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Samsung HMX-H304 Camcorder

5MP 1/4 280g Oct 2011
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
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18 Reasons For

Samsung Has Good Reviews for Its Video Cameras

Samsung has unexceptional reviews for its medium total megapixels video cameras, however it has good average reviews when measured across its entire video camera range.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this video camera is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on medium total megapixels video cameras that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Full HD

Full HD

Unlike most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and spec to the HMX-H304 which are not Full HD, the HMX-H304 is Full HD.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Samsung HMX-H304 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as the HMX-H304 also have an image stabilizer.

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Has an HDMI

has an HDMI

Like most of the other medium total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the HMX-H304, the HMX-H304 has an HDMI.

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Quite Big Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 300 times zoom factor, the HMX-H304 has one of the bigger digital zooms amongst camcorders of this age. The average digital zoom of camcorders that are a similar age to the HMX-H304 is 140x, and the digital zooms range from 2x to 1,500x.

We compared all the other 300x (digital) video cameras to this video camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Canon Vixia HF M32 is also worth considering.

If this video camera digital zoom is too small for you then you might want to look at the Sony HDR-PJ240 (320x).

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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" video camera, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size. Across all video cameras of a comparable spec and age to the HMX-H304 the best optical sensor size is 1/2" and the worst is 2/3".

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SDHC Compatible Memory Cards

SDHC compatible memory cards

This video camera supports an SD|SDHC compatible memory cards, which is the most commonly supported compatible memory cards on camcorders of this age and type. SDHC cards are DS cards with a higher capacity of up to 32GB.

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

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Lithium Battery Technology

This camcorder has a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery technology, which is the most commonly found battery technology on medium total megapixels video cameras that are a similar age to it.

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Has a Built-In Display

The Samsung HMX-H304 has a built-in display. Most of the other similar spec video cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the HMX-H304 also have a built-in display.

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Not Available Viewfinder Type

This video camera has a Not available viewfinder type, which is the most commonly found viewfinder type on comparable spec camcorders that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Large Internal Storage Capacity

Video cameras of a similar age and type to the HMX-H304 have internal storage capacitys of between 0.016GB and 220GB, and the average internal storage capacity is 33GB. With an internal storage capacity of 16 gigabytes, the HMX-H304 has one of the larger internal storage capacitys amongst medium total megapixels video cameras of this age.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

This video camera supports a video resolutions of 720 x 576|1280 x 720|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently supported video resolutions on comparable spec camcorders that came out around the same time as it.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This camcorder has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on medium total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Has Three Cables Includeds

The HMX-H304 has a greater number of included cables than most camcorders of a similar type and age to it. This video camera has a USB cables included, which is the most commonly found cables included found on video cameras of this spec and age. The cables includeds "AC" and "AV" are also found on this Samsung video camera.

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H.264 Video Formats Supported

This video camera has a H.264 video formats supported, which is the most commonly found video formats supported on video cameras of this spec and age.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This video camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum video resolution on medium total megapixels video cameras that are a similar age to it.

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LCD Display

This video camera has an LCD display, which is typical of many camcorders of this type and age.

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5 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The Samsung HMX-H304 does not have an interchangeable lens, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other video cameras of a similar age and spec to the HMX-H304 also do not have an interchangeable lens.

We compared all the other video cameras which also have an interchangeable lens to this video camera and we think the Panasonic HS900, or the Canon EOS C300 which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Not 3D

The HMX-H304 is not 3D, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other video cameras of this spec and age are also not 3D.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The HMX-H304 does not have a night mode, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other medium total megapixels video cameras that are a similar age to the HMX-H304 also do not have a night mode.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The HMX-H304 does not have a built-in projector. Most of the other camcorders that are a comparable age to the HMX-H304 also do not have a built-in projector.

There are a number of other video cameras which also have a built-in projector that you might also want to consider including the Sony HDR-PJ530, or the Aiptek ProjectorCam C25 (£197.17).

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other medium total megapixels video cameras that have been available for around the same time as the HMX-H304, the Samsung HMX-H304 is not waterproof.

If you want a camcorder that is waterproof then you might want to look at the JVC GZ-R15 which also has a higher rating.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Samsung HMX-H304

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Samsung HMX-H304 has a pretty typical display diagonal compared to most of the other medium total megapixels video cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

We compared all the other 3" screen size camcorders to this camcorder and we think because of it's better review score, the HDR-PJ260E, and the HDR-CX260VEB (£550.00) both from Sony is also worth considering.

If this medium total megapixels video camera display diagonal is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Canon Legria HF S30 (3.5" and higher rated).

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Released Over Five Years Ago

It was over five years ago when Samsung released the HMX-H304.

Average Optical Zoom

At 30 times zoom factor, the HMX-H304 has a fairly standard optical zoom compared to most of the other medium total megapixels video cameras that have been around for a similar time to the HMX-H304.

If you are looking for a bigger optical zoom then you might want to consider the GZ-R10 (40x and higher rated), or the GZ-R15 (40x and higher rated) both from JVC or the Samsung F90BN (52x and higher rated).

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Average Weight

At 280 grams, the HMX-H304 has a fairly standard weight compared to most of the other video cameras of this age and type.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Total Megapixels
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Image Stabilizer
Interchangeable Lens
Storage
Internal Storage Capacity
Compatible Memory Cards
Camcorder Media Type
Display
Display Diagonal
Built-In Display
Display Resolution (numeric)
Display
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D
Back Light Compensation
Design
Colour of Product
Video
Full HD
HD Type
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Maximum Video Resolution
HD-Ready
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
DC-In Jack
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) Out
S-Video Out
PictBridge
Battery
Battery Technology
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Cables Included
Other Features
Compatible Operating Systems
Auto Focus
Manual Focus

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

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