They should’ve called it the vivitar potato 949hd so that when someone inevitably asks if i filmed using a potato i can just say yes.
This is not, by a long shot, the best digital camcorder i have used. That said, i only paid $12 for it, and for what i paid, it was an amazing deal. The picture quality isn’t great, but it’s not terrible either, if you film under good light. I use it mostly to film my band’s practices, and it handles the high volume rather well, everything comes through fairly clearly (which is impressive, considering our high tempo music, and the fact that we practice in a tiny basement). Overall, it’s an alright camera. I would recommend it if you can find it for $30 or less. Past that price, there are much better cameras.
Vivitar 12.1MP with 2.7T FT Digital Camcorder, Colors May Vary
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- 12.1 MP
- 2.7″ Preview Screen
- 4X Digital Zoom
Perfect for the price and my children love it as well.
This camera is the cheapest and greatest it has such good quality.
However the battery life is dismal. Be sure to carry a few sets of rechargeables. Otherwise a very cost effective product.
Vivitar 12.1MP with 2.7T FT Digital Camcorder, Colors May Vary : You don’t need to spend big bucks to create home videos. This camcorder is better than most of the expensive cameras was sold thousand of dollars abouth 5 years ago.
Works great, came quickly, great video.
Nothing fancy but cute little camera for a great price.
My kids love taking this camera on their outings. I haven’t used it enough to know if the batteries will hold up very long. It would be great if it had a rechargeable internal battery. Lightweight, picture is clear, easy to operate.I mainly purchased this because it was a great price and figured it would be good for the kids to mess around with or for my husband to take on his four-wheeling trips, and not have to worry about losing or breaking an expensive video recorder. In all, it will work great for what we need.
Worked out very well for filming parent children interactions.
For the price it will serve its purpose.
My 12 year old son was thrilled with it.
I would give this camera five stars but i don’t want to give anyone the wrong idea. This is a pretty crappy camera but it cost less than $9 and for what i need this for it’s like a gift. So much so that i bought two more just now. First of all i managed to get my camera in only one day. Which granted is amazing and probably not typical, but that’s pretty nice. I can tell you that this camera’s real downfall is that it’s kind of dated. A decade or two ago and people would be raving about this little beast. But tech has changed a lot in the last ten or fifteen years and a camera like this one has gotten a bit long in the tooth. However, i have to point out again the price of this thing. Under $9 shipped for prime members is a deal you can’t pass up.
The microphone is a little too sensitive. It picks up the sound of your hand holding the camera.