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Samsung SC-D303

alaTest has collected and analyzed 155 reviews of Samsung SC-D303. The average rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Views about the size and image quality are on the whole positive. The price and portability are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the connectivity and durability, while there are mixed views on the design and battery.

usability, portability, price, image quality, size

reliability, durability, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Samsung SC-D303 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 72/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 96 user reviews of Samsung SC-D303 from The average user rating for this product is 2.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Comments about the size and image quality are overall positive. The usability and price also get good reviews, but many are less positive about the connectivity and durability.

portability, price, usability, image quality, size

reliability, design, durability, connectivity

49% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung SC-DX103 DVD CamcorderSamsung SCD303 Compact MiniDV Digital CamcorderSamsung SC-DX103 DVD Camcorder

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: James Murray (

Samsung SCD303 Camcorder Review - Samsung MiniDV Camcorders


Although the Samsung SCD303 is primarily intended for the point-and-shoot enthusiast, it also has the potential to please those seeking manual control at a reasonable price. The Samsung comes equipped with a 20X optical zoom and a 2.5-inch color LCD...

Aug, 2004

Expert review by: (

Samsung SCD303


Samsung SCD303 is a compact Mini DV Digital Camcorder.

The next generation of Samsung digital video has arrived with the SCD 303. This Samsung SCD303 MiniDV camcorder has all the right features that will please the avid camcorder fan, and is simple enough for the novice. Its sleek and ultra-compact design...


Consumer review by: brucesmiths (

a bout the Samsung SC-D303 Camcorder

May, 2005

Consumer review by: Tabby0010 (

Not that great! ”


This camera has great sound and picture quality but it seems like I spend more time trying to fix it than acutally using it. I always start recording and then it shows an error or I get done recording and then I can't watch it. I am not sure if it is...

Oct, 2010

Consumer review by: robyn007 (

Keep up the good works ”


Keep Up THE Good Work

Jun, 2010

Consumer review by: cmartin69 (

Do Not Waste Your Money!!!


This camcorder was recommended to me by a Best Buy employee. I thought it looked great and loved the fact that it used a dvd and memory card. I have had the camcorder for over a year now and have regretted making the purchase since I first used it. The...

Compact, Lightweight

Bad Picture Quality, Short Battery Life, Poor Sound

Feb, 2010

Consumer review by: Lateflite (

Samsung Camcorder good and cheap ”


I bought my Samsung SC-DX103 DVD Camcorder about a year ago for a trip to Russia.  I had never had a camcorder before and was used to taking still photographs with a variety of digital cameras that I have owned over the years.  Although I consider...

Nov, 2009

Consumer review by: ladym33 (

Samsung SC-DX 103 680 Pixel DVD Camcorder ”


We have had several DVD camcorders over the years and they just really don't seem to last no matter how much we spend so we have decided that we are only going to get in-expensive ones from now on. 

Jul, 2009

Consumer review by: mburrill (

do not buy - no response from SAMSUNG


A DISASTER - It freezes - unable to retrieve priceless memories and support folks are clueless - there are many disatisfied consumers on the web! -


do not buy

Jun, 2009

Consumer review by: arieloveshad (

Do Not Buy


I purchased this camcorder from Best Buy. A week after I bought it, I started to have a lot of problems with it. It would cut off and freeze at random times. It also started to take forever to start up, about ten or so minutes. The price was appealing;...

Lightweight, YouTube compatible

battery life is too short,  freezes frequently

May, 2009

Product Specifications

Record quality videos with the new SC-D303 with its color viewfinder, and 900X Digital Zoom lens. By incorporating the IEEE 1394 high speed data transport port, both moving and still images can be transferred to a PC, making it possible to produce or edit various images. You can transfer images to a PC using the USB interface without an add-on card. The PHOTO function lets you capture an object as a still along with sound, while in Camera mode (DV only). 900x Digital zoom allows you to magnify an image up to 900 times its original size. A high-resolution color TFT LCD gives you clean, sharp images as well as the ability to review your recordings immediately. The DIS (Digital Image Stabilizer) compensates for any handshake, reducing unstable images particularly at high magnification. The DSE (Digital Special Effects) allows you to give your films a special look by adding various special effects. The BLC (Back Light Compensation) function compensates for the bright background behind a subject you're recording. The Program AE enables you to alter the shutter speed and aperture to suit the type of scene/action to be filmed. The NITE PIX function enables you to record a subject in a dark place. Using Memory Card, you can easily record and playback standard still images. You can transfer standard still images on the Memory Card to your PC using the USB interface. MPEG recording makes it possible to record video onto a Memory Card.

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

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.6
Optical Zoom:20
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

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Analog Video Format:NTSC
Digital Scene Transition:Black fader
Digital Video Format:MPEG-4
Digital Zoom:900
Media Type:Mini DV
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode / Frame movie mode
Special Effects:Art / Black & White / Cinema / Emboss / Make-up / Mirror / Mosaic / Negative / Sepia
Still Image Format:JPEG


Viewfinder Color Support:Color
Viewfinder Type:LCD