Summary: I can't believe a company is allowed to sell such a piece of junk. Samsung should face a lawsuit for misleading buyers. This product does not fulfill the "implied warranty of merchantability". I'd rate this product zero if it was an option. I've only been able to use DVD-Rs.
Summary: The Samsung DC 164 is an easy-to-use, small camcorder for non-professional purposes. BUT the faults of this product simply outweigh any logic to purchase it; 1. Battery Life is an absolute joke- there is no way you'll even get close to 30 minutes worth on a full charge. 2.
Summary: all i have to say: 1. My daughter junior high school graduation-------Gone. 2. memorial day bbq with my family----------Gone. 3. a day at universal---------Gone. 4. another three days of usage not gone, but i can't finalize. I finally return to samsung repairs dept.
Summary: I used this camera successfully for one week and one day, upon which time it suddenly stopped being able to read any disc. After several hours of troubleshooting myself and engaging level 2 technical support, it was deemed in need of repair and now I must send it off to NJ.
Summary: This is a terriable camara - do not buy. When i first started to play with this camara i popped in a 1GB SD card and recorded on to it. I thought cool feature. When it came time to record some family moments i popped in DVD-R and started to shot away.
Summary: I bought this camera in 1996. Since then, I used just a little, because it's simply not reliable. In fact, I prefer to make small records using my digital photo cameras on the record mode, since it's much more reliable. Almost 50% of the discs I tried to record simply don't finalize.
This is a terrible camcorder-Do not take a chance-DO NOT BUY THIS !!!!!
D. Champion, Amazon
1 November 2006
Summary: Although some of the reviews are positive, please do not take a chance with this model. I purchased it in April, and have had only one disc (the first one) be able to finalize. After a few calls to tech support, I have been given no explanation,but was told the following each timeI called when it...
Summary: This is the first product I have ever purchased from Samsung and have been dissatisfied with. It is a very expensive piece of [...] The videos are fuzzy at best, there is absolutely no taking videos in dimly lit areas and the digital camera photos come out looking like black and white photos.
Tried to return after 17 days unsucessfully - 33% success rate while recording.
John E. Reinke, Amazon
1 November 2006
Summary: 1 disk recorded fine, second disk could not finalize, and recorder would freeze up. Had to remove battery to restore. Third recording attempt (3rd disk) I continued to get disk errors, and had to wait minutes for recovery. No I wasn't jumping up and down, I was highly stationary.