the price and size. The design and portability also get good views. Some have doubts about the color and zoom. There are some mixed opinions about the durability.

portability, design, size, price

usability, zoom, color

83% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung W300 HD Memory Camcorder - Red (5MP, 1x Optical Zoom) 2.3 inch LCDSamsung W300 HD Memory Camcorder - Red (5MP, 1x Optical Zoom) 2.3 inch LCD

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Samsung HMX-W300

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 304 user reviews of Samsung HMX-W300 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Opinions about the size and image quality are generally positive. The portability and price are also appreciated, whereas some have doubts about the memory and zoom.

usability, price, portability, image quality, size

reliability, zoom, memory

74% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung HMX-W300 Waterproof Pocket HD Digital Video Camcorder, Orange/Black - Manufacturer RefurbishedSamsung HMX-W300 Waterproof Pocket HD Digital Video Camcorder, Orange/Black - Manufacturer Refurbished

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Molly McHugh (digitaltrends.com)

Samsung HMX-W300 Review

 

For anyone not willing to make a big investment in a hand-held camcorder yet, this damage-resistant, inexpensive, flexible device could fit the bill.

The HMX-W300’s main selling point is its price; which is never a great indication of quality. But value-wise, this thing is a steal. You will be hard-pressed to find another device that shoots stills and video underwater for $139.

Aug, 2012

Expert review by: Joshua Goldman (cnet.com)

Samsung HMX-W300 review: Samsung HMX-W300

 

The minicamcorder market is all but dead save for a few niche models such as the Samsung HMX-W300. On the surface it's nothing more than a point-and-shoot HD pocket video camera, but its body is sealed up tight making it waterproof to 16.4 feet for up...

The Samsung HMX-W300's small, slim rugged body lets you take it where other minicamcorders or your smartphone can't go. It's easy to use and has a few extra features that make it a very good value.

The W300's video quality -- in or out of water -- is only good enough for Web use and not much better than the typical smartphone.

The Samsung HMX-W300 rugged minicamcorder is a good traveling companion for capturing Web-friendly movie clips and photos of your next hike or beach trip.

Apr, 2012

Expert review by: Jeremy Stamas (reviewed.com)

Samsung HMX-W300

 

If you're looking for a cheap, waterproof camcorder then your search is complete. Buy the Samsung HMX-W300.

If you’re planning to spend less than $200 on a camcorder, you can’t do much better than the Samsung HMX-W300.

Aug, 2012

Expert review by: (toptenreviews.com)

Samsung W300

 

The idea behind a pocket camcorder is that you want something affordable and portable, but without overlooking the image and video quality. Samsung clearly recognizes this because it has created this ultra-compact camcorder. The image-stabilization...

You can expand the Samsung W300's memory up to 64GB to store hours and hours of HD video footage

This camcorder isn't compatible with Apple products, so you can't view your videos on a Mac

This Samsung video camera is the perfect handheld size. It has built-in USB and HDMI ports. It's easy to transfer your videos and photos to a computer, and both have good image quality.

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

Camera works very well

 

This camera works a treat, but the problem came in trying to instal the video onto an apple computer. There is no warning about this on the box

Oct, 2012

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

Does what it says

 

Great value.

Aug, 2012

Consumer review by: torso84 (comet.co.uk)

Okay for vlogging

 

I got this for my vlog and so far it's been working okay.

Aug, 2012

Consumer review by: aatwell1024 (cnet.com)

"Worth twice the price!"

 

I bought this for my wife and I just before our daughter was born. It was to be a quick point and shoot option. I figured it was durable, so we could take it outside, to family functions, vacations, ect... It has outlasted its value 10 fold. The...

Strong, durable build

none so far! (fingers crossed)

Jun, 2013

Consumer review by: crisco16 (cnet.com)

"Won't work with HDMI cables and HORRIBLE Service"

 

I purchased this unit to be an inexpensive video camera to bring on family outings. Once I received the product and tried to test it out it was horrible. The product records fine and you can view the videos on your computer fine as well but, if you...

cheap, would be good except for the one major issue.

Does not play on televisions through HDMI cables.

Feb, 2013

Consumer review by: Gary D. (newegg.com)

Very disappointed

 

Got tired of waiting for the boat from China to deliver the Panasonic HX-WA3 so I bought this as a refurb for $50 along with a Samsung 16gb class 10 micro sd card. My other camcorder is a Panasonic HC v700. Obviously the Panny knocks the socks off the...

Small size, turns on quick, supposedly waterproof. Use this in places you wouldn't take videos from a cell phone.

This may shoot at 1080p but it isn't crisp at all. Viewing on an lcd panel 20" or larger you will notice edges are blurry.

Jun, 2013

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported:AAC
Audio system:STEREO
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes

Battery

Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:IA-BH130LB
Video recording time:2

Camera

3D: No
Camcorder type:Handheld camcorder

Design

Colour of product:Black / Black, Red

Display

Built-in Display: Yes
Display:LCD
Display diagonal:5.84
Display resolution (numeric):230000

Flash

Built-in Flash: No
Built-in light: No

Focusing

Focus adjustment:Auto
Normal focusing range:0.04

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (image):5.5
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 3.3
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total MegaPixels:5

Lens System

Digital Zoom:3
Image stabilizer: Yes
Optical Zoom:1

Light exposure

ISO sensitivity:Auto

Other features

Minimum system requirements:Windows 7\nWindows Vista\nWindows XP SP2

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Batteries included: Yes
Cables included:AV, USB
Hand strap: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
HDMI: Yes
PictBridge: Yes
S-Video Out: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Still image

Image formats supported:JPG
Maximum image resolution:2592 x 1944

Storage

Camcorder media type:Memory Card
Camcorder tape type: No
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC
Disc types supported: No

Video

Analog signal format system:PAL
HD type:Full HD
Maximum frame rate:25
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Supported video modes:1080p
Video formats supported:H.264
Video Resolutions:1280 x 720

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type: No

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.78
Height :11.2
Weight:137
Width:6

White balance

White Balance:Auto