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Samsung SC-X210L Sports

alaTest has collected and analyzed 66 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the design and battery. The size and portability also get good reviews. Many are less positive about the color and reliability, while there are mixed reviews on the memory and resolution.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Samsung SC-X210L Sports is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 72/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Samsung SC-X210L Sports

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 46 user reviews of Samsung SC-X210L Sports from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com.

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65% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Samsung X210L MPEG4 Sports Camcorder with 1GB Memory and 10x Optical Zoom

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Samsung SC-X210L Camcorder Review

 

Samsung is back again with new additions to the Sports Cam line. The SC-X210L replaces last year's X105, with a number of improvements, including a twice the internal memory (now 1GB), a better design for their external lens, and no more cradle (all...

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Samsung SC-X210L Sports Cam

 

About a year ago Samsung released their debut "Sports Cam" for consumers. This was a very small sized handheld camera which was easy to take anywhere. What gave it the edge over other cameras was the fact you could hook up an external lens. This really...

Small size ; Rugged design ; External weather-proof lens with mount ; Quality is outstanding (especially for the size!) ; Many functions available, not just video ; Included accessory bundle is packed ; Included padded case

Requires special video codec which makes videos unable to open in some editing software

The Samsung SC-X210L proved to be a very impressive camera for it's size. It's packed with many features which make it a great value for the money. The video quality from both lenses was impressive. If you're looking for a video camera but don't...

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Samsung SC-X210L

 

The Samsung SC-X210L's primary lens uses a 1/6" CCD with 680K gross pixels. The secondary, external lens, which is powered by and sends a signal to the main body via a cable, has a 1/4 CMOS sensor with 320K gross pixels. Don't let the larger CCD size...

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Sport Cam Madness - Samsung SC-X210L

 

A while back Samsung released a "Sport Cam". This camcorder used flash based storage and had an external camera that could be mounted to many things in order to capture some cool sport action. The first generation product had some issues and they've...

Very small camera ; Good video quality ; Very weather proof ; Excellent Image Stabilization ; External Camera is very tough ; Features - MP3, Voice Recorder, Camera, etc ; Price ~ $600 around the web

Battery life is not that great

I had more fun and shot more video with this camera than I thought I ever would. For general camcorder purposes, it does a great job - providing you've got decent light. What separates this camera from the thousands out there is not it's general usage....

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Had some problems myself

 

I got this product awhile ago for one of my birthdays. In the beginning it was an excellent camera, i had a memory stick therefore it had a lot of space to record videos. I used it skateboarding, snowboarding and it was very good outside, but the...

Small Size, endures a lot of conditions, external helmet camera

Not so great video quality, bad picture quality, problems with mac/apple computers. Cant find an extra external helmet cam for sale

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but who has the wireless model?

 

i use this for the sport i play and for its purpose it does very well. using the second highest quality setting i can get over an hour of video. in that setting 7 minutes is 100 megs so i mentally know when to stop so the footage can be uploaded to...

light weight

battery life and awkward cord

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Sport Camcorder

 

They really suck i work for a retail company that sell samsung product and I was not helped correctly. other than strying on hold for 30 minutes when they answered they did not present themselve all I heard was a deep exhale and he said "What". I hung...

A sport Camcorder, That takes pictures, video, and stores your music

Horrible Costumer service

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Not a good buy

 

This unit is multi-functional, but if your

Extremely compact and versatile

Unacceptable video quality

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Horrible customer support

 

I purchased this camera from Best Buy, it came with a defective battery. I exchanged the camera and when I got home and opened the box it contained a SC-X105L camera. Now Best Buy claims it's a Samsung problem and Samsung claims they cannot track and...

None that I can see

Sad customer support

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Very bad video quality & .AVI files it creates do not play in Quicktime

 

I purchased this camcorder a few days ago while I was in New York attending the auto show. I shot several videos and still photos of an installation I helped create and downloaded them to my Apple PowerBook G4 today to view. The still photos are...

Physical design and interface

Video quality, photo quality and Quicktime compatibility

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Product Specifications

The ultra-compact SC-X210L Sports Camcorder lets you capture the action even while you're in it. Just clip on the external lens for hands-free operation. The 10x optical/100x digital zoom lens and electronic image stabilization bring everything into sharp focus.

Audio Input

Microphone Technology:Electret condenser
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific

Camera Flash

Type:Built-in flash

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:MultiMediaCard / SD Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:1.2in
Height:3.7in
Weight:5.3oz
Width:2.4in

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:Sand & snow / Sports mode / Spotlight

Flash Memory

Form Factor:Integrated

Header

Manufacturer:Samsung
Model:SC-X210L Sports
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

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