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Vivitar DVR508-STRAW

alaTest has collected and analyzed 332 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the design and color. The portability and value for money also get good comments. The reliability and resolution get critical comments, and opinions are divided on the size.

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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 332 reviews)

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

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 43 user reviews of Vivitar DVR508-STRAW from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk.

63% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Vivitar DVR 508 Hi-Def CamcorderVivitar DVR508 HD Digital Video Camcorder in Red with 1.8" LCD Preview Screen & 4 x Digital ZoomVivitar DVR508 HD Camcorder - Pink (1.8 Screen, 4x Zoom, 720P HD Recording)

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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.

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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

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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

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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...

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Fair!!

 

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

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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...

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OK

 

OK FOR THE PRICE

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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

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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.

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waste

 

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

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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...

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NOT HAPPY

 

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

Product Specifications

Configuration

3 Chip Technic: No
Autofocus:Unknown
Built-in Flash: No
Changeable Lens: No
Chip Type:CMOS
Image Stabiliser: No

Connectivity

Digital Input: Yes
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
HDMI: No
HDMI Interface: No
HDMI PORT: No
Near Field Communication: No
PictBridge: 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
Bridge Camera: No
Chip Type:CMOS
Format:DVD / Memory Card
Handheld Position:Horizontal
Product Type:Pocket Camcorder
Resolution:High Definition
SLR / Compact:Compact Camera
Type:Pocket Camcorder

Memory

Compact Flash Card: No
Memory Stick / Memory Stick Pro: No
Memory Stick Duo / Duo Pro: No
Micro Drive: No
Multimedia Card: No
SDXC Card: No
Secure Digital Card: No
Secure Digital High Capacity Card: No
XD Card: No

Recording

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