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Vivitar VF128

Vivitar VF128BLK Digital Camera

14.1MP CMOS 4x SD Oct 2013
Megapixel Count Sensor Type Digital Zoom Memory Card Release Date
Great quality, user-friendly controls, and an excellent value define the all new ViviCam F128 Digital Camera. Its perfect combination of 14.1-megapixel resolution, 4X digital zoom, and 2.7-inch... More
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User Reviews Are Average

On average, based on 174 user reviews the average user rating of this camera is 78%.

Good Quality Pictures

A few Vivitar VF128 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that it was able to produce good images. A a Bisp scored it 4 stars and mentioned “Great little camera takes really good pictures” in their review. Esignum wrote in their review of this digital camera a few weeks ago “My Nikon 5 megapixel camera takes better pictures than this '14 MP' Vivitar model” however despite that they gave the Vivitar VF128 a score of 60 out of 100. Kanga mentioned two years ago “Have taken some really nice photos with it” in their review of the Vivitar VF128 and rated it as very good.

Easy to Use

Some Vivitar VF128 reviewers who bought the product considered that it was easy to use. Georgina Richards wrote two years ago “Good size, fairly easy to use” in her review of the Vivitar VF128 and scored the Vivitar VF128 4 stars. J. Francis rated the product 5 stars and said in October “He finds it easy to use” in their review of this digital camera. Mike H mentioned in his review of the Vivitar VF128 on Amazon “Small, light, simple to use”.

A few Vivitar VF128 owners considered that it was easy to use the menus.

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Good Size

Four customers who reviewed this digital camera said that it was a good size. Mrs N Galley mentioned in her review in October last year “Its a good size to fit into a pocket discreetly”. Two Vivitar VF128 owners who bought the product agreed that it was compact. Mr Ian Hilton wrote on Amazon “Compact camera that takes photographs! Nothing fancy” in his review of the Vivitar VF128.

Good Support

A few customers who reviewed the product thought it had good technical guidance.

Good Technical Features

A few customers who purchased the Vivitar VF128 considered that it had good features.

Good Quality Lens

A few people who reviewed the product agreed that it had a good zoom. Rosemarie wrote in her review of the Vivitar VF128 “The zoom is acceptable”. Strat gave the product a rating of 4 stars and wrote “Com/products/1/digital-cameras/609/vivicam-f128Please be aware the camera only has 4 x digital zoom” in their review of the Vivitar VF128.

One customer considered that this digital camera had a good lens.

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Nice Design

One Vivitar VF128 owner who bought it reckoned that it was neat. In October last year David Bret he mentioned on Amazon “Neat little piece!”.

Good Battery Life

One Vivitar VF128 reviewer reckoned that the Vivitar VF128 had a good battery life. In October Esignum mentioned on Amazon “There is a setting to disable flash) then you may get a more reasonable battery life out of this camera” in their review of this digital camera however they rated this digital camera 60 out of 100.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

Some customers wrote in their reviews that this digital camera had a good screen. Rosemarie said on Amazon last year “As noted previously the screen images are consistently grainy”.

Robust

One Vivitar VF128 reviewer thought the product was easy to damage or scratch. Two years ago Julie Ward said “Just six weeks after purchase the SD card slot in one of the cameras has broken” in her review but in spite of that she rated it 2 stars.

SD Memory Card

This digital camera supports an SD memory card, which is the most frequently supported memory card on cameras that were released more than two years ago. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

We compared all the other cameras that support an SD memory to this digital camera and we think the Lexibook DJ030[plb_1770611_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Vivitar VF128 has a built-in flash. Most of the other cameras of this age and spec also have a built-in flash.

Alternative cameras with a built-in flash currently available which you might also want to consider include the DJ030[pl_1770611_price], or the DJ025[pl_1783497_price] both from Lexibook which has better reviews.

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Four Supported Batteries

The Vivitar VF128 has more supported batteries than most of the compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the VF128. Most of the digital cameras that were released more than two years ago only have between one and three supported batteries, however this camera has four supported batteries.

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Has Five White Balance Modes

The Vivitar VF128 has a greater number of white balance modes than most compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. This camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on cameras of a comparable age and type to the VF128. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Fluorescent" and "Incandescent" are also found on this Vivitar camera.

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Supports Four ISO Speeds

The Vivitar VF128 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most cameras of a similar type and age to it. The most commonly supported ISO speed is 160, but this ISO speed is not supported by this Vivitar camera. The ISO speeds 100, 200, 400 and Auto are also supported by this camera.

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2 USB Version

This digital camera supports a 2 USB version, which is the most frequently supported USB version on cameras of a comparable age and spec to it.

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± 3EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

The Vivitar VF128 has a ± 3EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction which is wider than most compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. Most cameras that were released more than two years ago have a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction.

A ± 3EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction is actually the best light exposure correction across all similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the VF128.

Across similar types of digital camera the worst light exposure correction is ± 2EV (1/3EV step).

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TFT Display

The Vivitar VF128 has a TFT display which is better than most cameras of this type and age. Most compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to it have an LCD display. 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. Across all cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the VF128 the best display is AMOLED and the worst is LCD.

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13 Reasons Against

Poor Product Quality

Six Vivitar VF128 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that the product was not good quality. Carl Mcgranachan wrote on Amazon “Poor picture quality” and gave it a rating of 1 stars. Georgina Richards wrote on Amazon “Quality of photos is not great.”. K.tudor said on Amazon this month “Photos are very poor quality and not worth printing”.

Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the VF128 have an image stabiliser, however the Vivitar VF128 does not have an image stabiliser.

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Does Not Support Video Recording

Most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to the VF128 support video recording, however the Vivitar VF128 does not support video recording.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Like most of the other digital cameras that came out more than two years ago, the Vivitar VF128 does not support Full HD video.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Vivitar VF128 does not support WiFi connectivity, although it is worth noting that most of the other cameras of this age and spec also do not support WiFi connectivity.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to the VF128, the Vivitar VF128 is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a GPS

The Vivitar VF128 does not have a GPS. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years also do not have a GPS.

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Not Waterproof

Most digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the VF128 are not waterproof. The Vivitar VF128 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Quite Low Maximum ISO Speed

At only 400, the Vivitar VF128 has a very low maximum ISO speed compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the VF128. Compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the VF128 have maximum ISO speeds of between 3 and 52,000, and the average maximum ISO speed is 4,500.

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Only Features Four Flash Modes

The number of flash modes featured on the Vivitar VF128 is more than most compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most commonly featured flash mode featured on compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The flash modes "Flash off", "Forced on" and "Red-eye reduction" are also featured on this Vivitar camera.

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Only 320 X 240 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Vivitar VF128 is 320 x 240 pixels. That's 75% less video resolution than the most common video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this camera).

This camera's video resolution (320 x 240 pixels) is actually the worst supported video resolution amongst all cameras that were launched around the same time as the VF128.

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

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Only 640 X 480 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The Vivitar VF128 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. The video resolution of all compact camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years ranges from 320 x 240 pixels to 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The number of supported image formats on the Vivitar VF128 is more than most compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it. This camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the VF128.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Vivitar VF128

Vivitar Cameras Have OK Reviews

On average Vivitar compact camera digital cameras have ok ratings as do all cameras produced by Vivitar.

Released Over Three Years Ago

This camera was released over three years ago.

Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the Vivitar VF128 has a fairly average digital zoom compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Average Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of 14.1 megapixels, the Vivitar VF128 has a pretty average megapixel count compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the VF128.

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Average Screen Size

The Vivitar VF128 has a pretty standard screen size (2.7 inches) compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the VF128.

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MOS Sensor Type

The Vivitar VF128 has a MOS sensor type which is better than most cameras of this type and age. Most digital cameras that came out around the same time as it have a CCD sensor type.

Alternative cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available that you might also want to consider include the Lexibook DJ030[plb_1770611_price] which has better reviews.

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Specification

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Digital Zoom
Focusing
Auto Focus
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Exposure Correction
Flash
Flash Mode
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Resolution
HD Type
Audio
Memory
Memory Card
Internal Memory
Maximum Memory Card Size
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Touch Sensitive Screen
Second Display
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Port
USB Version
Camera
White Balance Mode
Self-Timer
Scene Mode
Battery
Power Source
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Battery Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
System Requirements
Mac Operating System
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Included Cable
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Near Field Communication
Bluetooth
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User Reviews

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Reviewed 13 August 2016 by Sammy
(Verified Purchase)

We gave this camera to our 7 year old Grandson. It was an immediate success, easy to use, good quality photos and a real camera rather than a child's. All very pleased.

Reviewed 1 August 2016 by Oldman
(Verified Purchase)

Good value. One thing I did not like - you have to be online to accesss the manual, and not everything is mentioned in the quickstart included in the box.

This review is for the Vivitar VF128 digital camera. I bought mine for about £25 (without an SD card) and, at that price, it is good value (would give 4 stars) but at higher prices of around... Read more…

Reviewed 7 July 2016 by Hayley white
(Verified Purchase)

Nice little camera...

Reviewed 14 April 2016 by Brockwells
(Verified Purchase)

Great basic camera for kids to learn on...

(Verified Purchase)

Terrible camera. Bought for daughter as first camera. Yes product is cheap but photos are very poor quality and not worth printing...

Reviewed 15 February 2016 by Mr A J Clarke
(Verified Purchase)

Her indoors loved it...

Reviewed 3 February 2016 by Mr. R. Sparling
(Verified Purchase)

Christmas present, no negative feedback...

Reviewed 30 January 2016 by Kira
(Verified Purchase)

Does the job well, great as a gift...

Reviewed 26 January 2016 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

The camera is suitable for the requirement it is needed for...

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