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Vivitar invades the pocketcam market

Posted by Dark Legion 10/27/2009 ,


Flip definitely created a market that no one knew existed, when the came out with their now famous line of portable camcorders (or pocketcams). There have been a few other brands, with a few different feature sets, and now Vivitar is going to throw their product into the lineup.

The Vivitar does bring a new night vision feature to the table, being one of the first to do so. The DVR-510 also includes a totally waterproof case, meaning you don’t need to worry if you’re shooting at the pool or the beach. The bad news is that the video quality is somewhat lacking, running at a maximum of 640×480. The camera has 2GB of built-in storage, and has an SD card slot so you can add more if needed (though 640×480 video won’t require a lot of space).

Vivitar’s new camera is priced very attractively at $50. For the feature set, it’s a more than reasonable price. Be warned that the picture quality may not be the best, but it should be good enough for family video.

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