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Samsung SC-D590

alaTest has collected and analyzed 34 reviews of Samsung SC-D590. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People are impressed by the memory and size. The usability and portability are also mentioned favorably, whereas the color and reliability get negative comments.

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image quality, durability, battery, reliability, color

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Samsung SC-D590 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 70/100 = Good quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 34 reviews)

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 user reviews of Samsung SC-D590 from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Reviewers are impressed by the price. The portability is also appreciated, whereas there are some less positive views about the color and reliability.

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image quality, durability, reliability, color

82% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Samsung SCD590 MiniDV Upright Digital Camcorder with 2.5" LCD Display, 12X Optical & 8MB Memory Stick

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: Patrick Lang (

Samsung SCD590


Well-constructed menus, Microphone and headphone jacks, Nite Pix Mode

Bulky hand grip, Low light video quality

Mar, 2003

Expert review by: (

Samsung SCD590


Samsung SCD590 MiniDV Upright Digital Camcorder with 2.5" LCD Display, 12X Optical & 8MB Memory Stick.

The uniquely designed Samsung SCD590 sits snugly in your hand for great convenience and comfort while shooting. Among its many features are a large 2.5-inch LCD screen that can be viewed in both dark and bright environments, a shoe for external...


Consumer review by: (

Good overall with a few quirks


Small size, well designed removable grip for your hand. Price is very reasonable now. LCD can be rotated 180 and then closed for easy viewing

Motor noise is high, have to hook up USB cable to export images from mem card and a firewire cable to do video export. Standard battery only lasts 15-20 mins max

Jun, 2004

Consumer review by: (

I just thought this was the best camera in the world.


don't know yet. looked good to me at the mall

don't know either. it looked fine to me. Only one thing: is it durable

Jun, 2004

Consumer review by: (

Nice miniDV for less $$$


Many features(still learning), small size, memory stick. I purchased this camera Apr 2003 while at Disney World. At the time, this was the hottest camera on the market based on its features and size. The cannon was #1 then a sharp and this samsung. I

digi video is similar to that of the sony my brother had, digi pics are not that great(better pics with more light) but none of the mini DV cams do anyway. Battery life is not long enough for me with the standard battery

May, 2004

Consumer review by: (

Bargain priced now


Just got this from Amazon (Almost half priced compared with similar featured Sony model). Overall, it works fine. Firewire connection is a must for video editing (Provided USB 1.1 doen't have a bandwidth for proper transfer. Still good with photo files)

Jun, 2003

Consumer review by: (

Nice Features- noisy motor


Got this camera at christmas. I found the features to be very good. It is a compact camera that fits in the palm of your hand. On the downside, the whirring of the motor is very audible on the tape when replayed. I also wish the digital camera had at...

Apr, 2003

Consumer review by: (

Neat features, bad quality control


The features arew very good, but the image quality is not very good. Dim light shooting is not the best for this camcorder, unless you want to use night pix (greenish infrared light) The quality control is BAAAD, there were many things wrong with my...

Mar, 2003

Consumer review by: (

Great deal for the money


I can't seem to see what the bad reviews are about. For the money, this camcorder is a steal.. The features and picture quality are as good or better than other camcorders that cost hundreds more.. I'm very happy with my purchase..

Feb, 2003

Consumer review by: (

Oh, Yeeeeees!


Hey guys, this DV camcoder rocks. I got it from J&D for $599 no tax no shipping. It's not just about bargain I got but also the quality of the product. Bottom line is, it is highly underpriced!.

Feb, 2003

Product Specifications

Samsung's range of advanced digital camcorders makes near-broadcast quality footage attainable for the whole family; while for advanced users there's the additional possibility of connection to a PC for professional style editing. Samsung's digital camcorders are more compact than analogue models and thus are a great companion for taking on holiday or on day trips. Features include electronic image stabilization, 400: 1 variable speed digital power zoom, nite pix, 9 digital special effects, tape speed, built-in digital still camera, 8 step manual shutter, 210k pixel trans-reflective optimum vision LCD, EZ dial navigator, smart shoe for external accessories, and external microphone.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode: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

Flash Memory

Form Factor:Memory Stick
Storage Capacity:8MB


Country Kits:United States
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Samsung SCD

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.4-1.8
Max Focal Length:27mm
Min Focal Length:2.7mm
Optical Zoom:10
Type:Zoom lens


Color:Metallic silver

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

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Scene Transition:Black fader
Digital Video Format:AVI
Digital Zoom:400
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