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Vivitar VF128

Vivitar VF128 Digital Camera

14.1MP CMOS 4x SD Oct 2013
Megapixel Sensor Type Digital Zoom Compatible Memory Cards 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
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User Reviews Are Average

On average, based on 174 user reviews this camera has an overall user rating of 78%.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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 Compatible Memory Cards

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

Cameras with a better memory card type that might be worth looking at include the Fujifilm X10 (SD|SDHC|SDXC and higher rated), or the Panasonic DMC-TZ55 (£134.99) (SD|SDHC|SDXC and higher rated).

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Vivitar VF128 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other comparable spec cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

Other digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available that you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the D300s, or the Coolpix P330 both from Nikon or the Lexibook DJ134.

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Four Number of Batteries Supporteds

The Vivitar VF128 is a four number of batteries supported camera.

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Has Five White Balances

The Vivitar VF128 has a greater number of white balance modes than most cameras of a comparable age and type to it. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on cameras of this type and age. The white balances "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Fluorescent" and "Incandescent" are also found on this Vivitar camera.

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2 USB Version

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

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± 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 Vivitar camera has a ± 3EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, whereas most comparable spec cameras that were launched around the same time as 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 comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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

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TFT Display

The Vivitar VF128 has a better display than most compact cameras that were launched more than two years ago. This Vivitar camera has a TFT display, whereas most digital cameras that were released more than two years ago 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. Digital cameras of this spec and age displays range from LCD to AMOLED.

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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”.

Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

The Vivitar VF128 does not have an image stabilizer, unlike most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been available for a similar time to the VF128.

We compared all the other cameras which also have an image stabilizer to this digital camera and we think the Fujifilm X10, the Nikon Coolpix P330, or the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Video Capability

The Vivitar VF128 does not support video capability. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to the VF128 also do not support video capability.

Alternative digital cameras which also support video capability that you might also want to look at include the Nikon D300s, the Sony DSC-HX10, or the Fujifilm FinePix JX500 which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Most similar spec cameras that have been available for more than two years do not support Full HD video. The Vivitar VF128 is no exception to this as it too does not support Full HD video.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras with a Full HD video and we think the Fujifilm X10, the Olympus XZ-2, or the Canon 115 HS which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Vivitar VF128 does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other digital cameras that were released more than two years ago also do not support wi-Fi.

Alternative cameras which also support wi-Fi that you might also want to consider include the Samsung ST200, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40, or the Sony DSC-WX300 which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D

The Vivitar VF128 is not 3D. Most of the other compact cameras that are a comparable age to the VF128 are also not 3D.

Digital cameras which are 3D that might also be worth considering include the Olympus VR-360, the Samsung ST200, or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ41 which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years, the Vivitar VF128 does not have a GPS (satellite).

There are a number of other digital cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) that you might also want to consider including the Nikon Coolpix P330, the Canon IXUS 140, or the Samsung EK-GC100 which is also higher rated.

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Not Waterproof

The Vivitar VF128 is not waterproof, although it is worth noting that most of the other compact cameras that are a similar age to the VF128 are also not waterproof.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

Cameras of this spec and age have digital zooms of between 1x and 810x, and the average digital zoom is 10x. At only 4 times zoom factor, the Vivitar VF128 has a fairly small digital zoom compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the VF128.

We compared all the other 4x digital zoom digital cameras to this camera and we think the Nikon 570, the Trevi DC 2330 WP, and the Canon PowerShot G16 (£246.99) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a camera with a bigger digital zoom then you might want to look at the WB350F (£107.99) (5x), or the 200F (£299.90) (5x) both from Samsung which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Low ISO Sensitivity (max)

When compared to other compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the VF128 that we have assessed, the ISO sensitivity (max) of the Vivitar VF128 of only 400 is one of the lowest. Comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the VF128 have ISO sensitivity (max)s of between 3 and 26,000, and the average ISO sensitivity (max) is 4,600.

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Only Features Four Flash Modess

The Vivitar VF128 has a greater number of flash modes than most cameras of this type and age. This Vivitar camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most frequently featured flash modes featured on cameras that have been around for more than two years. The flash modess "Flash off", "Forced on" and "Red-eye reduction" are also featured on this camera.

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Only 640 X 480 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The Vivitar VF128 has a maximum video resolution of 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 a comparable spec and age to the VF128 the worst video resolution is 320 x 240 pixels and the best is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The number of supported image formats on the Vivitar VF128 is more than most digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This Vivitar camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by compact cameras that were released around the same time as the VF128.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Vivitar VF128

Vivitar Has OK Camera Reviews

Vivitar has ok ratings for its compact cameras as well as across its entire digital camera range compared to other manufacturers.

Released Over Three Years Ago

Vivitar released the VF128 over three years ago.

Average Megapixel

With a megapixel of 14.1 megapixels, the Vivitar VF128 has a fairly standard megapixel compared to most of the other digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 14.1MP cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Nikon S1100PJ, or the Canon PowerShot A3200 IS.

If you want a digital camera with a higher megapixel then you might want to look at the Samsung 200F (£299.90) (14.2MP), or the Fujifilm JX650 (16MP) which is also higher rated.

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Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 2.7 inches, the Vivitar VF128 has a relatively typical display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 2.7" screen cameras and we think the Vivitar ViviCam S529, and the GE A1455 (£26.99) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this camera display diagonal is not large enough for you then you might also want to consider the Nikon Coolpix P510 (£293.00) (3" and higher rated), the Fujifilm X-Q1 (£199.00) (3" and higher rated), or the Samsung WB50F (£161.69) (3" and higher rated).

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MOS Sensor Type

The Vivitar VF128 has a MOS sensor type which is better than the CCD sensor type found on most compact cameras that are a similar age to it.

We compared all the other cameras that have a CMOS sensor to this digital camera and we think the D300s, and the Coolpix P510 (£293.00) both from Nikon which has better reviews is also worth considering.

Cameras with a better sensor type that might also be worth looking at include the Nikon 28 (£159.99) (CCD), or the Olympus VR-350 (£79.99) (CCD) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Supported Aspect Ratios
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Digital Zoom
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Light Exposure Correction
Flash
Flash Modes
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Internal Memory
Maximum Memory Card Size
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Touchscreen
Second Display
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
USB Version
Camera
White Balance
Self-Timer Delay
Tripod Mountable
Scene Modes
Battery
Power Source Type
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Battery Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
System Requirements
Windows Operating Systems Supported
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Cables Included
Hand Strap
Networking
Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Bluetooth
Other Features
Built-In Flash

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...

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