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Vivitar DVR785
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Vivitar DVR785 Camcorder

5.1MP CMOS 4x 32GB Oct 2013
Total Megapixels Sensor Type Digital Zoom Maximum Memory Card Size Release Date
The Vivitar DVR 785HD Pro Action Camcorder is a compact digital video camera with an underwater housing. It can capture stunning 5.1 Megapixel still images, along with recording video at 720p. The... More
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8 Reasons For

Good Product Quality

Five Vivitar DVR785 reviewers wrote in their reviews that this camcorders was good quality. Dazza wrote in their review of this camcorders on Amazon “Reasonable quality in it's picture - both in still”. Mr. V. P. Yotov wrote on Amazon “The picture quality is good except sometimes depending on the light conditions the colors get a little bit wrong” in their Vivitar DVR785 review. Two years ago Robin Andrew Gronbach wrote in his review “Has more than adequate picture quality, for summer track days it's ace”.

Robust

A few people who purchased this camcorders said that it was good at resisting water ingress. Amazon Customer said in August last year “This is an underwater camera, which was not tested” in their review. Amazon Customer also said “Found that it was leaking water in”.

Easy to Use

One Vivitar DVR785 owner who reviewed this camcorders concluded that it performed as expected. Robin Andrew Gronbach said in his review of this camcorders “If your an absolute perfectionist go spend £300, for me it's fine and does what it says on the box”.

Good Battery Life

A few customers said in their reviews that it had a good battery life. Two years ago Dazza wrote in their review of this camcorders “The issue i have is battery life”. Mr. V. P. Yotov wrote on Amazon “Good battery life with 16Gb card I have 3 hours recording”.

One person who bought it considered that it was quick to charge. Hollyd1986 wrote on Amazon “Received this and on leaving the battery to charge for a fair few hours, went to use it” although gave the product a score of 20 out of 100.

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Lithium Battery

This video camera has a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery, which is the most commonly found battery on medium sensor size video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Has a Built-In Display

The Vivitar DVR785 has a built-in display, as do most of the other video cameras that are a similar age to the DVR785.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This video camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on video cameras that are a comparable age to it.

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JPG Image Format

This video camera has a JPG image format, which is typical of many video cameras that are a comparable age to it.

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15 Reasons Against

Poor Brand

We checked the user and expert reviews of hundreds of camcorders to determine an average rating for each camcorder manufacturer. On average Vivitar camcorders have poor reviews from owners and experts.

Does Not Have an HDMI Port

The Vivitar DVR785 does not have an HDMI port, unlike most of the other medium sensor size video cameras that have been around for a similar time to the DVR785 which have an HDMI port.

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Not Full HD

Most of the other camcorders of this age and spec are Full HD, however the Vivitar DVR785 is not Full HD.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

Most of the other video cameras of this age and type have an image stabiliser, however the Vivitar DVR785 does not have an image stabiliser.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

The Vivitar DVR785 has a fairly small digital zoom (only 4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other video cameras that were launched around the same time as the DVR785. Across all the camcorders that were released around the same time as the DVR785 the digital zooms range from 2x to 1,800x.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Like most of the other comparable spec video cameras that were launched around the same time as the DVR785, the Vivitar DVR785 does not have an interchangeable lens.

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Quite Small Maximum Memory Card Size

The Vivitar DVR785 has one of the smaller maximum memory card sizes (only 32 gigabytes) amongst comparable spec camcorders of this age. The maximum memory card sizes of medium sensor size video cameras that came out more than two years ago range from 2GB to 130GB, and the average maximum memory card size is 55GB.

There are a number of other 32GB maximum memory card size video cameras currently available which you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Contour Design Contour+[plb_303976_price].

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Very Small Screen Size

Camcorders of this age and type have screen sizes of between 1.5" and 4", and the average screen size is 2.8". At only 2 inches, the Vivitar DVR785 has a quite small screen size compared to most of the other medium sensor size video cameras that came out around the same time as the DVR785.

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Only Auto ISO Sensitivity

This camcorder has an Auto ISO sensitivity, which is the most commonly found ISO sensitivity on medium sensor size video cameras that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Vivitar DVR785 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other camcorders of this age and spec are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The Vivitar DVR785 does not have a night mode, although keep in mind that most of the other video cameras of this type and age also do not have a night mode.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Like most of the other medium sensor size video cameras that are a comparable age to the DVR785, the Vivitar DVR785 does not have a built-in projector.

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Not Waterproof

The Vivitar DVR785 is not waterproof. Most of the other comparable spec video cameras that came out more than two years ago are also not waterproof.

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Only 2592 X 1944 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The highest maximum image resolution of the Vivitar DVR785 is 2592 x 1944 pixels. That's 68% less maximum image resolution than the most common maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels.

This video camera's maximum image resolution (2592 x 1944 pixels) is actually the worst maximum image resolution across all camcorders that have been available for more than two years.

Across similar types of video camera the best maximum image resolution is 4608 x 3456 pixels.

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Only Has One Cable Included

The Vivitar DVR785 has a greater number of included cables than most video cameras of this age and type. This camcorder has a USB cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included found on similar spec video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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1 Other reason to consider the Vivitar DVR785

Released Over Three Years Ago

This Vivitar video camera was released over three years ago.

Specification

Image Sensor
Total Megapixels
Sensor Type
Lens System
Digital Zoom
Interchangeable Lens
Storage
Maximum Memory Card Size
Flash Memory
Memory Slots
Compatible Memory Cards
Camcorder Media Type
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
Light Metering
Flash
Built-In Flash
Built-In Light
Display
Display Diagonal
Built-In Display
Touchscreen
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D
Design
Colour of Product
Video
HD Type
Supported Video Modes
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Maximum Video Resolution
Still Image
Image Formats Supported
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
S-Video Out
Mini-USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Bluetooth
Battery
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Packaging Content
Batteries Included
Cables Included
Other Features
Windows Operating Systems Supported

Brochures and Manuals

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