Polaroid DVF-130RC USB Digital Camcorder – i am a little un happy

I got this for my 7 year old daughter for her birthday as she requested a camera with video. She loves it, the color and ease of use.

Yes, the picture is a bit grainy, but for the price i was not expecting it to look like my expensive hd camcorder or even my iphone. I bought a few of these as gifts for my tweens neices and nephews. I bought them when they were deeply discounted. A great toy for the big kids.

At such an amazing cheap price this camcorder is far from what one would expect. 3 megapixel the video/still picture quality is pretty clear. It’s lightweight and will be easy to take a long on a trip. With the price being so affordable, it’s great to have for those can’t miss moments in life. It runs on ‘aa’ batteries so it’s easy to change while traveling and also uses and sd card. There is another model of this same camcorder in my house and they are great on batteries which is another plus, especially when traveling. In short, if you’re looking for a camera than you can toss in a bag and don’t want to pay a steep price i suggest you purchase this fantastic camera. Here are the specifications for the Polaroid DVF-130RC USB Digital Camcorder:

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  • Digital Video Camera with 2″ LCD Display
  • 8x digital zoom
  • Takes 480×640 VGA video @ 30 fps
  • Built-in USB output for easy download
  • SD card compatible for expanded memory

Whenmy 18-year-old son said he wanted one of these small video recorders, i thought it would be a fun little gift for him to play around with on occasion. Little did i know how much he would use this camera. I shopped around, comparing prices and reviews before settling on this polaroid. Can’t beat this one for the price, and he and his friends have recorded hours of ridiculous videos. I was impressed by the quality for such a great price; now i’m considering one for myself.

I bought this for my granddaughter – the price was right – she’s only ten – and this is her second camcorder. A step up from the last one. She uses it all the time – and the features/quality are much better than the last one. Shipping was good – the price was right.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • Pretty terrific *for what it is*
  • Neat Little Gizmo
  • Bought two of these for the Grandchildren

I am glad i found this product. It serves it purpose and is good quality and i’ll be back for more for gifts.

I bought these for kids to use in a stem camp and they loved them. You can also set this to be used for taking still photos. Easy to use but the usb connection is delicate. A few broke while we were downloading the video. Also there is very little memory, you will need to buy an additional memory card. I bought them on amazon too for about $4-5 for a 4 mg card. Even with this add on the price is very good.

I read the reviews some were good some were not, but i decided to purchase anyway. I’m glad i did, i really like this camcorder easy to use with good picture and sound. The video is a little dark but that can be fixed with video editing on your computer. All things considered i’d recomend this camcorder.

It’s about the size of a blackberry, also takes nice still pictures, has an awesome zoom, and a ‘switchblade’ pop-out usb adapter that plugs right into the the pc without separating from the camcorder. It has a ‘landscape’ as well as a ‘portrait’ setting and various format settings including vga. Didn’t come with a strap (put one on myself) or a pouch to put it in (found one lying around that fits perfectly) but fits comfortably in my jeans front pocket. You will definitely need more memory since the 500 +/- mb it comes with only gives you about 40 seconds of video. I bought a 16 gb memory card and have recorded videos for hours without having to download the memory. 00 + shipping), it’s a great value.

This video cam is great , small, easy to operate, gives good quality video which is great for the bucks, it fits the bills for youtube and facebook. If you are looking for a inexpensive videocam, this is it. It also takes photos so it wonderful. The only thing is that it goes through batteries very quickly so i recommend rechargeable batteries.

Purchased at closer to retail price and is a fair product. Not the best in picture of ease of use. Will work if only looking for something for occasional use. Concept and color are great. Not my favorite item but reasonable for the price.

We’ve had absolutely no problems with this little camcorder. The fact that it uploads straight to [. I read others complain about the quality and the lighting problems; but i didn’t have trouble with either. The quality was good enough for the bits that we have needed to record. I love that it’s the size of my cell phone, too.

It’s simple to operate and takes an sd card allowing storage. The quality of the pictures is not the best, and they’re often blurry (combination of user and lack of quality). Also, wow, does this thing eat aa batteries. So, don’t buy this if you’re expecting your pictures to look like they were taken after 2003. However, do buy it if your kids would enjoy it (and be ready to confiscate it when they take unauthorized videos of you ‘scratching’ your nose).

I am a secondary educator and purchased a number of these for students to use to make videos in the classroom. I chose the dvf-130 because of its ease of use and the cheap price tag. While i really wouldn’t recommend the camera for most people, i feel like the camera does its job if you need something cheap. Personally, i would go with your cell phone over this product if you have that option in this case i don’t. I would argue that the quality is probably similar. Likes: i love the features this camera offers. 3 mp built in still camera, brightly colored fairly large lcd screen, runs off of replaceable 2 aa batteries (in my case a good thing), usb arm for easy connectivity, ease of use – point and film ūüôā -, can take up to 8 gb sdhc cards (at least the package says so. I am using a¬†kingston 4 gb class 4 sdhc flash memory card sd4/4gb¬†with no problems. Camera reads it as 60 minutes of filming time, perhaps the maximum?).

Grandchildren like the camera, but without the memory stick it only takes a picture or two. The products came well packaged and in good condition. The children like having a device to record there adventures, but are waiting now for their birthdays to come rolling around for a memory stick to use the camera as intended. The device does not come with a wrist strap as described, so i am looking into getting those when i get the memory sticks for their birthdays. The other downer for this device is it doesn’t have the flat rechargeable battery that last longer than two ‘aa’ batteries. This device is just the right size for small hands.

I bought this for my grand daughter who is ten she carries this everywhere she goes best gift for kids who like to video and take pics very easy to operate.

My autistic grandson 11 uses it.

You can’t beat the price for a child’s camcorder. Considering there is no flash and it is low on megapixels, this camera impressed me with it’s abilities on a cloudy day outside and indoors. It is easy enough for my 5 and 7 year olds to scroll between movies, photos and playback. The sd card is a must but my only other complaint is that it isn’t rechargeable, although 2 aa batteries seem to last several hours and are easy to replace. We will see how long they last but after a week we are very pleased with this purchase.

This item is worth the money if you just need something to capture moments. Battery life is not very good it drains batteries very fast. It is easy to handle, and easy to upload videos and photos because you just flip out the usb. It would be a nice gift for a younger adult who likes to upload videos.

This has been a fun little camera to have. I can take it any where and it is easy to use.

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Polaroid DVF-130RC USB Digital Camcorder with 2.0-Inch LCD Display (Red)
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