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Samsung HMX-W300

alaTest has collected and analyzed 365 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. Reviewers really like the size and image quality. The portability and price are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the control panel and memory.

usability, price, portability, image quality, size

reliability, zoom, memory, 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 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

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

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Samsung HMX-W300 from Amazon.co.uk. 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 Amazon.co.uk. People really like the price and size. The design and portability also get good comments, whereas there are some mixed reviews about the durability. Many are critical about the color and zoom.

portability, design, size, price

usability, zoom, color

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

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

Sep, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Samsung HMX-W300

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 304 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. People really like the size and image quality. The portability and price also get good opinions. The memory and zoom get less positive opinions.

usability, price, portability, image quality, size

reliability, zoom, memory

74% 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/Black - Manufacturer Refurbished

Sep, 2017

Expert review by: Molly McHugh (digitaltrends.com)

Samsung HMX-W300 Review

 

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.

The HMX-W300’s main selling point is its price; which is never a great indication of quality. But value-wise, this thing is a steal. You will be hard-pressed to find another device that shoots stills and video underwater for $139.

Aug, 2012

Expert review by: Joshua Goldman (cnet.com)

Samsung HMX-W300 review

 

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 (reviewed.com)

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

Expert review by: (toptenreviews.com_old)

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.

Consumer review by: Steven_the_iPad_Wizzard (cnet.com)

This is a nice rugged camera that won't break the bank.

 

I love how this camera has held up. I've had it for quite a while now and it still looks new. The built in charger is nice, and it is really to use with one hand. It is about the same size as an iPhone 4. The camera is decent, but for $160, it's a steal!

I love how this camera is super rugged and will hold up well.

The camera is only 1080P, but it's decent.

May, 2016

Consumer review by: aatwell1024 (cnet.com)

"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 (cnet.com)

"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: scotch444 (cnet.com)

HMX-W300BN, Samsung CS says yes to Lanyard hook. Yey!

 

Samsung's product support was very prompt and helpful regarding this inquiry, I would like to recall the previous neg. post indicating NO lanyard. Ref. HMX-W300BN user PDF manual pg.16 item # 14 supports indication of product lanyard hook.

Yes the unit does come with Lanyard attachment point

None thus far, except this feature should have been available in initial product feature listing rather than digging for user manual.

Aug, 2012

Consumer review by: Pit Daddy (newegg.com)

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: Gary D. (newegg.com)

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

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