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Samsung HMX-W300

alaTest has collected and analyzed 216 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. Opinions about the image quality and size are on the whole positive. The portability and price also get good feedback, whereas many are critical about the control panel and zoom.

usability, price, portability, size, image quality

reliability, zoom, 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 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: ( review summary for Samsung HMX-W300


alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Samsung HMX-W300 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 Reviewers really like the price and size. The design and portability are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the color and zoom, and there are some mixed comments about the durability.

portability, design, size, price

usability, zoom, color

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

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

Jul, 2015

Consumer review by: ( review summary for Samsung HMX-W300


alaTest has collected and analyzed 171 user reviews of Samsung HMX-W300 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 image quality. The portability and price also get good opinions, but there are some mixed reviews about the memory. Some have doubts about the zoom and reliability.

usability, price, portability, image quality, size

reliability, zoom

76% of the reviews on 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/BlackSamsung HMX-W300RN Rugged Full HD 1080p Pocket Camcorder (Red)

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: Molly McHugh (

Samsung HMX-W300 Review


If you believe point-and-shoot cameras replaced the need for camcorders, and smartphones replaced the need for point-and-shoots, Samsung's HMX-W300 handheld camcorder may look like an antiquity. But its appeal lies more than skin deep. For those who...

Inexpensive ; Small and easy to hold ; Simple user interface

Poor to average image quality ; Auto share isn’t exactly auto share ; Less than attractive design

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.

Aug, 2012

Expert review by: Joshua Goldman (

Samsung HMX-W300 ( Orange)


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 (

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

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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.

Expert review by: Nik Rawlinson (

Samsung HMX-W300 review


A fun, robust, waterproof and inexpensive camera, the sporty Samsung HMX-W300 is an excellent choice for anyone who wants to shoot high-quality knockabout movies, where a dedicated video camera would be too bulky and the features on a smart phone too...

Build quality ; Ease of use ; Simple menus ; Good video quality ; Dust, shock and waterproof

Stills could be better ; Video effects reduce resolution

Despite some compromises, the Samsung HMX-W300 is great fun. It's small enough to slip into a pocket when you're on holiday and rugged enough to stand up to a day on the beach or playing extreme sports.

May, 2012

Consumer review by: aatwell1024 (

"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 (

"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: Pit Daddy (

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

Consumer review by: Ben Jordan (

Unbelievable - literally


Seems like great value for the price. I thought it was too good to be true - turns out I was right

This is supposed to be Water, Shock and Dust proof ; Well, I have had it in my hands for 2 days and I read all the instructions and warnings to make sure I was using it correctly and safely. I took it to the pool - a very clean water environment - to...

Apr, 2013

Consumer review by: Chris (

Like the camcorder


I bought this for my wife who loves to take pictures every where we go. So far the camera is nice and yes it is both a camera and a camcorder. We have not tried the waterproof feature but I know it is shock proof as I dropped it the first day I had it...

Jan, 2013

Product Specifications


3 Chip Technic: No
Chip Type:CMOS
Image Stabiliser:Electronical Image Stabiliser


Digital Input: Yes
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
Type of SD Card Interface :SD Card / SD HC 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


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