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Samsung HMX-W200

alaTest has collected and analyzed 236 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the build quality and image quality. The portability and value for money also get good feedback, but there are some mixed comments about the memory. There are some critical opinions about the features.

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

features

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 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung HMX-W200

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 31 user reviews of Samsung HMX-W200 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk.

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

size

90% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk 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/Silver

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Amazon.com review summary for Samsung HMX-W200

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 101 user reviews of Samsung HMX-W200 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com.

value for money, usability, portability, build quality, size

features

67% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung HMX-W200 Waterproof HD Recording with 2.3-inch LCD Screen (Titanium Gray)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)

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Samsung W200 waterproof / rugged 1080p camcorder review

 

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

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 thread.blog 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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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

Recommended!

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Samsung W200

 

The Samsung W200 is a waterproof pocket Interent camcorder with excellent low light performance.

Excellent in low light ; Underwater filter ; Good waterproofing and toughness specifications

Digital zoom ; Few manual controls

In many respects, Samsung's W200 is just another toughened, waterproof pocket Internet camcorder. But it is equal to the best in its specifications in this area. It also offers the best performance in low light that we've seen in any camcorder costing...

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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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Product Specifications

Configuration

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

Connectivity

Digital Input: Yes
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
HDMI: No
HDMI PORT: Yes
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

Recording

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