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Vivitar DVR936HD Camcorder

£89.49
£59.00 £30.49 cheaper than 56 days ago
8MP 50g CMOS Jul 2013
Total Megapixels Full HD Weight Sensor Type Release Date
Reasonably priced
Vivitar only has poor camcorder reviews
Poor product quality
3 Reviews
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Reviews

Vivitar Only Has Poor Camcorder Reviews

Video cameras produced by Vivitar have an average rating of 53 out of 100, which is in the bottom 4% of all camcorder manufacturers that we have analysed.


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Reasonably Priced

One person who reviewed this camcorder mentioned that it was good value for money. Amazon Customer said on Amazon this month “Overall good value for money” and rated it 4 stars.


Design

Poor Product Quality

One customer who bought the product reckoned that it was not good quality. This year Amazon Customer mentioned in their review of this camcorder on Amazon “Its not the best quality picture / playback in the world”.

Robust

One Vivitar DVR936 reviewer wrote in their reviews that the product was good at resisting water ingress. This month Amazon Customer mentioned in their review of the Vivitar DVR936 on Amazon “Only negative is the waterproof cover only allows for screwing onto a tripod or mount” and scored it 4 stars.

Tripod Mountable

The Vivitar DVR936 is tripod mountable. Most of the other similar spec camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years also are tripod mountable.

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Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was July 2013 when Vivitar released the DVR936.


Lens System

Very Small Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of only 3 times zoom factor, the Vivitar DVR936 has one of the smaller digital zooms amongst medium total megapixels camcorders of this age. The average digital zoom of camcorders of this spec and age is 160x, and the digital zooms range from 2x to 1,800x.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Vivitar DVR936 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other camcorders of this age and spec.

There are a number of other video cameras with an image stabilizer currently available which you might want to consider including the Midland XTC-200 (£59.80), or the ION Air Pro Lite WiFi ActION (£48.99) which both of have better reviews.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Medium total megapixels camcorders that have been available for around the same time as this video camera have maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of between 2.7mm and 2,300mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 690mm. The Vivitar DVR936 has a fairly short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) (only 4.23 millimeters) compared to most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Low Maximum Aperture Number

With a maximum aperture number of only 2.4, the Vivitar DVR936 has a very low maximum aperture number compared to most of the other similar spec video cameras that came out more than two years ago. The maximum aperture numbers of video cameras of a comparable age and type to this camcorder range from 2.3 to 34, and the average maximum aperture number is 4.7.

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Very Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

At only 4.23 millimeters, the Vivitar DVR936 has a fairly short minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other camcorders of a similar age and spec to this video camera. Medium total megapixels camcorders that came out around the same time as this video camera have minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of between 1.8mm and 40mm.

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Video

Full HD

Full HD

The Vivitar DVR936 is Full HD, as are most of the other similar spec video cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this video camera.

We compared all the other Full HD video cameras to this camcorder and we think the Midland XTC-200 (£59.80), the Polaroid POLC3 (£64), and the ION Air Pro Lite WiFi ActION (£48.99) which all of have better reviews are also worth considering.

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Very High Video Capturing Speed

The video capturing speeds of camcorders of this age and type range from 30fps to 60fps. When compared to other video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camcorder that we have assessed, the Vivitar DVR936's video capturing speed of 60 frames per second is one of the highest.

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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 camcorders that are a comparable age to it.

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Other Features

Features USB Connectivity

The Vivitar DVR936 features USB connectivity, as do most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and spec to this video camera.

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Has a Wireless Connection

The Vivitar DVR936 has a wireless connection. Most of the other camcorders of a comparable spec and age to this video camera also have a wireless connection.

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Features Auto Focus

The Vivitar DVR936 features auto focus. Most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that have been around for around the same time as this video camera also feature auto focus.

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Features Photo Mode

The Vivitar DVR936 features photo mode. Most of the other camcorders of this age and spec also feature photo mode.

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Networking

Features Wi-Fi

The Vivitar DVR936 features wi-Fi. Most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that were launched more than two years ago also feature wi-Fi.

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Still Image

Has a Continuous Shooting Mode

The Vivitar DVR936 has a continuous shooting mode, as do most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been around for around the same time as this video camera.

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3840 X 2160 Still Image Resolution

The Vivitar DVR936 supports a maximum still image resolution of 3840 x 2160. That's over four times the still image resolution of a 1920 x 1080 video camera, which is the most frequently found still image resolution supported by video cameras of this age and spec. The best still image resolution of all camcorders of a comparable age and spec to this video camera is 4608 x 3456 and the worst is 640 x 480.

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Weight & Dimensions

Light

The lightest comparable spec video camera that has been on the market for a similar time to this camcorder is 50g weight, the heaviest is 2.8kg, and the average weight is 370g. When compared to other video cameras of a comparable age and type to this camcorder that we have checked, the weight of the Vivitar DVR936 of only 50 grams is one of the lightest.

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Image Sensor

8 Megapixels Total Megapixels

This is an 8 megapixels sensor camcorder.

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Vivitar DVR936 Review Sources

To prepare this Vivitar DVR936 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 139,208 product attributes, 23,752 camcorder reviews and 1,754,400 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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