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Samsung SC-DX205

alaTest has collected and analyzed 33 reviews of Samsung SC-DX205. The average rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size and design. The image quality and usability also get good comments, but many are negative about the memory and battery.

portability, usability, image quality, design, size

battery, memory

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Samsung SC-DX205 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 74/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Samsung SC-DX205


alaTest has collected and analyzed 30 user reviews of Samsung SC-DX205 from The average user rating for this product is 2.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on People really like the size and design. The image quality and usability also get good feedback. There are some less positive opinions about the battery.

portability, usability, image quality, design, size


57% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung SC-DX205 Hybrid DVD & Flash Memory Camcorder w/34x Optical ZoomSamsung SC-DX205 Hybrid DVD & Flash Memory Camcorder w/34x Optical Zoom

Dec, 2018

Consumer review (

Best Camcorder for the price


Works Great Sharp image Easy to use.

Oct, 2009

Consumer review (

Battery and registration headache


The downloadable manual is a whopping 145+ pages.


If you try to register this on the Samsung website, an SC-DX205 camcorder is not listed in the selections. Tried DVD camcorders, memory camcorders, HiDef, Hi8 but no SC-DX205 ; The other frustration is the battery. It states it is an IA-BP80WA but when...

Jun, 2009

Product Specifications

You won't miss any of life's special moments with this compact, lightweight DVD camcorder. The Samsung SC-DX205 can give you up to 100 minutes of recording time. Plus, with the 2.7-inch LCD screen you'll easily capture those special shots like baby's first steps. Now you can capture these memories on DVD discs. No more bulky videotapes and no more hassle.


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

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

Camcorder Features

Widescreen Video Capture: Yes


Minimum illumination:2


Color of product:Black
LED Indicators: Yes

Dimensions & Weight



Display Diagonal:2.7
Display Resolution:720 x 480

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.7in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.9cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Samsung

Image Sensor

Optical sensor size:1 / 6
Sensor Type:CCD
Total megapixels:0.68

Lens System

Digital Zoom:2200
Filter size:1.2
Focal length range (f-f):0.0906 - 3.08
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Lens Aperture:F/1.6-4.3
Max Focal Length:78.2mm
Min Focal Length:2.3mm
Optical Zoom:34
Optical Zoom:34
Type:Zoom lens

Operational Conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 40

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

Other Features

Aperture range (F-F):1.6 - 4.3
Art: Yes
Auto focus: Yes
Compatible operating systems:Windows 2000, XP\nMAC OS X v 10.4+
Emboss: Yes
I/O ports:- Composite output: 1Vp-p (75 Om)\n- Audio output: -7.5dBs (600 Om)\n- USB output: Mini-B
Manual focus: Yes
Minimum processor:Power PC G5
Minimum RAM:64
Minimum system requirements:USB2.0
Mirror: Yes
Pastel: Yes
Power consumption (typical):3
Power Requirements:AC 100 - 240V 50/60Hz, DC 8.4 V
Sports: Yes
Spotlight: Yes


Camera shutter speed:1/60 - 1/10000


Analog signal format system:NTSC
Video compression format:H.264
Video formats supported:H.264

Video Input

Analog Video Format:NTSC
Digital Video Format:H.264 / MPEG-2
Digital Zoom:2200
Media Type:DVD-R (8cm) / DVD-R DL (8 cm) / DVD-RW (8 cm) / Flash card
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Still Image Format:JPEG

Weight & Dimensions