Vivitar DVR 850W Digital Video Recorder

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DVR850a._1334858338.9683I received this camcorder a few days ago and immediately wanted to see how it handles underwater. More accurately, I wanted to see if it was truly waterproof. Since it’s a very cold spring here right now, swimming with it was out of the question. So, I filled up the bathtub and placed it underwater. I kept it in the water for about ten-minutes and when I took it out, It still worked! I was super excited. Next I inserted a 32GB SD disk and took hours of video and over 100 stills. The quality was excellent both in video and stills.

I would highly recommend the Vivitar DVR 850W Digital Video Recorder to anyone that is looking to take a camcorder in the water.  My son is going scuba diving in Guam soon and this will make the perfect gift for his trip.

“Compact size, powerful features.  The Vivitar DVR 850W will blow you away with its crystal clear video and still image quality.  The DVR 850W is waterproof up to 5 meters. Rechargeable lithium ion battery, 8x Digital Zoom, and a bright 2.4″ LCD make this DVR easy to use, even for the beginner”.

Key Features:
♦ The 850W has a 64MB built-in flash memory and an expansion slot for optional SD/MMC cards up to 8GB in size. Save your videos and stills to the removable cards for easy upload to your computer for Internet sharing
♦ The 850W features 8.1MP video resolution and 5MP still resolution
♦ Use the 2.4″ display to compose and playback your video and still images
♦ Get closer to far off subjects with the camera’s 8x digital zoom
♦ With a waterproof depth rating of up to 16.4′ (5m) you can record on land and in the water. The camera’s waterproof capabilities also make it great for recording in the rain or snow
♦ With the webcam mode you can use the 850W to chat live or post videos of yourself online
♦ Forget about having to constantly replace batteries. The rechargeable lithium-ion battery charges up using the included AC power adapter
♦ Features a switchable NTSC/PAL output for watching recorded video directly from the camcorder on your NTSC or PAL analog television.

Vivitar has been generous enough to offer  TWO Lucky Mom Blog Society readers a chance to win their very own Vivitar Camcorder!

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Disclosure: I received a free product from the sponsor to review. I received no monetary compensation and my opinions are my own and were not influenced by the sponsor.

 

About Author

LaDonna Dennis

LaDonna Dennis is the founder and creator of Mom Blog Society. She wears many hats. She is a Homemaker*Blogger*Crafter*Reader*Pinner*Friend*Animal Lover* Former writer of Frost Illustrated and, Cancer...SURVIVOR! LaDonna is happily married to the love of her life, the mother of 3 grown children and "Grams" to 3 grand children. She adores animals, and has four furbabies: Makia ( a German Shepherd, who's mission in life is to be her attached to her hip) and Hachie, (an OCD Alaskan Malamute, and Akia (An Alaskan Malamute) who is just sweet as can be. And Sassy, a four month old German Shepherd who has quickly stolen her heart and become the most precious fur baby of all times. Aside from the humans in her life, LaDonna's fur babies are her world.

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Sylvia Zajis
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Sylvia Zajis

This sounds like such a great camera. I love the waterproof qualities. Good review, very thorough.

Amanda Renken
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Amanda Renken

I would love to win this. Sounds like a great product.

Charlotte Raynor
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It looks like this Vivatar DVR 850W Digital Video Recorder looks fantastic. It appears it would work well as a video recorder along with a still picture camera. I love the fact that it is waterproof. I would love to have this video recorder. Thanks for the great review! 🙂

Phyllis Storms
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Phyllis Storms

This would be so much fun to take when we go boating..no worries if it gets wet

Amber B.
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Amber B.

This would be wonderful to win! I was unable to get a new digital camera, so this would be great to take to the beach to capture it!

Claudette Lariviere
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Claudette Lariviere

I would very much love to win this camera, I have never owned a DVR camera..:-) And what I would use it for, our first grandchild was just born 2 weeks ago, our new little man Mason. Would luv to capture moments of him growing up so Grandpa and I can share it with him, and have it here for us to enjoy being grandparents for the first time..:-)

Ashley Parks
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Ashley Parks

Wow!! I love that it is waterproof! I really like the design as well!

Michelle Harasewicz
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Michelle Harasewicz

This sounds like a better video camera than my Flip, by far. This is perfect for taking videos and pics of my littles 🙂

Delorce Clark
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Delorce Clark

I would love to win this. Just the right size to carry around.

Lisa P.
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Lisa P.

What an awesome Video Recorder! I love how it’s waterproof! This would be awesome in the summer, especially on the beach, at the pool or on the boat! No worries about it getting wet like a regular recorder or camera. I also love that it takes still pictures too! Thanks for the review, I so want one!

Eustacia Miliusis
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Eustacia Miliusis

Wow, this sounds amazing! I do not think I would ever have occasion use it underwater, but rainproof and snow proof is great!

martha
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martha

Rechargeable, small compact easy to handle….great ideal

mindy coffey
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mindy coffey

Wow! This has a ton of awesome features! I like that it’s waterproof & the rechargeable lithium-ion batteries to only name a few! Thank u & fingers crossed to own this!

Jennifer Isbell
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Jennifer Isbell

would love this would be great with the new baby

Tandi V
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Tandi V

This would be perfect for our family vacation in June!!!!

Andrea conte
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Andrea conte

I could use the waterproof

Mary A
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Mary A

I like that you don’t have to replace batteries all the time as it has a rechargeable lithium-ion battery charges up using the included AC power adapter.

MelindaB
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MelindaB

That looks great! I currently use my digital still camera for video, and get less-than-stellar results most of the time. I love the ability to recharge the battery, so you just need to take the charger on vacation rather than a package of batteries. Thanks for the chance to win!

Sarah Gibbons
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Sarah Gibbons

Waterproof..yes please! Great features!

Sandrea Igess
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Sandrea Igess

My family and I can use this camera, we don’t actually have one yet so it will be a first.

Adrienne McElwain
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Adrienne McElwain

I love the flip out screen what a great tool when you’re out in the sunlight and can’t see a stationary one with out tipping your camera all over the place!

brittany
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We have 7 children, ages 3 months up to 7.5 years. We could capture so many memories if we were lucky enough to win this! **fingers crossed**

Gary E
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Gary E

I find it so hard to believe the technology today. The fact that this beauty is water prrof is even cooler !! Love to see someone who loves pictures and movies win this !!

Gary E
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Gary E

I do great with pictures and am thinking about getting in to more movies and videos to film and this would be a great way to get started!!

Lynne M Meyer
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Lynne M Meyer

My husband could REALLY use this. He’s an actor, and sometimes has to record video auditions to send to directors out of state. Right now, we’re stuck having to do these on our phones, and sometimes the files are too large for the phone’s capacity.

jennifer bowyer
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jennifer bowyer

This Camera sounds like it would be great for REcording new milestones with my son. Sounds like it is a wonderful product.The fact that it is waterproof makes it even better for us because we are always going to the beach but can never really take many photos due to being around water.

Brooke Westmoreland
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Brooke Westmoreland

I do not have a video recorder currently but would like one

Rhonda C
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Wow i am impressed. The Vivitar DVR 850W Digital Video Recorder
is waterproof. It sounds to be exactly what my family needs,as we love to play in the rain. to be able to take pic’s and record videos without the worry of it getting wet sounds awesome.

Kathy Schoendorf
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Kathy Schoendorf

This would be wonderful to win! It is loaded with features and far more compact than the decade + old dinosaur I currently own. I thank you for the opportunity to try and win it.

Heather C
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Heather C

Sounds like a nice video camera 🙂

betsy cortez
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betsy cortez

I would love to win to take videos of my kitties

Lenora D
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Lenora D

I love this camera. This would be super for the spray park with my kids. I guess I still thought of waterproof cameras as the thing Jaques Cousteau slid off the side of a boat with :o)

Debra Pauley
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Debra Pauley

i love the fact that it is waterproof and it is rechargeable

Mackenzie
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Mackenzie

Awesome! Waterproofing is such a neat feature for cameras.

Laurie B
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Laurie B

Sounds like a great recorder. I like how it is water proof.

Brooke C
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Brooke C

I would love to win this camera, my girls are growing up so fast and summer is their favorite time of year. Would be awesome to snag some memories with this! Thank you!

Rolanda Priscilla Petty
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My husband is an avid fisherman, so I would love to use this fantastic camera to get some of those candid moments when he’s reeling in those big ones! Thanks!

sheila ressel
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sheila ressel

Works under water??? That is awesome! Would love to have this!

amy williams
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amy williams

I would love to win this I am 31 and never owned a video recorder other than the small ones on a camra or camra phone also my son’s birthday is coming up and he would love this also.

shanna kimmel
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shanna kimmel

This sounds like a great video recorder. LOVE the fact that it is waterproof. There is a park a few blocks away from us that has water activities in the summer. We took our son, now two, to it several times a week last summer. I wish I had something like this then. I ruined my phone trying to capture him running around. Looks like I need to find something like this to invest in for this summer.

Renee
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Renee

Would love to win this to give to my daughter

Kathy Lane
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Kathy Lane

Wow!Nice review on this recorder.I need one of these my old one does not work anymore,and I love that the Vivitar DVR 850W Digital Video Recorder is water proof.It would come in handy this summer when I take my grandkids to Dollywood in Tn.We always get soaked riding the water rides.

laura moreland
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i never knew that they made camcorders water proof thats cool.

Pamela D
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Pamela D

This would be great for taking videos of my 5 year old

Linda Dickson
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Linda Dickson

This would be great for making videos of the children’s activities at church.

Danielle Papsis
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Danielle Papsis

Waterproof up to 5 meters– AWESOME!

LoraZee
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LoraZee

I would love this so we can start recording some memories & not need discs to do it 🙂

Evelyn
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Evelyn

I would love to win this – I need a way to record my ex-husband driving on a suspended license or breaking his CPO I have against him. (TMI?)

Mariah Wessell
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Mariah Wessell

Wow, waterproof I definitely need one of these in my house. My little guy has a habit of getting electronics wet lol. The review was great & it sounds easy to use too.