Summary: I purchased it because it had the features I wanted. It has an attractive shape and the included software is excellent. However, the camera itself is disappointing in almost every way. The body of the camera is made of a flimsy material and the viewing screen door lacks a real hinge or latch. The device had difficulty adjusting to lighting changes, often requiring two or three takes to shoot even in well-lit areas. Most problematic, however, is the microphone quality.
Summary: I bought this camera in hopes of recording my piano lessons and be able to practice at home....didnt happen. the sound quality is AWFUL! when i tranfered the files to my computer the sound didnt match the person talking. the image quality is also bad. it feels like a toy. i'm returning it today! DO NOT PURCHASE this!
Summary: Paid even more for this at Target I think almost $60. Mic doesn't even work, video is like 1/5 the quality I get on my iPhone, of course--there's no audio, so you can't even compare. Too bad, it was a Christmas present for my daughter and it's going back tomorrow. Target/Amazon shouldn't even sell junk like this.
Summary: I bought this camera for 25.00 at Walmart on close out. My Cannon died and I needed a video camera to finish a job and I was really short on cash. I did not expect much out of a 25.00 digital camera. I was only using it to catch images, not sound and if it would have shot an hour worth of video and then disintegrated in my hands, I would have been okay. Unfortunately, this camera was not up to these lofty goals.
Summary: I purchased this camcorder in hopes of catching my son's school play on video without spending a fortune. I didn't need all the bells & whisltes--just a good, dependable camera. I know the Vivitar name and have been happy with their products in the past. What a mistake! The camera itself is very flimsy, giving hte feel of a child's toy. The camera runs on four AAA batteries. It ran for approximately 20 minutes on brand new batteries before the batteries died!