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Samsung HMX-W200

alaTest has collected and analyzed 259 reviews of Samsung HMX-W200. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Comments about the size and image quality are overall positive. The price and portability are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the control panel and memory, and there are some mixed views about the zoom.

usability, portability, price, image quality, size

memory, control panel

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 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Samsung HMX-W200


alaTest has collected and analyzed 31 user reviews of Samsung HMX-W200 from 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 Opinions about the durability and price are overall positive. The image quality and portability are also mentioned favorably, but comments are divided on the size. The memory and control panel get less positive reviews.

usability, portability, image quality, price, durability

reliability, zoom, control panel, memory

90% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung W200 Full HD Waterproof Pocket Camcorder (5MP, 2.3 inch LCD) - Black/RedSamsung W200 Full HD Waterproof Pocket Camcorder (5MP, 2.3 inch LCD) - Black/Red

Apr, 2018

Consumer review ( review summary for Samsung HMX-W200


alaTest has collected and analyzed 130 user reviews of Samsung HMX-W200 from 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 People really like the size and durability. The price and portability also get good feedback. There are some less positive opinions about the memory and image quality. Comments about the zoom and reliability are mixed.

usability, portability, price, durability, size

image quality, memory

68% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung HMX-W200 Waterproof HD Recording with 2.4-inch LCD Screen (Red)Samsung HMX-W200 Waterproof HD Recording with 2.4-inch LCD Screen (Red)

Apr, 2018

Expert review by : Jim Fisher (

Samsung HMX-W200


The Samsung HMX-W200 is one of the few pocket camcorders that can survive falls and capture underwater video, but with video quality that doesn't live up to its 1080p promise and some other issues, you can do better.

Waterproof to ten feet and drop-proof to 6.5 feet. Records in 1080p or 720p resolution. Uses microSD memory cards. Standard mini HDMI connector.

Poor video quality. Jittery when zooming. Issues with controls. Flip-out USB plug-in connector is recessed and difficult to maneuver in some computers.

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Sep, 2011

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Samsung W200 waterproof / rugged 1080p camcorder review


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.

Aug, 2011

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (

Samsung W200 Rugged review


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.

Aug, 2011

Expert review by : Jeremy Stamas (

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.

Oct, 2011


Expert review by : Steve B. (

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...

Dec, 2011

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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

Dec, 2011

Expert review by : Jeremy Stamas (

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...

Oct, 2011

Expert review by : Digital Camera Review (

Samsung W200 Pocket HD Camcorder Review


Waterproof and shockproof camcorders have become so ubiquitous and inexpensive that they are almost standard fare for active videographers, or even active types looking to document their adventures. Samsung joins the fray with the HMX W200 rugged HD...

Aug, 2011

Expert review by : Christen Costa (

Samsung W200 Underwater Camcorder Plays Hi-Res Tough for Just $159


Samsung W200 Underwater Camcorder Plays Hi-Res Tough for Just $159

Apr, 2011


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Samsung HMX-W200RP review


With increasing numbers of people turning to their smartphones to record video, manufacturers of mini camcorders have had to lure consumers with unique features. Samsung's W200 is dustproof and shockproof, and can shoot in 1080p at a depth of up to 3m...

A solidly-built camcorder with decent image quality, the W200 has intuitive controls and a good selection of features, and its underwater abilities are lots of fun too

Oct, 2011

Product Specifications


Audio formats supported:AAC
Audio system:Stereo
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Wind filter: No


Battery life (max):2
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:IA-BH130LB


3D compatibility: No
Back light compensation: Yes
Back Light Compensation (BLC):Y
Camcorder Type:Handheld camcorder
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
Supported aspect ratios:4:3, 16:9


Color of product:Black, Red / Grey, Titanic / Red / Red, Titanic / Titanium
LED Indicators: Yes
Tripod mountable: Yes
Tripod mounting supported:Y


Built-in display: Yes
Display Diagonal:2.3
Display resolution (numeric):230000
Touch screen: No


Face detection: Yes
Focus adjustment:Auto

Image Sensor

Effective megapixels (image):5
Optical sensor size:1 / 2.3 / 1 / 3.2 / 1/2.3
Scan technology:CMOS
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total megapixels:5 / 5.5

Lens System

Digital Zoom:3
Focal length range (f-f):0 - 0.169
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Image stabilizer type:Digital
Interchangeable Lens: No
Minimum aperture number:2.2
Optical Zoom:1

Other Features

Auto focus: Yes
Compatible operating systems:Windows 7, Vista, XP SP2
Lens focal range:2.2
Manual focus: No
Night mode: Yes
Photo mode: Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Hand strap: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Ports & interfaces

PictBridge: No
S-Video out: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Still Image

Image formats supported:JPG
Maximum image resolution:2720 x 2040
Still image resolution(s):640 x 480, 1920 x 1080, 2048 x 1536 / 640 x 480, 1920 x 1080, 2304 x 1536 / 640 x 480,1920 x 1080,2048 x 1536


Camcorder media type:Memory Card
Compatible memory cards:SDHC
Memory slots:1


Analog signal format system:NTSC, PAL / PAL
Dual shot (video & photo): Yes
Full HD: Yes
HD type:Full HD
HD-Ready: Yes
Maximum frame rate:30
Maximum video resolution:1920 x 1080
Supported video modes:1080p, 720p
Video compression format:H.264 / H.264, MP4
Video formats supported:H.264 / H.264,MP4
Video Resolutions:1280 x 720 / 1280 x 720, 1920 x 1080 / 1280 x 720,1920 x 1080


Camera viewfinder: No
Viewfinder type:Not available

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.776 / 0.78 / 0.787 / 7.76
Height:4.42 / 4.45 / 44.5
Weight:4.44 / 4.59 / 4.94
Width:2.2 / 2.28 / 2.36 / 23.6

White Balance

White Balance:Auto