Summary: I bought this for my niece for her birthday. I put the card in it and had it ready for her when she opened it. It is NOT anything fancy, but she has taken some good pictures. Some come out a little blurry, but she must have that special touch because she's gotten a lot of non blurry images. She loves it. Perfect for a kid's starter camera.
Summary: I have a smart phone but find it to be such a pain in the butt to take photos and video with it that I decided to get an inexpensive small camera. This little Vivitar fit the bill perfectly. It is incredibly lightweight and the pink color is bright and fun. I had no problem getting used to the buttons and functions and have used it since I got it. I keep it in my purse or pocket and can pop it out any time I want.
Summary: This is absolutely the WORST item I have purchased in years. It is complicated and difficult to operate. I took it to a very special event and was unable to get one picture due to the difficult operation of this camera. Before using this camera I printed out the user manual, reviewed how to operate the camera and still was unsuccessful in obtaining any pictures! Do not buy this camera.
Summary: I bought this camera as a temporary replacement for my main camera (which is missing its charger, darn it!!!) I knew that a $29 camera wouldn't be the best, but Vivitar is a reputable brand, and I was in a pinch. I see most of these reviews complain about battery life, but it seemed about average to me. I took multiple photos all evening, with no significant drain. Here's my complaint, though: The pictures are just really not of good quality.
Summary: This camera is very easy to use and takes great pictures, but the cameras eats batteries very quickly. I take maybe 25 pictures, and it dies on me. I even use the reccommended batteries, the good ones, not the cheap, and it still dies quickly on me.