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Olympus VG-140

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Olympus VG-140

Olympus VG-140
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A classic and good spec compact camera
Compact 14MP 5x Yes Aug 2012
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Olympus VG-140 Review

With very good features and reviews, we have scored the Olympus VG-140 as follows:
72
Reviews
1 Review
77
Features
Good Features
66
Overall Score
Good

Why Has it Scored 66?

It has below average expert reviews with an average expert rating of 50%.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better digital cameras are available. View the latest cameras 2018.
It has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Average optical zoom
Has an image stabilizer
The right camera for every occasion
14 megapixels
5x wide angle optical zoom
3.0" LCD screen
One touch HD movie
Digital image stabilisation
Intelligent auto
AF (auto focus) tracking
Face detection
Magic art filters
In-Camera help guides
Lower than average megapixels
Only 4288 x 3216 pixels image resolution

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Olympus VG-140 In-Depth Analysis

Features

Lower Than Average Megapixels

The Olympus VG-140's sensor megapixels of only 14MP is lower than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the lowest 30% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature. The megapixels of cameras range from 0.3MP to 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP.

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Only 4288 X 3216 Pixels Image Resolution

The Olympus VG-140 has a maximum image resolution of 4288 x 3216 pixels. That's 13% lower image resolution than the most common resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels. Across all digital cameras the resolution ranges from 640 x 480 pixels (worst) to 8256 x 6192 pixels (best).

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Average Optical Zoom

The optical zoom of the Olympus VG-140 of 5x is pretty standard compared to most other cameras. It is bigger than 45% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Only 1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The Olympus VG-140 has a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. That's 56% lower video resolution than the most frequently found resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. Across all digital cameras the best resolution is 3840 x 3840 pixels and the worst is 160 x 120 pixels. A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is known as "HD 720".

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Olympus VG-140 has an image stabilizer. 78% of cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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Average Minimum Aperture Number

The Olympus VG-140's minimum aperture number of 2.8 is fairly average compared to most other cameras. It is larger than 34% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Very Low Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The Olympus VG-140's maximum ISO sensitivity of only 1,600 is in the lowest 16% of all cameras when sorted by this feature. The average maximum ISO sensitivity of all cameras is 14,000, with the lowest being 200 and the highest being 820,000.

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Faster Than Average Camera Shutter Speed

The camera shutter speed of the Olympus VG-140 of 0.5s is faster than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the fastest 9% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Very Light

The Olympus VG-140's weight of only 125g is lighter than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the lightest 20% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature. The average weight of all cameras is 300g, with the lightest being 50g and the heaviest being 1.5kg.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Olympus VG-140 has a built-in flash, as do 68% of cameras.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Olympus VG-140's display diagonal of 3" is fairly typical compared to most other cameras. It is in the largest 74% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Like most other cameras, the Olympus VG-140 does not support Full HD video. 76% of digital cameras do not support Full HD video.

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Very Light

The weight of the Olympus VG-140 of only 0.125kg is lighter than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the lightest 27% of all cameras when sorted by this feature. The average weight of all cameras is 0.25kg, with the lightest being 0.095kg and the heaviest being 1.3kg.

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Average Image Sensor Size

The Olympus VG-140's image sensor size of 0.435" is pretty average compared to most other cameras. It is bigger than 61% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Supports Video Capability

video capability

The Olympus VG-140 supports video capability. 67% of cameras do not support video capability.

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Average Digital Zoom

The digital zoom of the Olympus VG-140 of 4x is pretty average compared to most other digital cameras. It is bigger than 33% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Only 640 X 480 Still Image Resolution

The highest still image resolution supported by the Olympus VG-140 is 640 x 480. That's 90% lower still image resolution than the most common resolution of 1712 x 1712. Across all cameras the best resolution is 6016 x 4016 and the worst is 384 x 480.

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Very Low Display Resolution

The Olympus VG-140's display resolution of only 230,000 pixels is in the lowest 22% of all cameras when ordered by this feature. Across all the cameras the display resolutions range from 23,000 pixels to 6,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 620,000 pixels.

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Only 165 Battery Life

Most cameras take between 4 and 4,699 battery life, including the Olympus VG-140 which takes 165 battery life.

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Does Not Have an HDMI

The Olympus VG-140 does not have an HDMI. 55% of cameras also do not have an HDMI.

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Longer Than Average Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of the Olympus VG-140 of 26mm is longer than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the longest 22% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Features Face Detection

The Olympus VG-140 features face detection. 88% of cameras do not feature face detection.

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Larger Than Average Maximum Aperture Number

The maximum aperture number of the Olympus VG-140 of 6.5 is larger than 81% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

olympus optical4x

Barcodes:

00050332177437, 00050332179363

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