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Samsung SC-D590

alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 reviews of Samsung SC-D590. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers really like the price and portability, whereas many are critical about the color and reliability. Comments are divided on the size.

usability, portability, price

image quality, durability, reliability, color

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Samsung SC-D590 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 75/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Samsung SC-D590


alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 user reviews of Samsung SC-D590 from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Reviewers really like the price. The portability is also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the color and reliability.

usability, portability, price

image quality, durability, reliability, color

82% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Apr, 2019

Expert review by : Patrick Lang (

Samsung SCD590


Well-constructed menus, Microphone and headphone jacks, Nite Pix Mode

Bulky hand grip, Low light video quality

Mar, 2003

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Samsung SCD590


Samsung SCD590 MiniDV Upright Digital Camcorder with 2.5" LCD Display, 12X Optical & 8MB Memory Stick.

The uniquely designed Samsung SCD590 sits snugly in your hand for great convenience and comfort while shooting. Among its many features are a large 2.5-inch LCD screen that can be viewed in both dark and bright environments, a shoe for external...

Consumer review (

Samsung SCD-590- most bang for the buck!


I started shopping for a camcorder a month before our baby was due- a common scenario. I wanted a small "gee whiz" unit for portability and style. I have a Sony DSC50 digicam and really like it, and also use a Sony Clie PDA- so a memory stick unit...

Size, picture quality, price

small buttons

Apr, 2003

Product Specifications

Samsung's range of advanced digital camcorders makes near-broadcast quality footage attainable for the whole family; while for advanced users there's the additional possibility of connection to a PC for professional style editing. Samsung's digital camcorders are more compact than analogue models and thus are a great companion for taking on holiday or on day trips. Features include electronic image stabilization, 400: 1 variable speed digital power zoom, nite pix, 9 digital special effects, tape speed, built-in digital still camera, 8 step manual shutter, 210k pixel trans-reflective optimum vision LCD, EZ dial navigator, smart shoe for external accessories, and external microphone.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Camera Flash

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.4cm
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:8MB


Country Kits:United States
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


Color:Metallic silver

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Sensor Resolution:680Kpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/6"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):4.2 mm ( 1/6 ) / 4.2 mm ( 1/6" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD

Optical System

Image Stabilizer:Electronic

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Scene Transition:Black fader
Digital Video Format:AVI
Digital Zoom:400
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
Still Image Format:JPEG


Viewfinder Color Support:Color
Viewfinder Type:LCD