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Samsung SC-X210L Sports

alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 reviews of Samsung SC-X210L Sports. The average rating for this product is 2.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Comments about the design and price are overall positive. The portability and size are also appreciated, whereas the color and memory get negative opinions.

usability, size, portability, 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 73/100 = Good quality.

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Review analysis

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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: xy7091 (

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Samsung SC-X210L Sports is really a good one. Because usually the quality of products of Samsung is pretty good, you don't worry about the quality. It is a new product which is made by Samsung. The product is so beautiful that I think everyone will...

high quality, easy to use


Dec, 2008

Consumer review by: akuwirabumi (

Have a Stabillizer image


The award-winning SC-X210L Sports Camcorder offers all the features of its wireless counterparts minus the wireless capability. This unit has the added attraction unlike its 2005 predecessor, where its auxiliary lens is powered by the same battery as...

Have a Stabillizer image

Nov, 2008

Consumer review by: turtle13 (

GREAT camera , and you CAN use it with a MAC :)


I am a Mac user and bought this camera knowing the problems there are using it on my ibook. This morning after about 30min playing about i have it working on both Quicktime and in iMovie. The fix is to download the old 105l codecs from here ...

Nice and light, small, external camera, battery light, WORKS WITH A MAC! :)

Maybe too small!?, carry bag is crap, and the external camera straps need work.

Nov, 2006

Consumer review by: gfbby (

Very good for its intended use


I bought my Samsung SC-X210L a month and a half ago for one purpose: recording my mountain biking adventures on the North Shore of Vancouver, BC. I was interested in Samsung's previous offering last year, but it was too limited so I decided to wait....

Size, weight, durability, acceptable video quality, included helmet cam with wired remote, easy file transfer

Battery life, max 2GB external memory, occasional colour shifting.

Jul, 2006

Consumer review by: scnc (

Not Mac compatible - despite what Samsung publishes!


This is a great concept - having an external, hands-free lens for shooting while doing things you normally couldn't shoot while doing! I've seen actual footage from the gen1 release (SC-X105L) that was edited on a Mac and it actually looks pretty good ...

Great idea and functional for intended purpose.

Doesn't work with Mac - false advertising, in my opinion!

Apr, 2006

Consumer review by: nikonikoniko (

Very bad video quality & AVI files don't play properly in Quicktime


Physical design & interface

Video quality, photo quality & 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