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Vivitar S325 Digital Camera

Compact Camera 16.1MP 3x Nov 2012
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Poor owner reviews
Does not support Full HD video
Quite small optical zoom
4 Reviews

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Reviews

Poor Owner Reviews

S325 owners on average rated this digital camera 40%. This medium megapixel digital camera in the bottom 1% of all the medium megapixel cameras that have been around for more than two years when ranked by user rating.

Only an OK Brand

Based on 374 expert and user reviews, Vivitar has only ok reviews for its cameras. However, Vivitar has good reviews for its medium megapixel cameras compared to medium megapixel cameras made by other manufacturers.


Other

Released Over Four Years Ago

Vivitar released the S325 in November 2012.


Display

Quite Small Display Diagonal

When compared to other digital cameras of this type and age, the Vivitar S325's display diagonal of only 2.4 inches is one of the smallest. Medium megapixel cameras that were released more than two years ago have display diagonals of between 2" and 4.8", and the average display diagonal is 2.9".

Digital cameras with a larger display diagonal that might be worth looking at include the Vivitar VF128 (2.7" and higher rated), the easypix W1400 (£45.58) (2.7" and higher rated), or the GE E1410SW (£39.99) (3" and higher rated).

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Video

Does Not Support Full HD Video

Like most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to this camera, the Vivitar S325 does not support Full HD video.

It is worth also looking at alternative digital cameras which also support Full HD video including the Samsung Camera (£22.98) which also has a higher rating.

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Only 640 X 480 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the Vivitar S325 is 640 x 480 pixels. That's 67% less video resolution than the most common maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.

A 640 x 480 pixels maximum video resolution is actually the worst video resolution across all cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera.

Across similar types of camera the best video resolution is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Lens System

Quite Small Optical Zoom

Across all the cameras of a comparable age and type to this camera the optical zooms range from 0.34x to 65x, and the average optical zoom is 14x. The Vivitar S325 has a very small optical zoom (only 3 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other digital cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera.

If you want a bigger optical zoom then you might want to consider the Polaroid IS426 (£35.99) (4x and higher rated), the GE E1410SW (£39.99) (10x and higher rated), or the Samsung Camera (£22.98) (21x and higher rated).

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Quite Small Digital Zoom

The Vivitar S325 has one of the smaller digital zooms (only 4 times zoom factor) amongst medium megapixel cameras of this age. Across all the medium megapixel cameras that have been around for more than two years the digital zooms range from 1x to 120x, and the average digital zoom is 6.6x.

Digital cameras with a bigger digital zoom that might be worth considering include the GE E1410SW (£39.99) (6x) which also has a higher rating.

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Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Vivitar S325 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to this camera.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras with a built-in flash and we think the Samsung Camera (£22.98), the GE E1410SW (£39.99), and the Vivitar VF128 which all of have better reviews are also worth considering.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The Vivitar S325 has a USB 2.0 port, as do most of the other medium megapixel cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Vivitar S325 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to this camera also have an image stabilizer.

Alternative digital cameras with an image stabilizer currently available which you might want to look at include the Samsung Camera (£22.98), the Polaroid IS426 (£35.99), or the GE X5 (£55) which all of have better reviews.

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4000 X 3000 Still Image Resolution

The Vivitar S325 has a higher still image resolution than most cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. This camera has a 4000 x 3000 still image resolution(s), whereas most similar spec digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). In addition, this Vivitar digital camera have still image resolution(s) of 1920 x 1080, 2048 x 1536, 2592 x 1944, 3264 x 2448 and 3648 x 2048 and 3648 x 2736. Across all medium megapixel cameras that have been around for a similar time to this digital camera the worst still image resolution is 640 x 360 and the best is 4928 x 3264.

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16.1 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 16.1 megapixels camera.

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Camera

Has a Tripod Mountable

The Vivitar S325 has a tripod mountable. Most of the other medium megapixel cameras that were released more than two years ago also have a tripod mountable.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports PictBridge

The Vivitar S325 supports PictBridge, as do most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to this digital camera.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Microphone

The Vivitar S325 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to this camera also have a built-in microphone.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers vivitar vs325redbxiteu
Barcodes 00681066816851

Vivitar S325 Review Sources

To prepare this Vivitar S325 review we compared this digital camera to 1,217 other models. For each digital camera that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 311,698 product attributes, 177,254 digital camera reviews and 3,980,200 historical digital camera prices from 0 digital camera retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this digital camera compared to the other models as well as any areas where this digital camera is lacking.

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