Polaroid DVF-130TC USB Camcorder – Neat Little Gizmo

My 9-year-old grandson loves this camcorder. It fits in his hand with all the button easily accessible. Putting the video on my computer and watching it is great fun. The reason i didn’t give it 5 stars isit came with no case.

I bought this for my 10 year old daughter to use. It suits the purpose but it definitely is a bottom of the line recorder. The images are sort of fuzzy. It’s cheap and she is satisfied with it, but if i had bought it as a way to record family memories, i would have been disappointed.

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.

I got this for my young niece that loves to create her own videos and take goofy pictures. She has tried some of the ‘for kids’ cameras and they did not work for her, she always went back to using her mother’s iphone. She loves this camera, it works well for her and is simple to use. She is having a blast doing her videos and pictures, able to share, post or save them easily from the computer.

I used this camera for the first time to capture memories from my grand-niece’s wedding that a still camera just cannot do. Low light filming is not ideal, but good enough to create a lasting memory. So simple to use and download. I bought this camera for my grandson but have decided to keep it and buy another one for him.

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).

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

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.

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.

My daughter in 4th grade wanted a camera for school trips. I got her this and she lives it. It takes sd cards and i put in a 2gb card. Note that the internal memory only holds 26 pictures.

If your wanting very good quality don’t buy. Graphics on video is fair condition & taken pictures is great very clear. My kids love to video them selfs singing and gooving around. Keeps them away from my cell phone.

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.

Features of Polaroid DVF-130TC USB Camcorder with 2.0-inch LCD Display (Titanium)

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  • Digital Video Camera with 2-Inch 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

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I looked at this as the store and came home to order it from amazon where i found a better deal. It is a great inexpensive little camera for taking to the local amusement park. There is a short time limit on videos. I have been very happy with it for day-light photos.

Bought two of these for christmas presents. . Video taken inside was great/ sound was a bit ‘low’/but no complaints. . Was able to do what i wanted. Take a few video’s, see if it sparked intrests to the ones i gave them to. And they take aa batteries so able to take video anywhere anytime. Had to but a 2g card- but i knew that. . As i stated-for the price performed very well and did as i expected with great picture.

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.

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.

Purchased for someone, not sure how well it works, imagine it works fine though.

I purchased this item for my daughter for christmas. For the price it takes nice video. I’m not sure about the still pics because this was bought specifically to be used as a camcorder and she also received a very nice digital camera for still pics. However, all of that being said, it is worth nothing if you don’t buy a memory card with it. Even reading the description and seeing the built in memory i wasn’t aware just how little it has. My daughter was able to use less than one minute of video recording before it told her the memory was full and she could do no more. I know it is a low priced item but if it is going to require a memory card to really be able to be used then there should be a disclaimer stating such on the item description. To me that is a bit dishonest and misleading for anyone who isn’t automatically able to convert memory size into usable time. When my daughter opened it on christmas, i was embarrassed at just how little she was able to use it due to the lack of built in memory. I feel like, overall, this is well worth the money i paid for it and my daughter loves the quality of the videos she is able to take.

Digital Video Camera with 2-Inch LCD Display

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.

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.

My autistic grandson 11 uses it.

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

My children 5 and 8 are always taking my phone. They love making videos and taking pictures. I bought them both one of these cameras so i could have my phone back. The camera has been perfect for their use. We have never taken any of the pictures or videos off the camera so i can’t rate that. For the price this has been a great buy.

I read all the reviews on this tiny camcorder before purchasing it, and also googled it plus ‘manual’ to find the full manual pdf to thoroughly investigate it before purchasing the camera. The full manual answers most of the questions/reservations that came up in the reviews, and would have saved the people a lot of grief. Oddly, it isn’t in the printed materials with the camera; i didn’t need to use the software since my ancient apple macintosh recognized it without needing extra software. I don’t know if windows could, though. I use the 8 gig memory card, which installed fine, formatted properly (you do the formatting immediately; before using it for the first time, as described in the camera’s pdf manual). I also got the case, but it’s really too small for ease of use. Download the pdf manual and read it to see if this camera fits your requirements 2. If it does, then definitely get the 8-gig memory for it. Note: if you need to use a viewfinder to actually see the screen, as in sunlight, this might not be the camera for you – find one with a viewfinder, or use this one as an extra, when you don’t want to lug your main camera (the 8mp still camera of course gives more options and better resolution.

8x digital zoom

Purchased this small camcorder from amazon, takes good photos and video. The sound is very low when viewing video thru camera. I may be expecting too much. The price is right, if you want photos, but really not much for getting good qualitity video/sound.

I got this as a birthday gift for my dad. At 77 he is more tech savvy than most his age, but i think even had this not been the case, the polaroid dvf130rc digital camcorder would have been a winner. What pleased me most was that this usb camcorder was compatible with his older mac that does not have a recent operating platform – many companies lack sensitivity to this issue. He likes the fact that he can take still photos as well as moving images. The specs make it seem like you need to purchase a separate memory card in order for the camera to work, but this point is a little misleading. . The memory card is optional. The polaroid dvf130rc has enough internal memory to get you started. The memory card probably comes in handy once you have become familiar and are doing fancier stuff with the device.

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.

The polaroid dvf-130gc usb camcorder with 2. 0-inch lcd display (green) is pretty great for what it is. What is it: a cheap plastic video camera. What you get for around $30 is pretty astonishing: it is reasonably well built, a good size to pocket/ carry, the video (and still) quality is not too bad. I’d say it is comparable to the early flip cameras at a fraction the cost. There are a few features you would not expect to finds on a camera in this price range, like the ability to expand memory with sd cards. It also has a small zoom (which, because it is digital, rather than optical, is pretty inconsequential). The video quality is roughly par with web cams, but unlike web cams, it is portable. I bought one of these cameras for my (then) 12 year old son for a trip to disneyland. I did not want him taking his more expensive camera and risk dropping it losing it, or even having to worry about it (which would diminish his enjoyment of the park).

When the red one was not available at target during black friday, i opted for this one and am so glad. I purchased this for my 7 year old granddaughter who wanted to take movies and pictures of her friends. It is easy for her to operate. Takes great movies and videos and was her best ‘grown up’ gift ever. My daughter takes it to the 7 year old’s basketball games and enjoys it as well. I am glad target was sold out.

Despite some poor reviews, i picked this pocket camcorder due to the price and because all i wanted was something i could use for youtube videos. The maximum viewing size of the videos it takes is equivalent to a 4×6 inch photo print which is more than enough for what i want. Any bigger than this (like viewing full screen or on tv) and the video will become blurry and pixelated. It is very easy to use and comes with software for direct uploading to youtube. I have used this camcorder indoors and outdoors with good results. This camcorder can also take still pictures but i have not tried this feature yet. In all it has been exactly what i was looking for and i am very happy with my purchase. Bottom line for me is that you should know what to expect. If you are hoping this camcorder will be like a flip mino or some other more expensive pocket camcorder, than you will be disappointed. In one of the reviews here i found a link to videos on youtube that were made with this camcorder which i found more helpful in making my decision to purchase than most of the reviews here on amazon.

Bought this for my 11 year old daughter for x-mas, she loves it. She and her friends make mini movies all the time. I bought the 8 gig memory card for it as well. I was a little worried because it took 2 double aa batteries but they last far longer than i thought they would. I also spent more to have the camera be green (grey at least $20 less) but the green was is so fun. I am very happy with this purchase.

Takes 480×640 VGA video @ 30 fps

I got this for my teen daughter. It is really simple to use and worth the money.

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.

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.

Bought for my 8 year old for her birthday. Showed her once how to use it and she was off taking pics all day at the zoo. The images and video aren’t super high quality but we have looked at them on the computer and they look great. After all day using the camera there are still 2 out of 3 battery bars left. So far we have only used for a few days but we are very happy and if it gets broken or lost we are only out $27. Perfect for the purpose and no problems with this seller.

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.

Built-in USB output for easy download

I like the portability, size, weight of the unit. It is great to have when that particular photo moment occurs, and is easier to use than a phone video. Additionally the fact that it uses 2 aa batteries eliminates the worry about the phone going dead at the time when most needed. It’s quite simple to carry around a couple spare aa batteries, and takes only a few seconds to replace them.

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.

Bought these for a corporate company event – for teams to use and make their own short movies – not the best but for the task they worked great.

The instructions are not very good. I wish there was better instructions that came with this. I only order 1 please donot send me any thing else. I love the red color that is my birth stone. I really need better instructions to this camcorder. I also like to let you know it is 2 15 am in louisville. Are you the boss?this is my 1st camcorder.

For the money, it’s not a bad first start for my child. It’s runs out of battery life quickly which is a little frustrating for my child but they’ve had some fun with it. The pics are of fair quality and you definitely have to invest in another memory chip otherwise 1 small video and you’re out of 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.

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.

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 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 🙂 -, 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?).

I ordered this as a gift for my 8 year old, and it works just fine for those purposes. The price was very reasonable. However, you need to order a memory card when ordering this product. I didn’t realize there wasn’t enough internal memory to handle videos, and it took me a couple of days to figure out why it didn’t work. Once we purchased a memory card, it worked great.

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Polaroid DVF-130TC USB Camcorder with 2.0-inch LCD Display (Titanium)
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