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Samsung SC-X105L

alaTest has collected and analyzed 57 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the usability and value for money. The design and size are also mentioned favorably, but there are some mixed reviews about the color. Many are critical about the resolution and features.

portability, size, design, value for money, usability

battery, reliability, image quality, features, resolution

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Samsung SC-X105L is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 74/100 = Good quality.

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(Based on 57 reviews)

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Amazon.com review summary for Samsung SC-X105L

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 25 user reviews of Samsung SC-X105L 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.

usability, value for money, portability, battery, build quality

reliability, features, color

44% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung SCX105L MPEG4 Sports Camcorder w/10x Optical ZoomSamsung SCX105L MPEG4 Sports Camcorder w/10x Optical Zoom

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Samsung SC-X105L MPEG4 Sports Camcorder review by PC Magazine

 

The Samsung SC-X105L Digital Camcorder wants to do it all-shoot video, take pictures, play music-but ends up compromising on the one thing it ...

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Samsung SC-X105L

 

Review: Though the Samsung SC-X105L hints at great things to come for tapeless camcorders, it also proves that those heady days haven't quite arrived yet. It offers an extremely compact design--it's smaller than you'd think--and a novel external camera...

Extremely compact design; novel external camera attachment; 512MB of onboard memory; long-lasting battery

Overlong start-up time; subpar video quality in nearly every respect

The Samsung SC-X105L has a fetching design and some novel features, but it suffers from subpar video quality.

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Samsung SC-X105L Camcorder Review

 

The Samsung SC-X105L has some undeniably attractive features. It's rubber-coated, it's tiny as all get out, and it comes with an additional-4-inch long external lens. This feels like the kind of dubious product you might order out of the back of a spy...

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SC-X105L 6 in 1 Extreme Sports Dig...

 

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Samsung SCX105L

 

Samsung SCX105 MPEG4 Sport Camcorder w/10x Optical Zoom.

Samsung SCX105L: The SC-X105 features a durable, rubberized body that is water resistant and built to withstand harsh conditions. The pocket-size chassis and streamlined design provide maximum portability for the modern on-the-go lifestyle fitting...

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A good party camera

 

I purchased this camera when it came out. It is a fun camera to use at a party for quick little footage when you dont care about the quality of the recording. its nice to be able to throw it in your pocket just as you would your cell phone or mp3...

Sleek design

not enough memory, poor image quality

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Samsung Failure

 

This "camcorder/camera/MP3 Player/super cool Xtreme rad gizmo" is Samsung's slipshod attempt to capture a market. The video is remarkably poor along with an auto-focus that overshoots focus randomly. The still photo was put in as an after thought. The...

Feeling cool about new purchase

Feeling like an idiot because you were scammed

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Really Bad in Still Pictures

 

I bought this camera one month before, and found it really bad in still pictures. And its so costly that I can buy sexy 6-8MPx camera.

Small and cute, and camcorder is okay

Worst still pictures and not worth buying it

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Small and cool look, limited function.

 

The video this camera takes is just about sub OK. Pay HEED: It has difficult menus, short battery life and don't worry about just having 12 min of video with the built-in 512M memory, if you use the LCD display you won't have much more battery life...

External cam, tapeless design

Battery capacity and recording time

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"Small and cool look, limited function."

 

The video this camera takes is just about sub OK. Pay HEED: It has difficult menus, short battery life and don't worry about just having 12 min of video with the built-in 512M memory, if you use the LCD display you won't have much more battery life...

External cam, tapeless design

Battery capacity and recording time.

Product Specifications

Samsung's SC-X105L MPEG4 Sports Camcorder offers the ability to capture those thrilling moments. Whether you're snow boarding or skiing you can capture the moment with the remote lens. 10x Optical Zoom/100x Digital Zoom provides incredible zooming ability. Variable speed control is activated by automatic sensing of the amount of pressure applied to the zoom tab. Record an MPEG-4 digital video clip, which has high picture quality and takes up little memory space. Video can be stored directly to your Memory Stick or transferred to your PC via USB. 680K Movie Optimized CCD delivers high-resolution video images with superior color resolution and detail. It surpasses the conventional camcorder with digital quality and its high performance PC interface. Camera body is pocket-size and offers a non-slip surface. The included external remote lens offers wide-angle capabilities, is weather-resistant, and allows for hands-free shooting. Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS) minimizes unwanted picture shaking caused by hand movement during recording. Photo Mode Function allows for easy picture taking (800 x 600 resolution) and the ability to save still pictures into Memory Stick or Memory Stick PRO. 512MB Built-in Memory allows you to take photos and MPEG4 movies more conveniently. Combining built-in memory and Memory Stick PRO allows you to store your still images, MPEG4 movies, and important documents and files allowing you to review them anytime, anywhere.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific

Camera Flash

Type:Built-in flash

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:Memory Stick / Memory Stick PRO

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:1in
Height:3.7in
Weight:5.3oz
Width:2.3in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2in
Diagonal Size (metric):5.1cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Hi-speed shutter / Sand & snow / Sports mode / Spotlight

Flash Memory

Form Factor:Integrated

Header

Manufacturer:Samsung
Model:SC-X105L
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Samsung

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.8-2.4
Max Focal Length:24mm
Min Focal Length:2.4mm
Optical Zoom:10
Type:Zoom lens

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

Video Input

Digital Video Format:MPEG-4
Digital Zoom:100
Media Type:Flash card
Special Effects:Art / Black & White / Emboss / Mirror / Mosaic / Negative / Sepia
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder
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