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Olympus VH-520
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Olympus VH-520 Digital Camera

14MP 10x CMOS Mar 2013
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Sensor Type Release Date
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Expert Reviews Are Good

Digital camera expert review site agdlab.pl scored this camera 80%. This means that experts are not that keen on this compact camera digital camera.

Olympus Cameras Have Good Reviews

On average Olympus compact cameras have good ratings compared to other manufacturers as do all cameras built by Olympus.

Good Quality Pictures

One customer reckoned that the Olympus VH-520 was able to produce good images. Kemblesteve wrote last year “Very small, great still photos and average video.” in their Olympus VH-520 review.

SD Compatible Memory Cards

This camera supports an SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is the most commonly supported compatible memory cards on comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

Like most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the VH-520, the Olympus VH-520 has an image stabilizer.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other cameras that are a similar age to the VH-520, the Olympus VH-520 has a built-in flash.

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4288 X 3216 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Olympus VH-520 has a higher still image resolution than most digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. This Olympus digital camera has a 4288 x 3216 still image resolution(s), whereas most compact cameras that were launched around the same time as it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). This camera also have a still image resolution(s) of 2048 x 1536 and 3264 x 2448. Across all compact cameras that are a similar age to the VH-520 the still image resolution ranges from 640 x 360 to 5152 x 3864.

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Has Three White Balances

The Olympus VH-520 has a greater number of white balance modes than most compact cameras that are a comparable age to it. The most commonly found white balance is Auto, but this white balance is not found on this camera. The white balances Fluorescent, Sunny and Tungsten are also found on this Olympus camera.

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2 USB Version

This camera supports a 2 USB version, which is the most frequently supported USB version on similar spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as it.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

The highest video resolution supported by the Olympus VH-520 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by compact cameras that were released more than two years ago. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this camera. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

This digital camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best supported video resolution across all digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the VH-520.

The worst supported video resolution across similar types of digital camera is 320 x 240 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the Olympus VH-520 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution.

This digital camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best video resolution amongst all digital cameras of a similar age and type to the VH-520.

Amongst similar types of digital camera the worst video resolution is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Features One Light Metering

The Olympus VH-520 has a greater number of light metering modes than most cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. The most frequently featured light metering is Centre-weighted, but this light metering is not featured on this digital camera. The light meterings Spot are also featured on this camera.

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TFT Display

The Olympus VH-520 has a TFT display which is better than the LCD display found on most comparable spec cameras that came out more than two years ago. 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. Across all cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the VH-520 the display ranges from LCD (worst) to AMOLED (best).

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10 Reasons Against

Quite Small Digital Zoom

The digital zooms of compact cameras that are a similar age to the VH-520 range from 1x to 810x, and the average digital zoom is 11x. When compared to other cameras of this type and age that we have checked, the digital zoom of the Olympus VH-520 of only 2 times zoom factor is one of the smallest.

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Does Not Support Video Capability

The Olympus VH-520 does not support video capability, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other compact cameras that were released around the same time as the VH-520 also do not support video capability.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Like most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for more than two years, the Olympus VH-520 does not support Full HD video.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Like most of the other compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as the VH-520, the Olympus VH-520 does not support wi-Fi.

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Not 3D

The Olympus VH-520 is not 3D. Most of the other compact cameras that have been around for more than two years are also not 3D.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Olympus VH-520 does not have a GPS (satellite), although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other cameras of this age and spec also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other compact cameras that have been around for more than two years, the Olympus VH-520 is not waterproof.

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Very Short Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

With a slowest camera shutter speed of only 2 seconds, the Olympus VH-520 has a quite short slowest camera shutter speed compared to most of the other digital cameras of this type and age. The shortest slowest camera shutter speed of digital cameras of this type and age is 0.12s, the longest is 250s, and the average slowest camera shutter speed is 14s.

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Only Features Three Flash Modess

The Olympus VH-520 has a greater number of flash modes than most cameras of this type and age. This Olympus digital camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on compact cameras that were launched around the same time as the VH-520. The flash modess "Flash off" and "Red-eye reduction" are also featured on this camera.

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Only Has Three Shooting Modess

The number of shooting modes found on the Olympus VH-520 is more than most digital cameras of this spec and age. This Olympus digital camera has an Auto shooting modes, which is the most frequently found shooting modes found on cameras of a comparable age and spec to the VH-520. The shooting modess "Movie" and "Scene" are also found on this camera.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Olympus VH-520

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this camera was released.

Average Display Diagonal

The Olympus VH-520 has a fairly typical display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this type and age.

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Average Optical Zoom

The Olympus VH-520 has a pretty standard optical zoom (10 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other compact cameras that were released around the same time as the VH-520.

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Average Megapixel

The Olympus VH-520 has a fairly standard megapixel (14 megapixels) compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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MOS Sensor Type

The Olympus VH-520 has a MOS sensor type which is better than the CCD sensor type found on most digital cameras of this age and spec.

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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
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
Closest Focusing Distance
Normal Focusing Range
Normal Focusing Range (wide)
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
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
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Formats Supported
Voice Recording
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Internal Memory
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Display Resolution (numeric)
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
DC-In Jack
HDMI
USB Version
Camera
White Balance
Shooting Modes
Self-Timer Delay
Camera File System
Tripod Mountable
Camera Playback
Brightness Adjustment
Scene Modes
Weight & Dimensions
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Packaging Content
Batteries Included
Other Features
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity

Expert Reviews

(2)
1 January 2005

With slightly smaller dimensions than the previous D-510 model...

10 March 2014

Jaki aparat do 1000 z? wybra?? Jaki kompakt b?dzie najlepszy na wakacje?Wspó?czesne aparaty kompaktowe to co? znacznie wi?cej ni? tylko zwyk?e cyfrowe...

User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 1 April 2015 by KembleSteve
(Verified Purchase)

Very small, great still photos and average video, but great for what it is.
I bought it for the slo-mo function, but while I would like more resolution, it still works well and for the money... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers olympus 10, olympus 10f, olympus 10fa, olympus 10fac, olympus 10fach, olympus v108060wu000, olympus 4545350043513
Barcodes 00050332185272, 00050332185326, 04545350043483, 04545350043490, 04545350043506, 04545350043513, 04545350043520, 04545350043537
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