Summary: Bought this camera at a local retail store in town...not on amazon. Tried to look up the reviews everywhere online before I bought this but couldn't find any so I went ahead and bought it. BAD CHOICE. This was purchased as a Christmas present for my 10 yr old son and even HE could tell the quality was horrible. He was completely let down. The picture is grainy in any mode, lines throughout the picture in any resolution. Audio has mechanical sound when played back.
Summary: What good is a video camera that can only be powered by AAA batteries? No ability to power from an AC source. No ability to power from USB even though it has a USB connection. What fool would make something like this that will end up costing a lot of money to run? I bought this for my teenage kid to make videos online but I'm certainly not going to buy dozens of packs of batteries just to run it for a day or two. To me this appears to have been designed as a kid's toy.
Summary: I was given this camera as a Christmas present. I have played with it and tried to get the quality of the video and the pictures to improve. Every setting looked the same. Grainy and unwatchable. The person that bought it for me also bought one for themselves. Both of us have been greatly disappointed by this product. Do not waste your time or money on this product.
Summary: Supposed to 12 MVPxl is more like 1. Just not the quality I'd expect from vivatar. Doesn't even feel comfortable in hand. Total waste. Not blaming amazon though. Will still b loyal shopper. Piss on eBay!
Summary: I bought this for my 10yr old daughter and she was polite about it and didn't want to seem un grateful but she says "Dad the picture and sound is really bad". I tried everything I could to make it better but nothing helped. It takes AAA batteries but they dont last long. Not worth the money.
Summary: O.K., finally there are some poor reviews of this piece of monkey crap. Received as a gift from my amazing grandmother. How was she to know that this camera took worse video than an old VHS camcorder? When I got it originally, I was wondering why the picture looked so awful. So, I changed the resolution to full HD (FHD), I changed the quality to Very Fine, bought a 16 gb SD card, and tried again.
Summary: There were no reviews when I purchased this item, then after I bought it I saw there was one that gave a very bad review......so I was nervous. I got the camera and opened it up. It looked fine, i was light. I had bought a SD card for it and put that in. The picture in the screen was like fuzzy and grainy. I tried diiferent settings.... nothing changed it. I was also very blurry. So I took some video to see if when played back on the TV it looke better..... NOPE!
Summary: 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...