Samsung W200 camcorder braves shock, water and dust

by Gareth Mankoo

When camcorders go tough, you know that their owners will drag them into the wilderness, as they go about hunting for new shooting grounds. Among the many things that you expect of a camera in such a scenario, besides the quality of the camera or camcorder is the fact that it can survive through the hard conditions it is expected to come across. The Samsung W200 happens to be one such camcorder that can be submerged to depths of up to 3 meters and dropped from a height of up to 2 meters. Other significant features include a 5-megapixel BSI CMOS setup camera, full HD recording at 30fps, image stabilization, an HDMI port and microSD expansion slot.

With the battery stuffed into this one, the Samsung W200 can easily do 2 hours of continuous recording. Expect it in May 2011 for $159.