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Polaroid POLC3 vs Vivitar DVR794

Polaroid POLC3 vs Vivitar DVR794

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Polaroid POLC3
Vivitar DVR794

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
$36 cheaper
The Polaroid POLC3 costs $36.04 less than the Vivitar DVR794.
Available from 5 shops
A greater number of retailers increases the chances of this camcorder remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
One year longer manufacturer's guarantee
The manufacturer's guarantee provided with the Polaroid POLC3 is one year, however it is zero years for the Vivitar DVR794.
User reviews are vastly better
Based on 63 reviews, the Polaroid POLC3 has an average user review score of 84%, however the Vivitar DVR794 has an average rating of 63% (based on 12 reviews).
3 Reasons For
6MP bigger total megapixels Edit
Vivitar DVR794 is 12MP sensor, but the Polaroid POLC3 is only a 6MP sensor camcorder (6MP smaller). Read more

A megapixel (MP or Mpx) is one million pixels, and is a term used not only for the number of pixels in an image, but also to express the number of image sensor elements of digital cameras or the number of display elements of digital displays. For example, a camera that makes a 2048 1536 pixel image typically uses a few extra rows and columns of sensor elements and is commonly said to have "3.2 megapixels" or "3.4 megapixels", depending on whether the number reported is the "effective" or the "total" pixel count (as opposed to the 2048 1536 = 3,145,728 finished image pixels).

A larger number of megapixels increases the sharpness of images and video.

6MP higher effective megapixels (movie) Edit
Vivitar DVR794 is 12MP (movie mode), but the Polaroid POLC3 is only a 6MP (movie mode) camcorder (6MP lower).
Lighter Edit
The Vivitar DVR794 is a 68g weight camcorder. That's 45g lighter than the Polaroid POLC3 (68g). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

Reasons Against

3 Reasons Against
6MP smaller total megapixels Edit
The Polaroid POLC3 is a 6MP sensor camcorder, whereas the Vivitar DVR794 is a 12MP sensor camcorder (6MP bigger). Read more

A megapixel (MP or Mpx) is one million pixels, and is a term used not only for the number of pixels in an image, but also to express the number of image sensor elements of digital cameras or the number of display elements of digital displays. For example, a camera that makes a 2048 1536 pixel image typically uses a few extra rows and columns of sensor elements and is commonly said to have "3.2 megapixels" or "3.4 megapixels", depending on whether the number reported is the "effective" or the "total" pixel count (as opposed to the 2048 1536 = 3,145,728 finished image pixels).

A larger number of megapixels increases the sharpness of images and video.

6MP lower effective megapixels (movie) Edit
The Polaroid POLC3 is a 6MP (movie mode) camcorder, whereas the Vivitar DVR794 is a 12MP (movie mode) camcorder (6MP higher).
Heavier Edit
The Polaroid POLC3 is a 113g weight camcorder. That's 45g heavier than the Vivitar DVR794 (68g). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

3 Reasons Against
$36 more expensive
The Vivitar DVR794 is more expensive than the Polaroid POLC3 by $36.04.
Fewer sellers
Only 4 sellers sells the Vivitar DVR794, but 9 sellers sell the Polaroid POLC3. Read more
The smaller the number of retailers that stock this camcorder, the lower the competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.
Significantly Lower user review Score
The average user rating of the Vivitar DVR794 is only 63%, whereas the average user rating of the Polaroid POLC3 is 84% (based on 63 reviews).

Average User Rating

Date Released

54 months Ago 54 months Ago

Manufacturer's Warranty

1 Year 0 Years

Image Sensor

Total Megapixels
6MP 12MP
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Effective Megapixels (movie)
6MP 12MP
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Lens System

Focal Length Range (f-F)
3.4 9

Storage

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

Closest Focusing Distance
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5m

White Balance

White Balance
 Auto
 Auto

Design

Colour
 Red
 White
 Red
 White

Video

Full HD
 Full HD
 Full HD
Video Formats Supported
 H.264
 AVI
 H.264
 AVI
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080

Still Image

Still Image Resolution(s)
 4000 x 3000
 4000 x 3000
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Battery

Battery Type
Integrated Rechargeable Lithium-ion

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
113g 68g
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Packaging Content

Bundled Software
Unknown - Click to provide data Yes

Other Features

Interface
USB 2.0 USB 2.0
Aperture Range (F-F)
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.0 - 120
Dimensions (WxDxH)
35mm 50mm
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