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Vivitar VF128

Vivitar VF128 Digital Camera

14.1MP CMOS 4x SD Oct 2013
Megapixel Sensor Type Digital Zoom Compatible Memory Cards 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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Average User Reviews

This compact camera digital camera has an average user rating of 78 out of 100 based on 174 user reviews.

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 Compatible Memory Cards

This digital camera supports an SD compatible memory cards, which is typical of many comparable spec cameras that have been around 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.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative digital cameras that support an SD memory currently available including because of it's better review score, the Lexibook DJ030.

If the memory card type of this Vivitar camera is too bad for you then you might also want to consider the Nikon Coolpix L19 (sd|sdhc).

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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 type also have a built-in flash.

There are a number of other digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available which you might also want to consider including the Polaroid IS426 ($38.49) which is cheaper; or the DJ030, or the DJ025 both from Lexibook which has better reviews.

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Four Number of Batteries Supporteds

The Vivitar VF128 is a four number of batteries supported camera. Most of the other similar spec cameras that were launched around the same time as the VF128 only have between one and three number of batteries supporteds.

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Has Five White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the Vivitar VF128 is more than most digital cameras that are a similar age to it. This Vivitar digital camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on cameras of this age and type. The white balances "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Fluorescent" and "Incandescent" are also found on this Vivitar 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 similar spec and age 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 cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it. Most 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 in fact the best light exposure correction amongst all cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the VF128.

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

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TFT Display

The Vivitar VF128 has a TFT display which is better than most digital cameras of this type and age. Most compact cameras that came out around the same time as 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. Digital cameras of this type and age displays range from LCD to AMOLED.

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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”.

Unexceptional Brand

We checked 374 owner and expert reviews for Vivitar digital cameras and found that on average Vivitar has unexceptional reviews compared to other manufacturers. However we also found that Vivitar has ok reviews specifically within its compact cameras range.

Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

The Vivitar VF128 does not have an image stabilizer, unlike most of the other digital cameras of this type and age.

It is worth also looking at other digital cameras which also have an image stabilizer including the Polaroid IS426 ($38.49).

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Does Not Support Video Capability

Most cameras of this spec and age do not support video capability. The Vivitar VF128 is no exception to this as it too does not support video capability.

Alternative cameras which also support video capability that you might also want to look at include the Polaroid IS426 ($38.49) which is also cheaper.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Vivitar VF128 does not support Full HD video, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to the VF128 also do not support Full HD video.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Vivitar VF128 does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to the VF128 also do not support wi-Fi.

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Not 3D

The Vivitar VF128 is not 3D. Most of the other cameras that are a comparable age to the VF128 are also not 3D.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Most digital cameras of this type and age do not have a GPS (satellite). The Vivitar VF128 is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS (satellite).

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Not Waterproof

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

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Quite Low ISO Sensitivity (max)

When compared to other cameras of this age and type, the ISO sensitivity (max) of the Vivitar VF128 of only 400 is one of the lowest. Digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the VF128 have ISO sensitivity (max)s of between 3 and 26,000, and the average ISO sensitivity (max) is 4,800.

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Only Features Four Flash Modess

The Vivitar VF128 has a greater number of flash modes than most cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most frequently featured flash modes featured on compact cameras that are a comparable age to the VF128. The flash modess "Flash off", "Forced on" and "Red-eye reduction" are also featured on this Vivitar camera.

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Only 640 X 480 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the Vivitar VF128 is 640 x 480 pixels. That's 67% less video resolution than the most common maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. Across all digital cameras of this spec and age the video resolution ranges from 320 x 240 pixels to 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The Vivitar VF128 has a greater number of supported image formats than most digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. This camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by digital cameras of a similar age and type to the VF128.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Vivitar VF128

Released Over Three Years Ago

This compact camera digital camera has been on the market for over three years.

Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Vivitar VF128 has a relatively average digital zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the VF128.

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Average Megapixel

With a megapixel of 14.1 megapixels, the Vivitar VF128 has a relatively standard megapixel compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to the VF128.

If you would prefer a higher megapixel then you might also want to consider the Polaroid IS426 ($38.49) (16MP) which is also cheaper.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Vivitar VF128 has a relatively average display diagonal (2.7 inches) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type.

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MOS Sensor Type

The Vivitar VF128 has a MOS sensor type which is better than most cameras that have been available for more than two years. Most cameras of this age and spec have a CCD sensor type.

Other digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available which you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Lexibook DJ030.

If you are looking for a camera with a better sensor type then you might also want to look at the Nikon Coolpix L19 (CCD).

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Supported Aspect Ratios
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Digital Zoom
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Light Exposure Correction
Flash
Flash Modes
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
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
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Touchscreen
Second Display
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
USB Version
Camera
White Balance
Self-Timer Delay
Tripod Mountable
Scene Modes
Battery
Power Source Type
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Battery Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
System Requirements
Windows Operating Systems Supported
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Cables Included
Hand Strap
Networking
Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Bluetooth
Other Features
Built-In Flash

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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