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Vivitar DVR794 Camcorder

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The Vivitar DVR794HD-WHT Action Camcorder in white lets you shoot HD adventure videos, offering a compact design for easy outdoor use. High resolution adventures and exploits A 12-megapixel CMOS... More
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Reasonably Priced

Five Vivitar DVR794 reviewers who reviewed the Vivitar DVR794 reckoned that it was a bargain for the price. Last year Ken T wrote “I have lots of cameras, generally cheap ones” but he gave the Vivitar DVR794 a rating of 3 stars. Ken T also wrote “I find you can have a lot of fun with a new cheap one compared to something 5 or 6 times the cost”. Last year Vbps wrote “Cheap and lots of fun!”.

Several customers agreed that this camcorder was good value for money. Ken T wrote “Overall good value”. Last year Kevriz mentioned in their review of the Vivitar DVR794 on Amazon “Good for the price, handy remote wrist band”. Mark Baldwyn said “Overall a very good product with a lot of included accessories and excellent value for money.” in his review of the Vivitar DVR794 but even so he only scored it 3 stars.

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Robust

A number of customers thought it was good at resisting water ingress. Alison Innes mentioned in her Vivitar DVR794 review on Amazon “I need glasses so the display wasn't easy to read when swimming”. Two Vivitar DVR794 owners who purchased this camcorder agreed that it was well made. Salty said in their review of this camcorder “Well made solid camera that can be operated from my mobile phone”.

One Vivitar DVR794 owner said in their reviews that it was easy to damage or scratch. Mrs J wrote on Amazon last year “He did wonder if it was broken as the camera doesn't give a true indication as to how much power is in the battery”.

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Good Product Quality

Seven Vivitar DVR794 owners who purchased it reckoned that it was good quality. Mark Baldwyn said “Good quality build, with bundled accessories” but even so he gave it a score of 60 out of 100. Mark Baldwyn also said “These and the camera feel good quality”. Mark Baldwyn also mentioned “If you want high quality video this camera is not for you”.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

A number of customers who reviewed this camcorder thought it had a good screen.

Easy to Use

A few Vivitar DVR794 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that the Vivitar DVR794 was easy to use. Mark Baldwyn he wrote on Amazon “Also included is an infrared remote control which also comes in very handy.” in his Vivitar DVR794 review.

Good Battery Life

Several people who reviewed it thought it had a good battery life.

Good Quality Lens

One person wrote in their reviews that it had a good lens. Vbps said in their review of the Vivitar DVR794 on Amazon “Its got a great wide angle lens”.

Good Connectivity

One Vivitar DVR794 reviewer who bought it concluded that it was wifi compatible. Mark Baldwyn said “A real bonus is that the 794 is Wi-Fi equipped and can be controlled via mobile phone, also giving a live view functionality” yet he rated the Vivitar DVR794 60 out of 100.

Good Size

One person considered that the product was good physically. Weathernerd said on Amazon “Quite why Vivitar produce such a nice physical product with such poor video is really beyond me” in their review of this camcorder although they gave this camcorder a rating of 20 out of 100.

One person said in their reviews that this camcorder was tight.

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Has One White Balance Mode

The number of white balance modes found on the Vivitar DVR794 is more than most video cameras that were launched around the same time as it. This camcorder has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on camcorders that have been around for more than two years.

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Poor User Reviews

People who bought this video camera rated this camcorder 63% on average. That puts this Vivitar video camera in the bottom 13% of all the camcorders of a similar age and type.

Vivitar Only Has Poor Reviews for Its Video Cameras

We calculated the average reviews for all Vivitar video cameras and also specifically for Vivitar video cameras and found that in both cases Vivitar had poor reviews compared to other manufacturers.

Not Full HD

Most video cameras that came out around the same time as the DVR794 are not Full HD. The Vivitar DVR794 is no exception to this as it too is not Full HD.

Video cameras which are Full HD that might be worth looking at include the Vivitar DVR936[plb_2962203_price], the Sony HDR-AS30[plb_2962210_price], or the ION DashCam WiFi[plb_2962216_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

The Vivitar DVR794 does not have an image stabiliser, although keep in mind that most of the other video cameras that have been available for more than two years also do not have an image stabiliser.

We think you might also be interested in other video cameras which also have an image stabiliser including the DVR936[pl_2962203_price], or the DVR508[pl_2962196_price] both from Vivitar or the Sony HDR-AS30[plb_2962210_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have an HDMI Port

Most video cameras of a similar age and type to the DVR794 do not have an HDMI port. The Vivitar DVR794 is no exception to this as it too does not have an HDMI port.

Alternative camcorders which also have an HDMI port that you might also want to look at include the Sony HDR-AS30[plb_2962210_price], or the ION DashCam WiFi[plb_2962216_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Like most of the other video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years, the Vivitar DVR794 does not have an interchangeable lens.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Display

The Vivitar DVR794 does not have a built-in display, unlike most of the other video cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the DVR794 which have a built-in display.

We think you might also be interested in other camcorders which also have a built-in display including the Vivitar DVR936[plb_2962203_price], the Sony HDR-AS30[plb_2962210_price], or the ION DashCam WiFi[plb_2962216_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

The Vivitar DVR794 is not waterproof. Most of the other camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years are also not waterproof.

Camcorders which are waterproof that might be worth considering include the Sony HDR-AS30[plb_2962210_price], or the ION S3000[plb_2962199_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The Vivitar DVR794 does not have a night mode, although it is worth noting that most of the other similar spec video cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the DVR794 also do not have a night mode.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other video cameras of this age and type, the Vivitar DVR794 is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Like most of the other video cameras of this age and spec, the Vivitar DVR794 does not have a built-in projector.

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Released Over Four Years Ago

This video camera was released over four years ago.

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User Reviews

(12)
(Verified Purchase)

The remote does not work unless directly in front of the camera, not helpful when you are trying to use it with the bicycle helmet attachment! Instructions are on a mini CD which is also not an... Read more…

Reviewed 8 November 2015 by Rampager15

Buyer beware! The case is an extremely tight fit to the camera which caused the plastic clasp to snap when installing it. I contacted Vivitar and was told that they do not sell replacement cases,... Read more…

(Verified Purchase)

Took a bit of getting used to, I need glasses so the display wasn't easy to read when swimming :) but whole family had great fun with this on holiday going down the water flumes, even the 5 year... Read more…

Reviewed 7 October 2015 by Salty
(Verified Purchase)

Well made solid camera that can be operated from my mobile phone...

Reviewed 29 August 2015 by VBPS

Enjoying using this for mountain biking. If you are expecting to impress a highly critical cinema audience then this won't be for you, however if you want a cheap way of videoing your sports... Read more…

Reviewed 21 August 2015 by WeatherNerd

I don't expect perfection for this price, but I also don't expect the truly awful video output, which has remarkably poor detail (extremely 'soft', probably down to overcompression), poor colour... Read more…

Reviewed 19 August 2015 by Luke chesworth

Used it for biking and it was great.

Reviewed 14 June 2015 by Mrs J "Cookie"
(Verified Purchase)

Bought this for our son and he loves it. He did wonder if it was broken as the camera doesn't give a true indication as to how much power is in the battery, it said full charge but when he tried... Read more…

(Verified Purchase)

I have had a number of vivitar cameras and have always been impressed by what you get for the money, yet again it is an impressive.
However my reason for buying this camera was that I wanted... Read more…

Reviewed 22 April 2015 by KevRiz
(Verified Purchase)

Good for the price, handy remote wrist band and also works with iOS app. Teeny tiny display buttons means its hard to see when the device is recording video, on mute, taking a photo etc. Not... Read more…

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