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Samsung SCD 5000

alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the size and performance are on the whole positive. The lens and image quality also get good feedback, whereas there are some critical views about the color and low light performance.

value for money, image quality, lens, performance, size

battery, portability, responsiveness, low-light, color

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Samsung SCD 5000 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 74/100 = Good quality.

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Review analysis

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Samsung SC-D5000 review by PC Magazine


In an effort to create a camcorder that excelled at both still-image and video functions, Samsung combined a separate lens and CCD for each into ...

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Samsung SC-D5000 Duo-Cam


An innovative if somewhat boxy camcorder with outstanding still image quality.

Great stills, Very usable manual mode, Nice features

Awkward tripod mount, Bottom-loading tape

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Digital Camera and Camcorder Review: Samsung SCD5000 Mini DV and Digital Camera


First impressions of this digital camera and camcorder combo are that it is rather boxy. There are two lenses and two CCD arrays that pivot on the body. The conversion process is fast and easy, but there are a few buttons that swap positions when you...

Great stills Very usable manual mode Nice features

Awkward tripod mount Bottom-loading tape

It is clear that this innovative camera succeeds on a functional level, with both good video and good still performance. It is not cheaper than if you bought both separately and it isn't really any smaller either. The real advantage to the SCD5000 then...


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a bout the Samsung Duo Cam SCD5000 Camcorder


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briliant, I love it!


handy & compact

none so far

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DONT GET IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



horrible everything

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I borrowed it from my buddy and it was great.


AMAZING FEATURES, good resolution

don't find any. i don't know. i had it for only three days

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A Very Good Bang for your buck


I want it all. I want a Rolls Royce, for a Volkswagen price. I want the perfect video camcorder, and the perfect still camera. I want them in one machine, with the perfect lens, every feature that has ever been thought of and I want it to cost next to not

The only con I have is when you charge the battery you have to use the camera to charge the battery. You cant be shooting with one battery, while charging the other. Bad design Samsung, give us a standalone charger please. It is not the perfect camera

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Amazon review summary for Samsung SCD 5000


alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Samsung SCD 5000 from The average user rating for this product is 1.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on

image quality, size

battery, low-light, responsiveness, portability, color

0% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Samsung SCD5000 DuoCam MiniDV Camcorder/4MP Digital Still Camera

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Samsung SCD-5000 Mini DV DuoCam Camcorder


I was on vacation in August 2004 and used this camera.

very good picture quality

the swivel mechanism


Product Specifications

The DuoCam is the latest in Samsung's line of digital convergence products that seamlessly combines the qualities of Mini-DV digital camcorder with a 4.13 Mega pixel digital camera. Compared to most digital camcorders, which store low-resolution still images at 640 x 480 pixels, the SCD5000 produces 2272 x 1704 size ultra-high resolution images suitable for large size prints.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Pop-up flash

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2in
Diagonal Size (metric):5.1cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Hi-speed shutter / Portrait mode / Sand & snow / Sports mode / Spotlight

Flash Memory

Form Factor:Memory Stick
Storage Capacity:16MB


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Samsung SCD

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.4-1.8
Max Focal Length:27mm
Min Focal Length:2.7mm
Optical Zoom:10
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Size:1/6"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):4.2 mm ( 1/6 ) / 4.2 mm ( 1/6" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD

Optical System

Image Stabilizer:Electronic

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Analog Video Format:NTSC
Digital Scene Transition:Black fader
Digital Video Format:MPEG-4
Digital Zoom:800
Media Type:Mini DV
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode / Frame movie mode
Special Effects:Art / Black & White / Cinema / Emboss / Make-up / Mirror / Mosaic / Negative / Sepia / Sunset
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder / digital camera combo


Viewfinder Color Support:Color
Viewfinder Type:LCD