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alaScore 72

17 reviews

Jan, 2015

  • No negative mentions yet

alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 reviews of DVR865. The average rating for this product is 2.5/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People really like the portability. The usability also gets good comments.

usability, portability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the DVR865 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 72/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of DVR865 from The average user rating for this product is 2.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on People are impressed by the portability and usability.

usability, portability

50% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Vivitar DVR-865HD - Camcorder - High Definition with digital voice recorder - widescreen - 8.1 Mpix - supported memory: SD - flash card

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Vivitar® DVR 865HD Flash Camcorder


I use it for taking pictures and video when needed. I love it, easy to use.

Comfortable to Operate, Great Picture Quality, Simple Controls, Versatile

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this things amazing!


its very easy to use and has the best possible quality for this price

Comfortable to Operate, Durable, Great Features, Great Picture Quality, Great Sound, Simple Controls, Versatile


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Not worth the time


This is a piece of junk. You cant read the function buttons,it does not operate the way it says on the down-loadable instructions and I could not get it to work period. Took it back to the store, the only person I would recommend this to is someone you...

Nothing good

Complicated To Operate, Inadequate Features, Uncomfortable

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Pretty good


This was purchased as a gift for my 9 year old daughter. She wanted something she could play with and make videos. For the most part it's a good camera, but the picture quality isn't the best, especially for still photos and zoomed in videos. It is...

Comfortable to Operate, Durable, Great Sound, Simple Controls

Low-Quality Recordings

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Poor HD & Camera Quality


Poor HD & Camera Quality


Low-Quality Recordings, Uncomfortable

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Now I know why it's on sale!


How disappointing. I got this home and did a test video to find that the picture quality was grainy and the sound was not that good. I'm hoping that I can take this back and get something else. Now I know why it's on sale!

Low Price

Low-Quality Recordings

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Let's just put it this way.....



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Better Resolution On Cell Phone Vids


A Very very poor camcorder. Low Light Recording is non-existent. You are better off recording with a camera phone.

Sleek Design

Complicated To Operate, Low-Quality Recordings, Not true hd, Poor Sound, Terrible Zoom

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Good for the money!


The camera is great for everyday use. Its not professional quality but if you want something inexpensive to record those everyday moments with your kids this camera is great!

Comfortable to Operate, Durable, Great Features, Great Sound, Simple Controls, Versatile

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Terrible Camcorder!!!


This was the worst camcorder I have ever seen. I can't believe Radio Shack even sells this thing and especially at the price they do. It looks, feels, and performs like a child's toy. It is definitely not HD and it records the noise the buttons make...

Complicated To Operate, Flimsy Construction, Inadequate Features, Low-Quality Recordings, Poor Battery Life, Poor Sound, Uncomfortable