Summary: I am very satisfied with this camcorder, considering the money I spent. And the time lapse function is very useful.The item is/seems as new although it is referbished. And the battery life is very long.
Dull video, poor quality indoors, even in daylight.
1 June 2013
Summary: Much worse than the HMX H200 indoors. The colors are okay, but the video is grainy, even in daylight, and very dull. At night indoors, it is very very bad. The H200 was usuable even indoors, even at night it was acceptable. Outdoors the sharpness and colors are also worse then in case of the H200.
Great camcorder with great features for the price.
12 June 2012
Summary: GREAT camcorder. Features galore. Allows you to manually change focus while filming to get those professional looking shots. OSI duo is GREAT for shaky hands. Battery life is outstanding, even when recording full HD. Great quality for the price. Plus the 30x Zoom is outstanding.
Summary: Compared to our old JVC VHS-C camcorder, the Samsung looks and feels like a toy. This isn't so much a negative as ALL new camcorders look and feel this way. Otherwise, its an excellent value for the money.
Summary: The camcorder I received not only records the zoom mechanical sound, which is really loud, but it also records the sound of the focus. It almost sounds like crickets chirping, every time it auto focuses. I also recorded an 11 min video and it blacks out 3 times during the playback.
Summary: I like to take pics for slide shows and the occasional pic that maybe I want to print.Have and old camcorder but it's technology is way past it's usefulness.I have been wanting to get a video cam to add movies into the slide shows.There was a price break on the HMX-H300 plus a $50 Amazon discount so...