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Samsung SC-DC164

alaTest has collected and analyzed 65 reviews of Samsung SC-DC164. The average rating for this product is 2.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People really like the design and portability. The zoom and price also get good feedback. There are some less positive opinions about the viewfinder and battery, and opinions about the color and reliability are mixed.

usability, price, zoom, portability, design

image quality, battery, viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Samsung SC-DC164 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 73/100 = Good quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 65 reviews)

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Samsung SC-DC164

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 34 user reviews of Samsung SC-DC164 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the design and zoom. The portability and price also get good comments. There are some mixed comments about the image quality. The color and viewfinder get less positive comments.

usability, price, portability, zoom, design

battery, reliability, viewfinder, color

50% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Samsung DC164 DVD Camcorder with 33x Optical Zoom

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: Easy Camcorder (easycamcorders.com)

Expert Review

 

Quick Camcorder Review: Samsung SC-DC164

Good manual control feature set, - Strong specs on paper, - Can be found for much less than MSRP on the street, - Mic input and lots of jacks

Lackluster video and still photo performance, - Awkward handling and a poorly designed joystick, - Overall, poorly implemented controls despite good specs on paper

Dec, 2006

Expert review by: David Kender (camcorderinfo.com)

Samsung SC-DC164 Camcorder Review

 

The SC-DC164 ($449 MSRP) is Samsung's entry-level DVD camcorder, and it looks every bit the part. This is a bottom-end model from a fifth-tier camcorder company (though pecking orders do change). DVD camcorders are a rapidly expanding market, and the...

Aug, 2006
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Expert review by: Tweak News (tweaknews)

Expert Review

 

Now to cut through the crap and get down to the nitty-gritty, would I recommend this DVD camcorder to the everyday consumer? The answer is yes if you are not planning on recording in low light conditions or require decent battery life. Every other...

Sep, 2006

Expert review by: David Kender (reviewed.com)

Samsung SC-DC164

 

At 3000 lux, the DC164's most noticeable feature is its lack of apparent sharpness. The picture looks fuzzy and just makes a mess of the fine detail that most camcorders are able to obtain. Color performance is surprisingly decent, which is likely a...

Aug, 2006

Consumer review by: jubjub (shopzilla.com)

Not worth the money

 

Small and compact. Uses 51/2 in mini DVDs

Battery life SUCKED only lasted 15-20 min.

Dec, 2006

Consumer review by: Lauren678 (shopping.com)

More hassel than its worth... Samsung Reps are no help either

 

I bought this camcorder before my son was born. We read the entire manual and took video using it over the first few days after he was born. When it came time to finalize the disc we couldn't. We got many error messages and contacted Samsung support...

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Bad in Low Light, Lacks features, Overpriced

Mar, 2010

Consumer review by: yosep (ciao.com)

Samsung SC-DC164

 

Results in this category. But Samsung proved to be the worst of the group, not even able to agree on certain points. Color problem again, too. ... Read review

Good design

There is no loss

Dec, 2008

Consumer review by: pavan (ciao.com)

SamSuNg SC- DC164

 

Samsung SC-DC164 works with DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+RW and DVD+R single layer formats. It also works with dual-layer +R discs Features: **1/6 inch 680k 1.1 Megapixel CCD **2.7-inch widescreen LCD (260K pixel) **33x Optical / 1200x Digital Zoom **4-in-1...

33x Optical zoom

many

Nov, 2008

Consumer review by: hodgeama (epinions.com)

Please don't buy this Camcorder!!!!!

 

I don't think I have ever been more disappointed in a product in my entire life. The Samsung SC-DC64 camera was originally purchased in October 2006, a month before my first son was born. This was a present from "Grandma to be" that lives far away. ...

Less expensive than SONY modelNice look, large display screen

Poor Battery LifeDisk Finalization problemsPoor Customer Service from Samsung

Nov, 2007

Consumer review by: hodgeama (shopping.com)

Please don't buy this Camcorder!!!!!

 

I don't think I have ever been more disappointed in a product in my entire life.

Less expensive than SONY model Nice look, large display screen

Poor Battery Life Disk Finalization problems Poor Customer Service from Samsung

Nov, 2007
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Product Specifications

Enjoy the industry's latest digital camcorder technology. The SC-DC164 DVD Camcorder offers the world's strongest zoom - 33x optical/1200x digital - with images clearly displayed on the 2.7" LCD. Turn it on and start shooting in less than 10 seconds. The dual-layer DVD feature doubles the amount of recording time, while a 4-in-1 multi memory card slot lets you store MPEG4 videos and stills. There's even a handy remote control so you can set up the shots - and then get into the action yourself!

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific

Camcorder Features

Widescreen Video Capture: Yes

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:Memory Stick / Memory Stick PRO / MultiMediaCard / SD Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:4.8in
Height:3.4in
Weight:15.2oz
Width:33.9in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.7in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.9cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Header

Manufacturer:Samsung
Model:SC-DC164
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Samsung

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.6
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Sensor Resolution:680Kpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/4.5"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):5.6 mm ( 1/4.5 ) / 5.6 mm ( 1/4.5" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD

Optical System

Image Stabilizer:Electronic

Video Input

Digital Video Format:MPEG-4
Media Type:DVD-R (8cm) / DVD-RW (8 cm) / DVD+RW (8cm)
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Color Support:Color
Viewfinder Type:LCD
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