The small size and digital design of cameras these days opens up a world of new possibilities that we never saw possible with previous generation cameras. For instance, you'd probably never strap a MiniDV video camera to your bike, or go running into the ocean with your camera in hand. As soon as cameras went digital and did away with all the shock-prone analog technology, we saw adventure cams start to hit the market. These are cameras that are designed to take a beating and be strapped on your bike, taken down a snowboard hill on your jacket, or even fully submerged in a pool to record the kids underwater.
Here today I have Samsung's latest adventure cam - the HMX-W200. The HMX-W200 is water proof, shock proof, has a fog proof lens and shoots full 1080p HD video along with taking 5MP still photos. The HMX-W200 is about the size of a smartphone which makes it great to stick in your pocket or attach to things like bike handles. With a sub-$200 price tag, the HMX-W200 is well within reach of both amateur and seasoned adventure seekers.