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Vivitar DVR936 Camcorder

$118.95
8MP 50g CMOS Jul 2013
Total Megapixels Full HD Weight Sensor Type Release Date
Reasonably priced
Poor brand
Poor product quality
3 Reviews
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Design

Robust

One Vivitar DVR936 reviewer wrote in their reviews that the product was good at resisting water ingress. This month Amazon Customer mentioned in their review of the Vivitar DVR936 on Amazon “Only negative is the waterproof cover only allows for screwing onto a tripod or mount” and scored it 4 stars.

Tripod Mountable

The Vivitar DVR936 is tripod mountable, as are most of the other camcorders that are a similar age to this video camera.

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Poor Product Quality

One customer who bought the product reckoned that it was not good quality. This year Amazon Customer mentioned in their review of this camcorder on Amazon “Its not the best quality picture / playback in the world”.


Video

Full HD

Full HD

The Vivitar DVR936 is Full HD. Most of the other camcorders of this age and type also are Full HD.

We compared this video camera to all the other Full HD video cameras and we think the Contour Design Contour+, and the easypix DVC5227 which has better reviews; or the easypix DVC2712 which is cheaper are also worth considering.

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Very High Video Capturing Speed

With a video capturing speed of 60 frames per second, the Vivitar DVR936 has a very high video capturing speed compared to most of the other video cameras of a similar age and spec to this camcorder. Similar spec video cameras that were launched around the same time as this camcorder have video capturing speeds of between 30fps and 60fps, and the average video capturing speed is 43fps.

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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 frequently found maximum video resolution on video cameras of this spec and age.

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Lens System

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Vivitar DVR936 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that have been around for around the same time as this camcorder also have an image stabilizer.

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Very Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Across all the medium total megapixels camcorders that have been available for a comparable time to this camcorder the minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 1.8mm to 40mm. At only 4.23 millimeters, the Vivitar DVR936 has a quite short minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other video cameras that were launched around the same time as this camcorder.

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Quite Small Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of only 3 times zoom factor, the Vivitar DVR936 has one of the smaller digital zooms amongst medium total megapixels camcorders of this age. The average digital zoom of medium total megapixels camcorders that have been available for around the same time as this video camera is 160x.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The Vivitar DVR936 has one of the shorter maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) (only 4.23 millimeters) amongst medium total megapixels camcorders of this age. Across all the medium total megapixels camcorders that were launched more than two years ago the maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 2.7mm to 2,300mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 630mm.

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Quite Low Maximum Aperture Number

The Vivitar DVR936 has a quite low maximum aperture number (only 2.4) compared to most of the other camcorders of a similar age and spec to this video camera. The lowest maximum aperture number of medium total megapixels camcorders that were released more than two years ago is 1.8 and the highest is 34.

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Still Image

Has a Continuous Shooting Mode

The Vivitar DVR936 has a continuous shooting mode, as do most of the other similar spec video cameras that came out around the same time as this camcorder.

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Other Features

Features Auto Focus

The Vivitar DVR936 features auto focus, as do most of the other video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Features USB Connectivity

The Vivitar DVR936 features USB connectivity. Most of the other camcorders of this spec and age also feature USB connectivity.

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Has a Wireless Connection

The Vivitar DVR936 has a wireless connection, as do most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that were released around the same time as this video camera.

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Features Photo Mode

The Vivitar DVR936 features photo mode, as do most of the other camcorders of this age and spec.

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Networking

Features Wi-Fi

The Vivitar DVR936 features wi-Fi, as do most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and spec to this camcorder.

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Weight & Dimensions

Light

Camcorders of this type and age have weights of between 50g and 3.3kg, and the average weight is 400g. When compared to other medium total megapixels camcorders that were released more than two years ago that we have assessed the weight of, the Vivitar DVR936's weight of only 50 grams is one of the lightest.

If you would consider a video camera with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the easypix DVC2712 (91g and cheaper); or the GoPro Hero ($170.99) (110g and higher rated), or the easypix Challenge Action (76g and higher rated).

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Reviews

Poor Brand

Video cameras manufactured by Vivitar have an average rating of 53%, which is in the bottom 4% of all video camera brands that we have assessed.


Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

Vivitar released the DVR936 in April 2017.

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