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Vivitar ViviCam S1527
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Vivitar ViviCam S1527 Digital Camera

16.1MP 18x SD 3" Oct 2013
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Memory Card Screen Size Release Date
The ViviCam S1527 will have you prepared for your next photo opportunity. This point-and-shoot digital camera comes with a massive 18x optical zoom, providing an equivalent focal length of... More
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8 Reasons For

SD Memory Card

This 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.

Digital cameras with a better memory card type that might also be worth considering include the Canon PowerShot SX40 HS[plb_124816_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC and higher rated), or the Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR[plb_2071810_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC and higher rated).

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Quite Small Maximum Aperture

Across all the bridge cameras that were released more than two years ago the maximum apertures range from 2.7 to 20. At 6.5, the ViviCam S1527 has a quite small maximum aperture compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Has Two Light Exposure Modes

The number of light exposure modes found on the ViviCam S1527 is more than most cameras of a comparable age and type to it. The most commonly found light exposure mode is Manual, but this light exposure mode is not found on this camera. The light exposure modes Aperture priority AE and Shutter priority AE are also found on this Vivitar camera.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum image resolution on digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the ViviCam S1527 is 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this Vivitar camera). In addition, this camera supports a video resolution of 320 x 240 pixels. A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is classified as HD and TVs supporting this resolution are referred to as "HD Ready". However the resolution is not as detailed as Full HD (1920 x 1080). The best video resolution of all bridge cameras that have been on the market for more than two years is 1920 x 1080 pixels and the worst is 320 x 240 pixels.

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TFT Display

The Vivitar ViviCam S1527 has a better display than most cameras of this age and spec. This Vivitar camera has a TFT display, whereas most bridge cameras that were released more than two years ago 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.

A TFT display is in fact the best display amongst all digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the ViviCam S1527.

The worst display across comparable types of camera is LCD.

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Supports One Power Source

The ViviCam S1527 has a greater number of power sources than most similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago. This camera supports a Battery power source, which is the most commonly supported power source supported by bridge cameras that were launched around the same time as the ViviCam S1527.

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Auto Focus

This digital camera has an Auto focus, which is typical of many bridge cameras that were released around the same time as it.

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10 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The Vivitar ViviCam S1527 does not have a built-in flash, unlike most of the other bridge cameras that were released around the same time as the ViviCam S1527.

We think you might also be interested in alternative digital cameras which also have a built-in flash including the PowerShot SX40 HS[pl_124816_price], or the PowerShot SX50 HS[pl_1497435_price] both from Canon which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The ViviCam S1527 does not support Full HD video. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to the ViviCam S1527 do support Full HD video.

We think you might also be interested in alternative digital cameras which also support Full HD video including the Canon PowerShot SX40 HS[plb_124816_price], or the Samsung NX30[plb_2169297_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Video Recording

The ViviCam S1527 does not support video recording. Most of the other cameras of this age and type also do not support video recording.

It is worth considering alternative digital cameras which also support video recording including the Canon PowerShot SX40 HS[plb_124816_price].

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other bridge cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the ViviCam S1527, the ViviCam S1527 is not 3D compatible.

Digital cameras which are 3D compatible that might be worth considering include the DSC-HX100V[pl_613234_price], or the DSC-HX200[pl_1475281_price] both from Sony or the Samsung NX200[plb_1494658_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The ViviCam S1527 does not support WiFi connectivity, although it is worth noting that most of the other bridge cameras that came out more than two years ago also do not support WiFi connectivity.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras which also support WiFi connectivity which you might want to look at including the Samsung NX30[plb_2169297_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

Most bridge cameras that were launched more than two years ago are not waterproof. The ViviCam S1527 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a GPS

The Vivitar ViviCam S1527 does not have a GPS, although keep in mind that most of the other bridge cameras that have been around for a similar time to the ViviCam S1527 also do not have a GPS.

There are a number of other cameras which also have a GPS that you might also want to look at including the DSC-HX100V[pl_613234_price], the DSC-HX200[pl_1475281_price], or the DSC-HX400[pl_2173117_price] all from Sony which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Small Optical Zoom

Across all the cameras of this age and type the optical zooms range from 4x to 65x, and the average optical zoom is 31x. With an optical zoom of only 18 times zoom factor, the ViviCam S1527 has one of the smaller optical zooms amongst digital cameras of this age.

Other 18x optical zoom digital cameras currently available that you might also want to consider include the Fujifilm FinePix S2980[plb_1469314_price] which has better reviews.

If this camera optical zoom is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the Lumix DMC-FZ200[pl_3140190_price] (24x), or the Lumix DMC-FZ330[pl_2981228_price] (24x) both from Panasonic or the Kodak Pixpro AZ251[plb_2452647_price] (25x) which also has a higher rating.

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Only Features Four Flash Modes

The number of flash modes featured on the ViviCam S1527 is more than most comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to it. This digital camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the ViviCam S1527. The flash modes "Flash off", "Flash on" and "Red-eye reduction" are also featured on this camera.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The number of supported image formats on the ViviCam S1527 is more than most cameras of a similar age and type to it. The most frequently supported image format is EXIF, but this image format is not supported by this Vivitar digital camera. The image formats MJPEG are also supported by this camera.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Vivitar ViviCam S1527

Vivitar Digital Cameras Have OK Reviews

Digital cameras produced by Vivitar are fairly ok digital cameras according to average expert and user reviews.

Released Over Three Years Ago

This camera was released over three years ago.

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 3 inches, the ViviCam S1527 has a relatively standard screen size compared to most of the other cameras of this type and age.

We compared all the other 3" screen cameras to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Lumix DMC-FZ200[pl_3140190_price], and the Lumix DMC-FZ62[pl_1884253_price] both from Panasonic is also worth considering.

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Average Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of 16.1 megapixels, the Vivitar ViviCam S1527 has a relatively average megapixel count compared to most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to the ViviCam S1527.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 16.1MP cameras currently available including the Lumix DMC-FZ72[pl_1983697_price], or the Lumix DMC-FZ62[pl_1884253_price] both from Panasonic which has better reviews.

If you want a higher megapixel count then you might also want to consider the Kodak Pixpro AZ421[plb_2515884_price] (16.15MP), or the Fujifilm FinePix S9200[plb_2145008_price] (16.2MP) which is also 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
Maximum Aperture
Focal Length Range
Focusing
Auto Focus
Focus
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Mode
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Resolution
HD Type
Audio
Memory
Memory Card
Maximum Memory Card Size
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Touch Sensitive Screen
Second Display
Ports & Interfaces
USB Version
Camera
Battery
Power Source
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Near Field Communication
Bluetooth
Other Features
Macro Focusing Range

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers vivitar vs1527, vivitar vs1527w, vivitar vs1527wh, vivitar vs1527wht
Barcodes 00681066678978
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