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Olympus VG-170 + Case + 2GB SD Digital Camera

14MP 5x CCD Jan 2012
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Sensor Type Release Date
Experience a compact and convenient point-and-shoot camera but with a truly brilliant extra: Besides being absolutely easy to handle, the new VG-170 provides a flash nearly twice as powerful as on... More
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Olympus Has Good Reviews for Its Cameras

Olympus is one of the better rated digital camera manufacturers according to average user and expert reviews, and Olympus also has good ratings for its compact cameras.

CCD Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CCD sensor type, which is typical of many digital cameras of a similar spec and age to it. CCD sensors produce high quality, low-noise images but consume a lot more power than CMOS sensors. CCD is the most common image sensor type used in digital cameras.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative cameras that have a CCD sensor currently available including because of it's better review score, the Samsung 90[plb_1216_price], the Sony DSC-W630[plb_1873640_price], or the Panasonic DMC-FS40EF-Y[plb_1786919_price].

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is the most frequently supported compatible memory cards on comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available including because of it's better review score, the Panasonic DMC-TZ30[plb_1847857_price], the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], or the Canon N100[plb_2118439_price].

Digital cameras with a better memory card type that might also be worth considering include the Sony DSC-WX220[plb_2165839_price] (MicroSD (TransFlash and higher rated)|MicroSDHC|MicroSDXC|MS Duo|MS Micro (M2 and higher rated)|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC and higher rated).

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Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

Unlike most of the other compact cameras that were released more than two years ago which do not support video capability, the VG-170 + case + 2GB SD supports video capability.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other digital cameras which support video capability currently available including the Nikon D300s[plb_994_price], the Fujifilm FinePix JZ 200[plb_1520169_price], or the Canon IXUS 130[plb_1644860_price] which has better reviews.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Olympus VG-170 + case + 2GB SD has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other digital cameras that have been available for more than two years.

We compared all the other cameras with an image stabilizer to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], the GE J1250[plb_1773000_price], and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ36[plb_1725803_price] is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to the VG-170 + case + 2GB SD, the VG-170 + case + 2GB SD has a built-in flash.

There are a number of alternative cameras with a built-in flash currently available which you might want to consider including the D300s[pl_994_price], or the 3200[pl_1729050_price] both from Nikon or the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Duo[plb_1829795_price] which has better reviews.

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Features Four Flash Modess

The Olympus VG-170 + case + 2GB SD has a greater number of flash modes than most cameras of a similar age and spec to it. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most frequently featured flash modes featured on digital cameras that were released around the same time as the VG-170 + case + 2GB SD. The flash modess "Fill-in", "Flash off" and "Red-eye reduction" are also featured on this Olympus camera.

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Has Four White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the VG-170 + case + 2GB SD is more than most compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on cameras of a similar spec and age to the VG-170 + case + 2GB SD. The white balances "Cloudy", "Daylight" and "Fluorescent" are also found on this digital camera.

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4288 X 3216 Still Image Resolution(s)

The VG-170 + case + 2GB SD has a 4288 x 3216 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. Most cameras of a comparable spec and age to it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). In addition, this camera have still image resolution(s)s of 1280 x 960, 1600 x 1200, 1920 x 1080, 2048 x 1536 and 2560 x 1920 and 3264 x 2448. Across all digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the VG-170 + case + 2GB SD the worst still image resolution is 640 x 360 and the best is 5152 x 3864.

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Supports One Camera File System

The number of camera file systems supported by the VG-170 + case + 2GB SD is more than most compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most frequently supported camera file system supported by digital cameras of this age and spec.

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TFT Display

The VG-170 + case + 2GB SD has a TFT display which is better than most compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. Most comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have an LCD display. TFT LCDs provide better image quality and higher resolutions to earlier LCD displays but their limitations are narrow viewing angles and poor vislibility in direct sunlight. The display of all comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the VG-170 + case + 2GB SD ranges from LCD (worst) to AMOLED (best).

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is the most frequently found focus adjustment on compact cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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10 Reasons Against

Expert Reviews Are Poor

This compact camera digital camera received an expert rating of 60% from parentesis.com. The expert review sites aren't convinced by this digital camera.

Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Olympus VG-170 + case + 2GB SD does not support Full HD video. Most of the other cameras of this type and age also do not support Full HD video.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras with a Full HD video and we think the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], the Nikon 9500[plb_1721861_price], or the Sony KHX20BBGSFDI[plb_1543754_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Like most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been around for more than two years, the VG-170 + case + 2GB SD does not support wi-Fi.

We think you might also be interested in alternative cameras which also support wi-Fi including the ST200[pl_378406_price], the Galaxy Camera EK-GC110[pl_2083466_price], or the SAMSUNG WB150F[pl_1682907_price] all from Samsung which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D

Most cameras that have been around for more than two years are not 3D. The VG-170 + case + 2GB SD is no exception to this as it too is not 3D.

Cameras which are 3D that might be worth considering include the Olympus VR-360[plb_362476_price], the Vivitar T135[plb_1838910_price], or the Nikon 9500[plb_1721861_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most of the other compact cameras that are a comparable age to the VG-170 + case + 2GB SD, the VG-170 + case + 2GB SD does not have a GPS (satellite).

We compared this camera to all the other cameras with a GPS (satellite) and we think the Nikon Coolpix P330[plb_1724102_price], the Sony DSC-HX10V/R[plb_1543755_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40[plb_2046319_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other digital cameras that have been around for more than two years, the VG-170 + case + 2GB SD is not waterproof.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

The smallest optical zoom of cameras that have been around for around the same time as the VG-170 + case + 2GB SD is 3x and the biggest is 63x. The Olympus VG-170 + case + 2GB SD has a quite small optical zoom (only 5 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the VG-170 + case + 2GB SD.

Other 5x optical zoom cameras currently available that you might also want to consider include the Nikon S100[plb_50845_price], or the Samsung 90[plb_1216_price] which has better reviews.

If you would prefer a bigger optical zoom then you might also want to look at the 4200[pl_1830640_price] (6x and higher rated), or the 3200[pl_1729050_price] (6x and higher rated) both from Nikon.

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Very Low ISO Sensitivity (max)

The average ISO sensitivity (max) of compact cameras that are a similar age to the VG-170 + case + 2GB SD is 4,800. With an ISO sensitivity (max) of only 1,600, the VG-170 + case + 2GB SD has one of the lower ISO sensitivity (max)s amongst similar spec cameras of this age.

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Only 640 X 480 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the VG-170 + case + 2GB SD is 640 x 480 pixels. That's 67% less video resolution than a 1280 x 720 pixels digital camera, which is the most common video resolution. Across all compact cameras that were launched more than two years ago the worst video resolution is 320 x 240 pixels and the best is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The number of supported image formats on the Olympus VG-170 + case + 2GB SD is more than most digital cameras that were released around the same time as it. This camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by cameras of this spec and age.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Olympus VG-170 + case + 2GB SD

Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the Olympus VG-170 + case + 2GB SD has a relatively typical display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras of this type and age.

Other 3" screen digital cameras currently available which you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Nikon D300s[plb_994_price], the Canon SX150 IS[plb_41047_price], or the Fujifilm FinePix F770EXR[plb_383572_price].

If you are looking for a digital camera with a larger display diagonal then you might want to look at the IXUS 240 HS[pl_408112_price] (3.2"), the IXUS 510 HS[pl_408144_price] (3.2"), or the 310 HS[pl_651755_price] (3.2") all from Canon which is also higher rated.

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Released Over Five Years Ago

Olympus released the VG-170 + case + 2GB SD over five years ago.

Average Digital Zoom

The VG-170 + case + 2GB SD has a relatively typical digital zoom (4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to the VG-170 + case + 2GB SD.

We compared all the other 4x digital zoom digital cameras to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the 105[pl_377573_price], the PowerShot A3300 IS[pl_66875_price], and the 130[pl_377562_price] all from Canon is also worth considering.

If this camera digital zoom is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the G3WP[pl_1772968_price] (4.5x), or the G5WP[pl_1772971_price] (4.5x) both from GE or the Canon 500[plb_1539093_price] (4.1x) which is also higher rated.

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Average Megapixel

With a megapixel of 14 megapixels, the VG-170 + case + 2GB SD has a pretty average megapixel compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 14MP digital cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix 3100[plb_162310_price], or the Rollei Sportsline 99[plb_173046_price].

If this compact camera digital camera megapixel is not high enough for you then you might want to look at the Canon 130[plb_377562_price] (14.1MP), the Panasonic LS6[plb_1353105_price] (14.1MP), or the Vivitar VF128[plb_2058981_price] (14.1MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Total Megapixels
Supported Aspect Ratios
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Combined Zoom
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
Super Macro Focusing Range
Focus Adjustment
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Focus
Normal Focusing Range (wide)
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Range (wide)
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Voice Recording
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Display Resolution (numeric)
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
DC-In Jack
Camera
GPS (satellite)
White Balance
Self-Timer Delay
Camera File System
Camera Playback
Scene Modes
Weight & Dimensions
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Networking
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Other Features
Video Capability
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Date Imprinting
Camera Shutter Speed

Expert Reviews

(1)
23 May 2013

Si eres el encargado de siempre tomar las fotos en las reuniones familiares, o buscas una cámara para tomar fotos en tu próximo viaje sin que ocupe mucho espacio, esta cámara es ideal...

Smallsize
USBcharging, goodsizedLCDscreenatthispricepoint
Inexpensive
Flash power
3D shooting mode
Photos can took a bit dull
Picture quality
Image noise
Video performance
Build

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers vg170wit, vg170zwa, olympus vg170
Barcodes 00050332182073, 03610170635857, 03610170728344, 03610170779742, 04017386754706, 04545350039349, 04545350039356, 04545350039363, 08432932006638, 08432932006645, 08432932006652
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