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Samsung SC-D303

Samsung SC-D303
alaScore 73

139 reviews

Sep, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 139 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the image quality and value for money. The usability and zoom also get good feedback.

portability, zoom, usability, value for money, image quality

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 73/100 = Good quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 139 reviews)

2 expert reviews

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Amazon.com review summary for Samsung SC-D303

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 75 user reviews of Samsung SC-D303 from Amazon.com. 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 Amazon.com.

portability, usability, value for money, battery, image quality

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

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

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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...

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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...

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DVD-R's don't work , and customer service doesn't care

 

Samsung refuses to remedy the problem I've had, and said that DVD-R's usually dont work, even though their manual says they do. This complany doesn't stand by its product.

easy to use

Manual says DVD-Rs will work and after 2 discs completely lost, and 2 that don't finalize so are rendered unusable. Samsung refuses to remedy, and said that DVD-R's usually dont work, even though their manual says they do

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Like the camcorder--hate the camera

 

The video function is OK, and easy to operate

This digital camera takes the worst quality pictures of any camera I've owned. I re-set the thing back to factory specs, thinking maybe I'd chosen the wrong settings. It's frustrating to spend more time adjusting a camera than taking pictures

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Nice for the cost.

 

Nice camera overall but if i had a choice again this would not be the one i would get.

Video quality ; features ; flip/swivel screen ; great handle easy to hold

Max SD card 2 gig ; battery life

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Great hybrid camcorder! Great value for the price!

 

For the price point its definitely one of the better camcorders, especially with the flexibility of media.

Stores DVD resolution to either DVD+/-R and RW media, as well as SD. Battery lasts longer recording at same resolution to SD Flash (2GB 70% larger storage than the 8cm Single layer DVD media - camcorder can also use DL DVD). Built-in lens cap

No remote on this model. Stock batteries harder to get although OEMs are common

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Poor Image Quality

 

The size of this camera is convenient and the screen is great. I could hold it up over my head, with the display angled down and could see beautifully. Because of it's light weight, holding it for a while would not be a problem, although I would...

Convenient size ; Smooth Optical Zoom ; Nice Viewing Screen

Poor Image Quality ; Best Features not Available when using memory card ; Max memory card size is 2Gig ; Flukey focus

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A great buy for a great price!!!!

 

Overrall the product is the right tool for the right job.

The product is small and compact and has to methods of recording and easy to pull out at family events. Great sound quailty and easy use with any computer to print or make DVDs

The battery life tends to be to short, but the camcorder does the job it needs to. There is no light for night shooting and sometimes can go blurry, but again a great gift for a great price

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Excellent Value...

 

I was about to purchase a MiniDV unit that would have cost the same amount as this unit total. I was glad I purchased this since I can use Mini-DVDs, and SD/MMC cards. It is nice to be able to use the flash card as they are now cheap and you get better...

Great options for the money, you get two great media types to save files on, ease of use is excellent, and small and easy to carry

No software for dvd editing, etc very basic package. Video quality is decent dont expect HD quality (remember the cost), No light source for night shooting, etc

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a bout the Samsung SC-D303 Camcorder

 

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
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Camera Flash

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:4.4in
Height:3.9in
Weight:0.9lbs
Width:2.2in

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

Header

Manufacturer:Samsung
Model:SC-D303
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
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Color Support:Color
Viewfinder Type:LCD
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