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[Misprice ?] Samsung VP-DC161W DVD camcorder - just £159.99 delivered @ Amazon !!
[Misprice ?] Samsung VP-DC161W  DVD camcorder -  just £159.99 delivered @ Amazon !!

[Misprice ?] Samsung VP-DC161W DVD camcorder - just £159.99 delivered @ Amazon !!

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[Misprice ?] Samsung VP-DC161W DVD camcorder silver/black - £159.99 delivered @ Amazon !!

Most likely a misprice. Price @ other sites are : Dabs - £279, PCWorld - £260 etc. If you need one be Quick !!

Technical Details : DVD-RW / -R / +RW / +R (dual layer) | Optical 33x, Digital 1200x Zoom Lens | 800K Pixel CCD | 2.5" LCD (113K pixel) | MPEG2 (720 x 576 / 25fps) on DVD | Digital Image Stabilizer | Color viewfinder | Night mode | Compact design

Description : Capture further than the eye can see with Samsung's impressive 33 times optical zoom which brings the whole World nearer without any loss of picture quality. Enjoy true widescreen recording and playback via todays modern widescreen TV's and the VP-DC161W also has a widescreen viewscreen for your recording and playback enjoyment on the camcorder without having to connect to a TV. Multi format disc compatability means you can record in DVD-R/-RW/+RW/+R(dual layer) formats which opens up the variety of discs available to you. Providing approx. 30 minutes of standard recording time on most discs, this can be expanded with the DVD+R dual layer disc to almost 60 minutes which means you don't have to worry about the disc running out of recording space on that special occassion. Digital Image Stabiliser reduces the effects of shaking hands to capture sharp images, even when zooming in for a close up. MPEG2 recording on DVD disc delivers 720 x 576 res @ 25 frames per second for great digital quality recording.

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Box Contents

Samsung VP-DC161 Camcorder
Instruction Book
AC Adapter
Mains Lead
Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (SB-LSM80)
Date/Time Battery (CR2025)
Lens Cap
Cord

Very tempting but im losing heart with Amazon after a few price/stock bungles. Hmmm.......

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dEvILSiXpEnCe

Very tempting but im losing heart with Amazon after a few price/stock … Very tempting but im losing heart with Amazon after a few price/stock bungles. Hmmm.......



I've gone for one... Worst case, you may get some vouchers as compensation ;-)

edi

I've gone for one... Worst case, you may get some vouchers as … I've gone for one... Worst case, you may get some vouchers as compensation ;-)



'Spose you gotta be in it to win it! At the end of the day, I guess the suspense of whether Amazon bail on your order all adds to the excitement!

Am I correct in asssuming that if you record to MPEG2 you'll get more than 30mins per standard disc?

I don't think this is a misprice...it was £179 a few days ago:) Good price!

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twinkle

I don't think this is a misprice...it was £179 a few days ago:) Good … I don't think this is a misprice...it was £179 a few days ago:) Good price!




Havent find one less than £250. If this is part of Amazon SALE, its a bargain !

ficosaneil

Am I correct in asssuming that if you record to MPEG2 you'll get more … Am I correct in asssuming that if you record to MPEG2 you'll get more than 30mins per standard disc?



Anyone..... pretty please?

]Review here
Thanks Edi but will pass on this one.

Good price but there is a problem with battery life and noise from camcorder on recordings.

pricegrabber.co.uk/rat…rid

Ref the review - 1.4GB disc = 20 mins of footage..... I thought all single layer DVD's were 4.7GB??

edi

Havent find one less than £250. If this is part of Amazon SALE, its a … Havent find one less than £250. If this is part of Amazon SALE, its a bargain !



£229.99 at comet +P&P

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probably not a misprice, just a good deal

I dont doubt its the right price, but just like the other fantastic deal prices that Amazon offer they will probably run into difficulties getting stock and have to bail on your order - the swines!!

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barneydog

[COLOR=#94954f]....[/COLOR]probably not a misprice, just a good deal



Probably it is :thumbsup:

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dEvILSiXpEnCe

I dont doubt its the right price, but just like the other fantastic deal … I dont doubt its the right price, but just like the other fantastic deal prices that Amazon offer they will probably run into difficulties getting stock and have to bail on your order - the swines!!



order it using the next day delivery option then?

mmm....tempted.....

having said that - bought a sony digital camcorder a few years ago.... - its still in cupboard gavering dust... used probably about twice.....

ficosaneil

Ref the review - 1.4GB disc = 20 mins of footage..... I thought all … Ref the review - 1.4GB disc = 20 mins of footage..... I thought all single layer DVD's were 4.7GB??


These use Mini-DVD's I presume.

p-e-t-e

These use Mini-DVD's I presume.



gotcha! thanks

Cheers Edi, been looking for a while now & this seems ideal, gone for it & voted hot, this uses full size dvd's does it not??

Id prefer mini dv camcorders.

The dvd ons take long to record on.

Jack Bauer

Cheers Edi, been looking for a while now & this seems ideal, gone for it … Cheers Edi, been looking for a while now & this seems ideal, gone for it & voted hot, this uses full size dvd's does it not??



No, they use mini dvdr/rw, same size as gamecube discs.

gd_miester

No, they use mini dvdr/rw, same size as gamecube discs.



only 20 mins per disc + ~15 mins battery life have put me off.... I'll keep looking

Is it easy to get from mini dvd to normal one, sorry if this is obvious :oops:

Below you can find a review of this and few other budget digital cameras. Worth reading if you're thinking on buying this item.
vnunet.com/com…tal

Good price for this item btw. edi! :thumbsup:

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ficosaneil

only 20 mins per disc + ~15 mins battery life have put me off.... I'll … only 20 mins per disc + ~15 mins battery life have put me off.... I'll keep looking



Batteries supplied with most of the camcorders will stand only for 15-20 mins if using the zoom function & LCD viewing. This is the case with my Canon miniDV too. Compatible high capacity batteries are available at ebay; although bought mine from Pixmania which gives ~ 3 of continuous shooting.

HTH

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Looks a good deal however I prefer mini DV. Voted hot and added rep though

Editor

Great deal edi! :thumbsup: I'm very tempted, even though i wasnt even thinking of buying anything like this at the mo .....

DVD camcorders are such a bad idea if you want to edit the content. Great if all you want to do is play what you recoded without editing.

Mini DV is much better quality I would personally go for mini DV tape every time.

I don't see this as being a misprice. I see this as a natural price for a gadget that is not as useful as it seems.

You will be able to buy a high def camcorder soon for £600 and a good quality MiniDV for this anyway. My advise would be to steer clear on DVD camcorders, the sound a cool idea but in practice aren't

edi

Batteries supplied with most of the camcorders will stand only for 15-20 … Batteries supplied with most of the camcorders will stand only for 15-20 mins if using the zoom function & LCD viewing. ...



Are you sure? The battery which came with my JVC mini-dv camera lasts over an hour with everything switched on.

15 mins is terrible by any standards.

I agree that this is not a misprice -- just a pretty poor camera using a terrible format.

Steer clear of DVD cameras.

Confiteor

Are you sure? The battery which came with my JVC mini-dv camera lasts … Are you sure? The battery which came with my JVC mini-dv camera lasts over an hour with everything switched on.15 mins is terrible by any standards.I agree that this is not a misprice -- just a pretty poor camera using a terrible format.Steer clear of DVD cameras.



The format might not be for you but for some people it might be fine. Those who want to record simply onto a format that they can then play on any dvd player without the hassle of burning it would do well with a DVD camcorder. Those with slightly more technical knowledge can convert the VOB files from the DVD into something more editible.

For the price, this is a great little camera.

Welcome to hukd playmarbles, and for what its worth i agree :thumbsup:

Ps i think this has expired :-(

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Confiteor

Are you sure? The battery which came with my JVC mini-dv camera lasts … Are you sure? The battery which came with my JVC mini-dv camera lasts over an hour with everything switched on.



Yes... Using zoom & LCD viewing kills the battery.
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