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Vivitar ViviCam X029 Digital Camera (Strawberry)

B&H # VIVX029SB MFR # X029
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Product Highlights
  • 10.1 MP CMOS Sensor
  • 7mm f/3.0 Lens
  • 2.7" LCD Display
  • 4x Digital Zoom
  • Anti-Shake Technology
  • Face Detection
  • Records 640x480 Video
  • PictBridge Enabled
  • Lithium-ion Battery

Housed in a slender casing, the Vivitar ViviCam X029 Digital Camera (Strawberry) contains a 10.1 megapixel chip, and the fixed 7mm f/3.0 lens has a 4x digital zoom. Image-enhancing features found on the ViviCam X029 include Red-eye Reduction, Face Detection, and Anti-Shake image stabilization for capturing sharp pictures even with camera shake. The camera also features PictBridge functionality for easy printing. Record 640x480 or 320x240 video. The camera is powered by a lithium-ion battery.

10.1MP CMOS image sensor for sharp, detailed photos
Fixed lens with a 7mm focal length and an aperture of f/3.0
2.7" TFT LCD
4x Digital zoom
Anti-Shake technology for sharp photos even with camera shake
640x480 or 320x240 video recording
PictBridge Function Support
Imaging
Pixels 10.1 Megapixel
Sensor CMOS
Bit Depth 32-bit
File Formats Still Images: JPEG
Movies: AVI
Max Resolution 10MP: 3648 x 2736
Aspect Ratio 4:3, 16:9
Image Stabilization Digital
Color Spaces sRGB
Optics
Lens EFL: 7 mm
Aperture: f/3.0
Zoom Digital: 4x
Focus Range Not Specified By Manufacturer
Exposure Control
ISO Sensitivity Auto, 100-400
Exposure Metering Center-weighted, Multi, Spot
Exposure Modes Modes: Auto
Compensation: -3 EV to +3 EV
White Balance Modes Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Fluorescent, Incandescent
Burst Rate None
Self Timer 2 Seconds, 5 Seconds, 10 Seconds
Interval Recording No
Remote Control None
Flash
Flash Modes Auto
Forced On
Off
Red-eye Reduction
Built-in Flash Yes
Maximum Effective Flash Range 3.28 - 6.56' (1.0 - 2.0 m)
External Flash Connection None
Memory
Built-in Memory 8.0MB
Memory Card Type SD
SDHC (up to 32GB)
Recording
Video Recording Yes, NTSC
Resolution 640 x 480: 30 fps
Video
Video Clip Length Limited by Memory Card Capacity
Audio Recording With Video
Viewfinder/Display
Viewfinder Type None
Screen 2.4" LCD
Connectivity/System Requirements
Connectivity 1x USB 2.0
Software System Requirements Windows: XP, Vista, 7
Mac: OS X 10.5 or later
Environmental
Operating/Storage Temperature 32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
Power
Battery Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack
AC Power Adapter Yes (Included)
Physical
Dimensions (WxHxD) 3.6 x 2.0 x 1.0" / 9.2 x 5.2 x 2.5 cm
Weight 3.52 oz / 100 g
Vivitar ViviCam X029 Digital Camera (Strawberry)
  • Wrist Strap
  • USB Cable
  • Software CD
  • Manual
  • 1-Year Manufacturer's Warranty
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    VivitarViviCam X029 Digital Camera (Strawberry)
     
    2.4

    (based on 19 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (8)

    42%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Compact (9)
    • Easy to use (7)
    • Large clear LCD (4)
    • Nice body color (4)

    Cons

    • Poor image quality (9)
    • No image stabilization (5)
    • Lag / shutter delay (3)
    • Limited zoom (3)

    Best Uses

    • Family photos (7)
    • Low light (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual photographer (12), Photo enthusiast (5)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (14), Yes (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    It is perfect for my 8 year old daughter

    So easy to use
    Even an 8 year old can manage it!

    So easy to use
    Even an 8 year old can manage it!

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Don't Waste Your Money

    It is almost impossible to shoot a "keeper" with this camera. The alleged anti-shake feature does not work at all. It produces fuzzy, milky multiple images no matter how still...Read complete review

    It is almost impossible to shoot a "keeper" with this camera. The alleged anti-shake feature does not work at all. It produces fuzzy, milky multiple images no matter how still you hold the camera. And it comes without a memory chip which must be bought separately. It is a complete waste of money.

    Reviewed by 19 customers

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    4.0

    Perfect First Camera

    By Photo Enthusiast

    from Virginia

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Great Zoom
    • Large Clear LCD
    • Nice Body Color
    • Small / Compact

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about ViviCam X029 Digital Camera (Grape):

        I purchased this camera for my 8yo daughter for her brthday. The image quality is good, but not great. She loves the color, the camera fits right in her pocket, and it takes video too! It has a rechargeable battery, which is a big plus for me! This is not a camera I would particularly purchase for myself, but it is a perfect first camera for a child 8yrs or older.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

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        1.0

        cheap is expensive with time

        By rubaj

        from NY

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Large Clear LCD
        • Small / Compact

        Cons

        • Lag / Shutter Delay
        • Poor Image Quality

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos

        Comments about ViviCam X029 Digital Camera (Grape):

        very accecible camera, but afther 2 weeks of use it's starts getting froze"
        the switch that hold the battery brokes alone...
        The suport service don't have any idea about the camera,
        they can just speak english...
        I can just say that I really regret thatbI didn't
        spend 30 o 40 more dollars fot a decent camera
        and not this toy... realy bad experience.

        • Ease of Operation:
        • 5
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        kids camera

        By 4 a kid

        from TX

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Large Clear LCD
        • Small / Compact

        Cons

        • Not Great Quality

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos

        Comments about ViviCam X029 Digital Camera (Grape):

        Great for a 7 year old. wouldn't buy it for a grown up.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Not what you think it is.

        By Steve

        from Melbourne

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Pros

        • Small / Compact

        Cons

        • Poor Image Quality
        • Poor Image Stabilization
        • Poor screen display

        Best Uses

          Comments about ViviCam X029 Digital Camera (Strawberry):

          I bought this intending it as a gift for my 9yr old grandaughter. I didn't expect a great deal from this camera but I was still disappointed. The image quality is very poor even at 10 mp setting. The shake reduction is a joke and the screen display is coarse. Image colours are over saturated and all images are extremely noisy. Don't expect good prints even at 6" x 4".

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Great camera for a reasonable price

          By aurencio

          from NY, NY

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos

            Comments about ViviCam X029 Digital Camera (Black):

            This is a good camera with a great price perfect if you want to give someone a present.

            • Ease of Operation:
            • 8
            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

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            (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Don't Waste Your Money

            By jwbales

            from Waverly, AL 36879

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Pros

            • Nice Body Color
            • Small / Compact

            Cons

            • Poor Image Quality
            • Poor Image Stabilization

            Best Uses

              Comments about ViviCam X029 Digital Camera (Strawberry):

              It is almost impossible to shoot a "keeper" with this camera. The alleged anti-shake feature does not work at all. It produces fuzzy, milky multiple images no matter how still you hold the camera. And it comes without a memory chip which must be bought separately. It is a complete waste of money.

              • Ease of Operation:
              • 5
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              2.0

              Not Worth The Price

              By Annie

              from Franklin, IN

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Small / Compact

              Cons

              • Poor Image Quality
              • Short Battery Life

              Best Uses

                Comments about ViviCam X029 Digital Camera (Strawberry):

                I'm not exactly a camera expert, but my camera phone took better pictures than this thing. There also is a black spot on the LCD screen that also shows up on the uploaded(downloaded?) pictures online. I never dropped or messed the camera up, so I do not know how it got there. The camera is easy enough to operate, but I don't think it's worth the money. Spend more time figuring out how to work a better camera.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                Worst Camera Ever

                By Rainwalker

                from Barrington, Rhode Island

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Pros

                • None

                Cons

                • Limited Zoom
                • Picture Quality
                • Poor Flash
                • Poor Image Quality

                Best Uses

                • Paper weight

                Comments about ViviCam X029 Digital Camera (Strawberry):

                This camera is the worst camera I ever bought. The pictures are out of focus, the color bad.Every mode is equaly bad, and I have many cameras,and this Vivitar should not be sold,as a camera. When you have a party, use the camera to hold your napkins from blowing away.

                • Ease of Operation:
                • 5
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                2.0

                I would not buy or recommend

                By none

                from Mobile,Al

                About Me Casual Photographer

                Pros

                • Nice Body Color

                Cons

                • Limited Zoom
                • Poor Image Quality
                • Short Battery Life

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Indoors/Low Light

                Comments about ViviCam X029 Digital Camera (Strawberry):

                My son and his wife gave to me as a christmas present of 2010. It is now May 2011 and it no longer works didn't last a year. Took it back to [...] only had a 15 day warranty on it. I was really disappointed. It won't even hold a charge and if I want to purchase a battery it will be more than the camera is worth. Totallly disapointing.

                • Ease of Operation:
                • 5
                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

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                1.0

                Piece of junk

                By Mom of 2

                from Indiana

                About Me Casual Photographer

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Poor Image Quality
                  • Poor Image Stabilization

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about ViviCam X029 Digital Camera (Strawberry):

                    Pictures come out very distorted. Even when trying to stand completely still. Took back to store and second one does the same thing.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    1.0

                    would never buy another

                    By court

                    from frankfort kentucky

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Pros

                    • Nothing good

                    Cons

                    • Poor Image Quality
                    • Poor Image Stabilization

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about ViviCam X029 Digital Camera (Strawberry):

                      this camera takes terrible pictures ...anti shake is a joke color is bad nothing good about this camera

                      • Ease of Operation:
                      • 1
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Good buy

                      By Hutch

                      from Joplin MO

                      About Me Casual Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Large Clear LCD
                      • Small / Compact

                      Cons

                      • Lag / Shutter Delay

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about ViviCam X029 Digital Camera (Strawberry):

                        I bought this camera for my 7 year old son and he loves it, he records video, takes color and B&W. I love the re-chargable battery so we don't buy AAA batteries every week.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        3.0

                        Decent entry level

                        By Dennis

                        from San Jose, CA

                        About Me Casual Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Cheap
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                        • Good Image Quality
                        • Small / Compact

                        Cons

                        • Flash is off by default
                        • No lens cap

                        Best Uses

                        • Family Photos
                        • Indoors/Low Light

                        Comments about ViviCam X029 Digital Camera (Black):

                        How you use the product : Casual, family pictures only

                        Things that are great about it: low cost, pretty good features for the price,and pretty impressive photo quality, lcd screen and software

                        Things that aren't so great about it: no lens cover, flash is off by default

                        • Ease of Operation:
                        • 8
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        2.0

                        Dont even think about buying this.

                        By Kelsey

                        from USA

                        About Me Casual Photographer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                          • Lag / Shutter Delay
                          • Limited Zoom
                          • Poor Image Quality
                          • Poor Image Stabilization

                          Best Uses

                          • Landscape/Scenery

                          Comments about ViviCam X029 Digital Camera (Strawberry):

                          If you are over 10 years old, dont buy this camera for yourself. It might be a great camera for kids to play with, that is it. The pictures are blurry, if you shake even a little the image streaks. It cant take pictures inside. Outside it does okay. No, Dont bother with it

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          1.0

                          Absolute piece of junk

                          By Mark

                          from Catawissa, Pa

                          Pros

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about ViviCam X029 Digital Camera (Strawberry):

                                This camera takes the worst pics I have ever seen. Very grainy, wierd colors (blue - red - etc) even tried changing the settings. I'm actually going to throw the piece of garbage.....in the garbage!

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No

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                                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                3.0

                                Good camera for children

                                By Mom of 3

                                from Campbell, CA

                                About Me Casual Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about ViviCam X029 Digital Camera (Black):

                                      Need a better set of simple instructions for deleting photos and other basic functions of the camera. Should advise to buy a SD card with the camera at the time of purchase to prevent a "whoops" like we did.

                                      • Ease of Operation:
                                      • 8
                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                      • No

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                                      (2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      1.0

                                      I would not buy this product ever again

                                      By T

                                      from Ridgeland, MS

                                      About Me Casual Photographer

                                      Pros

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                            Comments about ViviCam X029 Digital Camera (Strawberry):

                                            I bought this camera and had to return in twice. It shouldn't be on the shelf for sale. Piece of junk.

                                            • Was this a gift?:
                                            • Yes

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                                            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                             
                                            5.0

                                            Small and Light

                                            By DRB

                                            from Huntley, IL

                                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Small / Compact

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Family Photos

                                              Comments about ViviCam X029 Digital Camera (Strawberry):

                                              Easy to carry in a pocket.

                                              • Was this a gift?:
                                              • No

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                                              (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                                               
                                              5.0

                                              It is perfect for my 8 year old daughter

                                              By mkbridge

                                              from Basking Ridge NJ

                                              About Me Casual Photographer

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Good Image Stabilization
                                              • Good in Low Light
                                              • Nice Body Color
                                              • Short Lag Time

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Family Photos
                                                • Indoors/Low Light
                                                • Landscape/Scenery
                                                • Travel

                                                Comments about ViviCam X029 Digital Camera (Strawberry):

                                                So easy to use
                                                Even an 8 year old can manage it!

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