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Vivitar S325 Digital Camera

16.1MP 3x 4x Nov 2012
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Digital Zoom Release Date
Great quality, user-friendly controls, and an excellent value define the all new ViviCam S325 Digital Camera. A resolution of 16.1 Megapixels together with high quality 3x optical and 4x digital... More
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Vivitar Vivicam S325 Digital Camera Review and Specs
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6 Reasons For

SD Memory Card

This camera supports an SD memory card, which is typical of many compact camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. 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 Vivitar camera is too bad for you then you might want to consider the Fujifilm FinePix X10[plb_1150_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC), the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6[plb_2147371_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC), or the Sony DSC-W730[plb_2083671_price] (MS Duo|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC) which is also higher rated.

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Fairly High Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of 16.1 megapixels, the Vivitar S325 has a quite high megapixel count compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to the S325. Across all the compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the S325 the megapixel counts range from 0.3MP to 46MP.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 16.1MP cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the DSC-W630[pl_1873640_price], or the DSC-H70[pl_580917_price] both from Sony.

If you would prefer a digital camera with a higher megapixel count then you might want to look at the Kodak Pixpro FZ41[plb_3227932_price] (16.15MP), the Sony DSC-WX50[plb_2154757_price] (16.2MP), or the Samsung WB50F[plb_2254604_price] (16.2MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the S325, the Vivitar S325 has an image stabiliser.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other cameras with an image stabiliser currently available including the Fujifilm FinePix X10[plb_1150_price], the GE G3WP[plb_1772968_price], or the Nikon Coolpix S9500[plb_1721861_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Vivitar S325 has a built-in flash. Most of the other cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the S325 also have a built-in flash.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras with a built-in flash and we think the FinePix X10[pl_1150_price], and the FinePix AX600[pl_1735654_price] both from Fujifilm or the Nikon Coolpix S4200[plb_1830640_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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4000 X 3000 Still Image Resolution

The Vivitar S325 has a 4000 x 3000 still image resolution which is higher than most similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. Most cameras that came out around the same time as it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution. This camera also have still image resolutions of 1920 x 1080, 2048 x 1536, 2592 x 1944, 3264 x 2448 and 3648 x 2048 and 3648 x 2736. The still image resolution of all cameras of this age and type ranges from 384 x 480 to 5152 x 3864.

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TFT Display

The Vivitar S325 has a better display than most digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. This Vivitar digital camera has a TFT display, whereas most compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it 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. Across all digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the S325 the worst display is LCD and the best is OLED.

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12 Reasons Against

Poor Owner Reviews

S325 owners on average rated this camera 40 out of 100. This means that users really don't rate this compact camera camera very highly.

Unexceptional Brand

Whilst Vivitar is one of the ok digital camera manufacturers according to average reviews from experts and users, Vivitar has ok reviews specifically within its compact camera digital cameras range.

Quite Small Optical Zoom

The smallest optical zoom of digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the S325 is 2.7x and the biggest is 63x. When compared to other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the S325 that we have checked, the optical zoom of the Vivitar S325 of only 3 times zoom factor is one of the smallest.

Other 3x optical zoom cameras currently available which you might want to consider include the GE C1433[plb_1772802_price], the Samsung L210[plb_1426120_price], or the Canon IXUS 500[plb_1539093_price] which has better reviews.

Digital cameras with a bigger optical zoom that might also be worth considering include the Sony DSC-RX100[plb_2319255_price] (3.6x), the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7[plb_2071996_price] (3.8x), or the Kodak Pixpro FZ41[plb_3227932_price] (4x) which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Video Recording

The Vivitar S325 does not support video recording. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to the S325 do support video recording.

There are a number of other cameras which also support video recording that you might also want to look at including the FinePix X10[pl_1150_price], or the FinePix X100S[pl_1609683_price] both from Fujifilm or the Sony DSC-HX10[plb_1543755_price].

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Vivitar S325 does not support Full HD video, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to the S325 also do not support Full HD video.

We think you might also be interested in alternative cameras which also support Full HD video including the Coolpix S9500[pl_1721861_price], or the Coolpix S9400[pl_1873860_price] both from Nikon or the Fujifilm FinePix X10[plb_1150_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Small Screen Size

At only 2.4 inches, the Vivitar S325 has a fairly small screen size compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec. The smallest screen size of digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the S325 is 1", the largest is 4.8", and the average screen size is 2.8".

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 2.4" screen cameras currently available including the C1033[pl_1772798_price], the C1433[pl_1772802_price], or the C1233[pl_1772801_price] all from GE which has better reviews.

Cameras with a larger screen size that might be worth considering include the Pentax Efina[plb_2009791_price] (2.5"), the Praktica DPix 5000WP[plb_2625911_price] (2.5"), or the Nikon Coolpix S01[plb_2110365_price] (2.5") which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Most cameras of a comparable type and age to the S325 do not support WiFi connectivity. The Vivitar S325 is no exception to this as it too does not support WiFi connectivity.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras with a WiFi connectivity and we think the Fujifilm FinePix Z1000[plb_394895_price], the Samsung Galaxy Camera EK-GC110[plb_2083466_price], or the Nikon Coolpix S9500[plb_1721861_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most cameras of this age and type are not 3D compatible. The Vivitar S325 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

If you would prefer a digital camera that is 3D compatible then you might want to consider the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS[plb_66875_price], the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30[plb_1847857_price], or the Nikon Coolpix S9500[plb_1721861_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a GPS

The Vivitar S325 does not have a GPS. Most of the other digital cameras that were released around the same time as the S325 also do not have a GPS.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras which also have a GPS which you might want to consider including the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2[plb_2711451_price], the Canon IXUS 140[plb_1561326_price], or the Sony DSC-HX400V[plb_2297093_price] which is also higher rated.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other digital cameras of this age and type, the Vivitar S325 is not waterproof.

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Only 640 X 480 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The Vivitar S325 has a maximum video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels. That's 67% less video resolution than a 1280 x 720 pixels camera, which is the most common video resolution. The worst video resolution of all digital cameras of a similar age and type to the S325 is 320 x 240 pixels and the best is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The number of supported image formats on the Vivitar S325 is more than most compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as it. This camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by compact camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Vivitar S325

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when Vivitar released the S325.

Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Vivitar S325 has a pretty average digital zoom compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the S325.

There are a number of alternative 4x digital zoom cameras currently available that you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Powershot ELPH 300 HS[pl_1426159_price], or the PowerShot SX220 HS[pl_1206_price] both from Canon or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77[plb_1836487_price].

If you want a camera with a bigger digital zoom then you might want to look at the WB150F[pl_2060742_price] (5x), or the WB350F[pl_2134241_price] (5x) both from Samsung or the Vivitar T135[plb_1838910_price] (5x) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Image Stabiliser
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Focusing
Auto Focus
Flash
Flash Mode
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Format
Video Resolution
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Memory
Memory Card
Internal Memory
Maximum Memory Card Size
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
Camera
Tripod Mount
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Port

User Reviews

(4)
Reviewed 28 September 2015 by F G.
(Verified Purchase)

Delivered promptly A*...

Reviewed 20 August 2015 by Paul Lunney
(Verified Purchase)

Sent this back, rubbish, all the extras were missing, one good thing, they took it back, ( wonder who gets it next ? )...

Reviewed 8 January 2015 by Julie Sykes
(Verified Purchase)

Camera looked ok. No battery or instructions in box even though it was brand new. Amazon brilliant refunded straight away.

Reviewed 27 December 2014 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

Disappointed had to send back as the screen was all scratched.

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