Vivitar Digital Video Camera 1.8" Screen
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37 of 38 people found the following review helpful
on November 1, 2014
We bought this as a cheap video camera for a ten year old who is not gentle with electronics. This camera is perfect for those purposes. The sound quality is lousy and the screen is tiny. The controls aren't very intuitive. And you know what? I don't care about those things. It does exactly what we wanted it to do: it records video and it keeps my son happy.

I would recommend this for anyone who wants a cheap and quick video camera. You can use this to make videos of lego figures fighting monsters or your cat playing with the fishtank or what it looks like from over your shoulder when you climb a tree. I would not recommend this for videoing your wedding or nabbing that rare UFO sighting.
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27 of 30 people found the following review helpful
on December 28, 2012
LOVE IT, its small, light, no need to search USB cable, its very usefull and for a very good price
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37 of 44 people found the following review helpful
on November 15, 2012
I wasn't very impressed with this, but it was a gift for my 9 yr old and it worked for the price. It wasn't expensive and you could tell right away since it was made of plastic and was very light. Unfortunately, it sucked the batteries dead within a day (yes...1 day) and it didn't come with a memory card...which you really needed to do anything with it. This was a problem considering I ended up losing 6 months of photos when my husband gave my daughter my memory card to run it without my knowledge. :(
If you are purchasing for a child, it's worthwhile since it's not expensive so you don't have to worry about them breaking something that cost an arm and a leg. Although, make sure you have a memory card available to use right from the get go.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on May 7, 2014
I guess I don't know what I expected for anything that cost as little as this video camera did but I might suffice to say that it is best purchased as a toy for a child
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on February 13, 2013
Did not work when SD was inserted, tried several different cards. product was very flimsy, but price was good so that was expected. Disappointed it did not work.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
very nice camera and inexpensive. The side pops out so you can video and watch as you capture the movie to the screen. This was a gift for my 11 year old daughter who wanted to film her poly pocket dolls. Good buy.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on January 9, 2015
Having read some reviews from dissatisfied customers, I was a bit concerned about the quality and performance of this product. I am so glad I took the plunge!

Yes, this camera is mostly plastic. Yes, it will only function properly with an SD card (purchased separately). Yes, it takes AAA batteries (not included). No, it did not fall apart on day one!

I bought this camera as a gift for a 10 year old. She tends to be a bit hard on her belongings (not purposely destructive, just very enthusiastic), and I was resigned to the possibilty of playing MacGyver with the broken pieces and some tubes of epoxy after a week or so. Thankfully, the first batch of AAA batteries (I believe it takes two of them?) have lasted through hours of videotaping her sisters fighting, the cats sleeping, and some lizards running amok outside. The fold out screen is still attached, and nothing has fallen off. Most impressive! The still picture quality is quite decent for standard 4 x 6" prints.

Bottom line: this camera is great for older kids (I would say 8+) who want to take pictures at school fieldtrips and videotape their pets and whatnot. Afraid it will break? Don't give it to a 5 year old. Looking to take hi-res photos of that once-in-a-lifetime vacation? You will be disappointed. Want to get Grandma to finally give up that 35mm camera she uses for holiday photos? It might be just the thing.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on June 20, 2014
But it corrupted the pictures that were already on the SD card. Once we fixed that (by deleting everything, of course) it worked fine, but went through an ENTIRE PACKAGE of batteries in one day. I had to explain to my son that I am not a battery tree and do not have an infinite supply of camera power.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on August 13, 2014
Amazingly Poor Pictures! There is NO DATE SET on the camera, either visable on the output or stored as a file creation date. On the other hand, the idea behind the design of the camera is ingenuous, especially the little flip out screen to take selfies. Plus, the handy Standard USB interface means you will NEVER lose a proprietary cable. Also, it uses MicroSD cards up to 16GB, which is all you would ever need on a camera with this many megapixels. Too bad though, the screen is completely unviewable IF you have enough light to generate grade C- quality pictures, so you are taking the best it can blindly. And, for selfies, the focal length is such that if you take one, in enough light, and you manage to get your face in the picture, then your face will consume nearly the entire picture. I was going to give this a three-star because the design idea is SOO great. But, I didn't buy a great idea, I bought a camera, and even as cheap as it is, I expect it to take pictures that aren't blurry. Put in better optics Vivitar.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on August 20, 2014
I ordered both the Vivitar VIVDVR426HDBLKV and this one. Both were super inexpensive. This one is far better than the other. This has a metal body the other, cheap plastic. Note that neither comes with the video card. You need to purchase that separately. I bought these to use in workshops with kids and, for that purpose, they are perfect. I will buy more of these but not the other.
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