Samsung VP-D371: Fantastic-Even for the non-technical.
30 October 2011
Summary: We purchased the Samsung VP-D371 last Christmas to record our sons first moments. This one particularly stood out as we have had a good relationship with Samsung and their products and felt that we would get a lot of use out of this camcorder. The camcorder is black and silver and looks sleek it is also light enough to handle for lengthy periods with it weighing 340g.
Pros: Easy to work even for the non-technical
Cons: Had to purchase a battery charger seperately
Samsung VP-D371W: is this cam punching above it's weight
27 May 2009
Summary: i bought this cam off ebay for around £100, well worth it for the money. this cam records onto miniDV tape which are still the best medium as HDD and flash based ones often have grainy and horrid picture quality. this cam does not pose itself as some kind of fake HD cam or does it promise Hollywood quality. But what it is, is a good hearty camera with all the features a normal person would need.
Pros: great sound capture, anti glare screen, dv format, quality finish
Summary: good quality lens very sharp images clean, the bad very poor in low lighting get external lighting any thing be 1.7 lux for get it is not viable, it dose not mater if you use SD memory or mini DVD same, downside it is that software encoding hard view if media is not finalize by the camera.
Excerpt: "...tiny budget I chose the samsung as it seemed great for the money. So far the camcorder has been brilliant , easy to use, easy to transfer to tv, small, caompact and smart looking. The only real problem has been that it chewed a tape and we had to break the tape to get it out so we were upset about that. It would also be good if it came with the firewire lead as to a newcomer to camcorders the added hasle of buying one is a pain . However, overall ...
Pros: compact, easy to use
Cons: no firewire cable, no tape supplied with camcorder