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Samsung SCD103

alaTest has collected and analyzed 72 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the memory and image quality. The portability and usability are also appreciated. Many are negative about the battery.

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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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(Based on 72 reviews)

3 expert reviews

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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.

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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

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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...

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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.

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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...

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Worked OK when it worked

 

I used this once or twice. I bought it just to have one in case I needed it. For no reason the lens started spazzing out and only shows a diplay when it wants. You can hit record and only end up with about a minute or two of what you recorded. It's...

Lots of functionality for the price

Stops working for no reason

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a bout the Samsung SC-D103 Camcorder

 

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Great for outdoors..not so great indoors

 

took this unit on vacation to ST.Thomas and the outdoor quality was superb. The Easy Q button feature makes it a breeze to use this camcorder. Pictures outdoors are crisp and clear.. and there is a windcut feature that keeps that annoying wind sound off

Not so great indoors. You need plenty of lighting to get a decent shot. The built in light is not powerful enough to compensate unless you are taking extreme close ups. Digital still shots are grainy. It takes memory stick which is nice, but not worth

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Happy with this product!

 

For the price, you'll likely not find better. It gets the job done and the night vision feature is neat. The light is not very strong and doesn't help much. When moving, image becomes pixelated and could be smoother. ZOOM is easy to use and buttons are...

Fair price, easy to use, good size

Could handle motion better, light is not strong

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Happy with this product!

 

For the price, you'll likely not find better. It gets the job done and the night vision feature is neat. The light is not very strong and doesn't help much. When moving, image becomes pixelated and could be smoother. ZOOM is easy to use and buttons are...

Fair price, easy to use, good size

Could handle motion better, light is not strong

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Worked OK when it worked

 

I used this once or twice. I bought it just to have one in case I needed it. For no reason the lens started spazzing out and only shows a diplay when it wants. You can hit record and only end up with about a minute or two of what ... Expand full review

Lots of functionality for the price

Stops working for no reason

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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