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.
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.
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.
Pros: - Still performance, - Still options
Cons: - Video and Low light performance, - Handling