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4.0 out of 5 stars Overall a good camcorder, August 29, 2012
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This review is from: Vivitar High Definition Digital Video Camcorder - Styles and Colors May Vary (DVR508HD) (Discontinued by Manufacturer) (Electronics)
Got this as a gift and did not expect much from it. However, I have been surprised that is does a good job and doesn't run the batteries dead in no time, as I had expected it to. It is not much use inside, in a dark area or at night... and the so-called 'light' that is included is a poor joke (it does work if you are using it for something up close, like when I filmed my pet in the middle of a dream, apparently dreaming it was in a fight to the death with 12 Grizzly bears, and did not want to flick on the overhead light and wake it up).
The HD quality is pretty good but seems to lag just a little (when filming up close or LARGE items - should be ok for sports where players are farther off, altho I have not personally tested this) so I prefer to keep it on a little lower setting, which really does not seem to affect the quality at all.
Due to the conflicting specifications as to it taking either a 4GB or 16GB SD card max (online says 4 and the manual says 16) I finally called the Vivitar service center and they confirmed the 16GB size is the correct maximum size.
Since a 4GB card shows it will hold 25 minutes and 28 seconds of HD video, a 16GB card should get me well past 2 hours of recording time in a lower quality mode.
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Initial post: Mar 18, 2014 8:31:27 AM PDT
After I was reading these comments I will not buy this one will keep looking.thank you a way.

Posted on Aug 1, 2015 4:26:58 PM PDT
Hi,
Were you able to get over 60 minutes worth of video with the 16GB SD card? And was there a lag between audio and video? And lastly did the video skip at all?

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 14, 2015 5:47:22 PM PST
jhardie says:
i hope your pet won the battle with the 12 grizzlies! lol!
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