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Olympus VG-150 Digital Camera

Compact Camera 12MP 4x Oct 2012
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Supports video recording
Poor expert reviews
Does not have a GPS (satellite)

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Reviews

Poor Expert Reviews

Camera expert review website techmagnifier.com scored this low megapixel camera 60 out of 100. This puts this digital camera in the bottom 5% of all the similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago when ranked by average expert review score.

Good Brand

Based on 4,467 expert and owner reviews (including 87 verified purchases), Olympus has good ratings for its cameras. Olympus also has good ratings specifically for its low megapixel digital cameras compared to other brands. 100% of those that bought a Olympus digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Video

Supports Video Recording

The Olympus VG-150 supports video recording, as do most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Olympus VG-150 does not support Full HD video, unlike most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera.

Alternative digital cameras which also support Full HD video that you might want to consider include the E-PL3 + M.ZUIKO ED 12‑50mm, or the E-PL3 both from Olympus or the Canon SX220 HS.

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Only 320 X 240 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Olympus VG-150 is 320 x 240 pixels. That's 75% less video resolution than the most frequently found video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this camera).

This digital camera's video resolution (320 x 240 pixels) is in fact the worst supported video resolution across all cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolutions is the best supported video resolution across similar types of digital camera.

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Other

Released Over Four Years Ago

This low megapixel camera has been on the market since October 2012.


Camera

Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Olympus VG-150 does not have a GPS (satellite), although keep in mind that most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera also do not have a GPS (satellite).

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras with a GPS (satellite) and we think the SX230 HS, or the S110 both from Canon or the Panasonic DMC-FT3 are also worth considering.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Olympus VG-150 features brightness adjustment. Most of the other digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera also feature brightness adjustment.

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Networking

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Olympus VG-150 does not support Wi-Fi, although this is within the context that most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago also do not support Wi-Fi.

Alternative digital cameras which also support Wi-Fi that you might want to consider include the Nikon D3000 + AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm, the Panasonic DMC-FX90, or the Fujifilm XQ2.

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Does Not Feature Bluetooth

Like most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been available for more than two years, the Olympus VG-150 does not feature bluetooth.

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Other Features

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Olympus VG-150 supports video capability. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to this digital camera also support video capability.

We compared all the other cameras which support video capability to this digital camera and we think because of their better review scores, the D3S, the COOLPIX L23 + 4GB, and the D300S all from Nikon are also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Olympus VG-150 has a built-in flash. Most of the other cameras of this age and spec also have a built-in flash.

Other digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available which you might want to look at include because of their better review scores, the Nikon D3S, the Olympus PEN E-PM1, or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77.

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Features Date Imprinting

The Olympus VG-150 features date imprinting, as do most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The Olympus VG-150 has a USB 2.0 port, as do most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera.

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Lens System

Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Olympus VG-150 has a pretty average digital zoom compared to most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 4x digital zoom cameras currently available including because of their better review scores, the A800, or the 510 HS both from Canon or the Panasonic DMC-FT4.

If you want a bigger digital zoom then you might want to look at the G3WP (4.5x and higher rated), or the G5WP (£49.99) (4.5x and higher rated) both from GE or the Canon 500 (4.1x and higher rated).

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Average Optical Zoom

The Olympus VG-150 has a fairly standard optical zoom (4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

There are a number of alternative 4x optical zoom cameras currently available which you might want to look at including because of their better review scores, the 105 + DCC-60, or the ELPH 100 HS both from Canon or the Nikon Coolpix S2500.

If you want a digital camera with a bigger optical zoom then you might want to consider the Panasonic DMC-FT4 (4.6x and higher rated), the GE A1250 (5x and higher rated), or the Nikon P330 (5x and higher rated).

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Quite Small Maximum Aperture Number

Across all the low megapixel digital cameras that were released around the same time as this camera the maximum aperture numbers range from 1.8 to 22, and the average maximum aperture number is 6.2. The Olympus VG-150 has a quite small maximum aperture number (6.5) compared to most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Olympus VG-150 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera also have an image stabilizer.

It may also be worth considering one of the other cameras with an image stabilizer currently available including because of their better review scores, the Nikon D3S, the Vivitar T135, or the Canon 230 HS.

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3264 X 2448 Still Image Resolution

The Olympus VG-150 has a 3264 x 2448 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) found on most similar spec cameras that came out more than two years ago. In addition, this Olympus camera have still image resolution(s) of 1280 x 960, 1600 x 1200, 1920 x 1080 and 2048 x 1536 and 2560 x 1920. The still image resolution of all cameras of this type and age ranges from 640 x 360 to 4032 x 3024.

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12 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 12 megapixels camera.

There are a number of other 12MP cameras currently available which you might want to look at including because of their better review scores, the Nikon Coolpix S2500, or the Samsung WB690.

Digital cameras with a higher megapixel that might be worth considering include the DMC-FT4 (12.1MP and higher rated), or the Lumix DMC-FZ330 (12.1MP and higher rated) both from Panasonic or the Canon S120 (12.1MP and higher rated).

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Display

Average Display Diagonal

At 2.7 inches, the Olympus VG-150 has a pretty standard display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type.

Other 2.7" screen digital cameras currently available which you might want to consider include the 105 + DCC-60, or the SX40 HS both from Canon or the Panasonic DMC-FT3 which all of have better reviews.

If this digital camera display diagonal is too small for you then you might want to consider the X100 (2.8" and higher rated), or the XF1 (£140) (2.8" and higher rated) both from Fujifilm or the Canon PowerShot N (2.8" and higher rated).

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Quite Low Display Resolution (numeric)

The Olympus VG-150 has a quite low display resolution (numeric) (only 230,000 pixels) compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera. The lowest display resolution (numeric) of low megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago is 640 pixels, the highest is 1,100,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 410,000 pixels.

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Packaging Content

Has an AC Adapter Included

The Olympus VG-150 has an AC adapter included, as do most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Has a Hand Strap

The Olympus VG-150 has a hand strap. Most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that came out more than two years ago also have a hand strap.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Olympus VG-150 has a batteries included, as do most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Audio

Features Voice Recording

The Olympus VG-150 features voice recording, as do most of the other similar spec cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Olympus VG-150 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports PictBridge

The Olympus VG-150 supports PictBridge. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as this camera also support PictBridge.

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Light Exposure

Supports Five ISO Sensitivities

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Olympus VG-150 is more than most cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. This Olympus digital camera supports a 400 ISO sensitivity, which is the most frequently supported ISO sensitivity supported by digital cameras of a similar spec and age to this digital camera. The ISO sensitivities "100", "200", "800" and "1600" are also supported by this Olympus camera.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers vg150zil
Barcodes 03610170636229, 03610170826460, 04017386010116, 04017386421608, 04545350040079, 04545350040147, 08432932006614, 08432932006621

Olympus VG-150 Review Sources

To prepare this Olympus VG-150 review we compared this digital camera to 1,217 other models. For each digital camera that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 298,997 product attributes, 171,823 digital camera reviews and 3,191,700 historical digital camera prices from 0 digital camera retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this digital camera compared to the other models as well as any areas where this digital camera is lacking.

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