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.
Summary: I've had this for a few days now and have run it through the paces and find it to be a great cam. I haven't experienced some of the issues some of the other reviewers are talking about, namely the noisy zoom. The zoom is quiet and even in low-light it takes a fairly good video. From what I can tell, you can only shoot in Mp4, so there are some inherent artifacts associated with that format, but nothing worth quibbling about in this price range.
Summary: The camera works great outdoors, but limited indoors. Better indoor lighting conditions may get better results. I have used it to record my grandson's baseball games. From center field I have a clear video of him at bat.
Summary: Bought this HD Camcorder 5 months ago, paid extra for 32 gb. card. So far camera has met or exceeded my expectations. Have taken extensive HD video of local wildlife in the mountains of Applachia and along the US east coast. Device charges well by USB attachment from my laptop computer. Small size makes it easy to stow in a backpack for long outings. Would reccomend this device to all who need an economical and dependable camcorder.
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. Low light quality is good as well. Videos have tearing on computer sometimes though (easily corrected with software). Unfortunately mine came with a manufacturer defect (no fault of the seller).
Summary: After reading all the reviews for this cameras, I decided to take the dive and buy two of them. I am an assistant football coach is Southern California in charge of videos, and the picture quality from this camera is outstanding. Love the fact that you can change the settings from 1080 to 720 and the audio is fine. We were looking for two cameras to shoot our practices, to give our other cameras a bit of rest, and we are more than satisfied with this product.
Summary: Great camcorder for not being professional. It takes a minute to focus in and the battery life is supposed to be 4 hrs and it only charges for up to 3 1/2. It has good sound. The picture is crisp, very clear and the zoom is excellent. You can zoom in on objects that are real far away and it makes it look like you can just reach out and touch them. I also bought the 16g HD video sd card which makes for a better picture also.
Summary: Prior to buying this camcorder, I purchased a Toshiba Camileo HD for very little, and it was a complete pile of junk. For just $100 more, I picked up the Samsung after returning the Toshiba. This camcorder is compact and designed very nicely. The touch screen works perfect. The buttons are all within easy access and ergonomically placed. The battery lasts a long time, and supposedly is ranked at the longest life for cameras in this price range.
Summary: Camera works great and is extremely easy to use. My only complaint is that the pause symbol is indicated on the screen when you are recording, which can be confusing. Once I figured that out, I had no other problems. Missed getting some invaluable footage at first though, by accidentally pausing it when I thougt I was un-pausing it.
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 I did some reviews and watched some You Tubes made from this cam and decided to give it a try.I am in no way a serious sort when using cameras etc,I just want to have fun and...