Vivitar Jumps In With a Vintage-Bodied Digital Camera

Vivitar Jumps In With a Vintage-Bodied Digital Camera

Taryn Williford
Mar 16, 2009

Several months ago, we showed you Olympus' Micro Four Thirds Camera. It was a modern digital picture snapper with the stylings of an SLR from the 1970s. At the time, we didn't have any price or specifications and it hadn't even been released yet. Guess what? We still don't know the deets, but we know it'll be out this summer, thanks to EnGadget. But if you just can't wait—or you're after a point-and-shoot with a less expensive price point—we'd like to introduce you to Vivitar's ViviCam 8027...

Spotted on GeekSugar, the ViviCam 8027 has a 8.1 megapixel resolution, a 2.4″ lcd screen, 3X optical zoom, antishake technology, a movie mode and red eye reduction. It features a leather wrap-around just like Olympus' version, but it comes in your choice of burnt red, mustard or black.

Ok, so we still don't know a price or release date for this one, but since Vivitar is known for making affordable cameras and they've already provided a spec sheet on their Web site (Olympus still has only given us a press release about developing interchangeable-lens technology), we figure that "less expensive" and "getting to a store near you sooner" will be factors in this decision.

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