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Olympus VG-180 Digital Camera

16MP 5x CCD Jan 2013
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Sensor Type Release Date
If You Don T Like Messing Around With Settings And Just Want A Stylish, Slim And Inexpensive Camera That Makes It Easy To Take Great Photos And Movies, You Ve Found It. And A Bit More On Top. But... More
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22 Reasons For

Good User Reviews

Based on 48 user reviews this Olympus camera has an average user rating of 80%.

Good Quality Pictures

Several customers who bought it said that it was able to produce good images. Eileen S. wrote in her Olympus VG-180 review on Amazon “Take very clear photo's”. Last year I. Zaneres wrote “Good pictures.”. I. Zaneres also said “The supplier should, I feel, have pointed out that these "optional" extras are in fact essentials if you want to print or save your pics to a PC or laptop”.

Good Size

A number of Olympus VG-180 reviewers said in their reviews that the product was compact. Amjr said two years ago “Very good compact camera with the usual features”. Ann Molloy she wrote on Amazon “Compact and super picture clarity”. Margaret Anne wrote “Nice and compact”.

Two Olympus VG-180 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that the product was thin. Ed rated it 5 stars and he wrote on Amazon “The operations are perfect without being too complicated which is good for people who don't want too technological type camera's this is small, slim”. Peter wrote on Amazon “Very slim & compact thanks to the small re-chargeable Li-ion battery” in his Olympus VG-180 review.

One Olympus VG-180 owner who purchased it considered that it was lightweight. Two years ago Pn from Norfolk mentioned on Amazon “My concern is that it is made of rather lightweight plastic and definitely needs the protective case which I bought separately” in their review of this digital camera but despite that they only scored it 3 stars.

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Easy to Use

Nineteen people who reviewed the product reckoned that it was easy to use. Aam wrote on Amazon two years ago “Easy to use and nice pictures and videos” in their review of the Olympus VG-180 and rated it 4 stars. Also two years ago Alan John Nash rated the Olympus VG-180 5 stars and he mentioned on Amazon “Easy to use perfecft for trips away” in his review of the Olympus VG-180. Devongooner mentioned “Really nice camera, dead easy to use” in their review of this digital camera.

Nice Design

Several Olympus VG-180 owners concluded that it was neat. Devongooner wrote “It's really small and neat and starts up very quickly” in their review of the Olympus VG-180 and rated the product 5 stars. Ed gave it an excellent review and he said on Amazon “So light, fits into shirt pocket neatly” in his review of the Olympus VG-180. Janet mentioned in her review on Amazon “Neat and compact, easy to use”.

One customer who reviewed it reckoned that it was good looking. Sharon Cana S.cana gave the product a score of 5 stars and she wrote two years ago “The colour is eye catching and trendy to look at”.

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Olympus Has Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

Compact cameras built by Olympus have good ratings on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all digital cameras (not just compact cameras) and found that Olympus also has good ratings across its entire range.

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Good Video Capture

Some customers thought it was good for video recording.

Good Product Quality

Several Olympus VG-180 reviewers who bought it reckoned that it was good quality. Peter he wrote “It also takes good quality video with sound”.

Robust

One Olympus VG-180 owner who reviewed it thought it was strong and durable. Cookie said “I used to have an Olympus camera which was really sturdy, durable and lasted for 8 years of heavy use”.

Good Quality Lens

Some people who purchased this digital camera considered that it had a good zoom. Janet she wrote on Amazon two years ago “The zoom is easy to use too”.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

One Olympus VG-180 reviewer wrote that the Olympus VG-180 had a good screen. Jilliz mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “A nice large screen on the back for easy viewing”.

CCD Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CCD sensor type, which is typical of many compact cameras that were launched more than two years ago. 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.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is typical of many digital cameras that are a similar age to it. 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 the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], or the Canon SX280 HS[plb_2126239_price] which has better reviews.

If the memory card type of this camera is not good enough for you then you might want to look at the Sony DSC-H400[plb_2169604_price] (MicroSD (TransFlash)|MicroSDHC|MicroSDXC|MS Duo|MS Micro (M2)|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC).

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Olympus VG-180 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other digital cameras of this type and age also have an image stabilizer.

Alternative digital cameras with an image stabilizer currently available that you might want to consider include the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Olympus VG-180 has a built-in flash. Most of the other compact cameras that were released more than two years ago also have a built-in flash.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available including because of it's better review score, the GE A1455[plb_1772760_price].

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Features Four Flash Modess

The Olympus VG-180 has a greater number of flash modes than most digital cameras of a similar age and type to it. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most frequently featured flash modes featured on cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the VG-180. The flash modess "Fill-in", "Flash off" and "Red-eye reduction" are also featured on this Olympus digital camera.

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Has Five White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the Olympus VG-180 is more than most compact cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on digital cameras that came out around the same time as the VG-180. The white balances "Cloudy", "Fluorescent", "Sunny" and "Tungsten" are also found on this digital camera.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Olympus VG-180 has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) found on most compact cameras that came out more than two years ago. This Olympus camera also have a still image resolution(s) of 2048 x 1536 and 3264 x 2448. Across all cameras that were released more than two years ago the worst still image resolution is 640 x 360 and the best is 5152 x 3864.

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Five Number of Aspheric Elementss

The Olympus VG-180 is a five number of aspheric elements camera. Most of the other similar spec cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the VG-180 have between 1 and 14 number of aspheric elementss.

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Fairly Small Maximum Aperture Number

With a maximum aperture number of 6.5, the Olympus VG-180 has one of the smaller maximum aperture numbers amongst compact cameras of this age. The average maximum aperture number of cameras that came out around the same time as the VG-180 is 6.9, and the maximum aperture numbers range from 1.8 to 87.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum image resolution on cameras of a similar spec and age to it.

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Supports One Audio Formats Supported

The Olympus VG-180 has a greater number of audio formats than most compact cameras that have been available for more than two years. This camera supports a WAV audio formats supported, which is the most commonly supported audio formats supported supported by cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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14 Reasons Against

Poor Support

Several Olympus VG-180 owners who reviewed it reckoned that it did not have good technical guidance. Amjr wrote “The only issue we had is that there was no user guide included - a simple booklet showing how to find the features would have been useful”. Fly243 said on Amazon “Good little camera - arrived promptly and could fault nothing except instruction leaflet very basic” but in spite of that they still rated it 4 stars.

Inferior Technical Features

One person who reviewed it reckoned that it did not have good features.

Does Not Support Video Capability

The Olympus VG-180 does not support video capability, although it is worth noting that most of the other cameras that were released more than two years ago also do not support video capability.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Like most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the VG-180, the Olympus VG-180 does not support Full HD video.

We think you might also be interested in other cameras which also support Full HD video including the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], or the Nikon Coolpix P330[plb_1724102_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Like most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to the VG-180, the Olympus VG-180 does not support wi-Fi.

There are a number of other cameras which also support wi-Fi which you might want to consider including the Galaxy Camera EK-GC110[pl_2083466_price], or the SAMSUNG WB150F[pl_1682907_price] both from Samsung.

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Not 3D

The Olympus VG-180 is not 3D, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age are also not 3D.

If you would prefer a digital camera that is 3D then you might want to consider the Panasonic DMC-TZ30[plb_1847857_price], or the Nikon Coolpix P330[plb_1724102_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Olympus VG-180 does not have a GPS (satellite). Most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to the VG-180 also do not have a GPS (satellite).

Alternative digital cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) that you might want to consider include the Nikon Coolpix P330[plb_1724102_price], the Canon IXUS 140[plb_1561326_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ41[plb_2149949_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the VG-180, the Olympus VG-180 is not waterproof.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

At only 5 times zoom factor, the Olympus VG-180 has a fairly small optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type. The average optical zoom of comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago is 9.3x.

There are a number of alternative 5x optical zoom cameras currently available that you might also want to consider including the Sony DSC-W630[plb_1873640_price], or the Samsung SAMSUNG ST96[plb_1338363_price] which has better reviews.

Digital cameras with a bigger optical zoom that might be worth considering include the Sony DSC-W810[plb_2109582_price] (6x) which is also higher rated.

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Very Short Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

The Olympus VG-180 has a fairly short slowest camera shutter speed (only 2 seconds) compared to most of the other compact cameras that came out more than two years ago. The average slowest camera shutter speed of compact cameras that were released more than two years ago is 14s.

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Only Features One Light Metering

The number of light metering modes featured on the Olympus VG-180 is more than most cameras of this spec and age. The most frequently featured light metering is Centre-weighted, but this light metering is not featured on this camera. The light meterings Evaluative (Multi-pattern) are also featured on this digital camera.

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Very Low ISO Sensitivity (max)

At only 1,600, the Olympus VG-180 has a quite low ISO sensitivity (max) compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as the VG-180. Across all the comparable spec cameras that have been available for a similar time to the VG-180 the ISO sensitivity (max)s range from 3 to 26,000.

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Very Small Internal Memory

Cameras of a similar age and type to the VG-180 have internal memorys of between 6.9MB and 8.2GB, and the average internal memory is 280MB. With an internal memory of only 16.4 megabytes, the Olympus VG-180 has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other compact cameras that are a comparable age to the VG-180.

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Only 640 X 480 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the Olympus VG-180 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 digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the VG-180 the worst video resolution is 320 x 240 pixels and the best is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Olympus VG-180

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when this compact camera digital camera was released.

Average Megapixel

With a megapixel of 16 megapixels, the Olympus VG-180 has a fairly average megapixel compared to most of the other compact cameras that are a similar age to the VG-180.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 16MP cameras and we think the Powershot A3500 IS[pl_1476759_price], and the PowerShot A4000[pl_1488638_price] both from Canon which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you want a camera with a higher megapixel then you might also want to look at the Sony DSC-W630[plb_1873640_price] (16.1MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Display Diagonal

At 2.7 inches, the Olympus VG-180 has a pretty average display diagonal compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the VG-180.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 2.7" screen cameras and we think the Sony DSC-W630[plb_1873640_price], and the easypix V1016[plb_1721318_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this Olympus camera display diagonal is too small for you then you might want to look at the Nikon Coolpix S5300[plb_2272796_price] (3"), or the Sony DSC-HX60[plb_2166574_price] (3") which is also higher rated.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Total Megapixels
Supported Aspect Ratios
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical 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)
Number of Aspheric Elements
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Closest Focusing Distance
Auto Mode Focusing Range (wide)
Auto Mode Focusing Range (tele)
Focus
Light Exposure
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Formats Supported
Voice Recording
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Display Resolution (numeric)
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
DC-In Jack
Camera
White Balance
Self-Timer Delay
Image Editing
Camera File System
Scene Modes
Weight & Dimensions
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
System Requirements
Windows Operating Systems Supported
Packaging Content
Batteries Included
Networking
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Other Features
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity

User Reviews

(46)
Reviewed 23 June 2015 by Colin Perrott
(Verified Purchase)

Excellent camera, very pleased, thank you.

Reviewed 21 June 2015 by Shippen
(Verified Purchase)

Excellent little camera, not over-complicated to use and producing good quality photos.

Reviewed 29 April 2015 by K Gresham
(Verified Purchase)

Pure magic at the right price and the speed of Amazon's delivery service made my head spin. Well done all involved.

Reviewed 15 April 2015 by Shieldsman
(Verified Purchase)

Rubbish... screen at back broke and was not worth repairing.

Reviewed 6 April 2015 by I. Zaneres | 2 Comments
(Verified Purchase)

Bought this for my wife who is not very Au fait with gadgets, she got on fine, but has after 10 months asked me to print the best of her efforts, but despite many efforts my windows xp fails to... Read more…

Reviewed 17 March 2015 by J. D. N. Sewell "jeremy London"
(Verified Purchase)

Good camera but lasted 2 months before it stopped working, the screen is now blank and i cannot take photos. it must be an internal electronics issue, as i can view photos already taken without... Read more…

Reviewed 12 March 2015 by Mat Snow "Mat Snow"
(Verified Purchase)

Missing battery charge adapter and lead. Not 'like new' at all. Had to return. Very disappointed.

Reviewed 11 February 2015 by Michael Homewood
(Verified Purchase)

Present went down very well.

(Verified Purchase)

Small and handy but take very clear photo's. The zoom isnt brilliant but about what you would expect from a camera this size and this prize.

Reviewed 14 January 2015 by Mrs P Gillyon
(Verified Purchase)

Had to return not up to scratch supplier was very helpfull.

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Manufacturer Part Numbers olympus v106120be000
Barcodes 00050332185487, 04545350043681, 04545350043698

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