|Item Weight||8.8 ounces|
|Package Dimensions||12.1 x 8 x 3.6 inches|
|Item model number||DVR_510_BLACK|
Vivitar Mini DV Camcorder (DVR-510) with 2GB Internal Storage, Night Vision - Black
Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) is a service we offer sellers that lets them store their products in Amazon's fulfillment centers, and we directly pack, ship, and provide customer service for these products. Something we hope you'll especially enjoy: FBA items qualify for FREE Shipping and Amazon Prime.
If you're a seller, Fulfillment by Amazon can help you increase your sales. We invite you to learn more about Fulfillment by Amazon .
- Infraraed Night Vision
- Web Camera
- SD Card Reader
Customers also shopped for
Have a question?
Find answers in product info, Q&As, reviews
Please make sure that you are posting in the form of a question.
Video Clip640x480 VGA at 30 FPS or 320x240 QVGA at 30 FPS
Built In Memory8 MB, 2 GB NAND Flash
Storage MediaSD Card (Up to 4 GB)
Zoom8x Digital Zoom
LCD Display1.8" TFT LCD
PC InterfaceUSB 2.0 / 1.1
Power Source4 x AAA (1.5V)
Supported OSWindows 2000/XP/Vista 32 or MAC OS 9.0 and later
Infrared Night VisionYes
Water ProofYes (with included cover)
Top customer reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
Now the only ones that are $29 are the ones that are black on 1 side & pink on the other.
Anyway these are good little cams, many here say they have bad sound, I have owned 3 of these so far and for Ghosthunting the sound they pick up have been excellent, the video is good & no Cam with night vision is worth much without an IR light, you can walk down a dark street & use the night vision mode & see several feet around you.
Also it has no Tripod connections, so I bought an IP4 holder for $13 online used a piece of Velcro to hold it in place an the holder has a Tripod screw, now it screws in fine, then I added a Barska pistol camera Hand grip for $11 and connected it to the Iphone holder & I have a very nice little setup to carry this thing around with and the pistol grip has another tripod screw on the bottom of it, so I can attach the whole setup to a Tripod.
So if you get a Pink & Black one for $29.95 shipping included brand new, you have a deal on this thing, but I would never pay over $40 for one then your getting into the area of it not being worth the money & you may as well go buy a 30gb Sony Handheld Cam with Night Spot, those are excellent & can be bought here for $170 used like new.
But at this price, definitely not worth it for the Vivitar, only under $40
The camera works on four AAA batteries, and does last about an hour with regular Alkaline Batteries. If you use 1800 mAh, you get about 11/2-2 hours battery life. I just got some 3500 mAh rechargable batteries, which should give you about three+ hours.
When you are in really dark areas, just three LED's come on, and when you are in Pitch-Blackness, all six IR LED's come on, and they shine up to about 20 feet. I bought a SIMA 36 Infrared LED unit, which was about $36.00, and has a Lithium-Ion battery with charger, or can be used on 120 volts.
This unit I tried with the camcorder, and it shines up to 75 feet.
In daylight, 5the camcorder records in Color; while in night vision, it is in black and white.
First off, there was utterly no sound whatsoever, even when holding it a few inches from my mouth. The color on daytime mode was horrible, and the IR mode at night (tested in a closet) was decent, but did not stretch very far. The level at which the IR would automatically come on was a bit dodgy as well.
I was ready to forgive it for the lack of sound as I was going to use it for a horror series I'm filming with handhelds and a lack of sound actually worked for the scenes I had planned.
But then when I installed the software and went to retrieve the test footage, it would not locate it on the camera itself and when it said it downloaded and I did a manual search for the files on my machine, they were nowhere to be found.
If you buy this, you will not be able to work with it. It's sad, because the night vision feature would've been awesome. But when you want a camera to film something, you want to actually get it off the internal memory to work with the footage or at least to upload it somewhere!
Take the $60 that it is now and put it towards the Kodak Playsport, which is an amazing camera on sale for only $20 more right now. I just threw $60 out the window and I'm furious.
This camera is a good tool to ADD to any paranormal investigator's tool kit, not a be-all, end-all ghost hunting camera. It is money better spent for small observations than purchasing another Sony night shot.