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Vivitar ViviCam S529 Digital Camera

16.1MP 5x CMOS 4x Oct 2013
Megapixel Optical Zoom Sensor Type Digital Zoom Release Date
Great quality, user-friendly controls, and an excellent value define the all new ViviCam S529 Digital Camera. A resolution of 16.1 Megapixels together with high quality 5x optical and 4x digital... More
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9 Reasons For

SD Compatible Memory Cards

This digital camera supports an SD compatible memory cards, which is typical of many compact cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

If you would prefer a camera with a better memory card type then you might also want to consider the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC and higher rated), or the Panasonic DMC-TZ55[plb_2145740_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC and higher rated).

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Fairly High Megapixel

With a megapixel of 16.1 megapixels, the ViviCam S529 has one of the higher megapixels amongst cameras of this age. The lowest megapixel of digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the ViviCam S529 is 0.3MP and the highest is 46MP.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 16.1MP cameras and we think the Nikon Coolpix P510[plb_2071647_price], and the Casio EX-ZR300[plb_1713952_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this camera megapixel is not high enough for you then you might also want to consider the Kodak Pixpro FZ41[plb_3227932_price] (16.15MP), the Leica X2[plb_2496546_price] (16.2MP), or the Sony DSC-WX50[plb_2154757_price] (16.2MP) which is also higher rated.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The ViviCam S529 has a built-in flash. Most of the other digital cameras of this type and age also have a built-in flash.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras with a built-in flash and we think because of it's better review score, the EX-ZR700[pl_1722253_price], and the EX-ZR300[pl_1713952_price] both from Casio is also worth considering.

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Has Five White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the Vivitar ViviCam S529 is more than most compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This Vivitar digital camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on cameras of a similar spec and age to the ViviCam S529. The white balances "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Fluorescent" and "Incandescent" are also found on this camera.

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4000 X 3000 Still Image Resolution(s)

The ViviCam S529 has a 4000 x 3000 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most compact cameras that came out more than two years ago. Most compact cameras that are a comparable age to it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). In addition, this camera have still image resolution(s)s of 1920 x 1080, 2048 x 1536, 2592 x 1944, 3264 x 2448 and 3648 x 2048 and 3648 x 2736. Across all digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the ViviCam S529 the best still image resolution is 5152 x 3864 and the worst is 384 x 480.

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2 USB Version

This camera supports a 2 USB version, which is the most commonly supported USB version on similar 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 ViviCam S529 has a wider light exposure correction than most cameras of a similar age and type to it. This camera has a ± 3EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, whereas most comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it have a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction.

This digital camera's light exposure correction (± 3EV (1/3EV step)) is actually the best light exposure correction across all digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the ViviCam S529.

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

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TFT Display

The ViviCam S529 has a better display than most digital cameras of a similar age and spec to it. This camera has a TFT display, whereas most compact cameras that have been around for 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. The worst display of all comparable spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the ViviCam S529 is LCD and the best is AMOLED.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is typical of many compact cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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10 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

Most of the other digital cameras of this type and age have an image stabilizer, however the ViviCam S529 does not have an image stabilizer.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras with an image stabilizer and we think the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price] is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Video Capability

Like most of the other compact cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the ViviCam S529, the Vivitar ViviCam S529 does not support video capability.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras with a video capability and we think the Fujifilm FinePix JX500[plb_1672380_price] which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Like most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age, the Vivitar ViviCam S529 does not support Full HD video.

It is worth considering alternative digital cameras which also support Full HD video including the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price].

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Like most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the ViviCam S529, the Vivitar ViviCam S529 does not support wi-Fi.

Other digital cameras which also support wi-Fi that you might also want to consider include the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40[plb_2046319_price], or the Sony DSC-WX300[plb_1621847_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D

Like most of the other compact cameras that were launched more than two years ago, the Vivitar ViviCam S529 is not 3D.

Digital cameras which are 3D that might also be worth considering include the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ41[plb_2149949_price].

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The ViviCam S529 does not have a GPS (satellite), although keep in mind that most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to the ViviCam S529 also do not have a GPS (satellite).

There are a number of other cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) that you might also want to look at including the Nikon Coolpix P330[plb_1724102_price], or the Canon IXUS 140[plb_1561326_price].

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Not Waterproof

Most compact cameras that were launched more than two years ago are not waterproof. The Vivitar ViviCam S529 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Only Features Six Flash Modess

The Vivitar ViviCam S529 has a greater number of flash modes than most cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. This digital camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most frequently featured flash modes featured on compact cameras that were released around the same time as the ViviCam S529. The flash modess "Flash off", "Flash on", "Forced 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 highest video resolution of the Vivitar ViviCam S529 is 640 x 480 pixels. That's 67% less video resolution than a 1280 x 720 pixels digital camera, which is the most common video resolution. The best video resolution of all cameras of this type and age is 1920 x 1080 pixels and the worst is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The ViviCam S529 has a greater number of supported image formats than most digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. This camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the ViviCam S529.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Vivitar ViviCam S529

OK Brand

We checked 374 owner and expert reviews for Vivitar digital cameras and found that on average Vivitar has ok ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Vivitar has ok ratings specifically within its compact cameras range.

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when Vivitar released the ViviCam S529.

Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Vivitar ViviCam S529 has a relatively average digital zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the ViviCam S529.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 4x digital zoom cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Samsung SAMSUNG EX2F[plb_1609335_price].

If you would prefer a camera with a bigger digital zoom then you might also want to look at the Samsung WB350F[plb_2134241_price] (5x), or the Kodak Pixpro FZ41[plb_3227932_price] (6x) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 5 times zoom factor, the ViviCam S529 has a relatively standard optical zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type.

We compared all the other 5x optical zoom digital cameras to this camera and we think the Canon PowerShot G12[plb_1514037_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you want a bigger optical zoom then you might also want to look at the Sony DSC-W810[plb_2109582_price] (6x), or the Nikon Coolpix S5200[plb_3179968_price] (6x).

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Average Display Diagonal

At 2.7 inches, the ViviCam S529 has a relatively typical display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to the ViviCam S529.

If this camera display diagonal is not large enough for you then you might want to consider the Nikon Coolpix P510[plb_2071647_price] (3"), the Fujifilm X-Q1[plb_2452648_price] (3"), or the Samsung WB50F[plb_2254604_price] (3") which is also higher rated.

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MOS Sensor Type

The ViviCam S529 has a MOS sensor type which is better than the CCD sensor type found on most digital cameras of a comparable type and age to it.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available including the Nikon Coolpix P510[plb_2071647_price] which has better reviews.

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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
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Focus Adjustment
Smile Detection
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
Light Exposure Correction
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Range (tele)
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Internal Memory
Maximum Memory Card Size
Memory Slots
Internal RAM
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Touchscreen
Second Display
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
HDMI
USB Version
Camera
White Balance
Self-Timer Delay
Tripod Mountable
Scene Modes
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
System Requirements
Windows Operating Systems Supported
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
AC Adapter Included
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Hand Strap
Networking
Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Bluetooth
Other Features
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers vivitar vs529, vivitar vs529b, vivitar vs529bl, vivitar vs529blk
Barcodes 00681066400074, 01320010045976

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