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Vivitar DVR944

Vivitar DVR944
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37 Reviews
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Fully-Featured
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Popularity
Quite Popular
79
Value for Money
Very Good
72
Age
4 Years Old
81
Kagoo Score
Excellent
Our Verdict:
A max video resolution and classic 150g, 16MP camcorder, great for shooting underwater. It is waterproof and Full HD and has an image stabilizer. Customers report that it has brilliant features, it's very easy to use but really noisy.
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Big total megapixels (16MP)
4640 x 3480 pixels resolution
Very light (150g)
Image stabilizer
Waterproof
16MP
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OPTICAL ZOOM
150g
4640 X 3480
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With outstanding reviews and excellent features, we have ranked the Vivitar DVR944 number 13 in water resistant camcorders, number 38 in best selling camcorders and number 43 across all camcorders.

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Features
80
Value for Money
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Age
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Kagoo Score

Why Has it Scored 81?

multiple reviews mentioned that it has good user reviews with an average user rating of 79%, based on 37 reviews.
This camcorder is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer video cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering.
This Vivitar camcorder has some great features:
Big total megapixels
4640 x 3480 pixels resolution
Very light
Has an image stabilizer
4K recording with a 2"screen for previewing footage
Waterproof case lets you film on and near water without worry
Wireless connectivity with editing functions on ios and android devices

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Average Review Score

4 stars (37 reviews)

51%

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What Are People Saying About the Vivitar DVR944?

Price
34
4
Features
26
4
Ease of Use
26
3
Noise Level
1
18
Video Quality
8
1
Audio Quality
6
1
Size and Weight
9
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Environmental Considerations
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Design
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More Than 30 People Thought it Was Reasonably Priced
  • Good value for money. Have not found any yet.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 5 Feb 2017
  • Srini scored Value for Money 100 out of 100
    Srini - Currys.co.uk 21 Nov 2017
  • Mike scored Value for Money 100 out of 100
    Mike - Currys.co.uk 10 Sep 2017
  • Niall scored Value for Money 90 out of 100
    Niall - Currys.co.uk 6 Nov 2017
  • Most Customers Thought it Was Unreliable
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    Some People Thought This Camcorder Had a Short Battery Life

    Three people thought that the Vivitar DVR944 had a bad battery life.

  • ... amazing. Great size and weight. Lots of fun indoors and out. Battery life us very disappointing but doesn't take away the fun of using the camera.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 9 Feb 2017
  • ... happy has long as it stays reliable. Too new to comment on that. Battery life not the best. Found most camcorders the same though.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 23 Jan 2017
  • ... for some holiday pictures so it is good enough. I'm not sure how great the battery life is for long term use.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 21 Nov 2017
  • 9 Out of 10 People Thought it Was a Good Size

    Several people thought that the Vivitar DVR944 was very lightweight and was a very good size.

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    Really Lightweight
    9 people agree
    2 people disagree
  • Stephen scored Weight 90 out of 100
    Stephen - Currys.co.uk 12 Oct 2017
  • Thomas scored Weight 80 out of 100
    Thomas - Currys.co.uk 31 Oct 2017
  • Veronica scored Weight 80 out of 100
    Veronica - Currys.co.uk 9 Feb 2017
  • Jack scored Weight 80 out of 100
    Jack - Currys.co.uk 7 Aug 2017
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    An Outstanding Size
    4 people agree
    No people disagree
    8 Out of 10 People Thought it Was Thoughtfully Designed

    Over 10 people thought that the Vivitar DVR944 was very well designed.

  • Well designed with plenty of space in fridge and freezer. Also runs quietly. Looks good and the wine rack and LED light are excellent features.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 9 Aug 2017
  • Angela scored Design 90 out of 100
    Angela - Currys.co.uk 9 Aug 2017
  • Great design.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 4 Aug 2017
  • Nice design. Very noisy. Bad light.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 19 May 2016
  • 9 Out of 10 People Thought This Camcorder Was Easy to Use

    Over 20 people thought that the Vivitar DVR944 was very easy to use.

  • So easy to use and clean easy water emptying.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 24 Apr 2017
  • Very easy to use. Good selection of cycles and cycle times. Delay timer invaluable. Drying could be faster but that's a small price to pay for modern energy ...
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 29 Jul 2017
  • Super for children because it's easy to use (once you've mastered it. The picture quality on playback (not the monitor screen) is amazing. Great size and ...
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 9 Feb 2017
  • RITA scored Ease of use 90 out of 100
    RITA - Currys.co.uk 23 Feb 2017
  • More Than 20 People Thought it Has Useful Technical Features

    Over 20 people thought that the Vivitar DVR944 had outstanding features.

  • ... freezer. Also runs quietly. Looks good and the wine rack and LED light are excellent features.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 9 Aug 2017
  • Excellent 1080 60fps the mic is preety good; 2k is great to the wifi features are so usefull and the screen is very bright. and charge will get a short ...
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 7 Aug 2017
  • Mike scored Features 90 out of 100
    Mike - Currys.co.uk 10 Sep 2017
  • Patricia scored Features 100 out of 100
    Patricia - Currys.co.uk 1 Dec 2017
  • One Owner Thought This Camcorder Was Good in Terms of Connectivity
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    The Majority of People Thought it Had Been Designed With Environmental Issues in Mind

    Eight people thought that the Vivitar DVR944 was outstanding in terms of power usage.

  • George scored Energy Efficiency 70 out of 100
    George - Currys.co.uk 12 Sep 2017
  • Jana scored Energy Efficiency 70 out of 100
    Jana - Currys.co.uk 19 May 2016
  • Colette scored Energy Efficiency 90 out of 100
    Colette - Currys.co.uk 4 Aug 2017
  • Angela scored Energy Efficiency 90 out of 100
    Angela - Currys.co.uk 9 Aug 2017
  • More Than 10 People Thought it Was Not OK When it Came to Noise Level

    More than 10 people thought that the Vivitar DVR944 was very noisy.

  • Nice design. Very noisy. Bad light.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 19 May 2016
  • Patrick scored Noise level 70 out of 100
    Patrick - Currys.co.uk 22 May 2017
  • Michael scored Noise level 80 out of 100
    Michael - Currys.co.uk 27 Feb 2017
  • Mike scored Noise level 100 out of 100
    Mike - Currys.co.uk 10 Sep 2017
  • One Person Thought it Had a Good Capacity
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    Three People Thought it Had a Good Screen or Viewfinder

    Three people thought that the Vivitar DVR944 had a good screen.

  • ... it's easy to use (once you've mastered it. The picture quality on playback (not the monitor screen) is amazing. Great size and weight. Lots of fun indoors ...
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 9 Feb 2017
  • Good quality recording. Good to have LCD screen when recording by hand. Will be very happy has long as it stays reliable. Too new to comment on that. Battery ...
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 23 Jan 2017
  • ... preety good; 2k is great to the wifi features are so usefull and the screen is very bright. and charge will get a short day of moderate recording. and ...
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 7 Aug 2017
  • More Than 10 People Thought it Had Great Video Quality

    More than 10 people thought that the Vivitar DVR944 had a really great picture quality.

  • ... it's easy to use (once you've mastered it. The picture quality on playback (not the monitor screen) is amazing. Great size and weight. Lots of fun indoors ...
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 9 Feb 2017
  • ... the job as a cheaper equivalent to a go pro. I am only using mine for some holiday pictures so it is good enough. I'm not sure how great the battery life ...
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 21 Nov 2017
  • Stephen scored Image quality 70 out of 100
    Stephen - Currys.co.uk 12 Oct 2017
  • Thomas scored Image quality 70 out of 100
    Thomas - Currys.co.uk 31 Oct 2017
  • The Vast Majority of People Thought it Had Great Audio Quality

    Six people thought that the Vivitar DVR944 had a really great audio quality.

  • Veronica scored Sound quality 90 out of 100
    Veronica - Currys.co.uk 9 Feb 2017
  • Jack scored Sound quality 80 out of 100
    Jack - Currys.co.uk 7 Aug 2017
  • Ebonie scored Sound quality 70 out of 100
    Ebonie - Currys.co.uk 21 Nov 2017
  • Donna scored Sound quality 80 out of 100
    Donna - Currys.co.uk 23 Jan 2017
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    Features

    Key Reasons For and Against

    Big total megapixels
    4640 x 3480 pixels resolution
    Very light
    Has an image stabilizer
    Waterproof
    Full HD
    Has a continuous shooting mode
    Features photo mode
    Huge shock proof (up to)
    Has a wireless connection
    Smaller than average optical sensor size
    Tiny optical zoom
    Tiny digital zoom
    Big Total Megapixels

    The smallest total megapixels of video cameras is 0.3MP, the biggest is 50MP, and the average total megapixels is 7.8MP. The total megapixels of the Vivitar DVR944 of 16MP is bigger than 89% of all video cameras when sorted by this feature.

    What does "total megapixels" mean? Less Edit
    Smaller Than Average Optical Sensor Size

    The optical sensor size of the Vivitar DVR944 of only 0.167" is very small compared to most other camcorders. It is smaller than 97% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature.

    What does "optical sensor size" mean? Less Edit
    Tiny Optical Zoom

    The optical zoom of video cameras range from 1x to 78x, and the average optical zoom is 18x. The optical zoom of the Vivitar DVR944 of only 1x is smaller than average when compared to most other video cameras. It is smaller than 79% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature.

    What does "optical zoom" mean? Less Edit
    4640 X 3480 Pixels Resolution

    The highest maximum video resolution of the Vivitar DVR944 is 4640 x 3480 pixels. That's over seven times the resolution of the most frequently found resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels. The worst resolution of all video cameras is 320 x 240 pixels and the best is 5440 x 3056 pixels. §.

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    Very Light
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    The lightest camcorder is 50g , the heaviest is 7.5kg, and the average weight is 560g. The Vivitar DVR944's weight of only 150g is lighter than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is lighter than 75% of all video cameras when sorted by this feature.

    What does "weight" mean? Less Edit
    Has an Image Stabilizer

    The Vivitar DVR944 has an image stabilizer, as do 62% of camcorders.

    What is an image stabilizer? Less Edit
    Tiny Digital Zoom

    The Vivitar DVR944's digital zoom of only 4x is smaller than 86% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature. The average digital zoom of all video cameras is 390x, with the smallest being 1x and the biggest being 3,500x.

    What does "digital zoom" mean? Less Edit
    Waterproof

    The Vivitar DVR944 is waterproof, unlike 88% of video cameras which are not waterproof.

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    Full HD
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    The Vivitar DVR944 is Full HD. 60% of video cameras also are Full HD.

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    Has a Continuous Shooting Mode

    The Vivitar DVR944 has a continuous shooting mode, which is unusual. 91% of video cameras do not have a continuous shooting mode.

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    Features Photo Mode

    The Vivitar DVR944 features photo mode. 77% of video cameras do not feature photo mode.

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    Huge Shock Proof (Up To)

    Video cameras have shock proof (up to) of between 1m and 3m, and the average shock proof (up to) is 1.6m. The Vivitar DVR944's shock proof (up to) of 3m is bigger than 99% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature.

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    Has a Wireless Connection

    The Vivitar DVR944 has a wireless connection, unlike 87% of camcorders which do not have a wireless connection.

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    80
    Value for Money

    Value for Money

    We determine value for money by calculating a quality score for each product based on its reviews, features and age, and then comparing this quality score to the product price. A camcorder with a high quality score and low price will get a good value for money score.

    We have analysed the Vivitar DVR944, and ranked it:

    High-End
    This camcorder has a very high quality score but is very expensive - choose this if you want the best!

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    High End Good Value for Money
    Retro Technology - 044 - Handy Cam
    Vivitar DVR944
    Poor Value for Money Budget Choice
    Price

    The product has excellent reviews but average features and is over 6 months old. However at £59.99 it is in the cheapest 3% of video cameras.

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    What the Reviews Say

    More than 30 people thought it was reasonably priced
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    Vivitar DVR944 Release Date

    September 2015

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    What the Reviews Say

    The majority of people thought it had been designed with environmental issues in mind

    Frequently Asked Questions About the Vivitar DVR944

    QWhat is the optical zoom of the Vivitar DVR944?
    AThe Vivitar DVR944 has an optical zoom of 1 times zoom factor.
    QWhat is the weight of the Vivitar DVR944?
    AThe Vivitar DVR944 is a 150 grams camcorder.
    QWhat is the total megapixels of the Vivitar DVR944?
    AThe Vivitar DVR944 is a 16 megapixels camcorder.
    QWhat is the max video resolution of the Vivitar DVR944?
    AThe Vivitar DVR944 has a max video resolution of 4640 x 3480.
    QWhat is the digital zoom of the Vivitar DVR944?
    AThe Vivitar DVR944 has a digital zoom of 4 times zoom factor.
    QDoes the Vivitar DVR944 have an image stabilizer?
    AYes, the Vivitar DVR944 has an image stabilizer.
    QWhat is the image stabilizer type of the Vivitar DVR944?
    AThe Vivitar DVR944 has a digital image stabilizer type.
    QIs the Vivitar DVR944 Full HD?
    AYes, the Vivitar DVR944 is Full HD.
    QWhat is the optical sensor size of the Vivitar DVR944?
    AThe Vivitar DVR944 has an optical sensor size of 1/6 inch.
    QWhat is the sensor type of the Vivitar DVR944?
    AThe Vivitar DVR944 has a cmos sensor type.
    QWhat compatible memory cards does the Vivitar DVR944 support?
    AThe Vivitar DVR944 supports a microsd / microsdxc / microsdhc / mmc / transflash compatible memory cards.
    QWhat camcorder types does the Vivitar DVR944 have?
    AThe Vivitar DVR944 is an action cam camcorder.
    QWhat available colours does the Vivitar DVR944 have?
    AThe Vivitar DVR944 has a black colour.
    QIs the Vivitar DVR944 waterproof?
    AYes, the Vivitar DVR944 is waterproof.
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    Vivitar DVR944 Specification

    Key Features
    Optical Zoom
    Weight
    Total Megapixels
    Max Video Resolution
    Lens System
    Digital Zoom
    Image Stabilizer
    Image Stabilizer Type
    Focal Length Range (F-F)
    Video
    Full HD
    Video Formats Supported
    Video Resolutions
    Image Sensor
    Optical Sensor Size
    Sensor Type
    Storage
    Compatible Memory Cards
    White Balance
    White Balance
    Display
    Touchscreen
    Viewfinder
    Viewfinder Type
    Camera
    Camcorder Type
    Self-Timer Delay
    Photo Mode
    Design
    Colour
    Shock Proof (Up To)
    Still Image
    Continuous Shooting Mode
    Audio
    Audio System
    Ports & Interfaces
    USB 2.0 Port
    USB Connectivity
    Battery
    Battery Technology
    Other Features
    Waterproof
    Wireless Connection
    USB Port
    Dimensions (WxDxH)
    Video Compression Formats
    USB 2.0 Connectors
    Shock Proof
    Technical Details
    Dustproof

    Product Identifiers

    Manufacturer Part Numbers

    dvr944hdsilint dvr944hdsilint, dvr944hdsilint 681066340158, vivitar dvr944hdsilint, vivitar 681066340158

    Barcodes

     00681066340158

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