Summary: We had a basic model JVC digital camcorder from 2005. I assumed any model six years later would be better. This is not the case. The picture quality of the Samsung is unacceptable and the sound was terrible. We videoed the same music event with the JVC and Samsung on the highest setting and compared them back to back--there was no comparison. Our six-year old model far surpassed this piece of junk. We returned it.
The guarantee is a lie and the quality is terrible
Jose R. Lopez, Amazon
21 January 2011
Summary: It has been the worst buy that I have realized in Amazon. The camera had a flaw in the CCD with a spot in a corner, it was going to return it but I had to travel and could not do it. After approximately 10 times used the button of the zoom it started being activated only what it makes useless to try to record something since it is not possible to make the image fixed.
Summary: This camera stopped working three days after it was given as a gift for Christmas. I guess we'll see how good the warranty is. Before it broke, we were happy enough with the video recording capability. The picture was ok for the price and we purchased extra memory with the camera to allow more video time. It looks very nice and we researched well before we bought it. Unfortunately, it's not working now. Black screen is all we're getting and it won't charge.
Summary: really i liked the price at first glance it's only 129 $ , and i thought it's a good deal so i got it, when i recived it just to hold in my hands i knew the fact , it's veryyyyyy fragile and low quality material one , it 's ok , i ll try it , BUT i was very disapp. with it the vedio quality on the higher settings was the worst i have ever seen even by a cheap cell phone camera the quality is better , i tried every thing but nothing , colors very bad , brights in indoor...
Summary: The camera came and looked great... however, the lcd display screen didnt work. endless hours of trial and error led to me finding out the thing was broken. I ended up plugging it into th ecomputer, and it did record, but of course without a lcd screen, its hard to see what you are recording. I reccommend only buying this item in a store. I have returned it, and plan never to buy a samsung again, since problems with their electronic are quite frequent in my house...
Summary: have had the camcorder one day and cannot get the four directional buttons to work - called Sam. and spoke to girl in Philippines who hadn't a clue. NO MANUAL - need to go on line and read 82 pages. Power outage - cannot go on line. JUNK - will never buy Samsung again!!!
Summary: Bought this to record my sons football games. For football, you dont want to record the time between plays so you just film the action, then pause. When I went looking at this camers, I was told that it would work with Windows Media player and Windows Movie Maker. After I bought this I found out that it will NOT work with Windows Media without installing a ton of aftermarket appplications and the ONLY format that this camera records in is MP4, is not supported by Movie...
Summary: Videos are bad and still pics are worse. This camera, if you can call it a camera, is good to use for a paper weight. I sent mine back. I have a digital camera that shoots better video then this video thingy.