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Vivitar DVR518

Vivitar DVR518
alaScore 75

14 reviews

Jan, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 reviews of Vivitar DVR518. The average rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the image quality and portability. The design and price are also appreciated.

usability, price, design, portability, image quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Vivitar DVR518 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 75/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 user reviews of Vivitar DVR518 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 People really like the design. The price is also mentioned favorably.

usability, price, design

42% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Vivitar DVR518 5.1MP Digital Camcorder 8X Digital Zoom 2" TFT LCD BlackVivitar DVR518 5.1MP Digital Camcorder 8X Digital Zoom 2" TFT LCD Black

Jan, 2017

Consumer review by: Heartland America customer (

Heartland America customer


I ordered this camcorder not expecting too much. I am amazed at the ease of operation. Very easy to learn how to operate. Great quality video and excellent quality photos. I highly recommend!

Consumer review by: Heartland America customer (

Heartland America customer


Used in paranormal investigation. Using 4GB card and built in light, batteries only lasted 33 minutes. With I/R illuminator, batteries last 2 hours 23 minutes for the camera. Bring batteries for an 8 hour investigation, but captured evidence is clear....

Product Specifications

2" TFT LCD Display 720p HD Video Recording Movie/Picture/Voice Recorder MP3 Player, Webcam, Storage Device SD/MMC Support Up To 8GB Power: 3x"AAA" Batteries 8x Digital Zoom Built In Microphone & Speaker USB Connector, AV Cable


3 Chip Technic: No
Chip Type:CCD / CMOS
Image Stabiliser: No


Digital Input:No / Yes
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
HDMI:No / Yes
USB: Yes
USB Interface: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No
Wireless Interface: No

General Features

3D: No
Format:Flash + Memory Card / Memory Card
Handheld Position:Horizontal
Product Type:Pocket Camcorder
Resolution:Standard Definition
Type:Pocket Camcorder


Longest Shutter Speed in s:1/2
Shortest Shutter Speed in s:1/2000


Face Detection Mode: No
Recording Format:16:9 / 4:3 / 4:3