Set the amphibious Samsung W300 camcorder to Aqua mode and it auto-adjusts its 1080p video and 5-mp stills for underwater clarity. It’s also light, palm-size, and bomber enough to handle repeated ten-foot drops from a bouldering crag—and comes with a lanyard to prevent such mishaps. The tripod threading is compatible with most helmet-cam mounts, but unlike a POV camera, this one works great as a handheld. QUIRKS+CONCERNS: Gloved hands are apt to tap the wrong button on the rear panel; lacks a raw mode for stills.
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