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Vivitar DVR426
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Vivitar DVR426 Camcorder

3MP CMOS 4x 16GB Oct 2013
Total Megapixels Sensor Type Digital Zoom Maximum Memory Card Size Release Date
The powerful DVR 426HD packs loads of features into easy-to-carry technology. Take this DVR everywhere and connect to the world. Record in stunning 720p resolution. Easily connect to your computer... More
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SDHC Compatible Memory Cards

SDHC compatible memory cards

The Vivitar DVR426 supports an SDHC compatible memory cards which is better than the SD compatible memory cards supported by most video cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. In addition, this camcorder supports an MMC compatible memory cards. SDHC cards are DS cards with a higher capacity of up to 32GB. Across all comparable spec camcorders that have been on the market for a similar time to the DVR426 the worst memory card type is MicroSD (Transflash) and the best is SDXC.

SDHC cards are DS cards with a higher capacity of up to 32GB.

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Three Number of Batteries Supporteds

The Vivitar DVR426 is a three number of batteries supported camcorder.

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Has a Built-In Display

Like most of the other similar spec video cameras that came out more than two years ago, the Vivitar DVR426 has a built-in display.

Alternative video cameras with a built-in display currently available that you might also want to look at include the Canon Legria HF R56, or the Sony HVR-Z7 which has better reviews.

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JPG Image Formats Supported

This camcorder has a JPG image formats supported, which is typical of many video cameras of this spec and age.

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Has One White Balance

The Vivitar DVR426 has a greater number of white balance modes than most camcorders of this age and type. This video camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on small total megapixels video cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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15 Reasons Against

Vivitar Only Has Poor Reviews for Its Video Cameras

Video cameras built by Vivitar generally have poor reviews.

Quite Small Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of only 1.77 inches, the Vivitar DVR426 has one of the smaller display diagonals amongst comparable spec video cameras of this age. The smallest display diagonal of camcorders that were launched around the same time as the DVR426 is 1.4" and the largest is 4.3".

Camcorders with a larger display diagonal that might be worth considering include the Zoom Q4 (£31.00) (2") which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

The Vivitar DVR426 does not have an image stabilizer, unlike most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that came out around the same time as the DVR426 which have an image stabilizer.

We compared all the other video cameras which also have an image stabilizer to this camcorder and we think the Vixia HF M40, or the Vixia HF R40 both from Canon which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have an HDMI

The Vivitar DVR426 does not have an HDMI, unlike most of the other similar spec camcorders that have been around for around the same time as the DVR426.

We compared this camcorder to all the other camcorders with an HDMI and we think the Vixia HF M40, or the Legria HF R56 both from Canon which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Very Small Maximum Memory Card Size

The Vivitar DVR426 has one of the smaller maximum memory card sizes (only 16 gigabytes) amongst video cameras of this age. Across all the small total megapixels video cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the DVR426 the maximum memory card sizes range from 8GB to 130GB.

If you are looking for a larger maximum memory card size then you might want to look at the Rollei S-30 (£78.99) (32GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of only 4 times zoom factor, the Vivitar DVR426 has a fairly small digital zoom compared to most of the other camcorders of this type and age. Across all the comparable spec camcorders that have been around for a similar time to the DVR426 the digital zooms range from 1.5x to 3,500x, and the average digital zoom is 800x.

If you want a bigger digital zoom then you might also want to consider the Lexibook DJ280 (£49.99) (8x).

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Not Full HD

Like most of the other camcorders that were launched more than two years ago, the Vivitar DVR426 is not Full HD.

If you are looking for a camcorder that is Full HD then you might also want to consider the Canon Legria HF M52, the Panasonic HDC-TM900, or the Sony HDR-PJ620.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The Vivitar DVR426 does not have an interchangeable lens. Most of the other camcorders of a similar age and spec to the DVR426 also do not have an interchangeable lens.

Alternative video cameras which also have an interchangeable lens that you might want to look at include the Sony HVR-Z7.

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Only 2048 X 1536 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Vivitar DVR426 supports a maximum still image resolution of 2048 x 1536. That's over three times the still image resolution of a 1280 x 720 camcorder, which is the most frequently found still image resolution supported by camcorders that have been around for a comparable time to the DVR426. In addition, this Vivitar camcorder support a still image resolution(s) of 2048x1536 (3M) and 1280x1024 pixels (1.3 MP). The still image resolution of all video cameras of this age and type ranges from 640 x 360 to 6016 x 4016.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Like most of the other camcorders of a similar age and spec to the DVR426, the Vivitar DVR426 does not have a night mode.

We think you might also be interested in other video cameras which also have a night mode including the Canon Legria HF M52 which is also higher rated.

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Not 3D

Like most of the other video cameras that have been around for more than two years, the Vivitar DVR426 is not 3D.

Video cameras which are 3D that might be worth considering include the Canon XF105 (£1,860.00) which is also higher rated.

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Not Waterproof

Most video cameras of this spec and age are not waterproof. The Vivitar DVR426 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The Vivitar DVR426 does not have a built-in projector, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other video cameras of this age and spec also do not have a built-in projector.

Alternative camcorders which also have a built-in projector that you might want to consider include the Sony HDR-PJ620 which also has a higher rating.

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Only 1280 X 720 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The Vivitar DVR426 has a higher maximum video resolution than most camcorders that were launched more than two years ago. This video camera has a 1280 x 720 pixels maximum video resolution, whereas most similar spec video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it have a 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution. Across all camcorders of a similar spec and age to the DVR426 the best maximum video resolution is 1920 x 1080 pixels and the worst is 720 x 480 pixels.

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Only 640 X 480 Pixels Video Resolutions

The Vivitar DVR426 supports a 640 x 480 pixels video resolutions which is higher than the 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolutions supported by most video cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. This video camera also supports a video resolutions of 1280 x 720 pixels. Across all camcorders that are a similar age to the DVR426 the video resolution ranges from 640 x 360 pixels (worst) to 1920 x 1080 pixels (best).

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2 Other reasons to consider the Vivitar DVR426

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when Vivitar released the DVR426.

CMOS Sensor Type

This camcorder has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many video cameras of this age and spec.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Total Megapixels
Sensor Type
Lens System
Digital Zoom
Interchangeable Lens
Storage
Maximum Memory Card Size
Memory Slots
Compatible Memory Cards
Camcorder Media Type
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
Light Metering
White Balance
White Balance
Flash
Built-In Flash
Built-In Light
Display
Display Diagonal
Built-In Display
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D
On Screen Display (OSD)
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Design
Colour of Product
Video
HD Type
Supported Video Modes
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Maximum Video Resolution
Maximum Frame Rate
Analog Signal Format System
Still Image
Image Formats Supported
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Built-In Speaker(s)
Built-In Microphone
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
S-Video Out
PictBridge
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Bluetooth
Battery
Battery Type
Battery Voltage
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Packaging Content
Quick Start Guide
Bundled Software
Other Features
Windows Operating Systems Supported

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

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Barcodes 0006.81066E+11, 00681066289792, 00681066650738

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