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Samsung VP DC171

alaTest has collected and analyzed 72 reviews of Samsung VP DC171. 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. Reviewers are impressed by the portability and zoom. The design and price are also appreciated, whereas some have doubts about the memory and reliability. Reviews are divided on the battery.

image quality, price, design, zoom, portability

usability, reliability, memory

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Samsung VP DC171 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 75/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 user reviews of Samsung VP DC171 from The average user rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Reviewers really like the price and portability. The zoom and image quality are also mentioned favorably. The battery and reliability get less positive reviews.

image quality, zoom, portability, price

usability, reliability, battery

59% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung VP-DC171W/XEU Multi Format Widescreen DVD CamcorderSamsung VP-DC171W/XEU Multi Format Widescreen DVD Camcorder

Oct, 2016

Consumer review by: techhappy (



This is one of the best DVD Camcorders we have tested in its price range. This camer came at number one for its colour and picture quality for its price range out of 60 models we tested. Samsung really done well on this one. I can understand why...

Lightwieght, fast charging, super clear images, 34x Zoom, long battery life of 180 minutes, high resolution LCD display with crystal clear playback.

Couldnt find any cons, this is a great camera, that other rater must not know how to use a Camcorder, lol, what a fool, or he probably works for Sony or Panasonic. Either way he is a fool. This is a great Camcorder, any owner who knows how to use a...

Sep, 2009

Product Specifications


3 Chip Technic: No
Chip Type:CCD
Image Stabiliser:Electronical Image Stabiliser
Sensor Size:1/1.6'' / 1/6''


Digital Input: No
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
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