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Olympus VG-170

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Olympus VG-170

Olympus VG-170
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An award winning and good spec compact digital camera
Compact 14MP 5x Yes Jan 2012
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Olympus VG-170 Review

With excellent reviews and very good features, we have scored the Olympus VG-170 as follows:
81
Reviews
5 Reviews + 1 Award
70
Features
Good Features
63
Age
6 Years Old
67
Overall Score
Good

Why Has it Scored 67?

It has below average expert reviews with an average expert rating of 58%. This digital camera has received a "Recommended" award from Hardwarezone.com.ph. Praktica cameras have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better cameras are available. View the latest cameras 2018.
Customers report it is easy to use.
This Olympus digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Average optical zoom
Has an image stabilizer
Lower than average megapixels
Only 4288 x 3216 pixels image resolution

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

46
Portrait Photography
Mediocre
22
Landscape Photography
Mediocre
65
Sports Photography
Good
52
Wildlife Photography
Average

How Big is the Olympus VG-170?

The Olympus VG-170 is 103.7mm wide and 62.5mm tall. It is 22.2mm deep and weighs g.

Olympus VG-170 front dimensions
Olympus VG-170 size in context

Olympus VG-170 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

One Industry Award

This Olympus camera received a "Recommended" award from review website Hardwarezone.com.ph who thought that this camera was very good.

Poor Expert Reviews

Based on five expert reviews from sites including Ephotozine, Techradar, techradar.com/au/ and parentesis.com the average expert rating of this Olympus digital camera is 58 out of 100. This puts this digital camera in the bottom 4% of all the digital cameras when ranked by average expert review score.

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Olympus Has Very Good Camera Reviews

We checked 6,282 user and expert reviews (including 1,341 verified purchases) for Olympus cameras and found that on average Olympus has very good reviews compared to other brands. 90% of those that bought a Olympus digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report That it is Easy to Use

Two people said in their reviews that the product was easy to use.

  • In the main, exposure, metering, white balance and speed are all good enough for casual photographers for whom ease of use and features…
  • For those starting out in photography who want an undemanding, simple to use camera…

Age

Released Over Six Years Ago

This digital camera was released in January 2012.

Features

Lower Than Average Megapixels

The Olympus VG-170's sensor megapixels of only 14MP is lower than average when compared to most other cameras. It is lower than 72% of all cameras when ordered by this feature. The average megapixels of all digital cameras is 16MP, with the lowest being 0.3MP and the highest being 80MP.

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Only 4288 X 3216 Pixels Image Resolution

The Olympus VG-170 has a maximum image resolution of 4288 x 3216 pixels. That's 13% lower image resolution than a 4608 x 3456 pixels camera, which is the most common resolution. Digital cameras resolutions range from 640 x 480 pixels (worst) to 8256 x 6192 pixels (best).

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Average Optical Zoom

The optical zoom of the Olympus VG-170 of 5x is pretty standard compared to most other cameras. It is bigger than 50% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Only 640 X 480 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the Olympus VG-170 is 640 x 480 pixels. That's 85% lower video resolution than a 1920 x 1080 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found resolution. Across all digital cameras the resolution ranges from 160 x 120 pixels (worst) to 3840 x 3840 pixels (best). A video resolution of 640 x 480 is known as VGA.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Olympus VG-170 has an image stabilizer. 78% of cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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Average Minimum Aperture Number

The Olympus VG-170's minimum aperture number of 2.8 is fairly average compared to most other cameras. It is larger than 31% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Very Low Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The Olympus VG-170's maximum ISO sensitivity of only 1,600 is lower than average when compared to most other cameras. It is lower than 86% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature. The lowest maximum ISO sensitivity of cameras is 200, the highest is 820,000, and the average maximum ISO sensitivity is 14,000.

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Faster Than Average Camera Shutter Speed

The Olympus VG-170's camera shutter speed of 0.5s is faster than 88% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Olympus VG-170 has a built-in flash. 68% of cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the Olympus VG-170 of 3" is fairly typical compared to most other cameras. It is larger than 30% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Larger Than Average Maximum Aperture Number

The maximum aperture number of the Olympus VG-170 of 6.5 is in the largest 20% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Features Date Imprinting

The Olympus VG-170 features date imprinting, unlike 93% of cameras which do not feature date imprinting.

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Only 640 X 480 Still Image Resolution

The highest still image resolution supported by the Olympus VG-170 is 640 x 480. That's 90% lower still image resolution than the most frequently found resolution of 1712 x 1712. The resolution of all cameras ranges from 384 x 480 (worst) to 6016 x 4016 (best).

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Only 640 X 480 Pixels Video Resolution

The Olympus VG-170 supports a maximum video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels. That's 85% lower video resolution than a 1920 x 1080 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by cameras. The best resolution of all digital cameras is 4096 x 2160 pixels and the worst is 160 x 120 pixels.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Olympus VG-170 does not support Wi-Fi, although this is within the context that 69% of cameras also do not support Wi-Fi.

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Does Not Feature Bluetooth

The Olympus VG-170 does not feature bluetooth. 95% of cameras also do not feature bluetooth.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most other cameras, the Olympus VG-170 does not have a GPS (satellite). 89% of cameras do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Average Digital Zoom

The Olympus VG-170's digital zoom of 4x is pretty standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the biggest 22% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Supports Video Capability

video capability

The Olympus VG-170 supports video capability, which is unusual. 67% of digital cameras do not support video capability.

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Longer Than Average Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The Olympus VG-170's minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 26mm is longer than 79% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Average Image Sensor Size

The image sensor size of the Olympus VG-170 of 0.435" is fairly average compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the biggest 47% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes:

00050332182073, 03610170635857, 03610170728344, 03610170779742, 04017386754706, 04545350039349, 04545350039356, 04545350039363, 08432932006638, 08432932006645, 08432932006652

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