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Vivitar ViviCam S529 Digital Camera

16.1MP 5x CMOS 4x Oct 2013
Megapixel Optical Zoom Sensor Type Digital Zoom Release Date
Great quality, user-friendly controls, and an excellent value define the all new ViviCam S529 Digital Camera. A resolution of 16.1 Megapixels together with high quality 5x optical and 4x digital... More
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9 Reasons For

SD Compatible Memory Cards

This camera supports an SD compatible memory cards, which is the most commonly supported compatible memory cards on digital cameras of a comparable age and type to 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 digital camera is too bad for you then you might want to look at the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC), or the Canon SX280 HS[plb_2126239_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite High Megapixel

The Vivitar ViviCam S529 has one of the higher megapixels (16.1 megapixels) amongst compact cameras of this age. The lowest megapixel of cameras of this spec and age is 0.3MP, the highest is 46MP, and the average megapixel is 14MP.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 16.1MP cameras and we think because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix P510[plb_2071647_price], the Casio Exilim EX-ZR1000[plb_1828874_price], and the Canon IXUS 125 HS[plb_1329985_price] is also worth considering.

If this compact camera digital camera megapixel is not high enough for you then you might want to consider the Kodak Pixpro FZ41[plb_3227932_price] (16.15MP), the Leica X2[plb_2496546_price] (16.2MP), or the Sony DSC-WX50[plb_2154757_price] (16.2MP) which is also higher rated.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other cameras of this type and age, the ViviCam S529 has a built-in flash.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available including because of it's better review score, the GE A1455[plb_1772760_price].

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Has Five White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the Vivitar ViviCam S529 is more than most digital cameras of this type and age. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on compact cameras that are a similar age to the ViviCam S529. The white balances "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Fluorescent" and "Incandescent" are also found on this Vivitar digital camera.

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4000 X 3000 Still Image Resolution(s)

The ViviCam S529 has a higher still image resolution than most compact cameras that came out around the same time as it. This Vivitar digital camera has a 4000 x 3000 still image resolution(s), whereas most cameras of a similar age and spec to it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). In addition, this digital camera 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. The worst still image resolution of all compact cameras that were launched around the same time as the ViviCam S529 is 640 x 360 and the best is 5152 x 3864.

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2 USB Version

This camera supports a 2 USB version, which is typical of many cameras of a similar age and type to it.

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± 3EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

The ViviCam S529 has a wider light exposure correction than most digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. This Vivitar camera has a ± 3EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, whereas most comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it have a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction.

This camera's light exposure correction (± 3EV (1/3EV step)) is in fact the best light exposure correction amongst all cameras that were launched around the same time as the ViviCam S529.

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

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TFT Display

The ViviCam S529 has a TFT display which is better than the LCD display found on most compact cameras that are a similar age to it. 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 compact cameras that are a comparable age to the ViviCam S529 the best display is AMOLED and the worst is LCD.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is typical of many cameras of a comparable type and age to it.

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11 Reasons Against

Vivitar Cameras Only Have Unexceptional Reviews

Average reviews across all Vivitar digital cameras are unexceptional, however average reviews across just Vivitar's compact cameras are ok.

Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

The Vivitar ViviCam S529 does not have an image stabilizer. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to the ViviCam S529 do have an image stabilizer.

Other cameras which also have an image stabilizer that you might also want to consider include the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Video Capability

The ViviCam S529 does not support video capability, although it is worth noting that most of the other similar spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the ViviCam S529 also do not support video capability.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Most digital cameras that came out around the same time as the ViviCam S529 do not support Full HD video. The ViviCam S529 is no exception to this as it too does not support Full HD video.

We think you might also be interested in other cameras which also support Full HD video including the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], or the Nikon Coolpix P330[plb_1724102_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The ViviCam S529 does not support wi-Fi, although keep in mind that most of the other compact cameras that have been around for more than two years also do not support wi-Fi.

We compared all the other cameras which also support wi-Fi to this digital camera and we think the Galaxy Camera EK-GC110[pl_2083466_price], or the SAMSUNG WB150F[pl_1682907_price] both from Samsung which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not 3D

Like most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the ViviCam S529, the Vivitar ViviCam S529 is not 3D.

Digital cameras which are 3D that might be worth looking at include the Panasonic DMC-TZ30[plb_1847857_price], or the Nikon Coolpix P330[plb_1724102_price].

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Most similar spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as the ViviCam S529 do not have a GPS (satellite). The ViviCam S529 is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS (satellite).

We compared this camera to all the other cameras with a GPS (satellite) and we think the Nikon Coolpix P330[plb_1724102_price], the Canon IXUS 140[plb_1561326_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ41[plb_2149949_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age, the ViviCam S529 is not waterproof.

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Only Features Six Flash Modess

The number of flash modes featured on the Vivitar ViviCam S529 is more than most compact cameras that are a similar age to it. This Vivitar digital camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on similar spec cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The flash modess "Flash off", "Flash on", "Forced off", "Forced on" and "Red-eye reduction" are also featured on this camera.

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Only 640 X 480 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The ViviCam S529 has a maximum video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels. That's 67% less video resolution than the most frequently found maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. Compact cameras that have been available for a similar time to the ViviCam S529 maximum video resolutions range from 320 x 240 pixels to 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The number of supported image formats on the ViviCam S529 is more than most digital cameras of this age and type. This digital camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by compact cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Vivitar ViviCam S529

Released Over Three Years Ago

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

Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the ViviCam S529 has a relatively standard digital zoom compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as the ViviCam S529.

We compared all the other 4x digital zoom cameras to this digital camera and we think the Canon IXUS 230 HS[plb_1504252_price], and the Panasonic DMC-TZ30[plb_1847857_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you want a camera with a bigger digital zoom then you might want to consider the Samsung WB350F[plb_2134241_price] (5x), or the Kodak Pixpro FZ41[plb_3227932_price] (6x) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 5 times zoom factor, the ViviCam S529 has a fairly average optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

There are a number of other 5x optical zoom digital cameras currently available that you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the 150F[pl_2060742_price], or the SAMSUNG ST96[pl_1338363_price] both from Samsung.

If you want a bigger optical zoom then you might want to look at the Sony DSC-W810[plb_2109582_price] (6x), or the Nikon Coolpix S3400[plb_2072942_price] (7x) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Display Diagonal

At 2.7 inches, the Vivitar ViviCam S529 has a pretty standard display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras that have been available for more than two years.

If this Vivitar camera display diagonal is not large enough for you then you might want to consider the Lumix DMC-FZ60[pl_2384424_price] (3"), or the DMC-SZ8[pl_2232116_price] (3") both from Panasonic or the Nikon Coolpix P510[plb_2071647_price] (3") which also has a higher rating.

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MOS Sensor Type

The ViviCam S529 has a better sensor type than most similar spec cameras that were launched more than two years ago. This Vivitar camera has a MOS sensor type, whereas most digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have a CCD sensor type.

It may also be worth considering one of the other digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available including because of it's better review score, the Nikon S9400[plb_1873860_price].

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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
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Focus Adjustment
Smile Detection
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
Light Exposure Correction
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Range (tele)
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
Internal RAM
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Touchscreen
Second Display
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
HDMI
USB Version
Camera
White Balance
Self-Timer Delay
Tripod Mountable
Scene Modes
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
System Requirements
Windows Operating Systems Supported
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
AC Adapter Included
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Hand Strap
Networking
Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Bluetooth
Other Features
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00681066400074, 01320010045976
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