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Samsung HMX-W300

alaTest has collected and analyzed 364 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. Reviewers really like the size and image quality. The portability and price are also mentioned favorably, but the control panel and memory get critical comments.

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 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (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 are also appreciated. There are some mixed reviews about the durability, while many are critical about the color and zoom.

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, 2018

Consumer review (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 on the whole positive. The portability and price also get good feedback, 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, 2018

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

 

Samsung HMX-W300

The ; 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

Consumer review (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 (argos.co.uk)

Does what it says

 

Great value.

Aug, 2012

Consumer review (comet.co.uk)

Okay for vlogging

 

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

Aug, 2012

Consumer review (cnet.com)

This is a nice rugged camera that won't break the bank.

 

I love how this camera has held up. I've had it for quite a while now and it still looks new. The built in charger is nice, and it is really to use with one hand. It is about the same size as an iPhone 4. The camera is decent, but for $160, it's a steal!

I love how this camera is super rugged and will hold up well.

The camera is only 1080P, but it's decent.

May, 2016

Consumer review (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 (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 (cnet.com)

HMX-W300BN, Samsung CS says yes to Lanyard hook. Yey!

 

Samsung's product support was very prompt and helpful regarding this inquiry, I would like to recall the previous neg. post indicating NO lanyard. Ref. HMX-W300BN user PDF manual pg.16 item # 14 supports indication of product lanyard hook.

Yes the unit does come with Lanyard attachment point

None thus far, except this feature should have been available in initial product feature listing rather than digging for user manual.

Aug, 2012

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