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Samsung VP-DC 563

alaTest has collected and analyzed 27 reviews of Samsung VP-DC 563. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People are impressed by the size and durability. The portability and price also get good feedback. There are some critical views about the reliability and image quality.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Samsung VP-DC 563 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 74/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 user reviews of Samsung VP-DC 563 from The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Views about the portability and durability are on the whole positive. The usability and price also get good feedback, whereas some have doubts about the image quality and reliability.

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75% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung - VP-DC563 - Mini DVD CamcorderSamsung - VP-DC563 - Mini DVD Camcorder

Aug, 2018

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Good Beginner Camcorder


This is certainly an entry level machine at an entry level price. If you are into camcorders, you will not be happy. If you are thinking about getting one, this is a good one to use to find out your likes and dislikes. As usual Newegg service was...

I got totally sucked in by the "Shell Shocker" price. Was not in the market for a Camcorder, but oh well. :) ; Incredible price on "Shell Shocker ; Easy to use ; Seems to work good ; Compact size ; Uses SD/SDHC cards as well as not that easy to find 8...

Manual on DVD - had to print it out ; No external mic jack (at least that I can find) ; Does not come with media

Jun, 2009

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Great Camcorder


I purchased this camcorder almost a month ago and the quality of the video is outstanding. I have yet ot use the DVd-Burning features but you lose no quality using an SD card. Very portable and even the still pictures are good quality. Sound recording...

Oct, 2010

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Easy to use!


Its so easy to use. Not everybody is a techno-wizard !! I only needed to glance at the quick start guide. The options/setup menu is a breeze. Picture,sound and features are more than adequate. I chose Flash Memory card over tape/dvd as its so...

Sep, 2010

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Samsung SC-DC173U


Bought this camcorder for my son. It is very compact, lightweight and easy to use. He is enjoying it very much.

Jan, 2008

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complete disappointment


complete disappointment

Dec, 2007

Product Specifications

The Hitachi DZGX5020A DVD camcorder with support for DVD-R DVD-RW DVD-RAM and DVD+RW formats is ideal for easily archiving important moments and memories such as weddings and graduations to send to friends and family or play back on YOUR home DVD player! The Photo Frame Grab feature lets users easily capture any video frame as a still image. The Multiformat drive will burn DVD-R DVD-RAM DVD-RW and DVD+RW. So not only will DVDs play on your home DVD player they are also compatible with your friend's and family's players too. In addition to DVD SD cards can be used to store digital still photos. Ease of use is taken to a whole new level with features like Photo Frame Capture and 1-Second Quick Start. Photo Capture allows users to browse video scenes and choose individual frames to save as digital stills to SD card. 1-second quick start makes recording nearly instantaneous when powering up from sleep mode. This is your opportunity to get and use the Hitachi DZGX5020A UltraVision MiniDVD Camcorder and enjoy it. Features: Versatile camcorder captures any event onto popular DVD format Camcorder designed with 30x optical zoom 1500x digital zoom 680K pixel CCD Support for DVD-R DVD-RW DVD-RAM and DVD+RW Hitachi exclusive advanced image processing Photo FrameGrab tool 1 second Quick Start offers short start time from power-on to first recording Widescreen 2.7-inch LCD monitor 16:9 widescreen recording for all DVD formats Digital still photo capture DVD-RAM recording format SD memory card expansion slot Three quality settings for file size adjustment DVD camcorder measures 4" high x 3" wide x 5.4" deep This item is factory renewed and comes with a 90-day warranty.


Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Wind filter: Yes


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


Display Diagonal:2 / 2.5
Display Resolution:113000 / 230000

Image Sensor

Optical sensor size:1 / 5 / 1 / 6
Sensor Type:CCD
Total megapixels:1 / 1.1

Lens System

35 mm camera lens equivalent:1.39 - 36.1
Digital Zoom:1200
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):1.39 - 36.1
Focal length range (f-f):0.0906 - 2.56 / 0.0945 - 0.945
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Optical Zoom:10 / 26

Other Features

Compatible operating systems:Win 98/98SE/Me/2000/XP\nMac OS 9 +
I/O ports:USB
Interface:USB 2.0
Internal memory:2048
Lens system:N
Light exposure control:Auto, Sports, Portrait, Spotlight, Sand/snow, HSS
Media types supported:DVD-R/±RW/+R DL
Minimum processor:Pentium III 500MHz
Minimum RAM:64
Power consumption (typical):4.2
Recording speed:VBR (SP/LP), CBR (XP)
Snap shot:Photo

Ports & interfaces

S-Video in: No
S-Video out: Yes


Camera shutter speed:1/50 - 1/10000


Camcorder tape type:Mini-DV
Compatible memory cards:MMC, MS PRO, SD


Analog signal format system:PAL
Maximum frame rate:25
Maximum video resolution:720 x 576
Video compression format:MPEG4
Video formats supported:MPEG4

Weight & Dimensions