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Vivitar DVR936

Vivitar DVR936BLK Camcorder

140g CMOS 3x Jul 2013
Full HD Weight Sensor Type Digital Zoom Release Date
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7 Reasons For

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.

Has an Image Stabiliser

The Vivitar DVR936 has an image stabiliser. Most of the other similar spec camcorders that came out more than two years ago do not have an image stabiliser.

We compared this video camera to all the other camcorders with an image stabiliser and we think the Sony HDR-AS30[plb_2962210_price] which is cheaper; or the Vivitar DVR508[plb_2962196_price], and the ION DashCam WiFi[plb_2962216_price] which has better reviews are also worth considering.

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Full HD

Full HD

The Vivitar DVR936 is Full HD, which is unusual. Most of the other camcorders of this spec and age are not Full HD.

We compared this video camera to all the other Full HD video cameras and we think the ION DashCam WiFi[plb_2962216_price] which has better reviews; or the Sony HDR-AS30[plb_2962210_price] which is cheaper are also worth considering.

If you are looking for a camcorder that is Full HD then you might also want to consider the ION DashCam[plb_2962215_price].

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Lithium Battery

This video camera has a Lithium-Ion battery, which is typical of many video cameras of this spec and age.

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Has a Built-In Display

The Vivitar DVR936 has a built-in display. Most of the other camcorders of a comparable spec and age to the DVR936 also have a built-in display.

We compared this video camera to all the other video cameras with a built-in display and we think a cheaper video camera such as the Sony HDR-AS30[plb_2962210_price] or you might consider a higher rated video camera such as the ION DashCam WiFi[plb_2962216_price] are also worth considering.

It is worth considering other video cameras which also have a built-in display including the ION DashCam[plb_2962215_price].

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Has One White Balance Mode

The Vivitar DVR936 has a greater number of white balance modes than most video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This video camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on video cameras that are a similar age to the DVR936.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This camcorder has a cmos sensor type, which is typical of many camcorders of this type and age.

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10 Reasons Against

Vivitar Only Has Poor Reviews for Its Video Cameras

Vivitar is one of the lower rated camcorder manufacturers according to average user and expert reviews, and Vivitar also has poor reviews for its video cameras.

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”.

Very Small Digital Zoom

Across all the video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the DVR936 the digital zooms range from 2x to 3,000x, and the average digital zoom is 390x. The Vivitar DVR936 has a fairly small digital zoom (only 3 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Does Not Have an HDMI Port

The Vivitar DVR936 does not have an HDMI port. Most of the other video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the DVR936 also do not have an HDMI port.

We think you might also be interested in other video cameras which also have an HDMI port including the Sony HDR-AS30[plb_2962210_price] or the ION DashCam WiFi[plb_2962216_price].

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Most video cameras of a similar age and type to the DVR936 do not have an interchangeable lens. The Vivitar DVR936 is no exception to this as it too does not have an interchangeable lens.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the DVR936, the Vivitar DVR936 is not waterproof.

If you would prefer a camcorder that is waterproof then you might want to look at the Sony HDR-AS30[plb_2962210_price] or the ION S3000[plb_2962199_price].

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Like most of the other camcorders that have been around for more than two years, the Vivitar DVR936 does not have a night mode.

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Very Low Maximum Aperture Value

At only 2.4, the Vivitar DVR936 has a quite low maximum aperture value compared to most of the other camcorders of a similar age and spec to the DVR936. The average maximum aperture value of camcorders of this type and age is 5.2.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most video cameras that have been available for around the same time as the DVR936 are not 3D compatible. The Vivitar DVR936 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The Vivitar DVR936 does not have a built-in projector. Most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been around for more than two years also do not have a built-in projector.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Vivitar DVR936

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when Vivitar released the DVR936.

Average Weight

At 140 grams, the Vivitar DVR936 has a relatively standard weight compared to most of the other comparable spec camcorders that are a similar age to the DVR936.

Camcorders with a heavier weight that might also be worth considering include the Vivitar DVR508[plb_2962196_price] (281g), or the ION S3000[plb_2962199_price] (112g) which is also higher rated.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Sensor Type
Lens System
Digital Zoom
Image Stabilizer
Interchangeable Lens
Image Stabilizer Type
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Aperture Number
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Maximum Aperture Number
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Storage
Compatible Memory Cards
Focusing
Focus Adjustment
White Balance
White Balance
Display
Built-In Display
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D
Design
Tripod Mountable
Colour of Product
Video
Full HD
Video Capturing Speed
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Maximum Video Resolution
Still Image
Still Image Resolution(s)
Continuous Shooting Mode
Audio
Audio Formats Supported
Audio System
Ports & Interfaces
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
USB Connector Type
Networking
Wi-Fi
Battery
Battery Type
Battery Technology
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Other Features
Compatible Operating Systems
Lens Focal Range
Auto Focus
Photo Mode
Interface
Aperture Range (F-F)
Windows Operating Systems Supported
USB Connectivity
Audio Recording Formats
Other Features
USB Port
Dimensions (WxDxH)
USB 2.0 Connectors
Video Compression Formats
Wireless Connection
Projector
Built-In Projector
Technical Details
Dimensions (WxHxD)
Built-In WiFi
Battery Charger Included

User Reviews

(3)
Reviewed 22 June 2016 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

Its not the best quality picture / playback in the world, but for the money it serves its purpose. Using it more for a body-cam / security type reason rather than action cam. I think the action... Read more…

Reviewed 14 April 2016 by Colin R. Macdonald.
(Verified Purchase)

Good...

Reviewed 20 December 2015 by Michael

Bought this from PC World today as needed it fast - sorry Amazon! The device is simple and looks rather basic. The instructions are online and need to be downloaded if you wish the complete set.... Read more…

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