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Samsung SCD103

alaTest has collected and analyzed 93 reviews of Samsung SCD103. The average rating for this product is 2.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviews about the zoom and size are on the whole positive. The portability and price also get good feedback, but the battery and durability get less positive reviews.

usability, price, portability, size, zoom

image quality, memory, reliability, durability, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Samsung SCD103 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 66/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 74 user reviews of Samsung SCD103 from The average user rating for this product is 2.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Opinions about the size and zoom are overall positive. The portability and usability also get good feedback. Many are critical about the reliability and durability.

price, usability, portability, zoom, size

image quality, memory, durability, reliability

38% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Samsung SCD103 MiniDV Digital Camcorder

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: James Murray (

Samsung SCD103 Camcorder Review - Samsung MiniDV Camcorders


The Samsung SCD103 comes in at an MSRP of US $300, making it a camcorder intended for the first time buyer or a point-and-shoot consumer looking for a lower-priced model without too many add-on features or controls. It is equipped with a 2.5-inch LCD...

Jul, 2004

Expert review by: Benjamin "Zeus" Heide (

Samsung SCD103 Mini-DV Camcorder


Samsung has thrown me a curve as far as the "normal" hardware I get to review. This time around I received the SCD103 Mini-DV Camcorder. This model is located in their "Handy & Easy" category on their Mini-DV Camcorder page. This being said, it should...

Clear, crisp Mini-DV.

Oct, 2004

Expert review by: (

Samsung SCD103


Samsung SCD103 MiniDV Digital Camcorder.

Record broadcast quality video with this compact Samsung SCD103 2.5 LCD Mini-DV camcorder using the Mini-DV format. Also compatible with MPEG4 and JPEG, the SC-D103 captures rich, true-to-life color while being highly portable and the 2.5 color LCD...

Consumer review by: brucesmiths (

a bout the Samsung SC-D103 Camcorder

May, 2005

Consumer review by: BigDaddy (

Buyer Beware

May, 2005

Consumer review by: Online Shopper (

I would recommend the Samsun SC-D103

Dec, 2004

Consumer review by: grahandani (

Samsung SC-D103


bought this camcorder because we were on a budget just having a new baby and wanting to record some video of her growing up. I first was scared because I didn't think the quality would be that good after it was uploaded to the internet. To my suprise...

wonderful sound and the movie images

the stabilazation is not that great

Dec, 2008

Consumer review by: w4ain (

Samsung SC-D103 Mini DV Camcorder


Little while, then it quit. Samsung has recently (September 2008) admitted to defective units. I called them up at Samsung Factory Service Hotline: 1-888-685-1349 and my camera is on the way to the service center for repair/replacement FREE OF...

Excellent zoom, high-quality video


Dec, 2008

Consumer review by: vidhyagowri (



Here. My husband called the samsung service center and asked them. They said, we have to send it back to the service center and they will repair it and send it back to us. they charged us 150$ for doing this which my husband didn't like but we had no...

Easy to capture movies

Takes time to upload it in the computer

Nov, 2008

Consumer review by: jonathan_mommy (

Died after about one hour of use



expensive to fix

Nov, 2006

Product Specifications

The SC-D103 is a 2.5" LCD Mini-DV Camcorder, easy to use and reliable with the ability to shoot great videos. What else do you need?

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Omni-directional / Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

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/1.4
Max Focal Length:41.4mm
Min Focal Length:2.3mm
Optical Zoom:18
Type:Zoom lens



Optical Sensor

Camcorder Sensor Resolution:680Kpix
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD

Optical System

Image Stabilizer:Electronic

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Analog Video Format:NTSC
Digital Scene Transition:Black fader
Digital Video Format:MPEG-4
Digital Zoom:900
Media Type:Mini DV
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode / Frame movie mode
Special Effects:Art / Black & White / Cinema / Emboss / Make-up / Mirror / Mosaic / Negative / Sepia
Still Image Format:JPEG


Viewfinder Color Support:Black & white
Viewfinder Type:LCD