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Old May 8, 2011, 1:14 PM   #1
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Default Samsung HMX-H300 HD Sample Video - For those who still have doubts about its quality

Some people here seem to think Samsung can't make a good, quality video camera. I agree that in the past Samsung has made junk but this year they seem to have learned from their past mistakes and have actually created an excellent video camera, the HMX-H300.

Here's a video sample I took yesterday at St. Augustine, Florida. The video is in its original RAW MP4 format. It has not been edited or altered in any way, shape or form. I don't know about you, but I think this camera is a winner and the video is excellent for a $300.00 camcorder.

The camera was set to Auto Mode at 720p/60fps.

Enjoy and please leave your thoughts and comments...Yes that goes for you too Fishy!!!!...LOL...

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/4067216/HDV_0065.MP4
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Here's a low light test. I uploaded it to YouTube.

Format: 720p/60fps - Camcorder set on Auto-Mode.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RV3nUvK1GwU
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Here's a really neat video I found on YouTube. It was shot with the HMX-H300. Enjoy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CFMswXyDWXY
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Scorbing,
While I appreciate the enthusiasm your movies from the H300 has brought to you, I do need to point out that what you consider "low light" is not really that low at all. You can buy lightmeters on Ebay which measure LUX, take one of them outside onto your street around midnight, and you will be pushing just a few lux here and there, that is low light.

A really good camera (with expanded gamma) could have additionally shown you more detail on the people playing the computer game, for example.

Low light performers include the Zi8 (marginal, but OK), the Sanyo HD2000 set to 1/15 second shutter, the HV20 and HF10/HF100 Canons set to 1/24 shutter, and a number of other venerable devices.

But an H300 in "auto" (1/60 sec interlaced, most likely) is just not going to do as much for you, especially with a single 1/4.1 CMOS sensor.

Here is test data on the H200, with a very similar sensor, showing a Lux sensitivity about 10 times less than that of an (approx 4 Lux) HD2000 or an HF100.

http://bit.ly/leKrZf

More sensitivity translates to better images taken in ambient-light indoors - images where the background is not sparkling with noise all the time

However, any modern camera can give a huge amount of enjoyment, and awaken one's creative urge. Please continue to enjoy your purchase. My aim in posting this is merely to give some comparative pointers to newbies who might stumble upon this topic and not realize the standard of comparison


ps: Oh, and the most-sensitive low-light camera IMO? That is my Panasonic LX5, with a 1 Lux sensitivity at 1/8 sec, 2-3 Lux at 24fps... But its sensor blooms in the presence of bright spotlights:
http://www.vimeo.com/14774831

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how does the cameras lowlight compare when shot in 1080i vs 720p 60fps?
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how does the cameras lowlight compare when shot in 1080i vs 720p 60fps?
Here's a sample, low-light video I recorded last night at Disney. I recorded it inside a theater.

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/4067216/HDV_0240.MP4
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Scorbing,
While I appreciate the enthusiasm your movies from the H300 has brought to you, I do need to point out that what you consider "low light" is not really that low at all. You can buy lightmeters on Ebay which measure LUX, take one of them outside onto your street around midnight, and you will be pushing just a few lux here and there, that is low light.

A really good camera (with expanded gamma) could have additionally shown you more detail on the people playing the computer game, for example.

Low light performers include the Zi8 (marginal, but OK), the Sanyo HD2000 set to 1/15 second shutter, the HV20 and HF10/HF100 Canons set to 1/24 shutter, and a number of other venerable devices.

But an H300 in "auto" (1/60 sec interlaced, most likely) is just not going to do as much for you, especially with a single 1/4.1 CMOS sensor.

Here is test data on the H200, with a very similar sensor, showing a Lux sensitivity about 10 times less than that of an (approx 4 Lux) HD2000 or an HF100.

http://bit.ly/leKrZf

More sensitivity translates to better images taken in ambient-light indoors - images where the background is not sparkling with noise all the time

However, any modern camera can give a huge amount of enjoyment, and awaken one's creative urge. Please continue to enjoy your purchase. My aim in posting this is merely to give some comparative pointers to newbies who might stumble upon this topic and not realize the standard of comparison


ps: Oh, and the most-sensitive low-light camera IMO? That is my Panasonic LX5, with a 1 Lux sensitivity at 1/8 sec, 2-3 Lux at 24fps... But its sensor blooms in the presence of bright spotlights:
http://www.vimeo.com/14774831

Dude I remember back about 2 years ago, people here praising and being impressed with the Jazz camcorders. Those things had horrible quality, yet people here, including some Admins, were impressed with it....LOL

I just think people here have something against Samsung. Plain and simple. For $300.00, the camera does the job and it doesn't look bad at all. If you know and understand shutter speeds, Depth of Field, etc you can configure it manually and take one hell of a video. The camcorder's Auto-Mode doesn't do a bad job either.

Again, this is NOT a professional camcorder but for its price tag, features and video quality I think it does a great job. The video quality is definitely better than the Jazz...LOL...And it does look better than the already great Zi8.
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Wow, that link is 1.3Gb. It's still downloading to my computer. I'll tell you what I think in a few days, once it's complete
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Scorbing,
While I appreciate the enthusiasm your movies from the H300 has brought to you, I do need to point out that what you consider "low light" is not really that low at all. You can buy lightmeters on Ebay which measure LUX, take one of them outside onto your street around midnight, and you will be pushing just a few lux here and there, that is low light.

A really good camera (with expanded gamma) could have additionally shown you more detail on the people playing the computer game, for example.

Low light performers include the Zi8 (marginal, but OK), the Sanyo HD2000 set to 1/15 second shutter, the HV20 and HF10/HF100 Canons set to 1/24 shutter, and a number of other venerable devices.

But an H300 in "auto" (1/60 sec interlaced, most likely) is just not going to do as much for you, especially with a single 1/4.1 CMOS sensor.

Here is test data on the H200, with a very similar sensor, showing a Lux sensitivity about 10 times less than that of an (approx 4 Lux) HD2000 or an HF100.

http://bit.ly/leKrZf

More sensitivity translates to better images taken in ambient-light indoors - images where the background is not sparkling with noise all the time

However, any modern camera can give a huge amount of enjoyment, and awaken one's creative urge. Please continue to enjoy your purchase. My aim in posting this is merely to give some comparative pointers to newbies who might stumble upon this topic and not realize the standard of comparison


ps: Oh, and the most-sensitive low-light camera IMO? That is my Panasonic LX5, with a 1 Lux sensitivity at 1/8 sec, 2-3 Lux at 24fps... But its sensor blooms in the presence of bright spotlights:
http://www.vimeo.com/14774831
you should check out slashcam.com. they have actual stills from the video. cci is terribly biased and i dont bother going there anymore
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Dude I remember back about 2 years ago, people here praising and being impressed with the Jazz camcorders. Those things had horrible quality, yet people here, including some Admins, were impressed with it....LOL

I just think people here have something against Samsung. Plain and simple. For $300.00, the camera does the job and it doesn't look bad at all. If you know and understand shutter speeds, Depth of Field, etc you can configure it manually and take one hell of a video. The camcorder's Auto-Mode doesn't do a bad job either.

Again, this is NOT a professional camcorder but for its price tag, features and video quality I think it does a great job. The video quality is definitely better than the Jazz...LOL...And it does look better than the already great Zi8.

ha ha ha MY Jazz Elite HDV-178 is still running, and does a excellent job capturing video

http://vimeo.com/1120481
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