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Olympus VG-160

A great value for money and fully featured 14 megapixel 5 times zoom factor digital camera
Compact Camera 14MP 5x Yes Dec 2013
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date

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Olympus VG-160 Review

Representing excellent value for money but with good features, we have ranked the Olympus VG-160 number 229 across all digital cameras.
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Why Has it Scored 68?

It has ok expert reviews with an average expert rating of 64%. Canon digital cameras have excellent reviews in general.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better cameras are available. View the latest digital cameras 2017.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Very light
1" image sensor size
Only 4288 x 3216 pixels image resolution
Very low display resolution (numeric)
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Olympus VG-160 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Poor Expert Reviews

On average, based on two expert reviews from sites including fotomaniak.pl and parentesis.com the average expert rating of this camera is 64 out of 100. It seems that camera experts really don't rate this digital camera very highly.

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Olympus Has Very Good Digital Camera Reviews

Based on 6,180 expert and user reviews (including 1,319 verified purchases), Olympus has very good reviews for its digital cameras. Olympus also has very good reviews specifically for its cameras. 89% of those that bought a Olympus digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Features

Average Megapixel

The Olympus VG-160 has a relatively average megapixel (14 megapixels) compared to most of the other cameras.

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Only 4288 X 3216 Pixels Image Resolution

The Olympus VG-160 has a 4288 x 3216 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than most cameras. Most cameras have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution. Across all cameras the image resolution ranges from 2592 x 1944 pixels (worst) to 7680 x 5120 pixels (best).

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1" Image Sensor Size

This camera has a 1|1/2.3" image sensor size, which is typical of many cameras.

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Very Light

The Olympus VG-160 is one of the lighter cameras (only 125 grams) amongst cameras of this age. Across all the cameras the weights range from 1g to 1.5kg, and the average weight is 300g.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 5 times zoom factor, the Olympus VG-160 has a fairly average optical zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras.

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Has a Built-In Flash

The Olympus VG-160 has a built-in flash. Most of the other cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Quite Large Display Diagonal

The smallest display diagonal of cameras is 0.5" and the largest is 9". The Olympus VG-160 has a fairly large display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other cameras.

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Very Low Display Resolution (numeric)

At only 230,000 pixels, the Olympus VG-160 has a fairly low display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other digital cameras. Cameras have display resolutions (numeric) of between 3 pixels and 16,000,000 pixels.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Olympus VG-160 does not support Wi-Fi, unlike most of the other digital cameras.

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Supports Video Capability

The Olympus VG-160 supports video capability. Most of the other cameras also support video capability.

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Only 165 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

The Olympus VG-160 is a digital camera that takes 165 shots battery life (CIPA standard).

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Features Date Imprinting

The Olympus VG-160 features date imprinting, as do most of the other cameras.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Olympus VG-160 features brightness adjustment. Most of the other cameras also feature brightness adjustment.

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Features Noise Reduction

The Olympus VG-160 features noise reduction, as do most of the other cameras.

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Has a Tripod Mountable

The Olympus VG-160 has a tripod mountable, as do most of the other digital cameras.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most of the other cameras, the Olympus VG-160 does not have a GPS (satellite).

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Does Not Feature Bluetooth

Like most of the other cameras, the Olympus VG-160 does not feature bluetooth.

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Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the Olympus VG-160 has a pretty typical digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras.

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Five Aspherical Lenses

Most digital cameras have between 1 and 14 aspherical lenses, including the Olympus VG-160 which has five aspherical lenses.

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4288 X 3216 Still Image Resolution

The Olympus VG-160 has a 4288 x 3216 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most cameras. Most cameras have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). In addition, this camera have still image resolution(s) of 3264 x 2448, 2560 x 1920, 2048 x 1536, 1920 x 1080 and 1600 x 1200 and 1280 x 960. Across all cameras the still image resolution ranges from S: (3:2) 2496 x 1664 / (16:9) 2496 x 1408 / (1:1) 1664 x 1664 (worst) to 6016 x 4000 (best).

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Olympus VG-160 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture Number

The smallest minimum aperture number of cameras is -2, the largest is 22, and the average minimum aperture number is 3.4. At only 2.8, the Olympus VG-160 has a fairly small minimum aperture number compared to most of the other cameras.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

This camera was released in December 2013.


Olympus VG-160 Review Sources

To prepare this Olympus VG-160 review we compared this digital camera to 100 other models. For each digital camera that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 303,840 product attributes, 186,316 digital camera reviews and 2,554,000 historical digital camera prices from 0 digital camera retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this digital camera compared to the other models as well as any areas where this digital camera is lacking.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers olympus vg160silver, olympus vg160x
Barcodes 00050332182561, 00050332182578, 00050332182585, 00050332182592, 00503321825784, 00503321825852, 03610170826569, 03610170826743, 04545350040109, 04545350040116, 04545350040123, 04545350040130, 08432932006577, 08432932006591, 08432932006607, 08432932007314, 08432932007321, 08432932007345

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