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Olympus VG-150 Digital Camera

Compact Camera 12MP 4x Oct 2012
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Good size
Good technical features
Expert reviews are poor

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Reviews

Olympus Has Good Digital Camera Reviews

Based on 4,447 expert and user reviews (including 84 verified purchases), Olympus has good ratings for its cameras. Olympus also has good ratings specifically for its low megapixel digital cameras compared to other manufacturers. 100% of those that bought a Olympus camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Expert Reviews Are Poor

This low megapixel digital camera received a rating of 60% from expert review website techmagnifier.com. That puts this camera in the bottom 4% of all the cameras of this spec and age.


Packaging Content

Has a Hand Strap

The Olympus VG-150 has a hand strap. Most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been around for more than two years also have a hand strap.

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Has an AC Adapter Included

The Olympus VG-150 has an AC adapter included. Most of the other digital cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera also have an AC adapter included.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Olympus VG-150 has a batteries included, as do most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

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Display

Quite Low Display Resolution (numeric)

The Olympus VG-150 has a fairly low display resolution (numeric) (only 230,000 pixels) compared to most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera. The display resolutions (numeric) of digital cameras of this type and age range from 640 pixels to 1,100,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 420,000 pixels.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Olympus VG-150 has a relatively typical display diagonal (2.7 inches) compared to most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera.

Alternative 2.7" screen digital cameras currently available that you might also want to consider include the 105 + DCC-60, or the SX40 HS both from Canon or the Panasonic DMC-FT3 which has better reviews.

If you want a camera with a larger display diagonal then you might also want to consider the XF1 ($156.39) (2.8"), or the X100 (2.8") both from Fujifilm or the Canon PowerShot N ($179.99) (2.8") which also has a higher rating.

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Networking

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Like most of the other digital cameras that were released more than two years ago, the Olympus VG-150 does not support Wi-Fi.

We compared all the other cameras which also support Wi-Fi to this digital camera and we think the PowerShot S200 IS, or the S110 both from Canon or the Nikon D3000 + AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Feature Bluetooth

The Olympus VG-150 does not feature bluetooth. Most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago also do not feature bluetooth.

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Light Exposure

Supports Five ISO Sensitivities

The Olympus VG-150 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This digital camera supports a 400 ISO sensitivity, which is the most commonly supported ISO sensitivity supported by low megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The ISO sensitivities "100", "200", "800" and "1600" are also supported by this Olympus camera.

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Lens System

Fairly Small Maximum Aperture Number

The biggest maximum aperture number of digital cameras of this age and type is 1.8 and the smallest is 22. At 6.5, the Olympus VG-150 has a quite small maximum aperture number compared to most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Olympus VG-150 has a pretty typical digital zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 4x digital zoom cameras currently available including the A800, or the 510 HS both from Canon or the Panasonic DMC-FT4 which has better reviews.

If this low megapixel digital camera digital zoom is too small for you then you might want to consider the G3WP ($99.99) (4.5x), or the G5WP (4.5x) both from GE or the Canon 500 (4.1x) which is also higher rated.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Olympus VG-150 has a relatively typical optical zoom compared to most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera.

We compared this camera to all the other 4x optical zoom cameras and we think the 105 + DCC-60, and the ELPH 100 HS both from Canon or the Nikon Coolpix S2500 ($145.66) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

Digital cameras with a bigger optical zoom that might also be worth looking at include the Coolpix P340 ($665.31) (5x), or the P330 (5x) both from Nikon or the Panasonic DMC-FT4 (4.6x) which also has a higher rating.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports PictBridge

The Olympus VG-150 supports PictBridge. Most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera also support PictBridge.

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Audio

Features Voice Recording

The Olympus VG-150 features voice recording. Most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that came out around the same time as this camera also feature voice recording.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Olympus VG-150 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to this camera also have a built-in microphone.

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Camera

Features Brightness Adjustment

The Olympus VG-150 features brightness adjustment, as do most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Olympus VG-150 does not have a GPS (satellite), although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other comparable spec cameras that came out around the same time as this camera also do not have a GPS (satellite).

Alternative digital cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) that you might want to consider include the DMC-FT3, or the DMC-FT4 both from Panasonic or the Canon SX230 HS which also has a higher rating.

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Features

Good Technical Features

One owner mentioned in their reviews that it had good features.


Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Olympus VG-150 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera.

Alternative cameras with an image stabilizer currently available that you might want to consider include the Nikon D3S, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77, or the Canon SX50 HS which has better reviews.

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3264 X 2448 Still Image Resolution

The Olympus VG-150 has a 3264 x 2448 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most digital cameras of this age and spec. Most low megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). This camera also have still image resolution(s) of 1280 x 960, 1600 x 1200, 1920 x 1080 and 2048 x 1536 and 2560 x 1920. Across all cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera the best still image resolution is 4032 x 3024 and the worst is 640 x 360.

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Other Features

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Olympus VG-150 supports video capability. Most of the other digital cameras that were released more than two years ago also support video capability.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative digital cameras which support video capability currently available including the D3S, the D5000, or the D300S all from Nikon which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Olympus VG-150 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this digital camera.

Other cameras with a built-in flash currently available that you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the D3S, or the L25 both from Nikon or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77.

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Features Date Imprinting

The Olympus VG-150 features date imprinting. Most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to this camera also feature date imprinting.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The Olympus VG-150 has a USB 2.0 port, as do most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera.

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Power

Powered by L 70B Battery

One customer wrote in their reviews that the Olympus VG-150 had a good battery life. Techmagnifier.com wrote five years ago “Powered by L 70B Battery” in their review of the Olympus VG-150.


Sports a Display of 3 Inches TFT Color LCD

Two customers said in their reviews that the product had a good screen. Techmagnifier.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera five years ago “Sports a display of 3 inches TFT color LCD” yet they rated it 17.6 out of 100.

MPE 4 AVCH.264 Movie Recording With Sound

One owner mentioned in their reviews that it was good for video recording. Five years ago Techmagnifier.com said in their review of this digital camera “MPE 4 AVCH.264 movie recording with sound” however despite that they only scored it 17.6 out of 100.

Comes With Effective 14 Mega Pixels

One person who bought it reckoned that it was able to produce good images. One customer wrote in their reviews that the Olympus VG-150 had a good picture resolution. Techmagnifier.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “Comes with effective 14 Mega Pixels” .

Optical Zoom of 5x

Three owners said in their reviews that it had a good zoom. Techmagnifier.com wrote five years ago “Optical zoom of 5x” in their Olympus VG-150 review but they only scored the product 1 stars. One person said in their reviews that it had a good image stabiliser. Techmagnifier.com said in their review of this digital camera “Provided with CCD shift image stabilizer”.


Video

Supports Video Recording

The Olympus VG-150 supports video recording. Most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been around for more than two years also support video recording.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Olympus VG-150 does not support Full HD video, unlike most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras with a Full HD video and we think the VH-510, or the XZ-2 ($449.99) both from Olympus or the Canon S110 which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Only 320 X 240 Pixels Video Resolution

The Olympus VG-150 supports a maximum video resolution of 320 x 240 pixels. That's 75% less video resolution than the most common video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this camera).

This camera's video resolution (320 x 240 pixels) is actually the worst supported video resolution across all cameras of a comparable spec and age to this digital camera.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolutions is the best supported video resolution across similar types of camera.

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Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

One owner who bought the Olympus VG-150 thought it was compact. Expert website Techmagnifier.com wrote five years ago “It features a fast lens, 5x optical zoom, 14 Megapixel, face-detection and a TFT Color LCD display, all in a compact package” .


Other

Released Over Four Years Ago

Olympus released the VG-150 in April 2017.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers vg150zil
Barcodes 03610170636229, 03610170826460, 04017386010116, 04017386421608, 04545350040079, 04545350040147, 08432932006614, 08432932006621
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