Shooting videos when you are playing with friends in the beach is really fun, but your camcorder just can’t handle water splash and bumps. Samsung’s newly released Pocket Cam HMX-W300 rugged camcorder may be what you want. The unit features a multi-proof rugged design that it is waterproof to 16.4 feet, shockproof to withstand 6.5 feet drop, and dustproof. In Auto Aqua mode, the W300 can films videos in up to 3 meters of water depth.
The W300 is equipped with a 5 BSI Megapixel CMOS sensor to record Full HD 1920×1080/30p video and up to 5.5 Megapixel still images. It comes with a fixed focus lens and offers 3x digital zoom. There is Digital Image Stabilization for blur-free image and video recording. It also allows users to pause while recording to create continuous file for easy uploading to social networking sites. The rugged camcorder includes the My Clip function to bookmark scenes and Smart Background Music for adding preloaded soundtracks to videos.
The Samsung W300 use microSD/SDHC/SDXC cards for storage, and has a built-in USB connector for charging and PC connection. When it is connected to a PC, you can also launch its built-in Intelli-Studio editing software to edit and share images and videos. Other than the 2.3-inch LCD screen, its HDMI output lets users to view and share images on a big screen. Priced at $159.99, the Pocket Cam HMX-W300 comes in black, red and orange colors.