Close

Loading image...
Vivitar VF128

Vivitar VF128 Digital Camera

14.1MP CMOS 4x SD Oct 2013
Megapixel Count Sensor Type Digital Zoom Memory Card Release Date
Great quality, user-friendly controls, and an excellent value define the all new ViviCam F128 Digital Camera. Its perfect combination of 14.1-megapixel resolution, 4X digital zoom, and 2.7-inch... More
Available from international sellers only
Tell Me When It Becomes Available
You are subscribed to price alerts for this product
Unsubscribe
Searching for international prices ...

Assumed Exchange Rates

Searching for prices in ...

18 Reasons For

Owner Reviews Are Average

On average, based on 174 owner reviews this compact camera camera has an overall owner rating of 78 out of 100.

Good Quality Pictures

A few Vivitar VF128 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that it was able to produce good images. A a Bisp scored it 4 stars and mentioned “Great little camera takes really good pictures” in their review. Esignum wrote in their review of this digital camera a few weeks ago “My Nikon 5 megapixel camera takes better pictures than this '14 MP' Vivitar model” however despite that they gave the Vivitar VF128 a score of 60 out of 100. Kanga mentioned two years ago “Have taken some really nice photos with it” in their review of the Vivitar VF128 and rated it as very good.

Easy to Use

Some Vivitar VF128 reviewers who bought the product considered that it was easy to use. Georgina Richards wrote two years ago “Good size, fairly easy to use” in her review of the Vivitar VF128 and scored the Vivitar VF128 4 stars. J. Francis rated the product 5 stars and said in October “He finds it easy to use” in their review of this digital camera. Mike H mentioned in his review of the Vivitar VF128 on Amazon “Small, light, simple to use”.

A few Vivitar VF128 owners considered that it was easy to use the menus.

Read more Less

Reasonably Priced

Several Vivitar VF128 reviewers said that it was good value for money. Last year Dorothy Chatterton rated the product as excellent and she said “Good value for money” in her review of the Vivitar VF128. In October this year Esignum mentioned in their review on Amazon “It is good value (would give 4 stars”. Esignum also said “At higher prices of around double that I would only give 3 stars as I think you could find a better camera for that money”.

Some people wrote in their reviews that the Vivitar VF128 was a bargain for the price. Amazon Customer wrote in their Vivitar VF128 review “Blurred piks very cheap plastic feel not great, ok ish for daughter to take on hols” but despite that they only gave it a rating of 20 out of 100. Carl Mcgranachan said “Cheap and tacky”. Carl Mcgranachan also mentioned “Cheap tacky plastic”.

Four customers mentioned that it was cheap. Mike H mentioned on Amazon “Needed an SD card to go with it so it wasn't as inexpensive as I had hoped.” in his review of this digital camera. Mrs Carol Macfarlane wrote in her review of this digital camera “Excellent compact inexpensive camera that takes great pics” and gave this digital camera an excellent review.

Read more Less

Good Size

Four customers who reviewed this digital camera said that it was a good size. Mrs N Galley mentioned in her review in October last year “Its a good size to fit into a pocket discreetly”. Two Vivitar VF128 owners who bought the product agreed that it was compact. Mr Ian Hilton wrote on Amazon “Compact camera that takes photographs! Nothing fancy” in his review of the Vivitar VF128.

Good Support

A few customers who reviewed the product thought it had good technical guidance.

Good Technical Features

A few customers who purchased the Vivitar VF128 considered that it had good features.

Good Quality Lens

A few people who reviewed the product agreed that it had a good zoom. Rosemarie wrote in her review of the Vivitar VF128 “The zoom is acceptable”. Strat gave the product a rating of 4 stars and wrote “Com/products/1/digital-cameras/609/vivicam-f128Please be aware the camera only has 4 x digital zoom” in their review of the Vivitar VF128.

One customer considered that this digital camera had a good lens.

Read more Less

Nice Design

One Vivitar VF128 owner who bought it reckoned that it was neat. In October last year David Bret he mentioned on Amazon “Neat little piece!”.

Good Battery Life

One Vivitar VF128 reviewer reckoned that the Vivitar VF128 had a good battery life. In October Esignum mentioned on Amazon “There is a setting to disable flash) then you may get a more reasonable battery life out of this camera” in their review of this digital camera however they rated this digital camera 60 out of 100.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

Some customers wrote in their reviews that this digital camera had a good screen. Rosemarie said on Amazon last year “As noted previously the screen images are consistently grainy”.

Robust

One Vivitar VF128 reviewer thought the product was easy to damage or scratch. Two years ago Julie Ward said “Just six weeks after purchase the SD card slot in one of the cameras has broken” in her review but in spite of that she rated it 2 stars.

SD Memory Card

This camera supports an SD memory card, which is the most frequently supported memory card on cameras of this spec and age. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

If you would prefer a digital camera with a better memory card type then you might also want to look at the Fujifilm FinePix X10 (SD|SDHC|SDXC), the Sony DSC-WX350 (£159.00) (MicroSD (TransFlash)|MicroSDHC|MicroSDXC|MS Duo|MS Micro (M2)|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC), or the Nikon Coolpix S6800 (£189.46) (SD|SDHC|SDXC) which also has a higher rating.

Read more Less Chart Edit

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other cameras of this age and type, the Vivitar VF128 has a built-in flash.

There are a number of other digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available which you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm FinePix X10, the Lexibook DJ024, or the GE C1233.

Read more Less Chart Edit

Four Supported Batteries

Most of the other cameras that have been available for more than two years only have between one and three supported batteries, however the Vivitar VF128 has four supported batteries.

Chart Edit

2 USB Version

This camera supports a 2 USB version, which is typical of many digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

Chart Edit

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

The Vivitar VF128 has a wider light exposure correction than most cameras of this spec and age. This digital camera has a ± 3EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, whereas most similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to it have a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction.

A ± 3EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction is in fact the best light exposure correction across all similar spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as the VF128.

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

Read more Less Chart Edit

TFT Display

The Vivitar VF128 has a TFT display which is better than most cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. Most cameras that were released 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 similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago the display ranges from LCD to OLED.

Chart Edit

13 Reasons Against

Poor Product Quality

Six Vivitar VF128 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that the product was not good quality. Carl Mcgranachan wrote on Amazon “Poor picture quality” and gave it a rating of 1 stars. Georgina Richards wrote on Amazon “Quality of photos is not great.”. K.tudor said on Amazon this month “Photos are very poor quality and not worth printing”.

Vivitar Only Has Unexceptional Camera Reviews

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

Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

The Vivitar VF128 does not have an image stabiliser, unlike most of the other digital cameras of this type and age.

There are a number of other cameras which also have an image stabiliser which you might also want to consider including the Fujifilm FinePix X10, the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Video, or the GE C1033.

Read more Less Chart Edit

Does Not Support Video Recording

The Vivitar VF128 does not support video recording. Most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age do support video recording.

There are a number of other digital cameras which also support video recording that you might want to consider including the PowerShot SX260 HS, or the PowerShot ELPH 300 HS both from Canon or the Fujifilm FinePix X10.

Read more Less Chart Edit

Does Not Support Full HD Video

Like most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the VF128, the Vivitar VF128 does not support Full HD video.

It is worth also looking at other digital cameras which also support Full HD video including the Fujifilm FinePix X10, or the Nikon Coolpix S9500.

Read more Less Chart Edit

Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Vivitar VF128 does not support WiFi connectivity. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the VF128 also do not support WiFi connectivity.

It is worth also looking at other digital cameras which also support WiFi connectivity including the Canon IXUS 240 HS, the Samsung Galaxy Camera EK-GC110, or the Nikon Coolpix S5200 which also has a higher rating.

Read more Less Chart Edit

Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to the VF128, the Vivitar VF128 is not 3D compatible.

Digital cameras which are 3D compatible that might be worth looking at include the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30, or the Olympus VR-360.

Read more Less Chart Edit

Does Not Have a GPS

Like most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago, the Vivitar VF128 does not have a GPS.

It is worth also looking at alternative cameras which also have a GPS including the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2, the Canon IXUS 140, or the Sony DSC-HX400V which also has a higher rating.

Read more Less Chart Edit

Not Waterproof

Most cameras of this age and type are not waterproof. The Vivitar VF128 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

Chart Edit

Quite Low Maximum ISO Speed

The maximum ISO speed of the Vivitar VF128 of only 400 is one of the lowest amongst cameras of a similar spec and age to the VF128. Across all the compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the VF128 the maximum ISO speeds range from 200 to 26,000, and the average maximum ISO speed is 4,500.

Chart Edit

Only Features Four Flash Modes

The number of flash modes featured on the Vivitar VF128 is more than most cameras of a similar type and age to it. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on compact camera digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. The flash modes "Flash off", "Forced on" and "Red-eye reduction" are also featured on this digital camera.

Chart Edit

Only 640 X 480 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the Vivitar VF128 is 640 x 480 pixels. That's 67% less video resolution than the most frequently found maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. Across all cameras of this age and type the video resolution ranges from 320 x 240 pixels to 1920 x 1080 pixels.

Chart Edit

Only Supports One Image Format

The Vivitar VF128 has a greater number of supported image formats than most similar spec digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. This digital camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the VF128.

Chart Edit

5 Other reasons to consider the Vivitar VF128

Released Over Three Years Ago

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

Average Digital Zoom

The Vivitar VF128 has a fairly standard digital zoom (4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the VF128.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 4x digital zoom digital cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix S570, the Samsung EX2F, or the easypix V1016.

Digital cameras with a bigger digital zoom that might be worth considering include the WB150F (£269.99) (5x), the WB350F (£107.99) (5x), or the WB200F (5x) all from Samsung which also has a higher rating.

Read more Less Chart Edit

Average Megapixel Count

The Vivitar VF128 has a relatively typical megapixel count (14.1 megapixels) compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

We compared all the other 14.1MP digital cameras to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the GE C1433, and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS3 is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a higher megapixel count then you might want to consider the Samsung WB200F (14.2MP and higher rated), the Nikon Coolpix S9700 (£282.13) (16MP and higher rated), or the Fujifilm FinePix JX650 (16MP and higher rated).

Read more Less Chart Edit

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 2.7 inches, the Vivitar VF128 has a pretty typical screen size compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the VF128.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 2.7" screen digital cameras and we think because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS, and the GE E1450W is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a larger screen size then you might also want to look at the Fujifilm X100 (£209.00) (2.8"), or the Olympus Stylus SH-60 (3") which also has a higher rating.

Read more Less Chart Edit

MOS Sensor Type

The Vivitar VF128 has a better sensor type than most compact camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. This camera has a MOS sensor type, whereas most compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have a CCD sensor type.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available that you might also want to consider including the Fujifilm FinePix X10, or the Samsung Galaxy EK-GC100 which has better reviews.

If you would prefer a digital camera with a better sensor type then you might also want to look at the GE J1455 (CCD), or the Pentax Efina (CCD) which is also higher rated.

Read more Less Chart Edit

Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Aspect Ratio
Design
Colour
Lens System
Digital Zoom
Focusing
Auto Focus
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Flash
Flash Mode
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
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
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Touch Sensitive Screen
Second Display
Viewfinder
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Port
USB Version
Camera
White Balance Mode
Self-Timer
Tripod Mount
Scene Mode
Weight & Dimensions
Battery
Power Source
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Battery Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
Operating System/software
System Requirements
Windows Operating System
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Included Cable
Hand Strap
Technical Details
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Near Field Communication
Bluetooth
Certificates
Other Features
Built-In Flash
Special Features

User Reviews

(62)
Reviewed 13 August 2016 by Sammy
(Verified Purchase)

We gave this camera to our 7 year old Grandson. It was an immediate success, easy to use, good quality photos and a real camera rather than a child's. All very pleased.

Reviewed 1 August 2016 by Oldman
(Verified Purchase)

Good value. One thing I did not like - you have to be online to accesss the manual, and not everything is mentioned in the quickstart included in the box.

This review is for the Vivitar VF128 digital camera. I bought mine for about £25 (without an SD card) and, at that price, it is good value (would give 4 stars) but at higher prices of around... Read more…

Reviewed 7 July 2016 by Hayley white
(Verified Purchase)

Nice little camera...

Reviewed 14 April 2016 by Brockwells
(Verified Purchase)

Great basic camera for kids to learn on...

(Verified Purchase)

Terrible camera. Bought for daughter as first camera. Yes product is cheap but photos are very poor quality and not worth printing...

Reviewed 15 February 2016 by Mr A J Clarke
(Verified Purchase)

Her indoors loved it...

Reviewed 3 February 2016 by Mr. R. Sparling
(Verified Purchase)

Christmas present, no negative feedback...

Reviewed 30 January 2016 by Kira
(Verified Purchase)

Does the job well, great as a gift...

Reviewed 26 January 2016 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

The camera is suitable for the requirement it is needed for...

« Prev 1 of 7 Next »

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00523161248581

Save Money with These Great Digital Camera Vouchers & Offers

Save £100
Voucher
Save £100 Off the marked price on all digital cameras £1000 and over
Valid 9 Dec 16 - 12 Dec 16
£30 Off
Voucher
£30 Off a £300+ spend
Valid 1 Nov 16 - 31 Jan 17
20% Off
Voucher
20% Off over £80
Valid until 31 Dec 16
15% Off
Voucher
15% Off for new customers
Valid 17 Mar 16 - 17 Mar 17

See How Other Digital Cameras Compare to the Vivitar VF128

Galaxy Camera 2 EK-GC200 vs VF128

Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 EK-GC200 vs Vivitar VF128
Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 EK-GC200 Vivitar VF128
£ 499.99
8.2GB Bigger Internal Memory
Much Better User Reviews
88% Higher Maximum ISO Speed
A Lot Larger Maximum Memory Card Size

Sony DSC-WX350 vs Vivitar VF128

Sony DSC-WX350 vs Vivitar VF128
Sony DSC-WX350 Vivitar VF128
£ 159.00
Vastly Higher Maximum ISO Speed
76x Bigger Digital Zoom
User Reviews Are a Lot Better
Smaller Minimum ISO Speed
Three Less Supported Batteries

Sony DSC-HX60 vs Vivitar VF128

Sony DSC-HX60 vs Vivitar VF128
Sony DSC-HX60 Vivitar VF128
£ 184.99
12,400 Higher Maximum ISO Speed
Hugely Bigger Digital Zoom
User Reviews Are Better
6.3MP Higher Megapixel Count
Three Less Supported Batteries
Worse Selling
Feedback