Record broadcast quality video with this compact Samsung 2.5 LCD Mini-DV camcorder using the Mini-DV format. Also compatible with MPEG4 and JPEG, the SC-D103 captures rich, true-to-life color while being highly portable and the 2.5 color LCD gives you ample space to see exactly what you're shooting. Features: sleek, compact design; 18x optical and 900x digital zoom; multi-OSD languages; digital image stabilization (DIS); 680K pixel CCD; B&W viewfinder; color slow shutter; power nite pix; video light; Easy-Q button for simplified operations; and flash memory stick slot.
From the Manufacturer
The next generation of Samsung digital video has arrived with the SCD103. This MiniDV camcorder has all the right features that will please the avid camcorder fan, and is simple enough for the novice. Its sleek and compact design allows it to go anywhere you go without taking up much space.
18x optical and 900x digital zoom, is perfect for recording crystal clear, high quality video from great distances. Its 680,000 CCD captures stunning, true-to-life color without compromising the size of the camcorder, and the 2.5 inch color LCD lets you see exactly what you are shooting without peering into a small viewfinder.
Features for this camera include, a standard video light to use when the amount of light is low, Power Nite Pix for shooting in low-light situations when a light source is unavailable, Digital Image Stabilization to combat shakey situations, and an expansion Memory Stick slot.
The MPEG4 and JPEG formats allow for easy downloading into your PC. This is done quickly using either the IEEE1394 firewire port or the USB port. The Samsung SCD103 is a great companion to anyone interested in recording digital video with ease.
The MiniDV Format
MiniDV, the most common type of digital camcorder, records video using the standard DV-format. It's the preferred format for broadcast-quality video, and it is also highly regarded for its high audio and still image quality. This is all delivered on a cassette that's 1/12th the size of a standard VHS tape. Tapes come in lengths of 60 and 80 minutes at standard speed (SP), with use of lower speed mode (SP) increasing time to 90 and 120 minutes while reducing resolution.