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Samsung SC-D86

alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 reviews of Samsung SC-D86. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People really like the portability. The battery is also mentioned favorably. Many are critical about the image quality and features.

price, battery, portability

features, image quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Samsung SC-D86 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 65/100 = Good quality.

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Review analysis

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Amazon.com review summary for Samsung SC-D86

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Samsung SC-D86 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Comments about the portability and price are on the whole positive, but there are some negative opinions about the features.

price, portability

features

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Samsung SCD86 MiniDV Compact Digital Camcorder with 2.5" LCD Display & 8 MB Memory Stick

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Samsung SC-D86

 

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Good Camcorder for your money

 

Good Price and battery life

Low light focus

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Great Mini DV Camera

 

bought this camera after comparing with JVC, Sony and Sanyo. Had as many if not more features for less $$$ Great movies and stills also.

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PRICE IS SWEET

 

Man! I don't have much money so i went searching for weeks for a solid MiniDv to make my films on. This one fit for me--only problem is manual focus--its hard to use. But the NitPix, Digital effects and White Balance all work pretty well. For the price...

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Excellant camera for the average user

 

Has manay features that are found in cameras twice the price

Autofocus needs some refining.

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SC-D86

 

Features battery life

buttons can be confusing

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Great deal - excellent product

 

Purchased this camcorder just before leaving on a cross-country trip. Worked great. Now hooked up with Firewire for DV and USB for DSC. Not the best DSC, but works well for quick snapshots.

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Terrible picture quality

 

Battery life

Picture quality is beyond horrid

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Samsung SC-D86

 

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
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Camera Flash

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:7in
Height:3.5in
Weight:1.3lbs
Width:2.5in

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

Header

Localization:English
Manufacturer:Samsung
Model:86
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

Miscellaneous

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
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Color Support:Black & white
Viewfinder Type:LCD
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