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Samsung HMX-W200 Waterproof HD Recording with 2.4-inch LCD Screen (Red)

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  • 5 MP BSI CMOS Image Sensor
  • 3M Water Proof, 2M Shock Proof and Dust Proof
  • F2. Bright AF Lens
  • 2.3-Inch BSI (Back Side Illuminated) LCD
  • 1080P Full HD

Technical Details

Color: Red
  • Brand Name: Samsung
  • Model: HMX-W200RN/XAA
  • Media Type: SD
  • Optical zoom: 1 x
  • Display Size: 2.3 inches
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 2 x 4 inches ; 4.6 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B004W81AI2
  • Item model number: HMX-W200RN/XAA
  • Batteries 1 Nonstandard Battery batteries required. (included)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (93 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,538 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: April 12, 2011

Product Description

Color: Red

Product Description

Samsung W200 Water Proof Camcorder with CMOS Sensor (Red)

From the Manufacturer

The W200 Pocket Cam offers Samsung's advanced imaging technology in a waterproof, shockproof, and dustproof body. This pocket-sized camera captures full 1080p HD video in extreme conditions, thanks to its aqua mode, anti-fog glass, and anti-water drop coating. And thanks to its BSI CMOS sensor and F2.2 bright lens, the W200 reduces image noise and provides optimum performance in low-light conditions. With the W200 Pocket Cam, you can take brilliant video and still shots at the beach, in the desert, and on a mountaintop, and then share your adventures with friends and family using the built-in USB port.

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W200 Pocket Cam
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At a Glance:
  • Multiproof, rugged design

  • Low-light performance

  • Anti-fog glass and anti-water drop coating

  • Built-in USB arm

  • Record Pause and Smart Filter lens effects including Aqua Mode

  • 1920 x 1080 HD resolution at 30p/25p, 5MP Still Image Capture

  • 2.3-inch 230K clear pixel LCD
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Samsung W200 Pocket Cam feature shot
Anti-water drop coating gives you a clear view in otherwise wet conditions.
Samsung W200 Pocket Cam product shot
Samsung W200 Pocket Cam lifestyle shot
Shockproof, waterproof, and dustproof body design is able to withstand extreme conditions. View larger.
Multiproof to Go Anywhere
The Samsung W200 is waterproof up to 3 meters, which means you can use it in the swimming pool, in the ocean, and at the ski resort. It also repels dust and sand, and it is shockproof for shooting sports and withstanding drops up to 2 meters. Best of all, the W200 fits right into your pocket, so you can take it everywhere and capture every moment.

Aqua Mode for Better Shots Under Water
The Samsung W200 has special features for underwater environments including an "Aqua Mode", so you won't have to worry about dim lighting, off colors, and static noise. Samsung's advanced technology automatically gives you optimal settings for White Balance, Sound, and Focus, which means you'll get clear, high-quality videos both in an out of the water.

Fast, Bright Lens with Self-Cleaning Anti-Fog Glass
With a fast aperture of F2.2, the W200's lens gives you the ability to shoot at high shutter speeds. You'll be able to take sharp pictures in low-light and fast-moving conditions. For further convenience, the W200 features an anti-fog coating on its lens element that lets steam disperse, so you'll never have blurry videos due to fog from cold or water. It also features an anti-water droplet coating on the LCD screen.

BSI Sensor for Optimum HD Video Quality
The W200 features a BSI (backside illuminated) CMOS sensor that delivers double the sensitivity of conventional CMOS sensors and reduces image noise and distortion. The camera offers video output at 1920 x 1080 HD at 30p/25p, and at 1280 x 720 at 30p/25p. It records video in the popular MP4 video format, making it easy for you to edit footage in the program of your choice.

The pocket cam also takes still photos at resolutions up to 5.5 MP (2720 x 2040).

Record Pause While Shooting
Featuring Record Pause mode, the Samsung W200 allows you to briefly pause your recording and then pick up right where you left off without creating a new file. This way, you only have one file to work with and won't have to merge files for editing, sharing, or transferring.

Smart Filter Effects for Artistic Stills and Movies
Tap into your artistic side with the W200's built-in Smart Filter feature. Smart Filter gives you a wide range of color and lens effects to give your shots some added flare. These effects include Vignetting, which fades the edges of your shots for a dramatic focus, and Fish-eye, which offers a fun, distorted look.

Built-in USB Port for On-the-Go Convenience
The Samsung W200 Pocket Cam is the world's first waterproof point-and-shoot camera with a built-in USB port. A USB arm is built right into the bottom of the camcorder, so you won't have to worry about packing extra cables. You'll be able to easily transfer your videos to your computer and share them with friends and family, wherever your travels take you.

2.3-Inch Clear-Pixel LCD with Wide Viewing Angle
The 2.3-inch LCD has 230,000 pixels, giving you a clear view of your recordings. With a wide-viewing angle, the LCD lets you see exactly what you're recording from almost any angle, even when you're not directly in front of the screen.

The Samsung W200 Pocket Cam is backed by a one-year warranty.

What's in the Box
Camcorder, user manual, and quick-start guide.


Customer Reviews

The video quality underwater is very very good.
Shane
I took stills as well, this camera is better than my older Cannon digital.
Pat Saxon
This camera can not focus well under water or at low light.
T. Vasavakul

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

181 of 182 people found the following review helpful By Jake on June 21, 2011
Color Name: Titanium Gray Verified Purchase
I purchased the Samsung HMX-W200 camera to take better video than my cell phone of my 2yr old son. I needed something small, rugged, and quick to turn on so as not to miss anything, and light enough to carry in a pocket with me most of the time.
So far this is a great little video camera. I took several video's with it, and they turned out great. A few things to note though. It uses a Micro SD, or Micro SDHC size card for storage, which you have to purchase separately. It will record 4 hours at 720 or 2 hours at 1080 on a 16GB card. One of the reviews I read on a marketing site said that you could adjust the frame rate, if you can, I have not found out how. The menu gives only 2 options 1080 and 720, both at 30fps. It only takes 1.5 seconds from when you press the power button, to being able to shoot video. When you plug the camera into your computer, it sets itself up as 2 drives, one with the data, and the other with the intelli-studio Light software. I found this to be very easy to use to do basic editing, cutting out little parts of the video that I did not want, etc... I also love the feature that allows me to pause the recording and then start it again without creating a separate file.
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48 of 49 people found the following review helpful By Zimmy on September 12, 2011
Color Name: Titanium Gray Verified Purchase
VIDEO:
The 1080p looks great. It also looked great on my 50in. HDTV. For the price this camcorder is well worth it. Everything Samsung claims about this camcorder is true. I have been using it for a month now. So far so good. However I have not even thought about putting it in water. But I have used it in the rain and it still worked great.

PHOTOS:
I only give the 4 stars because there is no timer for taking pictures. It's not a big deal when I'm shooting video. But I do like they way photos look on this thing. It requires the most steady hand in the world. I have used a tripod and it helps a little. I just wish I could set a timer to guarantee a still shot. The camera impressively utilizes all natural light. I understand the selling point for this camera is the 1080p video, but I don't always want to carry both my Canon EOS and my Samsung HMX when attending a public event.

OVERALL:
If you're in the market for a pocket camcorder go with this one and not the Flip. It is rugged, waterproof, and ready to record 2 seconds after you turn it on.
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69 of 74 people found the following review helpful By kingkhan13 on January 27, 2012
Color Name: Red
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Okay, so first off, it's almost impossible to find a perfect pocket cam, price-wise and quality-wise. I did rigorous amounts of research to find that all of them have their share of problems.

All scenes were shot in 1080p/30fps handheld, with Anti-Shake On. The other two options that the camera has, Face Detection and Back Light were off. The underwater shot could've been better but it's winter here and a bucket of water is the best I could do for the time being. I imagine with greater lighting and the camcorder being further away from the subject, the results will be better.

Overall I would rate the camera 3/5. Video is pretty good and it takes decent pictures as well with it's 5mp camera. The underwater mode is really cool, it allows me to really play around with some shots. It is also shockproof which extends my experimentation. I had a problems with some of it's hardware/software, for example, you press record and sometimes it takes a while for it to start/stop recording. Or when you think you press the record button and you don't. It records on an mp4 format but for some reason it has issues in Final Cut Pro. I am still an amateur at FCP but here are some the problems I have with it:

Can't Log and Transfer (SD adapter maybe?)
Sequence Playback (stops numerous times in between clips, hadn't had this problem until now)
Never Before Seen Error Messages (causes FCP to crash! Doesn't go away until I cut the clips)

Some stuff I didn't discuss in the video: The LCD screen is amazing, but some stuff that I capture, which is clearly visible on the screen, isn't when I watch it on my computer screen. Does that mean that my computer screen isn't as nice as the camera screen? Perhaps.
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26 of 29 people found the following review helpful By mlwarren1 on September 29, 2011
Color Name: Red Verified Purchase
I purchased this Samsung HMX-W200 to use on our Caribbean cruise. I really like the waterproof feature and used it a lot. It takes pretty good pictures, but my Cannon PowerShot takes MUCH better pictures. As for the "Full HD" capabilities... this is where I was the most disappointed. In bright light with very little action, it does do a pretty good job at HD. However, if there is a lot of movement in the shot (like splashing water or when using in a moving vehicle or boat), the resolution is pretty poor. I wouldn't even call it HD, let alone 1080p as advertised. If it weren't for the waterproof feature, I would be looking to return it. But I will probably still get a good amount of use out of it since my family is involved in lots of activities in or near water. So in summary, I would have to say I'm pretty disappointed in this camera, but still find that it will serve a purpose.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Shane on December 28, 2011
Color Name: Red
I purchased this camera for a recent trip to Hawaii. I didn't know very much about it other than it was on sale at Fred Meyer for $139.99 and it looked like something I wanted. I was very surprised at how well this camera worked for the reasons its made for; taking random, short HD videos in settings like the beach or underwater. The picture quality really surprised me. I took this camera out every day to the beach and took it with me snorkeling several times. The video quality underwater is very very good. The fast response time enabled me to capture a huge turtle swimming nearby! The camera itself is very "grippy" and has a little tether cord so you won't drop it. The sound is great, the picture is tops, the camera itself physically is very durable, and overall I am very satisfied with this product. I would recommend this to anyone interested in purchasing a small HD camera to be used for taking short videos, affordable or not. This one just happens to be affordable AND great!
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