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Vivitar DVR-510

alaTest has collected and analyzed 88 reviews of Vivitar DVR-510. The average rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Views about the battery and size are generally positive. The portability and usability also get good views, whereas there are some negative comments about the zoom and durability. Views are divided on the memory.

price, usability, portability, size, battery

image quality, reliability, durability, zoom

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Vivitar DVR-510 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 73/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Vivitar DVR-510

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 23 user reviews of Vivitar DVR-510 from Amazon.co.uk. 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 Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the size and battery. The portability and price are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the zoom and durability.

usability, price, portability, battery, size

image quality, reliability, durability, zoom

78% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Vivitar DVR510 Digital Video Camcorder (5MP, 2 inchTFT)Vivitar DVR510 Digital Video Camcorder (5MP, 2 inchTFT)

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Vivitar DVR-510

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 42 user reviews of Vivitar DVR-510 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the design and size. The usability and portability also get good opinions. Some have doubts about the battery and color.

price, portability, usability, size, design

reliability, image quality, durability, color, battery

67% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Vivitar DVR-510 5MP MPEG4 CamcorderVivitar DVR-510 5MP MPEG4 Camcorder

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: lisa (argos.co.uk)

It's simply useless

 

Buy this video camera only if you actually don't want a video camera at all, but infact, a sound recorder. That's about all It's good for. The picture quality is so bad, even in perfect lighting conditions you can still see nothing!

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: shelley (reevoo.com)

Vivitar DVR510N

 

excellent easy to use and so easy to upload onto computer

bit bulky

Aug, 2011

Consumer review by: yasmark (comet.co.uk)

Great product

 

I bought a few of these camcorders to use with my college students to video themselves during practical sports activities. They are really easy to use - a simple point and press - and the boys particularly like using the pink version!!!! Picture...

Oct, 2010

Consumer review by: Mansfield10 (comet.co.uk)

Waste of money

 

This camera is not the same as the picture as it does not have night vision. Some people say that you can record 4 minuites without a card but I have only been able to record 4 seconds. The picture quality is very pixilated. Very poor, I will be...

Oct, 2010

Consumer review by: ian7688 (comet.co.uk)

good value camcorder

 

This is an easy to use camcorder, taking both video and still photographs, the quality of both is good for the price, one small niggle though, the built in memory is tiny, recording only about 4 minutes of video and the odd photo, so you need to...

good quality video and stills for price

needs sd memory card right away

Aug, 2010

Consumer review by: skywalker (comet.co.uk)

hidden extras

 

my 6 year old son bought this with his christmas money. we chose this as in the Qs &As it said it had internal memory. The staff in the shop confirmed this. However it did not and we had to buy him a memory card to avoid disappointment. (not too happy...

Jan, 2010

Consumer review by: Lorri (comet.co.uk)

be aware of added price

 

the camera/video i thought initially was a terrific buy, then realised it does not take 60mins as i understood by the advertising. I had to buy two memory cards which almost doubled the price. I bought two as christmas presents and my sons are very...

handy size for popping in pocket

not rechargeable batteries

Jan, 2010

Consumer review by: Spaula (comet.co.uk)

Nice gift for a child.

 

I brought two of these for gifts at christmas, the price was good. It does what it says, looks alright. Sturdy too.

nice first cam for children. sturdy

needs a memory card the internal memory is tiny

Jan, 2010

Consumer review by: Mermy (comet.co.uk)

VIVITAR DVR510 PINK

 

"I returned this camera! I got one each for my kids for Christmas - but not only is it not rechargeable (so you need to buy rechargeable batteries and battery chargers - I had to buy 2 chargers as I couldn't find a charger that would charge 4 AAA...

Jan, 2010

Consumer review by: Mermy (comet.co.uk)

Not all it said it was!

 

I returned this camera! I got one each for my kids for Christmas - but not only is it not rechargeable (so you need to buy rechargeable batteries and battery chargers - I had to buy 2 chargers as I couldn't find a charger that would charge 4 AAA...

Jan, 2010
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Product Specifications

Vivitar designs, develops, and markets affordable, easy-to-use photographic and digital imaging products that offer families and other consumers exceptional value, fine quality, and a wide range of features and benefits. PRODUCT FEATURES: 5 Mega pixel CCD; MF Lens, 2.0" LTPS LCD; 32 MB Built-in Memory + SD Card support; Camcorder + DSC + Audio recorder + MP3 + PC CAM.

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Standard form factor
Supported Battery Form Factor:AA

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction:Built-in
Type:Built-in flash

Configuration

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

Connectivity

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

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:SD Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:6.6cm
Height:9.8cm
Weight:156g
Width:3.4cm

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2in
Diagonal Size (metric):5.1cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:Low Temperature Poly-Silicon (LTPS)
Type:LCD display

Flash Memory

Form Factor:Integrated
Storage Capacity:32MB

General Features

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

Header

Manufacturer:Vivitar
Model:DVR-510
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Vivitar

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/3.5
Min Focal Length:7.7mm
Type:Lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:5Megapixel
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:5Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/2.5"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):10.2 mm ( 1/2.5" ) / 10.2 mm ( 1/2.5 )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD

Recording

Face Detection Mode: No
Recording Format:4:3

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Analogue Video Format:NTSC / PAL
Digital Video Format:ASF
Digital Zoom:8
Light Sensitivity:ISO 100 / ISO 200 / ISO 400 / ISO auto
Media Type:Flash card
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type: None