The 5 to 15 min battery life make this camera nearly useless.
17 August 2014
Summary: The picture on this camera is amazing, and it is so incredibly simple to use and aim thanks to the tiny touch screen. However, even on a full charge the camera cannot record more than two 5 min clips. We tried several time over our 27 day Colorado trip to get this thing to work, but every time the battery was gone in 5-15 min. I do not recommend this camera to anyone for any reason, unfortunately the battery life kills an otherwise remarkable camera.
Excerpt: I purchased this Pro Action Camera after spending a ton of time looking at the others which are 8X as much $. I was all set to buy the higher priced camera, but it was not in stock. The helpful saleswoman suggested that I give this one a try, and for the cost it would be worth checking it out - plus I could return it if I wasn't satisfied. It went to Alaska with me, stuffed full with a 64GB microSD card, and ready for action!
Summary: First, for all those comparing this to the GoPro, get real. Spend the extra $200+ to get a GoPro if that is the performance you are expecting. That said, this is still a great little camera and does the job for what I need. Plus I won't lose any sleep if I hit something and smash it to pieces. Picture Quality: I'm happy with it. I'm not looking for super HD quality. I just want a good video of my ride. This camera delivers.
Excerpt: For here in coastal Maine living 1 block from the Atlantic Ocean this Vivitar Pro Action Waterproof Camcorder is Great. I shoot my video's and or photo's and then arrange and edit them on my MacBook Pro ! I would suggest this if you looking for a Nice Waterproof Camcorder and It Has A Very Fair Price !