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Samsung VP-X300

Samsung VP-X300 Camcorder

0.8MP 1/6 150g CCD May 2014
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7 Reasons For

Samsung Has Good Video Camera Reviews

Samsung is one of the better rated camcorder brands according to average user and expert review score data that we have collected for all camcorders.

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Samsung VP-X300 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other video cameras of a similar spec and age to the VP-X300.

We compared all the other video cameras with an image stabilizer to this video camera and we think the Vixia HF M40[pl_61546_price], and the Legria HF R406[pl_2071911_price] both from Canon which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Display

The VP-X300 has a built-in display. Most of the other camcorders that were launched around the same time as the VP-X300 also have a built-in display.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other camcorders with a built-in display currently available including because of it's better review score, the Canon Legria HF R406[plb_2071911_price], or the Sony HVR-Z7[plb_1728777_price].

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Not Available Viewfinder Type

This video camera has a Not available viewfinder type, which is typical of many small total megapixels camcorders that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Light

With a weight of only 150 grams, the VP-X300 is quite light compared to most of the other video cameras of this age and type. Across all the similar spec camcorders that were released more than two years ago the weights range from 57g to 3.9kg, and the average weight is 480g.

Other camcorders with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Panasonic HC-V110[plb_1939467_price] (181g), or the Lexibook DJ280[plb_2289277_price] (180g).

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This camcorder has an Auto/Manual focus adjustment, which is typical of many video cameras of this age and type.

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Has Two White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the VP-X300 is more than most small total megapixels camcorders that have been available for a similar time to it. This video camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on video cameras of this age and type. The white balance "Manual" is also found on this Samsung camcorder.

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14 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an HDMI

The Samsung VP-X300 does not have an HDMI. Most of the other video cameras of a similar age and type to the VP-X300 do have an HDMI.

We compared this camcorder to all the other video cameras with an HDMI and we think the Canon Vixia HF M40[plb_61546_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Only 1/6" Optical Sensor Size

The biggest optical sensor size of the VP-X300 is 1/6". That's 3% less optical sensor size than a 1/5.8" video camera, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size. $. Across all similar spec camcorders that have been on the market for a comparable time to the VP-X300 the worst optical sensor size is 1/8" and the best is 1/3".

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Not Full HD

The VP-X300 is not Full HD. Most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been around for more than two years are also not Full HD.

If you are looking for a camcorder that is Full HD then you might also want to look at the Canon Legria HF M52[plb_389042_price], the Panasonic HDC-TM900[plb_1824860_price], or the Sony HDR-PJ620[plb_2697194_price] which is also higher rated.

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Quite Small Optical Zoom

Video cameras of a similar age and spec to the VP-X300 have optical zooms of between 10x and 78x. With an optical zoom of only 10 times zoom factor, the Samsung VP-X300 has a very small optical zoom compared to most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that are a similar age to the VP-X300.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 10x (optical) video cameras currently available including the Vixia HF M40[pl_61546_price], the Legria HF G10[pl_1059637_price], or the XF105[pl_2074823_price] all from Canon which has better reviews.

If this small total megapixels video camera optical zoom is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Sony HDR-PJ410[plb_2697188_price] (30x) which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The VP-X300 does not have an interchangeable lens. Most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that have been available for more than two years also do not have an interchangeable lens.

There are a number of alternative video cameras which also have an interchangeable lens that you might want to consider including the Sony HVR-Z7[plb_1728777_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Very Short Battery Life (max)

The shortest battery life (max) of video cameras of this type and age is 1h and the longest is 150h. At only 1.33 hours, the Samsung VP-X300 has a quite short battery life (max) compared to most of the other similar spec video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

If you are looking for a longer battery life (max) then you might want to consider the Canon Legria HF R66[plb_2848576_price] (2.1h), or the Zoom Q4[plb_3124541_price] (3h) which also has a higher rating.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

Across all the comparable spec camcorders that have been around for a similar time to the VP-X300 the digital zooms range from 1.5x to 3,500x. With a digital zoom of only 100 times zoom factor, the Samsung VP-X300 has a quite small digital zoom compared to most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that have been on the market for a comparable time to the VP-X300.

If this Samsung camcorder digital zoom is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Sony HDR-PJ410[plb_2697188_price] (350x) which also has a higher rating.

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Very Small Display Diagonal

At only 2 inches, the VP-X300 has a fairly small display diagonal compared to most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that were released around the same time as the VP-X300. Video cameras of a similar age and spec to the VP-X300 have display diagonals of between 1.4" and 4.3", and the average display diagonal is 2.9".

If this Samsung camcorder display diagonal is not large enough for you then you might also want to consider the Canon 800[plb_2494042_price] (2.7"), or the Sony HDR-PJ410[plb_2697188_price] (2.7") which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The Samsung VP-X300 does not have a night mode, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that were released more than two years ago 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[plb_389042_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The VP-X300 does not have a built-in projector, although keep in mind that most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that were released around the same time as the VP-X300 also do not have a built-in projector.

There are a number of alternative video cameras which also have a built-in projector that you might also want to look at including the HDR-PJ620[pl_2697194_price], or the HDR-PJ410[pl_2697188_price] both from Sony which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D

The Samsung VP-X300 is not 3D. Most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that are a comparable age to the VP-X300 are also not 3D.

Camcorders which are 3D that might also be worth looking at include the Canon XF105[plb_2074823_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Only 720 X 576 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The Samsung VP-X300 has a 720 x 576 pixels maximum video resolution which is higher than most comparable spec camcorders that have been on the market for a similar time to it. Most camcorders of this age and spec have a 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution. Across all small total megapixels camcorders that are a similar age to the VP-X300 the best maximum video resolution is 1920 x 1080 pixels and the worst is 720 x 480 pixels.

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Not Waterproof

The VP-X300 is not waterproof, although this is within the context that most of the other camcorders of this type and age are also not waterproof.

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Only Polymer Battery Technology

This camcorder has a Lithium Polymer (LiPo) battery technology, which is typical of many video cameras of a similar age and type to it.

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1 Other reason to consider the Samsung VP-X300

Released Over Two Years Ago

This video camera has been on the market for over two years.

Specification

Image Sensor
Total Megapixels
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Image Stabilizer
Interchangeable Lens
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Storage
Memory Slots
Compatible Memory Cards
Camcorder Media Type
Focusing
Focus Adjustment
White Balance
White Balance
Flash
Built-In Flash
Built-In Light
Display
Display Diagonal
Built-In Display
Display Resolution (numeric)
Display
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D
Minimum Illumination
Design
Colour of Product
Video
Video Formats Supported
Maximum Video Resolution
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
Composite Video Out
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Headphone Outputs
S-Video Out
PictBridge
Battery
Battery Life (max)
Battery Type
Battery Technology
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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