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Vivitar ViviCam S1527
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Vivitar ViviCam S1527 Digital Camera

16.1MP 18x SD 3" Oct 2013
Megapixel Optical Zoom Compatible Memory Cards Display Diagonal 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

Quite Small Maximum Aperture Number

Across all the comparable spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as the ViviCam S1527 the maximum aperture numbers range from 2.7 to 20. With a maximum aperture number of 6.5, the Vivitar ViviCam S1527 has a fairly small maximum aperture number compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the ViviCam S1527.

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Has Two Light Exposure Modess

The ViviCam S1527 has a greater number of light exposure modes than most digital cameras of this spec and age. This Vivitar camera has a Shutter priority AE light exposure modes, which is the most frequently found light exposure modes found on digital cameras of this age and spec. The light exposure modes "Aperture priority AE" is also found on this camera.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolutions

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 frequently found video resolution supported by digital cameras of this spec and age. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this camera. In addition, this Vivitar digital camera 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). The worst video resolution of all digital cameras that were released more than two years ago is 320 x 120 pixels and the best is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

This camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum image resolution on comparable spec cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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TFT Display

The Vivitar ViviCam S1527 has a better display than most bridge cameras that were released more than two years ago. This camera has a TFT display, whereas most digital cameras that came out around the same time as it 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.

A TFT display is actually the best display amongst all digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ViviCam S1527.

An LCD display is the worst display amongst comparable types of digital camera.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This digital camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is typical of many cameras of this spec and age.

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Supports One Power Source Type

The ViviCam S1527 has a greater number of power sources than most bridge cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. This Vivitar digital camera supports a Battery power source type, which is the most commonly supported power source type supported by cameras of this spec and age.

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12 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

Most of the other cameras of this age and spec have an image stabilizer, however the ViviCam S1527 does not have an image stabilizer.

We think you might also be interested in alternative digital cameras which also have an image stabilizer including the Nikon COOLPIX L120, or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The ViviCam S1527 does not have a built-in flash, unlike most of the other bridge cameras that were launched around the same time as the ViviCam S1527.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras which also have a built-in flash that you might want to look at including the Nikon COOLPIX L120, or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support Video Capability

The ViviCam S1527 does not support video capability. Most of the other cameras that are a similar age to the ViviCam S1527 also do not support video capability.

We think you might also be interested in alternative digital cameras which also support video capability including the Nikon COOLPIX L120, or the Canon SX40 HS.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Like most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to the ViviCam S1527, the Vivitar ViviCam S1527 does not support Full HD video.

Other cameras which also support Full HD video that you might also want to look at include the DSC-HX100V, or the DSC-HX200 both from Sony which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Most digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the ViviCam S1527 do not support wi-Fi. The ViviCam S1527 is no exception to this as it too does not support wi-Fi.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras which also support wi-Fi that you might also want to consider including the Nikon 520.

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Not 3D

The Vivitar ViviCam S1527 is not 3D. Most of the other digital cameras that have been around for more than two years are also not 3D.

Cameras which are 3D that might be worth considering include the DSC-HX100V, or the DSC-HX200 both from Sony which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Vivitar ViviCam S1527 does not have a GPS (satellite), although this is within the context that most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to the ViviCam S1527 also do not have a GPS (satellite).

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras with a GPS (satellite) and we think the DSC-HX100V, or the DSC-HX200 both from Sony or the Nikon 520 which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

Most bridge cameras that were released more than two years ago are not waterproof. The ViviCam S1527 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Quite Small Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of only 18 times zoom factor, the Vivitar ViviCam S1527 has one of the smaller optical zooms amongst comparable spec cameras of this age. The smallest optical zoom of cameras of a similar type and age to the ViviCam S1527 is 1.3x and the biggest is 65x.

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

If this camera optical zoom is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the Lumix DMC-FZ200 (£279.00) (24x), or the Lumix DMC-FZ330 (£429.00) (24x) both from Panasonic or the Kodak Pixpro AZ251 (£159.95) (25x) which also has a higher rating.

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Only Features Four Flash Modess

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

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Very Short Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

The Vivitar ViviCam S1527 has a quite short slowest camera shutter speed (only 8 seconds) compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age. Across all the cameras of this spec and age the slowest camera shutter speeds range from 2s to 120s.

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The ViviCam S1527 has a greater number of supported image formats than most comparable spec cameras that came out more than two years ago. The most commonly supported image formats supported is DNG, but this image formats supported is not supported by this camera. The image formats supporteds MJPEG are also supported by this Vivitar camera.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Vivitar ViviCam S1527

Vivitar Cameras Have OK Reviews

Cameras manufactured by Vivitar generally have ok ratings compared to other brands.

Released Over Three Years Ago

This bridge camera camera has been on the market for over three years.

Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the ViviCam S1527 has a fairly typical display diagonal compared to most of the other bridge cameras that are a similar age to the ViviCam S1527.

There are a number of other 3" screen cameras currently available which you might want to consider including the Nikon COOLPIX L120, or the Sony DSC-RX10 (£284.42) which has better reviews.

If this camera display diagonal is not large enough for you then you might also want to look at the Nikon 520 (3.2") which also has a higher rating.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This digital camera supports an SD compatible memory cards, which is typical of many similar spec cameras that came out more than two years ago. 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 camera is too bad for you then you might want to look at the Nikon COOLPIX L120 (SD|SDHC|SDXC and higher rated), or the Olympus Stylus 1 (£409.99) (SD|SDHC|SDXC and higher rated).

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Average Megapixel

The Vivitar ViviCam S1527 has a pretty average megapixel (16.1 megapixels) compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 16.1MP digital cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Lumix DMC-FZ72 (£239.00), or the Lumix DMC-FZ62 both from Panasonic.

If you would prefer a higher megapixel then you might want to look at the Kodak Pixpro AZ421 (£129.00) (16.15MP and higher rated), or the Fujifilm S9200 (£218.79) (16.2MP and higher rated).

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Focus Adjustment
Smile Detection
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
Light Metering
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Modes
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Maximum Memory Card Size
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Touchscreen
Second Display
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
USB Version
Camera
Tripod Mountable
Battery
Power Source Type
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Networking
Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
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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Sony DSC-HX400 vs Vivitar ViviCam S1527

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£ 349.00
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Vastly Bigger Optical Zoom
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