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Samsung HMX-H304
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Samsung HMX-H304 Camcorder

5MP 1/4 280g Oct 2011
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Samsung Video Cameras Have Good Reviews

We checked 125 user and expert reviews for Samsung video cameras and found that on average Samsung has good ratings. However we also found that Samsung has unexceptional ratings specifically within its medium sensor size video cameras range.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this video camera is Full HD, which is typical of many video cameras of a similar spec and age to it.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The HMX-H304 has an image stabiliser, as do most of the other video cameras that have been available for around the same time as the HMX-H304.

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Full HD

Full HD

The Samsung HMX-H304 is Full HD, as are most of the other comparable spec video cameras that are a similar age to the HMX-H304.

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

Like most of the other video cameras of a similar type and age to the HMX-H304, the HMX-H304 has an HDMI port.

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1/4" Optical Sensor Size

The HMX-H304 has a maximum optical sensor size of 1/4". That's 45% more optical sensor size than a 1/5.8" camcorder, which is the most common optical sensor size. The optical sensor size of all video cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the HMX-H304 ranges from 1/5.8" (worst) to 1/3" (best).

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SDHC Memory Card

SDHC memory card

The HMX-H304 supports a better memory card type than most medium sensor size video cameras that were released more than two years ago. This Samsung camcorder supports an SDHC memory card, whereas most camcorders that were released more than two years ago support an SD memory card. SDHC cards are DS cards with a higher capacity of up to 32GB. Across all video cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the HMX-H304 the memory card type ranges from MicroSDXC (worst) to SDXC (best).

SDHC cards are DS cards with a higher capacity of up to 32GB.

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Lithium Battery

This video camera has a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery, which is the most frequently found battery on camcorders of a similar spec and age to it.

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Has a Built-In Display

Like most of the other video cameras that are a similar age to the HMX-H304, the HMX-H304 has a built-in display.

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H.264 Video Format

This camcorder has a H.264 video format, which is the most frequently found video format on medium sensor size video cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Quite Large Internal Storage Capacity

With an internal storage capacity of 16 gigabytes, the HMX-H304 has one of the larger internal storage capacities amongst comparable spec camcorders of this age. The internal storage capacities of video cameras of this type and age range from 0.016GB to 220GB, and the average internal storage capacity is 34GB.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This video camera supports a video resolution of 720 x 576|1280 x 720|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many camcorders of a comparable age and spec to it.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This video camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many medium sensor size video cameras that came out around the same time as it.

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Has Three Cables Included

The HMX-H304 has a greater number of included cables than most medium sensor size video cameras that are a similar age to it. This video camera has a USB cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on video cameras of a similar spec and age to the HMX-H304. The cables included "AC" and "AV" are also found on this camcorder.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This camcorder has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum video resolution on comparable spec video cameras that have been available for around the same time as it.

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LCD Display

This video camera has an LCD display, which is the most commonly found display on video cameras of a comparable age and type to it.

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Small

At only 49.5 millimeters, the Samsung HMX-H304 is fairly small compared to most of the other similar spec video cameras that have been around for more than two years. The average width of comparable spec camcorders that have been available for around the same time as the HMX-H304 is 69mm, and the widths range from 17mm to 270mm.

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5 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Like most of the other video cameras that came out around the same time as the HMX-H304, the HMX-H304 does not have an interchangeable lens.

It is worth considering other video cameras which also have an interchangeable lens including the Panasonic HS900 which is also higher rated.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Samsung HMX-H304 is not 3D compatible, although keep in mind that most of the other similar spec video cameras that were launched more than two years ago are also not 3D compatible.

Camcorders which are 3D compatible that might be worth looking at include the Panasonic HDC-Z10000 (£1,797.41).

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Most medium sensor size video cameras that were released around the same time as the HMX-H304 do not have a night mode. The HMX-H304 is no exception to this as it too does not have a night mode.

It is worth also looking at alternative video cameras which also have a night mode including the Sony HDR-PJ330 (£312.11).

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Most comparable spec camcorders that came out around the same time as the HMX-H304 do not have a built-in projector. The Samsung HMX-H304 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in projector.

We think you might also be interested in alternative camcorders which also have a built-in projector including the Aiptek ProjectorCam C25 (£197.17) which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

Most video cameras of this type and age are not waterproof. The HMX-H304 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Samsung HMX-H304

Average Screen Size

At 3 inches, the HMX-H304 has a fairly standard screen size compared to most of the other video cameras of this age and spec.

If this video camera screen size is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Canon Legria HF S30 (3.5") which is also higher rated.

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Released Over Five Years Ago

Samsung released the HMX-H304 over five years ago.

Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 30 times zoom factor, the HMX-H304 has a pretty typical optical zoom compared to most of the other medium sensor size video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

If you are looking for a bigger optical zoom then you might want to look at the Samsung HMX-F90 (52x) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 300 times zoom factor, the HMX-H304 has a fairly standard digital zoom compared to most of the other medium sensor size video cameras that have been available for a similar time to the HMX-H304.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 300x (digital) video cameras currently available including the Canon Vixia HF M32 which has better reviews.

If you would prefer a video camera with a bigger digital zoom then you might also want to consider the Sony HDR-PJ240 (£275.28) (320x).

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Average Weight

At 280 grams, the HMX-H304 has a pretty standard weight compared to most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and spec to the HMX-H304.

Alternative video cameras with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Sony HDR-PJ50 (400g).

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Specification

Image Sensor
Sensor Size
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Image Stabiliser
Interchangeable Lens
Storage
Internal Storage Capacity
Memory Card
Storage Media Type
Display
Screen Size
Built-In Display
Display Resolution
Display
Viewfinder
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D Compatible
Back Light Compensation
Design
Colour
Video
Full HD
HD Type
Video Format
Video Resolution
Maximum Video Resolution
HD-Ready
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Port
DC-In Jack
USB 2.0 Port
Component Video Out Port
S-Video Out Port
PictBridge
Battery
Battery
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Cable Included
Other Features
Operating System
Auto Focus
Manual Focus

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 08806071189826

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