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Samsung H200 camcorder

Samsung H200 camcorder

Product features Samsung H200
The Samsung H200 high definition camcorder allows you to capture your favourite memories in superb detail.
Camcorder model number H200
20 x optical zoom.
200 x digital zoom.
2.7in LCDscreen.
High definition recording.
Memory card compatibility: SD SDHC.
4.7MP digital stills.
General information:
AV output.
Accessories included: USB cable AV cable.
Weight 271.4g.
Size H5.85, W5.93, D11.19cm.

Unboxing Samsung HMX-H200 HD - video

Full product Samsung H200 specifications:
Storage Media - SD / SDHC
Display - TFT LCD main screen 2.7" main screen size 230K pixel display
Play / Still enabled
FF / FPS enabled
Slow motion enabled
Slide show enabled
Protect select enabled Protect all enabled
Delete select enabled Delete All enabled
USB Application
Direct Print System (DPOF) via USB
Direct Print System (PictBridge) via USB
USB charging
AC adaptor / charger included
Battery pack included
Hand grip strap included
Carrying case optional
USB cable included A / V cable included
Instruction book/CD included
Image Sensor
BSI CMOS image sensor
1/4.9" image sensor size
3.32MP pixel Image Sensor
Video Recording Feature
H.264 recording format
Super Fine / Fine / Normal recording quality
Video Recording Resolution:
1920 x 1080 / 60i
1280 x 720 / 60p
720 x 480 / 60p
Auto Shutter Speed
Manual Shutter Speed (1/60 - 1/10000)
Image Stabilizer
(Smart O.I.S.)
Video recording Auto Focus
Video recording Manual Focus
Video still capture
Back Light Compensation
Low Light Sensitivity (3 lux)
Auto White Balance
Manual White Balance
Still Imaging Feature
JPEG compatible
4.7MP : 2880 x 1620
Super Fine / Fiine / Normal still image quality
Power LED indicator
Recharging indicator
Tripod compatible
Manual lens cover
Charging in working enabled
Colours Available: Black, Silver, Red, Blue
AA - MAR9 Power supply
3.15W power consumption for LCD on, VF off
Lithum-ion battery
Battery model no. IA-BE210E
120Min Battery Running Time

Samsung H200 video test

A Great Camcorder with many great features
-Great video quality in all modes, 60 frames per second really helps here.
-Stills from video look great for prints up to 6x9 (1080i) or 4x6 (720P).
--- If you've ever tried to capture lightning in pictures, this is a time saver)
-Great battery life, around 2.5 hours. Compare that with Canon, Sony or Panasonic.
-Great for close up work and "low light" videography
-decent optical stabilization along with 20x optical zoom

Download Format Factory! Most editing programs have trouble with the AVCHD format and this "FREE" program converts your camera video to your format of choice. You can choose file size and frame rate. This will make your life so much easier. "This may be Windows only". Google it!

cons: In 720P mode a new file is created every 20.5 minutes which results in a small but noticable gap in your recording. If you plan on using this to made DVD's or web video, 420P (720x480) will do nicely and last over an hour before a new file is created. Probably more often in 1080i but most of my shooting is in 720P.

Our opinion
Samsung H200 - good camera but some build quality complaints.