Samsung VP-D381 reviews: MiniDV storage SD camcorder

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This camcorder is a good all rounder.

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8.5 out of 10 based on 39 reviews.
Samsung VP-D381: Horizontally held, 34x optical zoom camcorder using . See full product description

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Confirmed purchaser Just point and shoot

Score 7.0/10
Good points:
light.. easy to carry .easy to use. very good for short footage good value for price
Bad points:
battery does not last very long .tape length short .with spare tape and battery would sort out problem.
Overall rating 7.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 7.0
Battery life 4.0
Weight 7.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 16 May 2009

nick, plymouth Just point and shoot

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
lightweight,compact and easy to use
Bad points:
battery runs out before tape does
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 9.0
Battery life 6.0
Weight 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 14 May 2009

Heather, Paphos Cyprus

Score 4.0/10
Good points:
Reviewer left no comment
Bad points:
The instruction book covered up to 5 other models. It seems we could not use it without a tape.
Overall rating 4.0
Ease of use 1.0
Image quality 6.0
Battery life 5.0
Weight 5.0
Value for money 4.0
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3 of 4 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 14 Dec 2008

Confirmed purchaser

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Light, easy to use and value for money.
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 7.0
Battery life 7.0
Weight 8.0
Value for money 9.0
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16 of 17 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 08 Oct 2008

Meghan, Grimsby Parents of two

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Good value for what we need in for
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 8.0
Battery life 7.0
Weight 7.0
Value for money 8.0
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4 of 5 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 05 Dec 2008

Confirmed purchaser

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Light weight, easy to use. Good price. Good quality.
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 8.0
Battery life 10.0
Weight 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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8 of 9 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 05 Dec 2008

Mo , London A mum

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Bought for an eleven year old boy. He found it did everything it said it would. He is able to carry with ease useful for school projects.
Bad points:
None at the moment
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 9.0
Battery life 8.0
Weight 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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3 of 4 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 02 Dec 2008

Product Features

Resolution quality SD
3D No
Optical zoom ratio 34
Media format MiniDV
Connections Firewire
Shape of camcorder Horizontally held
Digital zoom ratio 1200
Type of image stabiliser Electronic
Widescreen recording Yes
Shortest shutter speed (Fractions of a second) 1/10000
Weight (g) 340
Screen size (Inches) 2.7
Maximum aperture wide 1.6
Type of chip CCD
Release date 2008-04-09

Also known as: SAMSUNG D381

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Manufacturer's Description

Mini DV Camcoder with 34x optical zoom
SAMSUNG’s powerful optical zoom lenses bring the world closer without sacrificing image quality. Featuring a 34x optical SAMSUNG lens, nothing is beyond your reach. With audio enhancements unwanted ambient sound is reduced, there is also an improvement in stereo separation and voice and music playback. The digital image stabiliser eliminates the effects of shakes to ensure extremely sharp pictures even when zooming in for close-ups. Now what you see is what you get.thanks to the 2.7" wide LCD screen.

high ratio optical zoom lens
SAMSUNG’s powerful optical zoom lenses bring the world closer without sacrificing image quality. Featuring a 34x optical zoom lens, nothing is beyond your reach.

DIS image stabiliser
The digital image stabiliser eliminates the effects of shakes to ensure extremely sharp pictures even when zooming in for close-ups.


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