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Vivitar DVR508-STRAW

alaTest has collected and analyzed 606 reviews of Vivitar DVR508-STRAW. The average rating for this product is 2.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People really like the battery and size. The portability and usability also get good feedback, whereas many are negative about the viewfinder and zoom.

price, usability, portability, size, battery

image quality, durability, reliability, zoom, viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Vivitar DVR508-STRAW is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Vivitar DVR508-STRAW

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 221 user reviews of Vivitar DVR508-STRAW from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the design and size. The portability and usability also get good opinions. Some have doubts about the reliability and zoom, and opinions are divided on the battery.

price, usability, portability, size, design

image quality, durability, zoom, reliability

61% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Vivitar DVR508 HD Camcorder - Blue (1.8 Screen, 4x Zoom, 720P HD Recording)Vivitar DVR508 HD Camcorder - Blue (1.8 Screen, 4x Zoom, 720P HD Recording)

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Vivitar DVR508-STRAW

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 196 user reviews of Vivitar DVR508-STRAW from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Comments about the battery and size are generally positive. The portability and usability are also appreciated. Reviews are divided on the zoom. Many are critical about the viewfinder and durability.

price, usability, portability, size, battery

image quality, reliability, durability, viewfinder

49% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Vivitar High Definition Digital Video Camcorder - Styles and Colors May Vary (DVR508HD)Vivitar High Definition Digital Video Camcorder - Styles and Colors May Vary (DVR508HD)

Dec, 2016

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

Vivitar DVR508 Full HD Camcorder - Pink

 

Small and compact and easy to use

Jul, 2015

Consumer review by: Claire210 (argos.co.uk)

Vivitar DVR508 Full HD Camcorder - Pink

 

This camera is great for the money you pay, it's really handy for the kids to play and experiment and for those little moments that you want to remember

Jul, 2015

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

Would not work

 

Should be easy to use but would not change mode, would not record or save pictures to SD card and would not switch off. TERRIBLE

Jul, 2015

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

Faulty from the outset

 

Unable to test the camcorder as we could not set it up properly. First camera had not sound. Second attempt had no "mode" change. Swopped it for a more expensive one that worked.

Jul, 2015

Consumer review by: eddie2k15 (argos.co.uk)

brill product

 

brilliant i disagree with other reviews on this item i found it was very easy to use including the exxtras the camera has like a light for night time recording its small and compact the pictur eon the scree may not look hd but what do you expect for...

Jun, 2015

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

Mr

 

Hi How are u this to know how much the camera

Jun, 2015

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

didn't work

 

can't get this to work - so it's going back

Jun, 2015

Consumer review by: Sheilas Hoopers (argos.co.uk)

Can't recommend this product...

 

It is nearly impossible to work out how to operate this camera! I looked online and even on the official site with the same model number they were demonstrating another camera which looked easier to operate. I wasted hours of time - and i'm not a...

May, 2015

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

NOT Full HD as it claims

 

Based on the price and the fact it's Vivitar I wasn't expecting anything amazing from this. However, I expected it to be Full HD like the title and description say! It's not, it's only 720 ('HD Ready'). Picture is OK, sound is OK but it's not what I...

May, 2015

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

Terrible. DO NOT BUY!

 

First of all, it states FULL HD which would be 1080p. This camera is only 720p and the picture quality is awful, even on "Super Fine" (Less compression). A 30 second video at 720p will consume around 100MB of your SD card. The battery life is around 10...

May, 2015

Product Specifications

Configuration

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

Connectivity

Digital Input: Yes
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
HDMI: No
HDMI PORT: No
Near Field Communication: No
Type of Memory Stick Interface : No
Type of SD Card Interface :SD Card / SD HC Card
USB: Yes
USB Interface: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No
Wireless Interface: No

General Features

3D: No
Format:DVD / Memory Card
Handheld Position:Horizontal
Product Type:Pocket Camcorder
Resolution:High Definition
Type:Pocket Camcorder

Recording

Face Detection Mode: No
HD Video Format:MPEG4
Recording Format:16:9 / 4:3 / 4:3
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