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Vivitar DVR 508NHD Digital Video Recorder (Blue)

Vivitar DVR 508NHD Digital Video Recorder (Blue)


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Product Highlights

  • Record 1280 x 720 HD Video at 30 fps
  • Capture Up to 5MP Digital Still Images
  • Lens Equipped with 4x Digital Zoom
  • Supports Up to a 16GB SD/SDHC Card
  • Record & Playback Using 1.8" LCD Display
  • USB 2.0 Interface & TV Out Jack
  • Built-In Speaker & Microphone
  • Integrated Dual LED Video Lights
  • Runs on Three AAA Alkaline Batteries
  • Compatible with Both Windows & Mac OS
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The affordable and portable Vivitar DVR 508NHD Digital Video Recorder (Blue) is the perfect camera for capturing fun with friends and special family memories. It shoots 1280 x 720 HD video at 30 fps, 720 x 480 video, 640 x 480 VGA video and 320 x 240 QVGA video. Plus, it can capture up to 5-megapixel digital still images with up to 2592 x 1944 resolution. You can record or take stills directly on up to a 16GB SD/SDHC card, so you have the possibility for tons of external memory while you're shooting.

There are plenty of convenient features as well, including a 4x digital zoom, built-in voice recorder, delete, rotate, protect, crop and print photo functionality. Plus, you can use the 1.8" TFT LCD display to record or playback the footage you've just shot. The camcorder is equipped with a USB 2.0 port for transferring footage to your computer and it also has a TV Out for viewing your home movies on a large screen in standard-definition. For added convenience, the DVR 508NHD is compatible with either Windows or Mac OS, and it can run on three AAA batteries.

Camera features five modes: Video, Photo, Audio, Playback and Set Up
Supports 1280 x 720 (HD), 720 x 480 (SD), 640 x 480 (VGA) and 320 x 240 (QVGA) digital video resolutions
Supports four JPEG digital still image modes at 5MP (2592 x 1944), 3MP (2048 x 1536), 2MP (1600 x 1200), 1MP (1280 x 960) and one VGA digital still image mode at 0.3MP (640 x 480)
Equipped with a 1.8" TFT LCD display for recording and playback
Lens features 4x digital zoom function
Supports SD/SDHC external memory cards up to 16GB
Built-in speaker, dual LED lamp light and microphone (mic also functions as a digital voice recorder)
Delete, rotate, protect, crop and print your digital photos directly on/from the camcorder
Includes Vivitar Experience Image Manager software for uploading and managing photos/videos to or from popular photo sharing and social network websites
Capture photos and videos from your camera, then manage and organize your images by creating albums
Edit images through camcorder and software using automatic and/or manual tools
Camera equipped with USB 2.0 interface (cable included) for fast data transfers to your PC or Mac (USB 2.0 also backwards compatible with USB 1.1 interface)
View your footage and still images directly on your TV using the camcorder's TV Out jack and included TV Out cable
Sensor Not Specified By Manufacturer
Lens Fixed Focus 2.8 mm
Zoom Digital: 4x
System NTSC/PAL 1
Please Note:

Camera Select Switch for NTSC/PAL Video Out

Recording Media Internal Flash Memory 2GB Video/Image
SD/SDHC Up To 16GB Video/Image
Internal Flash Memory 8MB  2
Please Note:

8MB Integrated Memory (Camera Function Only)

Recording Time Not Specified By Manufacturer
Video Format High Definition
1280 x 720 / 30 fps
Standard Definition
720 x 480 / 30 fps
640 x 480
Standard Definition
320 x 240 / 30 fps
Still Image Resolution JPEG: 5 Megapixel, 2592 x 1944
JPEG: 3 Megapixel, 2048 x 1536
JPEG: 2 Megapixel, 1600 x 1200
JPEG: 1 Megapixel, 1280 x 960
VGA: .3 Megapixel, 640 x 480
Channels 2.0-Channel Stereo 3
Please Note:

WAV (Audio File Format)

Display Type LCD 4
Please Note:


Touchscreen No
Screen Size 1.8" 5
Please Note:

(4.6 cm)

2nd Display
Built-in Mic Yes 6
Please Note:

Built-In Mic with Integrated Voice Recorder Function

Built-in Speaker Yes
Built-in Light/Flash Light - Yes
Flash - No 7
Please Note:

Dual LED White Lamp Video Lights

Input/Output Connectors
Outputs 1x USB 2.0 Backwards Compatible with USB 1.1
1x TV Out
Microphone Input No
Headphone Jack No
Languages English
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
System Requirements Windows
  • XP (SP2)
  • Pentium 4 800MHz Processor or greater
  • 512MB RAM
  • USB 2.0 Interface

  • OS X 10.5 or Later
  • Core 2 Duo Processor or greater
  • 256MB RAM
  • USB 2.0 Interface
  • 1024 x 768 Pixel Resolution
Please Note:

Internet Connection Required

Battery 3x AAA Batteries 9
Please Note:

Alkaline Batteries Recommended

Dimensions (WxHxD) Not Specified By Manufacturer
Weight Not Specified By Manufacturer
Vivitar DVR 508NHD Digital Video Recorder (Blue)
  • Vivitar Experience Image Manager Software (Installation CD)
  • TV Out Cable
  • USB Cable
  • Pouch
  • Strap
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty

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    VivitarDVR 508NHD Digital Video Recorder (Black)

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    My Blue Vivitar

    By threestars

    from Albuquerque, NM

    About Me Casual User

    Verified Buyer


    • Easy to Use
    • Good Image Stabilization
    • Good in Low Light
    • Great Picture Quality
    • Great Sound
    • Great Zoom
    • Large Clear LCD
    • Zoom range/performance


      Best Uses

      • Home Movies
      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Travel

      Comments about DVR 508NHD Digital Video Recorder (Blue):

      I'm enjoying my Video Recorder, it's easy to use. I am having a problem attaching small clips to an email. Is there a way to zip the files?

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)


      No good.

      By Chris

      from Hamilton, Al

      About Me Pro Videographer

      Verified Buyer



        • Poor Image Quality
        • Poor In Low Light
        • Poor Sound
        • Poor Still Image

        Best Uses

          Comments about DVR 508NHD Digital Video Recorder (Blue):

          Bought this for a friend who was looking for a cheap camera. He definitely got a cheap camera. It's not worth your time. It's made out of plastic, the LCD screen doesn't rotate, and the HD settings look awful. When you set the settings to 720 the footage looks overly pixilated and blurry. So it really doesn't shoot HD footage. I suppose if you wanted a cheap camera to buy for your 3 year old kid then this might be a decent investment, maybe.

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          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)


          Not happy with product

          By Greg

          from Oakville, CT

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about DVR 508NHD Digital Video Recorder (Black):

          You get what you pay for. Cheep!

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