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Samsung HMX-H304
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Samsung HMX-H304 Camcorder

5MP 1/4 280g Oct 2011
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16 Reasons For

Samsung Has Good Video Camera Reviews

Samsung has unexceptional ratings for its medium sensor size camcorders, however it has good average ratings when measured across its entire camcorder range.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this video camera is Full HD, which is typical of many camcorders of a similar spec and age to it.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The HMX-H304 has an image stabiliser, as do most of the other medium sensor size camcorders that were launched around the same time as the HMX-H304.

It may also be worth considering one of the other camcorders with an image stabiliser currently available including the Philips CAM150 which has better reviews.

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Full HD

Full HD

The Samsung HMX-H304 is Full HD. Most of the other video cameras of this spec and age also are Full HD.

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

The HMX-H304 has an HDMI port. Most of the other medium sensor size camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as the HMX-H304 also have an HDMI port.

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1/4" Optical Sensor Size

The biggest optical sensor size of the Samsung HMX-H304 is 1/4". That's 45% more optical sensor size than the most frequently found optical sensor size of 1/5.8". The worst optical sensor size of all video cameras of this spec and age is 1/5.8" and the best is 1/3".

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SDHC Memory Card

SDHC memory card

This video camera supports an SD|SDHC memory card, which is typical of many camcorders of this age and spec. SDHC cards are DS cards with a higher capacity of up to 32GB.

SDHC cards are DS cards with a higher capacity of up to 32GB.

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Lithium Battery

This video camera has a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery, which is typical of many video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Has a Built-In Display

The HMX-H304 has a built-in display. Most of the other medium sensor size camcorders that have been available for a comparable time to the HMX-H304 also have a built-in display.

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H.264 Video Format

This video camera has a H.264 video format, which is typical of many video cameras of a comparable spec and age to it.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camcorder supports a video resolution of 720 x 576|1280 x 720|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly supported video resolution on video cameras that have been around for a similar time to it.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This camcorder has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many camcorders that are a similar age to it.

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Has Three Cables Included

The HMX-H304 has a greater number of included cables than most similar spec video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. This video camera has a USB cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on camcorders of this type and age. The cables included "AC" and "AV" are also found on this Samsung video camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This video camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many similar spec camcorders that are a comparable age to it.

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LCD Display

This camcorder has an LCD display, which is typical of many medium sensor size camcorders that were launched around the same time as it.

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Small

The widths of camcorders of a similar age and type to the HMX-H304 range from 17mm to 270mm, and the average width is 67mm. At only 49.5 millimeters, the Samsung HMX-H304 is fairly small compared to most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been on the market for a similar time to the HMX-H304.

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5 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The HMX-H304 does not have an interchangeable lens, although it is worth noting that most of the other similar spec camcorders that were launched around the same time as the HMX-H304 also do not have an interchangeable lens.

We compared this camcorder to all the other video cameras with an interchangeable lens and we think the Panasonic HS900 is also worth considering.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Samsung HMX-H304 is not 3D compatible, although it is worth noting that most of the other camcorders of a comparable spec and age to the HMX-H304 are also not 3D compatible.

If you are looking for a video camera that is 3D compatible then you might want to look at the Philips CAM150.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The HMX-H304 does not have a night mode. Most of the other medium sensor size camcorders that were released more than two years ago also do not have a night mode.

It is worth also looking at other video cameras which also have a night mode including the Sony HDR-PJ330.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other medium sensor size camcorders that have been available for around the same time as the HMX-H304, the Samsung HMX-H304 is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The Samsung HMX-H304 does not have a built-in projector, although keep in mind that most of the other video cameras of this age and type also do not have a built-in projector.

We think you might also be interested in other video cameras which also have a built-in projector including the Aiptek ProjectorCam C25 which also has a higher rating.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Samsung HMX-H304

Average Screen Size

At 3 inches, the HMX-H304 has a relatively typical screen size compared to most of the other camcorders that have been around for around the same time as the HMX-H304.

If this Samsung video camera screen size is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Canon Legria HF S30 (3.5") which also has a higher rating.

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Released Over Five Years Ago

This medium sensor size camcorder was released over five years ago.

Average Optical Zoom

At 30 times zoom factor, the HMX-H304 has a fairly typical optical zoom compared to most of the other medium sensor size camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years.

Camcorders with a bigger optical zoom that might be worth considering include the Samsung HMX-F90 ($333.93) (52x) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Digital Zoom

The HMX-H304 has a pretty standard digital zoom (300 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other camcorders that have been on the market for a similar time to the HMX-H304.

Other 300x (digital) video cameras currently available that you might want to consider include the Canon Vixia HF M32 which has better reviews.

If this Samsung camcorder digital zoom is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the Sony HDR-PJ240 (320x).

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Average Weight

The HMX-H304 has a pretty typical weight (280 grams) compared to most of the other medium sensor size camcorders that have been around for more than two years.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Sensor Size
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Interchangeable Lens
Storage
Internal Storage Capacity
Memory Card
Storage Media Type
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Display
Viewfinder
Viewfinder
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D Compatible
Design
Colour
Video
HD Type
Video Format
Video Resolution
Maximum Video Resolution
Ports & Interfaces
USB 2.0 Port
Component Video Out Port
S-Video Out Port
PictBridge
Battery
Battery
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Cable Included
Other Features
Operating System

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Barcodes 08806071189826

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