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Samsung VP-D361

alaTest has collected and analyzed 101 reviews of Samsung VP-D361. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the image quality and design. The portability and price are also appreciated. There are some less positive comments about the color and battery.

usability, price, portability, design, image quality

battery, color

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Samsung VP-D361 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 72/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 user reviews of Samsung VP-D361 from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on People are impressed by the reliability and image quality. The price and portability are also mentioned favorably, but reviews about the design and zoom are different. Some have doubts about the size.

usability, portability, price, image quality, reliability


73% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung VP-D361/XEU Ultra Compact Digital MiniDV Camcorder - Silver/BlackSamsung VP-D361/XEU Ultra Compact Digital MiniDV Camcorder - Silver/Black

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Which? (

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Sep, 2008

Consumer review by: kambod (

Grainy movies in low light


Inexpensive, lightweight, good exterior design

low quality picture in low light, wrong menu button location, can't change tape on tripod

Jul, 2007

Consumer review by: Tim (

Samsung VP-D361


Light weight, easy to use, a great value camcorder

Sep, 2007

Consumer review by: John (

Samsung VP-D361


Easy to use and compact

battery could be better

Aug, 2007

Consumer review by: claire (

Samsung VP-D361


easy to use

low battery life

Aug, 2007

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (

Samsung VP-D361


Simply to understand instructions, Easy to use

Carry case not included in price

Jul, 2007

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (

Samsung VP-D361


Its a good weight, not too heavy. the viewing screen is a decent size and really clear.

the battery life could do with being a bit longer. controlls are hard to get used to.

Jun, 2007

Consumer review by: Allan (

Samsung VP-D361


Light and easy to use

White balance could be better

May, 2007

Consumer review by: Gordon (

Samsung VP-D361


Light, easy to use.

Some options cannot be used in certain circumstances.

Apr, 2007

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (

Samsung VP-D361


Excellent product, very cost effective,

Down side is you need firewire card to download/ edit, however, I am reliably informed this is faster, and becoming the industry std....

Apr, 2007

Product Specifications


Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Wind filter: Yes


On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
Photo effects:Art, Emboss, Mirror, Mosaic, Pastel, Sepia
Playback zoom:Y
Playback zoom (max):Y


Display Diagonal:2.5
Display Resolution:112000

Image Sensor

Optical sensor resolution:800000
Optical sensor size:1 / 6
Sensor Type:CCD
Total megapixels:0.8

Lens System

35 mm camera lens equivalent:1.39 - 45.9
Digital Zoom:1200
Filter size:1.06
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):1.39 - 45.9
Focal length range (f-f):0.0902 - 2.98
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Optical Zoom:33

Other Features

Focus:Auto / Manual
Lens system:N
Light exposure control:Auto, Sports, Portrait, Spotlight, Sand/snow, High Speed Shutter
Minimum processor:Pentium III
Minimum RAM:64
Power consumption (typical):4.3
Recording speed:SP / LP

Ports & interfaces

S-Video in: Yes
S-Video out: No


Camera shutter speed:1/60 - 1/10000


Camcorder tape type:Mini-DV


Analog signal format system:PAL

Weight & Dimensions