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Model:
DVR917HD-BLK-BB
SKU:
6060600
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Rating 3.5 out of 5 stars with 396 reviews

69%would recommend to a friend.
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  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Good clear pictures

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    Posted .
    Pros mentioned:
    Picture quality, Video quality
    Cons mentioned:
    Instructions

    The video is good but I do not understand how to take photos . I cannot tell when the camera is fully charged . Sometimes it records and sometimes it doesn't . The instructions are hard to follow.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Action Cam for the Money

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    Posted .
    Pros mentioned:
    Picture quality, Price, Video quality

    Bough this camera before a trip to capture some pictures of the family in the water. If you are running the screen a lot it east into the battery life, but you can tweak the settings to reduce the time the screen stays on and that helps. Works with standard GoPro accessories so it mated up with accessories purchased at another retailer with no problem. Video and picture quality is very good.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 3 out of 5 stars

    I think I have figured out the battery problem.

    Posted .
    Pros mentioned:
    Ease of use, For children, Video quality
    Cons mentioned:
    Battery, Performance

    When I got this camera, the battery was totally dead. I had to charge it up over night, and by the next morning the camera was functioning normally. However there were some problems. The camera would get into a strange state sometimes where the orange light would come on very faint, and nothing else. If I removed the battery for about a minute, then put it back, the camera would return to normal function. Sometimes when you attach, or disconnect the USB cable, the camera would get into the strange state where the orange light is faintly lite. I noticed that the date set into the camera was 2016. The remote battery was also totally dead too. My theory is that these cameras were made way back in 2016, and sat in a where house for some time before being delivered to Best Buy. I'm thinking I'll get a new battery, and a new battery for the remote, and things will be OK. The video is fairly good, and I like the many features. The video get's a bit noisy in dark light levels. But then I remember this is a 4K camera for $40.00. It's a good camera for a kid. The waterproof case is definitely a plus. For doing simple recording, thisw camera works well. Don't expect great performance in dim light levels. Again $40.00 camera. For the price, this camera works. A message to Vivitar. Don't put the batteries in these products until they are ready to ship. The self discharge will drain the batteries down, and render them useless if you leave them sitting in a where House for any length of time.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 3 out of 5 stars

    Decent item... Poor battery

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    Posted .
    Pros mentioned:
    Picture quality, Price, Video quality
    Cons mentioned:
    Battery, Sound quality

    I must say this camera is decent for the price. It has good quality video and picture capabilities. The only problem is it's next to no audio when you listen to it through the device itself you have to plug it into a computer with speakers. Also which is an awful quality or lack thereof is the battery it stays charged for only maybe 15 minutes of video time and you have to plug it in to charge 4 hours in order for it to get a complete charge. It's also difficult to find replacement for backup batteries for this online as of yet. But I would still recommend it for the picture quality and the price like I stated the only downfall is the battery and the devices audio.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 2 out of 5 stars

    Good camera, battery not so much.

    Posted .
    Cons mentioned:
    Battery

    Bought the camera and I am happy with it except the battery has NO LIFE. Battery is dated 09-2017 so it's OLD and probably no good. I bought the camera two months ago. I would have just bought a new battery for it but can't find one that matches it anywhere on the web. VIVITAR if you are reading this and want a better rating and keep a customer you need to make this right. Two new replacement batteries that are not out of date would be nice.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 1 out of 5 stars

    Camera does not work

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    Posted .
    Cons mentioned:
    Battery

    The camera and/or the battery does not work and Best Buy or Vivitar will not stand behind it. It is just a bad purchase.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
    • Brand response from Vivitar Customer Service
      Posted .

      Hi, we are sorry you did not have a good experience with your camera. Please visit www.vivitar.com and fill out our contact form and we would be happy to assist you. vivitar

  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Good quality for the price - poor battery

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    Posted .

    For that price you cannot expect an actual "GREAT QUALITY". Quality is fine. But there is a very important point: I ran the camera at 30fps and in 5 minutes the battery was half gone. I don't know if its just the battery that is not good or if it simply does not perform well. Vivitar has to find a solution for this recurrent issue (I read many reviews) An "Action Camera" is supposed to last long to capture all of the action, not just the first 10 minutes.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 1 out of 5 stars

    DO NOT BUY

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    Posted .

    I repeat DO NOT BUY! Even though this camera is on sale for $50, it's for a reason. The quality on this camera is horrible. I was filming with it and it was one of the worst videos I have ever seen. Don't get me wrong, for $50 it came with a decent amount of accessories and it's a camera. I get it. However, you will be very disappointed with how long the battery lasts and how the videos show up when you review them over. There is no way to control the aperture of the lens, nor can you really tell a difference of quality when switching from 720 all the way to 4k. I was reading reviews of this camera and thought, "maybe this is actually a decent camera, plus it's on sale". Just save your money and listen to the reviews. IT IS NOT WORTH IT. I ended up returning it 4 hours later. I had to scrap the video I shot and start over with another camera.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
    • Brand response from Vivitar Customer Service
      Posted .

      Hi, we are very sorry you had an unpleasant experience with the camera. If you would like to speak with our customer service team to help resolve the issue please email support@sakar.com vivitar

  • Rated 3 out of 5 stars

    You get what you pay for

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    Posted .
    Owned for 9 months when reviewed.

    Features

    Quality
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    Value
    2 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    2 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     

    Quality is awful, can't get to record and stop at certain times buttons didn't work well. Comes with a bunch of accessories and that is not still a great purchase.

    Features

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    3 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
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    Ease of Use
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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Just what we needed

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    Posted .

    we need a small action cam at a lower price for some investigation work. The wifi portion was crucial and worked well. Battery life was limited but with micro USB we can put a spare battery.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 1 out of 5 stars

    Horrible Battery Life!!!

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    Posted .

    Purchased this camera for vacation trip with the intent to use while zip lining. Basically you get what you pay for. The battery lasted maybe 15 minutes from a full charge and I wasn't able to get any footage at all. The wi-fi took multiple attempts to connect. Will be returned and purchasing a GoPro.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
    • Brand response from Vivitar Customer Service
      Posted .

      Hi, we apologize you experienced an issue with your product but would be happy to replace your item if you contact sales@sakar.com vivitar

  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Bargain

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    Posted .
    Owned for 1.5 years when reviewed.

    This actually makes a really good rear view camera for my motorcycle with its' wifi connectivity to my smart phone.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 3 out of 5 stars

    It was OK

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    Posted .

    Purchased this camera as a replacement to one I had purchased three years prior on Amazon. The one from amazon broke so I thought this would be a good replacement as it was almost the same price. As soon as it was take out of the package, it felt light but cheap. Tested the camera but had several issues where it would freeze. Give it a few tries but decided to return it and go with something more high end.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 2 out of 5 stars

    Not a great camera

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    Posted .
    Owned for 1 year when reviewed.

    Features

    Quality
    2 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    3 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     

    This was a cheap alternative to a gopro. Didn't work as expected. Battery not great, hard to review videos. Would not recommend.

    Features

    Quality
    2 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    3 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 3 out of 5 stars

    Not bad

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    Posted .

    Having never had an "action camera" wasn't sure what to expect, easy to set up and use, pictures is good although no matter how steady its held, shakiness is an issue, the worst part though is the battery life, which is non existing, used once for 28 minutes turned it off and went to use it again and the battery was just about dead.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Hey what you pay for

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    Posted .

    It was the best bang for buck. 4K camera and if I lose it or break it, I’m not hurting my pockets. Doesn’t have the streamline and advance features like GoPro BUT it’s doable. Picture quality in external display is grainy but it works.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 2 out of 5 stars

    No a great camera in the dark

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    Posted .
    Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.

    Features

    Quality
    2 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    3 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    2 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     

    Not a great camera. It’ll picture quality is not good in the night.

    Features

    Quality
    2 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    3 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    2 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 3 out of 5 stars

    Decent camera

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    Posted .
    Owned for 1 year when reviewed.

    Features

    Quality
    3 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     

    Not sure if my card wasn't well supported or if the camera we just cheap, but I never got 4k video.

    Features

    Quality
    3 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 3 out of 5 stars

    Works ok

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    Posted .

    This works good, wish the picture was a little clearer.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    I still need to learn

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    Posted .
    Owned for 1 year when reviewed.

    Features

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    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    3 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     

    Cool little camera, I just need to work with it a little more

    Features

    Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    3 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    I would recommend this to a friend
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