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Samsung DuoCam SC-D6040

alaTest has collected and analyzed 34 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the portability and memory. The image quality and design also get good feedback. There are some mixed comments about the reliability, and many are less positive about the connectivity and color.

usability, design, image quality, memory, portability

battery, features, color, 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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Amazon.com review summary for Samsung DuoCam SC-D6040

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 user reviews of Samsung DuoCam SC-D6040 from Amazon.com. 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 Amazon.com.

usability, memory, image quality, size, design

value for money, features

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com 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

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Samsung SC-D6040 DuoCam

 

The Samsung SC-D6040 DuoCam is a true hybrid video camcorder and digital still camera packaged in one body. It has two completely separate imagers, electronics and zoom lenses. Most of the other 'hybrid' cameras use a common imager and lens and don't real

Bottom line - the Samsung SC-D6040 DuoCam is a good hybrid MiniDV Camcorder / 4-megapixel digicam that produces high-quality MiniDV movies and good quality still images that can be printed up to 8x10" size. We aren't a camcorder review site but I have had

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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

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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.

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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

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Samsung DuoCam SC-D6040

 

Review: The all-in-one still/video camera has remained the Holy Grail of photography. Most camcorders shoot mediocre photos, while many digital still cameras can capture only short, grainy videos. Unlike the first-generation DuoCam, the SC-D6040 crams...

Decent, relatively high-resolution stills; solid low-light video quality and performance

Weak flash; subpar still-camera performance; kludgy design

Though it takes better still photos than a typical camcorder, it does make some performance compromises.

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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....

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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.

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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...

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Run away from this camera...fast!

 

90 day warranty. 6 months the still pic broke down, and 4 weeks later the video broke down. $700 video camera, out of warranty, and a $400 repair estimate. I should have checked this camera on CNET for rating first (5.5 out of 10) I would have bought a...

Dedicated still shot 4 Mega Pixel

Reminds me of the generic VCR/DVD combo players

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Great for someone new to digital photography

 

For the new digital photographer, this camera is everything in one package. No need to carry a still camera and a video camera. The video is decent and the still pics are clear enough for my canon pixma to print with great clarity. Bsic functions in XP...

2 cameras in one

experienced digital photofolks may want more features

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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

Type:Microphone

Battery

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

Depth:5.4in
Height:3.5in
Weight:1.1lbs
Width:2.5in

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

Header

Manufacturer:Samsung
Model:SC-D6040
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

Viewfinder Color Support:Color
Viewfinder Type:Electronic
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