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Vivitar Intros Infrared, Waterproof Pocket Camcorder

By October 27, 2009

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I've run out of clever ways to say that there's yet another pocket camcorder on the market, but fortunately it looks like Vivitar's new DVR 510  has a few new twists to talk about. It features an infrared night-shooting mode for filming in the dark. It is among the first - if not the first - pocket camcorder to offer such a feature. It also includes a waterproof casing for going under water. (The official specs don't say how deep.) It also features an 8x digital zoom (whereas most pocket models use a 2x). Bear in mind of course that a digital zoom isn't very useful.

At $50 it's also very inexpensive. But it's not a high definition model - it grabs VGA resolution video to SD cards up to 4GB. [Hat tip: Gizmodo]

(Image courtesy Vivitar)

November 3, 2009 at 12:03 pm
(1) Diane says:

Wow. Night shooting and underwater. Cool features for such a low price. The market certainly is heating up!

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