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Samsung SC-D372

alaTest has collected and analyzed 128 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the battery and image quality are generally positive. The portability and usability also get good opinions. There are some mixed views about the resolution, while the reliability and features get critical comments.

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

memory, features, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Samsung SC-D372 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 75/100 = Good quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 128 reviews)

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Samsung SC-D372

 

It's easy to assume that all budget camcorders look alike. They're all small, inexpensive miniDV devices with 25x to 35x zoom lenses, sub-megapixel sensors, and very few bells and whistles. Because of this, you might be tempted to assume that they're...

This camcorder is very simple to shoot with in auto mode.

Poor video quality; minimalist buttons make menu navigation a pain.

Poor button layout and terrible movies make the Samsung SC-D372 camcorder a definite "pass."

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"Buy Used as an Inexpensive Option for Digital Movies"

 

If you're shopping I suggest stepping up to a model that doesn't use tapes - unless, of course, you can buy one used at the nearly disposable price of $65.

Bought the Samsung SC-D372 DigitalCam off Craigslist for $65. Very easy to use - just drop in the tape and push the button to record. Not high end but it's an inexpensive option for digital movies.

With regard to reliability, I dropped it off the counter onto a tile floor two weeks after purchasing and it no longer works. Not sure if any camera would survive this fall. I had a Canon that played Mini DV tapes and it also stopped working. In genera

Consumer review by:

Buy Used as an Inexpensive Option for Digital Movies

 

If you're shopping I suggest stepping up to a model that doesn't use tapes - unless, of course, you can buy one used at the nearly disposable price of $65.

Bought the Samsung SC-D372 DigitalCam off Craigslist for $65. Very easy to use - just drop in the tape and push the button to record. Not high end but it's an inexpensive option for digital movies

With regard to reliability, I dropped it off the counter onto a tile floor two weeks after purchasing and it no longer works. Not sure if any camera would survive this fall. I had a Canon that played Mini DV tapes and it also stopped working. In genera

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Quit working within 6 months

 

Don't buy.

I bought this for the size and price

Playback stopped working after just a few uses. Having a horrible time getting help with service

Consumer review by:

"Quit working within 6 months"

 

Don't buy.

I bought this for the size and price

Playback stopped working after just a few uses. Having a horrible time getting help with service.

Consumer review by:

EASY TO USE

 

OVERALL A VERY GOOD CAMCORDER.

SMALL MAKING EASY FOR TRANSPORT. PICTURE IS VERY GOOD SINCE THIS IS MY FIRST CAMCORDER IN 15 YEARS!! BUTTON USE IS EASY

USES DV TAPES INSTEAD OF A HARD DRIVE....YET I KNEW THIS WHEN I BOUGHT IT

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"EASY TO USE"

 

OVERALL A VERY GOOD CAMCORDER.

SMALL MAKING EASY FOR TRANSPORT. PICTURE IS VERY GOOD SINCE THIS IS MY FIRST CAMCORDER IN 15 YEARS!! BUTTON USE IS EASY.

USES DV TAPES INSTEAD OF A HARD DRIVE....YET I KNEW THIS WHEN I BOUGHT IT.

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Worst Camcorder Ever!!!!

 

This is the worst camcorder ever! My Camera phone took better quality video!But the thing that bugged me the most was the tape mechanism noise when you played back your recording. It was so loud that it sometimes covered up the people talking! And of...

Low Priced, Good Zoom

Low Battery life, horrible video quality, even more bad still images, button layout awkward, Small LCD screen, bad sound quality, mic picks up tape mechanism very loudly

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"Worst Camcorder Ever!!!!"

 

This is the worst camcorder ever! My Camera phone took better quality video!But the thing that bugged me the most was the tape mechanism noise when you played back your recording. It was so loud that it sometimes covered up the people talking! And of...

Low Priced, Good Zoom

Low Battery life, horrible video quality, even more bad still images, button layout awkward, Small LCD screen, bad sound quality, mic picks up tape mechanism very loudly

Consumer review by:

"The Pros are Wrong"

 

I purchased this camera for $160 at Circuit City and I must say that I have been extremely pleased with the quality of both the picture and the sound. While the colors are slightly dull, there is no problem with the focus or stability of the picture....

Price, Microphone quality, Light weight, Light (for recording when dark), Zoom, Simplicity

Lack of a mini USB terminal, Lack of a Memory Card slot

Product Specifications

Samsung exemplifies technological determination and progressive ideals. From technology to business to the philanthropy, Samsung has become a world leader for which the possibilities are truly endless. PRODUCT FEATURES: Still image recording on a tape; 1200x digital zoom; Audio enhancement; Digital Image Stabilizer (DIS); High-power zoom lens.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes
Widescreen Video Capture: Yes

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:4.7in
Height:3.7in
Weight:12oz
Width:2.2in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.7in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.9cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Header

Manufacturer:Samsung
Model:SC-D372
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Samsung

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.6
Optical Zoom:34
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Sensor Resolution:680Kpix
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD

Optical System

Image Stabilizer:Electronic

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Scene Transition:Black fader
Media Type:Mini DV
Special Effects:Ball / Black & White / Emboss / Mirror / Mosaic / Pastel / Sepia
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Color Support:Color
Viewfinder Type:LCD
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