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Olympus VG-160

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Olympus VG-160

$274.99
Olympus VG-160
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A good spec and classic compact digital camera, with a fair price
Compact 14MP 5x Yes Oct 2012
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Olympus VG-160 Review

With excellent reviews and very good features, we have ranked the Olympus VG-160 number 394 across all digital cameras.
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Reviews
2 Reviews
78
Value for Money
Very Good
79
Features
Good Features
76
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 76?

It has average expert reviews with an average expert rating of 64%.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better digital cameras are available. View the latest digital cameras 2018.
It has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Average optical zoom
Average minimum aperture number
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 filters
In-Camera help guide
Only 4288 x 3216 pixels image resolution
Lower than average megapixels

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

49
Portrait Photography
Mediocre
32
Landscape Photography
Mediocre
58
Everyday Photography
Average
43
Sports Photography
Mediocre

Olympus VG-160 Video Reviews

How Big is the Olympus VG-160?

The Olympus VG-160 is 96mm wide and 56.5mm tall. It is 19.3mm deep and weighs 0.125kg.

Olympus VG-160 front dimensions
Olympus VG-160 size in context

Olympus VG-160 In-Depth Analysis

Value For Money

Poor Value for Money

Whilst the product is cheaper than 83% of cameras, it has excellent reviews but mediocre features and at $274.99 it does not seem like great value for money overall.

Features

Only 4288 X 3216 Pixels Image Resolution

The highest image resolution of the Olympus VG-160 is 4288 x 3216 pixels. That's 13% lower image resolution than a 4608 x 3456 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found resolution. Across all cameras the resolution ranges from 640 x 480 pixels (worst) to 8256 x 6192 pixels (best).

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Lower Than Average Megapixels

The lowest megapixels of cameras is 0.3MP, the highest is 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP. The Olympus VG-160's sensor megapixels of only 14MP is lower than 70% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Average Optical Zoom

The optical zoom of the Olympus VG-160 of 5x is fairly average compared to most other cameras. It is bigger than 49% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Only 640 X 480 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the Olympus VG-160 is 640 x 480 pixels. That's 85% lower video resolution than a 1920 x 1080 pixels digital camera, which is the most common resolution. Cameras resolutions range from 160 x 120 pixels (worst) to 3840 x 3840 pixels (best). A video resolution of 640 x 480 is known as VGA.

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Average Minimum Aperture Number

The minimum aperture number of the Olympus VG-160 of 2.8 is relatively standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the largest 23% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Olympus VG-160 has an image stabilizer. 78% of cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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Very Low Maximum ISO Sensitivity

Across all the cameras the ISO sensitivities (max) range from 200 to 820,000, and the average maximum ISO sensitivity is 14,000. The Olympus VG-160's maximum ISO sensitivity of only 1,600 is lower than average when compared to most other cameras. It is lower than 89% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Faster Than Average Camera Shutter Speed

The Olympus VG-160's camera shutter speed of 0.5s is in the fastest 11% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Very Light

Across all the digital cameras the weights range from 50g to 1.5kg, and the average weight is 300g. The Olympus VG-160's weight of only 125g is lighter than average when compared to most other cameras. It is lighter than 79% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Olympus VG-160 has a built-in flash, as do 68% of cameras.

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Very Light

Digital cameras have weights of between 0.095kg and 1.3kg, and the average weight is 0.25kg. The Olympus VG-160's weight of only 0.125kg is lighter than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the lightest 30% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Features Noise Reduction

The Olympus VG-160 features noise reduction. 91% of cameras do not feature noise reduction.

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Average Image Sensor Size

The image sensor size of the Olympus VG-160 of 0.435" is fairly standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the biggest 77% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Very Low Display Resolution

The Olympus VG-160's display resolution of only 230,000 pixels is lower than average when compared to most other cameras. It is lower than 83% of all cameras when ranked by this feature. Cameras have display resolutions of between 23,000 pixels and 6,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 620,000 pixels.

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Features Date Imprinting

The Olympus VG-160 features date imprinting. 93% of cameras do not feature date imprinting.

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Only 165 Battery Life

Most cameras take between 4 and 4,699 battery life, including the Olympus VG-160 which takes 165 battery life.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Olympus VG-160 does not have a GPS (satellite), although this is within the context that 89% of cameras also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Olympus VG-160 does not support Wi-Fi. 69% of cameras also do not support Wi-Fi.

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Supports Video Capability

video capability

The Olympus VG-160 supports video capability, which is unusual. 67% of cameras do not support video capability.

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Has a Tripod Mount

The Olympus VG-160 has a tripod mount, unlike 73% of cameras which do not have a tripod mount.

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Does Not Feature Bluetooth

The Olympus VG-160 does not feature bluetooth. 95% of cameras also do not feature bluetooth.

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

The minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of the Olympus VG-160 of 26mm is longer than average when compared to most other cameras. It is longer than 79% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Olympus VG-160 does not support Full HD video, although it is worth keeping in mind that 76% of cameras also do not support Full HD video.

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Larger Than Average Maximum Aperture Number

The maximum aperture number of the Olympus VG-160 of 6.5 is in the largest 16% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Olympus VG-160's display diagonal of 3" is fairly standard compared to most other cameras. It is larger than 11% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Olympus VG-160 features brightness adjustment, unlike 78% of cameras which do not feature brightness adjustment.

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Average Digital Zoom

The digital zoom of the Olympus VG-160 of 4x is relatively typical compared to most other cameras. It is bigger than 64% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Only 640 X 480 Still Image Resolution

The Olympus VG-160 supports a maximum still image resolution of 640 x 480. That's 90% lower still image resolution than the most common resolution of 1712 x 1712. Cameras resolutions range from 384 x 480 (worst) to 6016 x 4016 (best).

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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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