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Samsung SC-DX205 Hybrid DVD & Flash Memory Camcorder w/34x Optical Zoom (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

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  • Records MPEG-2 video to mini DVD-Rs, DVD-RWs, and DVD-R DLs (Dual Layer)
  • 34x optical zoom lens (42x Intelli-zoom; 2200x digital zoom)
  • 680,000-pixel CCD image sensor (340K effective pixels for video; 680K effective pixels for photos)
  • Top JPEG resolution: 800 x 600
  • Records video and photos to optional SDHC memory cards
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Product Description

You won't miss any of life's special moments with this compact, lightweight DVD camcorder. The Samsung SC-DX205 can give you up to 100 minutes of recording time. Plus, with the 2.7-inch LCD screen you'll easily capture those special shots like baby's first steps. Now you can capture these memories on DVD discs. No more bulky videotapes and no more hassle. Plus, the DX205 uses a high-performance Schneider lens, with extremely low distortion and astigmatic aberration tolerances, resulting in natural,accurate, compelling video. The powerful 34x optical zoom lets you get closer to the action with a bright F1.6 lens that lets more light through to the image sensor.

Product Information

Product Dimensions 7.8 x 6 x 4 inches
Item Weight 4 pounds
Shipping Weight 1.9 pounds
ASIN B001OQC0KW
Item model number SC-DX205/XAA
Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
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3.0 out of 5 stars 13 customer reviews

3.0 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #32,552 in Camera & Photo
#1,932 in Camera & Photo > Camcorders
Discontinued by manufacturer Yes
Date first available at Amazon.com January 5, 2009

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By C. Shah on December 6, 2009
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I bought this since it was a *reasonably priced*, *sleek looking* Hybrid camcorder, where I can record my movies on a SD card or a DVD.

So far, I tried a couple test video clips using my SD card and they turned out pretty good, no complains on sound/video quality. Haven't tried yet burning on the mini-DVD.

A **big disappointment** for me was the battery pack loosing power in a completely power off state. I charged it completely (till it showed green light), then disconnected the charger, the light remains green, switches to orange in some time and I left it overnight and in the morning-- the battery is completely drained :(, no power to even open the dvd tray :(

So, i read up the manual thinking I did something wrong. And this is what they have in the manual (p.21) " Remove the battery from the camcorder when it is not in use. Even when the power is switched off, the battery pack will still discharge if it is left attached to the camcorder "

Which electronic device looses complete power overnight, when in Off state? I mean even if I take the camcorder out for a day's shooting, at every interval i am expected to remove the battery, else it will die ? how am i suppose to use this as a portable camcorder ? come on Samsung, this is ridiculous

** UPDATE 12/14/09 **

Looks like the product I received is Defective. It was an interesting issue with this device. The Camcorder always *thinks* it is connected to the A/C power supply. The way I arrived at this conclusion was that even when the device was running just on battery, it didnt have the battery indicator showing on the screen (which should be showing as per the manual).
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My review will be short. Basically the camera has good ease of use and has an OK picture on the CDs. The downer is that the CD length is only around a half hour. For the cards, the digital quality appears much better and not grainy except for low lit times. Overall it was a good buy at the price.
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Disc Error on two thirds or more of our discs. I am fed up and will have to get something new. $269 + all the money trying different brands of discs to see if they would work better.
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This is the best - the shipment was suberb everything was just perfect and it was the best thing i had gotten my dad in a long while....he absolutely loves it and it works so well. even after only a yr it is a permanent fixture in my house.
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This is an amazing camera for amateurs! I couldn't have asked for a better electronic for the price. Just know the kind of Mini DVD-Rs that you're buying ... it's the - not the + ones. :)
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By G. felix on February 10, 2010
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Received the camcorder today and it is adorable!!And, it is easy to use. The picture quality is great and I love the size. Perfect for our family!!
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I HAVE THE SAME COMPLAINTS AS THE OTHER REVIEWS I'VE READ. WE'VE TAPED SO MANY IMPORTANT EVENTS ONLY TO HAVE SOME SORT OF ERROR COME UP ON THE SCREEN WHILE WE'RE TRYING TO FINALIZE THE DVD. DRIVES ME CRAZY!! ONCE THAT HAPPENS, DISC IS GARBAGE AND MEMORIES ARE LOST FOREVER. ANOTHER PROBLEM WE HAVE IS THE "DISC ERROR" COMING UP ON A BRAND NEW DISC. WE'VE HAD THE CAMERA FOR 6 MONTHS NOW AND TRIED DIFFERENT THINGS TO FIX THE PROBLEMS. NOTHING HELPS. THINK I MIGHT CONTACT SAMSUNG AND SEE WHAT THEY CAN DO.
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