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Samsung SC-DC564

alaTest has collected and analyzed 25 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the memory and design. The portability and price also get good feedback, whereas comments are divided on the image quality. Some have doubts about the battery and viewfinder.

usability, price, portability, design, memory

features, color, viewfinder, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Samsung SC-DC564 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 63/100 = Good quality.

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Review analysis

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Amazon.com review summary for Samsung SC-DC564

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 user reviews of Samsung SC-DC564 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com.

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60% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung DC564 1.1MP DVD Camcorder with 26x Optical ZoomSamsung DC564 1.1MP DVD Camcorder with 26x Optical Zoom

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Samsung SC-DC564 Review

 

All over the world, people know the Samsung name, and most people have either used or purchased a Samsung product at some point in their lives. In recent years, Samsung has had notable success in the HDTV market as well as the camcorder market. The...

Low price; attractive design

Poor video quality; short battery life; blank media not included

The SC-DC564 is a very unfair and misleading example of the great technology products Samsung is able to produce.

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Biggest piece of garbage around!!!

 

The first time I used it, the camcorder suffered data loss. After 3rd use, it only showed a blue screen on both the LCD and the viewfinder. I could not see what I was recording. The unit froze many times and I had to remove the battery to reboot the...

If it worked, it would use various formats

Quirky with many problems

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Samsung SC-DC564

 

I have seen a lot of low end cameras out there, and by non recognizable names. For a $350.00 camera, there are definitely better ones out there, but I've seen much, much worse. I couldn't agree more with the reviewer though. It's better than the...

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Samsung SC-DC564

 

This review could not have said it better. I thought I was getting a sweet deal when I picked one up for under $300 dollars. But the picture quality, no matter which mode its in, looks terrible, like one of those cheap disposable camcorders you get at...

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Samsung SC-DC564

 

The camera has been repaired four times in one year. I've asked to have the camera replaced, thinking perhaps the one I have is a lemon and they refuse!!!! Thus, their customer service is also useless as I have missed many important family events. My...

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Samsung SC-DC564

 

Main features Camcorder Sensor Resolution: 1.1 Mpix Camcorder Effective Still Resolution: 1.0 Mpix Widescreen Video Capture: Yes Webcam Capability: Yes Media Type: DVD-R (8cm), DVD-RW (8 cm), DVD+RW (8cm) Color Support: Color Optical Sensor Type: CCD...

excellent

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Samsung SC-DC564

 

Samsung SC-DC564 is extremely rich in features making it a truly great buy and an overall winner. It is a full-featured DVD-camcorder with convenient direct recording. Recording can be don't at a high capacity to both single and double layer discs .To...

very inexpensive price

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Samsung SC-DC564

 

A sophisticated new model, the Samsung SC-DC564. Samsung DC564 offers compatibility with all key single layer DVD formats as well as two-layer + R disc, an industry first. Samsung's new SC-DC564 will be on display during CES 2006. Samsung SC-DC564 DVD...

Good design

There is no loss

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samsung camcorder

 

Very good price and good material are very Happy hope people buy more those simply Bran because it work the same to any expensive name like sony,panasonic,canon for a lot less price.

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Product Specifications

Samsung's SC-DC564 DVD Camcorder combines the latest in digital technology with a full array of the most desirable features. It's the world's first megapixel DVD camcorder to offer a powerful 26x optical/1200x digital zoom, 10-second power-on, and full compatibility with single- and dual-layer DVD formats. 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. Set up, review, and edit footage in the 2.7" LCD. Includes remote control, and LED flash for added convenience.

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes
Widescreen Video Capture: Yes

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Built-in flash

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:4.8in
Height:3.4in
Weight:15.2oz
Width:2.4in

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-DC564
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Samsung

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.6-3.4
Optical Zoom:26
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:1Megapixel
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:1.1Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/5"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):5.1 mm ( 1/5 ) / 5.1 mm ( 1/5" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD

Optical System

Image Stabilizer:Electronic

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Analog Video Format:NTSC
Digital Video Format:MPEG-4
Media Type:DVD-R (8cm) / DVD-RW (8 cm) / DVD+RW (8cm)
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode / Frame movie mode
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Color Support:Color
Viewfinder Type:LCD
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