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Samsung HMX-W300 Pocket Camcorder (Orange)

B&H # SAHMXW300O Mfr # HMX-W300YN/XAA
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Product Highlights
  • 1920 x 1080 / 30p Full HD
  • 2.3" LCD Screen
  • 29.6mm Wide-Angle Lens
  • 3x Digital Zoom
  • 5.5Mp Still Image Capture
  • Built-In USB
  • Smart BGM 2
  • Waterproof and Shockproof
  • Auto Aqua Mode
  • Built-In Intelli-Studio Software for PC

The Samsung HMX-W300 Pocket Camcorder is a budget-friendly 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 for PC gives you the tools you need to customize and share your memories with ease.

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 for PC only (not Mac compatible)
Built-in USB
Camera
Sensor 5 Megapixel 1/3.2"  CMOS 1
Please Note:

BSI CMOS

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Optics
Lens 29.6 mm
Zoom Digital: 3x
Recording
System NTSC/PAL
Recording Media microSD/SDHC/SDXC  
Recording Time Not Specified By Manufacturer
Video Format High Definition
MPEG AVC/H.264
1920 x 1080p / 30 fps
1920 x 1080 / 25 fps
MPEG AVC/H.264
1280 x 720p / 30 fps
1280 x 720p / 25 fps
Still Image Resolution JPEG: 5.5 Megapixel, 2720 x 2040
JPEG: 3 Megapixel, 2048 x 1536
JPEG: 2 Megapixel, 1920 x 1080
JPEG: .3 Megapixel, 640 x 480 2
Please Note:

5.5MP (4:3), 3MP (4:3), 2MP (16:9), VGA (4:3)

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Channels Mono 3
Please Note:

AAC Audio Format

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Display
Display Type LCD 4
Please Note:

230K Pixels

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Touchscreen No
Screen Size 2.3" 5
Please Note:

(5.8 cm)

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Features
Image Stabilization Digital
Built-in Mic Yes
Built-in Speaker Yes
Built-in Light/Flash Light - No
Flash - No
Accessory Shoe None
Tripod Mount 1/4"
Input/Output Connectors
Outputs 1x USB 2.0
1x HDMI D (Micro)
Microphone Input No
Headphone Jack No
General
System Requirements Windows
  • XP (SP2)
    Vista
    7
  • Core 2 Duo 1.66GHz Processor or greater
  • 1GB RAM
  • USB 2.0 Interface
  • 1024 x 768 Pixel Resolution, 16-bit Display
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Please Note:

Intelli-Studio software is compatible with PC only

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Battery Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack
Providing up to 3.7 Hours per Charge
Dimensions (WxHxD) 2.3 x 4.4 x 0.7" / 5.8 x 11.2 x 1.8 cm
Weight 4.8 oz / 136 g
Samsung HMX-W300 Pocket Camcorder (Orange)
  • Intelli-Studio Editing Software for PC Only (Built-In)
  • Wrist Strap
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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    SamsungHMX-W300 Pocket Camcorder (Orange)
     
    4.4

    (based on 22 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (10)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (10)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    95%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (22)
    • Great picture quality (17)
    • Image stabilization (9)
    • Large clear LCD (7)
    • Great sound (6)

    Cons

    • Limited zoom (7)
    • Poor in low light (5)
    • No external mic input (3)

    Best Uses

    • Travel (18)
    • Home movies (15)
    • HD shooting (7)
    • Weddings (6)
    • Movies/short films (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual user (17)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (16), Yes (6)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Very Good Awesome Product

    Samsung HMX-W300 is an awesome product , you can give it to kids without worrying about anything this product is shock proof, water proof, mud proof Sand proof all PROOF ;-) . I...Read complete review

    Samsung HMX-W300 is an awesome product , you can give it to kids without worrying about anything this product is shock proof, water proof, mud proof Sand proof all PROOF ;-) . I would recommend this to everyone who is an outdoor person

    Enjoy !!!!

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Foggy after 1st use in water surface

    After use in shallow water, got foggy lens and screen. Also, USB connection is uncomfortable for use in different types of equipment. I will say is easy to use and pictures are...Read complete review

    After use in shallow water, got foggy lens and screen. Also, USB connection is uncomfortable for use in different types of equipment. I will say is easy to use and pictures are nice.

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    4.0

    Point and shoot

    By Hu?

    from New York, NY

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use

    Cons

    • Poor Sound

    Best Uses

    • Home Movies

    Comments about HMX-W300 Pocket Camcorder (Orange):

    Pretty decent little point and shoot. Producer proof.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    4.0

    No Complaints

    By cbe

    from Hammond, LA

    About Me Casual User

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use

    Cons

    • Limited Zoom

    Best Uses

      Comments about HMX-W300 Pocket Camcorder (Orange):

      Functions well for the price paid. Good but don't expect great video quality.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Amzballs

      By cv

      from port washington, ny 11050

      About Me Casual User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Good Image Stabilization
      • Great Picture Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Movies/Short Films
        • Travel

        Comments about HMX-W300 Pocket Camcorder (Orange):

        got this as a gift for my nephews and they both love it - simple and easy to use and navigate through. really a great deal....

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        • Yes

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        5.0

        Great for Family Events!

        By First Time Mom

        from Gadsden, Al

        About Me Casual User

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Great Picture Quality

        Cons

        • Poor In Low Light

        Best Uses

        • Home Movies
        • Travel
        • Weddings/Events

        Comments about HMX-W300 Pocket Camcorder (Orange):

        I bought this camcorder to record my 4 mo son.
        Pros: East to turn on and starts up fast no delay
        Easy to operate since I'm not tech savy
        It's small so I take it everywhere and never miss a moment
        Easy to transfer videos to my computer.
        Cons: Wish it had come with a carry case
        Camera could be better but I bought this for recording purposes not still shots

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

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        4.0

        Great pocket camera

        By Vmarch

        from Pasadena, CA

        About Me Casual User

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Good Image Stabilization
        • Good in Low Light
        • Great Picture Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • HD Shooting
          • Travel

          Comments about HMX-W300 Pocket Camcorder (Black):

          nice piocket item for short HD videos on the go while riding and running. The software was a little weak but you can access the content via the memory card. Plays nicely on an HD tv

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          • No

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          4.0

          Handy quality video even in the rain

          By JD in New York

          from New York City

          About Me Casual User

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Good Image Stabilization
          • Good in Low Light
          • Great Picture Quality

          Cons

          • No External Mic Input

          Best Uses

            Comments about HMX-W300 Pocket Camcorder (Black):

            Living in the Northeast it rains a lot. I also go canoeing and kyaking occasionally. This is the perfect little waterproof pocket camcorder to toss in a pocket.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Great Active Family Camcorder

            By Pound

            from Tucson, AZ

            About Me Casual User

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Great Sound

            Cons

            • Limited Zoom

            Best Uses

            • Home Movies
            • Travel

            Comments about HMX-W300 Pocket Camcorder (Black):

            I have been using the camcorder to capture moments in my family's life as my children grow and as we travel. I have found the sound on this camcorder to be superior to another, water and shock proof camcorder I bought from Sony, called the Bloggie. The picture quality is grainy in low light, which is to be expected. The 30 frames per minute is only really noticeable when there is a lot of motion or movement. I have not tested out the water proof or shock proof capabilities of this camcorder, but I am relieved to know they are there when I hand the camcorder off to my children. For the price, I find this camcorder to be very acceptable and of high quality.

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            • Yes

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            4.0

            Value for money

            By Appsy

            from Australia

            About Me Casual User

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact size
            • Easy to Use
            • Good in Low Light
            • Great Picture Quality
            • Large Clear LCD
            • Waterproof

            Cons

            • Limited Zoom
            • Screen In Sunlight

            Best Uses

            • HD Shooting
            • Home Movies
            • Travel
            • Waterparks

            Comments about HMX-W300 Pocket Camcorder (Orange):

            This a great little unit for travel. My fmily used the camera for instances at theme parks where we knew we could be getting wet and traditional cameras wer'nt an option. Being both shockproof and waterproff we threw in a pocket whenever we left a hotel room for that impromptu video opportunity. Sure, you could get bette images and audio from more expensive units, but for the prie the Samsung is value for money.

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            • No

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            5.0

            GREAT CAM!

            By Life's Flix

            from Seattle, WA

            About Me Pro Videographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Good Image Stabilization
            • Great Picture Quality
            • Great Sound
            • Large Clear LCD

            Cons

            • No External Mic Input
            • Poor In Low Light

            Best Uses

            • HD Shooting
            • Home Movies
            • Travel
            • Weddings/Events

            Comments about HMX-W300 Pocket Camcorder (Black):

            Great video, audio, functionality, size, and feels solid in your hand. Haven't tested the underwater feature yet, but excited to put this to use!!!

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            • No

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            5.0

            Perfect camera for outdoors and beaches

            By Mark

            from Wheaton, IL

            About Me Casual User

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Great Picture Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Travel

              Comments about HMX-W300 Pocket Camcorder (Orange):

              Used this camera to hiking, proved it rugged capability. Went to the beach with it, sand and water is not a problem. Let the kids play with it, so it kid proof. It work well with a micro hdmi to hdmi, resulting in good play back video.

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              • No

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              4.0

              Perfect For Adventures

              By Derjyn

              from Eugene, OR

              About Me Video Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Use
              • Great Picture Quality
              • Large Clear LCD

              Cons

              • Poor In Low Light

              Best Uses

              • HD Shooting
              • Travel
              • Weddings/Events

              Comments about HMX-W300 Pocket Camcorder (Black):

              I have "random epic weekends", which may consist of activities such as hikes, chilling in hot springs, walking through the city (bar hopping!), etc.

              I wanted a camcorder that was reliable, had good quality, and was quick to power up and start shooting. This camera handles all that, and has the added bonus of being water and shock proof.

              My only grip, is that it is way too touchy on shaky motion. Even with image stabilization on, you have to be really slow and steady moving to get a non-shaky clip. Granted, that's pretty common.

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              • No

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              4.0

              Solid Product

              By Corey the new daddy

              from El Paso, TX

              About Me Casual User

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Use
              • Great Picture Quality
              • Great Sound
              • Large Clear LCD

              Cons

              • Limited Zoom
              • Poor In Low Light

              Best Uses

              • Home Movies
              • Indoors/Low Light
              • Movies/Short Films
              • Travel

              Comments about HMX-W300 Pocket Camcorder (Red):

              It's everything it says it is. Great video quality, decent pictures. The ability to pause a recording and pick up where you left off is great. You can take stills while recording and even take stills while you're watching playback. 4/5 stars only because there's no flash.

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              • Yes

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              5.0

              Great gadget!!

              By AJG

              from Rockville Centre, NY

              About Me Casual User

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Use
              • Great Picture Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home Movies

                Comments about HMX-W300 Pocket Camcorder (Orange):

                Easy, compact, and great picture. Haven't tried it underwater yet but love that it is an option!

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                • No

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                5.0

                Great product at an affordable price

                By Jay

                from Maryland

                About Me Semi-pro Videographer

                Pros

                • Easy to Use
                • Good Image Stabilization
                • Great Picture Quality
                • Great Sound
                • Great Zoom
                • Large Clear LCD

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Documentaries
                  • HD Shooting
                  • Home Movies
                  • Movies/Short Films
                  • Travel
                  • Weddings/Events

                  Comments about HMX-W300 Pocket Camcorder (Red):

                  I use this product to film videos for my fitness blog and capture pictures at the gym and on the track. I have larger dsl cameras but don't always feel like carrying them around. This lil pocket cam is perfect for most of my outdoor and some indoor activities.

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  This product fits all of my needs"

                  By Mama Cool

                  from Montréal, Canada

                  About Me Casual User

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Use
                  • Good Image Stabilization
                  • Good in Low Light
                  • Great Picture Quality
                  • Large Clear LCD

                  Cons

                  • Limited Zoom

                  Best Uses

                  • Home Movies
                  • Movies/Short Films
                  • Travel

                  Comments about HMX-W300 Pocket Camcorder (Black):

                  This product fits all of my needs. Small enough to carry everywhere, easy transfer pictures and videos to the computer, good quality videos. I am not a photography or video expert, but it fits my needs.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Great for Classroom Use

                  By Annie

                  from Central Kentucky

                  About Me Casual User

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Use
                  • Great Picture Quality
                  • Great Sound
                  • Zoom range/performance

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Classroom
                    • Home Movies
                    • Travel

                    Comments about HMX-W300 Pocket Camcorder (Black):

                    We purchased 10 of these units to use in preschool classrooms. Wanted something quick, easy and sturdy with good quality. Searched for quite a while to find something to fit our needs and stumbled across this on "cyber Monday"...so it was at a great price too! Love not having to use a cable (USB). Good sound. Pause feature (which apparently isn't standard). Not at all flimsy. Waterproof. Shockproof. (Great for a classroom!) Still images and a nice amount of zoom. Just what we needed. Very satisfied.

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                    • No

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                    3.0

                    HMX-W300 Pocket Camcorder

                    By MediaSlideshows

                    from MediaSlideshows Studios, CA

                    About Me Casual User

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy to Use

                    Cons

                    • No External Mic Input

                    Best Uses

                    • Travel

                    Comments about HMX-W300 Pocket Camcorder (Black):

                    portable, can be used for spying, easy to upload in social networking

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes

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                    4.0

                    I love it !

                    By Claudia

                    from Brazil

                    About Me Casual User

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy to Use
                    • Good Image Stabilization
                    • Great Picture Quality

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Home Movies
                      • Travel

                      Comments about HMX-W300 Pocket Camcorder (Orange):

                      Very practical, lightweight and easy to use. I am very satisfied

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Great stuff

                      By Dano

                      from New jersey

                      About Me Video Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy to Use
                      • Good Image Stabilization
                      • Great Picture Quality

                      Cons

                      • Limited Zoom

                      Best Uses

                      • HD Shooting
                      • Home Movies
                      • Travel

                      Comments about HMX-W300 Pocket Camcorder (Red):

                      Good stills and great HD video underwater for a very reasonable price. Hey, not for shooting the next IMAX Ocean movie, but great none the less.

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                      • Yes

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                      5.0

                      Very Good Awesome Product

                      By ahsan

                      from dubai UAE

                      About Me Casual User

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy to Use
                      • Good Image Stabilization
                      • Great Picture Quality
                      • Great Sound
                      • Large Clear LCD
                      • Zoom range/performance

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Documentaries
                        • HD Shooting
                        • Home Movies
                        • Indoors/Low Light
                        • Movies/Short Films
                        • Travel
                        • Weddings/Events

                        Comments about HMX-W300 Pocket Camcorder (Black):

                        Samsung HMX-W300 is an awesome product , you can give it to kids without worrying about anything this product is shock proof, water proof, mud proof Sand proof all PROOF ;-) . I would recommend this to everyone who is an outdoor person

                        Enjoy !!!!

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                        • No

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