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Samsung DuoCam SC-D6040

alaTest has collected and analyzed 28 reviews of Samsung DuoCam SC-D6040. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Comments about the size and price are on the whole positive. The image quality and design are also appreciated, but many are critical about the connectivity and battery.

usability, design, image quality, price, size

battery, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Samsung DuoCam SC-D6040 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 76/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 user reviews of Samsung DuoCam SC-D6040 from The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on People really like the memory and size. The image quality and design are also mentioned favorably, but opinions are divided on the reliability.

usability, design, image quality, size, memory

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Samsung SCD6040 DuoCam MiniDV Camcorder w/10x Optical Zoom & 4.1 MP Digital Still Camera

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: Steve's Digicams (

Samsung SC-D6040 DuoCam


Physical Views The SC-D6040 compared in size to the 4-megapixel Sony S90. Continue on to Features & Controls SC-D6040 Specifications (Specifications as represented by the manufacturer) Continue on to Features & Controls Return To Our Reviews Menu Jump...

Sep, 2005

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Samsung SCD6040 DuoCam


The first truly revolutionary camcorder/camera hybrid.

Sharp still images Improved design• Solid feel

Difficult to switch between video and still modes Muddy low-light video

Jan, 2005

Expert review by: Glenn Menin (

Samsung SC-D6040 DuoCam


CCDType: Single CCD, Video Recording Format: DV Tape

True hybrid design, with separate CCDs and lenses for video and stills, allows 4MP still capture. Built-in flash. Good video and still-image captures. Accepts multiple media card types. Extensive feature set.

Some may find it bulky and awkward to hold. Bottom-loading design doesn't work well with tripods. EVF eyepiece doesn't pivot. No accessory shoes.

The Samsung SC-D6040 DuoCam is a true hybrid, geared for more serious users. It has good still-image capture capabilities (with flash) and produces good-quality video. This flexible camcorder performs well.

Oct, 2004

Expert review by: Robert Ellis (

Samsung SC-D6040


4.1-megapixel stills

No 16:9 mode ; Poor video quality ; No hot-shoe ; Menus are awkward to navigate ; No headphone jack

Oct, 2004

Expert review by: Easy Camcorder (

Expert Review


The Samsung SCD6040 is an oddball in the camcorder community. It melds the absolutely dreadful video and low-light performance of Samsung's camcorders with the mediocre versatility found on many hybrid camcorders. But, unlike hybrid camcorders like the...

Still performance, - Still options

Video and Low light performance, - Handling

Dec, 2004

Expert review by: James Murray (

Samsung SCD6040 Camcorder Review - Samsung MiniDV Camcorders


The Samsung SCD6040, with its smooth black design and silver highlights, is a visually impressive camera. Samsung's Duo-Cam technology makes the camera immediately recognizable as a hybrid - there's a separate lens for the digital camera and camcorder....

Aug, 2004

Expert review by: Joe McCleskey (

Camcorder Review: Samsung SCD6040 Mini DV


In recent years, Samsung has successfully changed the focus of its consumer electronics products from a low-cost approach to a dynamic, stylish and innovative line of camcorders, televisions and digital cameras. One success story that illustrates this...

manual exposure/shutter speed high quality stills multi card reader

dim LCD no headphone jack

A fine video and still combo camera with many innovative features at a good price.

Jan, 2005

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Samsung SCD6040


The Samsung SCD 6040 DuoCam is a Mini DV camcorder with a 10x Optical Zoom & 4.1 MP Digital Still Camera.

The next generation of Samsung digital video has arrived with the DuoCam. This Samsung SCD6040 MiniDV camcorder has all the right features that will please the avid camcorder fan who is seeking a higher end video camera. The dual function of video...

Consumer review by: krymp (

Samsung SC-D6040


This camera is excellent due to the fact that it's a compact minvDV and 4MP Digital camera rolled into one. I was real skeptical about digital camera quality at first. I took some photos of my family and got it developed right away. The quality was...

Price, 4MP Digital Camera, Lots of Features

The display is a bit small and the battery life is a little short. But these minor weaknesses should not keep you from purchasing it

Feb, 2005

Consumer review by: madams6 (

Excellent camera/camcorder


Short and to the point: Takes fabulous still pictures and great video. Easy to use, and small size (especially considering it's two devices in one). I've owned this for about 5 months and have no complaints at all to this point.

very nice still pictures easy to operate


Jul, 2005

Product Specifications

The new DuoCam SC-D6040 offers consumers a compact, versatile and lightweight package while overcoming limitations of conventional digital camera/ camcorder combinations. The device features two separate lenses that are mounted vertically, creating a uniquely slim design. Enhanced camera features include a button to toggle easily between the two camera functions and a mode dial to choose between manual exposure and shutter speed priority, aperture priority, and auto mode. This evolution enables the DuoCam to achieve maximum performance while still improving form-factor efficiency. SAMSUNG's SC-D6040 has built-in support for recording MPEG-4, which allows for 30 frames per second of VGA video recording, perfect for creating short video clips. The DuoCam's built-in card slots are compatible with the MemoryStick Pro and SD/MMC flash memory cards, providing consumers with a full range of storage options. Video and media files can be transferred easily via the USB 2.0 at 480 Mbps or IEEE1394/FireWire ports. The DuoCam also features a Vision LCD Monitor for optimal viewing in outdoor and bright light, a Power Night Capture and a pop-up flash. The digital camera's 3x optical /6x digital zoom produces high-quality still image prints up to 2592 x 1944 in resolution.

Audio Input



Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Camera Flash

Type:Pop-up flash

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:Memory Stick

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.4cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Flash Memory

Form Factor:Memory Stick
Storage Capacity:16MB


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Samsung DuoCam

Lens System

Optical Zoom:10
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Resolution:4.1Megapixel

Optical System

Image Stabilizer:Electronic

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Analog Video Format:NTSC
Digital Video Format:MPEG-4
Digital Zoom:900
Media Type:Mini DV
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode / Frame movie mode
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder / digital camera combo


Viewfinder Color Support:Color
Viewfinder Type:Electronic