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Samsung VP-D361/XEU Ultra Compact Digital MiniDV Camcorder - Silver/Black

by Samsung
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

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  • 16:9 Recording Format: Yes
  • 3 CCD Technic: No
  • 3 Chip Technic: No
  • Chip Type: CCD
  • Compact Flash Card: No
  • Depth in mm: 118
  • Digital Input: No
  • Digital Zoom (Ratio): 1200
  • Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: Yes
  • Handheld Position: Horizontal
  • Height (mm): 92
  • Image Stabiliser: Digital Image Stabiliser
  • LCD Screen Size in Inches: 2.5
  • Maximum Aperture Tele: unknown
  • Maximum Aperture Wide: 1.6
  • Maximum Pixel (in Megapixel): 0.8
  • Memory Stick: No
  • Multimedia Card: No
  • Optical Zoom (Ratio): 33
  • Photo Resolution Heigth in Pixel: 600
  • Photo Resolution Width in Pixel: 800
  • Resolution: Standard Definition
  • Secure Digital Card: No
  • Smart Media Card: No
  • USB Interface: No
  • Video System: Mini DV
  • Viewfinder: Yes
  • Weight in Grams: 350
  • Width (mm): 64
  • Wireless Interface: No
  • xD-Picture Card: No

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Product details

  • Boxed-product Weight: 1.4 Kg
  • Item model number: VP-D361/XEU
  • ASIN: B000F4PF3I
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 19 Mar 2006
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 107,353 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

Product Description

Manufacturer's Description

IMAGINE a digital masterpiece, IMAGINE transforming your creative impulses into a digital masterpiece. Samsung's MiniDV camcorders put boundless possibilities in the palm of your hand. Reduce unwanted ambient noise whilst recording with the Wind Cut Plus feature and improve the stereo separation with Real Stereo recording audio enhancements. Audio playback feature modes provide improved voice and music clarity, enhanced directional sound and the option to add echo effects to soundtracks. A massive 33 times optical zoom means you can bring the whole World closer without sacrificing picture quality, nothing is beyond your reach! With a true widescreen recording option you can enjoy capturing your movies in widescreen format and also fully enjoy the playback via widescreen TV. Capture sharper images with the Digital Image Stabiliser which reduces the effects of shakes to ensure extremely sharp pictures even when zooming in for a close up. Fitting comfortably and easily into the palm of your hand the Samsung VP-D361 is so easy to use. This handy and easy digital camcorder lets you capture life's most memorable events wherever you are. Samsung's reputation for powerful functionality and innovative design is continued with this series of ultra compact high specification camcorders.


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Customer Reviews

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30 of 31 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What a Bargain ! 25 Mar 2007
Had this delivered this morning and cant believe what a high tech piece of kit this is for the silly money I paid.

I debated long and hard over which camcorder to purchase given that I would probably only use it 5 or 6 times a year for holidays,family occasions etc. I finally decided that I would opt for a budget model given that I couldnt really justify the additional expense.

I have to say that this little gem looks, feels, and performs far better than what I expected from a so called budget camcorder.

First of all its tiny,not much bigger than a compact digital camera, and fits into the palm of the hand easily.

Having tried it out I have to say its a complete breeze to use. There's an easy function which basically takes care of everything and enables you to be up and running in no time. There are manual and scene mode options for when you want to take more control.

The picture quality from what i've recorded so far is really impressive and being an owner of and old Vhs-c model some years back I cant believe how things have come on.

This particular model may not exactly suit the serious movie maker but for those looking to film holidays, trips, and typical family type stuff, this camcorder is definitely up to the job. Dont be put off by the low price. Enjoy.
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38 of 40 people found the following review helpful
Received item and couldnt beleive how light the package was!! this thing really does weigh next to nothing. I opened the box expecting to find a low quality base model samsung camcorder with limited functions and capabilities. However, to my surprise i found a real piece of quality for 2 mega pixel on a camera phone money. The instructions are both easy and unstandable. The picture quality is that of higher priced models, the optical zoom a real plus and the battery recharge time a real bonus. The unit is a stunning piece of design and coupled with that you get the brand quality of samsung.. brilliant. i would definantely recommend this product for anyone both on a budget and a buddying diy home video enthusiast. If there was any down side it was that the unit does not incorporate a removable media card slot but when the mini dv tapes are as cheap as they are you can easily run the camcorder to your dvd recorder/pc to acheive similiar results (cable included)... enjoy!
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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars You get what you pay for... 15 Jun 2007
By Haz
...which in this case is not much.

I picked this partly as I needed a camera in a hurry before going on holiday and partly as the price appealed. Because of these factors I was willing to endure the various items I found to dislike during early use - mostly down to poor design with buttons seemingly randomly placed in areas that make them all too easy to press accidentally.

It was only when I returned from my holiday did I realise just how poor this machine is. The quality of indoor footage is dire, the zoom is clumsy, noisy and causes the camera to lose focus for what feels like an eternity whilst the sound chops in and out at its own leisure.

That's all bad enough but worse still I found that 2 days worth of footage simply wasn't on the tapes - not anywhere, and believe me I was definitely recording. Then another day had found the tape, but had corrupted it thus becoming unusable. All well and good if you are filming in your back garden but a bit hard to take when you were trying to record a once in a lifetime family holiday.

Also be aware that it is not Amazon who supply the unit - it comes directly from Pixmania whose customer service appears diabolical given they haven't had the courtesy to reply to the correspondence I sent regarding the issues I have with the camera.
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Little Wonder. 19 April 2007
For the price this is a fantastic bit of kit , its simple to operate and light in weight, the batterys dont last that long, so another battery would be a advantge, it coped well with the difficuilt lighting on Lake Windermere prouduced a steady stable image with good colours, Zooms in and out smoothly, and the focus locks on to the object almost instantly only once or twice did it fail to focus as fast I would have liked .

The list of fuctions this camcorder has is very impressive for the money.

It amazes me how they cram so much great technology in such a package, makeing this, A little wonder.

I Highly recomend this to the average user.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best miniDV camcorder for under 200 28 Nov 2007
A brilliant little camcorder. Served me well for almost a year now and nothing has gone wrong, with marvelous picture and video quality despite the price (150 when I got it). It is really small and, although it uses tapes, you would usually transfer your footage to the computer and then rewind the tape to use it again so you don't have to buy more tapes. Each tape holds 60 mins on high quality or 90 mins on low quality. You can also plug your camcorder into the TV or watch the videos which you put onto the computer on a DVD! Apart from what I have already said, there are many more things you can do with the camcorder such as black and white mode, snow or sand mode and portrait mode.
Trust Samsung, don't be fooled by the ridiculously low price!
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