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Bell and Howell DV550UW 12MP Digital Video Camera with Underwater Housing

alaScore 77

13 reviews

Aug, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 reviews of Bell and Howell DV550UW 12MP Digital Video Camera with Underwater Housing. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People are impressed by the battery and price. Views are divided on the portability. Some have doubts about the size.

usability, price, battery


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Bell and Howell DV550UW 12MP Digital Video Camera with Underwater Housing is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: cwhitfield (

Bell and Howell DV550UW 12MP Digital Video Camera with Underwater Housing

Dec, 2010

Consumer review by: bobrbw (

good for price


Just received camera after 3 days.Quick delivery .Good camera for the price.Has features i did not expect.Menu with different settings for night and day.Glad i bought this one for ** instead of the one at **** for 100.Picture quality is good but the...

Nov, 2010

Consumer review by: f9ers55 (

Coolest Concept EVER


I gotta tell you, at first when I read the reviews we were a little concerned about the quality & easibility of using this little gadget. We purchased it primarily for our "Swimming with the Dolphins" experience at Sea World. I DO think it would have...

Oct, 2010

Consumer review by: sleepeasy (

Teaching aide


I bought this camcorder to use as a teaching aide. It's fine for learning how to use a camcorder.

Sep, 2010

Consumer review by: thegeezer (

What I expected


I didn't expect much for the price and it met my expectations. Very little information as far as a manual goes. One page. Picture quality is only fair. Battery life pretty good. I'll use the underwater housing next week so I can't comment on that.

Sep, 2010

Consumer review by: qxr016 (

Enjoyed it


The housing looks kind of funny. Almost like game controls but they work just fine. I really like how clear my underwater pictures and videos came out. The only problems are taking pictures after the camera has been in the water. The lense gets spotty...

Sep, 2010

Consumer review by: stormey4 (



The camera was poor quality, cheaply made am not at all satisfied for what it cost, the shipping time was terrible waited two weeks to get it, I opened the box and could not believe the quality was so poor, I packed it back up and gave it away, am not...

Sep, 2010

Consumer review by: curt61 (

DV550 camera


Not real tech savey...easy to use and understand. Picture quality very nice. Easy inter-face with computer for down loading pic's. Housing for camera straight forward, simple and practicle.

Jul, 2010

Consumer review by: jnby6869 (

Digital Video Camera with Underwater Housing


I purchased this camera for my girlfriend, it was shipped within a week and arrived just in time to bring along to a water park in NH. The quality of the video was amazing and the underwater housing made it lots of fun to use and to play with while...

Jul, 2010

Consumer review by: wolfman500 (

great video cam


I orderd this to shoot some vlogs for youtube and so far I am very satified that it works soo well I'm really looking forward to try the underwater part.

Jun, 2010