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Vivitar DVR518

Vivitar DVR518
alaScore 75

14 reviews

Oct, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 reviews of Vivitar DVR518. 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 image quality and portability. The design and price are also appreciated.

usability, price, design, portability, image quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Vivitar DVR518 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 75/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 user reviews of Vivitar DVR518 from The average user rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Reviewers are impressed by the design. The price also gets good comments.

usability, price, design

42% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Vivitar DVR518 5.1MP Digital Camcorder 8X Digital Zoom 2" TFT LCD BlackVivitar DVR518 5.1MP Digital Camcorder 8X Digital Zoom 2" TFT LCD Black

Oct, 2016

Consumer review by: Heartland America customer (

Heartland America customer


I ordered this camcorder not expecting too much. I am amazed at the ease of operation. Very easy to learn how to operate. Great quality video and excellent quality photos. I highly recommend!

Consumer review by: Heartland America customer (

Heartland America customer


Used in paranormal investigation. Using 4GB card and built in light, batteries only lasted 33 minutes. With I/R illuminator, batteries last 2 hours 23 minutes for the camera. Bring batteries for an 8 hour investigation, but captured evidence is clear....

Product Specifications




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


Colour of product:Black


Display diagonal:5.08
Screen Size:2 in
Screen Type:LCD


Web Cam Function: Yes

Image resolution

Digital Still Pictures:Photo
Progressive Scan for Photos: No
Still Picture Resolutions:3264x2448, 2592x1944, 2048x1536, 1024x768, 640x480 pixels
Total MegaPixels:5.1 megapixels

Image sensor

Total MegaPixels:5.1

Lens System

Digital Zoom:8


Digital Zoom:8 x
Optical Zoom:0 x
Shutter speeds:1/6000-1/20 s
White Balance:Auto, daylight, tungsten, fluorescent, cloudy


Dimensions (HxWxD):24x88x59 mm
Weight:88 g
Weight (lb):0.194 lb

Other features

Internal Memory:8192

Power source

Battery Type:3*AAA (1.5V alkaline)


Miscellaneous:Voice Recorder, 20GB hard drive with at least 15GB of available space, Youtube Modus


Sensor Type:CCD


Built-in Memory: No
Built-in Storage Size:0 GB
Compatible memory cards:SD


HD Recording: No
Recordable File/Disc Formats:JPEG, AVI, WAV, MPEG4
Recording Format:SD Memory Card
Recording System:PAL/NTSC
Video Resolution:640x480, 320x240