Summary: I bought this camera and then read very bad reviews by customers. I was a bit disappointed to read these, but I tried out my little camera with misgivings. I used it after reading instructions and I am delighted with its performance. It is an excellent little camera and as it has a lithium battery it gives long lasting performance with great pictures and excellent movies. The macro facility is extremely clear and detailed.
Summary: the picture quality is noticeably good, plus you can adjust the pixil ratio for greater clarity. The lithium battery and charger are a bonus for a little over $100. This is my first vivitar product - so far-so good. I cannot distinguish a refurbished camera from new, as this appears perfect.
Summary: Camera was in like new condition. Fits easily in shirt pocket. I take it everywhere with me. Picture quality is amazing. But screen image is hard to see in sunlight. Wish it had a viewfinder eyepiece on top. Love it.
Summary: I am not experienced with digital cameras but this on is so easy to use. I keep it with me at all times. I have used it in daytime and at night time and the pictures always come out perfect. This is truly a wonderful camera. I did my homework before I bought it, and with the 5.0MP, the price was unbelievable. I bought a refurbished camera, but it looks new and it works as a new one would. It has the same warrenty as a new one would. You cant go wrong with this camera.
Summary: I bought this camera for my partner as a gift. She wanted something small to fit in her purse for ease of travel. We just returned from a trip with friends who paid $150 to $250 more for their camera and ours had the same features and quality pictures for a lessor price. This is a great value for people who just want to take pictures. If you are looking for an MP3 player and other bells and whistles look elsewhere.
Summary: I was very imperessed with this camera, I ordered it with a 512mb SD card. I glanced at the book briefly and then tried the camera on a few things around the house. It worked very well, and the zoom is amazing one could make an ant look like a compact car, if they chose to do so. I even tried shooting the local fireworks, and was amazed at the quality of the pictures, considering I took the shots from my window and did not set the camera for any thing.