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Pros / It can shoot in HD at an acceptable frame rate.

Cons / It doesn't have image stabilization.

 Verdict / The Vivitar DVR 426HD can shoot in HD and it's affordable, but it lacks some useful extras.

The Vivitar DVR 426HD is a pocket camcorder with a fold-out preview screen. It can shoot in 720p high definition and take 3-megapixel still photos, but it lacks other features that would be helpful.

One of this camera's greatest strengths is its affordability – it's one of the cheapest cameras we reviewed. Despite its modest price tag, it can still shoot in 720p at 30 fps, which is surprisingly decent for a camera at this price point.

However, this pocket camcorder still doesn't have any of the extras boasted by the best pocket camcorders. It doesn't have image stabilization, so if you're moving around while filming, the camera can't stabilize the captured image. It also lacks a flash, so you can't film in dark conditions. It does have a 4x zoom, but the zoom is digital, so it merely enlarges the pixels the camera captures, which leads to a degradation of video quality.

This small video camera is less than 9 inches tall and less than 2 inches thick, so you can fit it in your pocket. It has a 1.8-inch LCD screen that you can use to preview your shot and review your captured photos and videos.

This camera lacks a rechargeable battery – it's powered by two AAs. Some competing cameras have lithium-ion rechargeable batteries, but they tend to be more expensive than the DVR 426HD.

The camcorder stores captured video on an interchangeable SD memory card. It can accept an SD card with up to 16GB of memory, which gives you a few hours of recording time.

Vivitar offers email and phone support. It also has a social media presence, although it's more for marketing than support. Vivitar ships the DVR 426HD with a one-year warranty, which is standard for this industry.

  • Max Resolution
  • Max Memory Expansion
  • Max Frames-per-Second
  1. The highest resolution the camcorder can shoot at, regardless of frame rate.
    More is Better
  2. 6  Vivitar DVR 426HD
    720.0 p
  3. 1080.0 p
  4. 2  GE DV1
    1080.0 p
  5. 3  HTC RE
    1080.0 p
  6. Category Average
    870.0 p

Summary

The Vivitar DVR 426HD doesn't come close to outperforming the video camera on a flagship smartphone; however, it is exceptionally affordable. Plus, it can shoot in 720p at an acceptable frame rate, which is more than can be said for some of its similarly priced competitors.

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