The Samsung HMX-H200BP camcorder comes with a user-friendly design that makes everything from navigation to usability rather easy. For instance, it's free of the conventional rubber port flaps, and instead comes with a hardened plastic cover that effortlessly flips out when required. To make things easier, the camcorder features a simple dedicated button to help switch between video and image capture modes. Unlike most other camcorders, the HMX-H200BP allows you to focus on the subject before taking still images, thereby ensuring sharper results.
The camera features the usual swivel touch-screen with the quick menu, record, and zoom buttons placed alongside it. However, the screen feels a little too reflective when shooting under broad daylight. This particular model is devoid of a built-in hard drive and comes with just an SD card slot that supports a maximum of 32 GB. The camcorder offers video recording in three modes – standard definition, and high definition at 720p and 1080i. A 4 GB SD card will record a maximum of 30 minutes of video in its lowest mode, while in 720p and 1080i, you can just about squeeze in 10 minutes and 7 minutes respectively.
The HMX-H200BP also features a few extra scene modes, such as sport, portraits, beach/snow, food, candle light and indoor. Those who like to have the functionalities of a digital camera in their camcorder will like the option of manually adjusting the aperture and shutter speed in this camcorder. Through the interesting Touch Point Focus or the Magic Touch Shot feature, you can shift focus anywhere on the screen by simply touching that area of the LCD screen, allowing you to choose the subject that you would like to focus on rather than the whole picture.