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Samsung VP-DC161

alaTest has collected and analyzed 57 reviews of Samsung VP-DC161. The average rating for this product is 2.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People really like the usability and portability. The battery and price also get good views, but there are some critical reviews about the zoom.

size, price, battery, portability, usability


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Samsung VP-DC161 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 73/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 user reviews of Samsung VP-DC161 from The average user rating for this product is 2.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on People are impressed by the price and size. The usability and image quality also get good feedback. Reviews are divided on the battery.

portability, image quality, usability, size, price

38% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung VP-DC161/XEU Multi Format DVD Camcorder - Silver/BlackPowerPlanet SB-LSM160 Compatible Camcorder Battery for SAMSUNG VP-DC161i, VP-DC161WBi, VP-DC161Wi, VP-DC163i, VP-DC165WBi, VP-DC165Wi, VP-DC171Bi, VP

Oct, 2015

Expert review by: Michael Haynes (

Samsung VP-DC161W


Aimed at the novice end of the market, the VP-DC161W is designed to ensure users spend less time figuring out how to use it and more time filming. And Samsung has done a pretty good job.

The Samsung is a great entry-level DVD camcorder with a feature set to please undemanding users. Experts will be less impressed, though, and blank DVDs are currently neither cheap, spacious nor anywhere near as quick as Mini DV.

Oct, 2006

Expert review by: Which? (

Expert Review

Apr, 2007

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (

Samsung VP-DC161


Fantastic pictures, excellent value for money and easy to use

The cost of the disc, it didn't come with any and they can be quite costly with most only enabling half an hour recording at a time

Mar, 2007

Product Specifications


3 Chip Technic: No
Chip Type:CCD
Image Stabiliser:Electronical Image Stabiliser
Sensor Size:1/6''


Digital Input: No
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface:No / Yes
Type of Memory Stick Interface : No
Type of SD Card Interface : No
USB Interface: No
WiFi Connectivity: No
Wireless Interface: No

General Features

3D: No
Handheld Position:Horizontal
Resolution:Standard Definition


Longest Shutter Speed in s:1/60
Shortest Shutter Speed in s:1/10000


HD Video Format:Not Applicable
Recording Format:16:9 / 4:3