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Samsung SC-D6040

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Samsung SC-D6040 DuoCam

PC Magazine
9 May 2005
  • Excerpt: The Samsung SC-D6040 DuoCam uses two separate lenses and CCDs for video and still images. While it's bulky and can be a bit awkward to use, it shoots good video. And its still images are the best of any camcorder we've seen, earning it an honorable mention. On our tests, the SC-D6040 received average scores for color and sharpness, and its clips were largely artifact-free.
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Overall 7

Samsung SC-D6040 DuoCam

PC Magazine
9 May 2005
  • Conclusion: The Samsung SC-D6040 DuoCam is a true hybrid, geared for more serious users. It has good still-image capture capabilities (with flash) and produces good-quality video. This flexible camcorder performs well.
  • Pros: True hybrid design, with separate CCDs and lenses for video and stills, allows 4MP still capture. Built-in flash. Good video and still-image captures. Accepts multiple media card types. Extensive feature set.
  • Cons: Some may find it bulky and awkward to hold. Bottom-loading design doesn't work well with tripods. EVF eyepiece doesn't pivot. No accessory shoes.
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Overall 4

Expert Review

Easy Camcorder
31 December 2004
  • Excerpt: The Samsung SCD6040 is an oddball in the camcorder community. It melds the absolutely dreadful video and low-light performance of Samsung's camcorders with the mediocre versatility found on many hybrid camcorders. But, unlike hybrid camcorders like the Fisher FVD-C1 or the Panasonic SV-AV100, the Samsung SCD6040 is big and sometimes clunky. On a bright note, with its large body, the SCD6040 can accommodate many features that aren?
  • Pros: - Still performance, - Still options
  • Cons: - Video and Low light performance, - Handling
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