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Vivitar DVR690HD

alaTest has collected and analyzed 42 reviews of Vivitar DVR690HD. The average rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers really like the battery and design. The usability and portability also get good feedback, but many are critical about the memory and durability.

price, portability, usability, design, battery

image quality, durability, memory

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Vivitar DVR690HD is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 20 user reviews of Vivitar DVR690HD from The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Reviews about the battery and design are overall positive. The usability and portability also get good comments. Some have doubts about the memory and durability. Comments are divided on the image quality.

price, portability, usability, design, battery

durability, memory

65% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Vivitar DVR 690HD Underwater Digital Camcorder - Yellow (Waterproof, 2.0" Preview Screen, 4x Digital Zoom, Built-in Rechargeable Lthium-ion Battery) *Ultra Compact Underwater Waterproof Digital Video Pocket Camcorder Vivitar DVR690HD 720p, 4x Zoom, Lithium Ion Battery - BlackVivitar DVR690HD Pocket Camcorder-720 pixels

Dec, 2015

Consumer review by: wikidmomma (

don't waste your money


everything was green and very grainy. Took it back the same day.


Poor video quality

Nov, 2011

Consumer review by: petestopcooking (

Underwater Feature Leaves Little Room to Breathe



Waterproof,easy to use,decent customization

Poor video quality,poor sound quality,navigation buttons are clunky

Aug, 2011

Consumer review by: MissDoresFlores (



This camcorder is beautiful! I am astounded by it's performance!

Aug, 2011

Consumer review by: Robert Gardiner (

Vivitar DVR 690HD Cam


Very nice compact unit gives good pictures on video(Better than my Nokia moblie phone!) and still pictures, is very easy to use and of course good in water, I bought it to take on hols to use around the swimpool and not worry if it gets dropped in the...

Apr, 2012

Consumer review by: tracy (

worst purchase ever


picture is rubish and would not recomend this camcorder to anyone.

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: Charlie (

Not Impressed


Poor picture even when played back on HD television, sound very poor as well.

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: Grandma (



I saw this as one of the 10 best buys of pocket camcorders in a national daily paper and thought I would give it a go. As this was for my Grandson I haven't used it myself. However he loves it and as he's taking it abroad the fact that it was so cheap...

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: Surreyside (

What a Let Down! - Avoid this Product


very disappointing, flimsy build, cheap and nasty switches and most importantly extremely poor picture quality this is nowhere near HD resolution. Bought as a present for my 10 year old daughter she was equally disappointed with the image quality. Not...

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: Trish (

Excellent Christmas gift


Very pleased small stylish good purchase a must for special occasions.

Dec, 2011

Consumer review by: Graham (

Vivitar DVR690HD Pocket Camcorder - Black


Although "promised" to sons aged 6 & 9 years, it proved excellent for use by parents. However we are all looking forward to using it at the beach, including when snorkelling, plus in wet weather conditions.

Nov, 2011

Product Specifications


3 Chip Technic: No
Chip Type:CMOS
Image Stabiliser:Electronical Image Stabiliser
Smartphone Remote Control: No


Digital Input: Yes
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
Near Field Communication: No
USB: Yes
USB Interface: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No
Wireless Interface: No

General Features

3D: No
Format:Memory Card
Handheld Position:Candy Bar
Product Type:Pocket Camcorder
Resolution:High Definition
Type:Pocket Camcorder