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Samsung SCD103

We have collected and analyzed 3 expert reviews and 87 user reviews from international sources. Users rate it 51/100. The average review date is Mar 3, 2006. We have compared these reviews to 369483 reviews from other Camcorders. The alaScore™ for this product is 67/100 = Good. Last update: Dec 18, 2018.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Samsung SCD103

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 74 user reviews of Samsung SCD103 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the size and zoom. The portability and usability are also appreciated, whereas there are some negative opinions about the reliability and durability.

price, usability, portability, zoom, size

image quality, memory, durability, reliability

38% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung SCD103 MiniDV Digital CamcorderSamsung SCD103 MiniDV Digital Camcorder

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : James Murray (camcorderinfo.com)

Samsung SCD103 Camcorder Review - Samsung MiniDV Camcorders

 

The Samsung SCD103 comes in at an MSRP of US $300, making it a camcorder intended for the first time buyer or a point-and-shoot consumer looking for a lower-priced model without too many add-on features or controls. It is equipped with a 2.5-inch LCD...

Jul, 2004

Expert review by : Benjamin "Zeus" Heide (bcchardware.com)

Samsung SCD103 Mini-DV Camcorder

 

Samsung has thrown me a curve as far as the "normal" hardware I get to review. This time around I received the SCD103 Mini-DV Camcorder. This model is located in their "Handy & Easy" category on their Mini-DV Camcorder page. This being said, it should...

Clear, crisp Mini-DV.

Oct, 2004

Expert review by (best-digital-camcorder-reviews.com)

Samsung SCD103

 

Samsung SCD103 MiniDV Digital Camcorder.

Record broadcast quality video with this compact Samsung SCD103 2.5 LCD Mini-DV camcorder using the Mini-DV format. Also compatible with MPEG4 and JPEG, the SC-D103 captures rich, true-to-life color while being highly portable and the 2.5 color LCD...

Consumer review (ciao.com)

Samsung SC-D103

 

bought this camcorder because we were on a budget just having a new baby and wanting to record some video of her growing up. I first was scared because I didn't think the quality would be that good after it was uploaded to the internet. To my suprise...

wonderful sound and the movie images

the stabilazation is not that great

Dec, 2008

Consumer review (ciao.com)

Samsung SC-D103 Mini DV Camcorder

 

Little while, then it quit. Samsung has recently (September 2008) admitted to defective units. I called them up at Samsung Factory Service Hotline: 1-888-685-1349 and my camera is on the way to the service center for repair/replacement FREE OF...

Excellent zoom, high-quality video

NONE

Dec, 2008

Consumer review (ciao.com)

Samsung

 

Here. My husband called the samsung service center and asked them. They said, we have to send it back to the service center and they will repair it and send it back to us. they charged us 150$ for doing this which my husband didn't like but we had no...

Easy to capture movies

Takes time to upload it in the computer

Nov, 2008

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Died after about one hour of use

 

Inexpensive

expensive to fix

Nov, 2006

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Recommended for documentaries

 

I bought this at costco around $250 in winter 2004-2005, it has never failed to do anything I asked. I am an antiwar activist and I've filmed around ten street actions, and at least 40 to 50 indoor lecture events. I have backpacked this thing all over ...

reliable, has ext. microphone jack, cheap enough not to worry, nearly foolproof automatic

Bad in low lighting ; MP4 recorder limit 20 seconds ; cannot change tape while on tripod

Apr, 2006

Consumer review (epinions.com)

NO REPAIR FACILITY

 

cheap

really cheap -

Jan, 2006

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Small and a versetile camera

 

This Camera is great it is small and easy to function. It has all of the needs for the average user. Screen. This camera has great viewing capebilities. The LCD screen has the advantage of folding out for easy viewing when recording. The screen is ...

small, light wieght, easy to use, and very versetile

2 hour battery life

Dec, 2004
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Product Specifications

The SC-D103 is a 2.5" LCD Mini-DV Camcorder, easy to use and reliable with the ability to shoot great videos. What else do you need?

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Omni-directional / Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Camera Flash

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:5.9in
Height:3.5in
Weight:1.1lbs
Width:2.2in

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

Header

Manufacturer:Samsung
Model:SC-D103
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Samsung

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.4
Max Focal Length:41.4mm
Min Focal Length:2.3mm
Optical Zoom:18
Type:Zoom lens

Miscellaneous

Color:Silver

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Sensor Resolution:680Kpix
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD

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:900
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
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Color Support:Black & white
Viewfinder Type:LCD