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Samsung SCM-51 Hi8 Camcorder

Samsung SCM-51 Hi8 Camcorder
alaScore 70

18 reviews

Mar, 2015

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 18 reviews of Samsung SCM-51 Hi8 Camcorder. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People are impressed by the durability and color. The usability and zoom are also mentioned favorably.

price, zoom, usability, color, durability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Samsung SCM-51 Hi8 Camcorder is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 70/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 18 user reviews of Samsung SCM-51 Hi8 Camcorder from The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on People really like the durability and usability. The color and zoom also get good views.

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Mar, 2015

Product Specifications

Samsung's best 8mm camcorder - the SCM-51 offers an impressive array of features and conveniences in a compact, remarkably light and user-friendly design. Features include 22x optical zoom/440x digital zoom, black and white viewfinder, digital effects and excellent low-light capability. Built-in wide-angle lens allows an exceptionally wide view in tight areas, while the Wide Macro mode allows extreme close up recording. Digital image stabilization system eliminates unwanted picture shake while recording. With an excellent low-light capability, the SCM-51 can record nearly without light. Built-in features digitally process the video signal for a more stable picture. This ensures better playback for viewing or copying.

Audio Input

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


Run Time (Up To):180min

Camera Flash

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight


Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Auto mode lock / Hi-speed shutter / Portrait mode / Sand & snow / Sports mode / Spotlight


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Samsung SCM

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F1.6
Max Focal Length:79.2mm
Min Focal Length:3.6mm
Optical Zoom:22
Special Functions:Macro
Type:Zoom lens



Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:250Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:270Kpix
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD

Optical System

Image Stabilizer: None

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Analog Video Format:NTSC
Digital Zoom:440
Media Type:Video8
Special Effects:Black & White / Cinema / Emboss / Low Shutter Speed (LSS) / Make-up / Mirror / Mosaic / Negative / Sepia / Strobe / Wide


Viewfinder Color Support:Black & white
Viewfinder Type:CRT