Close

Loading image...
Vivitar DVR508
+ 2 Videos

Vivitar DVR508 Camcorder

281g CMOS 4x Jul 2013
Weight Sensor Type Digital Zoom Image Stabiliser Release Date
Compact and stylish in blue, the Vivitar DVR508NHD Traditional Camcorder is ideal for taking with you on-the-go. Recording in HD 720p for great quality home movies, the DVR508NHD also snaps still... More
Prices will go up $2
within 2 weeks. 68% confidence. Chart
Get Price Alerts
You are subscribed to price alerts for this product
Unsubscribe
aSavings
Vivitar DVR508 from aSavings
$34.95
Delivery unknown
In stock (65 available)
Go to Store
Walmart
$62.17
Delivery unknown
In stock
Go to Store
Report an incorrect price Found it cheaper elsewhere?
Searching for international prices ...

Assumed Exchange Rates

Searching for prices in ...
Vivitar DVR508 test footage
Unboxing the Vivitar DVR508 Full HD Camcorder - Blue.

15 Reasons For

Good Size

A number of Vivitar DVR508 owners who purchased it agreed that it was compact. Adam Green wrote “This compact camcorder just drinks up the batteries - All going fine until the battery life went so quickly” in his review. C.o.jones wrote “It's nice and compact” in their review of the Vivitar DVR508 however despite that only scored the Vivitar DVR508 20 out of 100. Heather Titchmarsh mentioned in her review of the Vivitar DVR508 “Ultra compact camcorder” although only gave the product a rating of 20 out of 100.

Some people who bought it concluded that it was lightweight. Keith A. Crowhurst said on Amazon two years ago “However, although lightweight and not terribly robust, given reasonable care it should last well”. Pamela Martin said “This is a lightweight cheap plastic piece of nonsense” in her review of this camcorders.

Read more Less

Easy to Use

A number of customers who reviewed the Vivitar DVR508 concluded that it was easy to use. Gavin Price said in his review on Amazon “Easy to use and robust my 8 year old nephew mastered its use very quickly”. Ian Gilmore scored the product 80 out of 100 and he wrote on Amazon “Easy to use with stunning results”. Jannine Wakley mentioned “Great value for money and easy to use!” in their Vivitar DVR508 review.

Popular Choice

The DVR508 is one the fastest selling video camera currently available for sale.

Nice Design

Several Vivitar DVR508 reviewers who bought the product wrote that it was good looking. Jasmine wrote on Amazon “It is pretty good”. Keith A. Crowhurst and he mentioned on Amazon “The video and pictures that it takes are pretty good, particularly the video, although the sound is not hi-fi quality, ( although adequate”. Mrs. J. D. Wilcock and wrote in their review “The enclosed instructions were pretty good.”.

Robust

A few people mentioned in their reviews that it was strong and durable. Gavin Price said “Easy to use and robust my 8 year old nephew mastered its use very quickly”. Two years ago Keith A. Crowhurst mentioned on Amazon “However, although lightweight and not terribly robust, given reasonable care it should last well” in his Vivitar DVR508 review.

One person who reviewed the product concluded that it was well made. This year C.o.jones wrote in their review of the Vivitar DVR508 “It's better to spend more on a decent camera that has a built in rechargable battery”.

Read more Less

Good Connectivity

One person thought this camcorders was good in terms of USB connections. Last year Wongobongo said “However this problem can be overcome by using a 12 volt battery connected to a USB adapter, car cigarette lighter socket”.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

One customer mentioned that it had a good screen. C.o.jones mentioned in their review on Amazon this year “The screen is clear and my daughter loves the colour”.

Good Battery Life

Some people who purchased it agreed that it had a good battery life. Adam Green wrote “This compact camcorder just drinks up the batteries - All going fine until the battery life went so quickly” in his review of the Vivitar DVR508 nonetheless only gave the product a score of 20 out of 100. In August this year C.o.jones said on Amazon “It's better to spend more on a decent camera that has a built in rechargable battery”. Two years ago Jasmine wrote “It only lasts 1 minute then says low battery apart from that good” in her review of this camcorders.

Has an Image Stabiliser

The Vivitar DVR508 has an image stabiliser. Most of the other camcorders that are a comparable age to the DVR508 do not have an image stabiliser.

Chart Edit

SDHC Memory Card

SDHC memory card

The Vivitar DVR508 supports an SDHC memory card which is better than the SD memory card supported by most comparable spec video cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it. This video camera also support an sd and sdhc memory card. SDHC cards are DS cards with a higher capacity of up to 32GB. The best memory card type of all video cameras of a comparable spec and age to the DVR508 is SDXC and the worst is MicroSDXC.

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

Read more Less Chart Edit

Has Five White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the Vivitar DVR508 is more than most similar spec video cameras that came out more than two years ago. This Vivitar video camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on comparable spec camcorders that have been available for more than two years. The white balance modes "fluorescent", "cloudy", "daylight" and "Bulb" are also found on this video camera.

Chart Edit

CMOS Sensor Type

This camcorder has a cmos sensor type, which is typical of many video cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

Chart Edit

Very Small

Across all the camcorders of this spec and age the heights range from 26mm to 690mm, and the average height is 110mm. The Vivitar DVR508 is one of the smaller camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as the DVR508 (only 55 millimeters) amongst video cameras of this age.

Chart Edit

Very Short Minimum Focal Length

At only 2.8 millimeters, the Vivitar DVR508 has a fairly short minimum focal length compared to most of the other camcorders that have been available for a similar time to the DVR508. Across all the video cameras of this age and spec the minimum focal lengths range from 1.8mm to 110mm.

Chart Edit

Very Small

The average width of similar spec video cameras that came out around the same time as the DVR508 is 95mm. The Vivitar DVR508 is quite small (only 38 millimeters) compared to most of the other video cameras of this age and type.

Chart Edit

18 Reasons Against

Poor Product Quality

Eleven Vivitar DVR508 reviewers who purchased this camcorders reckoned that it was not good quality. A said on Amazon “Cheaply made and low quality filming” and gave it a score of 40 out of 100. Ayesha Naeem-Rehman wrote in her review “For a camcorder so small, I could not believe how good the quality is! I am very impressed! My son wants one now in blue for Christmas”. Keith A. Crowhurst mentioned “Pictures that it takes are pretty good, particularly the video, although the sound is not hi-fi quality, ( although adequate” in his Vivitar DVR508 review but in spite of that still scored this camcorders 80 out of 100.

Vivitar Only Has Poor Reviews for Its Video Cameras

On average Vivitar camcorders have poor reviews compared to other manufacturers as do all camcorders produced by Vivitar.

Poor Support

A few customers said in their reviews that the Vivitar DVR508 did not have good technical guidance. C mentioned in their Vivitar DVR508 review “Also this product does not have easy to follow instructions, Do not buy this product!” and scored this camcorders 1 stars. Two years ago Mrs Christine Harris rated this camcorders 3 stars and she mentioned “The instructions are not very good” in her review.

Very Small Screen Size

The screen sizes of video cameras of a comparable age and type to the DVR508 range from 1.3" to 11". With a screen size of only 1.79921357 inches, the Vivitar DVR508 has a fairly small screen size compared to most of the other camcorders that are a similar age to the DVR508.

If this camcorder screen size is not large enough for you then you might also want to look at the Vivitar DVR786[plb_2962201_price] (2.00000108").

Read more Less Chart Edit

Very Small Digital Zoom

Camcorders of a comparable age and type to the DVR508 have digital zooms of between 2x and 3,000x. The Vivitar DVR508 has one of the smaller digital zooms (only 4 times zoom factor) amongst camcorders of this age.

Chart Edit

Not Full HD

The Vivitar DVR508 is not Full HD, although keep in mind that most of the other camcorders that were released more than two years ago are also not Full HD.

Chart Edit

Does Not Have an HDMI Port

Most video cameras that have been available for a similar time to the DVR508 do not have an HDMI port. The Vivitar DVR508 is no exception to this as it too does not have an HDMI port.

Chart Edit

Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The Vivitar DVR508 does not have an interchangeable lens, although it is worth noting that most of the other camcorders of a comparable type and age to the DVR508 also do not have an interchangeable lens.

Chart Edit

Very Small Internal Memory Size

At only 8 megabytes, the Vivitar DVR508 has a quite small internal memory size compared to most of the other camcorders of this spec and age. Across all the comparable spec camcorders that were released more than two years ago the internal memory sizes range from 8MB to 32GB.

Chart Edit

Very Short Maximum Focal Length

The shortest maximum focal length of similar spec camcorders that have been available for more than two years is 0.5mm and the longest is 900mm. The Vivitar DVR508 has a fairly short maximum focal length (only 2.8 millimeters) compared to most of the other camcorders that are a comparable age to the DVR508.

Chart Edit

Does Not Have a Built-In Display

Most of the other camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years have a built-in display, however the Vivitar DVR508 does not have a built-in display.

We compared all the other video cameras which also have a built-in display to this camcorder and we think the Vivitar DVR786[plb_2962201_price] is also worth considering.

Read more Less Chart Edit

Only Optical Viewfinder

This camcorder has an optical viewfinder, which is the most frequently found viewfinder on video cameras of this age and spec.

Chart Edit

Not Waterproof

The Vivitar DVR508 is not waterproof. Most of the other camcorders that were launched more than two years ago are also not waterproof.

If you want a video camera that is waterproof then you might want to look at the Vivitar DVR786[plb_2962201_price].

Read more Less Chart Edit

Does Not Have a Night Mode

Most camcorders that came out more than two years ago do not have a night mode. The Vivitar DVR508 is no exception to this as it too does not have a night mode.

Chart Edit

Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Most video cameras of a similar age and spec to the DVR508 do not have a built-in projector. The Vivitar DVR508 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in projector.

Chart Edit

Not 3D Compatible

Most video cameras that have been available for more than two years are not 3D compatible. The Vivitar DVR508 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

Chart Edit

Only 1280 X 720 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The Vivitar DVR508 has a higher maximum video resolution than most similar spec camcorders that have been available for around the same time as it. This Vivitar camcorder has a 1280 x 720 pixels maximum video resolution, whereas most camcorders that are a similar age to it have a 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution.

A 1280 x 720 pixels maximum video resolution is in fact the worst maximum video resolution amongst all comparable spec video cameras that have been available for around the same time as the DVR508.

The best maximum video resolution across comparable types of camcorder is 3840 x 2160 pixels.

Read more Less Chart Edit

Fairly High Minimum Aperture

At 3, the Vivitar DVR508 has a fairly high minimum aperture compared to most of the other comparable spec video cameras that were launched around the same time as the DVR508. The average minimum aperture of video cameras of a similar age and type to the DVR508 is 2.3.

Chart Edit

2 Other reasons to consider the Vivitar DVR508

Released Over Three Years Ago

Vivitar released the DVR508 over three years ago.

Average Weight

The Vivitar DVR508 has a relatively standard weight (281 grams) compared to most of the other video cameras of a similar age and spec to the DVR508.

Chart Edit

Specification

Image Sensor
Sensor Type
Lens System
Digital Zoom
Interchangeable Lens
Image Stabiliser
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Aperture
Minimum Focal Length
Maximum Aperture Value
Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Storage
Memory Card Slot
Memory Card
Focusing
Focus Adjustment
White Balance
White Balance Mode
Shutter
Video Shutter Speed
Shutter Speed
Display
Screen Size
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Screen Size
Viewfinder
Camera
Camcorder Type
Self-Timer
Design
Colour
Video
Full HD
Video Format
Maximum Video Resolution
Still Image
Still Image Resolution
Audio
Audio Format
Audio System
Ports & Interfaces
USB 2.0 Port
USB Connector Type
Battery
Battery Type
Battery
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Cable Included
Other Features
Operating System
Lens Focal Range
Internal Memory Size
Interface
Cable
Aperture Range
Audio Recording Format
Dimensions
USB 2.0 Connector
Waterproof
Video Compression Format
Display Diagonal
Projector
Built-In Projector
Technical Details
Dimensions (WxHxD)
Shutter Speed

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers vivitar dvr508, vivitar dvr508s, vivitar dvr508b, vivitar dvr508bl, vivitar dvr508st, vivitar dvr508str, vivitar dvr508blk, vivitar dvr508stra, vivitar dvr508straw, us electronics dvr508, us electronics dvr508s, us electronics dvr508st, us electronics dvr508str, us electronics dvr508stra, us electronics dvr508straw
Barcodes 00609722086394, 00681066136867, 00681066901083, 00681066949351, 00753182325590

See How Other Camcorders Compare to the Vivitar DVR508

Sony HDR-AS200 vs Vivitar DVR508

Sony HDR-AS200 vs Vivitar DVR508
Sony HDR-AS200 Vivitar DVR508
$ 249.99 $34.95
4x Lighter
Hugely Longer Maximum Focal Length
58% Smaller
17.5mm Smaller
Longer Minimum Focal Length
Lower Maximum Aperture Value

Vivitar DVR936 vs Vivitar DVR508

Vivitar DVR936 vs Vivitar DVR508
Vivitar DVR936 Vivitar DVR508
$ 129.99 $34.95
141g Lighter
Smaller
Considerably Better User Reviews
1.43mm Longer Maximum Focal Length
57% Bigger
Bigger

Vivitar DVR786 vs Vivitar DVR508

Vivitar DVR786 vs Vivitar DVR508
Vivitar DVR786 Vivitar DVR508
$ 69.88 $34.95
72mm Smaller
70% Longer Maximum Focal Length
Larger Viewfinder Screen Size
Larger Screen Size
Vastly Longer Minimum Focal Length
Bigger
Feedback