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Samsung VP-D381

alaTest has collected and analyzed 68 reviews of Samsung VP-D381. The average rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People are impressed by the zoom and size. The portability and price also get good feedback. There are some mixed comments about the durability and color. Some have doubts about the design and reliability.

usability, price, portability, size, zoom

battery, image quality, reliability, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Samsung VP-D381 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 75/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung VP-D381

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 user reviews of Samsung VP-D381 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 2.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the battery and size. The portability and price are also appreciated. Many are critical about the design and color.

usability, price, portability, size, battery

image quality, reliability, color, design

62% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung VP-D381/XEU MiniDV Camcorder (34x Optical Zoom)Samsung VP-D381/XEU MiniDV Camcorder (34x Optical Zoom)

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: noey65 (productreview.com.au)

Terrible

 

We purchased this for our son for his Birthday. He didn't use it for a while but has now decided to make an important year 11 project on it using production, actors etc. He has managed to film 12 minutes of footage and the camera now has mechanical...

Aug, 2009

Consumer review by: nick (reevoo.com)

Samsung VP-D381

 

lightweight,compact and easy to use

battery runs out before tape does

Jul, 2009

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (reevoo.com)

Samsung VP-D381

 

light.. easy to carry .easy to use. very good for short footage good value for price

battery does not last very long .tape length short .with spare tape and battery would sort out problem.

Jul, 2009

Consumer review by: kingdinga88 (dooyoo.co.uk)

Samsung VP D381: good

 

I purchased one of these beauties for use at work, since then itr has found it's way home and gets used for all sorts. I was unsure of whether to go for a hard drive camcorder or stick to tapes but I found this available and decided to go for it. I...

portable

none

Jun, 2009

Consumer review by: JonnyRibbans (dooyoo.co.uk)

The Samsung VP D381 Camcorder

 

The Samsung VP D381 Camcorder is a great high definition device that can be used to film video and sound. It also has a handy Widescreen video capture which allows you to capture using even higher quality. It's easy to upload what you've recorded to a...

simple to use

battery life

Mar, 2009

Consumer review by: Meghan (reevoo.com)

Samsung VP-D381

 

Good value for what we need in for

Feb, 2009

Consumer review by: Mo (reevoo.com)

Samsung VP-D381

 

Bought for an eleven year old boy. He found it did everything it said it would. He is able to carry with ease useful for school projects.

None at the moment

Feb, 2009

Consumer review by: Heather (reevoo.com)

Samsung VP-D381

 

The instruction book covered up to 5 other models. It seems we could not use it without a tape.

Jan, 2009

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (reevoo.com)

Samsung VP-D381

 

Light weight, easy to use. Good price. Good quality.

Jan, 2009

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (reevoo.com)

Samsung VP-D381

 

Light, easy to use and value for money.

Nov, 2008

Product Specifications

Audio

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

Battery

Battery life (max):1.3
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

Design

Color of product:Black
LED Indicators: Yes

Display

Display:LCD
Display Diagonal:2.7

Flash

Built-in flash: No

Image Sensor

Optical sensor resolution:800000
Optical sensor size:1 / 6
Sensor Type:CCD
Total megapixels:0.230

Lens System

Digital Zoom:1200
Filter size:1.18
Focal length range (f-f):0.0630 - 0.169
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Optical Zoom:34

Other Features

Auto focus: Yes
Interface:IEEE 1394
Manual focus: Yes
Power consumption (typical):3.7

Ports & interfaces

Composite video out:1
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:1
HDMI: No
S-Video in: No
S-Video out: No

Storage

Camcorder tape type:Mini-DV

Video

Analog signal format system:PAL
Maximum video resolution:720 x 576
Video compression format:DV
Video formats supported:DV

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:2.4
Height:4.41
Weight:12
Width:3.74

White Balance

White Balance:Auto, Manual