20 Most Recent Vivitar ViviCam 8400 Digital Camera Questions & Answers


Do you really need a driver?

The best way to download pictures from your camera to your computer involves removing the memory card from the camera and plugging it into a card reader (either built-in to the computer or connected via USB). This is likely to be faster than connecting the camera to the computer, and won't run down your camera's batteries.

Once the card is plugged in, it will appear to your computer as a removable drive. You can use the operating system's drag&drop facility to copy pictures from the card to the computer's hard drive, the same way you copy any other files. Or you can use any photo management program such as Picasa ( http://picasa.google.com ).

Vivitar ViviCam... | Answered on Jun 15, 2014


Look at your memory card. SD cards have a slide switch along one edge. The position farthest from the metal contacts locks the card, protecting it from writes. The position nearest the contacts unlocks the card.

Vivitar ViviCam... | Answered on May 03, 2014


Sorry, there is no firmware upgrade available, nor is there a way to upgrade the camera even if one were available.

Vivitar ViviCam... | Answered on Dec 29, 2013


Vivitar lists no firmware updates for the 8400. See http://www.vivitar.com/products/1/digital-cameras/17/vivicam-8400

Vivitar ViviCam... | Answered on Oct 12, 2013


Yes, you may use any SD card. Make sure it's an SD card and not an SDHC card.

Vivitar ViviCam... | Answered on Dec 29, 2012


http://vivitar.com/products#Digital Cameras/24/17/Support

Vivitar ViviCam... | Answered on Nov 24, 2012


see this and fix it. God bless you

The reset button is usually located on the base or the back of the camera. The reset button sets the camera back to the original factory settings. If the camera still does not power on, contact Canon support for servicing and repair.

Vivitar ViviCam... | Answered on Oct 17, 2012


You don't need the Vivitar software.


The best way to download pictures from your camera to your computer involves removing the memory card from the camera and plugging it into a card reader (either built-in to the computer or connected via USB or FireWire). This is likely to be faster than connecting the camera to the computer, and won't run down your camera's batteries.


Once the card is plugged in, it will appear to your computer as a removable drive. You can use the operating system's drag&drop facility to copy pictures from the card to the computer's hard drive, the same way you copy any other files. Or you can use any photo cataloging program such as Picasa.

Vivitar ViviCam... | Answered on Oct 06, 2012


You don't need any special software.
The best way to download pictures from your camera to your computer involves removing the memory card from the camera and plugging it into a card reader (either built-in to the computer or connected via USB or FireWire). This is likely to be faster than connecting the camera to the computer, and won't run down your camera's batteries.

Once the card is plugged in, it will appear to your computer as a removable drive. You can use the operating system's drag&drop facility to copy pictures from the card to the computer's hard drive, the same way you copy any other files. Or, despite what I said first, you can use any photo cataloging program, such as Picasa.

Vivitar ViviCam... | Answered on Oct 06, 2012


Go here and click on "Vivitar Experience Software".
You don't really need the Vivitar software. The best way to download pictures from your camera to your computer involves removing the memory card from the camera and plugging it into a card reader (either built-in to the computer or connected via USB or FireWire). This is likely to be faster than connecting the camera to the computer, and won't run down your camera's batteries.

Once the card is plugged in, it will appear to your computer as a removable drive. You can use the operating system's drag&drop facility to copy pictures from the card to the computer's hard drive, the same way you copy any other files. Or you can use any photo cataloging program, such as Picasa.

Vivitar ViviCam... | Answered on Mar 27, 2012


The 8400 is designed primarily as a still camera, with some video capabilities grafted on. As such it captures images not sounds. You can add a soundtrack using video-editing software on a computer but you cannot record one on this camera.
Sorry if that wasn't the answer you wanted to see, but that's the way it is.

Vivitar ViviCam... | Answered on Mar 27, 2012


There's nothing wrong. The camera isn't supposed to charge batteries. If you use rechargeable batteries then you must charge them using a separate charger.

Vivitar ViviCam... | Answered on Mar 27, 2012


You can download the manual here.

Vivitar ViviCam... | Answered on Mar 22, 2012


You don't need any software to use your camera.
The best way to download pictures from your camera to your computer involves removing the memory card from the camera and plugging it into a card reader (either built-in to the computer or connected via USB or FireWire). This is likely to be faster than connecting the camera to the computer, and won't run down your camera's batteries.

Once the card is plugged in, it will appear to your computer as a removable drive. You can use the operating system's drag&drop facility to copy pictures from the card to the computer's hard drive, the same way you copy any other files. Or, despite what I said first, you can use any photo cataloging program, such as Picasa.

Vivitar ViviCam... | Answered on Mar 22, 2012


You don't need any special software.
The best way to download pictures from your camera to your computer involves removing the memory card from the camera and plugging it into a card reader (either built-in to the computer or connected via USB or FireWire). This is likely to be faster than connecting the camera to the computer, and won't run down your camera's batteries.

Once the card is plugged in, it will appear to your computer as a removable drive. You can use the operating system's drag&drop facility to copy pictures from the card to the computer's hard drive, the same way you copy any other files. Or, despite what I said first, you can use any photo cataloging program, such as Picasa.

Vivitar ViviCam... | Answered on Mar 22, 2012


The best way to download pictures from your camera to your computer involves removing the memory card from the camera and plugging it into a card reader (either built-in to the computer or connected via USB or FireWire). This is likely to be faster than connecting the camera to the computer, and won't run down your camera's batteries.

Once the card is plugged in, it will appear to your computer as a removable drive. You can use the operating system's drag&drop facility to copy pictures from the card to the computer's hard drive, the same way you copy any other files. Or you can use any photo cataloging program, such as Picasa.

Vivitar ViviCam... | Answered on Mar 22, 2012


Consider NOT using the USB connection.
The best way to download pictures from your camera to your computer involves removing the memory card from the camera and plugging it into a card reader (either built-in to the computer or connected via USB or FireWire). This is likely to be faster than connecting the camera to the computer, and won't run down your camera's batteries.

Once the card is plugged in, it will appear to your computer as a removable drive. You can use the operating system's drag&drop facility to copy pictures from the card to the computer's hard drive, the same way you copy any other files. Or you can use any photo cataloging program, such as Picasa.

Vivitar ViviCam... | Answered on Mar 22, 2012


SD and SDHC cards have a slide switch along one edge. The position farthest from the metal contacts locks the card, protecting it from writes. The position nearest the contacts unlocks the card.

Vivitar ViviCam... | Answered on Mar 22, 2012

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