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Samsung DuoCam SC-D6550

alaTest has collected and analyzed 69 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the size and design. The value for money and usability are also appreciated, whereas many are less positive about the color. There are some mixed views about the memory.

portability, usability, value for money, design, size

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Samsung DuoCam SC-D6550 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 75/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Samsung DuoCam SC-D6550

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 38 user reviews of Samsung DuoCam SC-D6550 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com.

portability, design, value for money, usability, size

39% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung SCD6550 DuoCam MiniDV Camcorder w/10x Optical Zoom & 5MP Digital CameraSamsung SCD6550 DuoCam MiniDV Camcorder w/10x Optical Zoom & 5MP Digital Camera

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Samsung DuoCam SC-D6550

 

Review: With a few rare exceptions, camcorders are, at best, mediocre still cameras, while still cameras are very limited camcorder replacements. To get top-quality still and video images, your choices are either to make quality compromises or to carry...

Decent video performance; relatively lightweight and compact

Noisy video; weak flash; poorly integrated design; slow still-camera performance; lacks the infrared Night mode of its predecessor

It's a better still camera than most camcorders, but the SC-D6550 nonetheless forces compromises compared to individual products.

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Samsung SC-D6550 Camcorder Review

 

If anything about the SC-D6550 Duocam seemed like a good idea, I'd be the first to admit it. I want to like this camera. The idea is just too absurd not to raise your curiosity. A camcorder with two lenses! It must do something extraordinary. In truth,...

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Samsung SC-D6550 Mini DV Camcorder

 

The Samsung Duo Cam SC-D6550 is certainly a one of a kind camera that unites a still camera and a mini DV video camcorder. This dynamic duo will surely please amateur shooters looking to have the benefits of both worlds in one complete system

5.25 Mega Pixel Still Imager USB 2.0 and FireWire Still Flash

No Manual White Balance Video image tends to warm Bottom Loading Tape Transport and Media Card Slot

There's nothing like having two tools in one and this camcorder will surely please amateur shooters who need a unique solution that won't break the bank. While there are slightly better performing video camcorders out there for relatively the same...

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Samsung Duo Cam SC-D6550

 

The Samsung Duo Cam is one of those fantastic 2-in-1 deals that offer the best of both worlds in one package. This combo device offers a 900x variable digital zoom miniDV camcorder plus a 3x optical zoom digital camera supporting a 5.25 megapixel CCD...

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"Ugliest camera-corder ever."

 

First things first, I don't own one of these. No matter, I feel qualified enough to tell anyone that if they pay money for this mutant gadget, they obviously don't understand the value of money. Seriously, If someone offered to sell you one of these...

it will most likely power on

ugliest thing sing rosie o'donell

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Ugliest camera-corder ever.

 

First things first, I don't own one of these. No matter, I feel qualified enough to tell anyone that if they pay money for this mutant gadget, they obviously don't understand the value of money. Seriously, If someone offered to sell you one of these...

it will most likely power on

ugliest thing sing rosie o'donell

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my opinion with the product

 

the size is nice and easy to use

the controls are not so easy to use

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Feature Rich

 

Okay, so I'm late to the whole digital camera / camcorder thing and this is the first one I've owned, but this thing has it all. Even on low quality settings the digital stills look fantastic. I'm definitely NOT a pro so I don't know enough to debate...

This has all the features I was looking for in both a Digital Camera and a Mini DV Camcorder

There is a learning curve and a thick Operator's Manual you'll need to keep handy

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"Feature Rich"

 

Okay, so I'm late to the whole digital camera / camcorder thing and this is the first one I've owned, but this thing has it all. Even on low quality settings the digital stills look fantastic. I'm definitely NOT a pro so I don't know enough to debate...

This has all the features I was looking for in both a Digital Camera and a Mini DV Camcorder

There is a learning curve and a thick Operator's Manual you'll need to keep handy.

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BAD!!BAD!!BAD!!

 

Bought it 4 months ago, used it only for one ocassion then video on record mode did not work(LCD and viewfinder) when I needed it most - my son's graduation. Researched the internet and found that Samsung camcorders have the same problem. check this...

none at all

video died on record mode

Product Specifications

The palm-sized SC-D6550 features Samsung's groundbreaking dual-lens system, which can switch modes effortlessly to produce sharp-as-life digital video or high-resolution still images. Samsung's DuoCam successfully merges both still and video functions to offer consumers a complete digital imaging package. The latest DuoCam SC-D6550 upholds a tradition of video excellence with a 680K CCD lens and 10x Optical Zoom/ 900x Digital Zoom that delivers hi-res video images with vibrant color resolution and detail. For still photography, the five Mega Pixel CCD still lens delivers 2592 x 1944 pixel image resolution, enabling consumers to create large size prints with maximum picture sharpness and color accuracy. In fact, the 3rd generation DuoCam represents a 40% reduction in size from its predecessor. Designed with an ergonomic hand-grip, the SC-D6550 is the ultimate in portable imaging versatility and convenience. In addition to producing top-notch video and stills, the DuoCam is packed with all the features consumers expect from a digital camera. The Instant ON feature means the camera is ready to go less than a second after the power button is pressed, while a new battery indicator displays the actual playing time and recording time left. Images and video can be played back on the built-in color LCD screen, and a playback zoom feature allows viewers to focus on a small section of an image. A host of options ensures the highest quality image capture and display. Slow Shutter and Nite Pix options allow users to compensate for poor lighting conditions. Digital Image Stabilizer and a built-in flash keep stills and video bright and sharp. Program AE (auto-exposure) modes provide built-in recording optimization, automatically selecting the best combination of aperture and shutter speed for superior results. The DuoCam also offers top-of-the-line digital device compatibility. The built-in Multi-Card Slot allows consumers to store and transfer their files using Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro, Secure Digital Cards or Multi-Media Cards. The high-performance PC interface surpasses traditional camcorders with USB 2.0 compatibility that provides quick, smooth data transfers to PC hard drives. And Samsung's PictBridge printing protocol allows users to connect the camera directly to a compatible printer via a standard USB cable.

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:Memory Stick / Memory Stick PRO / MultiMediaCard / SD Memory Card

Display (Projector)

Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Header

Manufacturer:Samsung
Model:SC-D6550
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Samsung DuoCam

Lens System

Optical Zoom:10
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Type:CCD

Optical System

Image Stabilizer:Electronic

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

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