Samsung VP-DC172W reviews: DVD storage SD camcorder

25 customer reviews
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+ This camcorder has no outstanding positive points. - It scores poorly on battery life.

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8.2 out of 10 based on 25 reviews.
Samsung VP-DC172W: Horizontally held, 34x optical zoom camcorder using . See full product description

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Most helpful reviews

Anton, Crawley

Score 6.0/10
Good points:
Light and small. Easy to use.
Bad points:
Picture quality is not good. DVD discs capacity is only 20-30 minutes. Battery life could be longer.
Overall rating 6.0
Ease of use 7.0
Image quality 5.0
Battery life 5.0
Weight 7.0
Value for money 7.0
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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 30 Mar 2008

Ron, Birkenhead

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Easy to use and light to handle.
Bad points:
A little difficulty getting the dual layer RW dvd's.
Overall rating 9.0
Image quality 8.0
Battery life 7.0
Weight 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 28 Mar 2008

Confirmed purchaser bargain hunter

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
bargain
Bad points:
battery life not the best
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 8.0
Battery life 8.0
Weight 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 25 Mar 2008

Confirmed purchaser

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Good price at the time . disc are easy to get hold of now,
Bad points:
May soon be coming to its end of production line, hard to transfer images to other STORAGE FILES
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 7.0
Image quality 8.0
Battery life 7.0
Weight 7.0
Value for money 8.0
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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 22 Mar 2008

Confirmed purchaser

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
No bad points, small in size but big in quality. Easy to use, a dream to take on holiday for those special moments
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: 10 Jun 2008

Confirmed purchaser

Score 6.0/10
Good points:
small, good zoom
Bad points:
image quality,battery life
Overall rating 6.0
Ease of use 5.0
Image quality 4.0
Battery life 3.0
Weight 8.0
Value for money 6.0
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Confirmed purchase: 09 Jun 2008

Mohammad, Twickenham, London not happy

Score 5.0/10
Good points:
light weight and easy to operate
Bad points:
excessive vibration in final recording, hence bad picture quality
Overall rating 5.0
Ease of use 7.0
Image quality 5.0
Battery life 5.0
Weight 7.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 02 Jun 2008

Product Features

Resolution quality SD
3D No
Optical zoom ratio 34
Media format DVD
Shape of camcorder Horizontally held
Digital zoom ratio 1200
Type of image stabiliser Electronic
Widescreen recording Yes
Weight (g) 360
Screen size (Inches) 2.7
Type of chip CCD
Release date 2007-04-13

Also known as: SAMSUNG VPDC172W+, Samsung VP DC172W, Samsung VPDC172W

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