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Samsung VP-D361

alaTest has collected and analyzed 101 reviews of Samsung VP-D361. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People really like the size and image quality. The price and portability are also mentioned favorably, but many are less positive about the color and battery.

usability, portability, price, image quality, size

battery, color

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Samsung VP-D361 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 72/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 user reviews of Samsung VP-D361 from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Reviewers really like the reliability and image quality. The price and portability also get good feedback, but the design and zoom get mixed views. Some have doubts about the size.

usability, portability, price, image quality, reliability


73% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung VP-D361/XEU Ultra Compact Digital MiniDV Camcorder - Silver/BlackSamsung VP-D361/XEU Ultra Compact Digital MiniDV Camcorder - Silver/Black

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Sep, 2008

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Samsung VP-D361


Light weight, easy to use, a great value camcorder

Sep, 2007

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Easy to use and compact

battery could be better

Aug, 2007

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easy to use

low battery life

Aug, 2007

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Simply to understand instructions, Easy to use

Carry case not included in price

Jul, 2007

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Its a good weight, not too heavy. the viewing screen is a decent size and really clear.

the battery life could do with being a bit longer. controlls are hard to get used to.

Jun, 2007

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Light and easy to use

White balance could be better

May, 2007

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Light, easy to use.

Some options cannot be used in certain circumstances.

Apr, 2007

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Excellent product, very cost effective,

Down side is you need firewire card to download/ edit, however, I am reliably informed this is faster, and becoming the industry std....

Apr, 2007

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Samsung VP-D361


Definiatley worth it. Good value for money and had good extras. Easy to use.

Apr, 2007

Product Specifications

Samsung exemplifies technological determination and progressive ideals. From technology to business to the philanthropy, Samsung has become a world leader for which the possibilities are truly endless. PRODUCT FEATURES: By incorporating the IEEE 1394 high speed data transport port, both moving and photo images can be transferred to a PC, making it possible to produce or edit various images; The PHOTO function lets you capture an object as a still; 1200x Digital Zoom allows you to magnify an image up to 1200 times its original size; Audio Enhancement provides more powerful sound by added Real Stereo and Audio Effect functionalities; A high-resolution color TFT LCD gives you clean, sharp images as well as the ability to review your recordings immediately; Digital Image Stabilizer (DIS) The DIS compensates for any handshake, reducing unstable images particularly at high magnification; The Visual Effects allows you to give your films a special look by adding various special effects; Back Light Compensation (BLC) function compensates for the bright background behind a subject you're recording; The Program AE enables you to alter the shutter speed and aperture to suit the type of scene/action to be filmed; Power Zoom lens allows users to magnify the subject clearly up to x33.


Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes
Wind filter: Yes

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Samsung SB-LSM80


On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
Photo effects:Art, Emboss, Mirror, Mosaic, Pastel, Sepia
Playback zoom (max):Y

Dimensions & Weight



Display diagonal:6.35
Display Resolution:112000

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.4cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Hi-speed shutter / Portrait mode / Sand & snow / Sports mode / Spotlight


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Samsung VP

Image sensor

Optical sensor resolution:800000
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 6
Sensor Type:CCD
Total MegaPixels:0.8

Lens System

Digital Zoom:1200
Filter Size:2.7
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):35.3 - 1164.9
Focal length range (f-f):2.29 - 75.6
Image stabilizer: Yes
Lens Aperture:F/1.6
Max Focal Length:75.57mm
Min Focal Length:2.29mm
Optical Zoom:33
Optical Zoom:33
Type:Zoom lens



Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:400Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:800Kpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/6"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):4.2 mm ( 1/6" ) / 4.2 mm ( 1/6 )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD

Optical System

Image Stabiliser:Electronic

Other features

Focus:auto / manual
Lens system:N
Light exposure control:Auto, Sports, Portrait, Spotlight, Sand/snow, High Speed Shutter
Minimum processor:Pentium III
Minimum RAM:64
Power consumption (typical):4.3
Recording speed:SP / LP

Ports & interfaces

S-Video In: Yes
S-Video Out: No


Camera shutter speed:1/60 - 1/10000


Camcorder tape type:Mini-DV


Analog signal format system:PAL

Video Input

Analogue Video Format:PAL
Digital Zoom:1200
Faders:Black fader
Media Type:Mini DV
Special Effects:Art / Black & White / Emboss / Mirror / Mosaic / Negative / Pastel / Sepia


Viewfinder Colour Support:Colour
Viewfinder Type:LCD monitor

Weight & Dimensions

Height :9.3