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Vivitar DVR1080

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Vivitar DVR1080

Vivitar DVR1080

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A classic and good spec 1x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution video camera
1x 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 12.1MP 209g Dec 2012
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Vivitar DVR1080 Review

With very good reviews and features, we have ranked the Vivitar DVR1080 number 575 across all camcorders.
75
Reviews
43 Reviews
73
Features
Good Features
61
Age
5 Years Old
66
Overall Score
Good

Why Has it Scored 66?

It has below average user reviews with an average user rating of 49%, based on 43 reviews. HP camcorders have excellent reviews in general.
This camcorder is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better camcorders are available. View the latest camcorders 2018.
Customers report it is reasonably priced, it is easy to use and design. However they also report sub-standard product quality and unacceptable noise level.
It has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Bigger than average total megapixels
Very light
Smaller than average optical zoom

Vivitar DVR1080 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Poor Owner Reviews

The average owner rating of this camcorder is 49 out of 100 based on 43 owner reviews. Users don't rate this video camera very highly.

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Poor Brand

Camcorders manufactured by Vivitar have poor reviews on average compared to other manufacturers.

Customers Report Inferior Product Quality

A few customers who bought it considered that it was not good quality. Mince wrote two years ago “Very poor quality” in their review of the Vivitar DVR1080. Mr Magoo wrote on Amazon “The noise is terrible when recording and then continues on playback, quality is bad”. Paul Miller gave it a rating of 20 out of 100 and he said in his review of this camcorder “Poor on screen controls and image quality is not good”.

Users Report That it is Reasonably Priced

A number of people mentioned in their reviews that it was good value for money. Mr. M. D. Thompson said “I read the other reviews and thought this camera must be good value for money” in their review. Three years ago Sam said on Amazon “Good price good camera” in his review of this camcorder. Sam also wrote “Good price for the camcorder although I have to pay out another”.

A number of people who bought the product reckoned that it was a bargain for the price. Melissa mentioned in her review three years ago “Cheap casing and light and flimsy” . Two years ago Mince said in their review on Amazon “In summary I think you'd be better off buying a cheap compact camera or saving the money to upgrade your smart phone” however despite that they only gave the Vivitar DVR1080 a score of 20 out of 100.

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Users Report That it is Easy to Use

A number of people wrote in their reviews that this camcorder was easy to use. Alan D Syphas mentioned on Amazon “It is easy to use, sharp picture, Still or video would highly recommend this item to anyone who wants a small”. Alan D Syphas also wrote “Easy to use camera”. Mince mentioned in their review on Amazon “My father-in-law bought this hoping it would be a handy small video camera” but they only scored it 1 stars.

Customers Report Unacceptable Noise Level

One Vivitar DVR1080 owner who purchased it reckoned that it was not noisy.

Users Report Nice Design

One Vivitar DVR1080 owner who reviewed the Vivitar DVR1080 thought it had a good case.

Customers Report That it is a Good Size

One customer mentioned that the Vivitar DVR1080 was compact.

Age

Released Over Five Years Ago

Vivitar released the DVR1080 in December 2012.

Features

Bigger Than Average Total Megapixels

The average total megapixels of all video cameras is 7.8MP, with the smallest being 0.3MP and the biggest being 50MP. The DVR1080's total megapixels of 12.1MP is bigger than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is bigger than 77% of all video cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Very Light

The average weight of all camcorders is 570g, with the lightest being 50g and the heaviest being 7.5kg. The DVR1080's weight of only 209g is lighter than average when compared to most other video cameras. It is in the lightest 32% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Resolution

This camcorder has a max video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many camcorders.

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Smaller Than Average Optical Zoom

The optical zoom of the DVR1080 of only 1x is in the smallest 2% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature. The optical zooms of video cameras range from 1x to 70x, and the average optical zoom is 19x.

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Higher Than Average Effective Megapixels (movie)

The effective megapixels (movie) of the DVR1080 of 12MP is higher than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is in the highest 8% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature. The effective megapixels (movie) of camcorders range from 0.41MP to 17MP, and the average effective megapixels (movie) is 4.7MP.

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Full HD

Full HD

The Vivitar DVR1080 is Full HD. 70% of camcorders also are Full HD.

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vivitar dvr1080hd

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