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CES 2011: Samsung shows HMX-H300 series, ultimate HD family camcorders

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 07 Jan 2011 23:20 User comments (4)

CES 2011: Samsung shows HMX-H300 series, ultimate HD family camcorders Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is showing off a line of new camcorders at CES, including the new HMX-H300 series, which it called the Ultimate HD Family Camcorder series.
The HMX-H300 series is designed to automatically deliver stable video in crystal-clear HD, allowing the user to enjoy the moment without worrying about correcting settings or focusing. With its long recording time, a battery life of up to three hours, and built-in USB charging, the camcorder allows users to relax while filming, as they're guaranteed to capture every special occasion from start to finish.

Another key feature is the 30x Optical Zoom, available on the HMX-H300 series lens, which records in greater definition than any of the competitors in its class, and creates incredible close-ups from long distances. The HMX-H300 series is also built with a 5 Megapixel 1/4" (1/6.3", 1.75M Effective) BSI (Back Side Illuminated) CMOS sensor, which is twice as sensitive as a regular CMOS sensor.

Some key features and benefits of the HMX-H300 Series include...

Image stabilization OIS Duo (upgraded optical image stabilization)
Sensor 1/ 4.1 5.1 Megapixel BSI CMOS sensor
Lens Schneider Kreuznach Varioplan-HD

30x optical zoom / 300x digital zoom

Focal length: 2.47mm ~ 74.1mm

Size 49.5 x 56.6 x 119.7 mm
Additional features Face detection (up to 6 persons)

Record Pause

3 lux @1/30sec minimum illumination

Time lapse recording

Magic Finger Touch/Shot

Intelli-Studio 2.0

Tripod screw

USB Battery charging

Display 3.0 230K Touch LCD screen
Video Recording HD

1920 x 1080 60i

1280 x 720 60p


720 x 480 60i

Still Image Capture 4.9MP (2MP)
Device Connectivity USB interface

Composite interface

HDMI interface

Battery type BP210R (2100mAh)
Recording Time (max.) 3 hours

USB Battery charging

With 32GB built in memory (H305)


SF : 4h10m 17h30m

F : 5h 23h10m

N : 6h30m 34h

Colors Black, red and silver
Pricing HMX-H300: $399

H303/304 : $449/499

H305: $599


Feb. 2011

"We understand that for a family, buying a camcorder to capture family moments, like a first birthday or a graduation, is an important purchase that is carefully thought out," said Mr. Hyunho Chung, Executive Vice President and Head of the Digital Imaging Business, Samsung Electronics.

"With the HMX-H300 series, we have put the best of our technology and innovation into one simple and affordable camcorder, to confirm that this is a product a family can rely on for brilliant videos at any occasion. The advantages of Samsung innovation can be seen in the HMX-H300's core technologies, but also the inclusion of advanced features like OIS (Optical Image Stabilization) Duo and Smart Auto functions, making video recording an enjoyable experience for everyone."

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4 user comments

17.1.2011 23:54

nice machine,,not to keen on SD cards,i got a sony hdr150 with 120gig harddrive,with full 1080p,i love it,with a harddrive can get alot more video captured,

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28.1.2011 2:29

It looks nice from the initial description, but it isn't even full-HD. I bet there will be a lot of annoyed and confused people trying to figure out why all the blurays they make with this refuse to work at 1080P.

38.1.2011 17:28

1920 x 1080 60i

1080i is still full HD, anybody would be hard pressed to be able to tell the difference between a movie playing at 1080i or 1080p.

49.1.2011 22:23

1080i is the same at 720P is HALF HD.

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