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Vivitar S325
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Vivitar S325 Digital Camera

16.1MP 3x 4x Nov 2012
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer 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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6 Reasons For

SD Compatible Memory Cards

This camera supports an SD compatible memory cards, which is the most commonly supported compatible memory cards on cameras that have been available for more than two years. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

Alternative cameras that support an SD memory currently available that you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Lexibook DJ030.

If the memory card type of this camera is not good enough for you then you might want to look at the Nikon Coolpix L19 (sd|sdhc), the GE G5WP (SD|SDHC), or the Polaroid IE826 ($49.46) (sdhc) which is also higher rated.

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Quite High Megapixel

The Vivitar S325 has a fairly high megapixel (16.1 megapixels) compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec. The average megapixel of comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago is 14MP.

If you would prefer a digital camera with a higher megapixel then you might want to consider the Polaroid IE826 ($49.46) (18MP) which is also higher rated.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

Like most of the other cameras that have been around for around the same time as the S325, the Vivitar S325 has an image stabilizer.

It may also be worth considering one of the other digital cameras with an image stabilizer currently available including the IS426 ($38.49), or the IE826 ($49.46) both from Polaroid or the GE G5WP which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as the S325, the Vivitar S325 has a built-in flash.

Other digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available which you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the GE G5WP, the Vivitar VF128, or the Polaroid IS426 ($38.49).

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4000 X 3000 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Vivitar S325 has a 4000 x 3000 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) found on most comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. This digital camera also have still image resolution(s)s of 1920 x 1080, 2048 x 1536, 2592 x 1944, 3264 x 2448 and 3648 x 2048 and 3648 x 2736. Across all compact cameras that came out around the same time as the S325 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 most compact cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. Most compact cameras that are a comparable 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 digital cameras of this spec and age the display ranges from LCD (worst) to AMOLED (best).

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13 Reasons Against

Poor User Reviews

On average, people who bought this compact camera digital camera rated it as 40%. This means that owners really don't rate this camera very highly.

Unexceptional Brand

Based on 374 user and expert reviews, Vivitar has unexceptional ratings for its digital cameras. However, Vivitar has ok ratings for its compact cameras.

Quite Small Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of only 3 times zoom factor, the Vivitar S325 has a very small optical zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the S325. The optical zooms of digital cameras of a similar type and age to the S325 range from 3x to 63x.

If this camera optical zoom is too small for you then you might want to consider the IS426 ($38.49) (4x), or the IE826 ($49.46) (8x) both from Polaroid which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Video Capability

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

Other cameras which also support video capability that you might also want to look at include the IS426 ($38.49), or the IE826 ($49.46) both from Polaroid or the Nikon Coolpix L19 which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Vivitar S325 does not support Full HD video. Most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to the S325 also do not support Full HD video.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of only 2.4 inches, the Vivitar S325 has one of the smaller display diagonals amongst cameras of this age. The average display diagonal of compact cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the S325 is 2.8", and the display diagonals range from 1" to 4.8".

Cameras with a larger display diagonal that might be worth considering include the Vivitar VF128 (2.7") which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Like most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to the S325, the Vivitar S325 does not support wi-Fi.

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Not 3D

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

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Vivitar S325 does not have a GPS (satellite), although keep in mind that most of the other cameras of this spec and age also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to the S325, the Vivitar S325 is not waterproof.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of only 4 times zoom factor, the Vivitar S325 has a fairly small digital zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as the S325. The digital zooms of compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the S325 range from 1x to 810x.

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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 camera, which is the most common video resolution. The best video resolution of all compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the S325 is 1920 x 1080 pixels and the worst is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The number of supported image formats on the Vivitar S325 is more than most compact cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it. This digital camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the S325.

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1 Other reason to consider the Vivitar S325

Released Over Four Years Ago

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

Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Flash
Flash Modes
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Internal Memory
Maximum Memory Card Size
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
Camera
Tripod Mountable
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity

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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