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Samsung SC-L810 Hi-8 Analog Camcorder

alaTest has collected and analyzed 34 reviews of Samsung SC-L810 Hi-8 Analog Camcorder. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviews about the portability and durability are generally positive. The image quality and price also get good comments, but many are less positive about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Samsung SC-L810 Hi-8 Analog Camcorder is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 72/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Samsung SC-L810 Hi-8 Analog Camcorder


alaTest has collected and analyzed 28 user reviews of Samsung SC-L810 Hi-8 Analog Camcorder from 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 People are impressed by the portability and durability. The image quality and usability are also mentioned favorably, but there are some negative views about the reliability.

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79% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung SCL810 Hi8 Camcorder with 2.5 LCDSamsung SCL810 Hi8 Camcorder with 2.5 LCD

Sep, 2018

Expert review by : Bruce Coykendall (

Camcorder Review: Samsung SC-L810 Hi8


With video stores filled with digital everything, Samsung keeps the analog dream alive in the moderately priced SC-L810 Hi-8 camcorder. Listing at $230 the SC-L810 is a good novice shooter's intro-to-video device. Point-and-shoot simplicity make the...

Easy to use Easy to hold Good picture quality

Awkward placement of focus wheel and A/V output jack

A good analog camera for the novice at a fair price.

Jun, 2004

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Samsung SCL810


Samsung SCL906 Hi8 Camcorder.

Samsung SCL810 Camcorder features backlight compensation, a built-in light, and the Easy-Q easy navigator. Samsung offers quality and simplicity. Compact in size and easy to operate Samsung camcorders provide a top quality video image. The SC-L810...

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Misinformed but otherwise very happy



not applicable

Oct, 2003

Consumer review (

Quick review of Samsung SC-L810


Because it is very easy to handle and although the size is no a big issue for many, the adjustment makes it simpler and the zoom buttons are just in the right place and it even has the best quality mic. which doesn't even miss a whisker. It also...

Feb, 2009

Consumer review (

Neato mosquito!


Intro: This camcorder was a great buy! I bought it used, without instructions, and without any knowledge of camcorders. This was the first cam I owned. Quick Review: I was concerned with cam quality prior to buying this, but the quality was ...

Great audio and microphoneEase of use was fantastic

Auto focus needs workManual removal of display screen

Mar, 2006

Product Specifications

Compact in size and easy to operate Samsung camcorders provide a top quality video image. The SC-L810 offers unique attractive functionality, special features, quality and simplicity. 2.5" TFT Active-Matrix LCD Display: TFT active-matrix technology assures the finest, brightest picture available. It rotates 210 degrees for multi-angle shooting, self-recording and playback. Back Light Compensation (BLC) insures proper light balance of entire scene by digitally adjusting iris to an optimum level. Auto/Manual Focus adds more ability for you to control the focus of the scene. 22x Optical; 880x Variable Speed Digital Power Zoom provides incredible zooming ability. Variable speed control is activated by automatic sensing of the amount of pressure applied to the zoom tab. Worldwide AC Adapter (100V-240V, 50/60Hz) enables camcorder operation and battery recharging anywhere in the world. Worldwide Multi-System Output offers both NTSC and PAL outputs. This enables you to plug your camcorder into almost any TV for viewing while vacationing in other countries. Easy-Q Button guarantees uniformly excellent shots for the user under any conditions. For Easy Mode, you press the Easy-Q button. From there, everything is set. Custom-Q Button makes it possible for professional users to program their favorite settings, adaptable to any condition. You press the Custom-Q button, and your favorite mode setting is set. Video Light provides additional lighting in poorly lit situations.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Mono
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser

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

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.6
Max Focal Length:79.2mm
Min Focal Length:3.6mm
Optical Zoom:22
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Sensor Resolution:270Kpix
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Analog Video Format:NTSC
Digital Scene Transition:Fade trigger
Digital Zoom:880
Media Type:Hi8
Special Effects:Art / Black & White / Cinema / Mirror / Mosaic / Negative / Sepia / Wide


Viewfinder Color Support:Black & white
Viewfinder Type:Electronic