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Samsung VP DC163

alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 reviews of Samsung VP DC163. 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. People really like the portability and design. The price and battery are also appreciated, whereas many are critical about the reliability.

usability, battery, price, design, portability

reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Samsung VP DC163 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 72/100 = Good quality.

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Expert review by: James Dickinson (goodgearguide.com.au)

Samsung VP-DC163

 

Offering a big optical zoom and Dual-Layer DVD recording at a bargain price, at first glance Samsung's VP-DC163 looks like a fairly solid product. How...

Huge zoom, easy to use menu system, support for dual layer discs, price

LCD screen, performance in low light

A well constructed and easy to use camcorder but offers mediocre video performance.

Oct, 2006

Consumer review by: darrenhanks (dooyoo.co.uk)

Samsung VP DC163 : Top quality DVD Camera

 

This is the first video camera I have ever owned. I found it very easy to use, the on screen menus are very easy to use and in a logical order. It is very flexible so you can have it setup with everything is automatic, for anyone who knows how to use...

Jul, 2007

Consumer review by: darrenhanks (dooyoo.co.uk)

Samsung VP-DC163: Top quality DVD Camera

 

This is the first video camera I have ever owned. I found it very easy to use, the on screen menus are very easy to use and in a logical order. It is very flexible so you can have it setup with everything is automatic, for anyone who knows how to use...

Light, nice screen, easy to use

Battery life not good, not sure about reliability

Jul, 2007

Consumer review by: iamthebest (dooyoo.co.uk)

Samsung VP DC163 : WOW!!!!! Great Great Great!!!

 

DVD Camcorder Samsung VP-DC163 ------------------------ ----------------------- Where to start, there is so much that I need to put into this review. Well let's start about how I came around to getting this product. Well because I like all of the...

Apr, 2007

Consumer review by: iamthebest (dooyoo.co.uk)

WOW!!!!! Great Great Great!!!

 

DVD Camcorder Samsung VP-DC163 ------------------------ ----------------------- Where to start, there is so much that I need to put into this review. Well let’s start about how I came around to getting this product. Well because I like all of the...

Excellent quality and range of features

Costly

Apr, 2007

Product Specifications

Capture your most treasured memories on DVD discs. DVDs are convenient and easy to store. Samsung brings ease-of-use and the latest technology to help you make those quality videos.

Audio

Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes
Wind filter: Yes

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes
Widescreen Video Capture:Widescreen Video Capture

Camera

On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
Photo effects:Art, Emboss, Mirror, Mosaic, Pastel, Sepia
Playback zoom (max):x8

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:12.2cm
Height:8.7cm
Weight:400g
Width:5.5cm

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:Portrait mode / Sand & snow / Sports mode / Spotlight

Header

Manufacturer:Samsung
Model:DC163
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Samsung VP

Image sensor

Optical sensor resolution:800000
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 6
Sensor Type:CCD
Total MegaPixels:0.8

Lens System

Digital Zoom:1200
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):35.3 - 1164.9
Focal length range (f-f):2.3 - 75.9
Image stabilizer: Yes
Lens Aperture:F/1.6
Max Focal Length:75.57mm
Min Focal Length:2.29mm
Optical Zoom:33
Optical Zoom:33
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Sensor Resolution:680Kpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/4.5"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):5.6 mm ( 1/4.5" ) / 5.6 mm ( 1/4.5 )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD

Optical System

Image Stabiliser:Electronic

Other features

Auto Focus: Yes
Compatible operating systems:Windows 98SE/Me/2000/XP\nMac OS 9
Interface:USB 2.0
Lens system:N
Light exposure control:Auto, Sports, Portrait, Spotlight, Sand/snow, HSS
Media types supported:DVD-R/±RW/ +R DL
Recording speed:VBR (SP/LP), CBR (XP)
Snapshot:Photo

Packaging Content

Bundled software:Y

Ports & interfaces

PictBridge: Yes
S-Video In: No
S-Video Out: Yes

Shutter

Camera shutter speed:1/50 - 1/10000

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD

Video

Analog signal format system:PAL
Video formats supported:MPEG4

Video Input

Digital Zoom:1200
Faders:Black fader
Media Type:DVD-R (8cm) / DVD-RW (8 cm) / DVD+RW (8cm)
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Special Effects:Art / Black & White / Cinema / Emboss / Mirror / Mosaic / Negative / Pastel / Sepia / Strobe / Wide
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Colour Support:Colour
Viewfinder Type:LCD monitor

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:12.1
Height :8.7
Weight:423
Width:5.4