Vivitar DVR565HD Digital Camcorder

Vivitar DVR565HD Digital Video Recorder (Images courtesy Target)
By Andrew Liszewski

I’ve been passively looking for a cheap digital video camera for posting the occasional YouTube video. The JVC Everio S Series I wrote about yesterday is tempting, but I think it’s a bit too large to carry around on a daily basis, and I’d prefer something a bit cheaper. The Flip camcorders have also been near the top of my list, but they might have just been replaced with the latest Vivitar model that has finally popped up on Target’s website. The DVR565HD is capable of recording 30fps 720P “HD” videos in MPEG4 or H.264 directly to an SD card. (Up to 4GB cards are supported.) It’s also apparently able to play 1080i videos and can connect directly to an HDTV with an included HDMI cable. Not too shabby.

Even though it won’t be available for a few more weeks, Target currently has it listed on their site for just $129.99, which makes it all the more tempting.

[ Vivitar DVR565HD Digital Video Recorder ] VIA [ Chip Chick ]

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