Vivitar UW500


Greatest thing about flea market is that it can saves a lot of money. I found this underwater camera for only 2 bucks.

One day I went to a photo lab to buy some films and I saw this Vivitar UW500 camera for the first time. UW stand for Underwater as it equipped with an underwater casing but I don’t know what 500 really mean. It was a brand new camera still wrapped in the box and cost about 40 dollars. One week later I went to a flea market and found exactly the same camera but without underwater casing ( I don’t really care since I’m not really into any water activities ) cost only about 2 dollars. The condition is perfect despite some normal scratches on the body so I bought it right away without further thinking.

I loaded it with a slide film Kodak Elitechrome EBX 100. I took all the shots in overcast days and the result was awesome as expected from a Vivitar camera. The vibrant and intense colours really amazed me. Corner vignettes also appeared in some pictures and it also cool. I’m really satisfied with the first roll of this camera and can’t hardly wait to load another roll. I’ve never thought that an underwater camera can be so powerful off water.

written by irufan7 on 2010-11-27 #gear #plastic #review #vivitar #user-review #focus-free


  1. quaisoir
    quaisoir ·

    that's agreat bargain cam! :)

  2. nicolas_noir
    nicolas_noir ·

    Vivitar is dead. Long live Vivitar!

    I can't believe how great these shots are, suprisingly sharp which should have been Vivitar's slogan! I've got three Vivitar plastic point and shoots, I love them! I need to get one of their underwater cameras too!

  3. superlighter
    superlighter ·

    Viv Hell Yeah!

  4. triple_r_bar_ranch
    triple_r_bar_ranch ·

    Did you learn what 500 means?

  5. mandecster
    mandecster ·

    nice shot!!

  6. wuxiong
    wuxiong ·

    cool camera and nice shots...

  7. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    cool shots! :)

  8. paramir
    paramir ·

    nice results! great deal you made on this one! :)

  9. saintjacques
    saintjacques ·

    i think it's really funny that none of this pictures have anything to do with water haha. nice results though!

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