Seven Vivitar DVR785 owners said that this camcorders was good value for money. Mr. V. P. Yotov said on Amazon “Good value for money” in their review of this camcorders. Robin Andrew Gronbach said in his review “Excellent Value”. Simon Nym wrote in his review of this camcorders “If I'd paid full price, I'd have be livid” however only scored it 20 out of 100.
Two Vivitar DVR785 reviewers who purchased the product concluded that it was a bargain for the price. Dazza mentioned on Amazon two years ago “As the title says, cheap for a reason” in their review of the Vivitar DVR785 but despite that only scored it 40 out of 100. Tim Payne mentioned “Looks to be a bargain price unit” and rated this camcorders 5 stars.