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Specification for Samsung VP-DC161

Main Features
Media Type At least 10x Zoom
Optical zoom 33
Digital Zoom 1200
Main characteristics
Recording Format: DVD
Recording System: PAL
CCD Quantity: 1
Optical Zoom: 33x
CCD
CCD Quantity: 1
CCD Size: 1/63"
CCD Pixels: 800K pixels
LCD / Viewfinder
Display Type: With LCD Panel
LCD Panel Size: 2.5 in.
Color Viewfinder: With Color Viewfinder
Lens
Optical Zoom: 33x
Digital Zoom: 1,200x
Video Modes
Recording Speed: SP XP LP
Image Stabilizer: Digital Image Stabilizer
Audio
Audio Format: 5.1 Surround Sound
Memory Photography
Digital Still Shot Mode: Without Still Shot Capability
MPEG Movie Mode: With MPEG Movie Mode
Interfaces
Output Interfaces: S-Video Composite (Video) Audio (RCA) USB
Input Interfaces: Audio (RCA)
Microphone Type: Internal External/Optional
Power Supply
Battery Type: Proprietary Lithium
Battery Life: 1.08 Hours
Other
Height: 8.7 cm
Width: 5.1 cm
Depth: 12.1 cm
Weight: 0.4 kg
Included Accessories: Software USB Cable A/V Cable Lithium Propriety Battery AC Power Adapter Remote Control Lens Cap Strap

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Samsung VP-DC161

“Erinomainen käyttää.”

Written on: 20/12/2012 by Antero (1 review written)

Erittäin hyvät kuvat ,helppo käyttää ja hyvä zoom… Read Full Review

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“BOUGHT THE SAMSUNG VP-DC161 FROM A SHOPPING CHANNEL,...”

Written on: 15/04/2011

BOUGHT THE SAMSUNG VP-DC161 FROM A SHOPPING CHANNEL, AFTER WARRANTY IT WOULDNT WORK, KEEPS SAYING "bad disk or no disk " MAKES NOISES FROM THE DISK COMPARTMENT, THE RECORDER WAS ONLY USED A HANDFUL OF TIMES, WOULD NOT RECOMEND THIS PRODUCT TO ANYONE JUST A COMPLETE WASTE OF MONEY. WAS CONSIDERING GETTING THE ITEM REPAIRED LOCALLY, BUT AFTER READING THESE REVIEWS, THINK THAT WOULD BE A COMPLETE WASTE OF TIME AND MY MONEY, SO ONLY ONE SOLUTION BIN IT. DO NOT BUY. SOUNDS LIKE SAMSUNG IS A WASTE OF… Read Full Review

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Samsung VP-DC161

“I have had nothing but trouble with this camcorder. I...”

Written on: 02/01/2011

I have had nothing but trouble with this camcorder. I trusted the dork in Currys and have wasted £299. I have tried to use this on three holidays now & we have no use-able footage what so ever. Cant format discs, cant finalize discs, cant connect to mac, cant afford to waste another boat load of money. Thanks Samsung you thieving pirates!
Why dont industry test these things before they buy stock and pass them on to us customers… Read Full Review

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Samsung VP-DC161

“It is very good product”

Written on: 12/11/2009 by chucnv (2 reviews written)

It is very good product… Read Full Review

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Samsung VP-DC161

“terrible..absolutely terrible..couldnt finalise any...”

Written on: 12/10/2009

terrible..absolutely terrible..couldnt finalise any discs after the first one wasted valuable footage please DO NOT BUY ONE. disgusting aftersales service from argos and samsung,, bad video unfreindly to use poor, poor ,poor ,poor to say the very best about this peice of absolute trash… Read Full Review

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Samsung VP-DC161

“ only had Samsung VP-DC161 camcorder a few months...”

Written on: 24/07/2009

only had Samsung VP-DC161 camcorder a few months and it stop working. would not recommend to anyone… Read Full Review

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Samsung VP-DC161

“I love the compactness of the Samsung VP-DC161, but i...”

Written on: 14/04/2009

I love the compactness of the Samsung VP-DC161, but i hate the battery power! The battery lags! But guess what? - I bought a replacement battery from Maplin Electronics for £9.99 and now I'm recording for upto 3 hours on the trot!… Read Full Review

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Samsung VP-DC161

“I've had this camcorder for 18 months now. The first...”

Written on: 24/10/2008

I've had this camcorder for 18 months now. The first one broke after 2 weeks with disk errors/freezing etc... I took in back to Argos who offered me a refund or an exchange. Stupidly I went for an exchange. It then broke again two days out of warranty. Argos were excellent and sent it off for repair. Since then it has been for repair a further two times and it is as bad as ever. Battery shows as full and then goes to empty in less than one minute. If camcorder loses power, which it does… Read Full Review

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Samsung VP-DC161

“My Samsung VP-DC161 has been completely useless and...”

Written on: 11/10/2008 by bubblewrapprincess (1 review written)

My Samsung VP-DC161 has been completely useless and Samsung far less than helpful when things went wrong, as were PC World, they were not interested in either replacing or repairing mine even though I was told it had a two year guarantee!
The camera lasted for one and a half hours of recording and now does not work at all. Could not even finalise the disc that was in it when it packed up, lost valuable footage of baby daughter.
Bought another off e-bay if only to finalise the disc but it had… Read Full Review

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Written on: 19/07/2009

I found this review very helpful because...i was thinking of bidding on one of this model. After reading this reiew i will not bother. I think i have just been saved some money. Thankyou.

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Samsung VP-DC161

“Very disappointed in the camcorder. It was my first...”

Written on: 05/10/2008 by madasahatter (1 review written)

Very disappointed in the camcorder. It was my first camcorder. Yes, I also thought it was me being a beginner and could not use it properly. Now that I read the reviews...it is the camcorder that is bad… Read Full Review

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Samsung VP-DC161

“Had the camcorder for 13 months has now completely...”

Written on: 26/08/2008 by jnardiello (1 review written)

Had the camcorder for 13 months has now completely frozen, do not buy, very unreliable… Read Full Review

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Samsung VP-DC161

“Bought this camera just over a year ago so therefore...”

Written on: 15/08/2008

Bought this camera just over a year ago so therefore it is out of guarantee. We have only actually used it for 34 minutes.
The only advice we get is to send it for repair which seems a waste of more money. I WISH I HAD SEEN THESE REVIEWS EARLIER. DO not BUY… Read Full Review

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Samsung VP-DC161

“The Samsung VP-DC161 high quality and discount price....”

Written on: 16/07/2008 by johnxuster (2 reviews written)

The Samsung VP-DC161 high quality and discount price. Bargain Battery here! Long Duration, High Power… Read Full Review

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Samsung VP-DC161

“Buy the Samsung VP-DC161 and you will waste your hard...”

Written on: 16/07/2008 by johnxuster (2 reviews written)

Buy the Samsung VP-DC161 and you will waste your hard earned bread. Absolutely rubbish battery life - expect 10-15 mins maximum. Autofocus is poor in terms of responsiveness. Grainy LCD, joystick operation confusing, menu is unintelligible… Read Full Review

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Samsung VP-DC161

“Be warned - buy this and you will waste your hard...”

Written on: 01/06/2008 by baheid (1 review written)

Be warned - buy this and you will waste your hard earned bread. Absolutely rubbish battery life - expect 10-15 mins maximum. Autofocus is poor in terms of responsiveness. Grainy LCD, joystick operation confusing, menu is unintelligible. … Read Full Review

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Samsung VP-DC161

“My Samsung VP-DC161 regularly crashes or says disk...”

Written on: 23/04/2008

My Samsung VP-DC161 regularly crashes or says disk error / disk not loaded when a DVD is in. First broke in a week and this one has just broke 5 days out of warranty. It now seems I've lost my sons Communion I recorded on Sunday.

Hopefully Argos may exchange for another model?… Read Full Review

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Samsung VP-DC161

“I bought the Samsung VP-DC161 as a panic purchase. It...”

Written on: 10/04/2008

I bought the Samsung VP-DC161 as a panic purchase. It seemed great value and so flexible with the DVD's. The first Camcorder broke within a week. The second one annoys me ever time I use it. The LCD screen is so bad you can hardly see what you are recording on it. I am now going to throw it away and write it off as a mistake purchase. REALLY, don't waste your money on it… Read Full Review

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Samsung VP-DC161

“The focus on my Samsung VP-DC161 never worked...”

Written on: 18/03/2008 by Trotsky (1 review written)

The focus on my Samsung VP-DC161 never worked properly. Sent it for repair under warranty just before it expired. Used it once for 2 minutes after the repair and now it has completely frozen and Samsung and Comet don't want anything to do with it even though it hasn't worked since the repair under warranty. Estimate 10 hours use in total from new (have had it for over a year). Might as well throw it against a wall. £250 wasted… Read Full Review

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Samsung VP-DC161

“I am so glad I found this website as I thought it was...”

Written on: 18/02/2008

I am so glad I found this website as I thought it was me having a technophobic moment with my Samsung VP-DC161 camera! This product is absolute rubbish. Please, please do not buy it - it is an utter waste of money… Read Full Review

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Samsung VP-DC161

“Samsung VP-DC161 is a great product to buy and is so...”

Written on: 10/02/2008 by lauren260 (1 review written)

Samsung VP-DC161 is a great product to buy and is so reliable. I really would advise you to take a look at it. Dont listen to people saying bad comments about it, this item is great!!!… Read Full Review

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