Vivitar DVR850HD-BLUE-PR 2 – A decent low-end camera

I was looking for a camera that would provide both video and still photos with the benefit of some weather resistance so that it would not be ruined if caught in the rain. This camera does a good job of meeting that need at a very affordable price. I really like how compact it is because that makes it easy to fit into a pocket, backpack, or luggage. The biggest drawback is the lack of an ability to shoot video footage in low light situations without an external light source. Given the compact size i suppose that it would be hard to add a built-in light while retaining good battery life. It claims to have a ‘flashlight’ mode in the owner’s manual but i have yet to figure out how to actually use that. Maybe that would resolve the indoor video issue. Still photos turn out great. The digital zoom goes to 8x but provides grainy results, as one would expect from a digital zoom.

Looked great it was a gift so im not sure how well it works but it looked nice great wrapping in the box got here fast.

This camera worked very good under water. I took it with me to jamaica and i was able to capture a lot of underwater activities.

Vivitar 850 underwater camera. 1 megapixel stills and a decent video resolution, this is a great all around camera. Thanks to some deep discounts we were able to afford one of these for our daughter, who is an avid swimmer. Worked great in the pool, as well as a “test run” in the bathtub. Pros: well built, lithium ion battery lasts a good long time, sd cards up to 8g, floats. Cons: only one so far – the tripod adapter screw is built too far into the base, so most tripods cannot be attached without adding an adapter. Beyond that, if i were to nitpick: the door could be broken off with rough handling (time will tell), special shape and size of li ion battery needs a special charger, or the camera would need to be plugged into a usb port or the charger to recharge would like to see aa batteries, but that would make the camera bulkier. Software that comes with would be better kept off your computer, using picasa, vlc media player or some other software instead. Summary: great multi-environment camera that can be used anywhere, even up to 10 feet underwater.

  • A decent low-end camera
  • Vivitar 850 Underwater Camera

Vivitar DVR850HD-BLUE-PR 2.4″ Underwater Digital Video Recorder (Blue)

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  • 2.4-inch LCD display
  • 8x Digital Zoom
  • Waterproof up to 10 feet