Reviews and Problems with Samsung VP-DC173 / SC-DC173
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19 December 2007
Conclusion: This camcorder has given me nothing but problems. When using the DVD -R disk, I would almost get to the end of the disk and would receive a write error and the whole disk of data was lost. This happened twice. With the DVD -RW disk, I formatted the disk and than it would continue to ask me to format again until I would get a "bad disk" or "no disk" error. I went through 3 $4 disks and none of them were recording video.
Summary: I bought this camera a little less than a month ago and thought I was satisfied. That is, until I charged the battery for the first time and realized that you only get about 20-25 minutes of battery life. What is the point of that? Then I thought, okay, well I will just buy a replacement battery, and cannot find one anywhere (I don't think they make one for this model). In any case, I shouldn't already have to look for a replacement battery.