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Samsung HMX-W300
 
Approximate retail price:
$150
Summary: A high-definition camcorder from Samsung with an MicroSD memory-card slot, no optical zoom, and an image stabilizer.
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About - Samsung HMX-W300

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 limited variety of high-definition low-to-midpriced camcorders that record to SD-format memory cards and that offer easy one-touch uploads to YouTube.

Features & Specs - Samsung HMX-W300
info Weight (lbs.) 0.3
info Optical zoom No
info LCD size (in.) 2.3
info Built-in light No
info 3D effect No
info Largeness Compact
info HDMI output Yes
info AV output No
info Microphone input No
info Headphone out No
More features and specs
Additional Information (The information below has been supplied by an external source.)
General Information
Manufacturer Samsung
Manufacturer Website Address http://www.samsungusa.com
Product Model HMX-W300
Product Name HMX-W300 High Definition Digital Camcorder
Product Type Digital Camcorder
User Reviews - Samsung HMX-W300
User Reviews
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1.0
Good for a while
12/11/2013
Pros
Easy to Use
Good Image Stabilization
Cons
Limited Zoom
Poor In Low Light
Best Uses
Home Movies
Travel
Comment:
I bought it to use on vacation on the beach. It was supposed to be waterproof and it was for a while. I always made sure that the ports were always closed before I went into the water. This did not help and the water got in and now I have a fried camera.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
PERFECT FOR WHAT IT'S DESIGNED FOR !!!
5/2/2013
Pros
Easy to Use
Good Image Stabilization
Good in Low Light
Great Picture Quality
Cons
Limited Zoom
Best Uses
Home Movies
Travel
Weddings/Events
Comment:
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:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
DO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT!!!
2/26/2013
Pros
Cons
Won't Play Through Hdmi
Best Uses
Comment:
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
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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