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Vivitar DVR508-STRAW

alaTest has collected and analyzed 423 reviews of Vivitar DVR508-STRAW. The average rating for this product is 2.6/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size and portability. The features and usability are also appreciated, but views are divided on the viewfinder. Many are critical about the resolution and reliability.

price, usability, features, portability, size

image quality, zoom, durability, reliability, resolution

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Vivitar DVR508-STRAW is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 423 reviews)

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Vivitar DVR508-STRAW

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 128 user reviews of Vivitar DVR508-STRAW from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 2.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Comments about the battery and features are generally positive. The usability and portability also get good views, whereas there are some negative opinions about the reliability and resolution.

price, portability, usability, features, battery

image quality, durability, zoom, resolution, reliability

55% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Vivitar DVR508 HD Camcorder - Blue (1.8 Screen, 4x Zoom, 720P HD Recording)Vivitar DVR508 HD Camcorder - Pink (1.8 Screen, 4x Zoom, 720P HD Recording)Vivitar DVR508 HD Digital Video Camcorder in Red with 1.8" LCD Preview Screen & 4 x Digital Zoom

Feb, 2015

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Vivitar DVR508-STRAW

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 201 user reviews of Vivitar DVR508-STRAW from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the size and portability. The features and usability are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the resolution and reliability, and views are divided on the viewfinder.

price, usability, features, portability, size

image quality, zoom, battery, reliability, resolution

44% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Vivitar DVR508 High Definition Digital Video Camcorder with 1.8" LCD Screen with 4x Digital Zoom (Red)Vivitar DVR508N-BLK 5.1MP Digital Camcorder with 4X Digital Zoom Video Camera with 1.8-Inch LCD Screen (Black)Vivitar DVR508 High Definition Digital Video Camcorder in Blue + 4GB Accessory Kit

Feb, 2015

Consumer review by: nebraskabill (cnet.com)

Very dark video, built in LED too dim for indoor video

 

I bought this for taking fun bedroom video but you would have to have flood lights for it to be able to have a view-able video. It was on sale at Shopko for $29.99 so I jumped, now I wish I had spent a little more and got a better quality camera. Don't...

Small, fits in palm of your hand

Video is very dark indoors, built in LED light to brighten the video is not light enough to take indoor video and video quality is somewhat poor

Feb, 2012
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Consumer review by: NICK (tigerdirect.com)

It's What You Would Expect for 25$

 

Bought this camera about 9 months ago; it just died on me a week ago. But it's a decent camera for the price. When the recording, sometimes there is an annoying clicking noise and the motion blur is terrible. Not a good camera for action shots. Picture...

Jul, 2014

Consumer review by: (tigerdirect.com)

Fair!!

 

I expected a little better. But for the price it is not bad.

Apr, 2014

Consumer review by: (tigerdirect.com)

mini marvel

 

I still need help using this video camera, and the picture is smaller. But overall this Vivitar video camera is a whiz for capturing the great grandchildren in action! Very pleased at the ease of handling and after tech aid from family, use is a...

Apr, 2014

Consumer review by: (tigerdirect.com)

OK

 

OK FOR THE PRICE

Mar, 2014

Consumer review by: partlycloudy (tigerdirect.com)

great for the money

 

I'm going on a camping trip and wanted an inexpensive camera to take along. When I received this camera, I just had to try it out. I was very surprised at the quality of the videos. It may not be a $1000 camera, but it is well worth the money

Mar, 2014

Consumer review by: gsingle381 (tigerdirect.com)

Good disposable camcorder

 

Worth about half as much as I paid for it.But it works and I knew I was not buying a top of the line camcorder. But it is easy to set up and use.

Jan, 2014

Consumer review by: (tigerdirect.com)

waste

 

item came doa costs almost as much to ship for replacement than i paid in the first place

Dec, 2013

Consumer review by: Ted (tigerdirect.com)

Nice Starter Camcorder

 

Obviously, if you're looking for a high-end camcorder, you would know better than to buy this one! The software was great. Reads most common video formats. Uses 3-AAA batteries, so no proprietary power packs. Very small, but easy to carry. Zoom didn't...

Dec, 2013

Consumer review by: ALEX (tigerdirect.com)

NOT HAPPY

 

I should have read the reviews first. I wasted my money. Do not buy this item.

Dec, 2013

Product Specifications

Configuration

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

Connectivity

Digital Input: Yes
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
HDMI: No
HDMI PORT: No
Near Field Communication: No
Type of Memory Stick Interface : No
Type of SD Card Interface :SD Card / SD HC Card
USB: Yes
USB Interface: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No
Wireless Interface: No

General Features

3D: No
Format:DVD / Memory Card
Handheld Position:Horizontal
Product Type:Pocket Camcorder
Resolution:High Definition
Type:Pocket Camcorder

Recording

Face Detection Mode: No
HD Video Format:MPEG4
Recording Format:16:9 / 4:3 / 4:3
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