A number of customers thought it was good at resisting water ingress. Alison Innes mentioned in her Vivitar DVR794 review on Amazon “I need glasses so the display wasn't easy to read when swimming”. Two Vivitar DVR794 owners who purchased this camcorder agreed that it was well made. Salty said in their review of this camcorder “Well made solid camera that can be operated from my mobile phone”.
One Vivitar DVR794 owner said in their reviews that it was easy to damage or scratch. Mrs J wrote on Amazon last year “He did wonder if it was broken as the camera doesn't give a true indication as to how much power is in the battery”.