HP F-500 vs Vivitar DVR508

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HP F-500
Vivitar DVR508

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Reasons For

3 Reasons For
6% longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
HP F-500 is 2.95mm maximum focal length. That's 0.15mm longer than the Vivitar DVR508 (2.8mm).
Vastly lower minimum aperture number Edit
The HP F-500 has a minimum aperture number of 1.9, however the Vivitar DVR508 is a 3 minimum aperture camcorder (1.1 higher).
Full HD Edit
The HP F-500 is Full HD, however the Vivitar DVR508 is not Full HD. Read more

A full HD camcorder captures video with a minimum resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

Full HD camcorders capture more pixels which make the recording appear sharper compared to camcorders with a lower resolution.

3 Reasons For
Shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Vivitar DVR508 is a 2.8mm minimum focal length camcorder. That's 0.15mm shorter than the HP F-500 (2.8mm).
Higher maximum aperture number Edit
Vivitar DVR508 is 3 maximum aperture value. That's 1.1 higher than the HP F-500 (3).
174g lighter Edit
The Vivitar DVR508 has a weight of 281g, however the HP F-500 is a 455g weight camcorder (174g heavier). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

A lighter camcorder is easier to handle when recording and to carry when travelling.

Reasons Against

4 Reasons Against
Slightly longer minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
HP F-500 is 2.95mm minimum focal length, but the Vivitar DVR508 is a 2.8mm minimum focal length camcorder (0.15mm shorter).
Vastly lower maximum aperture number Edit
The HP F-500 has a maximum aperture number of 1.9, however the Vivitar DVR508 is a 3 maximum aperture value camcorder (1.1 higher).
Heavier Edit
The HP F-500 is a 455g weight camcorder. That's 174g heavier than the Vivitar DVR508 (281g). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

A lighter camcorder is easier to handle when recording and to carry when travelling.

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3 Reasons Against
A little shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Vivitar DVR508 is a 2.8mm maximum focal length camcorder, whereas the HP F-500 is a 2.95mm maximum focal length camcorder (0.15mm longer).
Higher minimum aperture number Edit
Vivitar DVR508 is 3 minimum aperture. That's 1.1 higher than the HP F-500 (3).
Not Full HD Edit
The Vivitar DVR508 is not Full HD, whereas the HP F-500 is. Read more

A full HD camcorder captures video with a minimum resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

Full HD camcorders capture more pixels which make the recording appear sharper compared to camcorders with a lower resolution.

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Date Released

43 months Ago 43 months Ago

Manufacturer's Warranty

1 Year 1 Year

Image Sensor

Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS

Lens System

Digital Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 4x
Image Stabilizer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Image stabilizer
Interchangeable Lens
 Interchangeable lens
 Interchangeable lens
Image Stabilizer Type
 Digital
 Digital
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Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
2.95mm
BEST
2.8mm
Minimum Aperture Number
1.9
BEST
3
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
2.95mm 2.8mm
BEST
Maximum Aperture Number
1.9 3
BEST
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
2.95 2.8
Focal Length Range (f-F)
2.95 2.8

Storage

Memory Slots
1 1
Compatible Memory Cards
 SDHC
 MicroSD (Transflash)
 MicroSDHC
 SD
 SDHC
 MicroSD (Transflash)
 MicroSDHC
 SD

Focusing

Closest Focusing Distance
1.5m Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Auto

White Balance

White Balance
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight

Shutter

Shutter Speed (video)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1/2 - 1,1/2000
Camera Shutter Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 1/2 - 1,1/2000

Display

Display Diagonal
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.8"
Built-In Display
 Built-in display
Unknown - Click to provide data

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.8"
Viewfinder Type
 Optical
 Optical

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 handheld
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3D
 3D
Unknown - Click to provide data
Self-Timer Delay
Unknown - Click to provide data 2,10

Design

Colour of Product
 Black
 Blue
 Black
 Blue

Video

Full HD
 Full HD
BEST
 Full HD
Video Capturing Speed
30fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Formats Supported
 MOV
 AVI
 MOV
 AVI
Video Resolutions
 1280 x 720
BEST
 1280 x 720
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
BEST
 1920 x 1080

Still Image

Still Image Resolution(s)
 1920 x 1080
 3264 x 2448
 1920 x 1080
 3264 x 2448
BEST
Continuous Shooting Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Continuous shooting mode

Audio

Audio Formats Supported
 ADPCM
 PCM
 WAV
 ADPCM
 PCM
 WAV
Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
Unknown - Click to provide data

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI
 HDMI
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
1 1

Battery

Battery Life (max)
0.17h Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Type
Lithium-Ion AAA battery x 3
Battery Technology
 Lithium
BEST
 Lithium

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
455g 281g
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Height
170mm 55mm
Depth
95mm 99mm
Width
135mm 38mm

Packaging Content

Cables Included
 USB
 USB
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Other Features

Night Mode
 Night mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
Compatible Operating Systems
Windows & Mac Windows & Mac
Lens Focal Range
2.95 2.8
Auto Focus
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto focus
Photo Mode
 Photo mode
 Photo mode
Internal Memory
Unknown - Click to provide data 8MB
Interface
USB 2.0 USB 2.0
Cable Type
Unknown - Click to provide data USB
Aperture Range (F-F)
1.9 3.0,6.5
Windows Operating Systems Supported
 Windows operating systems supported
 Windows operating systems supported
USB Connectivity
 USB connectivity
 USB connectivity
Audio Recording Formats
 PCM
 ADPCM
 WAV
 PCM
 ADPCM
 WAV
Mac Operating Systems Supported
 Mac operating systems supported
 Mac operating systems supported
Other Features
G Sensor Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent) (photo Mode)
21.2mm Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Port
 USB port
 USB port
HDMI Out
 HDMI out
Unknown - Click to provide data
Dimensions (WxDxH)
135 x 170 x 95 38 x 55 x 99
USB Cable
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB cable
USB 2.0 Connectors
1 1
Waterproof
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Waterproof
Video Compression Formats
 MOV
 AVI
 MOV
 AVI
Display Diagonal (metric)
Unknown - Click to provide data 4.57cm

Projector

Built-In Projector
 Built-in projector
 Built-in projector

Technical Details

Dimensions (WxHxD)
135 x 170 x 95 38 x 55 x 99
Shutter Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 1/2 - 1,1/2000
Self-Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Self-timer
Power Supply Type
Battery,12V car adapter Unknown - Click to provide data
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