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Samsung SC-DC173

Samsung SC-DC173
alaScore 76

94 reviews

Sep, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 94 reviews of Samsung SC-DC173. 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 really like the durability and image quality. The portability and price also get good feedback, but comments are divided on the battery.

usability, price, portability, image quality, durability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Samsung SC-DC173 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 76/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Samsung SC-DC173

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 63 user reviews of Samsung SC-DC173 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the design and durability. The portability and image quality are also appreciated. The reliability and battery get negative views. Comments are divided on the usability.

price, image quality, portability, durability, design

battery, reliability

75% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung SC-DC173U DVD Camcorder with 34x Optical ZoomSamsung SC-DC173U DVD Camcorder with 34x Optical Zoom

Sep, 2015

Expert review by: Michael Perlman (camcorderinfo.com)

Samsung SC-DC173 Camcorder Review

 

The SC-DC173 ($369 MSRP), an entry-level DVD camcorder, doesn't have Sony's ease of use, Canon's performance, or Panasonic's handing, but by piecing together bits from each, it ended up with a decent camcorder. Sure, we have a lot to complain about,...

The Samsung SC-DC173U (the "U" is for U.S. release) is a marginal effort, which is not surprising in entry-level camcorders. There's so much compromise at this price point that it really requires the consumer to know what they want in order to pick the...

Aug, 2007

Expert review by: David Kender (washingtonpost.com)

Samsung SC-DC173U

 

Inside the camcorder is a small 1/6-inch CCD chip with a 680,000 pixel count. This is the standard low-end chip for entry-level models, and can't be expected to perform above its means. Surprisingly, the SC-DC173 managed to produce decent color in...

Perhaps the most frustrating aspect of the Samsung SC-DC173 is the poor placement of the joystick, with which nearly all manual controls and menu functions are performed. Rather than have it face the shooter, Samsung placed it on the left side, among a...

Oct, 2007
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Expert review by: Michael Perlman (reviewed.com)

Samsung SC-DC173U

 

The SC-DC173 ($369 MSRP), an entry-level DVD camcorder, doesn't have Sony's ease of use, Canon's performance, or Panasonic's handing, but by piecing together bits from each, it ended up with a decent camcorder. Sure, we have a lot to complain about,...

Aug, 2007

Expert review by: (modsynergy.com)

Samsung SC-DC173 DVD Digital Camcorder Review

 

Samsung is a name that you have seen here at ModSynergy for a while now. We have reviewed Samsungs PC monitors and printers and have loved almost all of them. Samsung is a quality brand that I rank amongst making a purchasing decision.

Light; LCD is 2.7” and looks good; Small package; Audio is Dolby Digital and sounds nice; EasyQ makes your filming better

Lack of dynamic range; Video quality is lacking; Camcorder didn’t respond after a recording; Zoom dial can get stuck

Overall the Samsung SC-DC173 DVD camcorder is a decent no-frills product. It does what it needs to do without doing it in much fashion. Unfortunately, after using this camcorder and witnessing the results, I cannot recommend this camera to anyone...

Recommended!

Expert review by: TechTastic (techtastic.ca)

Samsung SC-DC173 DVD Camcorder

 

Samsung has just released their newest light weight camcorder the SC-DC173. The SC-DC173 DVD Camcorder is one the first new camcorders from Samsung to use a Schneider Lens. Combining this lens with Samsungs leadership in digital technologies, gives...

Portability, Easy to Use, Still pictures, Direct to digital

Missing some high end features, Camera bag

The Samsung SC-Dc173 DVD Camcorder is great for the always-ready consumer who's looking to capture any important event. The SC-DC173 DVD camcorder is an affordable, compact unit that can create great quality video and stills, just by pointing and shooting

Consumer review by: Nikki (shopzilla.com)

Huge waste of money, time and energy

 

I couldn't agree with the other reviewer more! JUNK

Huge waste of money, worked for less than three months!

Jan, 2008

Consumer review by: (shopzilla.com)

This is junk

 

None

This is the worst electronic product I have ever owned

Oct, 2007

Consumer review by: Enelra32 (dell.com)

I like it

 

compact, easy to use, good sound and picture quality.

battery could last longer.

Dec, 2007

Consumer review by: CRYSTALSAUCE (dell.com)

Waste

 

Its compact and almost simple to use

You just waste discs...

Dec, 2007

Consumer review by: bigreyn (dell.com)

Very Happy

 

light weight, compact, very easy to use, great quality video and pictures and the fact you can use a memory card for the pictures is a plus.

only have 30 min. dvd

Sep, 2007

Product Specifications

Samsung SC-DC173U DVD camcorder offers the world's strongest zoom - 34x optical/1200x digital - with images clearly displayed on the 2.7" wide LCD/color viewfinder. Samsung's powerful optical zoom lenses bring the world closer without sacrificing image quality. Ensure your entire image is recorded regardless of the screen format. Once your movies are captured in widescreen format, you can enjoy viewing them without having to lose any of the images on your wide-format HDTV screen. With the PictBridge function of the SC-DC173U you no longer have to first download your pictures onto your PC before printing. Simply use your USB 2.0 cable to your PictBridge compatible printer and print away. The SC-DC173U's memory card slot offers you the option of SD card, or MMC as a flash memory card to record still images or movie clips.
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