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Vivitar ViviCam S529 Digital Camera

16.1MP 5x CMOS 4x Oct 2013
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Sensor Type Digital Zoom Release Date
Great quality, user-friendly controls, and an excellent value define the all new ViviCam S529 Digital Camera. A resolution of 16.1 Megapixels together with high quality 5x optical and 4x digital... More
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8 Reasons For

SD Memory Card

This digital camera supports an SD memory card, which is typical of many compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as 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[plb_1186_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC), the Sony DSC-W800[plb_2163797_price] (MicroSD (TransFlash)|MicroSDHC|MicroSDXC|MS Duo|MS Micro (M2)|MS PRO Duo|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC), or the Canon PowerShot N100[plb_2118439_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC) which is also higher rated.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Vivitar ViviCam S529 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other cameras of this age and type.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras with a built-in flash and we think because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix L120[plb_1186_price], and the GE A1455[plb_1772760_price] is also worth considering.

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Has Five White Balance Modes

The ViviCam S529 has a greater number of white balance modes than most cameras of this age and type. This digital camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on cameras of a similar type and age to the ViviCam S529. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Fluorescent" and "Incandescent" are also found on this Vivitar digital camera.

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Supports Four ISO Speeds

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Vivitar ViviCam S529 is more than most similar spec cameras that have been around for more than two years. The most frequently 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 camera.

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2 USB Version

This camera supports a 2 USB version, which is the most frequently supported USB version on comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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

The ViviCam S529 has a ± 3EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction which is wider than most compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it. Most compact camera digital 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 digital cameras of this age and spec.

A ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction is the worst light exposure correction across comparable types of camera.

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TFT Display

The ViviCam S529 has a better display than most compact camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. This camera has a TFT display, whereas most digital cameras of a similar age and type 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. The best display of all compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the ViviCam S529 is AMOLED and the worst is LCD.

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Auto Focus

This camera has an Auto focus, which is the most frequently found focus on cameras of this spec and age.

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13 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

The ViviCam S529 does not have an image stabiliser, unlike most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

It is worth considering alternative cameras which also have an image stabiliser including the Nikon Coolpix L120[plb_1186_price].

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Does Not Support Video Recording

The Vivitar ViviCam S529 does not support video recording, unlike most of the other digital cameras of this age and type which support video recording.

We think you might also be interested in alternative digital cameras which also support video recording including the Nikon Coolpix L120[plb_1186_price], the Samsung WB800F[plb_1585459_price], or the Fujifilm FinePix JX500[plb_1672380_price].

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Vivitar ViviCam S529 does not support Full HD video. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago also do not support Full HD video.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras with a Full HD video and we think the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS[plb_1206_price], or the Olympus Stylus SH-50[plb_1721351_price] is also worth considering.

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Quite Small Screen Size

The average screen size of cameras that have been around for around the same time as the ViviCam S529 is 2.8". At only 2.7 inches, the ViviCam S529 has a fairly small screen size compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the ViviCam S529.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 2.7" screen cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Sony DSC-W630[plb_1873640_price].

If you would prefer a digital camera with a larger screen size then you might also want to look at the Nikon Coolpix P510[plb_2071647_price] (3" and higher rated), the Olympus Stylus SH-60[plb_2273504_price] (3" and higher rated), or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ61[plb_2226969_price] (3" and higher rated).

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Like most of the other compact camera digital cameras that came out more than two years ago, the Vivitar ViviCam S529 does not support WiFi connectivity.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras with a WiFi connectivity and we think the Nikon Coolpix S9500[plb_1721861_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not 3D Compatible

The ViviCam S529 is not 3D compatible, although this is within the context that most of the other cameras that are a comparable age to the ViviCam S529 are also not 3D compatible.

If you are looking for a camera that is 3D compatible then you might want to look at the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS[plb_66875_price], the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30[plb_1847857_price], or the Nikon Coolpix P7700[plb_1714924_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a GPS

Most compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the ViviCam S529 do not have a GPS. The ViviCam S529 is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS.

We compared all the other cameras which also have a GPS to this digital camera and we think the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS[plb_1565812_price] which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

The Vivitar ViviCam S529 is not waterproof. Most of the other similar spec cameras that were launched more than two years ago are also not waterproof.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

Across all the comparable spec cameras that were launched around the same time as the ViviCam S529 the optical zooms range from 2x to 50x, and the average optical zoom is 9.3x. At only 5 times zoom factor, the ViviCam S529 has a fairly small optical zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago.

There are a number of other 5x optical zoom cameras currently available that you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Samsung WB150F[plb_2060742_price], or the Canon PowerShot A3200 IS[plb_1463972_price].

Digital cameras with a bigger optical zoom that might also be worth considering include the Sony DSC-W810[plb_2109582_price] (6x), or the Nikon Coolpix S3400[plb_2072942_price] (7x) which is also higher rated.

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Only Features Six Flash Modes

The number of flash modes featured on the ViviCam S529 is more than most compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on cameras of a comparable age and spec to the ViviCam S529. The flash modes "Flash off", "Flash on", "Forced off", "Forced on" and "Red-eye reduction" are also featured on this digital camera.

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Only 320 X 240 Pixels Video Resolution

The ViviCam S529 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 Vivitar camera).

A 320 x 240 pixels video resolution is in fact the worst supported video resolution amongst all comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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

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Only 640 X 480 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the ViviCam S529 is 640 x 480 pixels. That's 67% less video resolution than a 1280 x 720 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution. The worst video resolution of all cameras of a similar type and age to the ViviCam S529 is 320 x 240 pixels and the best is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The number of supported image formats on the Vivitar ViviCam S529 is more than most digital cameras of a similar age and type to it. This camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the ViviCam S529.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Vivitar ViviCam S529

OK Brand

We checked 374 expert and user reviews for Vivitar digital cameras and found that on average Vivitar has ok ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Vivitar has ok ratings specifically within its compact camera digital cameras range.

Released Over Three Years Ago

This digital camera was released over three years ago.

Average Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of 16.1 megapixels, the Vivitar ViviCam S529 has a pretty standard megapixel count compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

There are a number of other 16.1MP digital cameras currently available which you might also want to consider including the Nikon Coolpix P510[plb_2071647_price], the Sony DSC-W630[plb_1873640_price], or the Canon IXUS 125 HS[plb_1329985_price] which has better reviews.

Digital cameras with a higher megapixel count that might be worth considering include the Kodak Pixpro FZ41[plb_3227932_price] (16.15MP), or the Samsung WB50F[plb_2254604_price] (16.2MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Vivitar ViviCam S529 has a relatively average digital zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras that were released around the same time as the ViviCam S529.

We compared all the other 4x digital zoom digital cameras to this camera and we think the Nikon Coolpix L120[plb_1186_price], the Sony DSC-RX1R[plb_1611587_price], and the Olympus Stylus SH-50[plb_1721351_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

Digital cameras with a bigger digital zoom that might be worth considering include the WB200F[pl_2071998_price] (5x and higher rated), or the WB350F[pl_2134241_price] (5x and higher rated) both from Samsung.

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MOS Sensor Type

The ViviCam S529 has a MOS sensor type which is better than the CCD sensor type found on most comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to it.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available including because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS[plb_1206_price], the Nikon Coolpix S9400[plb_1873860_price], or the Samsung NX20[plb_2083247_price].

If you are looking for a digital camera with a better sensor type then you might also want to look at the Nikon Coolpix L120[plb_1186_price] (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
Aspect Ratio
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Focal Length Range
Focusing
Auto Focus
Focus
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Light Exposure Correction
Flash
Flash Mode
Tele Flash Range
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
Internal RAM
Display
Screen Size
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Touch Sensitive Screen
Second Display
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
HDMI Port
USB Version
Camera
White Balance Mode
Self-Timer
Scene Mode
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
System Requirements
Mac Operating System
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Included Cable
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Near Field Communication
Bluetooth
Other Features

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers vivitar vs529, vivitar vs529b, vivitar vs529bl, vivitar vs529blu, vivitar vs529blk
Barcodes 00681066400074, 00681066759615, 01320010045976
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