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Vivitar ViviCam S1527 Digital Camera

Bridge Camera 16.1MP 18x SD Oct 2013
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Compatible Memory Cards Release Date
Has a tripod mountable
Features smile detection
Does not support Wi-Fi

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Reviews

Vivitar Digital Cameras Have OK Reviews

Average ratings across all Vivitar digital cameras are only ok, however average ratings across just Vivitar's medium megapixel cameras are good.


Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was October 2013 when this medium megapixel digital camera was released.


Display

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Vivitar ViviCam S1527 has a relatively typical display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

There are a number of alternative 3" screen cameras currently available which you might want to look at including because of their better review scores, the SZ-14 (£104.99), or the PEN E-PM2 (£392.85) both from Olympus or the Sony SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm.

Digital cameras with a larger display diagonal that might be worth looking at include the Nikon D4S (£3,379.99) (3.2" and higher rated), the Leica T (£820.67) (3.7" and higher rated), or the Samsung Camera (£22.90) (4.8" and higher rated).

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Lens System

Average Optical Zoom

At 18 times zoom factor, the ViviCam S1527 has a pretty typical optical zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 18x optical zoom digital cameras currently available including the Samsung SAMSUNG WB150F, or the Fujifilm S2980 (£113.84) which both of have better reviews.

If you want a bigger optical zoom then you might want to look at the Lumix DMC-TZ56 (20x and higher rated), or the DMC-TZ55 (£134.99) (20x and higher rated) both from Panasonic.

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Networking

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The ViviCam S1527 does not support Wi-Fi. Most of the other cameras of this age and spec do support Wi-Fi.

It is worth considering other cameras which also support Wi-Fi including the 200, or the 150F both from Samsung.

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Does Not Feature Bluetooth

The ViviCam S1527 does not feature bluetooth. Most of the other medium megapixel cameras that were released more than two years ago also do not feature bluetooth.

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Focusing

Features Smile Detection

The Vivitar ViviCam S1527 features smile detection. Most of the other medium megapixel cameras that were launched more than two years ago also feature smile detection.

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Camera

Has a Tripod Mountable

The Vivitar ViviCam S1527 has a tripod mountable, as do most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to this camera.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has an HDMI

The ViviCam S1527 has an HDMI. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and type also have an HDMI.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Microphone

The Vivitar ViviCam S1527 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other medium megapixel cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera.

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Video

1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Vivitar ViviCam S1527 is 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this Vivitar digital camera). This digital camera also supports a video resolutions 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). Medium megapixel cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera video resolutions range from 320 x 120 pixels (worst) to 1920 x 1080 pixels (best).

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Picture Quality

4608 X 3456 Pixels Image Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is typical of many similar spec cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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16.1 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 16.1 megapixels camera.

There are a number of other 16.1MP cameras currently available that you might want to consider including because of their better review scores, the Nikon P510 (£293), or the Casio EX-ZR1000.

If you are looking for a digital camera with a higher megapixel then you might want to consider the Kodak Pixpro FZ41 (16.15MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers vivitar vs1527wht
Barcodes 00681066678978

Vivitar ViviCam S1527 Review Sources

To prepare this Vivitar ViviCam S1527 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 311,945 product attributes, 170,936 digital camera reviews and 3,219,200 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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