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Olympus VG-170

£70.00
hardwarezone.com.ph Recommended
A good value for money compact camera with OK reviews and good features
Compact 14MP 5x Yes Nov 2012
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
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Olympus VG-170 Review

Representing excellent value for money, we have ranked the Olympus VG-170 number 209 across all digital cameras.
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5 Reviews + 1 Award
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Good Features
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4 Years Old
Overall Score
61
Good

Why Has it Scored 62?

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. Canon digital 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 digital cameras 2017.
Customers report it is easy to use.
This Olympus digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Has an image stabilizer
Quite fast camera shutter speed
Only 640 x 480 pixels video resolution
Very low ISO sensitivity (max)

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared the VG-170 with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is good for sports photography, ranking number 191 in sports photography cameras. It is also good for portrait photography, ranking number 188 in portrait photography cameras as well being average for wildlife photography, ranking number 256 in wildlife photography cameras.
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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

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Olympus VG-170 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

One Industry Award

This Olympus digital camera was given a "Recommended" award by website Hardwarezone.com.ph who concluded that this Olympus camera was very good.

Poor Expert Reviews

Based on five expert reviews from sites including Ephotozine, Techradar, CNET.co.uk and techradar.com/au/ this digital camera has an average expert rating of 58%. The camera expert review sites don't rate this camera very highly.

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Very Good Brand

Based on 6,199 expert and user reviews (including 1,326 verified purchases), Olympus has very good ratings for its digital cameras. 90% of those that bought a Olympus digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report That it is Easy to Use

Two people wrote in their reviews that it 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…

Value For Money

Excellent Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but average features and is over 6 months old. However at £70.00 it is cheaper than 93% of digital cameras.

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Features

Average Megapixels

The megapixels of the Olympus VG-170 of 14MP is pretty standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the highest 30% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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4288 X 3216 Pixels Image Resolution

The highest image resolution of the Olympus VG-170 is 4288 x 3216 pixels. That's 13% lower image resolution than a 4608 x 3456 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found resolution.

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Average Optical Zoom

The optical zoom of the Olympus VG-170 of 5x is relatively standard compared to most other cameras. It is in the biggest 32% of all digital cameras when ranked 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 digital camera, which is the most common resolution. In addition, this camera has a maximum video resolution of 640 pixels. Digital cameras resolutions range from 160 x 120 pixels (worst) to 4096 x 2160 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, as do 77% of cameras.

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Average Minimum Aperture Number

The minimum aperture number of the Olympus VG-170 of 2.8 is relatively standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the largest 59% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Very Low ISO Sensitivity (max)

The Olympus VG-170's ISO sensitivity (max) of only 1,600 is quite low compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the lowest 11% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature. Across all the digital 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

The Olympus VG-170's camera shutter speed of 0.5s is in the fastest 8% of all cameras when sorted by this feature. Digital cameras have camera shutter speeds of between 0.000062s and 8s, and the average camera shutter speed is 0.17s.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Olympus VG-170 has a built-in flash, as do 66% of digital cameras.

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Supports Video Capability

video capability

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

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Average Digital Zoom

The Olympus VG-170's digital zoom of 4x is pretty typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the biggest 56% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Features Date Imprinting

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

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Does Not Feature Bluetooth

Like most other digital cameras, the Olympus VG-170 does not feature bluetooth. 96% of cameras do not feature bluetooth.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Like most other digital cameras, the Olympus VG-170 does not support Wi-Fi. 72% of digital cameras do not support Wi-Fi.

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4288 X 3216 Still Image Resolution

The highest still image resolution supported by the Olympus VG-170 is 4288 x 3216. That's 13% lower still image resolution than the most frequently found resolution of 4608 x 3456. In addition, this camera supports still image resolutions of 3264 x 2448, 2560 x 1920, 2048 x 1536 plus 4 more values. Across all digital cameras the resolution ranges from 384 x 480 (worst) to 6016 x 4016 (best).

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Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the Olympus VG-170 of 3" is relatively standard compared to most other cameras. It is in the largest 71% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Olympus VG-170 does not have a GPS (satellite). 90% of digital cameras also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Average Image Sensor Size

The image sensor size of the Olympus VG-170 of 0.435" is pretty average compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the biggest 52% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

Olympus released the VG-170 in November 2012.


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