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Vivitar DVR426 Camcorder

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3MP CMOS 4x 16GB Oct 2013
Sensor Size 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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5 Reasons For

SDHC Memory Card

SDHC memory card

The Vivitar DVR426 supports an SDHC memory card which is better than the SD memory card supported by most camcorders of a comparable spec and age to it. In addition, this video camera supports an MMC memory card. SDHC cards are DS cards with a higher capacity of up to 32GB. Across all small sensor size camcorders that have been around for more than two years the best memory card type is SDXC and the worst is MicroSD (Transflash).

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

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Three Battery Slots

The Vivitar DVR426 has more battery slots than most of the camcorders of a comparable age and type to the DVR426. This camcorder is a three battery slot video camera compared to most of the camcorders that came out around the same time as the DVR426 which only have between one and two battery slots.

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Has a Built-In Display

The Vivitar DVR426 has a built-in display, as do most of the other similar spec video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

Other camcorders with a built-in display currently available which you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Canon Vixia HF R40 ($399.00).

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Has One White Balance Mode

The Vivitar DVR426 has a greater number of white balance modes than most camcorders of this age and type. This camcorder has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on small sensor size camcorders that are a similar age to the DVR426.

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JPG Image Format

This camcorder has a JPG image format, which is the most commonly found image format on similar spec video cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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16 Reasons Against

Vivitar Only Has Poor Reviews for Its Video Cameras

We checked the reviews from experts and owners of hundreds of camcorders to determine an average rating for each video camera manufacturer. On average Vivitar video cameras have poor reviews from owners and experts.

Quite Small Screen Size

The Vivitar DVR426 has one of the smallest screen sizes (only 1.77 inches) amongst small sensor size camcorders of this age. Across all the similar spec camcorders that are a comparable age to the DVR426 the screen sizes range from 1.4" to 4.3", and the average screen size is 2.9".

If this Vivitar camcorder screen size is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Zoom Q4 ($149.00) (2" and higher rated).

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Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

The Vivitar DVR426 does not have an image stabiliser, unlike most of the other small sensor size camcorders that were released more than two years ago.

Alternative video cameras which also have an image stabiliser that you might want to consider include the Canon Vixia HF M40, or the Panasonic HDC-TM900.

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Not Full HD

The Vivitar DVR426 is not Full HD, unlike most of the other small sensor size camcorders that have been available for more than two years.

If you would prefer a video camera that is Full HD then you might also want to consider the Canon Vixia HF M40.

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Does Not Have an HDMI Port

The Vivitar DVR426 does not have an HDMI port, unlike most of the other video cameras that were released around the same time as the DVR426.

We think you might also be interested in other camcorders which also have an HDMI port including the Canon Vixia HF M40 which is also higher rated.

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Very Small Maximum Memory Card Size

The maximum memory card sizes of similar spec camcorders that are a comparable age to the DVR426 range from 8GB to 130GB, and the average maximum memory card size is 67GB. With a maximum memory card size of only 16 gigabytes, the Vivitar DVR426 has a quite small maximum memory card size compared to most of the other small sensor size camcorders that were released more than two years ago.

If this Vivitar camcorder maximum memory card size is too small for you then you might want to look at the Rollei S-30 (32GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

The Vivitar DVR426 has a quite small digital zoom (only 4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other small sensor size camcorders that are a comparable age to the DVR426. Small sensor size camcorders that are a similar age to the DVR426 have digital zooms of between 1.5x and 3,500x, and the average digital zoom is 770x.

If this video camera digital zoom is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Canon Legria HF R56 (57x) which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Like most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the DVR426, the Vivitar DVR426 does not have an interchangeable lens.

Other video cameras which also have an interchangeable lens that you might also want to look at include the Sony HVR-Z7 ($5,775.99) which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The Vivitar DVR426 does not have a night mode, although it is worth noting that most of the other camcorders of a similar spec and age to the DVR426 also do not have a night mode.

It is worth also looking at alternative camcorders which also have a night mode including the Canon Legria HF M52.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other camcorders of a similar type and age to the DVR426, the Vivitar DVR426 is not 3D compatible.

If you are looking for a video camera that is 3D compatible then you might want to consider the Canon XF105 ($2,499.00).

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Only 2048 X 1536 Still Image Resolution

The Vivitar DVR426 supports a maximum still image resolution of 2048 x 1536. That's 62% less still image resolution than a 3840 x 2160 video camera, which is the most frequently found still image resolution supported by video cameras of a comparable age and type to the DVR426. This video camera also support a still image resolution of 2048x1536 (3M) and 1280x1024 pixels (1.3 MP). Across all video cameras of this age and spec the worst still image resolution is 640 x 360 and the best is 6016 x 4016.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Most comparable spec camcorders that are a similar age to the DVR426 do not have a built-in projector. The Vivitar DVR426 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in projector.

We compared this camcorder to all the other camcorders with a built-in projector and we think the Sony HDR-PJ320 is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other camcorders of a similar age and spec to the DVR426, the Vivitar DVR426 is not waterproof.

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Only 2048 X 1536 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Vivitar DVR426 has a maximum maximum image resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels. That's 64% more maximum image resolution than a 1600 x 1200 pixels video camera, which is the most common maximum image resolution. Across all similar spec video cameras that have been around for more than two years the maximum image resolution ranges from 640 x 480 pixels (worst) to 6592 x 3712 pixels (best).

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Only 640 X 480 Pixels Video Resolution

The Vivitar DVR426 supports a higher video resolution than most similar spec video cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it. This video camera supports a 640 x 480 pixels video resolution, whereas most small sensor size camcorders that were released more than two years ago support a 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution. In addition, this Vivitar camcorder supports a video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. Across all small sensor size camcorders that came out around the same time as the DVR426 the video resolution ranges from 640 x 360 pixels to 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Only 1280 X 720 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The Vivitar DVR426 has a 1280 x 720 pixels maximum video resolution which is higher than the 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution found on most camcorders of this age and type. The worst maximum video resolution of all small sensor size camcorders that have been around for around the same time as the DVR426 is 720 x 480 pixels and the best is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Vivitar DVR426

Released Over Three Years Ago

This video camera was released over three years ago.

CMOS Sensor Type

This camcorder has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many camcorders that came out around the same time as it.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Lens System
Digital Zoom
Interchangeable Lens
Storage
Maximum Memory Card Size
Maximum Fash Memory Capacity
Memory Card Slot
Storage
Memory Card
Storage Media Type
Disc Type
Light Exposure
Exposure Mode
ISO Sensitivity
Light Metering Type
White Balance
White Balance Mode
Flash
Built-In Flash
Built-In Light
Display
Screen Size
Display
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D Compatible
On Screen Display Language
Design
Colour
Video
Full HD
HD Type
Video Capturing Speed
Video Mode
Video Format
Video Resolution
Maximum Video Resolution
Maximum Frame Rate
Analog Signal Format System
Still Image
Image Format
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Port
USB 2.0 Port
S-Video Out Port
PictBridge
Networking
WiFi
Ethernet LAN Connection
Near Field Communication
Bluetooth
Battery
Battery Type
Battery Voltage
Battery
Battery Slot
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Other Features
Mac Operating Systems

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

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Barcodes 00012301647471, 00012307097232, 00014444620083, 00041114534630, 00053786205541, 00151903443163, 00681066289792, 00681066650738, 00696582164720, 00782386049179

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