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Samsung VP-DC161

alaTest has collected and analyzed 64 reviews of Samsung VP-DC161. The average rating for this product is 2.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Views about the design and image quality are overall positive. The portability and usability are also appreciated. Opinions are divided on the price. There are some critical reviews about the zoom and battery.

size, usability, portability, image quality, design

battery, zoom

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 74/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung VP-DC161

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 user reviews of Samsung VP-DC161 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 2.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Comments about the price and size are generally positive. The usability and image quality also get good reviews, but there are some mixed opinions about the battery.

portability, image quality, usability, size, price

44% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung VP-DC161/XEU Multi Format DVD Camcorder - Silver/BlackSamsung VP-DC161/XEU Multi Format DVD Camcorder - Silver/Black

Oct, 2017

Expert review by: Michael Haynes (techadvisor.co.uk)

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? (which.co.uk)

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Apr, 2007

Consumer review by: candida (reevoo.com)

Samsung VP-DC161

 

it does exacly what is says on the tin

Dec, 2007

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (reevoo.com)

Samsung VP-DC161

 

very light and fairly simple to use, image quality surprisingly good

battery life very short, the more powerfull battery is about the same size as the camera itself. Buttons are quite small and therefor suit a ladies fingers better

Jun, 2007

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (reevoo.com)

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.

Jun, 2007

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (reevoo.com)

Samsung VP-DC161

 

Small and compact. Easy to use.

Battery seems to run down very quickly.

Mar, 2007

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (reevoo.com)

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

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (reevoo.com)

Samsung VP-DC161

 

very easy to use - and excellent quality.

battery life very low

Feb, 2007

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (reevoo.com)

Samsung VP-DC161

 

Small, looks good,writes to disks,extra function

You didnt explained probably about the battery life.Dissapointed that some dvd players can not play.When zooming fully to see distance you are unable to use image stabiliser.

Jul, 2006