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Samsung SC-D382

alaTest has collected and analyzed 52 reviews of Samsung SC-D382. The average rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the zoom and portability. The image quality and price also get good views, but comments are divided on the durability. The memory and reliability get less positive views.

usability, price, image quality, portability, zoom

design, reliability, memory

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Samsung SC-D382 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 75/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Samsung SC-D382

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 33 user reviews of Samsung SC-D382 from Amazon.com. 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 Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the size and image quality. The portability and price are also mentioned favorably, but reviews are divided on the durability. Many are critical about the design and reliability.

usability, price, portability, image quality, size

reliability, design

70% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung SC-D382 MiniDV CamcorderSamsung SC-D382 MiniDV CamcorderSamsung SCD382 MiniDV Digital Camcorder w/ 34x Optical Zoom

Sep, 2015

Consumer review by: X (newegg.com)

Great value for price

 

Does anyone buy a camcorder for the fire wire port??? The mini dvd format is amazingly convenient and you can simply take the dvd out and pop it in your dvd player once you finish recording. Oh it also has a built in USB port sooooooo what do you need...

Compact design and features of most other cameras in the $250 range. Has a nice feel to it and will not flop over in your hand like other camcorders tend to

Built in light only works in 4:3 mode. 16:9 mode only compatible with mini dvd media. Battery will discharge even when powered off requiring you to take the battery out and potentially lose it

Aug, 2009

Consumer review by: jberkhimer (newegg.com)

defective product

 

it would have been nice to use the firewire port to get the videos off the camcorder under moviemaker as well as other programs but alass the firewire port is eather disabled or dead. CALLED tech-support they told me to buy another firewire cable so i...

nice CHEAP camcorder great for filming events that happen if you can get them off the camera ; (see cons and other thoughts)

no usb on my model ; no sd card slot ; firewire port not working

Aug, 2009
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Consumer review by: teddyspop (dell.com)

poor info

 

I am sending it back to dell after one day as it is the poorest product I have ever b ought from dell and because it is not a true dell product but samsung dell will give no assistance on it.

there are absolutely no pros for this "digital" camcorder

Not user friendly. All controls are so small that they are hard to use and are too close togeather. going thru menu on screen is very dificulot. Not a true digital as it takes a mini tape to record. Have the material is missing such as the cd eith all...

Mar, 2009

Consumer review by: yhczlzc (ciao.com)

Samsung SC-D382

 

I've only had it for severy days, but in this time I've connected via Firewire to my PC with an old Firewire IEEE 1394 card that had been collecting dust for almost a decade. Purchased a Firewire cable from Radio Shack, and have had a flawless...

good

none

May, 2009

Consumer review by: adjie_streetballers (ciao.com)

Samsung SC-D382

 

The Samsung SC-D382 Description Capture your most treasured memories on miniDV. You'll enjoy easy, convenient playback. Key Features & Benefits: # 680K pixel video CCD Delivers high-resolution video images with superior color resolution and detail #...

excellent

none

Mar, 2009

Consumer review by: huhunbhgr54 (ciao.com)

Samsung SC-D382

 

Product Info Weight: 12 oz. Also known as: Samsung, Samsung SC-D382 Manufacturer Part No.: SC-D382 Dimension: 3.7 in. x 2.4 in. x 4.4 in.(HxWxD) UPC: 036725302082 ... Read review

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Feb, 2009

Consumer review by: runtsmom (ciao.com)

Quick review of Samsung SC-D382

 

It works great. It was a replacement for one that quit working while we were on vacation. I got it in China but the instructions only came in Chinese.

Jan, 2009

Consumer review by: moorica (ciao.com)

Samsung SC-D382

 

Samsung SC-D382 is a MiniDV-based, just bought this camera and it works on my MacBook. You need a firewire cable to import your movie and everything is fine ultra-compact camcorder.Compared to other ultra-compact camcorders.It fits in the palm of your...

superior color resolution and true-to-life detail

no Disadvantages

Dec, 2008

Consumer review by: endrico (ciao.com)

Samsung SC-D382

 

Better than conventional camcorders, the SAMSUNG SC-D382 has digital quality, which offers superior color and amazing details. Some of the things I can do with this camera and Kino: 1. capture video to DV on the computer via firewire at ~3MB/sec, good...

Get bright, bold images in high resolution

All good

Dec, 2008

Consumer review by: amrizal (ciao.com)

Samsung SC-D382

 

I purchased this for about 179 dollars from Sams Club, and have had nothing but fun with it ever since. I've only had it for five days, but in this time I've connected via Firewire to my PC with an old Firewire IEEE 1394 card that had been collecting...

the video playback is shown on the DV Camera's LCD screen

video output of the camera when you plug it into the TV was greenish

Dec, 2008
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Product Specifications

Put easy-to-shoot videos in the palm of your hand. A compact, handheld design makes it simple to point and shoot. Capture all your adventures right onto MiniDV - up to 60 minutes of storage. Grab great shots even at a distance with a 34X zoom lens. 680K pixel CCD delivers bright, bold images. The digital image stabilizer ensures a clear and focused picture. And 80 minutes of battery life ensures you'll never miss the shot.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific

Camcorder Features

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

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:4.4in
Height:3.7in
Weight:12oz
Width:2.4in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.7in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.9cm
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-D382
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Samsung

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.6/F/1.6-4.3
Max Focal Length:78.2mm
Min Focal Length:2.3mm
Optical Zoom:34
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

Video Input

Analog Video Format:NTSC
Digital Scene Transition:Black fader
Digital Zoom:1200
Media Type:Mini DV
Special Effects:Art / Black & White / Emboss / Mirror / Mosaic / Negative / Pastel / Sepia
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type: None
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