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Samsung SC-D23

alaTest has collected and analyzed 207 reviews of Samsung SC-D23. The average rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the memory and image quality. The portability and usability also get good reviews. There are some mixed views about the viewfinder and color, while there are some negative comments about the connectivity.

price, usability, portability, image quality, memory


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Samsung SC-D23 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 66/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 119 user reviews of Samsung SC-D23 from The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Reviewers are impressed by the memory and image quality. The portability and usability also get good reviews. Some have doubts about the connectivity. There are some mixed opinions about the color.

price, usability, portability, image quality, memory


59% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Samsung SCD23 MiniDV Camcorder with 2.5 LCD

May, 2015

Expert review by: (

Samsung SCD23


Samsung SCD23 MiniDV Camcorder with 2.5 LCD.

The Samsung SCD23 features a high-performance 1/6" 680,000 Pixel CCD to capture high-quality video and digital photos. It's also fitted with a 10X optical zoom and a 800X digital zoom lens. Digital zoom is a powerful tool, but it can lead to...

Consumer review by: Bob (

Samsung SCD23/24_Bad Camcorder_WARNING!!!


Nice design, Manual focus, professional properties

CCD is BAD! Black LCD screen wo any visual in viewfinder!

Feb, 2009

Consumer review by: (



Lightweight, easy to carry.

Need additional 1394 firewire and picures are horrible

Jul, 2007

Consumer review by: fight4christ (

Great Video quality!


This is an ectremely great camera. I have taken it on many vacations and has great durability. As for putting in on the computer with the 1394 cable works without a hitch. Awesome video quality. I would absolutely recomend this to anyone whowantsa...

DV, great for mkaing dvd's with., charges fast...the list goes on

not enough video effects, horable battery life, don't bother with the built in digital camera

Feb, 2006

Consumer review by: robtedill (

Unreliable internal parts


I would not recommend this camera. After owning this camcorder for 14 mos. and less that 5 hrs. use, the CCD element failed, rendering this camera useless. Since the factory warranty had expired 2 mos. earlier ( 1 yr. warranty), customer support would...

Good pic. quality, small, lightweight

Unreliable internal parts, short battery life, zoom control hard to reach

Aug, 2005

Consumer review by: Bob (

Samsung unresponsive to internal component failure

Aug, 2005

Consumer review by: lefty (

defect while on playback


very good video

problems with playback. broken pixels.

Aug, 2004

Consumer review by: (

Excellent Computer Video


Absolutely love this camera, it works seemlessly with my vaio laptop because with firewire the camera does all the processing for you. Video quality is awesome as long as its kept digital (firewire/computer) Audio quality is superb, the battery life is ve

um.... oh I know wish it came with a memory card, a remote, a tripod, and a firewire cable. Guess I'll spend more money to get them like Samsung planned. ;)

Apr, 2004

Consumer review by: SPED (



Easy to operate,good quality movies,

still image resolution- not good

Apr, 2004

Consumer review by: (

Images very Clear


Video images are clearer on playback than on standard VHS and 8mm

Not very good in low light situations. The standard light doesn't help much

Mar, 2004

Product Specifications

Samsung introduces the SC-D23 with its 2.5 in LCD and enhanced night recording capability. The user will be able to shoot in low light luminance with the enhanced LSS feature. PRODUCT FEATURES: Lens: Optical 10x, Digital 400x; CCD: 680K pixels; Built-in DSC (Memory-Stick Slot); Image Stabilizer: DIS; TFT LCD: 2.5in.; Color Slow Shutter; 0 Lux Night Pix, Power Nite Pix; PC Link: USB, IEEE1394 In/Out; MPEG 4 Video Clip Recording; Color OSD, Beep sound; Easy-Q, Easy-Navigator; Built In Light.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Omni-directional / Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Camera Flash

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

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

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Hi-speed shutter / Portrait mode / Sand & snow / Sports mode / Spotlight


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Samsung/Samsung SCD

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.4
Max Focal Length:27mm
Min Focal Length:2.7mm
Optical Zoom:10
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Sensor Resolution:680Kpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/6"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):4.2 mm ( 1/6 ) / 4.2 mm ( 1/6" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD

Optical System

Image Stabilizer:Electronic

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Analog Video Format:NTSC
Digital Scene Transition:Fade trigger
Digital Video Format:MPEG-4
Digital Zoom:800
Media Type:Mini DV
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Special Effects:Art / Black & White / Cinema / Emboss / Make-up / Mirror / Mosaic / Negative / Sepia
Still Image Format:JPEG


Viewfinder Color Support:Black & white
Viewfinder Type:LCD