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Vivitar T135 Digital Camera

12.1MP CMOS 5x Nov 2012
Megapixel Count Image Stabiliser Sensor Type Digital Zoom Release Date
With the ViviCam T135, 3D is now in your hands. Viewed with just the naked eye, 3D images come alive with breathtaking reality and natural beauty. Acclaimed for superb resolution and definition,... More
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17 Reasons For

Average User Reviews

This digital camera has an average user rating of 73 out of 100 based on 8 user reviews.

Good Quality Pictures

A few people reckoned that the product was able to produce good images.

Easy to Use

One person wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was easy to use. Mr. J. Pacey mentioned “It's easy to use in either 3D or mono use”.

Good Size

One Vivitar T135 reviewer who bought the Vivitar T135 thought it was compact. Mr. Richard J. Myddleton wrote in his review of the Vivitar T135 “3D Compact”.

Good Product Quality

A few Vivitar T135 owners who reviewed it considered that it was good quality. Paul-65 mentioned on Amazon “Reasonably good photo quality for the size of lens2”.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

One person who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it had a good screen.

3D Compatible

The Vivitar T135 is 3D compatible, unlike most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years which are not 3D compatible.

Alternative 3D compatible cameras currently available which you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Coolpix S5200, or the Coolpix P7700 both from Nikon or the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS ($199.99).

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SD Memory Card

This digital camera supports an SD memory card, which is typical of many digital cameras of this type and age. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

If the memory card type of this digital camera is too bad for you then you might also want to look at the Nikon Coolpix L120 ($225.00) (SD|SDHC|SDXC), the Sony DSC-WX220 ($64.95) (MicroSD (TransFlash)|MicroSDHC|MicroSDXC|MS Duo|MS Micro (M2)|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC), or the Canon PowerShot N100 ($304.00) (SD|SDHC|SDXC) which also has a higher rating.

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Supports Video Recording

supports video recording

The Vivitar T135 supports video recording. Most of the other digital cameras of this type and age also support video recording.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other digital cameras which support video recording currently available including the PowerShot SX160 IS, or the IXUS 130 both from Canon or the Nikon Coolpix L120 ($225.00) which has better reviews.

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Quite Big Digital Zoom

The digital zooms of digital cameras that are a comparable age to the T135 range from 1x to 810x. The Vivitar T135 has a quite big digital zoom (5 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the T135.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 5x digital zoom cameras currently available including the Samsung ST96, or the HP S300 which has better reviews.

Cameras with a bigger digital zoom that might also be worth considering include the GE G100 (6x and higher rated), or the Kodak Pixpro FZ151 ($99.96) (6x and higher rated).

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Has an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the T135, the Vivitar T135 has an image stabiliser.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras with an image stabiliser currently available which you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix L120 ($225.00), or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ36.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Vivitar T135 has a built-in flash. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago also have a built-in flash.

We compared all the other digital cameras with a built-in flash to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Lumix DMC-FS40, and the Lumix DMC-TZ36 both from Panasonic or the Nikon Coolpix L120 ($225.00) is also worth considering.

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Has Five White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the Vivitar T135 is more than most cameras of this age and spec. This camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the T135. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Fluorescent" and "Incandescent" are also found on this digital camera.

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Supports Four ISO Speeds

The Vivitar T135 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it. The most commonly supported ISO speed is 160, but this ISO speed is not supported by this digital camera. The ISO speeds 100, 200, 400 and Auto are also supported by this Vivitar camera.

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4000 X 3000 Still Image Resolution

The Vivitar T135 has a 4000 x 3000 still image resolution which is higher than most compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as it. Most cameras of a comparable age and spec to it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution. In addition, this Vivitar digital 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. The best still image resolution of all cameras of this spec and age is 5152 x 3864 and the worst is 640 x 360.

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TFT Display

The Vivitar T135 has a TFT display which is better than the LCD display found on most cameras of a comparable age and type to 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. Digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the T135 displays range from LCD (worst) to AMOLED (best).

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture

Compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the T135 have minimum apertures of between 1.3 and 6.9, and the average minimum aperture is 3.2. At only 2.8, the Vivitar T135 has a fairly small minimum aperture compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the T135.

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12 Reasons Against

Quite Low Megapixel Count

Cameras that are a similar age to the T135 have megapixel counts of between 0.3MP and 46MP, and the average megapixel count is 14MP. With a megapixel count of only 12.1 megapixels, the Vivitar T135 has one of the lower megapixel counts amongst cameras of this age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 12.1MP cameras currently available including the Lumix DMC-FX77, the Lumix DMC-GF2 ($299.95), or the Lumix DMC-FX90 all from Panasonic which has better reviews.

Digital cameras with a higher megapixel count that might also be worth considering include the Pentax Efina (14MP), the Olympus Stylus SZ-12 (14MP), or the Rollei PowerFlex 800 (14MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Most cameras of a similar type and age to the T135 do not support Full HD video. The Vivitar T135 is no exception to this as it too 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 Nikon Coolpix P7700, or the GE G100 is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Vivitar T135 does not support WiFi connectivity, although it is worth noting that most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the T135 also do not support WiFi connectivity.

We compared all the other digital cameras which also support WiFi connectivity to this digital camera and we think the ST200, the WB200F ($201.97), or the ST200F all from Samsung is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have a GPS

The Vivitar T135 does not have a GPS. Most of the other digital cameras that were released more than two years ago also do not have a GPS.

We think you might also be interested in alternative digital cameras which also have a GPS including the Samsung ST200, the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS, or the Nikon Coolpix S3600.

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Not Waterproof

The Vivitar T135 is not waterproof, although it is worth noting that most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the T135 are also not waterproof.

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Quite Low Maximum ISO Speed

The Vivitar T135 has one of the lowest maximum ISO speeds (only 400) amongst digital cameras of this age. Digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the T135 have maximum ISO speeds of between 3 and 52,000, and the average maximum ISO speed is 4,500.

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Heavy

With a weight of 430 grams, the Vivitar T135 is very heavy compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the T135. The average weight of compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago is 170g, and the weights range from 20g to 710g.

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Only Features Four Flash Modes

The number of flash modes featured on the Vivitar T135 is more than most cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. This Vivitar digital camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on comparable spec digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. The flash modes "Flash off", "Flash on" and "Red-eye reduction" are also featured on this camera.

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Only 320 X 240 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Vivitar T135 is 320 x 240 pixels. That's 75% less video resolution than the most common video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels.

A 320 x 240 pixels video resolution is in fact the worst supported video resolution across all cameras of this type and age.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution is the best supported video resolution amongst similar types of digital camera.

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Very Small Internal Memory

At only 16 megabytes, the Vivitar T135 has a fairly small internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as the T135. The average internal memory of compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the T135 is 350MB, and the internal memory range from 8MB to 8.2GB.

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Only 640 X 480 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The Vivitar T135 has a maximum video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels. That's 67% less video resolution than the most frequently found maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. Digital cameras that came out around the same time as the T135 maximum video resolutions range from 320 x 240 pixels to 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The Vivitar T135 has a greater number of supported image formats than most cameras of a similar type and age to it. This camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by comparable spec cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Vivitar T135

Vivitar Has OK Digital Camera Reviews

Vivitar has ok ratings for its compact camera digital cameras as well as across its entire camera range compared to other manufacturers.

Released Over Four Years Ago

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

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 2.7 inches, the Vivitar T135 has a relatively standard screen size compared to most of the other cameras of this type and age.

We compared this camera to all the other 2.7" screen cameras and we think the Nikon Coolpix S3100, the Fujifilm FinePix JV300, and the GE A1455 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this Vivitar digital camera screen size is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Lumix DMC-TZ30 ($375.99) (3"), the Lumix DMC-TZ56 (3"), or the Lumix DMC-TZ60 (3") all from Panasonic which is also higher rated.

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MOS Sensor Type

The Vivitar T135 has a better sensor type than most compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This Vivitar camera has a MOS sensor type, whereas most compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have a CCD sensor type.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras that have a CMOS sensor and we think the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS, the Nikon Coolpix S9400, and the Samsung Galaxy EK-GC100 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If the sensor type of this digital camera is not good enough for you then you might want to consider the Nikon Coolpix L120 ($225.00) (CCD), or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77 (CCD) which is also higher rated.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Design
Colour
Lens System
Digital Zoom
Minimum Aperture
Focusing
Auto Focus
Light Exposure
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
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
White Balance Mode
Self-Timer
Scene Mode
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
System Requirements
Mac Operating System
Minimum Processor
Minimum RAM Requirement
Minimum Hard Disk Space Requirement
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Other Features

User Reviews

(8)
(Verified Purchase)

Does not retain date has to be reset every time camera is turned on.

Reviewed 10 May 2015 by Anthony Cronin
(Verified Purchase)

Good as usual from amazon.

Reviewed 6 April 2015 by Bought One
(Verified Purchase)

What a pity, this could have been a good camera. The problem is it will only do 3D in anaglyph. If only it would do separate left and right images then I think it could have been very good... Read more…

Reviewed 18 February 2015 by Mummy
(Verified Purchase)

I like it does what it says
It also stays charged for along time.

Reviewed 11 January 2015 by Keith Newman
(Verified Purchase)

5 stars all the way.

Reviewed 2 November 2014 by Mr. J. Pacey
(Verified Purchase)

Cheap and cheerful 3D camera, but it works got this as a plaything as i love gadgets,it's easy to use in either 3D or mono use. You need the Red//Blue glasses to see the 3D pictures (One is... Read more…

Reviewed 6 August 2014 by Mr. Richard J. Myddleton "Richard Myddleton &...
(Verified Purchase)

This is a fun camera and not to be taken too seriously. The photographs are a reasonable quality given the price of the camera. Obviously not as good as a Fuji Real W3 3D camera but look at the... Read more…

Reviewed 3 May 2012 by Paul-65 | 2 Comments

In the 3D camera world there seems two types, the barrier screen version like the Fujifilm FinePix Real 3D W3, where you can view in 3D on the camera (I've seen one of these on display and... Read more…

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