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Vivitar ViviCam 8426 8Mp Waterproof Digital Camera (Red)

B&H # VIV8426R Mfr # V8426-RH-TA
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Product Highlights
  • 8Mp Resolution
  • 2.5" LCD Screen
  • 8x Digital Zoom
  • Waterproof Down to 9' (3 m)
  • Powered by 2 AAA Batteries

The Vivitar ViviCam 8426 8Mp Waterproof Digital Camera is an economically-friendly point-and-shoot that goes down to 9' (3 m) underwater and provides you with detailed, 8Mp photos. In addition, it has 8x digital zoom for getting closer to your subjects with ease, and a 2.5" preview screen for composition and review of images. Files store to microSD memory cards and 2 AAA batteries are all that's needed to power the camera. The included software works with both Windows and Mac computers.

8MP sensor
2.5" LCD screen
8x digital zoom
Records video
Waterproof down to 9' (3 m) underwater
Built-in flash
Records to microSD memory cards
Powered via 2 AAA batteries
Imaging
Pixels 8 Megapixel
Sensor CMOS
File Formats Still Images: JPEG
Movies: AVI
Max Resolution 8MP: 3264 x 2448
Aspect Ratio 4:3
Optics
Lens EFL: 8.5 mm
Aperture: f/2.8
Zoom Digital: 8x
Exposure Control
ISO Sensitivity Auto, 50-200
White Balance Modes Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Fluorescent, Tungsten
Self Timer 10 Seconds
Flash
Flash Modes Auto
Forced On
Off
Built-in Flash Yes
Memory
Memory Card Type microSD
Recording
Video Recording Yes
Video
Viewfinder/Display
Screen 2.5" LCD Rear Screen
Connectivity/System Requirements
Connectivity USB 2.0
Software System Requirements Windows: XP (SP3), Vista (SP1), 7
Mac: OS X 10.5 or later
Environmental
Operating/Storage Temperature 32 to 113°F (0 to 45°C)
Waterproofing 9.0' (3.0 m)
Certifications Not Specified By Manufacturer
Power
Battery 2x AAA Batteries, 1.5VDC
Vivitar ViviCam 8426 8Mp Waterproof Digital Camera (Red)
  • USB Cable
  • Wrist Strap
  • User Guide on CD
  • Vivitar Experience Image Manager Software CD
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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    VivitarViviCam 8426 8Mp Waterproof Digital Camera (Red)
     
    1.9

    (based on 12 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (8)

    27%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Compact (7)
    • Easy to use (3)
    • Lightweight (3)

    Cons

    • Poor image quality (6)
    • Poor in low light (4)
    • Short battery life (4)
    • No image stabilization (3)

    Best Uses

        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Casual photographer (5), Photo enthusiast (5)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (8)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      good bang for the buck

      lets just say this camera performs great for the money.(under) i've read a review saying you cant upload the pics and video to your computer because the USB port is in the battery...Read complete review

      lets just say this camera performs great for the money.(under) i've read a review saying you cant upload the pics and video to your computer because the USB port is in the battery compartment and it disconnects the bttery power plugging it in... WRONG!!! the USB port supllies the power. a couple reviews say the camera reads 3.5 or 5 MP, there are several MP setttings 1.3MP up to the 8MP. adjust it! i have a koi pond, and raise koi fry. thats why i bought this camera. i've not taken it to 10' deep but at acouple feet deep it is water tight. i do use silicone greese on the seal for the battery cover.I dont know that its neccessary but the extra protection aint gonna hurt!** based on my experience with this camera i would definately say.. for personal use this camera does what you need it to do.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      useless camera

      this camera is useless. the screen is not viewable outdoors and with a top ISO of 200 it will not take decent pictures indoors.

      Since the camera lacks an optical viewfinder it is...Read complete review

      this camera is useless. the screen is not viewable outdoors and with a top ISO of 200 it will not take decent pictures indoors.

      Since the camera lacks an optical viewfinder it is impossible to compose photos and check focus even in bright shade. The LCD screen is simply too dim.

      The menu is confusing and difficult to access. The flash resets to no flash after each shot and has to be turned back on each time you want to use it. Flash recycle time is between 10 and 15 seconds with fresh NiMH batteries

      Reviewed by 12 customers

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      1.0

      Flash?

      By ShotByVivitar8426

      from Manassas, VA

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Pros

      • Small / Compact

      Cons

      • Poor Image Quality
      • Poor Image Stabilization
      • Poor in Low Light
      • Short Battery Life

      Best Uses

        Comments about Vivitar ViviCam 8426 8Mp Waterproof Digital Camera (Red):

        I'll be darned if I can figure out how to turn the flash ON. Camera performance is overall very poor in most circumstances.

        • Ease of Operation:
        • 1

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        1.0

        discontinued

        By deedeek85

        from pittsburgh, Pa

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Pros

        • Beautiful Pictures
        • Easy to Use
        • Large Clear LCD
        • Small / Compact

        Cons

        • Breaks easily
        • Poor Image Quality
        • Poor Image Stabilization
        • Poor in Low Light
        • Short Battery Life

        Best Uses

          Comments about Vivitar ViviCam 8426 8Mp Waterproof Digital Camera (Red):

          it works for a few months then the lens and the screen start streaking and to get it fixed cost over the price of purchasing a new one so to me thank god its discontinued.

          • Ease of Operation:
          • 9
          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

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          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          you get what you pay for

          By phrancis

          from portland, or

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Pros

          • Small / Compact

          Cons

          • Lag / Shutter Delay
          • Limited Zoom
          • No Viewfinder
          • Poor Image Quality
          • Poor in Low Light
          • Short Battery Life

          Best Uses

          • Sports/Action

          Comments about Vivitar ViviCam 8426 8Mp Waterproof Digital Camera (Red):

          A total waste of money. "buy cheap and you buy twice" is very true in this case. I was lured by the $ price tag, but even at 8mp, the horrible optics and image sensor will give you old cellphone quality pics even in broad daylight. Add in the speed at which it eats batteries and the fact that it won't remember flash settings, means that your not gonna be able to take many good pics and not very quickly. Just the other day I was out kayaking when I saw a bald eagle close by. I pulled out this cheap vivicam, turn it on, aim it at the bird, can't see the screen in bright sun, it won't shoot because the flash apparently has to charge, you quickly toggle the flash off and it finally takes a slow shot. You turn it off, cause it eats batteries like crazy, yet the next time you turn it on it has defaulted back to auto flash and won't take a shot when you need it to - every freakin time! I'd rather risk dunking my real camera than be constantly disappointed with this sorry excuse for a camera... It seems water resistant, but I haven't taken it down more than a foot or 2. If you think day light pics are grainy with poor contrast,color and horrible artifacting, then don't bother using it under water.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Great Camera

          By samiam

          from california

          Comments about Vivitar ViviCam 8426 8Mp Waterproof Digital Camera (Red):

          Works great, takes great pictures, you CAN transfer pics (and easily).

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          1.0

          Wasn't waterproof

          By Mary

          from Iowa

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Not Waterproofresistant
            • Poor Image Quality

            Best Uses

              Comments about Vivitar ViviCam 8426 8Mp Waterproof Digital Camera (Red):

              The camera is probably a very nice camera but it is NOT waterproof. I bought it thinking it was an economical way to take some underwater snapshots while snorkling. I got my pictures although they were a little blurry but when I pulled the card out to transfer the pictures it was a little damp. I didn't think much of it but took the batteries out and let it air dry. Now a few months later I wanted to take some pictures of the boys in the lake, the camera won't turn on and it seems it is still damp. Not happy at all and to top it off I can't find my receipt.

              • Ease of Operation:
              • 7
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              4.0

              good bang for the buck

              By koiguy1969 & nightstalker1969

              from Macomb Mchigan

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Pros

              • Easy to Use
              • Small / Compact

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Vivitar ViviCam 8426 8Mp Waterproof Digital Camera (Red):

                  lets just say this camera performs great for the money.(under) i've read a review saying you cant upload the pics and video to your computer because the USB port is in the battery compartment and it disconnects the bttery power plugging it in... WRONG!!! the USB port supllies the power. a couple reviews say the camera reads 3.5 or 5 MP, there are several MP setttings 1.3MP up to the 8MP. adjust it! i have a koi pond, and raise koi fry. thats why i bought this camera. i've not taken it to 10' deep but at acouple feet deep it is water tight. i do use silicone greese on the seal for the battery cover.I dont know that its neccessary but the extra protection aint gonna hurt!** based on my experience with this camera i would definately say.. for personal use this camera does what you need it to do.

                  • Ease of Operation:
                  • 6
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  Dont buy this camera

                  By sigmiami

                  from miami,fl

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Lag / Shutter Delay
                    • Limited Zoom
                    • No Viewfinder
                    • Poor Image Quality
                    • Poor Image Stabilization
                    • Poor in Low Light
                    • Short Battery Life

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Vivitar ViviCam 8426 8Mp Waterproof Digital Camera (Red):

                      Worst camera ever: 1. You cant see anything through the display outside. 2. Uses batteries and eats them after 12 shots. 3. turns off every 10 seconds. 4. no way to see if you have the image focused. 5. took 5 tries to get my pc to recognize the card storage. horrible garbage....

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

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                      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      1.0

                      I would buy this camera again

                      By Mary

                      from Holyoke, MA

                      About Me Casual Photographer

                      Pros

                      • It is water proof

                      Cons

                      • Can not print pictures

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Vivitar ViviCam 8426 8Mp Waterproof Digital Camera (Red):

                        You can not print your pictures.The cable is in the same compartment as the batteries, therefore when you open the door to connect the cable the camera loses power.

                        • Ease of Operation:
                        • 6
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        1.0

                        piece of junk

                        By Lars

                        from Los angeles

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Pros

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Vivitar ViviCam 8426 8Mp Waterproof Digital Camera (Red):

                              Batteries are Good for about 5 shots. It immediately shuts down with a battery warning in 720p mode. Be prepared to carry a case of batteries wherever you go. Kids got it as a gift.

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                              2.0

                              not very good.get what you pay for

                              By Bee

                              from Concord, NH

                              About Me Casual Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Compact
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                              • Flimsy Construction
                              • Poor Audio
                              • Poor Image Quality
                              • Poor Video Quality

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Vivitar ViviCam 8426 8Mp Waterproof Digital Camera (Red):

                                bought for use at work as a camera don't carer much about. This is not a good camera, picture quality is not very good and if you zoom in at all it gets worse.

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No

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                                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                1.0

                                useless camera

                                By JL

                                from Houston Tx

                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                Verified Reviewer

                                Pros

                                • Compact
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Vivitar ViviCam 8426 8Mp Waterproof Digital Camera (Red):

                                    this camera is useless. the screen is not viewable outdoors and with a top ISO of 200 it will not take decent pictures indoors.

                                    Since the camera lacks an optical viewfinder it is impossible to compose photos and check focus even in bright shade. The LCD screen is simply too dim.

                                    The menu is confusing and difficult to access. The flash resets to no flash after each shot and has to be turned back on each time you want to use it. Flash recycle time is between 10 and 15 seconds with fresh NiMH batteries

                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • No

                                    Share this review

                                    (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    4.0

                                    Nice Little Camera to Take Everywhere

                                    By Wolfik

                                    from San Diego

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Compact
                                    • Durable
                                    • Easy to Use
                                    • Great Picture Quality
                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Sports/Action
                                      • Underwater
                                      • Wildlife Photos

                                      Comments about Vivitar ViviCam 8426 8Mp Waterproof Digital Camera (Red):

                                      Nice, small, light, robust and very easy to use. Perfect for the beach, swimming pool and other occasions where you do not want to take your $1000+ equipment. Did I mention the 2,5 inch screen? Anything smaller is useless outdoors! Great buy!

                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                      • No

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                                      Memory Cards

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                                      Required item: Be sure to have enough storage capacity.

                                      Transcend -  8GB microSDHC Memory Card Class 6 With microSD Adapter
                                      • You Pay: $8.95
                                       

                                      Batteries & Power

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                                      Required item: Always keep a spare battery handy so you won't get caught without power.

                                      Duracell -  AAA 1.5V Alkaline Coppertop Battery (2-Pack)
                                      • You Pay: $1.69
                                       

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                                      PACK

                                      Watson AAA NiMH Rechargeable Batteries (1000mAh) - 8-Pack
                                      Watson -  AAA NiMH Rechargeable Batteries (1000mAh) - 8-Pack
                                      • You Pay: $14.95
                                       

                                      Screen Protectors

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                                      Protect your LCD screen from scratches and finger prints.

                                      GGI -  Digital Screen Care Kit
                                      • Reg. Price: $7.49
                                      • Instant Savings: -$2.50
                                      • You Pay: $4.99
                                      • Limited supply at this price
                                       

                                      Card Readers

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                                      Download your pictures faster and save battery life.

                                      IOGEAR -  SD/microSD/MMC Card Reader/Writer (Green)
                                      • You Pay: $5.95
                                       
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