Samsung HMX-W300 (Orange) comparison

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Samsung HMX-W300 (Orange)

Samsung HMX-W300 (Orange)
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Kodak Playsport (Black)

Kodak Playsport (Black)
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Kodak PlaySport Zx5 (Aqua)

Kodak PlaySport Zx5 (Aqua)
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Price $229 at 1 store $259 at 1 store $289 at 1 store $349 at 1 store
CNET editors' rating
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.6 (3.5 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.8 (3.5 stars)
3.0 stars Good
    Overall score: 6.8 (3.0 stars)
Average user rating 0 stars No reviews, write one! 3.5 stars out of 63 reviews 2.5 stars out of 1 review 4.0 stars out of 9 reviews
Release date March 28, 2012 January 07, 2010 January 03, 2011 March 15, 2011
The Bottom Line The Samsung HMX-W300 rugged minicamcorder is a good traveling companion for capturing Web-friendly movie clips and photos of your next hike or beach trip. The Kodak Playsport is an excellent minicamcorder that can take some rough treatment and capture solid HD video. The rugged Kodak PlaySport Zx5 is a very good minicamcorder, but falls just shy of improving on last year's model, despite being more durable. Typical for their price class, the no-frills Sony Handycam HDR-CX130, CX160, and XR160 produce generally subpar HD video, but if you're not picky you'll probably be fine. The CX130 is the best buy of the three, as long as you go cheap on the memory card.

Basic specs

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Lens aperture F/2.2
F/2.8
F/2.8
F/1.8-3.4
Flash type Info unavailable Info unavailable None
Info unavailable
Media type Flash card
Flash card
Flash card
Flash card
Optical zoom Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 30 x
Optical sensor type BSI-CMOS
Info unavailable CMOS
Exmor R CMOS
Video input type Camcorder
Camcorder
Camcorder
Camcorder
Digital zoom 3 x
Info unavailable 4 x
350 x
Battery technology Info unavailable Lithium ion
Info unavailable Info unavailable
Image stabilizer Electronic
Electronic
Electronic
Optical (Steady Shot with Active Mode)
Weight 4.8 oz
Info unavailable 4.4 oz
8.8 oz
Manual focus Automatic
Focus free
Automatic
Manual
Automatic
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