Vivitar Compliment - Mini Digital Gone Awry
I bought, at Walgreen's, a $10 mini-digital camera. It is about 3" x 4". It came with a USB card and a disc to install a Photoshop like program to view and enhance the pictures. It runs on one AAA battery and has a view finder about the size of a fingernail. You take a picture you point, click, and pray. It takes up to 283 pictures if you compress and use low resolution or 20 non compressed at high resolution. I used it the first time and after a few pictures it stopped working. It said Low Battery. Thinking I had old batteries I bought new ones. I took pictures on a plane trip and processed them as soon as I came home.
They came out great. I cleared the pictures and put the camera away until I would use it again. When I went to use it, the battery was dead. I replaced the battery again and used it again today and after 5 pictures it wouldn't work anymore. I still had the number for the tech support for Vivitar so I called. Christine, the girl who answered, told me it sounds like a defective camera and we will send you a new one. Please throw out the old one when you receive the replacement. I told her thank you as I loved the little camera. She said she could tell and wanted me to have one that worked well. I wish all companies worked this way. They used to, but too many people try to get stuff for nothing and have spoiled it for everyone.
I appreciate what she did for me and will purchase Vivitar when I am in the market for new camera equipment. I think Vivitar deserves the compliment, don't you?