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This is a really good little HD video camera
on 24 August 2014
This is a really good little HD video camera!
I wanted a waterproof HD video camera for a family holiday which I knew would involve taking my 2 year old swimming. I wanted to be able to record videos of her in the pool, but for the videos to be good quality and not pixelated or jumpy.
Honestly, if I had the money I would have bought a GoPro Hero - but I didn't have that kind of money so was looking for something in my price range. Considering that this camera usually retails for £150, to get it for around £50 was a total bargain!
The camera is incredibly light and easy to use. I have only used it a handful of times but for recording in a swimming pool it was as easy as pressing two buttons; one to turn it on and one to record.
I connected it to a TV via the HDMI port and watched the recordings back. The quality was really good.
You have to bear in mind that, if the camera is in the waterproof housing, you don't get much audio. I don't mind this as you should expect it. If the camera is in a watertight housing, the audio is going to be limited.
The main thing you need to know - and something that every website is wrong about - is that this camera will take a MicroSD card up to 32Gb. Every website I looked at for this camera, including the main Vivitar website, states that the camera will take a 4Gb MicroSD card. Everything in me was saying 'there's no way a HD camera will be limited to a 4Gb card' but every website stated this. It turns out that it takes up to 32Gb card as long as it's Class 4 or higher.
Great camera and I look forward to using it in more ways, such as on my bike and car.