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Samsung HMX-W300

alaTest has collected and analyzed 228 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the build quality and image quality. The portability and value for money also get good views. Reviews about the resolution and reliability are mixed, while many are less positive about the control panel and zoom.

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

features, 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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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung HMX-W300

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 18 user reviews of Samsung HMX-W300 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk.

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

build quality, size, features

78% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung QF20 SMART Full HD Memory Camcorder - BlackSamsung W300 HD Memory Camcorder - Red (5MP, 1x Optical Zoom) 2.3 inch LCD

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Amazon.com review summary for Samsung HMX-W300

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 173 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.

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

features, zoom

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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"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)

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"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.

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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

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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...

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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...

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Great camcorder

 

8 gig card gives me about 2hrs of video 1 hr at highest setting.

This thing is great. Fun to use, simple to learn. I've had no problems with it. Should come with a memory card

Does not come with a sd card. Which you need. Had to read this on manufactures site

Product Specifications

Configuration

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

Connectivity

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

Recording

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