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Olympus VG-160

A compact digital camera with average reviews and average features
Compact 14MP 5x Yes Dec 2013
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date

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Olympus VG-160 Review

With average reviews and features, we have ranked the Olympus VG-160 number 818 across all digital cameras.
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2 Reviews
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3 Years Old
Overall Score
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Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 41?

It has average expert reviews with an average expert rating of 64%. Canon cameras have excellent reviews in general.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better cameras are available. View the latest digital cameras 2017.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Has an image stabilizer
Quite fast camera shutter speed
Quite low megapixels sensor
Quite low ISO sensitivity (max)
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Olympus VG-160 Video Reviews


How Big is the Olympus VG-160?

The Olympus VG-160 is 96mm wide and 56.5mm tall. It is 19.3mm deep and weighs 125g.

Olympus VG-160 front dimensions

Olympus VG-160 size in context

Olympus VG-160 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Poor Expert Reviews

On average, based on two expert reviews from sites including fotomaniak.pl and parentesis.com the average expert rating of this Olympus digital camera is 64 out of 100. This means that digital camera experts really don't rate this Olympus camera very highly.

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Olympus Has Very Good Digital Camera Reviews

We checked 6,224 expert and owner reviews (including 1,337 verified purchases) for Olympus digital cameras and found that on average Olympus has very good reviews compared to other brands. We also found that Olympus has very good reviews specifically for its digital cameras. 90% of those that bought a Olympus digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Features

Quite Low Megapixels Sensor

The lowest megapixels of cameras is 0.3MP, the highest is 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP. The megapixels of the Olympus VG-160 of only 14MP is fairly low compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the lowest 25% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Average Optical Zoom

The Olympus VG-160's optical zoom of 5x is fairly standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Average Minimum Aperture Number

The minimum aperture number of the Olympus VG-160 of 2.8 is relatively average compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Olympus VG-160 has an image stabilizer. 77% of cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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Quite Low ISO Sensitivity (max)

The Olympus VG-160's ISO sensitivity (max) of only 1,600 is in the lowest 4% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature. Across all the cameras the ISO sensitivities (max) range from 200 to 820,000, and the average ISO sensitivity (max) is 14,000.

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Quite Fast Camera Shutter Speed

Across all the digital cameras the camera shutter speeds range from 0.000062s to 8s, and the average camera shutter speed is 0.16s. The Olympus VG-160's camera shutter speed of 0.5s is quite fast compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the fastest 7% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Olympus VG-160 has a built-in flash, as do 66% of digital cameras.

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Very Light

The average weight of all cameras is 300g, with the lightest being 50g and the heaviest being 1.5kg. The weight of the Olympus VG-160 of only 125g is quite light compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the lightest 20% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Very Low Display Resolution

The display resolution of the Olympus VG-160 of only 230,000 pixels is fairly low compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the lowest 13% of all cameras when sorted by this feature. The average display resolution of all digital cameras is 590,000 pixels, with the lowest being 3 pixels and the highest being 16,000,000 pixels.

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Features Date Imprinting

The Olympus VG-160 features date imprinting, which is unusual. 93% of digital cameras do not feature date imprinting.

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Features Noise Reduction

The Olympus VG-160 features noise reduction, which is unusual. 92% of digital cameras do not feature noise reduction.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Olympus VG-160 does not support Wi-Fi, although this is within the context that 72% of cameras also do not support Wi-Fi.

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Average Image Sensor Size

The Olympus VG-160's image sensor size of 0.435" is fairly average compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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4288 X 3216 Pixels Still Image Resolution

The highest still image resolution supported by the Olympus VG-160 is 4288 x 3216 pixels. That's 13% lower still image resolution than a 4608 x 3456 pixels camera, which is the most common resolution supported by digital cameras. This digital camera also supports still image resolutions of 3264 x 2448 pixels, 2560 x 1920 pixels, 2048 x 1536 pixels plus 4 more values. Across all digital cameras the worst resolution is 384 x 480 pixels and the best is 6016 x 4016 pixels.

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Average Digital Zoom

The digital zoom of the Olympus VG-160 of 4x is relatively typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Supports Video Capability

video capability

The Olympus VG-160 supports video capability, which is unusual. 67% of digital cameras do not support video capability.

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Only 165 Battery Life

The Olympus VG-160 is a camera that takes 165 shots battery life.

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Five Aspherical Lenses

The Olympus VG-160 has more aspherical lenses than most of the digital cameras. Most of the cameras only have one aspherical lens, however this digital camera has five aspherical lenses.

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Fairly Large Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the Olympus VG-160 of 3" is fairly large compared to most other cameras. It is in the largest 12% of all cameras when ranked by this feature. Across all the digital cameras the display diagonals range from 0.5" to 9", and the average display diagonal is 2.9".

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Does Not Feature Bluetooth

Like most other digital cameras, the Olympus VG-160 does not feature bluetooth. 96% of digital cameras do not feature bluetooth.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Olympus VG-160 does not have a GPS (satellite). 90% of cameras also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Quite Large Closest Focusing Distance

The Olympus VG-160's closest focusing distance of 0.07m is fairly large compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the largest 11% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Tripod Mount

The Olympus VG-160 has a tripod mount, unlike 75% of digital cameras which do not have a tripod mount.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Olympus VG-160 features brightness adjustment, which is unusual. 79% of cameras do not feature brightness adjustment.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

This Olympus digital camera has been on the market since December 2013.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers olympus vg160silver, olympus vg160x
Barcodes 00050332182561, 00050332182578, 00050332182585, 00050332182592, 00503321825784, 00503321825852, 03610170826569, 03610170826743, 04545350040109, 04545350040116, 04545350040123, 04545350040130, 08432932006577, 08432932006591, 08432932006607, 08432932007314, 08432932007321, 08432932007345

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