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SamsungSC-D382 Mini DV Camcorder
 
4.1

(based on 15 reviews)

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    (9)

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    (2)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable to operate (14)
  • Simple controls (14)
  • Great features (8)
  • Great picture quality (8)
  • Versatile (5)

Cons

  • Poor battery life (4)

Best Uses

  • Home movies (13)
  • Travel (10)
  • Documentaries (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual user (7), Enthusiast (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great camcorder for a great price

Filming with this camcorder is easy and fun. I have a widescreen LCD TV and shoot in 16:9, and my video looks great on screen. The colors are rich looking, and not...Read complete review

Filming with this camcorder is easy and fun. I have a widescreen LCD TV and shoot in 16:9, and my video looks great on screen. The colors are rich looking, and not oversaturated. The kids play a lot of sports and the long 34x optical zoom is a big plus. Even at full zoom, the image stabilization keeps the video smooth and stable.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

One of the cheapest MiniDV Cam

I bought the product for my wife who had the minimum requirements. She wanted the one-click simple video shooter. And this model is the best for this.On the other hand, when I tried...Read complete review

I bought the product for my wife who had the minimum requirements. She wanted the one-click simple video shooter. And this model is the best for this.On the other hand, when I tried to play with it, following cons have been discovered:1. Very poor performance in the low-light2. No USB interface3. Auto Focus is expieriencing problems during the big zoom and low light.Good option for the [$], but adding extra $100 would give a big difference.

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4.0

satisfactory product

By Shivandhni

from Fiji Islands

About Me Casual User

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable to Operate
  • Durable
  • Great Features
  • Great Picture Quality
  • Great Sound
  • Simple Controls
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home Movies

    Comments about Samsung SC-D382 Mini DV Camcorder:

    everything about the product is great, easy to use, picture perfect,good for parties & functions.

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    5.0

    I would buy this product again and again

    By Meghan

    from Huntingdon, PA

    About Me Video Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable to Operate
    • Durable
    • Great Features
    • Great Picture Quality
    • Great Sound
    • Simple Controls
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Documentaries
      • Home Movies
      • Travel

      Comments about Samsung SC-D382 Mini DV Camcorder:

      We use this camcorder just about every day. We have used it to record our puppy playing. We will be using it this summer when we go on our first family beach vacation. We love the fact that it has a remote and the battery for the camcorder is rechargable. Which does not take long to recharge. If fully drained it takes about 3 hours tops. We love the zoom. We love the fact that all you do is plus the av cables into the tv and can playback the tape. Our puppy thinks there is another puppy and barks right back at it on the tv when playing the tape back.

      We can't find anything wrong with the product.
      Great buy for the price.

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      4.0

      good value

      By Skippy the Charger

      from Wilmington, NC

      About Me Video Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable to Operate
      • Leave it on auto and go
      • Simple Controls

      Cons

      • Don't be rough with it
      • Flimsy Construction

      Best Uses

      • Home Movies

      Comments about Samsung SC-D382 Mini DV Camcorder:

      This is great for point and shoot quick grab videos of the grandbaby doing cute things. The ease of operation makes it great for anyone technically impaired to use.

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      3.0

      One of the cheapest MiniDV Cam

      By Levan K.

      from Tbilisi, Georgia

      About Me Casual User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable to Operate
      • Great Sound
      • Simple Controls

      Cons

      • Low-Quality Recordings
      • Poor Battery Life

      Best Uses

      • Home Movies
      • Travel

      Comments about Samsung SC-D382 Mini DV Camcorder:

      I bought the product for my wife who had the minimum requirements. She wanted the one-click simple video shooter. And this model is the best for this.On the other hand, when I tried to play with it, following cons have been discovered:1. Very poor performance in the low-light2. No USB interface3. Auto Focus is expieriencing problems during the big zoom and low light.Good option for the [$], but adding extra $100 would give a big difference.

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      4.0

      Great Camera for the price

      By Iluvmyson

      from VA

      About Me Casual User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable to Operate
      • Great Picture Quality
      • Simple Controls

      Cons

      • Poor Battery Life

      Best Uses

        Comments about Samsung SC-D382 Mini DV Camcorder:

        I got this camera because it was inexpensive and wanted to capture my sons athletic events. I am very happy with this camera. it takes great movies and even the option to take still pictures. I didn't want a lot of bells and whistles (though it has a lot), I just wanted something simple and easy and I found it in this Samsung!

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        4.0

        Great Camera. Great Price.

        By Mike the newsshooter

        from Charlotte, NC

        About Me Pro Videographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable to Operate
        • Great Features
        • Great Picture Quality
        • Simple Controls

        Cons

        • Poor Battery Life
        • Uncomfortable

        Best Uses

        • Home Movies
        • Travel

        Comments about Samsung SC-D382 Mini DV Camcorder:

        I use this camera to shoot video while in a vechicle. It's very small and inexpensive, yet provides a nice picture.

        Things I like...
        Nice image quality.
        Very easy to use.
        Handy Remote Control.

        Things I like not so much...
        The lens isn't very wide.
        Hand strap isn't very well placed.

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        4.0

        pretty neat

        By tim the funboy

        from portland,or

        About Me Casual User

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable to Operate
        • Great Features
        • Simple Controls
        • Versatile

        Cons

        • Flimsy Construction
        • Poor Battery Life
        • Poor Sound

        Best Uses

        • Documentaries
        • Home Movies
        • Travel

        Comments about Samsung SC-D382 Mini DV Camcorder:

        I use it mostly to film live music. Very easy to use. It has 2 different tri-pod holes which is a convenient feature for me since I use tri-pod a lot. It has built-in microphone and speaker which I don't use. They are pretty lo-fi. I didn't notice any noise from the cassette motor which was nice. Battery life is too short. But overall it's quite a bargain.

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        5.0

        Great little cam for first timers...

        By Josh30

        from Knoxville, TN

        About Me Video Enthusiast

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Comfortable to Operate
        • Simple Controls
        • Small size
        • Video Light Built-in

        Cons

        • No

        Best Uses

        • Home Movies
        • Travel

        Comments about Samsung SC-D382 Mini DV Camcorder:

        I purchased this camcorder for my Mom, who is not the most tech-savvy person. She loves the simplicity and small size. It uses MiniDV tapes, which are cheap and available almost anywhere, unlike the DVD camera media. This cam is tiny, and easy to stuff into a coat pocket or purse. It doesn't have a viewfinder, but does anyone use those anymore? Screen quality is very good, and it has a DV out (firewire) for those of us who like tinkering with our video on the PC. It even has a small video light built in for shooting in dim light. If you're in the market for a great little non-HD cam and don't want to spend a lot, this should be high on your list. Pair this up with economical Sony Vegas Studio software and make your videos into professional-looking DVD's, or edit them and post to YouTube for not much money at all!

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        5.0

        omg I love this camera

        By cody

        from st.pete, fl

        About Me Video Enthusiast

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Comfortable to Operate
        • Durable
        • Great Features
        • Great Picture Quality
        • Great Sound
        • Simple Controls
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Movies
          • Movies/Short Films
          • Travel

          Comments about Samsung SC-D382 Mini DV Camcorder:

          my mom got it for me for my birthday and I love it, it is the best camera I have ever used and it is so portable!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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          4.0

          SC-D382 Mini DV Camcorder by Samsung

          By smits

          from SLO, CA

          About Me Casual User

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable to Operate
          • Great Picture Quality
          • Simple Controls

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home Movies
            • Travel

            Comments about Samsung SC-D382 Mini DV Camcorder:

            Very nice unit for the price. Wish it had usb ports. Higher end DVD record units do and their price has come down. We installed the fire wire card and got the cable and got excellent connect to PC results.

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            4.0

            Nice Camcorder, great B&H price

            By RudyTX

            from Dallas, TX

            About Me Video Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable to Operate
            • Good BH Price
            • Low cost
            • Simple Controls

            Cons

            • Doesn't includ 1394 cable
            • MIssing SD card slot
            • Missing USB on this model

            Best Uses

            • Home Movies
            • Maintain Old MiniDV Tapes

            Comments about Samsung SC-D382 Mini DV Camcorder:

            Bought this because we have many MiniDV tapes not yet transferred. Unit will allow us to maintain our old tapes and for the great prie we got it make a few more until the new HD technologies mature and lower in price.

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            3.0

            Good Product

            By Winky

            from Pittsburgh, Pa.

            About Me Casual User

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable to Operate
            • Great Features
            • Great Picture Quality
            • Simple Controls

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home Movies
              • Travel

              Comments about Samsung SC-D382 Mini DV Camcorder:

              Simple and uncomplicated. Good image quality.

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              4.0

              I like this product very much

              By Venky

              from Richmond,va

              About Me Video Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable to Operate
              • Great Features
              • Simple Controls

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Documentaries
                • Home Movies
                • Travel

                Comments about Samsung SC-D382 Mini DV Camcorder:

                Yes, I like this product very much,so I bought 2 nd one from B&H

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                5.0

                Perfect For Me

                By Suz

                from cleveland, ohio

                About Me Casual User

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Samsung SC-D382 Mini DV Camcorder:

                      I haven't had the camcorder long but I like it so far!!! Easy to use after reading instructions. Light weight. The only item I wish it had was a light. Overall I'm happy, great price.

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                      4.0

                      Great camcorder for a great price

                      By Chuck

                      from Madison, WI

                      About Me Video Enthusiast

                      Pros

                      • Comfortable to Operate
                      • Durable
                      • Great Features
                      • Great Picture Quality
                      • Simple Controls
                      • Versatile

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Home Movies
                        • Travel

                        Comments about Samsung SC-D382 Mini DV Camcorder:

                        Filming with this camcorder is easy and fun. I have a widescreen LCD TV and shoot in 16:9, and my video looks great on screen. The colors are rich looking, and not oversaturated. The kids play a lot of sports and the long 34x optical zoom is a big plus. Even at full zoom, the image stabilization keeps the video smooth and stable.

                        Share this review