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HP F-500 vs Vivitar DVR936

HP F-500 vs Vivitar DVR936

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HP F-500
Vivitar DVR936

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
27% lower minimum aperture number Edit
The HP F-500 is a 1.9 minimum aperture camcorder. That's 0.5 lower than the Vivitar DVR936 (2.4).
44% shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The HP F-500 has a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 2.95mm. That's 1.28mm shorter than the Vivitar DVR936 (4.23mm).
Cheaper by £19
The HP F-500 costs £39.51, whereas the Vivitar DVR936 is £59.00.
Considerably better user reviews
The average user review score of the HP F-500 is 88% based on 8 reviews, but the average rating of the Vivitar DVR936 is 73% (based on 3 reviews).
6 Reasons For
Bigger total megapixels Edit
The Vivitar DVR936 is an 8MP sensor camcorder. That's 5.9MP bigger than the HP F-500 (8MP). Read more

A megapixel (MP or Mpx) is one million pixels, and is a term used not only for the number of pixels in an image, but also to express the number of image sensor elements of digital cameras or the number of display elements of digital displays. For example, a camera that makes a 2048 1536 pixel image typically uses a few extra rows and columns of sensor elements and is commonly said to have "3.2 megapixels" or "3.4 megapixels", depending on whether the number reported is the "effective" or the "total" pixel count (as opposed to the 2048 1536 = 3,145,728 finished image pixels).

A larger number of megapixels increases the sharpness of images and video.

1.28mm longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Vivitar DVR936 is a 4.23mm maximum focal length camcorder, whereas the HP F-500 is only a 2.95mm maximum focal length camcorder (1.28mm shorter).
Higher maximum aperture number Edit
Vivitar DVR936 is 2.4 maximum aperture value. That's 0.5 higher than the HP F-500 (2.4).
50% higher video capturing speed Edit
The Vivitar DVR936 is a 60fps video capturing speed camcorder. That's 30fps higher than the HP F-500 (60fps).
9x lighter Edit
The Vivitar DVR936 has a weight of 50g, however the HP F-500 is a 455g weight camcorder (405g heavier). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

A lighter camcorder is easier to handle when recording and to carry when travelling.

1 shops are selling it
A greater number of shops increases the chances of the product remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for this camcorder.

Reasons Against

6 Reasons Against
Three times smaller total megapixels Edit
The HP F-500 has a total megapixels of 2.1MP. That's 5.9MP smaller than the Vivitar DVR936 (8MP). Read more

A megapixel (MP or Mpx) is one million pixels, and is a term used not only for the number of pixels in an image, but also to express the number of image sensor elements of digital cameras or the number of display elements of digital displays. For example, a camera that makes a 2048 1536 pixel image typically uses a few extra rows and columns of sensor elements and is commonly said to have "3.2 megapixels" or "3.4 megapixels", depending on whether the number reported is the "effective" or the "total" pixel count (as opposed to the 2048 1536 = 3,145,728 finished image pixels).

A larger number of megapixels increases the sharpness of images and video.

1.28mm shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The HP F-500 has a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 2.95mm, however the Vivitar DVR936 is a 4.23mm maximum focal length camcorder (1.28mm longer).
27% lower maximum aperture number Edit
The HP F-500 is a 1.9 maximum aperture value camcorder. That's 0.5 lower than the Vivitar DVR936 (2.4).
Lower video capturing speed Edit
The HP F-500 is a 30fps video capturing speed camcorder. That's 30fps lower than the Vivitar DVR936 (60fps).
Hugely heavier Edit
The HP F-500 has a weight of 455g, but the Vivitar DVR936 is a 50g weight camcorder (405g lighter). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

A lighter camcorder is easier to handle when recording and to carry when travelling.

Not as many stockists
The HP F-500 is only stocked by 1 seller, however the Vivitar DVR936 is stocked by 2 stores. Read more
Fewer numbers of shops reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this camcorder.
4 Reasons Against
Higher minimum aperture number Edit
Vivitar DVR936 is 2.4 minimum aperture. That's 0.5 higher than the HP F-500 (2.4).
31% longer minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Vivitar DVR936 is a 4.23mm minimum focal length camcorder. That's 1.28mm longer than the HP F-500 (4.23mm).
More expensive by £19
The Vivitar DVR936 is £19.49 more expensive than the HP F-500.
User review Rating is considerably Worse
The Vivitar DVR936's average user score is only 73%, however the HP F-500's is 88% (based on 8 reviews).

Average Expert Rating

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Average User Rating

Date Released

46 months Ago 46 months Ago

Manufacturer's Warranty

1 Year 1 Year

Image Sensor

Total Megapixels
2.1MP 8MP
BEST
Optical Sensor Size
 1/3
BEST
 1/3
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS

Lens System

Digital Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 3x
Image Stabilizer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Image stabilizer
Interchangeable Lens
 Interchangeable lens
 Interchangeable lens
Image Stabilizer Type
 Digital
 Digital
BEST
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
2.95mm 4.23mm
BEST
Minimum Aperture Number
1.9
BEST
2.4
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
2.95mm
BEST
4.23mm
Maximum Aperture Number
1.9 2.4
BEST
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
2.95 4.23
Focal Length Range (f-F)
2.95 4.23

Storage

Memory Slots
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Compatible Memory Cards
 SDHC
 MicroSD (Transflash)
 MicroSDHC
 SD
BEST
 SDHC
 MicroSD (Transflash)
 MicroSDHC
 SD

Focusing

Closest Focusing Distance
1.5m Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Auto

White Balance

White Balance
 Auto
 Auto

Display

Built-In Display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display

Camera

Camcorder Type
 action cam
 action cam
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3D
 3D
 3D

Design

Tripod Mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Tripod mountable
Colour
 Black
 Black

Video

Full HD
 Full HD
 Full HD
Video Capturing Speed
30fps 60fps
BEST
Video Formats Supported
 MOV
 MP4
 MOV
 MP4
Video Resolutions
 1280 x 720
 1280 x 720
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080

Still Image

Still Image Resolution(s)
 1920 x 1080
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080
 3840 x 2160
BEST
Continuous Shooting Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Continuous shooting mode

Audio

Audio Formats Supported
 PCM
 ADPCM
 WAV
 MP3
 PCM
 ADPCM
 WAV
 MP3
Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
Unknown - Click to provide data

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI
 HDMI
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
USB 2.0 Port
1 1

Networking

Wi-Fi
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wi-Fi

Battery

Battery Life (max)
0.17h Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Type
Lithium-Ion Lithium-Ion
Battery Technology
 Lithium
 Lithium

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
455g 50g
BEST
Height
170mm 127mm
Depth
95mm 51mm
Width
135mm 58mm

Other Features

Night Mode
 Night mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
Compatible Operating Systems
Windows & Mac Windows
Lens Focal Range
2.95 4.23
Auto Focus
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto focus
Photo Mode
 Photo mode
 Photo mode
Interface
USB 2.0 USB 2.0
Aperture Range (F-F)
1.9 2.4
Operating Systems Supported (windows)
 Operating systems supported (windows)
 Operating systems supported (windows)
USB Connectivity
 USB connectivity
 USB connectivity
Audio Recording Formats
 PCM
 ADPCM
 MP3
 WAV
 PCM
 ADPCM
 MP3
 WAV
Mac Operating Systems Supported
 Mac operating systems supported
Unknown - Click to provide data
Other Features
G Sensor Yes,via Vivitar Action Cam
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent) (photo Mode)
21.2mm Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Port
 USB port
 USB port
HDMI Out
 HDMI out
Unknown - Click to provide data
Dimensions (WxDxH)
135mm 58mm
USB 2.0 Connectors
1 1
Video Compression Formats
 MOV
 MP4
 MOV
 MP4
Wireless Connection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wireless connection

Projector

Built-In Projector
 Built-in projector
 Built-in projector

Technical Details

Dimensions (WxHxD)
135 x 170 x 95 58 x 127 x 51
Built-In WiFi
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in WiFi
Battery Charger Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Battery charger included
Power Supply Type
Battery,12V car adapter Unknown - Click to provide data
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