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Vivitar S325
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Vivitar S325 Digital Camera

16.1MP 3x 4x Nov 2012
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Digital Zoom Release Date
Great quality, user-friendly controls, and an excellent value define the all new ViviCam S325 Digital Camera. A resolution of 16.1 Megapixels together with high quality 3x optical and 4x digital... More
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Vivitar Vivicam S325 Digital Camera Review and Specs
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7 Reasons For

SD Memory Card

This camera supports an SD memory card, which is the most frequently supported memory card on digital cameras of a similar age and type to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

Cameras with a better memory card type that might be worth considering include the Nikon Coolpix L120 ($299.50) (SD|SDHC|SDXC), the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ41 (SD|SDHC|SDXC), or the Samsung NX20 ($460.73) (SD|SDHC|SDXC) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite High Megapixel Count

The Vivitar S325 has a quite high megapixel count (16.1 megapixels) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the S325. Across all the digital cameras of this type and age the megapixel counts range from 0.3MP to 46MP, and the average megapixel count is 14MP.

There are a number of alternative 16.1MP digital cameras currently available that you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Sony DSC-W630, the Canon IXUS 240 HS, or the Casio Exilim EX-ZR200.

If this digital camera megapixel count is too low for you then you might want to consider the Pixpro FZ151 (16.15MP and higher rated), or the Pixpro FZ41 ($243.54) (16.15MP and higher rated) both from Kodak or the Sony DSC-WX50 ($142.97) (16.2MP and higher rated).

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The Vivitar S325 has an image stabiliser. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the S325 also have an image stabiliser.

Other cameras with an image stabiliser currently available which you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Coolpix L120 ($299.50), or the Coolpix S9500 both from Nikon or the GE E1450W.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Vivitar S325 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

There are a number of alternative cameras with a built-in flash currently available which you might want to look at including the Nikon Coolpix L120 ($299.50), the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Duo, or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ36 which has better reviews.

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Features Three Flash Modes

The number of flash modes featured on the Vivitar S325 is more than most compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to it. The most commonly featured flash mode is Auto, but this flash mode is not featured on this digital camera. The flash modes Flash off, Flash on and Red-eye reduction are also featured on this camera.

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4000 X 3000 Still Image Resolution

The Vivitar S325 has a 4000 x 3000 still image resolution which is higher than most compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to it. Most digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution. In addition, this camera have still image resolutions of 1920 x 1080, 2048 x 1536, 2592 x 1944, 3264 x 2448 and 3648 x 2048 and 3648 x 2736. Across all similar spec cameras that were launched more than two years ago the best still image resolution is 5152 x 3864 and the worst is 640 x 360.

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TFT Display

The Vivitar S325 has a TFT display which is better than the LCD display found on most compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. TFT LCDs provide better image quality and higher resolutions to earlier LCD displays but their limitations are narrow viewing angles and poor vislibility in direct sunlight. The best display of all compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years is AMOLED and the worst is LCD.

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12 Reasons Against

User Reviews Are Poor

The average user rating of this compact camera digital camera is 40% based on 6 user reviews. This means that owners really don't rate this digital camera very highly.

Quite Small Optical Zoom

Digital cameras of this age and type have optical zooms of between 2x and 50x, and the average optical zoom is 9.3x. The optical zoom of the Vivitar S325 of only 3 times zoom factor is one of the smallest amongst cameras of a comparable age and type to the S325.

We compared all the other 3x optical zoom digital cameras to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the C1433, and the C1033 both from GE or the Samsung L210 is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a camera with a bigger optical zoom then you might want to look at the Sony DSC-RX100 ($398.00) (3.6x), the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 ($369.95) (3.8x), or the Fujifilm X-Q1 ($223.99) (4x) which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Video Recording

The Vivitar S325 does not support video recording, unlike most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the S325.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras which also support video recording which you might want to look at including the Nikon Coolpix L120 ($299.50), the Samsung EX2F, or the Sony DSC-HX20.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Like most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to the S325, the Vivitar S325 does not support Full HD video.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras with a Full HD video and we think the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS, the Olympus Stylus SH-50, or the GE G100 which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Quite Small Screen Size

Across all the compact camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years the screen sizes range from 1" to 4.8". At only 2.4 inches, the Vivitar S325 has a quite small screen size compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

There are a number of alternative 2.4" screen digital cameras currently available which you might want to consider including the C1033, the C1233, or the C1433 all from GE which has better reviews.

If you would prefer a larger screen size then you might also want to look at the Nikon Coolpix S01 (2.5"), the Pentax Efina (2.5"), or the Praktica DPix 5000WP (2.5") which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Like most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been around for a similar time to the S325, the Vivitar S325 does not support WiFi connectivity.

Other digital cameras which also support WiFi connectivity that you might want to consider include the ST200, the WB200F ($201.97), or the ST200F all from Samsung which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most cameras of this age and type are not 3D compatible. The Vivitar S325 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

Digital cameras which are 3D compatible that might also be worth looking at include the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 ($375.99), or the Nikon Coolpix P7700 which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a GPS

The Vivitar S325 does not have a GPS, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the S325 also do not have a GPS.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras with a GPS and we think the Samsung ST200, the Canon IXUS 140, or the Nikon Coolpix P520 ($349.00) which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the S325, the Vivitar S325 is not waterproof.

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Only 320 X 240 Pixels Video Resolution

The Vivitar S325 supports a maximum video resolution of 320 x 240 pixels. That's 75% less video resolution than the most frequently found video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this camera).

This digital camera's video resolution (320 x 240 pixels) is in fact the worst supported video resolution across all cameras of a comparable age and type to the S325.

Across comparable types of digital camera the best supported video resolution is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Only 640 X 480 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the Vivitar S325 is 640 x 480 pixels. That's 67% less video resolution than a 1280 x 720 pixels digital camera, which is the most common video resolution. The best video resolution of all cameras of this age and type is 1920 x 1080 pixels and the worst is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The number of supported image formats on the Vivitar S325 is more than most compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. This digital camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by cameras of a similar age and spec to the S325.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Vivitar S325

Vivitar Digital Cameras Have OK Reviews

We calculated the average reviews for all Vivitar cameras and also specifically for Vivitar compact camera digital cameras and found that in both cases Vivitar had ok reviews compared to other brands.

Released Over Four Years Ago

This digital camera has been on the market for over four years.

Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the Vivitar S325 has a fairly average digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to the S325.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 4x digital zoom digital cameras currently available including the PowerShot N ($299.00), or the PowerShot SX260 HS both from Canon or the Nikon Coolpix L120 ($299.50) which has better reviews.

If this camera digital zoom is too small for you then you might want to consider the WB150F (5x and higher rated), or the WB350F ($295.51) (5x and higher rated) both from Samsung or the Vivitar T135 (5x and higher rated).

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Focusing
Auto Focus
Flash
Flash Mode
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Format
Video Resolution
HD Type
Audio
Memory
Memory Card
Internal Memory
Maximum Memory Card Size
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Ports & Interfaces
Camera
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Other Features

User Reviews

(4)
Reviewed 28 September 2015 by F G.
(Verified Purchase)

Delivered promptly A*...

Reviewed 20 August 2015 by Paul Lunney
(Verified Purchase)

Sent this back, rubbish, all the extras were missing, one good thing, they took it back, ( wonder who gets it next ? )...

Reviewed 8 January 2015 by Julie Sykes
(Verified Purchase)

Camera looked ok. No battery or instructions in box even though it was brand new. Amazon brilliant refunded straight away.

Reviewed 27 December 2014 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

Disappointed had to send back as the screen was all scratched.

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