Reviews and Problems with Samsung VP-D6550 / SC-D6550
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Poor auto focus
Gary S. Chandler, Amazon
9 October 2006
Summary: I thought I was upgrading from analog to digital but after seeing the videos I shot indoors I liked the analog better. Very poor and grainy. Also the focus is terrible! While filming 3 people in a row moving from one to the other the focus would blur then refocus. I filmed my daughter's ballet recital and could not believe how the auto focus kept bluring then focusing. Very disappointed with this purchase. I guess it's true what they say.
Summary: I have many pet peaves about this camera. a) the video showed untrue colors and came out rather dark----don't try to record indoors b) didn't fit into my hand naturally and had to use two hands to navigate the menu and even the record button. NOT GOOD c) didn't start up fast enough---I always missed the shot d) the camera photos aren't of good quality e) microphone not that great---you couldn't even hear people that were standing ten feet away from the camera.
Even the digital still shots are not that good....
S. T. Smith, Amazon
16 July 2005
Summary: To add on to the previous reviewers, I was very disappointed with this camera's performance. I compared the "5 megapixel" photos with photos taken with my Canon, PowerShot G3 (4megapixels), and the SCD6550 simply did not produce the same quality stills. The camera itself also seemed flimsy. The idea of having a two-in-one camera is so attractive. But another attractive concept, Canon's Elura50, offered a camcorder with a compact design.
Summary: The SCD6550 is a great idea, but just doesn't preform as I had hoped. I was looking for one camera to take on vacation, replacing carrying a 2 year old Sony MiniDV and a 5 MP Sony CyberShot. My Sony takes 1 MP stills, has excellent video, but @ 1MP, the stills are not nearly print worthy. This camera is actually smaller and lighter than my Sony. The 5MP still camera function gave excellent results, both with flash and with natural light and outside.