Summary: I had many tapes from my kids growing up and our family affairs, etc. Our original camera broke many years ago and could not be fixed......"Parts not available". Saw this camera for sale and jumped on it with the hopes we would be able to view the memories once again. Works perfectly and am totally satisfied with the performance. Memories are back!
Summary: Good little camera, does a lot and doesn't cost much now, has infrared night vision so you can video in 0lux. Stylewise it is not big as the SONY HI Eight but not as small as some of the comparable minidv,s. Samsung loaded these with lots of good features, more than most of us will use. While it's not a Sony, it ain't bad!
Summary: I love my SCD-23. Samsung replaced mine with the exact model after they lost a class action lawsuit over the defective ccd that came with most. They were quite aware of the problem but were in denial. It took me years to get justice but I finally did. I have used my Samsung for broadcast news video and the results were great.It functions fantastic in low light. Can take an external mic. and has most of the features of the latest cameras, though it came before HD.
Summary: needed it to record barrel races, (horses) camera does a good job, except the auto focus at a disrance doesn't seem to work, which for the most part isn't an issue with what we use it for. Easy to use, light weight and compact.
Summary: I have one already and the LCD screen busted, actually just the ribbon that connects through the swivel spot. So I bought another one cause I liked the first one. The only problems I've had is sometimes during playback the screen gets random pixels (i.e. dirt on cassette head...) Usually a head cleaner works, but it seems like they have a sure fire tendency to do this. And it's not just on the camera, even if it's hooked up to computer/TV/ or VCR it still does it.
Summary: THE GOOD - The Samsung SC D23 is a good camcorder for the money. The night mode is excellent for low light levels, much better than some of the later Samsung models. The SC D23 has a fire wire port. This makes video editing quit easy using software’s such as CyberLink Power Director. THE BAD - This model has had a history of problems with the CCD chip. They tend to fail with little or no warning.
Summary: It is pretty nice, creates a pretty good picture. It was exactly what i was looking for and for the amount of use that my family plans to use it for (ie. Christmas and other holidays) I think that it is good.