Quality of the playback was horrible. I thought it would be more like a ...
8 December 2014
Summary: Quality of the playback was horrible. I thought it would be more like a video camera but it was not. On the other hand, the quality was better if you took the card out and played it back on a computer.
Summary: "Includes rechargeable Li-Ion battery, AC power adapter, 2GB SD card and black with gray case" 1) No Battery included (either in the camera or out) 2) No charger included 3) No case included 4) No SD case "Item model number: DVR850HD-RED" 3) Ordered a RED camera for 9 year old. Item that was shipped was black. Reviewed description and it specifically states "RED". Disappointed as the color was chosen by the child.
Summary: I do not reccomend anyone to buy this camera. It truely has poor picture quality and if you are not in direct sunlight when using the video recording, you won't be able to see anything. I have changed the settings (and I know what I'm doing) and that makes little to no affect. It does really well under water in the pool and that ths only reason I didn't give it a 1 star. I have already replaced the camera once (warranty) because the screen went out.
Great camera for outdoor activities that is cheap/not durable
5 August 2012
Summary: First of all, you should know that you will need to buy an SD card separately from the camera for it to be operational. But even with that cost, the camera still comes it at under $70 and I thought it was an exceptional value at that price. I purchased it for a white water rafting trip and it did everything I needed it to do. It was water resistant, durable enough (although I was a little careful with it) and the videos and pictures were great.
Summary: Great picture quality. The things to remember when using under water - make sure to close compartments properly or you get a water leak. Read the instructions. This does not come with an SD card That's why the price is so reasonable. We use the camera on land more than in the water. This camera is worth the price. Especially if you are gifting it to college or high school students. It would be a great holiday or birthday gift.
Summary: I purchased one of these things last summer. Worked fine until we used it in the water.. this thing leaks everywhere... it might be high humidity resistant but it surly is NOT water resistant. Do not waste your money on this item.
Summary: As reported by others, the battery door leaked as soon as it hit the water and the camera stopped working. I would not recommend this camera with the current battery door design. As a comparison, I also have a Liquid Image snorkel mask/camera that works great underwater. Their design keeps the battery compartment, which you open rarely, and the data access compartment, which you access often, separated and they use screw-on covers with indicators that show you're in the...