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Vivitar DVR794HD Camcorder

£39.99
12MP 68g Dec 2012
Total Megapixels Full HD Weight Release Date
Reasonably priced
Poor owner reviews
Not good in terms of size
12 Reviews
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Reviews

Poor Owner Reviews

DVR794 owners on average rated this video camera 63 out of 100. It seems that owners really don't rate this video camera very highly.

Vivitar Only Has Poor Video Camera Reviews

Vivitar big total megapixels video cameras have poor reviews on average and across all camcorders Vivitar is one of the inferior brands.


Price

Reasonably Priced

Ten people who bought this camcorder concluded that it was good value for money. Vbps wrote “Cheap and lots of fun!” . Three years ago Mark Baldwyn said “This action-cam suits someone like me who wants it for occasional use at a reasonable price”. Vbps also wrote “If you are expecting to impress a highly critical cinema audience then this won't be for you, however if you want a cheap way of videoing your sports activity” in their review.


Weight & Dimensions

Not Good in Terms of Size

One owner mentioned in their reviews that the product was tight. One owner who bought this camcorder mentioned that it was not thick. Mark Baldwyn said “The securing nut at the base vibrated loose and the camera fell off”.

Very Light

With a weight of only 68 grams, the Vivitar DVR794 is one of the lighter big total megapixels video cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this video camera amongst big total megapixels video cameras of this age. The lightest video camera of a comparable age and spec to this video camera is 59g weight and the heaviest is 3.8kg.

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Good Quality Lens

One owner mentioned in their reviews that it had a good lens. Two years ago Vbps mentioned in their review of this camcorder on Amazon “Its got a great wide angle lens”.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

Two people concluded that the Vivitar DVR794 had a good screen.


Power

Good Battery Life

Two customers who reviewed the product reckoned that it had a good battery life.


Design

Robust

Two people who reviewed this camcorder reckoned that it was good at resisting water ingress. Two years ago Alison Innes said in her review of the Vivitar DVR794 “I need glasses so the display wasn't easy to read when swimming” and gave it a score of 7 stars.

Two people mentioned in their reviews that this camcorder was well made. Mark Baldwyn mentioned in his review of this camcorder on Amazon “Good quality build, with bundled accessories”. One owner wrote in their reviews that it was strong and durable. Vbps said “It's robust”.

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Easy to Use

Three people who bought the product concluded that it was easy to use. Kevriz mentioned “Good for the price, handy remote wrist band” and gave it a score of 6 stars. Mark Baldwyn said in his review of this camcorder on Amazon “Also included is an infrared remote control which also comes in very handy.”.

Good Product Quality

Six people thought the product was good quality. Salty said “Well made solid camera that can be operated from my mobile phone” in their review of this camcorder. Weathernerd mentioned “Remarkably, I have a Vivitar waterproof camera from 5 years ago that has much, much better output quality” in their review of this camcorder. Weathernerd also said “Just about any mobile phone will outperform this video quality easily” in their review.

One owner considered that it was inferior quality. Weathernerd said “I haven't seen such bad quality from a camera for years” in their Vivitar DVR794 review.

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Other

Released Over Four Years Ago

This Vivitar video camera has been on the market since December 2012.


Video

Full HD

Full HD

The Vivitar DVR794 is Full HD, as are most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that have been around for around the same time as this video camera.

We compared all the other Full HD video cameras to this camcorder and we think a cheaper camcorder such as the Vivitar DVR1080 (£34.99) or you might consider a higher rated camcorder such as the Vivitar DVR786 (£34.99) are also worth considering.

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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 a similar age and spec to it.

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Still Image

4000 X 3000 Still Image Resolution

The highest still image resolution supported by the Vivitar DVR794 is 4000 x 3000. That's over five times the still image resolution of a 1920 x 1080 video camera, which is the most common still image resolution supported by big total megapixels video cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this camcorder. The worst still image resolution of all comparable spec camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as this video camera is 640 x 480 and the best is 5472 x 3648.

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Image Sensor

12 Megapixels Total Megapixels

This is a 12 megapixels sensor video camera.

If you want a camcorder with a bigger total megapixels then you might want to look at the Vivitar DVR1080 (£34.99) (12.1MP and cheaper).

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers vivitar dvr794hdsil, vivitar dvr794blk

Vivitar DVR794 Review Sources

To prepare this Vivitar DVR794 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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