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Vivitar ViviCam S1527
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Vivitar ViviCam S1527 Digital Camera

16.1MP 18x SD 3" Oct 2013
Megapixel Optical Zoom Compatible Memory Cards Display Diagonal Release Date
The ViviCam S1527 will have you prepared for your next photo opportunity. This point-and-shoot digital camera comes with a massive 18x optical zoom, providing an equivalent focal length of... More
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7 Reasons For

Fairly Small Maximum Aperture Number

With a maximum aperture number of 6.5, the ViviCam S1527 has one of the smaller maximum aperture numbers amongst digital cameras of this age. The average maximum aperture number of cameras of a comparable age and spec to the ViviCam S1527 is 6.6, and the maximum aperture numbers range from 2.7 to 20.

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Has Two Light Exposure Modess

The ViviCam S1527 has a greater number of light exposure modes than most digital cameras that are a similar age to it. This Vivitar camera has a Shutter priority AE light exposure modes, which is the most frequently found light exposure modes found on cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the ViviCam S1527. The light exposure modes "Aperture priority AE" is also found on this camera.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolutions

The Vivitar ViviCam S1527 supports a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this camera). In addition, this Vivitar camera supports a video resolutions of 320 x 240 pixels. A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is classified as HD and TVs supporting this resolution are referred to as "HD Ready". However the resolution is not as detailed as Full HD (1920 x 1080). The video resolution of all cameras of this spec and age ranges from 320 x 120 pixels to 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum image resolution on cameras that came out around the same time as it.

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TFT Display

The Vivitar ViviCam S1527 has a TFT display which is better than most cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. Most cameras of this type and age 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.

A TFT display is in fact the best display across all digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the ViviCam S1527.

An LCD display is the worst display amongst comparable types of digital camera.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is typical of many bridge camera digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Supports One Power Source Type

The number of power sources supported by the ViviCam S1527 is more than most cameras of this spec and age. This Vivitar camera supports a Battery power source type, which is the most frequently supported power source type supported by similar spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as the ViviCam S1527.

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13 Reasons Against

Vivitar Only Has Unexceptional Reviews for Its Cameras

On average Vivitar digital cameras are rated 69%, which is in the bottom 22% of all digital camera brands that we have analysed.

Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

The ViviCam S1527 does not have an image stabilizer. Most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years do have an image stabilizer.

Other digital cameras which also have an image stabilizer that you might want to consider include the S1[pl_2145007_price], or the S8200[pl_1565851_price] both from Fujifilm or the Nikon COOLPIX L120[plb_1186_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The ViviCam S1527 does not have a built-in flash, unlike most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ViviCam S1527.

Other digital cameras which also have a built-in flash that you might also want to consider include the Nikon COOLPIX L120[plb_1186_price], or the Fujifilm FinePix S4800[plb_1735658_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Video Capability

The Vivitar ViviCam S1527 does not support video capability, although keep in mind that most of the other cameras of this age and spec also do not support video capability.

We compared all the other cameras which also support video capability to this digital camera and we think the Nikon COOLPIX L120[plb_1186_price], or the Canon SX40 HS[plb_124816_price] which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Like most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to the ViviCam S1527, the Vivitar ViviCam S1527 does not support Full HD video.

We compared all the other cameras which also support Full HD video to this digital camera and we think the Sony HX100V[plb_613234_price], or the Pentax X-5[plb_1456635_price] is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Most bridge camera digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the ViviCam S1527 do not support wi-Fi. The Vivitar ViviCam S1527 is no exception to this as it too does not support wi-Fi.

It is worth also looking at alternative digital cameras which also support wi-Fi including the Nikon 520[plb_2085254_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D

Like most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to the ViviCam S1527, the ViviCam S1527 is not 3D.

If you want a digital camera that is 3D then you might also want to consider the HX100V[pl_613234_price], or the DSC-HX200[pl_1475281_price] both from Sony which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the ViviCam S1527, the ViviCam S1527 does not have a GPS (satellite).

There are a number of alternative cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) which you might want to look at including the HX100V[pl_613234_price], or the DSC-HX200[pl_1475281_price] both from Sony or the Nikon 520[plb_2085254_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the ViviCam S1527, the ViviCam S1527 is not waterproof.

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Quite Small Optical Zoom

The smallest optical zoom of digital cameras that were released more than two years ago is 1.3x, the biggest is 65x, and the average optical zoom is 32x. With an optical zoom of only 18 times zoom factor, the Vivitar ViviCam S1527 has one of the smaller optical zooms amongst comparable spec cameras of this age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 18x optical zoom digital cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm S2980[plb_1469314_price].

If you are looking for a camera with a bigger optical zoom then you might want to look at the Lumix DMC-FZ200[pl_3140190_price] (24x and higher rated), or the Lumix DMC-FZ330[pl_2981228_price] (24x and higher rated) both from Panasonic or the Kodak Pixpro AZ251[plb_2452647_price] (25x and higher rated).

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Only Features Four Flash Modess

The ViviCam S1527 has a greater number of flash modes than most bridge camera digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most frequently featured flash modes featured on comparable spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the ViviCam S1527. The flash modess "Flash off", "Flash on" and "Red-eye reduction" are also featured on this digital camera.

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Very Short Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

The average slowest camera shutter speed of cameras of a similar age and spec to the ViviCam S1527 is 19s. The ViviCam S1527 has one of the shorter slowest camera shutter speeds (only 8 seconds) amongst bridge camera digital cameras of this age.

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The ViviCam S1527 has a greater number of supported image formats than most cameras of a similar age and type to it. The most frequently supported image formats supported is JPEG XR, but this image formats supported is not supported by this camera. The image formats supporteds MJPEG are also supported by this Vivitar camera.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Vivitar ViviCam S1527

Released Over Three Years Ago

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

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the ViviCam S1527 has a fairly typical display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to the ViviCam S1527.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 3" screen cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the DSC-HX300[pl_1543709_price], or the RX10[pl_2051754_price] both from Sony or the Nikon COOLPIX L120[plb_1186_price].

If you would prefer a camera with a larger display diagonal then you might want to consider the Nikon 520[plb_2085254_price] (3.2" and higher rated).

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This camera supports an SD compatible memory cards, which is the most commonly supported compatible memory cards on digital cameras that came out 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.

If the memory card type of this bridge camera camera is too bad for you then you might also want to look at the COOLPIX L120[pl_1186_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC), or the 520[pl_2085254_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC) both from Nikon which is also higher rated.

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Average Megapixel

With a megapixel of 16.1 megapixels, the ViviCam S1527 has a relatively average megapixel compared to most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 16.1MP digital cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Lumix DMC-FZ62[pl_1884253_price], or the Lumix DMC-FZ72[pl_1983697_price] both from Panasonic.

If this camera megapixel is too low for you then you might want to consider the Kodak Pixpro AZ421[plb_2515884_price] (16.15MP), or the Fujifilm S9200[plb_2145008_price] (16.2MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Focus Adjustment
Smile Detection
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
Light Metering
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Modes
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Maximum Memory Card Size
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Touchscreen
Second Display
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
USB Version
Camera
Tripod Mountable
Battery
Power Source Type
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Networking
Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Bluetooth
Other Features
Macro Focusing Range

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers vivitar vs1527, vivitar vs1527w, vivitar vs1527wh, vivitar vs1527wht
Barcodes 00681066678978
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