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Samsung SC-D80 DV Camcorder

alaTest has collected and analyzed 38 reviews of Samsung SC-D80 DV Camcorder. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the durability and usability. The image quality and portability also get good views. The viewfinder and design get critical views. There are some mixed reviews about the reliability.

price, portability, image quality, usability, durability

design, viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Samsung SC-D80 DV Camcorder is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 68/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 26 user reviews of Samsung SC-D80 DV Camcorder from The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on People are impressed by the usability and durability. The image quality and portability also get good comments. There are some mixed reviews about the reliability, and there are some critical views about the design.

price, portability, image quality, durability, usability


69% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Samsung SCD80 MiniDV Compact Digital Camcorder with 2.5" LCD Display

Jul, 2015

Consumer review by: (

Very good miniDV


Wonderful outdoor picture quality. It has good selection of manual function. The battery life is very good

The only thing i would pick of this miniDV is indoor picture quality. It is only a okay, because the picture is grainy. You definitely need a powerful video light and i don't mean a 3watt. A good 50watt would do

Feb, 2005

Consumer review by: (

Great Camera,, exellent value


i love this camera, the price is unbeatable, shoots great in complete darkness, indoor and outdoor, but i dont get cnet!! they rated this camera 8.7, i buy it and now i see it as a 6.8,

Jun, 2003

Consumer review by: (

Happy with my impulse buy


I found this camcorder on sale at Radio Shack for under $400, and bought it on the spot, even though that wasn't what I was shopping for. The first thing I did was tape a high school awards ceremony, and even sitting near the back of the auditorium, I...

Jun, 2003

Consumer review by: (

Only for $330 or less


When I first took this camcorder out of the box I thought I had purchased a childs toy. Now, having said that, this is the little camcorder that could do most of what a Sony product at twice the price can do. That is not to mean this camcorder can...

Apr, 2003

Consumer review by: (

It does have Audio Dub


To answer the question of a prior poster, this camera does have Audio Dub according to a web site I read, as well as some other nifty manual featuers. Sounds like a great camera.

Apr, 2003

Consumer review by: (

All around good for the price


The photo mode sucks, you press the photo button and it records an awful still image onto the tape for 7 seconds while still recording audio. 1/6" sensor not 1/3" like cnet says. If you place the camera on a tripod you cannot open the tape door without...

Feb, 2003

Consumer review by: (

Best CAMcorder ever!!!!!!!!


This is the best camcorder ever with the picture and sound quality is excellent

Feb, 2003

Consumer review by: (

Easy to use and good quality


By far not the most expensive and maybe not all the features a pro needs -- but everything this home needs. I was concerned about the firewire connection but moviemaker recognized it instantly and makes conversion to e-file a snap.

Feb, 2003

Consumer review by: (

Light weight and easy to use


This was our very first cam corder ever purchased and I LOVE it. The night shot works excelent and the zoom is great. It doesn't come with the download program or firewire card/cable. that is the only thing i didn't kike about it. But for a digital...

Dec, 2002

Consumer review by: bigfrank21 (

it can handle the extremes


yeah, i researched a lot of digital camcorders looking basically for the cheapest one possible. This model and a few others popped up. I compared the features, saw that the other models didn't have some of the features that this one did, and I ended up...

Bang for the Buck. Ease of Use. Battery Life.

Picture Quality. Slow reaction to commands.

May, 2003

Product Specifications

Samsung's compact, user-friendly digital camcorders offer an array of advanced video and audio features. Compact in size and easy to operate Samsung camcorders provide a top quality video image that is virtually unaffected by hand movements during recording. For quality, performance and reliability Samsung camcorders have no peers.

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


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 Zoom:400
Media Type:Mini DV
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Special Effects:Art / Black & White / Cinema / Emboss / Make-up / Mirror / Mosaic / Negative / Sepia


Viewfinder Color Support:Black & white
Viewfinder Type:LCD