Samsung HMX-W300 Pocket Camcorder, 3x Digital Zoom, 1920x1080 / 30p Full HD, 5.5MP Still Image Capture, 2.3" LCD Screen, Red

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About Samsung HMX-W300

The Samsung HMX-W300 Pocket Camcorder (Red) is a camera that records video and still images both on land and under the sea. Whether you're a home movie buff or you just love to stay in touch with friends and family via social media, the W300 is a simple, inexpensive way to do so. In addition to being waterproof down to 16.4', it's also shockproof and dustproof - both excellent features when the camera's sure to be around sand and general outdoor adventures.

The HMX-W300 boasts full 1920 x 1080/30p HD video recording for highly detailed, clear images that will look great not only on your computer monitor or smart phone, but on your big-screen HDTV as well. In addition to recording 1080p video, it also enables up to 5.5Mp still image capture. The 2.3" clear pixel LCD enables composition and review, while 3x digital zoom helps you get closer to your subject. Other features like Record/Pause, Auto Aqua mode and Smart BGM 2 (for adding background music to recorded videos) enhance your creative options. In addition, a built-in USB allows for quick transfer of files as well as charging when connected to a computer. And, the built-in Intelli-Studio editing software gives you the tools you need to customize and share your memories with ease.

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Durable (27),Lightweight (26),Inexpensive (23),Bright display (19),Built-in speakers (15),Realistic color (15)
Cons:
Did not meet expectations (4)

Samsung HMX-W300 Features

  • Waterproof down to 16.4' (5m)
  • Shockproof from up to 6.5' (2m)
  • Dustproof (IP6X rated)
  • 1920 x 1080p 30 fps full HD movie recording
  • 29.6mm wide-angle lens
  • 5.5Mp still photo capture
  • 3x digital zoom
  • 2.3" 230K clear pixel LCD
  • Auto Aqua mode
  • Smart BGM 2 (background music)
  • Record/pause
  • Built-in Intelli-Studio editing software
  • Built-in USB

Samsung HMX-W300 Specifications

Lens
29.6 mm
Zoom
Digital 3x
Video Format
High Definition
MPEG AVC/H.264
1920 x 1080p (30 fps)
Still Image Resolution
JPEG 5.5 Megapixel
Display Type
LCD
Screen Size
2.3"
Built-in Mic
Yes
Built-in Speaker
Yes
Outputs
1x USB 2.0
Mfr #
HMX-W300RN/XAA
SKU
SSGHMXW300RN

Samsung HMX-W300 Reviews

Review Snapshot®

 
4.1

(based on 39 reviews)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

cool

Kids love it!

Reviewed by 39 customers

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent choice

By

from Montana

We needed a camera to record progress and work in our community garden - full of dust and kids! This camera proved invaluable to us - it is so easy to operate, takes great pictures and videos, and has been our best tool for sharing what is happening as kids learn to grow their own food, and harvest and eat it. Thanks for making a camera that ANYONE can use!

 
1.0

Access door opens underwater and destroys camera

By

from Undisclosed

This has been a great video camera, rugged and water proof. However, there is an access door on the side that has a micro usb port, a reset button and memory card slot. This door unlatches easily on the side of the camera where you hold it for shooting video. As my daughter was recording under water, her hand slid down and inadvertently unlatched the access door. The door pooped open and the camera is dead. We are passed our 12 month warranty so I was quoted more than the value of the camera for repair. This is a bad design on the part of Samsung. There is no way this door should pop open so easily on a camera designed to be in the water. Buyer beware, if you buy this and plan to use it in the water, be sure to securely tape the door closed!

 
2.0

Stopped working after it got wet

By

from Atlanta, GA, USA

I took my pocket camcorder to the beach. The first day it got a little wet from the ocean and immediately stopped working. Very mad and disappointed.

 
1.0

Do not buy!

By

from Undisclosed

Due to a terrible design detail, I never got to use the camera as intended. The first time I tried to use it in the pool, the USB cover came open on its own and water got into the camera and destroyed it. Why would Samsung market such a poorly designed product is beyond me. I would think hard before purchasing any product from Samsung that is not part of their proved product line.

 
5.0

Great Product

By

from North Carolina

Bought for my husband to take with him to film his flight in a Stearman Biplane. Needed to be easy to handle and control. Got great videos and stills of a once-in-a-lifetime memorable experience highlighted when the pilot let him take the controls for a while.

 
4.0

This product is nice

By

from Oregon

The product works well however I have trouble seeing the mode indicator underwater.

 
4.0

What a fun little "toy" video camera!!!

By

from Creede, CO 81130, USA

Considering the size etc. this is a very good little product. I do professional videography and this little camera just goes with me up into the mountains on occasion. It is good for close video.

 
4.0

Great value

By

from Undisclosed

I like the size of the unit and it's easy to use features.

 
1.0

charging

By

from Boston, MA

I'm not very satisfied with this camcorder. I have bought and returned several of these because i haven't come across one that will charge. They all work until the factory battery life runs out then they will not charge. I do like what I've been able to do with it and the performance is good...i just want one that charges.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

my opinion of the w300 rugged full hd 1080p pocket camcoder

By

from merced california

I love it the only thing it needs is a flash other wise it is easy to use and take grate pic and vidios I take it with me everywere you must get one

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Shopper  Does it have internal memory?
Andrew R  Unfortunately no, the manufacturer does not indicate the presence of any internal storage.
Dana s  Is this video camera compatible with PC only or a Mac also?
Andrew R  The manufacturer does not indicate any specific operating system compatibility. Photos and videos captured on this camcorder should be useable on either Windows or Mac platforms.
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