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Samsung HMX-H200

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Overall 4
4.0

Takes GREAT HD videos but 9 months later it wont turn on?

CrazyP.B. " ²²", Amazon
11 December 2011
  • Summary: Any electronic that wont last a year deserves a 1 star but due to it taking excellent video I gave it 2 stars. I purchased it 3/2011, its 12/2011 and it wont turn on? Ive used it maybe 20-30 times. The battery light shows green so its not the battery since its showing as fully charged. I removed the battery and used the AC adapter to power it and it still does not turn on so that tells me its the unit itself that doesnt work.
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Overall 4
4.0

I don't know

Sam, Amazon
12 September 2011
  • Summary: I was super pissed after getting this camera and attempting to edit video from it. The only program I could get that could render the images was Windows Movie Maker. Adobe Premiere Pro CS3 couldn't handle the video. Sony Vegas couldn't handle it. WMM. I hate editing with WMM. Unfortunately I had to for a class. Also, the high pitched noise in the background is definitely prevalent. Even after the firmware update. Which didn't do anything to my knowledge.
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Overall 4
4.0

Great little camera for the price One Flaw for me

K. Wright "Spinnr1", Amazon
17 July 2011
  • Summary: I bought this as a black friday deal online. it was under 300 bucks and I couldn't pass it up at the time. It has so many features that are simple to learn and beautiful quality and is compatible with so many accessories I immediately equipped it with a light and a lens hood among many other things. but after about 5 months the hinge on the LCD screen started hitting a snag like something was catching on itself when I opened it.
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Overall 4
4.0

Defect or Not - Couldn't Tell

WAM, Amazon
31 March 2011
  • Summary: The size of the camera and the ease of use are fantastic. But what we found when filming our kids' sporting events was that we would get a nice sharply focused image, directly in the center of the picture, but outside of that, everything was blurry. There was nothing we could do to fix it. I'm not sure if it was a lens defect or what, so we returned it. I'm going to try our SD card on a friends camera and compare the videos side by side.
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Overall 4
4.0

Good HD Camcorder but poor build quality

Carol H. Brown, Amazon
18 October 2010
  • Summary: After a good bit of research I decided on the Samsung H200. I used it with a 16GB class 6 SDHC and had no issues at all. Purchased camera to video tape family events and kids sports events. Camcorder had no issues recording kids soccer games and the video quality was better than I had expected. I never recorded any indoor footage. On picture quality and value I would give the Samsung H200 5 stars but unfortunatly I had issues with the lens cover.
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Overall 4
4.0

Research before buying

M. ESTES, Amazon
9 October 2010
  • Summary: Saw this camera in 2 different stores, and liked it, however both said they couldn't get a 2nd battery for it. I looked online and Amazon had both for a reasonable price, so I ordered both.While waiting for its arrival I was browsing reviews of it online. I noticed one said 'not compatible with a Mac'. YIKES! I use a Mac! I called Amazon. They didn't know. Samsung said only the supplied editing software wouldn't work.Okay, I guessed I could deal with that.
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Overall 4
4.0

Has potential but poor quality control makes it a gamble

M. Erb, Amazon
10 September 2010
  • Summary: The Samsung HMX-H200 series of digital camcorders (HMX-200, HMX-203, HMX-204, HMX-205) provide a robust set of features in an increasingly crowded field of similarly sized camcorders in the under $500 price range. The only difference between the different Samsung models is the amount of onboard internal memory. They all have an SD card slot but other than the HMX-200, the other models offer internal memory as well.
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Overall 4
4.0

Great camera overall but mic performance is subpar

Hector Roman "Hector J", Amazon
4 September 2010
  • Summary: Excelent entry level camcorder. The Time Lapse feature is cool. Can change video resolution to save space (these two features where the main reason I choose this model). The free software works well for amateurs and semi-pro (better than I expected). Optical zoom is excelent and digital zoom is not bad. Easy to use and intuitive. In fact, I started using the camera without reading the manual.
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Overall 4
4.0

User Review

James Threlfall, Cnet.co.uk
6 December 2011
  • Summary: Avoid Samsung branded camcorders at all cost, they just can't match up to the quality of panasonic, canon, sony and JVC. I've owned several HD camcorders, and to be honest most samsung HD camcorders are worse than leading brand SD camcorders. For a little extra (£100) you can't buy a real AVCH HD camcorder with super optics and image sensor/stabilisation.
  • Cons: The brand
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Overall 4
4.0

Samsung HMX-H200

Michael, Amazon
10 March 2011
  • Summary: Nach längerem Suchen und dem Lesen vieler Rezensionen habe ich mich entschlossen, diese Kamera zu erwerben. Kaum war sie da, haben wir auch gleich losgelegt, um die ersten Probeaufnahmen zu machen (es war unsere erste HD-Camera). So weit waren wir anfangs auch ganz zufrieden und die Kamera hielt, was die Rezesionen versprochen haben :-) Dann haben wir allerdings - was ungewöhnlich ist - eine Sendung vom TV direkt gefilmt - ohne Ton - und hier zeigte sich leider der...
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