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Samsung SCD103

alaTest has collected and analyzed 57 reviews of Samsung SCD103. The average rating for this product is 2.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviews about the zoom and size are generally positive. The portability and price are also appreciated, whereas many are negative about the battery and durability.

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 67/100 = Good quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 57 reviews)

3 expert reviews

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Samsung SCD103

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 38 user reviews of Samsung SCD103 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the size and zoom. The portability and price are also appreciated, whereas there are some critical views about the durability and reliability.

usability, price, portability, zoom, size

image quality, memory, reliability, durability

39% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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

Aug, 2015

Expert review by: James Murray (camcorderinfo.com)

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 (bcchardware.com)

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
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Expert review by: (best-digital-camcorder-reviews.com)

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 (shopzilla.com)

a bout the Samsung SC-D103 Camcorder

 
May, 2005

Consumer review by: BigDaddy (shopzilla.com)

Buyer Beware

 
May, 2005

Consumer review by: Online Shopper (shopzilla.com)

I would recommend the Samsun SC-D103

 
Dec, 2004

Consumer review by: grahandani (ciao.com)

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 (ciao.com)

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

NONE

Dec, 2008

Consumer review by: vidhyagowri (ciao.com)

Samsung

 

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 (epinions.com)

Died after about one hour of use

 

Inexpensive

expensive to fix

Nov, 2006
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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
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Camera Flash

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:5.9in
Height:3.5in
Weight:1.1lbs
Width:2.2in

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

Header

Manufacturer:Samsung
Model:SC-D103
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

Miscellaneous

Color:Silver

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
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Color Support:Black & white
Viewfinder Type:LCD
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