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Samsung SC-D590

Samsung SC-D590
alaScore 75

14 reviews

Feb, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 reviews of Samsung SC-D590. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews.

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 75/100 = Good quality.

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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

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

Feb, 2018

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: commerce101 (

Samsung SCD-590- most bang for the buck!


I started shopping for a camcorder a month before our baby was due- a common scenario. I wanted a small "gee whiz" unit for portability and style. I have a Sony DSC50 digicam and really like it, and also use a Sony Clie PDA- so a memory stick unit...

Size, picture quality, price

small buttons

Apr, 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