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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. People are impressed by the design and image quality. The portability and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some mixed reviews about the price. Some have doubts 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. Reviewers really like the price and size. The usability and image quality also get good feedback, whereas there are some mixed views 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

Dec, 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

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-in Microphone: Yes
Wind filter: Yes

Camera

Camcorder Type:Handheld camcorder
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
Photo effects:Art, Emboss, Mirror, Mosaic, Pastel, Sepia
Playback zoom:x8
Playback zoom (max):x8

Design

Color of product:Black, Grey

Display

Built-in display: Yes
Display:LCD
Display Diagonal:2.5
Display Resolution:112000

Focusing

Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual

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
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):1.39 - 45.9
Focal length range (f-f):0.0906 - 2.99
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Optical Zoom:33

Other Features

Auto focus: Yes
I/O ports:1x USB\n1x External Mic
Lens system:N
Light exposure control:Auto, Sports, Portrait, Spotlight, Sand/snow, HSS
Media types supported:DVD-R/±RW/ +R DL
Recording speed:VBR(SP/LP), CBR(XP)
Snap shot:Photo
Snapshot:Photo

Ports & interfaces

S-Video in: No
S-Video out: Yes

Shutter

Camera shutter speed:1/50 - 1/10000

Storage

Camcorder media type:Optical disc
Camcorder tape type: No
Disc types supported:DVD

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:4.76
Height:3.43
Weight:15.2
Width:2.13