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Samsung HMX-W200

alaTest has collected and analyzed 131 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the zoom and value for money. The image quality and portability are also appreciated. There are some mixed reviews about the memory. Some have doubts about the build quality and size.

usability, portability, image quality, value for money, zoom

features, size, build quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Samsung HMX-W200 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 131 reviews)

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Samsung W200


Samsung slid its 'multi-proof' W200 pocket cam out a couple of months back, and we've spent the past few weeks testing it out in a place that's no stranger to water (read: the Big Island of Hawaii). Hailed as a waterproof and shockproof 1080p pocket...

Compact ; 1080p video mode ; Cheap for this category

Jelly effect in videos ; Not nearly rugged enough ; No manual controls at all

It's a respectable underwater offering for the price, but true argonauts are probably better off spending more for something that's constructed for serious abuse.

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Samsung W200 Rugged (Silver)


You might think that pocket video cameras are doomed because of smartphones and the iPhone, but there are some things those devices just can't do. The Samsung HMX-W200, for example, can survive a 6.5-foot drop, or a swim down to 10 feet for up to 30...

The Samsung HMX-W200 produces very good video, has solid sharing and editing software, and has a couple of handy features including a pause button.

Some of the W200's shooting options and durability features aren't very useful.

The Samsung HMX-W200 might be a little less impressive than its specs, but it's still a very good rugged minicamcorder for the money.

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Samsung HMX-W200Camcorder Review


The Samsung HMX-W200 is a compact and waterproof budget camcorder that showed us some impressive results in our testing. The camcorder retails for around $159 and can take 5-megapixel still photos in addition to recording Full HD video.



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Samsung HMX-W200 Ruggedized Pocket Cam


The small size and digital design of cameras these days opens up a world of new possibilities that we never saw possible with previous generation cameras. For instance, you'd probably never strap a MiniDV video camera to your bike, or go running into...

Great quality 1080p videos ; Affordable price ; 5 megapixel still photos ; Rugged designed - water proof, sand/dust proof, shock proof, fog proof ; Simple and straightforward to use

Would be nice to see a few more accessories included - like a wrist strap and a USB extension cable ; View the discussion comments powered by DISQUSback to top ; Start ; Prev ; 1 ; 2 ; 3 ; 4 ; 5 ; 6 ; Next ; End ; Read our reviews of the...

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Best pocket HD camcorder


Waterproof, shockproof and dustproof, beats other pocket cams in low light

Mixed reviews for video quality, not as durable as it could be, no built-in memory, short USB plug is hard to use

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Samsung HMX-W200


One of the best we've seen in its price range, delivering sharp video with vivid colors.

Clear, sharp videos" for a compact; User-friendly menu for beginners

Grip could be improved upon; Buttons are unresponsive

Waterproof ultracompact camcorders have been flooding the market over the past year, so it’s fair to say the Samsung HMX-W200 has its good share of competitors. Surprisingly, the W200 held off the other camcorders in its price range by putting up...

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"Out of Focus"


The product is lousy but worse still is Samsung's manner of handling a defective product.

None at all

Camcorder will not focus regardless of distance to object, lighting conditions, or use of zoom. There in no user control of the focus mechanism. Telephone support staff gives you the run around trying to avoid warranty responsibilities.

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"Pretty good (not so) little waterproof camcorder"


When I first opened the box, I was a bit disappointed in the size of the camera. I thought it'd be a bit smaller :/

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Pretty good (not so) little waterproof camcorder


When I first opened the box, I was a bit disappointed in the size of the camera. I thought it'd be a bit smaller :/ Then I tested it right away indoors...after a couple of hours charging of course. To my surprise, video quality wasn't as good as I...

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Great camera


well basically i bought it for my vacation, i made great pictures and video even some underwater video :) bought it from here: and i glade i did it

Video quality, easy to use,Good UI,feel good in your hand

USB connection

Product Specifications


3 Chip Technic: No
Chip Type:CMOS
Image Stabiliser: No
Sensor Size:1/3.4''


Digital Input: Yes
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
Type of Memory Stick Interface : No
Type of SD Card Interface :SD Card
USB: Yes
USB Interface: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No
Wireless Interface: No

General Features

3D: No
Format:Memory Card
Handheld Position:Candy Bar
Product Type:Pocket Camcorder
Resolution:Full HD
Type:Pocket Camcorder


Face Detection Mode: No
HD Video Format:MPEG4
Recording Format:16:9 / 4:3