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Vivitar VF128 Review
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Why Has it Scored 42?
It has good user reviews with an average user rating of 78%, based on 174 reviews. Canon cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer digital cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest digital cameras 2017.
Customers report is easy to use, it is reasonably priced and excellent design. However they also report inferior product quality and it is not robust.
This Vivitar digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Has a built-in flash
4000 x 3000 pixels still image resolution
Very small optical zoom
Only 640 x 480 pixels video resolution
How Big is the Vivitar VF128?
Vivitar VF128 In-Depth Analysis
Average Owner Reviews
VF128 owners on average rated this camera 78 out of 100. Over 72% of reviewers gave this camera either 4 or 5 stars.
Customers Report Poor Product Quality
Six owners who reviewed it reckoned that it was not good quality. In April last year K.tudor wrote on Amazon “Photos are very poor quality and not worth printing”. Richard Windus mentioned on Amazon “Extremely poor picture quality”. Rosemarie wrote in her Vivitar VF128 review “As noted previously the screen images are consistently grainy and of poor quality”.
Users Report it is Not Robust
One owner reckoned that the product was not well made. Carl Mcgranachan wrote in his review of this digital camera “Poor construction, buttons are small” . One owner said in their reviews that it was easy to damage or scratch. Julie Ward said on Amazon “Just six weeks after purchase the SD card slot in one of the cameras has broken” in her review of the Vivitar VF128.
Customers Report it is Easy to Use
Eight owners mentioned in their reviews that the product was easy to use. Mike H wrote in his review of the Vivitar VF128 two years ago “Small, light, simple to use” . Keeley wrote in April last year “Very easy to use” in her review of this digital camera. Sammy mentioned in his review of this digital camera “It was an immediate success, easy to use, good quality photos”.
Two customers who reviewed the product reckoned that it was easy to use the menus.
Users Report That it is Fairly Priced
Twenty customers mentioned in their reviews that the Vivitar VF128 was good value for money. Mike H rated the product 7 stars and he wrote on Amazon “It is still good value for money”. Mark Starr gave it a score of 7 stars and he wrote in his review of this digital camera on Amazon three years ago “Very happy with price, product & service”. Mrs Carol Macfarlane mentioned on Amazon “Super value” in her review of the Vivitar VF128 and rated it 8 stars.
One owner said in their reviews that it was expensive.
Customers Report Nice Design
One owner reckoned that this digital camera was neat. David Bret scored it 7 stars and he mentioned on Amazon two years ago “Neat little piece!” in his review of this digital camera.
Customers Report Helpful Technical Guidance
Two people mentioned in their reviews that the Vivitar VF128 had good technical guidance.
Users Report Excellent Battery Life
One person mentioned in their reviews that the Vivitar VF128 had a good battery life. In April last year Esignum gave it a score of 6 stars and mentioned on Amazon “If you can avoid using the flash (and there is a setting to disable flash) then you may get a more reasonable battery life out of this camera”.
Customers Report Good Technical Features
Two customers said that the product had good features.
Vivitar Has OK Reviews for Its Digital Cameras
Based on 374 expert and owner reviews (including 38 verified purchases), Vivitar has ok ratings for its digital cameras. Vivitar also has ok ratings specifically for its digital cameras.
Customers Report it is a Good Size
Four people who reviewed the Vivitar VF128 agreed that it was a good size. Mrs N Galley said on Amazon “Its a good size to fit into a pocket discreetly” and scored the product 8 stars. Georgina Richards rated it 8 stars and she said “Good size, fairly easy to use” in her review of this digital camera.
Two owners mentioned in their reviews that the product was compact. Mr Ian Hilton wrote in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “Compact camera that takes photographs! Nothing fancy” and rated it 7 stars. Mrs Carol Macfarlane wrote two years ago “Excellent compact inexpensive camera that takes great pics” .
Users Report Good Lens Quality
Three customers wrote in their reviews that it had a good zoom. Strat mentioned on Amazon “Com/products/1/digital-cameras/609/vivicam-f128Please be aware the camera only has 4 x digital zoom” in their review of this digital camera and rated it 77.235836982495 out of 100. Two years ago Rosemarie wrote on Amazon “The zoom is acceptable”.
One customer considered that this digital camera had a good lens.
Customers Report a Good Screen / Viewfinder
Three people who reviewed it agreed that it had a good screen.
Users Report Good Picture Quality
Fourteen owners wrote in their reviews that it was able to produce good images. Mr Ian Hilton scored this digital camera 5 stars and he mentioned on Amazon “If you are really into photography, then maybe this is not the one for you” in his review of this digital camera. Mrs N Galley said in her review of this digital camera on Amazon “Good picture and pixels”. Two years ago Michael Murray wrote on Amazon “Great value and fantastic photos thanks very much well recommended” and rated it 9 stars.
The Vivitar VF128's sensor megapixels of 14.1MP is pretty typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the lowest 1% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.
Very Small Optical Zoom
The Vivitar VF128's optical zoom of only 1x is in the smallest 21% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.
Only 640 X 480 Pixels Video Resolution
The Vivitar VF128 has a maximum video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels. That's 85% lower video resolution than the most frequently found resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. In addition, this Vivitar camera has a maximum video resolution of 640 pixels. Across all digital cameras the best resolution is 4096 x 2160 pixels and the worst is 160 x 120 pixels. A video resolution of 640 x 480 is known as VGA.
Quite Low ISO Sensitivity (max)
The Vivitar VF128's ISO sensitivity (max) of only 400 is very low compared to most other cameras. It is in the lowest 2% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature. The average ISO sensitivity (max) of all digital cameras is 14,000, with the lowest being 200 and the highest being 820,000.
Has a Built-In Flash
The Vivitar VF128 has a built-in flash, as do 66% of digital cameras.
Does Not Feature Bluetooth
Like most other cameras, the Vivitar VF128 does not feature bluetooth. 96% of digital cameras do not feature bluetooth.
Does Not Support Wi-Fi
The Vivitar VF128 does not support Wi-Fi. 72% of digital cameras also do not support Wi-Fi.
4000 X 3000 Pixels Still Image Resolution
The Vivitar VF128 supports a maximum still image resolution of 4000 x 3000 pixels. That's 25% lower still image resolution than the most frequently found resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels. This digital camera also supports still image resolutions of 3648 x 2736 pixels, 3264 x 2448 pixels, 3648 x 2048 pixels plus 4 more values. Across all digital cameras the resolution ranges from 384 x 480 pixels (worst) to 6016 x 4016 pixels (best).
Very Small Digital Zoom
The average digital zoom of all cameras is 11x, with the smallest being 0.72x and the biggest being 810x. The Vivitar VF128's digital zoom of only 4x is in the smallest 25% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.
Quite Small Display Diagonal
The display diagonal of the Vivitar VF128 of only 2.7" is quite small compared to most other cameras. It is in the smallest 22% of all cameras when sorted by this feature. The average display diagonal of all digital cameras is 2.9", with the smallest being 0.5" and the largest being 9".
Does Not Have an HDMI
Like most other digital cameras, the Vivitar VF128 does not have an HDMI. 55% of digital cameras do not have an HDMI.
Has a Tripod Mount
The Vivitar VF128 has a tripod mount, which is unusual. 75% of digital cameras do not have a tripod mount.
Released Over Three Years Ago
This camera has been on the market since October 2013.