Samsung HMX-W300 Waterproof Pocket HD Digital Video Camcorder, Orange/Black - Manufacturer Refurbished
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- 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
- Item Includes: Camera,User Guide,Arm Strap.
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|Item Dimensions||4.4 x 0.7 x 2.4 inches|
|Item Weight||0.3 pounds|
|Media Format Digital Video||SD|
|RAM Memory Technology||flash memory|
|Shipping Weight||0.55 pounds|
|Video Capture Resolution||1080p|
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The camera itself works fine. Good quality video and camera, good camera response, some video/camera combo units are slow to respond to the camera picture function, this one is fairly fast, not as quick as a point and shot though but better than other combo units. Menu functions are very easy and simple to use. Since this is waterproof and shockproof this is a good camera for hiking, boating and going to the beach and for the price a good value.
The good: Expandable micro sd storage, good picture quality and sound quality, menus are easy to navigate. Battery life is pretty good for the price.
The dumb: USB latch is hit or miss, and the button is way too small to lock the cover. The USB latch should be on the side instead of the bottom, so you can charge it while it is on a tripod.
Summary: Other than those few design quirks, this is a pretty good camera. It is pretty rugged and intuitive to use, so I don't mind letting the kids use it, and it is small enough to take anywhere.
UPDATE: So I mounted this camera to my bicycle, and discovered that this camera is totally unsuitable for this use. The camera generates an odd "wavy" distortion that completely ruins the video when it is subjected to vibration and forward motion. This effect occurs on either 720 or 1080 resolution, and whether the anti-shake feature is activated or not. I (belatedly) checked out some on-line videos from those who tried the same as me, and had similar results.Read more ›
I took the camera on a cruise to Mexico and it performed perfectly. The video I took during our ruins tour in Progresso Mexico was better then expected. The audio was clear and even the driving video I took out the bus window was just as I had seen it live.
I took it to the beach in Cozumel and gave it a good water test. Again the camera was perfect. Better then expected. Under water shots of fish and my daughter swimming were great. The lens glass must have a coating to avoid droplets building up on the lens because not one video or photo had a droplet. I took the camera down to about 5 ft and have no leaks. It was nice to be able to toss the camera in the beach bag or in my wet pants pocket and forget about it.
The camera turns on almost instantly. I never missed a shot.
The only cons I could scrape together are its lack of wide angle and rather poor zoom. The zoom it does have is digital not optical so the quality suffers. The wide angle is pretty much 1to1. In other words, what you see is what you get. But in my opinion, that is where this camera excels.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a very easy to use and understand pocket video camera. Love it.Published 2 months ago by Mark P Gardner
Bought this for my husband. He uses it often and likes it. Takes lots and lot of photos and videos which he transfers easily to his computer. Read morePublished 6 months ago by amjo
great portable device, high quality image, great for mobile coveragePublished 7 months ago by James M. Economos
Bought this camera over a year and a half ago and it still works like a charm. I place a small piece of electrical tape over the doors to make sure my kids don't accidentally open... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Amazon Customer
Used it for the first time at The Great Barrier Reef! It stopped working after 2 videos ! And too late to return it :-(Published 11 months ago by jacqueline vangelderen