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Vivitar ViviCam 8400

alaTest has collected and analyzed 263 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the image quality and portability. The battery and usability are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the focus and features, while comments about the flash and shutter are mixed.

value for money, usability, battery, portability, image quality

performance, responsiveness, reliability, features, focus

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Vivitar ViviCam 8400 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 263 reviews)

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Only works for 6 months.

 

None can't get a camera that works long enough to find any

Warrenty replacement broke in 6 months also.

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The Vivitar Experience

 

There is nothing good about this piece of crap

Everithing!

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crappy equipment

 

none

pure junk

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I hate this thing

 

High Storage capability

Battery killer

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Amazon review summary for Vivitar ViviCam 8400

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 204 user reviews of Vivitar ViviCam 8400 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com.

value for money, usability, screen, image quality, flash

performance, responsiveness, shutter, low-light

55% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Vivitar ViviCam 8400 8.1 MP 2.4-Inch TFT LCD Screen Underwater Digital CameraVivitar ViviCam 8400 8.1 MP 2.4-Inch TFT LCD Screen Underwater Digital CameraVivitar VIVICAM-8400 8.0 MegaPixel Camera with 3x Optical Zoom and 2.0 Inch TFT LCD

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Horrible Camera

 

I tried using this as a temporary camera until I could afford a Digital SLR of some sort, and it was a complete waste of time and money. There are so many bad aspects to this camera that it makes me cringe. It's only been about a week, and I'm already...

Video mode, high resolution, fast start up...that's about it

Far too automated, even in manual mode; menus and whatnot aren't very well thought out; takes a horribly long time to focus and take the shot (at least several seconds); only works well in "perfect" lighting conditions (if it's cloudy or a little dark,...

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Great camera for the price

 

We have tried it in the pool. Looking forward to using it on our trip to Hawaii. Very easy to use.

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Great camera for the price

 

We have tried it in the pool. Looking forward to using it on our trip to Hawaii. Very easy to use.

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Not good for underwater or above

 

low quality

Better Suited For A Child ; Poor picture quality

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Not good for underwater or above

 

low quality

Better Suited For A Child ; Poor picture quality

Product Specifications

The ViviCam 8400 is a truly unique holiday camera allowing you to take unforgettable photos and shoot short movies up to 10 meters underwater. Unlike many competitors, the camera features integrated waterproof casing offers a truly great value and lots of fun. The waterproof case makes it a perfect companion for any beach holiday, not only diving but also surfing, rafting but also keeps the camera safe from sand and rain. It features internal memory and is powered by standard AA batteries.

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Standard form factor
Supported Battery Form Factor:AA

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Built-in flash

Digital Camera

Digital Camera Type:Compact
Supported Flash Memory:MultiMediaCard / SD Memory Card/SD Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:1.1in/1.2in
Height:2.2in
Weight:4.9oz/5.3oz
Width:3.6in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.4in/2in
Diagonal Size (metric):5.1cm/6.1cm
Display Form Factor:Built-in
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Flash Memory

Storage Capacity:12MB

Header

Manufacturer:Vivitar
Model:8400
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Vivitar ViviCam

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/2.8-4.8/F/3.1
Max Focal Length:22.5mm
Min Focal Length:7.5mm
Optical Zoom:3
Type:Lens/Zoom lens

Miscellaneous

Underwater Use: Yes

Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Resolution:8.1Megapixel/8Megapixel

Optical Viewfinder

Type:Real-image zoom

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:ASF
Digital Zoom:4/8
ISO (Max):200
Light Sensitivity:ISO 100 / ISO 200 / ISO 50 / ISO auto/ISO auto
Shooting Modes:Frame movie mode
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Digital camera

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type:Optical
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