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Samsung HMX-W300 Waterproof Camcorder Review

Samsung's successor to last year's award-winning HMX-W200 doesn't offer too many improvements.

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Introduction

Samsung's waterproof pocket camcorder returns with the HMX-W300, successor to last year's award-winning HMX-W200 (our pick for best budget model in 2011). Samsung didn't change much with the new camcorder, so if you were hoping for wild innovation, you should prepare yourself for disappointment. But, like its predecessor, the W300 is still a very good camcorder with a budget-friendly price tag of just $159.

Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Design
  3. Product Tour
  4. Performance
  5. Color Performance
  6. Low Light Performance
  7. Motion Performance
  8. Sharpness Performance
  9. Sample Videos
  10. Usability
  11. Ease of Use
  12. Handling
  13. Controls
  14. Features
  15. Recording Options
  16. Hardware
  17. Rugged Design
  18. Samsung HMX-W200 Comparison
  19. Panasonic HX-WA2 Comparison
  20. Kodak PlaySport Zx5 Comparison
  21. Conclusion
  22. Photo Gallery

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