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Samsung SC-X210L Sports

alaTest has collected and analyzed 66 reviews of Samsung SC-X210L Sports. The average rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Views about the design and price are overall positive. The size and portability are also mentioned favorably, whereas some have doubts about the color and memory.

usability, portability, size, price, design

image quality, reliability, memory, color

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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alaTest has collected and analyzed 46 user reviews of Samsung SC-X210L Sports from 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 Reviewers are impressed by the battery and design. The portability and price also get good comments. Many are critical about the reliability and image quality.

usability, price, portability, design, battery

image quality, reliability

65% of the reviews on 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

Jun, 2015

Expert review by: David Kender (

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...

May, 2006


Expert review by: Steve B. (

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...

Dec, 2009

Expert review by: David Kender (

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...

May, 2006

Expert review by: Benjamin "Zeus" Heide (

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....

May, 2006

Consumer review by: Mat_Ninja (

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

Nov, 2009

Consumer review by: IAMDREKK (

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

Apr, 2007

Consumer review by: datboirichie (

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

Jan, 2007

Consumer review by: csrusso (

Not a good buy


This unit is multi-functional, but if your

Extremely compact and versatile

Unacceptable video quality

Nov, 2006

Consumer review by: uboatdrvr (

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

Oct, 2006

Consumer review by: NikoNikoNiko (

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

Apr, 2006

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


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific

Camera Flash

Type:Built-in flash

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:MultiMediaCard / SD Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight


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


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