Samsung SC SC-D23 Camcorder - Silver

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  • Great Starter MiniDV camera

    Jun 22, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great Price Good Quality All the standard features Good color reproduction and sharpness
    Cons: White balance could be better Image Stabilization could be better AutoFocus could be better

    Summary: With a baby due any day and grandparents in other states I decided to buy a camcorder. Being a tech ... read more

  • Great camera, great price

    Sep 17, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Compact, affordable, dependable, quality
    Cons: No hot-shoe, bottom-loading tapes

    Summary: The Samsung SC-D23 Mini-DV Camcorder is a fantastic, dependable camera. I've owned this camera for 5 years now and I still love it as much as when I bought it. I do a lot of independent video production work and this camera is on every job-site. I ... read more

  • PLEASE DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY!!!!!!!!

    May 31, 2006 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: It is small and looks nice.
    Cons: After 15 months ruins videos, no way to fix unless you pay $150to authorized dealer.

    Summary: New Samsung SCD23 Camcorder..........$250.00-giv e or take JVC MiniDV tapes.....................$20. 99 Maxell Head Cleaner..................$20.9 9 Repairing Priceless home video.......$234.90-three 60 min. tapes TOTAL MONEY ... read more

  • Great Digital Camcorder for the Price

    Jun 2, 2005 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Features Price Clear video and audio great night shots many features cheap accessories
    Cons: Battery Life Image stabilizer and focus are slow tape loading

    Summary: I was really looking for a new Camcorder to replace my 8 year old VHS Sony camcorder, but I didnít want to spend an arm and a leg to get a new one. I found SC-D23 on eBay for only 100 + 10s/h, and it came with 5 MiniDv tapes with all the stock stuff. ... read more

  • Compare price with features / picture / sound. Then buy this camera!!

    Aug 30, 2004 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Nice price, Easy to use, Great picture and Sound
    Cons: Battery life (of course), Low Light (yawn), Image Stability (yeah, yeah)

    Summary: Great buy for the price. I purchased it just prior to Christmas and have used it for everything from mini-home movies with my daughter and me as stars to a high school graduation. It’s simple to use. With the “Easy Q” feature, my eleven ... read more

  • EXCELENT MiniDV camera for the price.

    Apr 26, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Price. Many useful features(for the price). Ok picture quality. Solid construction. Easy PC connection.
    Cons: Battery life. Poor manual. Low light not great, but there are work arounds for that.

    Summary: I got tired of making analog Hi-8 recordings and needed a MiniDV camera. For the price, this MiniDV camera is great. It was $229 from Aldi's (the grocery store). I was a bit skeptical of buying such an inexpensive camera, but it has met my ... read more

  • Excellent quality for a reasonable price

    Feb 5, 2004 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Great price and quality. Excellent color reproduction. Loaded with features.
    Cons: So-so auto-focus.

    Summary: I always look for the best quality for a reasonable price when buying tech stuff. After some research, it seemed like the SC-D23 would fit the bill, and I'm glad to report that it turned out to be even better than I had expected. These are the ... read more

  • Never got past charging the battery

    Aug 14, 2003 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Great Price, Lots of features
    Cons: battery drains even when camera is off

    Summary: I've been looking for good, cheap, starter digital camcorder for a month for a Europe trip. All the ... read more

  • Good for beginners and those on a budget.

    Jun 25, 2003 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Lots of features for the price, fairly compact, good for beginners.
    Cons: Autofocus can sometimes be undecided, especially in low light.

    Summary: I too bought this camera because of a new baby. I was looking for something under $450 with as many ... read more

  • The Best Mini DV Camcorder in its Class!

    Jun 1, 2003 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: This little Cam has it all! Small size,light weight. Recorded image is fantastic.
    Cons: It could have come with better software. Samsung should have provided a memory stick.

    Summary: When I found this camcorder at Costco for only $349 I grabbed it fast. This little DVc has all the goodies that you need to make movies and take digital pictures. I pulled it out of the box charged the battery and I was recording right away, it is that ... read more

  • Express Customer Reviews

  • PIECE OF JUNK

    Oct 9, 2006 by
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    Pros: NICE CAMCORDER AS LONG AS IT WORKS.
    Cons: IT'S GOING TO GO BLACK.

    Summary: I PURCHASED THIS CAMCORDER ABOUT 18 MONTHS AGO AND LOVED IT. I GOT ABOUT 9 HOURS RECORDING TIME BEFORE IT WENT BLANK AND OF COURSE THE WARRANTY WAS GONE. LOTS OF PEOPLE HAVE BEEN HAVING THE SAME PROBLEM AND SAMSUNG SAY IT'S NOT THEIR PROBLEM!!! SO ... read more

  • Don't Bother looking at this Camcorder

    Sep 8, 2006 by
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    Pros: easy to use features
    Cons: Factory defect (faulty CCD)which Samsung won't recall for

    Summary: I purchased this camcorder 11/2003 for $375. I have used it sparingly these 2 1/2 yrs and It has worked fine until now. All of a sudden and for no reason at all, the LCD went blank and will not record any image. This is due to a faulty CCD that other ... read more

  • Never ever buy Samsung. Horrible product.

    Aug 4, 2006 by
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    Pros: None. Its a horrible product.
    Cons: Everything is bad. I dont see any singe thing thats good in the camcorder.

    Summary: I bought this camcorder way back in 2003 and could record only 4-5 hours of video. The CCD stopped working while the camcorder was in storage. Samsung customer support was also hopeless. First they werent courteous enough, second they refused to accept ... read more

  • Costs $70/hr to use

    Mar 12, 2006 by
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    Pros: small and easy to use.
    Cons: It quit working and samsung is no help at all.

    Summary: Buyer be very aware! Our camcorder has the same problem as some here as well as ones on other message boards. After a little less than 6 hours of recording, it quit recording video. It will record audio only and play back audio and video. At this rate, ... read more

  • Great Camcorder Best of it's class

    Mar 8, 2006 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Good battery life for features, 800X digital zoom, nite pix, interface options, stability, quality
    Cons: After transferring video to PC there is a thin green line on right side

    Summary: I've had this camera for about 8 months so far, works absolutely perfect. I purchased it because my research of quality and features yielded this model. What I love is the outputs, FireWire, USB, S-VIDEO, Composite, MIC. Also takes memory card and can be ... read more

  • Failed after 18 months...has a common issue...

    Nov 27, 2005 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Had nice features, good zoom. Good nighttime shooting. Decent battery life.
    Cons: Obviously has some factory defect which lasts through the warranty period, but after that...good luck.

    Summary: I had this camera for about 18 months when I started having trouble with the video recording. Then one day, it stopped recording video. Just a black screen on the LCD and in the view finder. Playback of old tapes would work, but new recordings were ... read more

  • Long lasting camera

    Sep 12, 2005 by
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    Pros: Easy to use,last for ever,connectivity.
    Cons: Battery life.

    Summary: I have this camera for like four years and is still working like new. The connectivity is great, the firewire connection is stable and then you can burn DVD, edit and play with your videos. Also you can add a wide lens to have a wide angle. The ... read more

  • Paper weight

    Aug 8, 2005 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Size and features were nice for 1st timer
    Cons: Even with gentle care broke at 19 months Batter life short

    Summary: Initially impressed with features and basic capability of this camcorder. Shot approx. 6 hours of recordings on it and took a several dozen still shots which were generally unimpressive but functional for email purposes. However after 19 months, for no ... read more

  • Great Buy !

    Sep 18, 2003 by
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    Pros: Easy to use. Plenty of feature's. The infrared "Nite Pix" is cool. Good sound reproduction.
    Cons: The Image stabilizer could use a little improvement as well as the Auto-Focus(a bit slow).

    Summary: I did a lot of research on camcorder's under $500, due to the fact that I am on a budget and I also have a fifteen year old son(need I say more?). I looked all over the internet. I compared Sony, JVC, Canon and a couple of off brands, then I came across t ... read more

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