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Vivitar ViviCam X020

Vivitar ViviCam X020 Digital Camera

10MP 3x 4x 2" Feb 2014
Megapixel Optical Zoom Digital Zoom Display Diagonal Release Date
Great quality, user-friendly controls, and an excellent value define the ViviCam X020 Digital Camera. A resolution of 10.1 Megapixels together with high quality 4x digital zoom allow you to... More
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9 Reasons For

Easy to Use

One customer who purchased this digital camera reckoned that it was easy to setup. Mrs Debbie Juggler wrote in her review of this digital camera “Very simple to set up and shoot” however despite that she only gave the Vivitar ViviCam X020 a rating of 3 stars.

Good Product Quality

One person mentioned in their reviews that it was good quality. Mrs Debbie Juggler wrote on Amazon “Fit for purpose” in her review but despite that she only rated it 3 stars.

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other similar spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as the ViviCam X020, the ViviCam X020 has a built-in flash.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras with a built-in flash and we think the Nikon D300s[plb_994_price], the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Video[plb_1829794_price], and the Panasonic DMC-LF1[plb_1727132_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Features Five Flash Modess

The number of flash modes featured on the ViviCam X020 is more than most compact cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it. This digital camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most frequently featured flash modes featured on compact cameras that have been around for a similar time to the ViviCam X020. The flash modess "Fill-in", "Flash off", "Forced on" and "Red-eye reduction" are also featured on this Vivitar camera.

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Three Number of Batteries Supporteds

Most comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the ViviCam X020 have between one and three number of batteries supporteds, including the ViviCam X020 which has three number of batteries supporteds.

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2 USB Version

This digital camera supports a 2 USB version, which is the most frequently supported USB version on digital cameras that are a similar age to it.

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

The ViviCam X020 has a ± 3EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction which is wider than the ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction found on most cameras of a comparable type and age to it.

A ± 3EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction is in fact the best light exposure correction amongst all similar spec cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the ViviCam X020.

Amongst comparable types of digital camera the worst light exposure correction is ± 2EV (1/2EV step).

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TFT Display

The Vivitar ViviCam X020 has a TFT display which is better than the LCD display found on most digital cameras of a comparable spec and 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 digital cameras that are a similar age to the ViviCam X020 the worst display is LCD and the best is AMOLED.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This digital camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is the most frequently found focus adjustment on compact cameras that have been available for a similar time to it.

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15 Reasons Against

Vivitar Digital Cameras Only Have Unexceptional Reviews

Vivitar has unexceptional average reviews across all digital cameras, however it has ok reviews specifically within its compact cameras range.

Quite Small Optical Zoom

When compared to other cameras of this spec and age, the ViviCam X020's optical zoom of only 3 times zoom factor is one of the smallest. Across all the digital cameras of this age and spec the optical zooms range from 3x to 63x.

Alternative 3x optical zoom digital cameras currently available that you might want to consider include the Fujifilm FinePix JV500[plb_2602086_price], the Nikon S02[plb_2006649_price], or the Samsung L210[plb_1426120_price] which has better reviews.

If this camera optical zoom is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the Kodak Pixpro FZ41[plb_3227932_price] (4x), the Polaroid IS426[plb_2957338_price] (4x), or the Canon PowerShot S200 IS[plb_2685824_price] (5x) which is also higher rated.

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Quite Low Megapixel

The megapixels of cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the ViviCam X020 range from 0.3MP to 46MP, and the average megapixel is 14MP. With a megapixel of only 10 megapixels, the ViviCam X020 has a fairly low megapixel compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as the ViviCam X020.

Alternative 10MP cameras currently available that you might also want to consider include the PowerShot A490[pl_1420_price], or the A800[pl_1399055_price] both from Canon or the easypix V1016[plb_1721318_price] which has better reviews.

If this compact camera digital camera megapixel is too low for you then you might want to look at the Vivitar X022[plb_2675739_price] (10.1MP), the Canon PowerShot S200 IS[plb_2685824_price] (10.1MP), or the easypix W1400[plb_2682376_price] (14MP) which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

Most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to the ViviCam X020 have an image stabilizer, however the ViviCam X020 does not have an image stabilizer.

We think you might also be interested in other cameras which also have an image stabilizer including the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], the GE J1250[plb_1773000_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ36[plb_1725803_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Video Capability

Like most of the other similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago, the Vivitar ViviCam X020 does not support video capability.

Alternative cameras which also support video capability that you might want to look at include the D300s[pl_994_price], or the COOLPIX L23 + 4GB[pl_1643298_price] both from Nikon or the Samsung SAMSUNG MV900F[plb_1519008_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Like most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the ViviCam X020, the ViviCam X020 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 Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], the Nikon 9500[plb_1721861_price], or the Sony KHX20BBGSFDI[plb_1543754_price] which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

The average display diagonal of compact cameras that have been around for more than two years is 2.8", and the display diagonals range from 1" to 4.8". The ViviCam X020 has one of the smaller display diagonals (only 2 inches) amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age.

Alternative 2" screen digital cameras currently available which you might want to look at include the DCC 14.0[pl_2503314_price], or the DCC 5.1 MP[pl_1810636_price] both from Minox or the Nikon Coolpix 5900[plb_2162_price] which has better reviews.

If you would prefer a camera with a larger display diagonal then you might also want to look at the Praktica 5000WP[plb_2625911_price] (2.5"), the easypix W1400[plb_2682376_price] (2.7"), or the Kodak Pixpro FZ41[plb_3227932_price] (2.7") which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Most digital cameras of a similar type and age to the ViviCam X020 do not support wi-Fi. The ViviCam X020 is no exception to this as it too does not support wi-Fi.

We compared all the other digital cameras which also support wi-Fi to this camera and we think the ST200[pl_378406_price], the Galaxy Camera EK-GC110[pl_2083466_price], or the SAMSUNG WB150F[pl_1682907_price] all 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 that have been on the market for more than two years, the Vivitar ViviCam X020 is not 3D.

Cameras which are 3D that might be worth looking at include the Olympus VR-360[plb_362476_price], the Vivitar T135[plb_1838910_price], or the Nikon 9500[plb_1721861_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most of the other compact cameras that have been around for a similar time to the ViviCam X020, the Vivitar ViviCam X020 does not have a GPS (satellite).

We compared all the other digital cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) to this digital camera and we think the Nikon Coolpix P330[plb_1724102_price], the Sony DSC-HX10V/R[plb_1543755_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40[plb_2046319_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other cameras of this age and type, the ViviCam X020 is not waterproof.

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Heavy

Across all the compact cameras that have been around for more than two years the weights range from 20g to 840g. With a weight of 303.9069 grams, the ViviCam X020 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other digital cameras of this type and age.

If you are not bothered about having a heavier weight then you might also want to look at the GC100[pl_2600424_price] (300g and higher rated), the EK-GC100[pl_2075290_price] (300g and higher rated), or the Galaxy Camera EK-GC110[pl_2083466_price] (300g and higher rated) all from Samsung.

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Quite Big Maximum Aperture Number

At only 4.8, the ViviCam X020 has a quite big maximum aperture number compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to the ViviCam X020. Across all the cameras of a comparable age and spec to the ViviCam X020 the maximum aperture numbers range from 1.8 to 87, and the average maximum aperture number is 6.9.

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Only 3648 X 2736 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The ViviCam X020 has a higher image resolution than most digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. This digital camera has a 3648 x 2736 pixels maximum image resolution, whereas most digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to it have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution. Across all cameras of this type and age the best image resolution is 5152 x 3864 pixels and the worst is 2592 x 1944 pixels.

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The number of supported image formats on the Vivitar ViviCam X020 is more than most cameras of a comparable age and type to it. This 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 a comparable time to the ViviCam X020.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Vivitar ViviCam X020

Released Over Three Years Ago

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

Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the ViviCam X020 has a relatively average digital zoom compared to most of the other compact cameras that are a similar age to the ViviCam X020.

We compared this camera to all the other 4x digital zoom digital cameras and we think because of it's better review score, the easypix W1400[plb_2682376_price], the Olympus VR-340[plb_1686246_price], and the Nikon COOLPIX L23 + 4GB[plb_1643298_price] is also worth considering.

If you want a bigger digital zoom then you might also want to consider the Kodak Pixpro FZ41[plb_3227932_price] (6x), or the Sony DSC-W830[plb_3766520_price] (32x) 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
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Focusing
Focus Adjustment
Light Exposure
ISO Sensitivity
Light Exposure Correction
Flash
Flash Modes
Video
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
USB Version
Camera
Self-Timer Delay
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Battery
Power Source Type
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
System Requirements
Certificates
Certification
Other Features
Built-In Flash

User Reviews

(2)
Reviewed 28 September 2013 by Mrs Debbie Juggler
(Verified Purchase)

Bought for ten year olds. Very simple to set up and shoot. Quick delivery. Have to buy case and card seperately.

Reviewed 30 June 2013 by Colin Auld
(Verified Purchase)

Camera was faulty. It was impossible to insert the SD card in the slot, even after expensive (.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00681066868713

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