Vivitar HD Digital Camcorder DVR548HD – Three Stars

The microphone is a little too sensitive. It picks up the sound of your hand holding the camera.

This camera is the cheapest and greatest it has such good quality.

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.

This was a christmas gift for my daughter. Even though it was not here in time for christmas (which was the only problem), she loves 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.

Works great, came quickly, great video.

  • Easy to operate
  • Crappy by today’s standards but you can’t touch anything near as good for under $9 so why complain?
  • Give and Take

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.

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.

However the battery life is dismal. Be sure to carry a few sets of rechargeables. Otherwise a very cost effective product.

My 12 year old son was thrilled with it.

For the price it will serve its purpose.

Features of Vivitar HD Digital Camcorder DVR548HD (Black)

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  • 2-inch LCD display
  • 4x Digital Zoom
  • SD Card Supported

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About Vivitar

Vivitar is one of the leading international consumer electronics manufacturers with a rich heritage of technology innovation and affordability dating back to 1938. Vivitar products include digital still cameras, action cams, photo accessories and mobile accessories which are designed to meet the needs of today’s families. Vivitar is headquartered in Edison, New Jersey, with additional offices across the United Kingdom, Latin America, Canada and Hong Kong, and global retail distribution spanning more than 100,000 locations in both mass market and specialty channels.

Digital Camcorder


Make sure all your amazing memories with family and friends stand out from the rest with the Vivitar DVR949 Digital Camcorder! With high definition picture and video and the ability to tag photos and video footage directly to your favorite social media network, this camcorder works perfectly at recording all your favorite moments so you can treasure them forever!

  • Vivitar Experience Software CD included for additional customization.
  • 2.7 inch full touch screen for complete interactivity.
  • Built-in speaker for clear sound while recording footage.
  • 4x Digital Zoom for easy close up capturing.
  • SD memory card supported 4GB and up (memory card not included).

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Put Your Special Moments on Play

Share All Your Memories Instantly!

With full touchscreen interactivity, customize your recording experience to suit your personal style and also enjoy 4x digital zoom so you never miss the latest action!

2.7 inch Display

This camcorder boasts an impressive 2.7 inch display screen in high definition so all your pictures and videos are seen crystal clear.

Built-in Speaker

With a built-in speaker for crisp sound and a self-timer perfect for group shots, this camcorder has everything you need to let the good times roll!

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Perfect for the price and my children love it as well.

Worked out very well for filming parent children interactions.

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.

Nothing fancy but cute little camera for a great price.

2-inch LCD display

4x Digital Zoom

SD Card Supported

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Vivitar HD Digital Camcorder DVR548HD (Black)
4.6 of 5 stars, based on 43 reviews