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Samsung SC-D382

alaTest has collected and analyzed 55 reviews of Samsung SC-D382. The average rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and portability. The image quality and price also get good comments, but the memory and reliability get less positive comments.

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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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alaTest has collected and analyzed 36 user reviews of Samsung SC-D382 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 People are impressed by the size and image quality. The portability and price also get good feedback, but some have doubts about the reliability and design.

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72% of the reviews on 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

Oct, 2015

Consumer review by: X (

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 (

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

Consumer review by: teddyspop (

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 (

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...



May, 2009

Consumer review by: adjie_streetballers (

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 #...



Mar, 2009

Consumer review by: huhunbhgr54 (

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



Feb, 2009

Consumer review by: runtsmom (

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 (

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: amrizal (

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

Consumer review by: endrico (

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

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


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific

Camcorder Features

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

Dimensions & Weight


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


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


Viewfinder Type: None