Samsung HMX-W300 Waterproof Camcorder Review
Like the W200 before it, the HMX-W300 earned some very good numbers in our video performance tests. Sharpness was particularly key to the W300's performance, although the camcorder did not increase on the wonderful numbers obtained by last year's W200 from Samsung (the W300 still had enough sharpness to lead the pack in this test, though). Low light capabilities were also excellent, but we are seeing lots of good low light ultracompact camcorders these days. The HMX-W300's bright light performance was also good compared to the competition, but we did find the camcorder needed to make use of its white balance presets in order to obtain the highest possible color accuracy available. This is a solid performing camcorder overall, and it produces a better video image than its $160 price tag suggests.