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Vivitar DVR-510

Vivitar DVR-510
alaScore 74

66 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 66 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the image quality and portability are generally positive. The memory and usability also get good comments.

value for money, usability, memory, portability, image quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Vivitar DVR-510 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 74/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 66 reviews)

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Amazon review summary for Vivitar DVR-510


alaTest has collected and analyzed 93 user reviews of Vivitar DVR-510 from The average user rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on

value for money, usability, portability, resolution, design


62% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Vivitar DVR-510 5MP MPEG4 Camcorder

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fun night vision recorder


hi this night vision vide recorder is very fun at night in my back yard i always video tape me and my friends doing crazy stuff and it works its very good after we look at the videos to what we did its nice and clear and very good memories for when im...

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need a birthday gift!


i wanted this for my birthday but then i looked at all the reviews and now i don't want it at all thanks if you have any ideas for a present tell me


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Excellent Camera For The Price!!!!!


This camera is amazing. If you are one of the people out there that are buying a low cost camera and expecting to make a movie out of it, you need a reality check! ITS A [price] CAMERA. It has night vision and again, it costs less. You cant possibly...

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I would give this less stars if possible


I bought this as a cheap alternative for my daughter as well as for vacations that I don't want to bring my expensive camera and break it....I would rather break a good camera/camcorder than use this piece of junk. My daughter can play with it alright,...

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It's what you pay for


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Neat, cheap, little gizmo; you get what you pay for.


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The worst!!!!!


I got this for my daughters birthday! She loves making videos on my camera so I thought I would get her something that was hers without spending a ton of money! Well spend the extra $.....bucks or whatever. This has no sound, tiny screen, blurry...

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Not Worth It At All


Thought this would be a good alternative for my 10 year old to the more expensive Flip digital video camera, even though the screen is slightly smaller. Was I wrong! The view is very blurry no matter how close or far, and there's NO VOICE. What the...

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You get what you pay for...


Product Specifications

Vivitar designs, develops, and markets affordable, easy-to-use photographic and digital imaging products that offer families and other consumers exceptional value, fine quality, and a wide range of features and benefits. PRODUCT FEATURES: 5 Mega pixel CCD; MF Lens, 2.0" LTPS LCD; 32 MB Built-in Memory + SD Card support; Camcorder + DSC + Audio recorder + MP3 + PC CAM.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Mono
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Standard form factor
Supported Battery Form Factor:AA/AAA

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Built-in flash

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:SD Memory Card/SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:1.8in/2in
Diagonal Size (metric):4.6cm/5.1cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:Low Temperature Poly-Silicon (LTPS)/TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Flash Memory

Form Factor:Integrated
Storage Capacity:2GB


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Vivitar

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/2.8/F/3.5
Min Focal Length:4.8mm/7.7mm


Underwater Use: Yes

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:5Megapixel
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:5Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/2.5"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):10.2 mm ( 1/2.5 ) / 10.2 mm ( 1/2.5" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD/CMOS
Sensor Qty:1CCD/1CMOS

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:ASF/AVI
Digital Zoom:8
ISO (Max):400
Light Sensitivity:ISO 100 / ISO 200 / ISO 400 / ISO auto
Media Type:Flash card
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Still Image Format:JPEG


Viewfinder Type: None