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Vivitar ViviCam S1527
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Vivitar ViviCam S1527 Digital Camera

16.1MP 18x SD 3" Oct 2013
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Memory Card Screen Size 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

The ViviCam S1527 has a fairly small maximum aperture (6.5) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age. The maximum apertures of digital cameras of a similar age and type to the ViviCam S1527 range from 2.7 to 20, and the average maximum aperture is 6.7.

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Has Two Light Exposure Modes

The number of light exposure modes found on the Vivitar ViviCam S1527 is more than most digital cameras of this spec and age. The most frequently found light exposure mode is Manual, but this light exposure mode is not found on this camera. The light exposure modes Aperture priority AE and Shutter priority AE are also found on this digital camera.

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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 bridge camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to it.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The ViviCam S1527 supports a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by digital cameras of a similar type and age to the ViviCam S1527. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this digital camera. In addition, this camera supports a video resolution 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). Across all bridge camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the ViviCam S1527 the video resolution ranges from 320 x 240 pixels to 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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TFT Display

The Vivitar ViviCam S1527 has a TFT display which is better than the LCD display found on most digital cameras that are a comparable 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.

This digital camera's display (TFT) is in fact the best display across all digital cameras that are a comparable age to the ViviCam S1527.

Across similar types of digital camera the worst display is LCD.

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Supports One Power Source

The Vivitar ViviCam S1527 has a greater number of power sources than most digital cameras of this age and type. This camera supports a Battery power source, which is the most commonly supported power source supported by cameras of a similar age and spec to the ViviCam S1527.

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Auto Focus

This camera has an Auto focus, which is the most frequently found focus on digital cameras of this spec and age.

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12 Reasons Against

Unexceptional Brand

Vivitar is one of the unexceptional camera manufacturers according to average user and expert review score data that we have collected for all digital cameras.

Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

The ViviCam S1527 does not have an image stabiliser. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and type do have an image stabiliser.

Alternative cameras which also have an image stabiliser that you might want to look at include the Nikon Coolpix L120, or the Fujifilm FinePix S8200 which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the ViviCam S1527 have a built-in flash, however the Vivitar ViviCam S1527 does not have a built-in flash.

There are a number of other digital cameras which also have a built-in flash that you might want to look at including the Nikon Coolpix L120, or the Canon PowerShot SX50 HS which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The ViviCam S1527 does not support Full HD video, unlike most of the other cameras of this age and type.

We think you might also be interested in alternative digital cameras which also support Full HD video including the PowerShot SX40 HS, or the PowerShot SX50 HS both from Canon or the Sony DSC-HX100V.

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Does Not Support Video Recording

Most cameras of a similar age and spec to the ViviCam S1527 do not support video recording. The Vivitar ViviCam S1527 is no exception to this as it too does not support video recording.

We compared all the other digital cameras which also support video recording to this camera and we think the Nikon Coolpix L120 is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Vivitar ViviCam S1527 does not support WiFi connectivity, although it is worth noting that most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that came out more than two years ago also do not support WiFi connectivity.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras with a WiFi connectivity and we think the Samsung NX30 (£433.59) which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not 3D Compatible

The ViviCam S1527 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago are also not 3D compatible.

If you want a camera that is 3D compatible then you might also want to look at the DSC-HX100V, or the DSC-HX200 both from Sony which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other cameras of this spec and age, the ViviCam S1527 is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a GPS

The ViviCam S1527 does not have a GPS. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the ViviCam S1527 also do not have a GPS.

Alternative cameras which also have a GPS that you might also want to look at include the DSC-HX100V, the DSC-HX200, or the DSC-HX400 (£299.00) all from Sony which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Small Optical Zoom

The average optical zoom of bridge camera digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago is 31x, and the optical zooms range from 1.3x to 65x. With an optical zoom of only 18 times zoom factor, the ViviCam S1527 has one of the smaller optical zooms amongst cameras of this age.

We compared all the other 18x optical zoom digital cameras to this digital camera and we think the Fujifilm FinePix S2980 (£113.84) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a digital camera with a bigger optical zoom then you might also want to consider the Lumix DMC-FZ200 (£279.00) (24x), or the Lumix DMC-FZ330 (£429.00) (24x) both from Panasonic or the Kodak Pixpro AZ251 (£94.99) (25x) which also has a higher rating.

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Only Features Four Flash Modes

The ViviCam S1527 has a greater number of flash modes than most digital cameras of this age and type. This Vivitar camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most commonly featured flash mode featured on cameras of a comparable spec and age to the ViviCam S1527. The flash modes "Flash off", "Flash on" and "Red-eye reduction" are also featured on this Vivitar digital camera.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The number of supported image formats on the ViviCam S1527 is more than most digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it. The most frequently supported image format is EXIF, but this image format is not supported by this digital camera. The image formats MJPEG are also supported by this camera.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Vivitar ViviCam S1527

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when Vivitar released the ViviCam S1527.

Average Screen Size

At 3 inches, the Vivitar ViviCam S1527 has a fairly average screen size compared to most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years.

We compared this camera to all the other 3" screen cameras and we think the Nikon Coolpix L120, and the Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR (£317.00) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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SD Memory Card

This digital camera supports an SD memory card, which is the most frequently supported memory card on 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 not good enough for you then you might want to look at the Nikon Coolpix L120 (SD|SDHC|SDXC and higher rated), or the Fujifilm FinePix S9200 (£187.20) (SD|SDHC|SDXC and higher rated).

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Average Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of 16.1 megapixels, the Vivitar ViviCam S1527 has a pretty average megapixel count compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

We compared all the other 16.1MP digital cameras to this camera and we think the Lumix DMC-FZ62, and the Lumix DMC-FZ72 (£229.00) both from Panasonic which has better reviews is also worth considering.

Cameras with a higher megapixel count that might be worth looking at include the Kodak Pixpro AZ421 (£128.77) (16.15MP), or the Fujifilm FinePix S9200 (£187.20) (16.2MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Focal Length Range
Focusing
Auto Focus
Focus
Smile Detection
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Mode
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Resolution
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Memory
Memory Card
Maximum Memory Card Size
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Touch Sensitive Screen
Second Display
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Port
USB Version
Camera
Tripod Mount
Battery
Power Source
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Near Field Communication
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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See How Other Digital Cameras Compare to the Vivitar ViviCam S1527

Sony DSC-HX400 vs Vivitar ViviCam S1527

Sony DSC-HX400 vs Vivitar ViviCam S1527
Sony DSC-HX400 Vivitar ViviCam S1527
£ 299.00
22s Longer Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Vastly Bigger Optical Zoom
A Lot Higher JPEG Frame Rate
Four Months Newer
Three Less Supported Batteries

Pixpro AZ651 vs ViviCam S1527

Kodak Pixpro AZ651 vs Vivitar ViviCam S1527
Kodak Pixpro AZ651 Vivitar ViviCam S1527
£ 240.00
74% Longer Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Bigger Optical Zoom
Newer by Nine Months
Higher Megapixel Count

Lumix DMC-FZ330 vs ViviCam S1527

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 vs Vivitar ViviCam S1527
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 Vivitar ViviCam S1527
£ 429.00
87% Longer Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Bigger Optical Zoom
Newer by Four Months
WiFi Connectivity
Hugely Bigger Maximum Aperture
Lower Megapixel Count
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