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Vivitar ViviCam X020

Vivitar ViviCam X020 Digital Camera

10MP 3x 4x 2" Feb 2014
Megapixel Optical Zoom Digital Zoom Display Diagonal Release Date
Great quality, user-friendly controls, and an excellent value define the ViviCam X020 Digital Camera. A resolution of 10.1 Megapixels together with high quality 4x digital zoom allow you to... More
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9 Reasons For

Easy to Use

One customer who purchased this digital camera reckoned that it was easy to setup. Mrs Debbie Juggler wrote in her review of this digital camera “Very simple to set up and shoot” however despite that she only gave the Vivitar ViviCam X020 a rating of 3 stars.

Good Product Quality

One person mentioned in their reviews that it was good quality. Mrs Debbie Juggler wrote on Amazon “Fit for purpose” in her review but despite that she only rated it 3 stars.

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The ViviCam X020 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ViviCam X020.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative cameras with a built-in flash currently available including the DMC-FS40EF-Y, or the Lumix DMC-TZ36 both from Panasonic or the Nikon D300s which has better reviews.

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Three Number of Batteries Supporteds

The ViviCam X020 is a three number of batteries supported camera. Most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to the ViviCam X020 have between one and three number of batteries supporteds.

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2 USB Version

This camera supports a 2 USB version, which is the most frequently supported USB version on digital cameras of a similar age and spec to it.

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3648 X 2736 Still Image Resolution(s)

The ViviCam X020 has a higher still image resolution than most digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. This digital camera has a 3648 x 2736 still image resolution(s), whereas most comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). Across all similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years the worst still image resolution is 640 x 360 and the best is 5152 x 3864.

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± 3EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

The ViviCam X020 has a ± 3EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction which is wider than most similar spec cameras that have been around for more than two years. Most compact cameras that have been available 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 compact cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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

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TFT Display

The Vivitar ViviCam X020 has a better display than most digital cameras of a comparable age and type to it. This camera has a TFT display, whereas most compact 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. Across all compact cameras that have been around for more than two years the display ranges from LCD (worst) to AMOLED (best).

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This digital camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is typical of many compact cameras that were released around the same time as it.

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16 Reasons Against

A Bit Expensive

One Vivitar ViviCam X020 owner who purchased it considered that it was not cheap. Colin Auld wrote “It was impossible to insert the SD card in the slot, even after expensive”.

Quite Small Optical Zoom

Across all the cameras of a similar spec and age to the ViviCam X020 the optical zooms range from 0.17x to 50x. The ViviCam X020 has a fairly small optical zoom (only 3 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the ViviCam X020.

There are a number of alternative 3x optical zoom digital cameras currently available that you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm FinePix JV500, the Nikon S02 (£120.83), or the Samsung L210.

If you are looking for a bigger optical zoom then you might also want to consider the Polaroid IS426 (£39.00) (4x), the Kodak Pixpro FZ41 (4x), or the Canon PowerShot S200 IS (5x) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Low Megapixel

With a megapixel of only 10 megapixels, the ViviCam X020 has a fairly low megapixel compared to most of the other compact cameras that are a comparable age to the ViviCam X020. Across all the comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago the megapixels range from 0.3MP to 46MP, and the average megapixel is 14MP.

There are a number of other 10MP cameras currently available that you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the PowerShot A490, or the A800 both from Canon or the easypix V1016.

If this compact camera digital camera megapixel is not high enough for you then you might also want to look at the Vivitar X022 (£29.99) (10.1MP), the Canon PowerShot S200 IS (10.1MP), or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ71 (12.1MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

The ViviCam X020 does not have an image stabilizer, unlike most of the other similar spec cameras that were launched around the same time as the ViviCam X020.

It is worth also looking at alternative cameras which also have an image stabilizer including the X10, or the FinePix AX600 both from Fujifilm or the Olympus Stylus SH-50 which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Video Capability

Like most of the other digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the ViviCam X020, the Vivitar ViviCam X020 does not support video capability.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras which also support video capability that you might also want to consider including the Nikon D300s, the Fujifilm FinePix JZ 200, or the Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The ViviCam X020 does not support Full HD video. Most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age also do 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 Nikon Coolpix P330, or the Sony DSC-HX10 which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of only 2 inches, the ViviCam X020 has a fairly small display diagonal compared to most of the other compact cameras that were released more than two years ago. The smallest display diagonal of compact cameras that were released more than two years ago is 1" and the largest is 4.8".

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 2" screen digital cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the DCC 14.0 (£140.93), or the DCC 5.1 MP both from Minox or the Nikon Coolpix 5900.

Cameras with a larger display diagonal that might also be worth looking at include the Praktica 5000WP (2.5"), the Nikon Coolpix L31 (2.7"), or the Kodak Pixpro FZ41 (2.7") which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Like most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to the ViviCam X020, the Vivitar ViviCam X020 does not support wi-Fi.

We compared all the other digital cameras which also support wi-Fi to this camera and we think the Samsung ST200, the Canon IXUS 265 HS, or the Panasonic DMC-LF1 is also worth considering.

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Not 3D

The ViviCam X020 is not 3D, although this is within the context that most of the other cameras that were launched around the same time as the ViviCam X020 are also not 3D.

If you are looking for a camera that is 3D then you might also want to look at the Olympus VR-360, the Samsung ST200, or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ41.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Vivitar ViviCam X020 does not have a GPS (satellite). Most of the other cameras of this age and type also do not have a GPS (satellite).

We compared all the other cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) to this digital camera and we think the DMC-TZ30, or the Lumix DMC-TZ41 both from Panasonic or the Samsung EK-GC100 which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

Most digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the ViviCam X020 are not waterproof. The ViviCam X020 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Heavy

The ViviCam X020 is quite heavy (303.9069 grams) compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been available for a similar time to the ViviCam X020. The lightest camera that has been available for more than two years is 20g and the heaviest is 840g.

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Only Features Five Flash Modess

The number of flash modes featured on the Vivitar ViviCam X020 is more than most digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as the ViviCam X020. The flash modess "Fill-in", "Flash off", "Forced on" and "Red-eye reduction" are also featured on this Vivitar camera.

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Quite Big Maximum Aperture Number

Across all the similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the ViviCam X020 the maximum aperture numbers range from 1.8 to 72, and the average maximum aperture number is 6.7. At only 4.8, the ViviCam X020 has a fairly big maximum aperture number compared to most of the other compact cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Only 3648 X 2736 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The ViviCam X020 has a higher image resolution than most comparable spec digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. This camera has a 3648 x 2736 pixels maximum image resolution, whereas most cameras of this age and type have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution. Cameras of a comparable spec and age to the ViviCam X020 maximum image resolutions range from 2592 x 1944 pixels (worst) to 5152 x 3864 pixels (best).

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The number of supported image formats on the Vivitar ViviCam X020 is more than most cameras of this age and type. This Vivitar camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by comparable spec cameras that have been around for a similar time to the ViviCam X020.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Vivitar ViviCam X020

OK Brand

We calculated the average reviews for all Vivitar cameras and also specifically for Vivitar compact cameras and found that in both cases Vivitar had ok reviews compared to other manufacturers.

Released Over Three Years Ago

Vivitar released the ViviCam X020 over three years ago.

Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the ViviCam X020 has a fairly average digital zoom compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 4x digital zoom cameras currently available including the easypix W1400 (£54.03), the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS, or the Nikon Coolpix 8800 which has better reviews.

If this camera digital zoom is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Kodak Pixpro FZ41 (6x and higher rated), or the Sony DSC-W830 (32x 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
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Focusing
Focus Adjustment
Light Exposure
ISO Sensitivity
Light Exposure Correction
Flash
Flash Modes
Video
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
USB Version
Camera
Self-Timer Delay
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Battery
Power Source Type
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
System Requirements
Certificates
Certification
Other Features
Built-In Flash

User Reviews

(2)
Reviewed 28 September 2013 by Mrs Debbie Juggler
(Verified Purchase)

Bought for ten year olds. Very simple to set up and shoot. Quick delivery. Have to buy case and card seperately.

Reviewed 30 June 2013 by Colin Auld
(Verified Purchase)

Camera was faulty. It was impossible to insert the SD card in the slot, even after expensive (.

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