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Samsung SCL860 8mm Camcorder

Samsung SCL860 8mm Camcorder
alaScore 74

20 reviews

Nov, 2015

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 20 reviews of Samsung SCL860 8mm Camcorder. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Views about the durability and zoom are generally positive. The battery and usability also get good comments. Reviews about the color and portability are mixed.

price, usability, battery, zoom, durability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Samsung SCL860 8mm Camcorder is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 74/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 user reviews of Samsung SCL860 8mm Camcorder from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Reviewers are impressed by the durability and battery. The zoom and usability are also mentioned favorably. Opinions are divided on the color.

price, usability, zoom, battery, durability

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Samsung SCL860 Hi8 Palmcorder Camcorder

Nov, 2015

Consumer review by: SpikeMitchell (

satisfied cosumer without a care in the world....


its great for the beginners and its not complicated to use..

You Cannot charge the battery without the camera............

Dec, 2003

Consumer review by: Bozo (

Samsung SCL 860 -- 4 beginners / intermediates


Good price for what you get,excellent zoom,very compact

Can't type titles,no USB jack for transfer to computer

Sep, 2003

Consumer review by: lazzzzze (

Durable and easy to use for a low price


Built tough, nice features and effects, long zoom

AC adapter broke, short-lived battery

Jun, 2006

Consumer review by: dougroch (

High End features, low end cost


The Samsung SC-L860 is a great camcorder for those shopping on a budget but still wanting some of the features of a more expensive camcorder. Overall I have found this camcorder very easy to use and am very satisfied with my purchase. One of the ...

price, features, ease of use

light, LCD display lacks contrast adjustment

Jan, 2004

Consumer review by: hblevine (

Stay Away


After doing a lot of research, and taking the salesman's suggestion, I purchased the 860. It was ...

Size, price, image stabilization

quality, battery life

Aug, 2003

Product Specifications

Compact in size and easy to operate Samsung camcorders provide a top quality video image that is virtually unaffected by hand movements during recording (Digital Image Stabilization). The SC-L860 offers unique attractive functionality like Easy-Q which lets you easily set your camcorder on preset standard shooting mode. The SC-L860 also has special features including, backlight compensation and the flexibility of its snapshot mode.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Mono
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser

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/1.6
Max Focal Length:79.2mm
Min Focal Length:3.6mm
Optical Zoom:22
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Sensor Resolution:270Kpix
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD

Optical System

Image Stabilizer:Electronic

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Analog Video Format:NTSC
Digital Scene Transition:Fade trigger
Digital Zoom:880
Media Type:Hi8 / Video8
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Special Effects:Art / Black & White / Cinema / Ghost / Mirror / Mosaic / Negative / Sepia / Strobe / Wide


Viewfinder Color Support:Black & white
Viewfinder Type:Electronic