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Samsung VP DC171

alaTest has collected and analyzed 72 reviews of Samsung VP DC171. The average rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviews about the portability and zoom are overall positive. The design and price also get good feedback. There are some mixed views about the battery. Some have doubts about the memory and reliability.

image quality, price, design, zoom, portability

usability, reliability, memory

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Samsung VP DC171 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 75/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 user reviews of Samsung VP DC171 from The average user rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Reviewers really like the price and portability. The zoom and image quality also get good feedback, but there are some negative reviews about the battery and reliability.

image quality, zoom, portability, price

usability, reliability, battery

59% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung VP-DC171W/XEU Multi Format Widescreen DVD CamcorderSamsung VP-DC171W/XEU Multi Format Widescreen DVD Camcorder

Oct, 2016

Consumer review by: techhappy (



This is one of the best DVD Camcorders we have tested in its price range. This camer came at number one for its colour and picture quality for its price range out of 60 models we tested. Samsung really done well on this one. I can understand why...

Lightwieght, fast charging, super clear images, 34x Zoom, long battery life of 180 minutes, high resolution LCD display with crystal clear playback.

Couldnt find any cons, this is a great camera, that other rater must not know how to use a Camcorder, lol, what a fool, or he probably works for Sony or Panasonic. Either way he is a fool. This is a great Camcorder, any owner who knows how to use a...

Sep, 2009

Product Specifications

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Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Samsung SB-LSM80

Camcorder Features

Widescreen Video Capture:Widescreen Video Capture


On Screen Display (OSD): Yes

Dimensions & Weight



Display diagonal:6.35

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.7in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.9cm
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


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Samsung VP

Image sensor

Optical sensor resolution:800000
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 6
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 - 78.2
Image stabilizer: Yes
Lens Aperture:F/1.6
Max Focal Length:78.2mm
Min Focal Length:2.3mm
Optical Zoom:34
Optical Zoom:34
Type:Zoom lens



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


Ports & interfaces

PictBridge: No


Camera shutter speed:1/60 - 1/10000

Video Input

Analogue Video Format:PAL
Digital Zoom:1200
Faders:Black fader
Media Type:DVD-R (8cm) / DVD-RW (8 cm) / DVD+R DL (8cm) / DVD+RW (8cm)
Special Effects:Art / Black & White / Emboss / Mirror / Mosaic / Negative / Pastel / Sepia


Viewfinder Colour Support:Colour
Viewfinder Type:LCD monitor

Weight & Dimensions

Height :8.7