Vivitar DVR1080
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Vivitar DVR1080

A 5 year old and expensive to run 12.1MP Full HD camcorder
12.1MP Yes 209g 1,920 Pixels Dec 2012
Total Megapixels Full HD Weight Maximum Video Resolution Release Date

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Vivitar DVR1080 Review

With average reviews and mediocre features, we have ranked the Vivitar DVR1080 number 554 across all camcorders.
43 Reviews
Average Features
4 Years Old
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 31?

It has below average user reviews with an average user rating of 49%, based on 43 reviews. Canon 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 video cameras 2017.
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 few features:
Fairly big total megapixels
Fairly high effective megapixels (movie)

Vivitar DVR1080 In-Depth Analysis


Poor Owner Reviews

Based on 43 owner reviews the average owner rating of this camcorder is 49 out of 100. If all the camcorders are ranked by average owner review score then this Vivitar video camera is in the bottom 5%.

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Vivitar Camcorders Only Have Poor Reviews

We calculated the average reviews for all Vivitar camcorders and found that Vivitar had poor reviews compared to other brands.

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”.

Customers 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.

Users Report Unacceptable Noise Level

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

Customers Report Nice Design

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

Users Report That it is a Good Size

One customer mentioned that the Vivitar DVR1080 was compact.


Fairly Big Total Megapixels

The DVR1080's total megapixels of 12.1MP is in the biggest 22% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature. The average total megapixels of all camcorders is 8.2MP, with the smallest being 0.3MP and the biggest being 210MP.

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Average Weight

The weight of the Vivitar DVR1080 of 209g is pretty standard compared to most other camcorders. It is in the heaviest 37% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Average Maximum Video Resolution

The Vivitar DVR1080's maximum video resolution of 1,920 pixels is relatively standard compared to most other video cameras. It is in the highest 64% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature.

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Fairly High Effective Megapixels (movie)

Camcorders have effective megapixels (movie) of between 0.41MP and 5,100,000MP, and the average effective megapixels (movie) is 23,000MP. The Vivitar DVR1080's effective megapixels (movie) of 12MP is in the highest 7% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature.

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Full HD

Full HD

The Vivitar DVR1080 is Full HD. 74% of camcorders also are Full HD.

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Released Over Four Years Ago

Vivitar released the DVR1080 in December 2012.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

vivitar dvr1080hdblkint, vivitar dvr1080hdpuruk


00681066735565, 00681066784341

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