Vivitar introduces new compact 3D and Wi-Fi ready camcorders

Vivitar also brought out some new budget-friendly and entry-level camcorders to play with at CES 2011, including some models sporting 3D and Wi-Fi capabilities.

Vivitar also brought out some new budget-friendly and entry-level camcorders to play with at CES 2011, including some models sporting 3D and Wi-Fi capabilities.

On the low end of the scale spectrum we have the DVR 480 (pictured right), Vivitar's first digital helmet camera. Targeted towards "adventure seekers," the 1.3-megapixel video camera can be attached to the top or side of a helmet (or even the bike) with three mounts.  The DVR 480 also hosts three built-in speakers, an SD card slot and runs on two AA batteries. This little Vivitar companion will cost $89.95.

Then we have a pair of higher-quality video cameras, the 5.1-megapixel DVR 790HD (pictured above) and DVR 780HD. Shared specs consist of 4x zoom, HDMI connectivity, Lithium-ion batteries, SD card support and an MSRP of $199.95. The DVR 780HD has a 2-inch panel and Wi-Fi for direct uploading of photos and videos, whereas the DVR 790HD  shoots in 3D and sports a 2.7-inch display.

These and several more of Vivitar's recently announced digital camcorders are expected to ship this spring. Consumers will also have a variety of delectable colors to choose from including butterscotch, root beer, licorice, red-hot, cotton candy, grape, blueberry, spearmint and sugar free. (That last one could mean clear or white, or something we've never, ever seen before.)

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