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Vivitar DVR850W

Vivitar DVR850W
alaScore 77

201 reviews

May, 2021

alaTest has collected and analyzed 201 reviews of Vivitar DVR850W. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size and portability. The image quality and price are also appreciated, whereas there are some mixed views about the reliability. There are some less positive views about the control panel and viewfinder.

usability, price, image quality, portability, size

zoom, viewfinder, control panel

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Vivitar DVR850W is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Vivitar DVR850W


alaTest has collected and analyzed 50 user reviews of Vivitar DVR850W from The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Comments about the durability and portability are generally positive. The image quality and usability also get good feedback, but many are negative about the control panel.

price, usability, image quality, portability, durability

control panel

64% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

May, 2021

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Keep your money


LOOK at another brand or you will trow away your hard on money too!

NONE! Had to rate 1 to even post this

I have bought several 1000 dollars from Newegg and never written a bad review.It was glued back together at factory holding in broken power hook up.It took the worst pictures out of water that I have not seen since the late 90's.II only got to use it...

Sep, 2013

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Save your money and look at others!

Do not wast yourmoney

I have spent 1000's with Newegg on on electronics and never have written a bad review.This camera is the biggest piece of junk on the market.It has a picture quility of the 90's and the plug in is very hard to manipulate.It broke within a week and...

Sep, 2013

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Ehhhh...don't buy.


To be honest I don't like it. I'm upset about the purchase and wished for better. The picture quality is... Okay, but if there is the slightest shadow the picture is as good as gone. The sound is terrible and I can nearly hear other people further than...

Easy to Use

Limited Zoom, No image stabilization, Poor Image Quality, Poor In Low Light, Poor Sound

Aug, 2010

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great video recorder


hello i bought this probably in january and it works very good i always video tape stuff and it comes out clearly and amazing so after when i watch the video its so clear and perfect this is probably my favorite video camera i ever had

Jul, 2010

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its ok

Jun, 2010

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Great underwater, ok camera


We got one for our daughter for Christmas, and it works great - as long as you get an SD card with it. Without the SD card, you'll have limited resolution and next to no video time. It's resolution is great underwater, and the stills are close to our...

Jan, 2010

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bad present


i got this for christmas, and i was very excited that i got a video camera, especially one that shot underwater. when i started using it, i discovered the pictures were terrible, all grainy and poorly lighted even when i turned the flash on. The videos...

Jan, 2010

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Worked suprising well underwater!


I did not buy this camera, but my brother-in-law let me borrow it! He purchased this camera right before going on vacation without any prior research. For [$], he thought he would take this chance. The small size and long battery life are pluses for...

Comfortable to Operate, Durable, Great Features, Great Picture Quality, Versatile

Viewfinder hard to use

Dec, 2009

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Great Quality


Great device for making home videos, but sound quality could be better.

Comfortable to Operate, Simple Controls

Poor Sound

Dec, 2009

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not a good camera


This digital camera/video is not a good buy, it is a reason why it's so cheap. Quality was very poor, I couldn't hear the playback of the video. It has very poor lightin, You have to almost be in direct sunlight in order to get a decent picture. Not a...

Low-Quality Recordings, Poor Battery Life, Poor Sound

Dec, 2009

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