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Vivitar ViviCam 8400
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Vivitar ViviCam 8400 Digital Camera

8MP 10m 4x Jan 2014
Megapixel Waterproof Waterproof Up to Digital Zoom Release Date
The ViviCam 8400 is a truly unique holiday camera allowing you to take unforgettable photos and shoot short movies up to 10 meters underwater. Unlike many competitiors, the camera features... More
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6 Reasons For

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Vivitar ViviCam 8400 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other waterproof cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Waterproof

The ViviCam 8400 is waterproof, as are most of the other digital cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Electronic Camera Shutter Type

This digital camera has an Electronic camera shutter type, which is the most commonly found camera shutter type on comparable spec cameras that were released around the same time as it.

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TFT Display

The ViviCam 8400 has a TFT display which is better than the LCD display found on most cameras of this age and type. 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. Waterproof cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ViviCam 8400 displays range from LCD (worst) to OLED (best).

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This digital camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is typical of many waterproof cameras that are a similar age to it.

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Supports One Power Source Type

The ViviCam 8400 has a greater number of power sources than most waterproof cameras that were released more than two years ago. This camera supports a Battery power source type, which is the most frequently supported power source type supported by cameras of this age and type.

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17 Reasons Against

Vivitar Only Has Unexceptional Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

Vivitar is one of the unremarkable camera brands according to average owner and expert review score data that we have collected for all digital cameras.

Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

The ViviCam 8400 does not have an image stabilizer, unlike most of the other digital cameras that are a comparable age to the ViviCam 8400.

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Does Not Support Video Capability

Most digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago do not support video capability. The ViviCam 8400 is no exception to this as it too does not support video capability.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The ViviCam 8400 does not have a GPS (satellite). Most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to the ViviCam 8400 also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Like most of the other digital cameras that are a similar age to the ViviCam 8400, the ViviCam 8400 does not support Full HD video.

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Not 3D

Most similar spec cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ViviCam 8400 are not 3D. The ViviCam 8400 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The ViviCam 8400 does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other waterproof cameras that came out around the same time as the ViviCam 8400 also do not support wi-Fi.

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Very Low Megapixel

The average megapixel of waterproof cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the ViviCam 8400 is 14MP. With a megapixel of only 8 megapixels, the Vivitar ViviCam 8400 has a fairly low megapixel compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

The ViviCam 8400 has a fairly small display diagonal (only 2.4 inches) compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the ViviCam 8400. The display diagonals of digital cameras of a similar type and age to the ViviCam 8400 range from 1.8" to 7.7".

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Quite Small Digital Zoom

The ViviCam 8400 has a quite small digital zoom (only 4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to the ViviCam 8400. The average digital zoom of digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the ViviCam 8400 is 5.9x, and the digital zooms range from 2x to 20x.

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Quite Short Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

When compared to other waterproof cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the ViviCam 8400 that we have assessed the slowest camera shutter speed of, the Vivitar ViviCam 8400's slowest camera shutter speed of only 0.05 seconds is one of the shortest. The average slowest camera shutter speed of waterproof cameras that were released more than two years ago is 9.7s.

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Only Features Three Flash Modess

The number of flash modes featured on the ViviCam 8400 is more than most waterproof cameras that have been available for more than two years. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. The flash modess "Forced off" and "Forced on" are also featured on this Vivitar camera.

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Very Low Playback Zoom (max)

The average playback zoom (max) of waterproof cameras that are a similar age to the ViviCam 8400 is 11x. With a playback zoom (max) of only 4 times zoom factor, the ViviCam 8400 has one of the lower playback zoom (max)s amongst comparable spec cameras of this age.

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Only 320 X 240 Pixels Video Resolutions

The highest video resolution supported by the ViviCam 8400 is 320 x 240 pixels. That's 92% less video resolution than a 1280 x 720 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the ViviCam 8400. In addition, this camera supports a video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels.

This digital camera's video resolution (320 x 240 pixels) is in fact the worst supported video resolution amongst all cameras that have been available for around the same time as the ViviCam 8400.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolutions is the best supported video resolution across comparable types of digital camera.

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Heavy

Cameras of this age and spec have weights of between 36g and 1.4kg. With a weight of 453.6 grams, the ViviCam 8400 is one of the heavier waterproof cameras that were released more than two years ago amongst waterproof cameras of this age.

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Only 3264 X 2448 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The ViviCam 8400 has a 3264 x 2448 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than the 4608 x 3072 pixels maximum image resolution found on most cameras that have been available for more than two years. Across all cameras of a comparable spec and age to the ViviCam 8400 the image resolution ranges from 640 x 480 pixels to 8256 x 6192 pixels.

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Only 640 X 480 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the Vivitar ViviCam 8400 is 640 x 480 pixels. That's 85% less video resolution than the most common maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

This digital camera's video resolution (640 x 480 pixels) is in fact the worst video resolution amongst all cameras of a comparable age and spec to the ViviCam 8400.

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

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3 Other reasons to consider the Vivitar ViviCam 8400

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this Vivitar digital camera was released.

SD Compatible Memory Cards

This digital camera supports an SD compatible memory cards, which is typical of many waterproof cameras that have been on the market 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.

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Average Waterproof Up to

At 10 meters, the Vivitar ViviCam 8400 has a fairly standard waterproof up to compared to most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to the ViviCam 8400.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Maximum Image Resolution
Design
Waterproof
Colour of Product
Waterproof Up to
Lens System
Digital Zoom
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Focusing
Closest Focusing Distance
Focus Adjustment
Light Exposure
ISO Sensitivity
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter Type
Flash
Flash Modes
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Maximum Memory Card Size
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Ports & Interfaces
USB Version
Camera
White Balance
Self-Timer Delay
Multi-Shot
Playback Zoom (max)
Languages Support
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Battery Voltage
System Requirements
Packaging Content
Cables Included
Carrying Case
Other Features
Built-In Flash

Expert Reviews

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