Samsung VP-DC161 reviews: DVD storage SD camcorder

8 customer reviews
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This camcorder is a good all rounder.

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7.9 out of 10 based on 8 reviews.
Samsung VP-DC161: Horizontally held, 33x optical zoom camcorder using . See full product description

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candida, london

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
it does exacly what is says on the tin
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Battery life 10.0
Weight 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 30 Oct 2007

Confirmed purchaser

Score 7.0/10
Good points:
Small, looks good,writes to disks,extra function
Bad points:
You didnt explained probably about the battery life.Dissapointed that some dvd players can not play.When zooming fully to see distance you are unable to use image stabiliser.
Overall rating 7.0
Ease of use 6.0
Image quality 7.0
Battery life 1.0
Weight 7.0
Value for money 5.0
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165 of 165 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 30 Jun 2006

Confirmed purchaser

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
very light and fairly simple to use, image quality surprisingly good
Bad points:
battery life very short, the more powerfull battery is about the same size as the camera itself. Buttons are quite small and therefor suit a ladies fingers better
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 7.0
Battery life 3.0
Weight 8.0
Value for money 8.0
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21 of 21 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 26 Apr 2007

Confirmed purchaser

Score 7.0/10
Good points:
very easy to use - and excellent quality.
Bad points:
battery life very low
Overall rating 7.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 7.0
Battery life 3.0
Weight 7.0
Value for money 6.0
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59 of 59 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 17 Nov 2006

Confirmed purchaser

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Small and compact. Easy to use.
Bad points:
Battery seems to run down very quickly.
Overall rating 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 15 Dec 2006

Confirmed purchaser

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Fantastic pictures, excellent value for money and easy to use.
Bad points:
The cost of the disc, it didn't come with any and they can be quite costly with most only enabling half an hour recording at a time.
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 8.0
Battery life 7.0
Weight 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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16 of 16 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 11 Mar 2007

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Product Features

Resolution quality SD
Resolution (Pixels) 800x600
3D No
Optical zoom ratio 33
Media format DVD
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) 430
Weight (g) 350
Screen size (Inches) 2.7
Screen size (Inches) 2.5
Maximum aperture wide 1.6
Type of chip CCD
Release date 2006-02-01

Also known as: SAMSUNG VP-DC161/XEU, SAMSUNG DC161+, Samsung VPDC161, Samsung VP-DC 161, Samsung DC161WB, Samsung VP-DC161W

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