by Andrea Doyle | March 07, 2012
Vivitar's 14.1-megapixel iTwist VF536 digital camera offers a wide range of features at a price that won't break the bank. There is a wide-angle lens with five times optical zoom, as well as scenery, portrait, night scenery, night portrait, sport, beach, and party modes to help users take the best picture in any scenario. The most outstanding feature, though, is that the photographer can flip the camera's 2.4-inch LCD screen back and around to continue viewing the image while getting into the picture before it’s shot.

The compact camera packs a robust punch, as there is no delay when it is turned on or between taking shots. The camera's movie mode provides the added convenience of not having to carry along a camcorder. My shots were clearly focused and showed no evidence of a shaky photographer due to Vivitar's anti-shake feature. 

Some other outstanding features of the camera are red eye reduction and smile detection. The iTwist VF536 also allowed me to view my pictures on my TV or computer in JPEG image format. My photos were evenly illuminated in low light or with the easy-to-set flash.

As a subcompact camera, the iTwist VF536 is easy to handle and small enough to fit into my pocket. It weighs less than a pound but is still solid enough for me to know that it's there. 

The camera retails for $150. For more, contact Vivitar's Carey Berg at [email protected]