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Vivitar DVR 840XHD

alaTest has collected and analyzed 62 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the portability and build quality are overall positive. The value for money and image quality are also appreciated, but many are less positive about the features and battery.

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

battery, features

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Vivitar DVR 840XHD is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 73/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 62 reviews)

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Vivitar DVR 840xHD HD Camcorder

 

Maxell’s Encore EN-5 offer a rich, full sound for an affordable price, beating out nearly all of the headphones in the test. However, our testers didn’t think they were very comfortable, nor did this pair do a good job staying put during use....

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Don't let em' rob ya'

 

I would rate this piece of **** 0/5 stars if i could.

Size of screen, color

quality, crackly picture, colors aren't the true colors (I recorded stuff on the TV, and the color was TERRIBLE)

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Amazon review summary for Vivitar DVR 840XHD

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 23 user reviews of Vivitar DVR 840XHD from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com.

portability, battery, image quality, size, design

value for money

61% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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All I can say is WOW!

 

This camera is great, movies look life-like on my 46" HD lcd television. This camera is easy to use and the display is very clear, I am extremely happy with this camera and for the price it was well worth every penny.

Comfortable to Operate, Easy to Use, Great Picture Quality, Large Clear LCD

Poor In Low Light

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Horrible

 

I really can't stand this camera. It's horrible with low light, and even in good light, or ambient light, it's not 1080p quality. Nowhere near. The first few videos I made had poor audio quality, froze up on my computer, and the audio also never...

Poor Image Quality, Poor In Low Light, Poor Sound, Short Battery Life

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Very unhappy with this product

 

Does not have good audio or video for recording bands. ( audio is very distorted )

Comfortable to Operate

No External Mic Input, Poor Image Quality, Poor In Low Light, Poor Sound

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RADIO SHACK EXTRA INSURANCE IS NOT WORTH

 

EXTRA WARRANTY IS NOT WORTH PURCHASING. [...]. THE CAMERA HINGE BROKE IN THE FIRST 2 MONTHS AND IT IS NOT COVERED.

BLURRY PICS

NOT USER FRIENDLY

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This vivtar

 

Man Im be honest no lie. It seems that we have some liers on this trying to talk up for this piece of junk. I guess yall are the ones who made it because in no way someone could be in the movie business for 20 years and say this is a good thing. this...

Poor Image Quality, Poor In Low Light, Poor Sound

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Passable Macro, fails at everything else

 

The quality on this camera varies dramatically based on the distance of the target. Up close (between 3inches to 2 feet.) It's fine, but anything further than that and you'll start to notice the shake.

Simple Controls

Inadequate Features, Low-Quality Recordings, Poor Battery Life, Poor Sound

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good times

 

perfect for the price

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

Product Specifications

Capture the moment with dramatic stills or action filled videos. The DVR 840XHD is the perfect companion for those on the go. To make your life easier, it includes internal memory and Lithium-ion rechargeable battery.
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