The ViviCam 35 is very inexpensive and easy to use. The small light weight digital camera fits well into small ladylike or child hands. Three triple A batteries provide the power, and the camera has a built in feature that turns the digital camera off after thirty seconds of non-use.ï¿½
ViviCam 35 has web cam, video clip and flash capabilities, choice of photo size and resolution, and delete all or last photo. It is capable of capturing descent photos if the lighting is just perfect, and if the target is a good distance.ï¿½
However, ViviCam does not deserve to be bought by an adult that wants a dependable capture device. The very thing that makes it inexpensive is the same thing that begs photographers trash it, lack of dependability.ï¿½
The ViviCam has a small memory chip, instead of a memory card, that stores a reasonable amount of photo material until it can be downloaded into a computer. This seems like an average trade, a low price for a small inconvenience, but this isn’t all that is given up.ï¿½
It is not the bargain of the century. The ViviCam is unable to retain memory if the power supply is disrupted. In other words, you cannot change batteries without losing the stored memory. You cannot allow the batteries to go dead or the memory will be a ghost.ï¿½
Many customers will accept this as a consequence of the low price. Unfortunately, dealing with this problem is not as easy as it sounds.ï¿½
The ViviCam power switch is not a switch, but a small button placed on the flat backside. This allows for quick photo taking access on spontaneous moments. This also allows for accidental power usage when a slight bump or pressure hits in the power button area. Although there is an auto off, repeated accidents leads to dead batteries and lost images.ï¿½
The ViviCam also tends to require frequent battery changes, especially if the flash is used more than a couple times.
Another downfall is picture quality. As I said before, if all variables are in favor, then the quality of the photo is good. If the variables are a little off, then the quality is vanished. It does not comply with environment changes. It is up to the photographer to make the environment comply with the digital camera.ï¿½
The smallest hand tremors blur the photos, and sunlight glares if it has not been muted by shade. Any quick movement by the photo target also blurs across the picture.ï¿½
There is photo related software that is packaged with the ViviCam 35 digital camera. The software provides many, many tools to change and create fun photos and projects. Easy and fun to play with, the software alone is worth the price of the camera.