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Samsung VP D351

alaTest has collected and analyzed 82 reviews of Samsung VP D351. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Comments about the image quality and design are overall positive. The zoom and price also get good feedback, whereas some have doubts about the reliability and viewfinder.

usability, price, zoom, design, image quality

battery, viewfinder, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Samsung VP D351 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 73/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung VP D351

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 user reviews of Samsung VP D351 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Opinions about the zoom and image quality are generally positive. The design and usability also get good opinions.

price, usability, design, image quality, zoom

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung VP-D351/XEU MiniDV CamcorderSamsung VP-D351/XEU MiniDV Camcorder

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: (dooyoo.co.uk)

Samsung VP-D351

 

I have had this camcorder for around 18 months and have had no problems with it until now. It appears that the ribbon cable which connects the LCD screen to the camera has developed a break due to the screen having to be folded in and out during normal...

small and compact with

other people dont know how to use it

Apr, 2009

Consumer review by: UK Guest (reviewstop.co.uk)

Samsung VP-D351 Mini DV Camcorder

 

I have always been keen on photography and have a Minolta 7i so I do not need a camcorder with a still shot to memory card capabil...

Feb, 2006

Consumer review by: faux (pricerunner.co.uk)

Well worth buying

 

A good buy; a good quality camera with excellent video and audio functions; unfortunately you have to buy firewire and tapes (and if you want, a spare battery). Of course, you could always go for the newer and more expensive models: the VP D351, VP...

The 20X optical zoom is excellent.The 'power night pix' function works well, just as long as there is some light somewhere.The stereo microphone is excellent.The manual is detailed and helpful.A good, smart looking model.

It comes with no PC cable, so you have to buy a 4 pin firewire cable and a firewire card if you don't already have one.It comes with no tapes.

A good buy; a good quality camera with excellent video and audio functions; unfortunately you have to buy firewire and tapes (and if you want, a spare battery).Of course, you could always go for the newer and more expensive models: the VP D351, VP...

Oct, 2005

Consumer review by: UK Guest (reviewstop.co.uk)

CAN connect to PC

 

I bought this Samsung VP-D351 XEU MiniDV camera for making home movies, and everything was going fine until I read the review abov...

Oct, 2005

Consumer review by: UK Guest (reviewstop.co.uk)

Lack of pc connectivity

 

I just bought this Samsung VP-D351 XEU MiniDV camera for some video editing, but I read the instructions to findout that it cannot...

Sep, 2005

Consumer review by: HappySnapper (pricerunner.co.uk)

Samsung VP-D351(i)

 

I bought this camera last weekend and so far it has proved to be exactly what I wanted - a basic, easy to use, good value camcorder. The 20 optical zoom is excellent. Battery as supplied lasts about 80 minutes but get yourself a couple of double...

Great value for money.Good optical zoom x20Good manualEasy to useLightweightMini DVHas macro ability

No software came with the packageNot USB connectable (but higher models are)

I bought this camera last weekend and so far it has proved to be exactly what I wanted - a basic, easy to use, good value camcorder. The 20 optical zoom is excellent. Battery as supplied lasts about 80 minutes but get yourself a couple of double...

Sep, 2005

Product Specifications

Samsung exemplifies technological determination and progressive ideals. From technology to business to the philanthropy, Samsung has become a world leader for which the possibilities are truly endless. PRODUCT FEATURES: Mini-DV; Optical 20x, Digital 900x Zoom Lens; 800K Pixel CCD; 2.5", 112K Pixel LCD Monitor; BW Viewfinder; Digital PCM Stereo Audio; Digital Image Stabilizer; Power Nite Pix; IEEE1394 Out; USB 2.0 (VP-D352).

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Type:Microphone

Battery

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

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:11.8cm
Height:9.2cm
Weight:0.4kg
Width:6.4cm

Display

Display:LCD
Display diagonal:6.35
Display Resolution:112000

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:D351
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Samsung VP

Image sensor

Total MegaPixels:0.8

Lens System

Digital Zoom:900
Focal length range (f-f):33.2 - 663.5
Lens Aperture:F/1.6-2.7
Max Focal Length:46mm
Min Focal Length:2.3mm
Optical Zoom:20
Optical Zoom:20
Type:Zoom lens

Miscellaneous

Colour:Silver

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Sensor Resolution:800Kpix
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 Stabiliser:Electronic

Other features

Focus:auto / manual
Lens system:n/a

Shutter

Camera shutter speed:1/60 - 1/10000, manual: 1/6, 1/12, 1/25

Video Input

Analogue Video Format:PAL
Digital Zoom:900
Faders:Black fader
Media Type:Mini DV
Special Effects:Art / Black & White / Cinema / Emboss / Make-up / Mirror / Mosaic / Negative / Pastel / Sepia
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Colour Support:Black & white
Viewfinder Type:LCD monitor

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:11.8
Height :9.2
Weight:410
Width:6.4