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Vivitar DVR 426HD

alaTest has collected and analyzed 53 reviews of Vivitar DVR 426HD. The average rating for this product is 2.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People really like the size and design. The battery and usability also get good feedback, whereas many are negative about the reliability. There are mixed views on the durability and image quality.

price, usability, battery, design, size

reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Vivitar DVR 426HD is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

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Consumer review (newegg.com)

Vivitar DVR426HD-BLK-SOL

 

Works as good as advertised.

It doesn't have a light or flash for night pictures.

Nov, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Will not save photos or video

 

If it worked as it's supposed to I would give 3-4 stars since it's not supposed to be an overly amazing item.

The price. That's it, nothing else.

Will not save files to the media device (sd card). The camera locks up right after taking a picture or video. Cheaply made. Feels like a thin slice of plastic in your hand.

Jul, 2013

Consumer review (newegg.com)

First bad experience

 

Vivitar costumer service was not helpful, at the end they just said to return to new egg since they probably will replace the product faster than them.

Did not get to see them. besides being cheep.

The product did not work it just would not turn on. Both of them I bought 2 of the same

Jul, 2013

Consumer review (newegg.com)

First bad experience

 

Vivitar costumer service was not helpful, at the end they just said to return to new egg since they probably will replace the product faster than them.

Did not get to see them. besides being cheep

The product did not work it just would not turn on. Both of them I bought 2 of the same

Jul, 2013

Consumer review (newegg.com)

junk

 

Once recording starts none of the other buttons work. therefore you can't stop the recording without disconnecting the batteries. When that happens the video is lost.

none

cheaply made. save your money for something else.

Jul, 2013

Consumer review (walmart.com)

Waste of time and money

 

Easy to use and inexpensive but batteries do not last more than 1/2hr and there is no power supply available. An 8GB memory card, which is an additional $10, only allows a little over an hour of recording - the manufacturer told me 2hr? And then if you...

Jul, 2015

Consumer review (walmart.com)

Light weight and easy to use

 

Light weight and easy to use I am enjoying the camera.

Jul, 2015

Consumer review (walmart.com)

very poor video quality

 

I am going to return it.

Jun, 2015

Consumer review (walmart.com)

you get what you pay for.

 

This camera works good for me. If you don't have something to carry it in, you might want to get the carry case they offer. It's made like a cheap camera, but if taken care of it could last a while. It's a good camera, not a lot of bells and whistles...

May, 2015

Consumer review (walmart.com)

Good for what it is and price

 

It's a nice little camera for the price. I would recommend it for a child or as a backup video camera. My smartphone takes such good videos I use it but keep the Vivian in my backpack. The controls are very small for large fingers but for the price,...

May, 2015

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes

Battery

Battery Technology:Alkaline
Battery Type:AAA
Battery voltage:1.5
Number of batteries supported:3

Camera

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Camcorder Type:Handheld camcorder
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
On Screen Display (OSD) languages:ENG, FRE

Design

Color of product:Black

Display

Built-in display: Yes
Display:TFT LCD
Display Diagonal:1.77
Vari-angle LCD display: Yes

Flash

Built-in flash: No
Built-in light: No

Image Sensor

Sensor Type:CMOS
Total megapixels:3

Lens System

Digital Zoom:4
Image Stabilizer: No
Interchangeable Lens: No

Light Exposure

ISO sensitivity:Auto
Light exposure modes:Auto
Light metering:Centre-weighted

Networking

Bluetooth: No
Ethernet LAN:N
Ethernet LAN connection: No
Near Field Communication (NFC): No
Wi-Fi: No

Operational Conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 40

Other Features

Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks
Windows operating systems supported: Yes

Packaging Content

Bundled software:Vivitar Experience Software
Quick start guide: Yes

Ports & interfaces

HDMI: No
PictBridge: No
S-Video out: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Still Image

Image formats supported:JPG
Maximum image resolution:2048 x 1536
Still image resolution(s):2048x1536 (3M), 1280x1024 pixels (1.3 MP)

Storage

Camcorder media type:Memory Card
Camcorder tape type: No
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD, SDHC
Disc types supported: No
Maximum memory card size:16
Memory slots:1

Video

Analog signal format system:NTSC, PAL
HD type:HD
Maximum frame rate:30
Maximum video resolution:1280 x 720
Supported video modes:720p
Video compression format:AVI
Video formats supported:AVI
Video Resolutions:640 x 480,1280 x 720

White Balance

White Balance:Auto