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Olympus VG-170

hardwarezone.com.ph Recommended
An award winning and fully featured 14 megapixel 5 times zoom factor camera
Compact 14MP 5x Yes Nov 2012
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date

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Olympus VG-170 Review

With very good reviews but mediocre features, we have scored the Olympus VG-170 as follows for Summary.
72
5 Reviews + 1 Award
1
Not Currently for Sale
50
Good Features
Overall Score
34
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 34?

It has below average expert reviews with an average expert rating of 58%.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest cameras 2017.
Customers report is easy to use.
This Olympus digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Has a built-in flash
1" image sensor size
Only 4288 x 3216 pixels image resolution
Does not have a GPS (satellite)

How Big is the Olympus VG-170?

The Olympus VG-170 is 103.7mm wide and 62.5mm tall. It is 22.2mm deep and weighs g.

Olympus VG-170 front dimensions

Olympus VG-170 size in context

Olympus VG-170 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

One Industry Award

This digital camera received a "Recommended" award from review website Hardwarezone.com.ph who thought that this Olympus camera was very good.

Poor Expert Reviews

This camera has an average expert rating of 58 out of 100 based on five expert reviews from sites including Ephotozine, Techradar, techradar.com/au/ and parentesis.com. The expert review sites aren't convinced by this digital camera.

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Very Good Brand

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

Customers Report it is Easy to Use

Two people wrote that the Olympus VG-170 was easy to use.

  • In the main, exposure, metering, white balance and speed are all good enough for casual photographers for whom ease of use and features…
  • For those starting out in photography who want an undemanding, simple to use camera…

Features

Only 4288 X 3216 Pixels Image Resolution

The Olympus VG-170 has a 4288 x 3216 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than the 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution found on most cameras. The best image resolution of all cameras is 7680 x 5120 pixels and the worst is 2592 x 1944 pixels.

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Average Megapixel

With a megapixel of 14 megapixels, the Olympus VG-170 has a pretty typical megapixel compared to most of the other cameras.

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1" Image Sensor Size

This camera has a 1|1/2.3" image sensor size, which is the most frequently found image sensor size on cameras.

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Average Optical Zoom

The Olympus VG-170 has a relatively standard optical zoom (5 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other cameras.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Olympus VG-170 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other cameras.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Olympus VG-170 has a fairly average display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other cameras.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Olympus VG-170 does not have a GPS (satellite). Most of the other cameras also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Olympus VG-170 does not support Wi-Fi. Most of the other cameras do support Wi-Fi.

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Supports Video Capability

video capability

The Olympus VG-170 supports video capability, as do most of the other cameras.

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Only 640 Pixels Video Resolution

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4288 X 3216 Still Image Resolution

The Olympus VG-170 has a higher still image resolution than most digital cameras. This camera has a 4288 x 3216 still image resolution(s), whereas most cameras have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). In addition, this Olympus 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 worst still image resolution is S: (3:2) 2496 x 1664 / (16:9) 2496 x 1408 / (1:1) 1664 x 1664 and the best is 6016 x 4000.

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Does Not Feature Bluetooth

Like most of the other cameras, the Olympus VG-170 does not feature bluetooth.

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Features Date Imprinting

The Olympus VG-170 features date imprinting, as do most of the other cameras.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Olympus VG-170 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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Average Digital Zoom

The Olympus VG-170 has a fairly standard digital zoom (4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other cameras.

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

This camera was released in November 2012.


Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00050332182073, 03610170635857, 03610170728344, 03610170779742, 04017386754706, 04545350039349, 04545350039356, 04545350039363, 08432932006638, 08432932006645, 08432932006652

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