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Vivitar DVR 865HD

alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 reviews of Vivitar DVR 865HD. The average rating for this product is 2.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Opinions about the size and design are on the whole positive. The durability and price also get good comments, whereas there are some critical comments about the zoom and battery. Views are divided on the image quality.

usability, price, durability, design, size

battery, zoom

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Vivitar DVR 865HD is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 71/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Vivitar DVR 865HD

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Vivitar DVR 865HD from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 2.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Opinions about the portability and size are overall positive. Comments are divided on the usability, and the zoom and image quality get negative comments.

size, portability

image quality, zoom

50% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Vivitar DVR-865HD - Camcorder - High Definition with digital voice recorder - widescreen - 8.1 Mpix - supported memory: SD - flash cardVivitar DVR-865HD - Camcorder - High Definition with digital voice recorder - widescreen - 8.1 Mpix - supported memory: SD - flash card

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: pam (radioshack.com)

Vivitar® DVR 865HD Flash Camcorder

 

I use it for taking pictures and video when needed. I love it, easy to use.

Comfortable to Operate, Great Picture Quality, Simple Controls, Versatile

Jan, 2010

Consumer review by: Jim the jogger (radioshack.com)

this things amazing!

 

its very easy to use and has the best possible quality for this price

Comfortable to Operate, Durable, Great Features, Great Picture Quality, Great Sound, Simple Controls, Versatile

Jan, 2010

Consumer review by: Jailbird (radioshack.com)

Not worth the time

 

This is a piece of junk. You cant read the function buttons,it does not operate the way it says on the down-loadable instructions and I could not get it to work period. Took it back to the store, the only person I would recommend this to is someone you...

Nothing good

Complicated To Operate, Inadequate Features, Uncomfortable

Jan, 2010

Consumer review by: Liza (radioshack.com)

Pretty good

 

This was purchased as a gift for my 9 year old daughter. She wanted something she could play with and make videos. For the most part it's a good camera, but the picture quality isn't the best, especially for still photos and zoomed in videos. It is...

Comfortable to Operate, Durable, Great Sound, Simple Controls

Low-Quality Recordings

Dec, 2009

Consumer review by: jay (radioshack.com)

Poor HD & Camera Quality

 

Poor HD & Camera Quality

Versatile

Low-Quality Recordings, Uncomfortable

Dec, 2009

Consumer review by: Gary (radioshack.com)

Now I know why it's on sale!

 

How disappointing. I got this home and did a test video to find that the picture quality was grainy and the sound was not that good. I'm hoping that I can take this back and get something else. Now I know why it's on sale!

Low Price

Low-Quality Recordings

Dec, 2009

Consumer review by: Camera Gal (radioshack.com)

Let's just put it this way.....

 

LET'S JUST PUT IT THIS WAY.....I'M SO GLAD I GOT MY MONEY BACK !!!!!!!!! THIS IS ONE USELESS PRODUCT!

Dec, 2009

Consumer review by: Jus (radioshack.com)

Better Resolution On Cell Phone Vids

 

A Very very poor camcorder. Low Light Recording is non-existent. You are better off recording with a camera phone.

Sleek Design

Complicated To Operate, Low-Quality Recordings, Not true hd, Poor Sound, Terrible Zoom

Dec, 2009

Consumer review by: happywithvivitar (radioshack.com)

Good for the money!

 

The camera is great for everyday use. Its not professional quality but if you want something inexpensive to record those everyday moments with your kids this camera is great!

Comfortable to Operate, Durable, Great Features, Great Sound, Simple Controls, Versatile

Dec, 2009

Consumer review by: Needs a New Camcorder (radioshack.com)

Terrible Camcorder!!!

 

This was the worst camcorder I have ever seen. I can't believe Radio Shack even sells this thing and especially at the price they do. It looks, feels, and performs like a child's toy. It is definitely not HD and it records the noise the buttons make...

Complicated To Operate, Flimsy Construction, Inadequate Features, Low-Quality Recordings, Poor Battery Life, Poor Sound, Uncomfortable

Dec, 2009
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Product Specifications

Battery

Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

Design

Colour of product:Black

Display

Display:LCD
Display diagonal:6.1

Image sensor

Total MegaPixels:8.1

Lens System

Digital Zoom:8

Other features

Compatible operating systems:Windows 2000/XP/Vista,\nMac OS9.0
Flash memory:16
Internal Memory:4096

Ports & interfaces

PictBridge: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Still image

Still image resolution(s):3264 x 2448

Storage

Compatible memory cards:SD

Video

Maximum frame rate:20
Maximum Video Resolution:1280 x 720
Video formats supported:AVI

Weight & Dimensions

Weight:110