The HMX-W300 has no optical zoom and a 35mm-equivalent focal length of 50mm (fixed). It also has a 2.3-inch LCD.
The camcorder has a maximum aperture of f/2.2.
The HMX-W300 stores video and photos on MicroSD memory cards but has no on-board storage. It captures video at a top resolution of 1920x1080.
The image stabilization system for this camcorder is electronic.
The HMX-W300 measures 2 3/8 inches wide by 4 3/8 inches high by 7/8 inches in length, and weighs 0.3 pounds.
About This Brand
Samsung offers a variety of high-definition low-to-midpriced camcorders that record to SD-format memory cards. It also recently introduced a new sports-oriented pocket video camera that is waterproof and dust proof.
Features & Specs - Samsung HMX-W300
Weight (lbs.) This is measured in pounds and includes the recording media.
Size While camcorders are generally getting smaller they do range in size. Overall camcorders are typically much more compact than those from years ago. Instead of recording to tape or DVD, camcorders nowadays use either a compact hard-disk drive or flash memory. The smallest models use flash memory. Models which are considered "compact" fit in a typical shirt or pants pocket.
Optical zoom Allows the camcorder to fill the frame with far-away objects at the touch of a button. An optical zoom rated at 5x means the camcorder can magnify the image up to 5 times the normal size.
LCD size (in.) This is the size of the image displayed on the LCD. Measured diagonally, it typically ranges from approximately 2 to 3 inches. With some models, the image does not fill the whole screen when recording. For these models, this number is smaller than the physical size of the screen.
LCD size (in.)
Built-in light Provides illumination for close-ups when the image would otherwise be too dark, but it's no substitute for a well-lit room. Pocket camcorders which have this feature may be a simple On/Off function or an automatic setting for turning the light on.
HDMI output Has High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) output for direct digital-audio and video connection -- via a single cable -- to digital TVs with HDMI input. Can output 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, and for some models, 1080p video signals. Standard-definition video is referred to 480i; progressive-scan or "enhanced definition" is 480p; high-definition consists of the 720p and 1080i signals, where 1080i also may be referred to as "full HD". 1080p is a progressive-scan HD format, found on some HD camcorders and on all Blu-ray players.
AV output This connection allows you to send video and audio to a VCR or TV's composite video input.
Microphone input Jack for an external microphone to improve sound quality and prevent picking up noise from the camcorder. An alternative to using the built-in mike.
Headphone out An output for connecting a pair of headphones to the camcorder.
Digital still capable Some camcorders can take snapshots, much like a digital camera (though not necessarily of the same quality). The camcorder can then be plugged into a computer and the images downloaded from the memory. Using a removable memory card (such as MemoryStick, Compact Flash, or SD Card) you can transfer stills to a computer without having to connect the camcorder, but you need proper card-reader hardware.
Digital still capable
3D effect 3D-capable camcorders are capable of recording and playing back while in 3D mode its video rendering a 3D experience. The 3D video may be played back on a 3D TV.
THIS ITEM IS DESIGNED FOR CASUAL USAGE OR IT WOULD NOT BE A POCKET CAMCORDER !! PLUS, IT'S SEMI-H2O PROOF !!!
How long have you owned it:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
from New York
DO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT!!!
Won't Play Through Hdmi
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 want to view your recording on you TV using an hdmi wire good luck! The simplest way to say it is that you just cannot. To cut out all the different variable I have tried it with 3 different camcorders, 3 different HDMI wires all on 4 different TVs (one of the tv's being an actual samsung tv) with the same result no video, I get the menu and the thumbnail video's but when you click on one to play nothing happens and the camcorder is unresponsive. The only way to revive the camcorder is to hit the master reset button. Now the whole time I have contacted customer service and they have been USELESS. At various times they have told me to remove the battery (impossible since it is a sealed device), they have told me it is my HDMI wire (I have tried 3 different ones), they have told me that my device was defective and needs to be serviced (I have used three different ones), They have told me ti may only work on a samsung TV (not true, since I tried it on a samsung tv), They have told me that the device doesn't support HDMI and I need to use the included A/V wire (not true since it is stated everywhere[on the box/user manual/ device that it supports HDMI and there is no included A/V wire), I have also been told that I need to update my firmware (but I am running the most up to date firmware), the most recent solution that they have proposed is that the device is using the PAL format instead of the NTSC format which I have also checked and is not the case. So what I have learned from my experience is that SAMSUNG HAS NO IDEA WHAT THEY ARE DOING, they may support their big devices well (or not, I have no idea), but they definitely do not support this device and I would go so far as to say that their technicians actually have no idea that this device even exists since they do not know even basic information that is available in the user's manual. In conclusion I WOULD NOT RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT, AND I WILL PROBABLY NEVER BUY ANOTHER SAMSUNG PRODUCT AGAIN! l
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
By tech dummy
(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
No frills point and play
Easy to Use
Great Picture Quality
Large Clear LCD
No Flip Screen
looks nice<br />very easy to use<br />neat and compact<br /><br />no cons yet !