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Vivitar DVR 850W

alaTest has collected and analyzed 84 reviews of Vivitar DVR 850W. The average rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the durability and portability. The image quality and price also get good reviews, but some have doubts about the color and viewfinder.

usability, price, image quality, portability, durability

reliability, control panel, viewfinder, color

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Vivitar DVR 850W is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 50 user reviews of Vivitar DVR 850W 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 People are impressed by the zoom and portability. The image quality and usability also get good comments. Many are negative about the control panel.

price, usability, image quality, portability, zoom

control panel

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

This summary is based on the products: Vivitar DVR850W Digital Camcorder - Yellow (8.1MP, 2.4 inch TFT, 4x Digital Zoom)Vivitar DVR850W Digital Camcorder - Yellow (8.1MP, 2.4 inch TFT, 4x Digital Zoom)

Oct, 2016

Consumer review by: imatiger (

Christmas Present


Bought this camcorder for my 10 year old daughter as a christmas present as she's obsessed with making music videos with her friends....

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: ria62 (

Not good


Bought as a xmas present for my 13 yr old daughter,sound quality was awful,returned and got a full refund

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: Sjc (

Does what It Says


Not great at anything but if buying for a cheap water proof recorder it's good and works well but don't expect movie standard quality

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: rusty (



great product easy to use fantastic 10mp stills and video highly recommended!!!!!!!

Dec, 2011

Consumer review by: mands (

good value


bought to go on holiday, really light and compact, ideal.

Dec, 2011

Consumer review by: tracey (

good value for money


had this as a present, ready for our hols so not used it much yet!

Dec, 2011

Consumer review by: Adrian (

Great purchase


This camcorder is great, my 9 year old daughter ( and her 12 year old brother) love it. Very impressed with the quality of the underwater filming. A great purchase.

Oct, 2011

Consumer review by: James (



i am very pleased with this it water proof its high def and everything

Sep, 2011

Consumer review by: charles (

Vivitar DVR850W


Great camera fully child and water proof

Little fidly with the buttons but ok

Aug, 2011

Consumer review by: snowdrop (

good purchase


we got this to go to cuba with us for next yr holidays got it mainly cause its water proof ,we have tested it in a bowl of water as we wern;t using it till next yr ! and it is water proof pictures are ok on it too .the only down thing is not much of...

Jun, 2011

Product Specifications




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


Composite Output: Yes
Firewire in (IEEE 1394): No
Firewire Out (IEEE 1394): No
HDMI Connection: No
Line-In Audio: Yes
USB Connection: Yes


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


Screen Size:2.4 in
Screen Type:LCD


Web Cam Function: Yes

General Features

3D: No
Format:Flash Memory
Handheld Position:Vertical
Product Type:Pocket Camcorder
Resolution:Standard Definition
Type:Pocket Camcorder

Image resolution

Digital Still Pictures:Photo
Progressive Scan for Photos: No
Still Picture Resolutions:3320X2490, 2592X1944, 2048X1536, 640X480 pixels
Total MegaPixels:5 megapixels


Longest Shutter Speed in s:1/4
Shortest Shutter Speed in s:1/8000


Digital Zoom:8 x
Optical Zoom:0 x
Shutter speeds:1/2-1/1024 s
White Balance:Auto, Daylight, Tungsten, Fluorescent , Cloudy

Power source

Battery Type:Lithium Ion


Face Detection Mode: No
Recording Format:4:3


Miscellaneous:Built In Memory 128MB, UP TO 5 Meter underwater


Built-in Memory: No
Built-in Storage Size:0 GB
External Memory Type:SD/SDHC
Extra Memory Support: Yes


HD Recording: No
Recordable File/Disc Formats:MPEG-4
Recording Format:Internal flash / SD / SDHC
Recording System:PAL/NTSC
Video Resolution:640x480, 30fps, 320x240, 30fps