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Vivitar DVR1080HD Camcorder

12.1MP 209g Dec 2012
Total Megapixels Full HD Weight Release Date
Reasonably priced
Poor user reviews
Poor product quality
19 Reviews
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Poor User Reviews

Based on 43 user reviews this big total megapixels video camera has an average user rating of 49%. This means that owners really don't rate this Vivitar camcorder very highly.

Poor Brand

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


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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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Poor 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”.

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.

Nice Design

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


Unacceptable Noise Level

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

Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

One customer mentioned that the Vivitar DVR1080 was compact.

Average Weight

The DVR1080 has a fairly standard weight (209 grams) compared to most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that have been available for a similar time to this video camera.

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Released Over Four Years Ago

It was December 2012 when Vivitar released the DVR1080.


Full HD

Full HD

The DVR1080 is Full HD. Most of the other similar spec video cameras that are a comparable age to this video camera also are Full HD.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative Full HD video cameras currently available including the DVR786 (£34.99), or the DVR794 (£39.99) both from Vivitar or the Polaroid ID1660 (£29.99) which all of have better reviews.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This video camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many video cameras of this type and age.

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Image Sensor

12.1 Megapixels Total Megapixels

This is a 12.1 megapixels sensor camcorder.

If you are looking for a camcorder with a bigger total megapixels then you might want to consider the Polaroid iD1880 (£45.33) (18MP and cheaper).

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers vivitar dvr1080hdblkint, vivitar dvr1080hdpuruk
Barcodes 00681066735565, 00681066784341

Vivitar DVR1080 Review Sources

To prepare this Vivitar DVR1080 review we compared this camcorder to 576 other models. For each camcorder that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 139,263 product attributes, 23,823 camcorder reviews and 1,763,100 historical camcorder prices from 164 camcorder retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this camcorder compared to the other models as well as any areas where this camcorder is lacking.

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