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Samsung VP-X300

Samsung VP-X300 Camcorder

0.8MP 1/6 150g CCD May 2014
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Samsung Camcorders Have Good Reviews

Camcorders from Samsung have an average rating of 74 out of 100, which is in the top 63% of all camcorder manufacturers that we have analysed.

Has an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other small sensor size camcorders that have been available for more than two years, the VP-X300 has an image stabiliser.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative camcorders with an image stabiliser currently available including because of it's better review score, the Vixia HF M40 (£22.83), or the Legria HF R406 both from Canon.

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Has a Built-In Display

The VP-X300 has a built-in display. Most of the other small sensor size camcorders that were released more than two years ago also have a built-in display.

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Has Two White Balance Modes

The VP-X300 has a greater number of white balance modes than most similar spec video cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it. This Samsung camcorder has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on comparable spec video cameras that are a similar age to the VP-X300. The white balance mode "Manual" is also found on this video camera.

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Very Light

The VP-X300 is quite light (only 150 grams) compared to most of the other video cameras that have been available for more than two years. The average weight of comparable spec camcorders that were released more than two years ago is 500g.

We compared this camcorder to all the other 150g weight video cameras and we think because of it's better review score, the Samsung SMX-C10 is also worth considering.

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Very Small

The VP-X300 is quite small (only 31.3 millimeters) compared to most of the other similar spec camcorders that were released more than two years ago. The smallest small sensor size camcorder that was launched around the same time as the VP-X300 is 27mm deep, the biggest is 1,200mm, and the average depth is 140mm.

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Small

Across all the video cameras of a similar age and type to the VP-X300 the widths range from 30mm to 570mm, and the average width is 75mm. At only 30.3 millimeters, the Samsung VP-X300 is very small compared to most of the other camcorders of this spec and age.

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15 Reasons Against

Not Full HD

The Samsung VP-X300 is not Full HD, unlike most of the other camcorders that are a similar age to the VP-X300.

Video cameras which are Full HD that might also be worth considering include the Vixia HF M40 (£22.83), or the Legria HF R406 both from Canon which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have an HDMI Port

Most of the other small sensor size camcorders that have been on the market for a similar time to the VP-X300 have an HDMI port, however the VP-X300 does not have an HDMI port.

It is worth considering other video cameras which also have an HDMI port including the Canon Vixia HF M40 (£22.83) which also has a higher rating.

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Only 1/6" Optical Sensor Size

The biggest optical sensor size of the Samsung VP-X300 is 1/6". That's 3% less optical sensor size than a 1/5.8" camcorder, which is the most common optical sensor size. $. The best optical sensor size of all small sensor size camcorders that were released around the same time as the VP-X300 is 1/3" and the worst is 1/8".

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Very Small Optical Zoom

The Samsung VP-X300 has one of the smaller optical zooms (only 10 times zoom factor) amongst video cameras of this age. Across all the camcorders of a comparable type and age to the VP-X300 the optical zooms range from 10x to 78x.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 10x (optical) camcorders currently available including because of it's better review score, the Vixia HF M40 (£22.83), the Legria HF G10 (£284.00), or the Vixia HF G20 (£22.83) all from Canon.

If this video camera optical zoom is too small for you then you might want to consider the Sony HXR-NX3-VG1 (£3,086.34) (20x).

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Most camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years do not have an interchangeable lens. The Samsung VP-X300 is no exception to this as it too does not have an interchangeable lens.

Alternative camcorders which also have an interchangeable lens that you might also want to look at include the Sony HVR-Z7 which also has a higher rating.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

At only 100 times zoom factor, the VP-X300 has a fairly small digital zoom compared to most of the other small sensor size camcorders that are a comparable age to the VP-X300. The digital zooms of small sensor size camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as the VP-X300 range from 1.5x to 3,500x.

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Very Short Battery Life

The battery lifes of small sensor size camcorders that were launched around the same time as the VP-X300 range from 1h to 150h. With a battery life of only 1.33 hours, the Samsung VP-X300 has one of the shorter battery lifes amongst small sensor size camcorders of this age.

If you are looking for a longer battery life then you might also want to look at the Zoom Q4 (£199.99) (3h) which also has a higher rating.

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Very Small Screen Size

At only 2 inches, the VP-X300 has a fairly small screen size compared to most of the other video cameras that are a similar age to the VP-X300. The smallest screen size of comparable spec camcorders that were released around the same time as the VP-X300 is 1.4" and the largest is 4.3".

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The VP-X300 does not have a night mode. Most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been around for more than two years also do not have a night mode.

There are a number of alternative video cameras which also have a night mode which you might want to consider including the Canon Legria HF M52.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Samsung VP-X300 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other small sensor size camcorders that have been around for a similar time to the VP-X300 are also not 3D compatible.

Camcorders which are 3D compatible that might be worth considering include the Canon XF105 (£1,860.00) which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Most small sensor size camcorders that have been available for more than two years do not have a built-in projector. The VP-X300 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in projector.

We think you might also be interested in other video cameras which also have a built-in projector including the Sony HDR-PJ320 (£329.99).

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Not Waterproof

The Samsung VP-X300 is not waterproof. Most of the other small sensor size camcorders that have been around for a similar time to the VP-X300 are also not waterproof.

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Only 720 X 576 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The VP-X300 has a 720 x 576 pixels maximum video resolution which is higher than the 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution found on most comparable spec video cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it. Across all camcorders of this age and type the maximum video resolution ranges from 720 x 480 pixels to 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Only Polymer Battery

This camcorder has a Lithium Polymer (LiPo) battery, which is typical of many camcorders of this age and spec.

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Quite Low Display Resolution

The VP-X300 has one of the lower display resolutions (only 230,000 pixels) amongst camcorders of this age. The average display resolution of video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the VP-X300 is 360,000 pixels.

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1 Other reason to consider the Samsung VP-X300

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this video camera was released.

Specification

Image Sensor
Sensor Size
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Image Stabiliser
Interchangeable Lens
Focal Length Range
Storage
Memory Card Slot
Memory Card
Storage Media Type
Focusing
Focus Adjustment
White Balance
White Balance Mode
Flash
Built-In Flash
Built-In Light
Display
Screen Size
Built-In Display
Display Resolution
Display
Viewfinder
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D Compatible
Minimum Illumination
Design
Colour
Video
Video Format
Maximum Video Resolution
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Port
Composite Video Out Port
USB 2.0 Port
Headphone Out Port
S-Video Out Port
PictBridge
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Type
Battery
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers zectron digital 8zecx4, zectron digital vpx300, zectron digital vpx300l
Barcodes 05053650747424

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