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Vivitar DVR1080 Camcorder

12.1MP 209g Dec 2012
Total Megapixels Full HD Weight Release Date
Reasonably priced
Owner reviews are poor
Poor product quality
19 Reviews

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Easy to Use

A number of people wrote in their reviews that this camcorder was easy to use. Alan D Syphas mentioned on Amazon “It is easy to use, sharp picture, Still or video would highly recommend this item to anyone who wants a small”. Alan D Syphas also wrote “Easy to use camera”. Mince mentioned in their review on Amazon “My father-in-law bought this hoping it would be a handy small video camera” but they only scored it 1 stars.

Nice Design

One Vivitar DVR1080 owner who reviewed the Vivitar DVR1080 thought it had a good case.

Poor Product Quality

A few customers who bought it considered that it was not good quality. Mince wrote two years ago “Very poor quality” in their review of the Vivitar DVR1080. Mr Magoo wrote on Amazon “The noise is terrible when recording and then continues on playback, quality is bad”. Paul Miller gave it a rating of 20 out of 100 and he said in his review of this camcorder “Poor on screen controls and image quality is not good”.

Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

One customer mentioned that the Vivitar DVR1080 was compact.

Average Weight

The DVR1080 has a fairly average weight (209 grams) compared to most of the other camcorders of this age and type.

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Full HD

Full HD

The DVR1080 is Full HD, as are most of the other similar spec camcorders that are a comparable age to this camcorder.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative Full HD video cameras currently available including a cheaper video camera such as the Polaroid iD1880 or you might consider a higher rated video camera such as the Vivitar DVR786 ($41.99), or the Polaroid ID1660.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This video camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum video resolution on camcorders of a comparable type and age to it.

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Owner Reviews Are Poor

On average, based on 43 owner reviews this Vivitar video camera has an overall owner rating of 49%. Owners aren't convinced by this camcorder.

Poor Brand

On average Vivitar big total megapixels video cameras have poor ratings as do all camcorders built by Vivitar.


Unacceptable Noise Level

One Vivitar DVR1080 owner who purchased it reckoned that it was not noisy.


Released Over Four Years Ago

Vivitar released the DVR1080 in April 2017.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers vivitar dvr1080hdblkint, vivitar dvr1080hdpuruk
Barcodes 00681066735565, 00681066784341

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