vivitar  dvr 850w camcorder £67 instore @ Asda

vivitar dvr 850w camcorder £67 instore @ Asda

Found 9th Sep 2009
I was in my local Asda to-day saw this camcorder for £67.00,
I am thinking of getting it for my 13 year old son for x-mas.
So Sorry if this has already been posted!
I was wondering if any-one can tell me if this is a good camcorder.
My son wants to record his skate boarding skills and u-tube his falls( :-)
As i don't know much about this stuff please give me the pro's and con's if possible,,,, thank-you!!!
the spec's are:
Product Specification:
Camera Flash
Flash Modes Fill-in mode, auto mode, flash OFF mode
Camera Flash Built-in flash
Main Features
Still Image Format JPEG
Digital Video Format MPEG-4
White Balance Presets Fluorescent, tungsten light, daylight
White Balance Automatic, presets
Exposure Modes Program, automatic
Shooting Modes Digital photo mode
Digital Zoom 8 x
Optical Sensor Type CMOS
Color Support Color
Media Type Flash card
Webcam Capability Yes
Camcorder Sensor Resolution 8.1 Mpix
Exposure Compensation ±2 EV range in 1/2 EV steps
Supported Battery Details 1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery ( included )
Microphone Operation Mode Mono
Microphone Technology Electret condenser
Type Microphone - built-in
Software Drivers & Utilities
Cables Included A/V cable ¦ USB cable
Included Accessories Carrying strap
Underwater Depth Up to 15ft
Product Type Camcorder
Lens System
Lens Aperture F/3.1
Focus Adjustment Focus free
Focal Length 7.5 mm
Type Lens - 7.5 mm - f/3.1
Min Focus Range 5 ft
Additional Features
Additional Features USB 2.0 compatibility, built-in speaker, water resistant
Digital Still Camera Function Yes
Self Timer Delay 10 sec, 20 sec
Self Timer Yes
Display Form Factor Rotating
Type LCD display - TFT active matrix - 2.4" - color
Memory / Storage
Image Storage JPEG 3264 x 2448 ¦ JPEG 2592 x 1944 ¦ JPEG 2048 x 1536 ¦ JPEG 1600 x 1200 ¦ JPEG 1280 x 960
Flash Memory 128 MB flash - integrated (soldered memory - 128 MB )
Supported Flash Memory MultiMediaCard, SD Memory Card
System Requirements for PC Connection
Peripheral Devices USB port, CD-ROM drive
Operating System Support MS Windows XP, MS Windows 2000, MS Windows Vista
Expansion Slot(s) 1 x SD Memory Card
Connector Type 1 x USB ¦ 1 x composite video/audio output ¦ 1 x composite video/audio output
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can't find it ??? Link only goes to homepage :
Seems to be about the right price . Can't tell if it comes with a memory card (probably not) so you would have to buy one. It would take pictures ok as long as you accept it's limitations. No optical zoom just digital so if you zoom in it all gets a bit shaky. Waterproof but i'd not trust it too much. If it gets dropped it will die and is too cheap to get repaired. There are numerous little cams for under a £100 that might prove a better deal.
I didn't post a link as it was in store only!
the closest i can find that give's full spec's is here:…=sp
there is one at argos a little more expensive.
No memory card.
can you suggest one under £100 and maybe at a push were the best place would be to get it,
Also while I am being cheeky,
what do you think are the main things that i should be looking for.

No memory card. can you suggest one under £100 and maybe at a push were … No memory card. can you suggest one under £100 and maybe at a push were the best place would be to get it,Also while I am being cheeky, what do you think are the main things that i should be looking for. Thank-you!!

Typical! I will have a look tomorrow (if not beaten to it) as the footie has taken it's toll just now.
Ok, from a quick look-see I would suggest the Oregon Scientific atc3k. It is designed for action sports, comes with mounts for helmets and handlebars, also comes with a tripod. The sound is not great but that is probably a bonus as it will cut out much unwanted chatter. little bit more expensive at £97.89 from Argos but will almost certainly last much longer.A 4gb sd card will provide plenty of storage and they cost from under a tenner. Hope this helps.
On a side note , if i summon my inner thirteen year old , the Vivitar is a girls camera and the Oregon is a boys camera.
Or the Flip ultra, very simple to use ,reasonably sturdy and under 70 notes.
I bought one of these for my daughter earlier this year. The price in asda at the time was about £130, bought it via amazon at a cost of £75 so £67 is a very good price.
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I saw one of these on bid up tv today, sold for £77 and £7.99 postage :w00t:
i have purchased the Vivitar 850w camera, today i used at sea on a lifeboat,
the camera video pictures are good, the lens had water spray on it, but this didnot
inhibit the picture quality.

the Vivitar 850w is a good camera for the price, apprx £ 89.99. well worth the money.
the saoftware is a bit of chew to sort out though, you will need to download a CODEC
program, these can be obtained free of charge from various internet download sites.

overall view: this camera has performeed very well in cold ,wet conditions and has given a
very good quality video image, the sound quality is very would make an ideal present
for anyone who want a no nonsense easy to use camera, even with thick gloves on your hands
the buttons are easily accessible.

children will love this camera, especially as it is waterproof they use it out in the rain or snow, with no worries.
ideal for skateboard or bmx filming for kids and their friends.
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