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5 Best Camcorders Under $30 in the US - May 2021

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Updated 05 March 2021
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5 best camcorders under $30

What Camcorder Under $30 to Buy in March 2021?

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Polaroid Cube Vivitar DVR786HD Vivitar DVR785HD Kodak Super 8 VTech Kidizoom Action Cam 180
Polaroid Cube Vivitar DVR786HD Vivitar DVR785HD Kodak Super 8 VTech Kidizoom Action Cam 180
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8MP
1x
OPTICAL ZOOM
59g
30
FPS
RESOLU-
TION
1"
OPTICAL
12.1MP
1x
OPTICAL ZOOM
1"
OPTICAL
2592 X 1944
PIXELS
RESOLUTION
544g
4x
(DIGITAL)
5.1MP
4x
OPTICAL ZOOM
481g
HD
READY
RESOLU-
TION
4x
(DIGITAL)
2"
SCREEN SIZE
1x
OPTICAL ZOOM
1kg
0.3MP
1x
OPTICAL ZOOM
240g
640 X 480
PIXELS
RESOLUTION
90
Reviews
539 Reviews + 1 Award
84
Features
Fully-Featured
80
Popularity
Quite Popular
84
Value for Money
Very Good
83
Kagoo Score
Excellent
51
Brand Rating
Average Brand
81
Features
Fully-Featured
75
Popularity
Quite Popular
81
Value for Money
Very Good
78
Kagoo Score
Very Good
51
Brand Rating
Average Brand
80
Features
Fully-Featured
80
Value for Money
Very Good
75
Kagoo Score
Very Good
42
Brand Rating
Mediocre Brand
80
Features
Fully-Featured
79
Value for Money
Very Good
74
Kagoo Score
Very Good
78
Features
Good Features
65
Popularity
A Less Popular Choice
76
Value for Money
Very Good
68
Kagoo Score
Good
A remarkably light weight and award winning 8MP camcorder, with a very good spec and an affordable price. It has an image stabilizer and an optical sensor size of 1/2" and is waterproof and Full HD. Our review analysis indicates that it has a good video quality, great picture quality and it's very easy to use. A cheap and fully featured 544g, 12.1MP video camera. It is waterproof, 3D and Full HD and has a GPS. A bargain price and fully featured 4x optical zoom, 481g camcorder. It is Full HD and has a built-in display. A fully featured and cheap 1kg camcorder. A good spec and max video resolution 240g, 0.3MP video camera, with a fair price.
8 Reasons For
Significantly Lighter
Image Stabilizer
Full HD
Waterproof
Better Kagoo Score
More Shops Are Selling It
Better Manufacturer's Guarantee by One Year
One More Award
12 Reasons For
50% Bigger Total Megapixels
Higher Maximum Video Resolution
Full HD
3D
Remote Operation
GPS
Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Waterproof
Cheaper by $6
More Shops Are Selling It
Better Brand
4 Reasons For
3x Bigger Optical Zoom
Full HD
$6 Cheaper
Better Brand
1 Reason For
Newer by Two Months
6 Reasons Against
75% Smaller Optical Zoom
Smaller Total Megapixels
Does Not Have a Built-in Display
Does Not Feature Wi-Fi
Older by Over One Year
Worse Brand
5 Reasons Against
Smaller Optical Zoom
485g Heavier
Worse Kagoo Score
Older by Over Three Years
Shorter Manufacturer's Guarantee by One Month Years
11 Reasons Against
47% Heavier
Significantly Smaller Total Megapixels
Only 1280 X 720 (HD Ready) Pixels Pixels Resolution
Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer
Does Not Have a Built-in Flash
Does Not Support HDMI
Does Not Feature Wi-Fi
Does Not Support Bluetooth
Worse Kagoo Score
Less Retailers
Over Three Years Older
5 Reasons Against
Smaller Optical Zoom
Vastly Heavier
Worse Kagoo Score
Less Retailers
Worse Brand
9 Reasons Against
Hugely Smaller Optical Zoom
Heavier
11.8MP Smaller Total Megapixels
Lower Maximum Video Resolution
Worse Kagoo Score
$6 More Expensive
Not As Many Stockists
Two Months Older
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Polaroid Cube

$29.95
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Polaroid Cube
8MP
1x
OPTICAL ZOOM
59g
30
FPS
RESOLU-
TION
1"
OPTICAL

The Polaroid Cube has a Kagoo Score of 83. With a price tag of $29.95 this camcorder is good value for money. For further details check out our full review of the Polaroid Cube.

Features We Love:
Lighter than average (59g)
Large optical sensor size (1/2")
Image stabilizer
Higher than average maximum video resolution (2560x1440 pixels)
Waterproof

A remarkably light weight and award winning 8MP camcorder, with a very good spec and an affordable price. It has an image stabilizer and an optical sensor size of 1/2" and is waterproof and Full HD. Our review analysis indicates that it has a good video quality, great picture quality and it's very easy to use.

90
Reviews
539 Reviews + 1 Award
84
Features
Fully-Featured
80
Popularity
Quite Popular
84
Value for Money
Very Good
83
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Our review analysis indicates that Polaroid Cube has good user reviews but ok expert reviews. 90% of buyers recommended this video camera to others.

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8 Reasons For for Choosing the Polaroid Cube

Significantly Lighter

The Polaroid Cube has a weight of 59g, whereas the Kodak Super 8 is a 1kg camcorder (941g heavier), the Vivitar DVR785HD is a 481g camcorder (422g heavier), the Vivitar DVR786HD is a 544g camcorder (485g heavier) and the VTech Kidizoom Action Cam 180 is a 240g camcorder (181g heavier). More ...

'Weight' denotes the weight of the camcorder, including battery.

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

Image Stabilizer

The Polaroid Cube has an image stabilizer, however the Kodak Super 8, the Vivitar DVR785HD, the Vivitar DVR786HD and the VTech Kidizoom Action Cam 180 do not have this feature. More ...

'Image Stabilizer' denotes whether the camcorder has an Image stabiliser system - a function that smooths out the movement of the camera.

Image stabilization allows for far smoother videos, and lessens the amount of jerky movement that comes with handheld recording.

Full HD

The Polaroid Cube is a Full HD camcorder (as are the Vivitar DVR785HD and the Vivitar DVR786HD), however the Kodak Super 8 and the VTech Kidizoom Action Cam 180 are not. 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.

Waterproof

The Polaroid Cube is a waterproof camcorder (as is the Vivitar DVR786HD), however the Kodak Super 8, the Vivitar DVR785HD and the VTech Kidizoom Action Cam 180 are not. More ...

'Waterproof' denotes whether the camcorder is resistant against liquid - so can be safely immersed in water without causing problems.

Waterproof cameras allow you to safely take your camera out on a boat or to the beach without worrying about damage. It also allows for some visually stunning underwater videos!

Better Kagoo Score

The Polaroid Cube has received a Kagoo Score of 83, whereas the Kodak Super 8 scored 74, the Vivitar DVR785HD scored 75, the Vivitar DVR786HD scored 78 and the VTech Kidizoom Action Cam 180 scored only 68.

More Shops Are Selling It

A greater number of shops increases the chances of the product remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for this camcorder.

Better Manufacturer's Guarantee by One Year

The Polaroid Cube comes with a two year guarantee from the manufacturer, whereas the Vivitar DVR786HD has a one year guarantee.

One More Award

The Polaroid Cube has received 1 award from an expert review site, but the Kodak Super 8 has received no awards, the Vivitar DVR785HD has received no awards, the Vivitar DVR786HD has received no awards and the VTech Kidizoom Action Cam 180 has received no awards.

6 Reasons Against for Choosing the Polaroid Cube

75% Smaller Optical Zoom

The Polaroid Cube is a 1x optical zoom camcorder, and so do the Kodak Super 8, the Vivitar DVR786HD and the VTech Kidizoom Action Cam 180. That's 3x smaller than the Vivitar DVR785HD (4x). More ...

An optical zoom lets you enlarge the subject without having to move closer to it.

An optical zoom lets you zoom without loosing image quality. Digital zooms will simply enlarge the pixels and make the image look blurry.

Smaller Total Megapixels

The Polaroid Cube is an 8MP camcorder. That's 2.9MP bigger than the Vivitar DVR785HD (5.1MP), 4.1MP smaller than the Vivitar DVR786HD (12.1MP) and 7.7MP bigger than the VTech Kidizoom Action Cam 180 (0.3MP). 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.

Does Not Have a Built-in Display

The Polaroid Cube does not have a built-in display, whereas the Kodak Super 8, the Vivitar DVR785HD, the Vivitar DVR786HD and the VTech Kidizoom Action Cam 180 do. More ...

'Built-In Display' indicates whether the camcorder has a display built into the body of the device or not.

A built-in display is very helpful for checking the framing of the shot, or for quickly replaying your video to check everything recorded fine.

Does Not Feature Wi-Fi

The Polaroid Cube does not feature Wi-Fi (As does the the Vivitar DVR785HD), however the Kodak Super 8, the Vivitar DVR786HD and the VTech Kidizoom Action Cam 180 do. More ...

'Wi-Fi' denotes whether the camcorder is capable of connecting to the net via wifi, in order to upload videos and images.

A wireless connection on your camcorder allows you to easily transfer videos to your computer, store them on the cloud or upload them to Facebook, all without having to worry about connecting via a wire.

Older by Over One Year

The Polaroid Cube is 17 months older than the Kodak Super 8 and 15 months older than the VTech Kidizoom Action Cam 180.

Worse Brand

Polaroid camcorders have an average rating of only 69.7%, but Kodak has an average rating of 71.5% and Vivitar has an average rating of 73.9%.

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Vivitar DVR786HD

$29.00
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Vivitar DVR786HD
12.1MP
1x
OPTICAL ZOOM
1"
OPTICAL
2592 X 1944
PIXELS
RESOLUTION
544g
4x
(DIGITAL)

The Vivitar DVR786HD has a Kagoo Score of 78. With a price tag of $29.00 this camcorder is good value for money. For further details check out our full review of the Vivitar DVR786HD.

Features We Love:
Big total megapixels (12.1MP)
Large optical sensor size (1/1.3")
2592 x 1944 pixels resolution
Waterproof
3D

A cheap and fully featured 544g, 12.1MP video camera. It is waterproof, 3D and Full HD and has a GPS.

81
Features
Fully-Featured
75
Popularity
Quite Popular
81
Value for Money
Very Good
78
Kagoo Score
Very Good
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12 Reasons For for Choosing the Vivitar DVR786HD

50% Bigger Total Megapixels

The Vivitar DVR786HD is a 12.1MP camcorder. That's 4.1MP bigger than the Polaroid Cube (8MP), 7MP bigger than the Vivitar DVR785HD (5.1MP) and 11.8MP bigger than the VTech Kidizoom Action Cam 180 (0.3MP). 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.

Higher Maximum Video Resolution

The Vivitar DVR786HD has a max video resolution of 2592 x 1944 pixels pixels, which is 5 times higher maximum video resolution as the Vivitar DVR785HD (1280 x 720 (HD Ready) pixels) and 16 times higher maximum video resolution as the VTech Kidizoom Action Cam 180 (640 x 480 pixels). We do not know what type of max video resolution the Kodak Super 8 have. More ...

Video resolution is the amount of pixels that make up each frame of the recorded video.

A higher video resolution means that each frame will be more detailed and sharper, with less blurring or smudging. This leads to a far higher quality video.

Full HD

The Vivitar DVR786HD is a Full HD camcorder (as are the Polaroid Cube and the Vivitar DVR785HD), whereas the Kodak Super 8 and the VTech Kidizoom Action Cam 180 are not. 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.

3D

The Vivitar DVR786HD is a 3D camcorder, but the Kodak Super 8, the Polaroid Cube, the Vivitar DVR785HD and the VTech Kidizoom Action Cam 180 are not. More ...

'3D' denotes whether the camcorder is capable of recording video in 3D or not.

3D videos have the ability to be far more immersive and captivating than standard 2D videos. However be aware that displaying them requires a monitor or TV that is capable of displaying 3D videos, and a set of glasses to allow you to view them properly.

Remote Operation

The Vivitar DVR786HD supports remote operation, however the Kodak Super 8, the Polaroid Cube, the Vivitar DVR785HD and the VTech Kidizoom Action Cam 180 do not. More ...

'Remote Operation' denotes whether the camcorder can be controlled (start/stop recording) by a separate remote, or whether all control has to happen on the device itself.

A remotely operated camera is helpful because it allows you to mount the camera on a tripod and be in your own movies.

GPS

The Vivitar DVR786HD has a GPS, whereas the Kodak Super 8, the Polaroid Cube, the Vivitar DVR785HD and the VTech Kidizoom Action Cam 180 do not have this feature. More ...

GPS denotes whether the camcorder has a GPS system built in, allowing it to record precisely where the video was taken.

Wi-Fi

The Vivitar DVR786HD features Wi-Fi, but the Kodak Super 8, the Polaroid Cube, the Vivitar DVR785HD and the VTech Kidizoom Action Cam 180 do not feature this benefit. More ...

'Wi-Fi' denotes whether the camcorder is capable of connecting to the net via wifi, in order to upload videos and images.

A wireless connection on your camcorder allows you to easily transfer videos to your computer, store them on the cloud or upload them to Facebook, all without having to worry about connecting via a wire.

Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Vivitar DVR786HD supports Near Field Communication (NFC), whereas the Kodak Super 8, the Polaroid Cube, the Vivitar DVR785HD and the VTech Kidizoom Action Cam 180 do not support this feature. More ...

Near Field Communications (NFC) allows the camcorder to wirelessly communicate with smartphones over very short distances (<1m).

NFC can be used to transfer videos and photos from your camcorder direct to your phone, where you can then share them with friends or upload to Facebook/Twitter/etc.

Waterproof

The Vivitar DVR786HD is a waterproof camcorder (as is the Polaroid Cube), whereas the Kodak Super 8, the Vivitar DVR785HD and the VTech Kidizoom Action Cam 180 are not. More ...

'Waterproof' denotes whether the camcorder is resistant against liquid - so can be safely immersed in water without causing problems.

Waterproof cameras allow you to safely take your camera out on a boat or to the beach without worrying about damage. It also allows for some visually stunning underwater videos!

Cheaper by $6

The Vivitar DVR786HD costs $29.00, whereas the VTech Kidizoom Action Cam 180 is $34.97.

More Shops Are Selling It

A greater number of sellers increases the chances of the product remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for this camcorder.

Better Brand

Vivitar camcorders have an average rating of 73.9%, however Kodak only has an average rating of 71.5%, Polaroid only has an average rating of 69.7% and VTech only has an average rating of 60.4%.

5 Reasons Against for Choosing the Vivitar DVR786HD

Smaller Optical Zoom

The Vivitar DVR786HD is a 1x optical zoom camcorder, and so do the Kodak Super 8, the Polaroid Cube and the VTech Kidizoom Action Cam 180. That's 3x smaller than the Vivitar DVR785HD (4x). More ...

An optical zoom lets you enlarge the subject without having to move closer to it.

An optical zoom lets you zoom without loosing image quality. Digital zooms will simply enlarge the pixels and make the image look blurry.

485g Heavier

The Vivitar DVR786HD has a weight of 544g, but the Kodak Super 8 is a 1kg camcorder (456g heavier), the Polaroid Cube is a 59g camcorder (485g lighter), the Vivitar DVR785HD is a 481g camcorder (63g lighter) and the VTech Kidizoom Action Cam 180 is a 240g camcorder (304g lighter). More ...

'Weight' denotes the weight of the camcorder, including battery.

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

Worse Kagoo Score

The Vivitar DVR786HD has received a Kagoo Score of 78, but the Polaroid Cube scored 83.

Older by Over Three Years

The Vivitar DVR786HD is four years older than the Kodak Super 8, two years older than the Polaroid Cube, three months older than the Vivitar DVR785HD and three years older than the VTech Kidizoom Action Cam 180.

Shorter Manufacturer's Guarantee by One Month Years

The manufacturer's guarantee of the Vivitar DVR786HD is one year less than the Polaroid Cube.

The cheapest price that we could find for the DVR786HD in the US is $29.00 and in total we found 4 prices for it.

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Vivitar DVR785HD

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Vivitar DVR785HD

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Vivitar DVR785HD
5.1MP
4x
OPTICAL ZOOM
481g
HD
READY
RESOLU-
TION
4x
(DIGITAL)
2"
SCREEN SIZE
1280 X 1024
STILL IMAGE
RESOLUTION
2048 X 1536
STILL IMAGE
RESOLUTION
2592 X 1944
STILL IMAGE
RESOLUTION
HD
32GB
MAXIMUM

The Vivitar DVR785HD has a Kagoo Score of 75. With a price tag of $29.00 this camcorder is good value for money. For further details check out our full review of the Vivitar DVR785HD.

Features We Love:
Full HD

A bargain price and fully featured 4x optical zoom, 481g camcorder. It is Full HD and has a built-in display.

80
Features
Fully-Featured
80
Value for Money
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75
Kagoo Score
Very Good
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Test de la Caméra Vivitar DVR785HD
Night test on the Vivitar DVR785HD
Night test on the Vivitar DVR785HD
Vivitar DVR785HD test
Vivitar DVR785HD test
Vivitar DVR785HD Test Run #6 - Pool Nights (Camera Fail)
Vivitar DVR785HD Test Run #6 - Pool Nights (Camera Fail)
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Ride to the beach - review of Vivitar DVR785HD
Ride to the beach - review of Vivitar DVR785HD
Vivitar DVR785 Test Run
Vivitar DVR785 Test Run
Vivitar DVR785HD Test Run #2 - Pool Nights
Vivitar DVR785HD Test Run #2 - Pool Nights
Vivitar DVR785HD Test Run #7 - Pool Nights (Camera Fail)
Vivitar DVR785HD Test Run #7 - Pool Nights (Camera Fail)
Vivitar DVR785HD Test Run #1 - Pool Nights
Vivitar DVR785HD Test Run #1 - Pool Nights
Vivitar DVR785HD camera/ camcorder test test
Vivitar DVR785HD camera/ camcorder test test
Vivitar DVR785HD Test Run #5 - Pool Nights (Camera Fail)
Vivitar DVR785HD Test Run #5 - Pool Nights (Camera Fail)
Vivitar DVR785HD Test Run #4 - Pool Nights (Pocket Suicide)
Vivitar DVR785HD Test Run #4 - Pool Nights (Pocket Suicide)

4 Reasons For for Choosing the Vivitar DVR785HD

3x Bigger Optical Zoom

The Vivitar DVR785HD has an optical zoom of 4x, however the Kodak Super 8, the Polaroid Cube, the Vivitar DVR786HD and the VTech Kidizoom Action Cam 180 are all only 1x optical zoom camcorders (3x smaller). More ...

An optical zoom lets you enlarge the subject without having to move closer to it.

An optical zoom lets you zoom without loosing image quality. Digital zooms will simply enlarge the pixels and make the image look blurry.

Full HD

The Vivitar DVR785HD is Full HD, and so are the Polaroid Cube and the Vivitar DVR786HD, but the Kodak Super 8 and the VTech Kidizoom Action Cam 180 are not. 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.

$6 Cheaper

The Vivitar DVR785HD costs $5.97 less than the VTech Kidizoom Action Cam 180.

Better Brand

Vivitar camcorders have an average rating of 73.9%, whereas Kodak only has an average rating of 71.5%, Polaroid only has an average rating of 69.7% and VTech only has an average rating of 60.4%.

11 Reasons Against for Choosing the Vivitar DVR785HD

47% Heavier

The Vivitar DVR785HD is a 481g camcorder. That's 519g lighter than the Kodak Super 8 (1kg), 422g heavier than the Polaroid Cube (59g), 63g lighter than the Vivitar DVR786HD (544g) and 241g heavier than the VTech Kidizoom Action Cam 180 (240g). More ...

'Weight' denotes the weight of the camcorder, including battery.

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

Significantly Smaller Total Megapixels

The Vivitar DVR785HD has a total megapixels of 5.1MP, whereas the Polaroid Cube is an 8MP camcorder (2.9MP bigger), the Vivitar DVR786HD is a 12.1MP camcorder (7MP bigger) and the VTech Kidizoom Action Cam 180 is a 0.3MP camcorder (4.8MP smaller). 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.

Only 1280 X 720 (HD Ready) Pixels Pixels Resolution

The Vivitar DVR785HD has a max video resolution of 1280 x 720 (HD Ready) pixels pixels, but the Vivitar DVR786HD has a max video resolution of 2592 x 1944 pixels. We do not know what type of max video resolution the Kodak Super 8 have. More ...

Video resolution is the amount of pixels that make up each frame of the recorded video.

A higher video resolution means that each frame will be more detailed and sharper, with less blurring or smudging. This leads to a far higher quality video.

Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

The Vivitar DVR785HD does not have an image stabilizer, whereas the Kodak Super 8, the Polaroid Cube, the Vivitar DVR786HD and the VTech Kidizoom Action Cam 180 have this feature. More ...

'Image Stabilizer' denotes whether the camcorder has an Image stabiliser system - a function that smooths out the movement of the camera.

Image stabilization allows for far smoother videos, and lessens the amount of jerky movement that comes with handheld recording.

Does Not Have a Built-in Flash

The Vivitar DVR785HD does not have a built-in flash, but the Kodak Super 8, the Polaroid Cube, the Vivitar DVR786HD and the VTech Kidizoom Action Cam 180 have this feature. More ...

'Built-in Flash' denotes whether the camcorder has a flash unit built into it, or whether you have to rely on natural lighting or external flash units.

Does Not Support HDMI

The Vivitar DVR785HD does not support HDMI, but the Kodak Super 8, the Polaroid Cube, the Vivitar DVR786HD and the VTech Kidizoom Action Cam 180 support this feature. More ...

'HDMI' denotes whether the camcorder has an HDMI connection, allowing it to connect directly to TVs and monitors.

An HDMI connection allows you to display the videos you take in high definition on your TV or computer monitor, making it easy to stage screenings for family and friends!

Does Not Feature Wi-Fi

The Vivitar DVR785HD does not feature Wi-Fi (As does the the Polaroid Cube), but the Kodak Super 8, the Vivitar DVR786HD and the VTech Kidizoom Action Cam 180 feature this benefit. More ...

'Wi-Fi' denotes whether the camcorder is capable of connecting to the net via wifi, in order to upload videos and images.

A wireless connection on your camcorder allows you to easily transfer videos to your computer, store them on the cloud or upload them to Facebook, all without having to worry about connecting via a wire.

Does Not Support Bluetooth

The Vivitar DVR785HD does not support bluetooth, but the Kodak Super 8, the Polaroid Cube, the Vivitar DVR786HD and the VTech Kidizoom Action Cam 180 do. More ...

'Bluetooth' indicates whether the camcorder supports bluetooth, a communication protocol frequently used with accessories such as wireless flash units.

Worse Kagoo Score

The Vivitar DVR785HD has received a Kagoo Score of 75, however the Polaroid Cube scored 83 and the Vivitar DVR786HD scored 78.

Less Retailers

Only 2 retailers sells the Vivitar DVR785HD, whereas 4 shops sell the Polaroid Cube and 4 shops sell the Vivitar DVR786HD. More ...

Smaller numbers of stores reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this camcorder and also reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock.
Over Three Years Older

The Vivitar DVR785HD is older than the Kodak Super 8 by three years, older than the Polaroid Cube by 23 months and older than the VTech Kidizoom Action Cam 180 by three years.

The cheapest price that we could find for the DVR785HD in the US is $29.00 but in total we found only 2 prices for it.

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1x
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1kg

The Kodak Super 8 has a Kagoo Score of 74. With a price tag of $30.00 this camcorder is good value for money. For further details check out our full review of the Kodak Super 8.

A fully featured and cheap 1kg camcorder.

80
Features
Fully-Featured
79
Value for Money
Very Good
74
Kagoo Score
Very Good

1 Reason For for Choosing the Kodak Super 8

Newer by Two Months

The Kodak Super 8 was released 17 months after the Polaroid Cube, released three years after the Vivitar DVR785HD, released four years after the Vivitar DVR786HD and released two months after the VTech Kidizoom Action Cam 180

5 Reasons Against for Choosing the Kodak Super 8

Smaller Optical Zoom

The Kodak Super 8 is a 1x optical zoom camcorder, and so do the Polaroid Cube, the Vivitar DVR786HD and the VTech Kidizoom Action Cam 180. That's 3x smaller than the Vivitar DVR785HD (4x). More ...

An optical zoom lets you enlarge the subject without having to move closer to it.

An optical zoom lets you zoom without loosing image quality. Digital zooms will simply enlarge the pixels and make the image look blurry.

Vastly Heavier

The Kodak Super 8 has a weight of 1g, however the Polaroid Cube is a 59g camcorder (941g lighter), the Vivitar DVR785HD is a 481g camcorder (519g lighter), the Vivitar DVR786HD is a 544g camcorder (456g lighter) and the VTech Kidizoom Action Cam 180 is a 240g camcorder (760g lighter). More ...

'Weight' denotes the weight of the camcorder, including battery.

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

Worse Kagoo Score

The Kodak Super 8 has received a Kagoo Score of 74, however the Polaroid Cube scored 83, the Vivitar DVR785HD scored 75 and the Vivitar DVR786HD scored 78.

Less Retailers

The Kodak Super 8 is only stocked by 1 seller, whereas the Polaroid Cube is stocked by 4 sellers, the Vivitar DVR785HD is stocked by 2 shops, the Vivitar DVR786HD is stocked by 4 sellers and the VTech Kidizoom Action Cam 180 is stocked by 2 shops. More ...

Fewer numbers of sellers reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also reduces the chances of this camcorder remaining in stock.
Worse Brand

Kodak camcorders have an average rating of only 71.5%, whereas Vivitar has an average rating of 73.9%.

The cheapest price that we could find for the Super 8 in the US is $30.00 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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VTech Kidizoom Action Cam 180

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0.3MP
1x
OPTICAL ZOOM
240g
640 X 480
PIXELS
RESOLUTION

The VTech Kidizoom Action Cam 180 has a Kagoo Score of 68. However with a price tag of $34.97 this camcorder is a bit expensive. For further details check out our full review of the VTech Kidizoom Action Cam 180.

A good spec and max video resolution 240g, 0.3MP video camera, with a fair price.

78
Features
Good Features
65
Popularity
A Less Popular Choice
76
Value for Money
Very Good
68
Kagoo Score
Good
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9 Reasons Against for Choosing the VTech Kidizoom Action Cam 180

Hugely Smaller Optical Zoom

The VTech Kidizoom Action Cam 180 has an optical zoom of 1x (as do the Kodak Super 8, the Polaroid Cube and the Vivitar DVR786HD), but the Vivitar DVR785HD is a 4x optical zoom camcorder (3x bigger). More ...

An optical zoom lets you enlarge the subject without having to move closer to it.

An optical zoom lets you zoom without loosing image quality. Digital zooms will simply enlarge the pixels and make the image look blurry.

Heavier

The VTech Kidizoom Action Cam 180 is a 240g camcorder. That's 760g lighter than the Kodak Super 8 (1kg), 181g heavier than the Polaroid Cube (59g), 241g lighter than the Vivitar DVR785HD (481g) and 304g lighter than the Vivitar DVR786HD (544g). More ...

'Weight' denotes the weight of the camcorder, including battery.

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

11.8MP Smaller Total Megapixels

The VTech Kidizoom Action Cam 180 has a total megapixels of 0.3MP, however the Polaroid Cube is an 8MP camcorder (7.7MP bigger), the Vivitar DVR785HD is a 5.1MP camcorder (4.8MP bigger) and the Vivitar DVR786HD is a 12.1MP camcorder (11.8MP bigger). 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.

Lower Maximum Video Resolution

The VTech Kidizoom Action Cam 180 has a max video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels pixels, whereas the Vivitar DVR785HD has a max video resolution of 1280 x 720 (HD Ready) pixels and the Vivitar DVR786HD has a max video resolution of 2592 x 1944 pixels. We do not know what type of max video resolution the Kodak Super 8 have. More ...

Video resolution is the amount of pixels that make up each frame of the recorded video.

A higher video resolution means that each frame will be more detailed and sharper, with less blurring or smudging. This leads to a far higher quality video.

Worse Kagoo Score

The VTech Kidizoom Action Cam 180 has only received a Kagoo Score of 68, but the Kodak Super 8 scored 74, the Polaroid Cube scored 83, the Vivitar DVR785HD scored 75 and the Vivitar DVR786HD scored 78.

$6 More Expensive

The VTech Kidizoom Action Cam 180 is more expensive than the Kodak Super 8 by $5, more expensive than the Polaroid Cube by $5, more expensive than the Vivitar DVR785HD by $6 and more expensive than the Vivitar DVR786HD by $6.

Not As Many Stockists

Only 2 retailers sells the VTech Kidizoom Action Cam 180, however 4 shops sell the Polaroid Cube and 4 sellers sell the Vivitar DVR786HD. More ...

Smaller numbers of retailers reduces the chances of this camcorder remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
Two Months Older

The VTech Kidizoom Action Cam 180 is older than the Kodak Super 8 by two months.

Worse Brand

VTech camcorders have an average rating of only 60.4%, however Kodak has an average rating of 71.5%, Polaroid has an average rating of 69.7% and Vivitar has an average rating of 73.9%.

The cheapest price that we could find for the Kidizoom Action Cam 180 in the US is $34.97 but in total we found only 2 prices for it.

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