Summary: I know this is only a cheap camera but I have never been more disappointed in a product for years. Everything works perfectly well but the quality of the picture is rubbish. It is very ,very grainy and if you try to use flash to brighten up an otherwise dull scene it just turns out as a glared mess.
Summary: This camera is an absolute joke. Its sensor size is somewhere around 1600 x 1200 which they scale up to 9 megapixels in the menu settings. Vivitar do this in most of their cameras. To get any decent low light sensitivity, I had to take it apart and add on a wide angle lens.
Summary: yes, I have used vivitar cameras before and iv found them to be O.K. considering value for money and to be honest these cameras are relatively cheap, I think they are good value for money, doing the basic photography , easy to use and carry around being small they don't take up too much space, and...
Summary: The camera is very disappointing - it is fine outside in natural daylight but indoors or at night it produces very grainy photos and if you use the flash it creates a far too bright photograph. It also appears to have no memory so is unusable until you buy an SD card.
Summary: This camera was purchased as a replacement for my Vivitar 8370 camera that i unfortunately dropped and broke, and i assumed that as they are of similar price and both are by Vivitar that they would be of similar quality and i had been extremely satisfied with my 8370 previously but boy was i wrong!