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Vivitar DVR936

Vivitar DVR936 Camcorder

140g CMOS 3x Jul 2013
Full HD Weight Sensor Type Digital Zoom Release Date
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7 Reasons For

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.

Has an Image Stabiliser

The Vivitar DVR936 has an image stabiliser, unlike most of the other video cameras that are a similar age to the DVR936 which do not have an image stabiliser.

We compared this video camera to all the other camcorders with an image stabiliser and we think a cheaper video camera such as the Sony HDR-AS30[plb_2962210_price] or you might consider a higher rated video camera such as the ION DashCam WiFi[plb_2962216_price] are also worth considering.

We think you might also be interested in alternative camcorders which also have an image stabiliser including the ION DashCam[plb_2962215_price].

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Full HD

Full HD

The Vivitar DVR936 is Full HD, which is unusual. Most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and spec to the DVR936 are not Full HD.

It may also be worth considering one of the other Full HD video cameras currently available including the ION DashCam WiFi[plb_2962216_price] which has better reviews; or the Sony HDR-AS30[plb_2962210_price] which is cheaper.

If you would prefer a camcorder that is Full HD then you might want to consider the ION DashCam[plb_2962215_price].

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Lithium Battery

This camcorder has a Lithium-Ion battery, which is the most commonly found battery on video cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Has a Built-In Display

The Vivitar DVR936 has a built-in display, as do most of the other camcorders that have been on the market for a similar time to the DVR936.

Alternative camcorders with a built-in display currently available that you might want to consider include the ION DashCam WiFi[plb_2962216_price] which has better reviews; or the Sony HDR-AS30[plb_2962210_price] which is cheaper.

We compared this camcorder to all the other camcorders with a built-in display and we think the ION DashCam[plb_2962215_price] is also worth considering.

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Has One White Balance Mode

The number of white balance modes found on the Vivitar DVR936 is more than most camcorders that have been around for more than two years. This Vivitar video camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on camcorders that have been available for a similar time to the DVR936.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This camcorder has a cmos sensor type, which is typical of many video cameras of a similar age and spec to it.

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10 Reasons Against

Vivitar Only Has Poor Reviews for Its Camcorders

Vivitar is one of the inferior camcorder manufacturers according to average reviews from users and experts, and Vivitar also has poor ratings for its camcorders.

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”.

Very Small Digital Zoom

The average digital zoom of video cameras that have been available for more than two years is 380x, and the digital zooms range from 2x to 3,000x. At only 3 times zoom factor, the Vivitar DVR936 has a fairly small digital zoom compared to most of the other camcorders that have been available for around the same time as the DVR936.

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Does Not Have an HDMI Port

The Vivitar DVR936 does not have an HDMI port, although it is worth noting that most of the other camcorders of a similar age and spec to the DVR936 also do not have an HDMI port.

We compared all the other video cameras which also have an HDMI port to this camcorder and we think the Sony HDR-AS30[plb_2962210_price]; or the ION DashCam WiFi[plb_2962216_price] are also worth considering.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The Vivitar DVR936 does not have an interchangeable lens, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other camcorders that have been around for a similar time to the DVR936 also do not have an interchangeable lens.

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Not Waterproof

Most camcorders of a similar age and spec to the DVR936 are not waterproof. The Vivitar DVR936 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

If you are looking for a camcorder that is waterproof then you might want to consider the ION S3000[plb_2962199_price] or the Sony HDR-AS30[plb_2962210_price].

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The Vivitar DVR936 does not have a night mode, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other camcorders that were released more than two years ago also do not have a night mode.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Most camcorders of a similar age and spec to the DVR936 do not have a built-in projector. The Vivitar DVR936 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in projector.

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Very Low Maximum Aperture Value

The Vivitar DVR936 has one of the lower maximum aperture values (only 2.4) amongst camcorders of this age. The average maximum aperture value of camcorders of this age and type is 5.2.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Vivitar DVR936 is not 3D compatible, although keep in mind that most of the other camcorders of a similar type and age to the DVR936 are also not 3D compatible.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Vivitar DVR936

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when Vivitar released the DVR936.

Average Weight

At 140 grams, the Vivitar DVR936 has a fairly typical weight compared to most of the other camcorders of this type and age.

If you would consider a video camera with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the ION S3000[plb_2962199_price] (112g) which also has a higher rating.

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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
Focusing
Focus Adjustment
White Balance
White Balance Mode
Display
Viewfinder
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D Compatible
Design
Colour
Video
Video Capturing Speed
Video Format
Video Resolution
Maximum Video Resolution
Still Image
Still Image Resolution
Audio
Audio Format
Audio System
Ports & Interfaces
USB 2.0 Port
USB Connector Type
Networking
Battery
Battery Type
Battery
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Other Features
Operating System
Lens Focal Range
Interface
Aperture Range
Audio Recording Format
Other Features
Dimensions
USB 2.0 Connector
Video Compression Format
Projector
Built-In Projector
Technical Details
Dimensions (WxHxD)

User Reviews

(3)
Reviewed 22 June 2016 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

Its not the best quality picture / playback in the world, but for the money it serves its purpose. Using it more for a body-cam / security type reason rather than action cam. I think the action... Read more…

Reviewed 14 April 2016 by Colin R. Macdonald.
(Verified Purchase)

Good...

Reviewed 20 December 2015 by Michael

Bought this from PC World today as needed it fast - sorry Amazon! The device is simple and looks rather basic. The instructions are online and need to be downloaded if you wish the complete set.... Read more…

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