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Vivitar VF128 Digital Camera

$29.98
Compact Camera 14.1MP 1x CMOS Oct 2013
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Sensor Type Release Date
Average owner reviews
Easy to use
Reasonably priced
62 Reviews
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Reviews

Average Owner Reviews

This Vivitar digital camera has an average owner rating of 78 out of 100 based on 174 owner reviews. Over 72% of reviewers gave this camera either 4 or 5 stars.

Only an OK Brand

We checked 374 expert and user reviews for Vivitar cameras and found that on average Vivitar has only ok ratings compared to other brands. However we also found that Vivitar has good ratings specifically within its medium megapixel digital cameras range.


Audio

Has a Built-In Microphone

The Vivitar VF128 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other digital cameras that have been available for more than two years also have a built-in microphone.

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Video

Only 640 X 480 Pixels Video Resolution

The Vivitar VF128 has a maximum video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels. That's 67% less video resolution than the most common maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.

This camera's video resolution (640 x 480 pixels) is in fact the worst video resolution across all digital cameras of this age and spec.

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

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have an HDMI

The Vivitar VF128 does not have an HDMI. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec do have an HDMI.

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Display

Quite Small Display Diagonal

The display diagonals of digital cameras of a similar age and type to this digital camera range from 2" to 4.8", and the average display diagonal is 2.9". At only 2.7 inches, the Vivitar VF128 has a quite small display diagonal compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to this camera.

If this medium megapixel camera display diagonal is too small for you then you might want to look at the Samsung Camera ($45.99) (4.8") which also has a higher rating.

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Lens System

Quite Small Optical Zoom

The average optical zoom of medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this camera is 14x. With an optical zoom of only 1 times zoom factor, the Vivitar VF128 has one of the smallest optical zooms amongst medium megapixel digital cameras of this age.

If this camera optical zoom is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Samsung Camera ($45.99) (21x) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Vivitar VF128 has a relatively standard digital zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Networking

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Vivitar VF128 does not support Wi-Fi. Most of the other digital cameras that have been available for more than two years do support Wi-Fi.

We think you might also be interested in alternative cameras which also support Wi-Fi including the Samsung Camera ($45.99) which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Feature Bluetooth

Like most of the other similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera, the Vivitar VF128 does not feature bluetooth.

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Good Quality Lens

Three customers wrote in their reviews that it had a good zoom. Strat mentioned on Amazon “Com/products/1/digital-cameras/609/vivicam-f128Please be aware the camera only has 4 x digital zoom” in their review of this digital camera and rated it 77.235836982495 out of 100. Two years ago Rosemarie wrote on Amazon “The zoom is acceptable”.

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

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Good Screen / Viewfinder

Three people who reviewed it agreed that it had a good screen.

Good Quality Pictures

Fourteen owners wrote in their reviews that it was able to produce good images. Mr Ian Hilton scored this digital camera 5 stars and he mentioned on Amazon “If you are really into photography, then maybe this is not the one for you” in his review of this digital camera. Mrs N Galley said in her review of this digital camera on Amazon “Good picture and pixels”. Two years ago Michael Murray wrote on Amazon “Great value and fantastic photos thanks very much well recommended” and rated it 9 stars.


Packaging Content

Has a Hand Strap

The Vivitar VF128 has a hand strap. Most of the other similar spec cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera also have a hand strap.

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Design

Easy to Use

Eight owners mentioned in their reviews that the product was easy to use. Mike H wrote in his review of the Vivitar VF128 two years ago “Small, light, simple to use” . Keeley wrote in April last year “Very easy to use” in her review of this digital camera. Sammy mentioned in his review of this digital camera “It was an immediate success, easy to use, good quality photos”.

Two customers who reviewed the product reckoned that it was easy to use the menus.

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Nice Design

One owner reckoned that this digital camera was neat. David Bret scored it 7 stars and he mentioned on Amazon two years ago “Neat little piece!” in his review of this digital camera.

Poor Product Quality

Six owners who reviewed it reckoned that it was not good quality. In April last year K.tudor wrote on Amazon “Photos are very poor quality and not worth printing”. Richard Windus mentioned on Amazon “Extremely poor picture quality”. Rosemarie wrote in her Vivitar VF128 review “As noted previously the screen images are consistently grainy and of poor quality”.

Not Robust

One owner reckoned that the product was not well made. Carl Mcgranachan wrote in his review of this digital camera “Poor construction, buttons are small” . One owner said in their reviews that it was easy to damage or scratch. Julie Ward said on Amazon “Just six weeks after purchase the SD card slot in one of the cameras has broken” in her review of the Vivitar VF128.


Camera

Has a Tripod Mountable

The Vivitar VF128 has a tripod mountable. Most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to this digital camera also have a tripod mountable.

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Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Four people who reviewed the Vivitar VF128 agreed that it was a good size. Mrs N Galley said on Amazon “Its a good size to fit into a pocket discreetly” and scored the product 8 stars. Georgina Richards rated it 8 stars and she said “Good size, fairly easy to use” in her review of this digital camera.

Two owners mentioned in their reviews that the product was compact. Mr Ian Hilton wrote in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “Compact camera that takes photographs! Nothing fancy” and rated it 7 stars. Mrs Carol Macfarlane wrote two years ago “Excellent compact inexpensive camera that takes great pics” .

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Other Features

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 type and age also have a built-in flash.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available including because of it's better review score, the Samsung Camera ($45.99).

Other cameras which also have a built-in flash that you might also want to look at include the Polaroid IS426.

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Features

Good Technical Features

Two customers said that the product had good features.


Power

Good Battery Life

One person mentioned in their reviews that the Vivitar VF128 had a good battery life. In April last year Esignum gave it a score of 6 stars and mentioned on Amazon “If you can avoid using the flash (and there is a setting to disable flash) then you may get a more reasonable battery life out of this camera”.


Support

Good Support

Two people mentioned in their reviews that the Vivitar VF128 had good technical guidance.


Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

This medium megapixel camera was released in April 2017.

Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00523161248581

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