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Olympus VH-510 Digital Camera

12MP 8x CMOS Jan 2014
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Sensor Type Release Date
Still Photos And Movies In High Image Quality. The VH-510 is a Stylish Camera You Can Take Everywhere, Everyday. The VH-510 is a compact camera featuring a stylish design and high performance... More
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Olympus Has Good Digital Camera Reviews

Olympus compact camera digital cameras have good ratings on average and across all cameras Olympus is one of the better rated manufacturers.

3D Compatible

The Olympus VH-510 is 3D compatible, which is unusual. Most of the other cameras that were launched more than two years ago are not 3D compatible.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 3D compatible digital cameras currently available including the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS[plb_66875_price], the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30[plb_1847857_price], or the Nikon Coolpix S9500[plb_1721861_price] which has better reviews.

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SD Memory Card

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is the most frequently supported memory card on similar spec cameras that were launched around the same time as it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

There are a number of other digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available that you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Coolpix L320[pl_1939468_price], or the Coolpix S6800[pl_2118627_price] both from Nikon or the Fujifilm FinePix X10[plb_1150_price].

Cameras with a better memory card type that might also be worth looking at include the Sony DSC-WX350[plb_2163795_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) which is also higher rated.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

Unlike most of the other cameras of this age and type which do not support Full HD video, the Olympus VH-510 supports Full HD video.

Alternative digital cameras which support Full HD video currently available that you might also want to consider include the Fujifilm FinePix X10[plb_1150_price], the Olympus Stylus SH-50[plb_1721351_price], or the Nikon Coolpix S9400[plb_1873860_price] which has better reviews.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the VH-510, the Olympus VH-510 has an image stabiliser.

Alternative cameras with an image stabiliser currently available which you might also want to consider include the J1455[pl_1773004_price], or the A1455[pl_1772760_price] both from GE or the Fujifilm FinePix X10[plb_1150_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Olympus VH-510 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other digital cameras of this type and age.

Other cameras with a built-in flash currently available that you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm FinePix X10[plb_1150_price].

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Has Five White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the Olympus VH-510 is more than most compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. The most commonly found white balance mode is Auto, but this white balance mode is not found on this digital camera. The white balance modes Cloudy, Fluorescent, Shade, 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 typical of many digital cameras of this age and spec.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the Olympus VH-510 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels digital camera, which is the most common video resolution.

This camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best video resolution amongst all digital cameras of a similar type and age to the VH-510.

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

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Olympus VH-510 supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of the most common video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this camera). In addition, this Olympus camera supports a video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. 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 actually the best supported video resolution amongst all compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the VH-510.

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

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Supports Two Image Formats

The Olympus VH-510 has a greater number of supported image formats than most digital cameras of this spec and age. This Olympus camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the VH-510. The image format "EXIF" is also supported by this camera.

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Quite High Maximum ISO Speed

Cameras of this age and type have maximum ISO speeds of between 200 and 26,000, and the average maximum ISO speed is 4,500. At 6,400, the Olympus VH-510 has a quite high maximum ISO speed compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the VH-510.

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300 Shots Per Battery Charge

The Olympus VH-510 is a camera that takes 300 shots shots per battery charge.

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Features One Light Metering Mode

The Olympus VH-510 has a greater number of light metering modes than most cameras that were launched around the same time as it. The most commonly featured light metering mode is Centre-weighted, but this light metering mode is not featured on this camera. The light metering modes Spot are also featured on this Olympus digital camera.

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TFT Display

The Olympus VH-510 has a TFT display which is better than most digital cameras of this spec and age. Most compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to it 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. Across all compact camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years the display ranges from LCD (worst) to OLED (best).

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13 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Video Recording

The Olympus VH-510 does not support video recording, unlike most of the other cameras of this age and type which support video recording.

There are a number of other digital cameras which also support video recording which you might also want to consider including the Fujifilm FinePix X10[plb_1150_price], or the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS[plb_1565812_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Low Megapixel Count

The Olympus VH-510 has one of the lower megapixel counts (only 12 megapixels) amongst cameras of this age. The megapixel counts of digital cameras of this age and type range from 0.3MP to 46MP, and the average megapixel count is 14MP.

We compared all the other 12MP cameras to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm FinePix X10[plb_1150_price] is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a digital camera with a higher megapixel count then you might want to look at the Canon PowerShot SX280 HS[plb_2126239_price] (12.1MP), or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS10[plb_2396948_price] (12.1MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Olympus VH-510 does not support WiFi connectivity, although this is within the context that most of the other cameras that have been on the market for more than two years also do not support WiFi connectivity.

We think you might also be interested in other cameras which also support WiFi connectivity including the Canon IXUS 240 HS[plb_408112_price], or the Samsung Galaxy Camera EK-GC110[plb_2083466_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a GPS

The Olympus VH-510 does not have a GPS. Most of the other cameras of this age and spec also do not have a GPS.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras with a GPS and we think the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2[plb_2711451_price], the Canon IXUS 140[plb_1561326_price], or the Sony DSC-HX400V[plb_2297093_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

The Olympus VH-510 is not waterproof, although it is worth noting that most of the other cameras of this type and age are also not waterproof.

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Heavy

Across all the compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the VH-510 the weights range from 20g to 710g. With a weight of 190 grams, the Olympus VH-510 is one of the heavier compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the VH-510 amongst digital cameras of this age.

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Only Features Four Flash Modes

The number of flash modes featured on the Olympus VH-510 is more than most compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the VH-510. The flash modes "Fill-in", "Flash off" and "Red-eye reduction" are also featured on this digital camera.

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Only Features Three Auto Focus

The Olympus VH-510 has a greater number of auto focusing (AF) modes than most similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to it. This Olympus digital camera features a Face detection auto focus, which is the most commonly featured auto focus featured on compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the VH-510. The auto focus "Spot Auto Focus" and "Tracking Auto Focus" are also featured on this digital camera.

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Only 3968 X 2976 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Olympus VH-510 has a 3968 x 2976 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than the 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution found on most digital cameras of this type and age. Across all comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the VH-510 the worst image resolution is 2592 x 1944 pixels and the best is 5152 x 3864 pixels.

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Very Short Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

At only 4 seconds, the Olympus VH-510 has a fairly short maximum camera shutter speed compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to the VH-510. Compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the VH-510 have maximum camera shutter speeds of between 0.0005s and 250s.

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Only Has Two Playback Modes

The Olympus VH-510 has a greater number of camera playback modes than most compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it. This camera has a Movie playback mode, which is the most commonly found playback mode found on digital cameras that were released around the same time as the VH-510. The playback mode "Single image" is also found on this Olympus camera.

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Fairly High Minimum Hard Disk Space Requirement

The Olympus VH-510 has a fairly high minimum hard disk space requirement (1,000 megabyte) compared to most of the other cameras that were released around the same time as the VH-510. The lowest minimum hard disk space requirement of compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the VH-510 is 25MB and the highest is 2.1GB.

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Very Big Minimum RAM Requirement

Cameras of a similar age and type to the VH-510 have minimum RAM requirement of between 64MB and 1.1GB. The Olympus VH-510 has one of the biggest minimum RAM requirement (1,024 megabyte) amongst digital cameras of this age.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Olympus VH-510

Released Over Three Years Ago

Olympus released the VH-510 over three years ago.

Average Screen Size

At 3 inches, the Olympus VH-510 has a relatively typical screen size compared to most of the other cameras of this type and age.

Other 3" screen digital cameras currently available which you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the WB200F[pl_2071998_price], or the WB150[pl_1682907_price] both from Samsung.

If this compact camera camera screen size is not large enough for you then you might also want to look at the Nikon Coolpix P520[plb_2085254_price] (3.2"), or the Samsung Galaxy Camera EK-GC110[plb_2083466_price] (4.8") which also has a higher rating.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Olympus VH-510 has a fairly standard digital zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

Alternative 4x digital zoom digital cameras currently available that you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the IXUS 230 HS[pl_1504252_price], or the PowerShot SX260 HS[pl_1565812_price] both from Canon or the Nikon Coolpix L320[plb_1939468_price].

If this Olympus digital camera digital zoom is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the WB150F[pl_2060742_price] (5x), or the WB200F[pl_2071998_price] (5x) both from Samsung which is also higher rated.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 8 times zoom factor, the Olympus VH-510 has a pretty average optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras that came out more than two years ago.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 8x optical zoom cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the PowerShot A4000[pl_1488638_price], or the IXUS 140[pl_1561326_price] both from Canon.

If you want a digital camera with a bigger optical zoom then you might also want to consider the Nikon Coolpix S6700[plb_2272800_price] (10x), or the Sony DSC-WX220[plb_2165839_price] (10x) which also has a higher rating.

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MOS Sensor Type

The Olympus VH-510 has a better sensor type than most similar spec digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. This Olympus digital camera has a MOS sensor type, whereas most compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have a CCD sensor type.

There are a number of other digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available which you might want to look at including the Fujifilm FinePix X10[plb_1150_price] which has better reviews.

Cameras with a better sensor type that might be worth considering include the Nikon Coolpix L27[plb_1968351_price] (CCD).

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Image Stabiliser
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Focusing
Auto Focus
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range
Super Macro Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Light Exposure
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Mode
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
Video Resolution
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Format
Voice Recording
Memory
Memory Card
Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Resolution
Second Display
Viewfinder
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
DC-In Jack
HDMI Port
USB Version
Camera
3D Compatible
White Balance Mode
Self-Timer
Calendar
Camera File System
Playback Mode
Scene Mode
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Battery Capacity
Shot Per Battery Charge
Battery Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
Relative Humidity Storage Range
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
Operating System/software
System Requirements
Minimum Processor
Minimum RAM Requirement
Minimum Hard Disk Space Requirement
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Included Cable
Battery Included
Technical Details
Networking
Certificates
Other Features
Built-In Flash
Special Features

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 4545350039431
Barcodes 04545350039431, 04545350039448

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