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Samsung VP-DC161

alaTest has collected and analyzed 58 reviews of Samsung VP-DC161. The average rating for this product is 2.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People are impressed by the usability and portability. The battery and price are also appreciated. Many are negative 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 74/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 user reviews of Samsung VP-DC161 from 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 Reviewers really like the price and size. The usability and image quality also get good views, whereas views are divided on the battery.

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44% 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/BlackSamsung VP-DC161/XEU Multi Format DVD Camcorder - Silver/Black

Jun, 2017

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

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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