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The Samsung SC-D382 is an ultra-cheap miniDV camcorder that retails for just $190 and was released in 2008.

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Pros

colors are rich without being over saturated

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picture quality is sharp and clear, lots of detail

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gathers audio really well, can hear everyone that you're filming

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long optical zoom is perfect for filming sports

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durably constructed, can handle a few bumps without any problems

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Cons

menu is difficult to navigate, not very responsive

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records in AVI format, which isn't Mac compatible

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controls are very small and close together

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The Samsung SC-D382 is an ultra-cheap miniDV camcorder that retails for just $190 and was released in 2008. This piece would be ideal for a family that would like to record the simple pleasures of life without all the bells and whistles (and cost) of a more advanced HD camera. Despite its price it has good features like a 34x optical zoom, has manual focus (which is a feature for intermediate users who would like to manually focus on objects the automatic one fails to), and it weighs just 12 ounces. Interestingly, despite getting good reviews from professionals like cnet.com, this piece didn't win in the minds and hearts of consumers: many complained about its lack of compatability with iMovie in Macs, and no 16:9 mode. While these may seem like advanced features, it is obvious that consumers' expectations are very high these days considering the falling of prices, accelerated introduction of features, and fierce competition.

Features
  • Mini DV Camcorder w/ 2.7"W LCD Viewfinder
  • 680K Pixel CCD
  • No video still capture
  • 420x780 recording resolution
  • Shneider Lens, Digital Image Stablizer
  • Hidden 80 minute Battery
  • 21 Language OSD
  • 12 ounces
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Boulos
01/11/2012 12:00

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