Vivitar DVR922 Dual Screen Action Camera VS. Casio EX-FR10 & Monba ME10

Vivitar DVR922 Dual Screen Action Camera VS. Casio EX-FR10 & Monba ME10


Hey, this is Scott of Photography Banzai. Today we’re taking a look at this Vivitar DVR922 action camera. The standout feature is that it
has two different screens on there. They do sell at Walmart… As far as I can tell
they only sells at Walmart. But it was half price on ebay. I’m gonna this out
today with these two different action cameras. I have this Monba ME10 that
I’ve had for a long time. Another generic action camera. And this Casio EX-FR10.
This was another deal that I found on Amazon actually. It’s pretty unusual. It
splits into two pieces, so you’ve got a wireless screen with a touchscreen on
there, and just the standard camera unit on the top. These two cameras are
discontinued as far as I can tell. So you probably won’t be able to find these
around, but I wanted something to compare to this Vivitar. So these are it. I took
these three out to do a lot of testing with the different video modes, and also
the photos. So let’s check those out! Three different action cameras… Do a quick jog here… How they’d do? My main focus will be on the Vivitar
action camera. That’s the one you can find around, especially at Walmart. It
depends on your country.. and who knows… But I was curious about it with the two
screens. It’s very easy to switch between the second screen. There’s just a button
on the side that’s used for Wi-Fi. You press that and it will switch. You can
tell right off the bat the screen is pretty low quality. It’s got low contrast.
The viewing angles are pretty poor. But it’s on there and it’s a nice
feature. Just press it again, it’ll switch to the back screen. At that point you can
see it’s working there. You have the power button on the top and you also
have the button for taking photos or starting the video. And you’ve got the one
on the side with a micro USB port… And that’s it! The battery on the bottom is
also where the micro SD card goes in there. I was hoping the batteries would
be the same between these two different cameras, because they’re pretty generic.
But that wasn’t the case. They have a similar pin layout, but the shape and the
position of the three pins are different. So I’m not really sure what type of
battery this action camera takes. But I’m gonna at least let you see that battery.
So maybe you’ll know what it is. So we’re in a darker area there’s some echo like I said, but ahhh… Interesting to try out. I’m gonna actually do a quick jog. This is.. this is bopping around a little bit. (indecipherable words) (indecipherable words) This works like a lot of generic action
cameras. You have the main button that will switch between the certain modes. In
the back screen, or the front screen. They basically work interchangeably.
Inside the settings you can see that this camera has pretty limited.
It does have various resolutions. So this goes up to 4k 30 frames a second. 2.7 K
at 30 frames a second, and 1080p at 30 frames a second. It does a 1080p at 60
frames a second. It also does 720p at 120 frames a second. I did test out the
other action cameras at those resolutions when they supported it. The
Casio only has 1080p at 30 frames a second. However the Monba had most of
the modes. Besides the 4k was 25 frames a second instead of 30… 60 frames a second! 60 frames a second should be better for Any type of action, motion, moving around… Let’s see how the audio sounds. I’m going to get the camera. So, see how it is. Ah man. Put that down for a second. Gonna do some running tests. My main issue with all these cameras
is audio quality straight from the camera itself. I’ll show you a few clips where
you just hear it straight from the camera without any type of adjustment. I’m gonna take the camera… So, see how it is… Test 1, 2, 3. Testing 1, 2, 3… Of course, the Casio is actually the one with the microphone on the front. The other two do not have a microphone on the front. After looking at the results of the three different action cameras. I do think the
Vivitar has a better image at 1080p 30 frames a second. However, all the other
modes, really it’s kind of up for grabs. Because image quality in video
modes on these are pretty low. Okay, now we’re doing 2.7K, which is the
same on the two action cameras here. This one, of course, 1080p 30 frames a second. That’s all it does. First we’re gonna do inside so I don’t have to mess with the M50… Hold it steady for a second. I’m gonna walk a little bit. 2.7K 30 frames a second. One thing I should mention is that the
Vivitar is able to act as a webcam if you connect it to a PC. So I did try that out
with the USB cable. It seemed to work okay. However it goes at 720p in that case. So you can see in OBS it actually looks
pretty decent with the image quality. Not too bad with delay. It’s nice. So this is the 720p frame. I don’t know if it has autofocus… It’s got auto exposure. See what the screens look like… Tap! It’s ahhh, decently cold. Let’s get some nice resolution shots. I don’t know. Let me do a quick jog with the two… The one thing that the cheap action
cameras do not have is good stabilization. Settings on the Vivitar are pretty
limited. You can record or disable sound. For whatever reason that’s on there. But
you can’t actually turn off the beeping. It does have time lapse. Loop recording.
It has a slow-motion screen. With the slow motion you can do 1080p 60 frames a second or 720p 120 frames a second. alright both of these cameras actually
do have 120 frames a second at 720p… So we’ll try that out. Let’s hold it steady for a second. Now this is really gonna show quality in a darkened
area with the high frames a second. At that high frames a second this.. each frame gets less light. But it is a 720p, so… Can’t really expect too much. I’m going to do some photos with this
setup real quick. Just see how they are. Sixteen, twelve, and honestly can’t
remember.. what ahh.. does not say. whatever! I did try out the app on this camera. It
was decently featured. So if you’re looking for remote videography with a
small action camera like this. This is actually not bad. It has most of the
features inside the camera itself through the app, which is nice. I should
mention all these cameras did come with a bunch of accessories. However,
they’re pretty standard throughout action cameras. So you’ll get a bunch of
little connectors, doodads. With the main brackets and then a water resistant or
waterproof bracket. And bunch of those GoPro style
mounts. So if I’m gonna do some type of stationary shot. I might use this, but I
could tell with all of the video from here it has a very slow readout on the
sensor. Could see some wobbliness.. wobbliness.. in the frame. So in action
situations I don’t recommend any of these cameras. If you’re doing stationary
shots. And you don’t need audio, I think the Vivitar
can potentially work out for you. But still, you want to look at the quality
and see if it’s there for you. That said I think they can be fun to mess around
with. That was a look at the Vivitar DVR922 dual screen camera. Again, it’s decent
but still I would definitely not pay full price for this. Even what I paid
around half is not great, but if you’re looking for something fun to mess
around with and toss around, I mean, it’s not a bad option. Scott from Photography Banzai. I hope you enjoyed the video. If you did, please consider subscribing. That helps me
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1 thought on “Vivitar DVR922 Dual Screen Action Camera VS. Casio EX-FR10 & Monba ME10”

  1. The "Gadget Cams" have their place. They can be useful in a pinch, but remember the trade-offs.
    I keep one on hand just for reasons.

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