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Olympus VG-180 Digital Camera

16MP 5x CCD Jan 2013
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Sensor Type Release Date
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23 Reasons For

User Reviews Are Good

This compact camera camera has an average user rating of 80% based on 50 user reviews.

Good Quality Pictures

A number of Olympus VG-180 owners mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was able to produce good images. Eileen S. gave it a rating of 80 out of 100 and she said in her review of this digital camera on Amazon “Take very clear photo's”. I. Zaneres wrote in their review on Amazon “Good pictures.”. I. Zaneres also wrote “The supplier should, I feel, have pointed out that these "optional" extras are in fact essentials if you want to print or save your pics to a PC or laptop”.

Good Size

Some customers agreed that it was compact. Amjr said on Amazon “Very good compact camera with the usual features” in their review of the Olympus VG-180. Three years ago Ann Molloy mentioned on Amazon “Compact and super picture clarity” and scored the product very highly. Margaret Anne mentioned four years ago “Nice and compact” in her review of this digital camera and rated the product 5 stars.

A number of customers who reviewed the Olympus VG-180 concluded that it was thin. Ed mentioned “The operations are perfect without being too complicated which is good for people who don't want too technological type camera's this is small, slim” and rated the product as excellent. Peter rated the Olympus VG-180 5 stars and he mentioned “Very slim & compact thanks to the small re-chargeable Li-ion battery” in his review.

One Olympus VG-180 owner who bought this digital camera concluded that it was lightweight. Pn from Norfolk said on Amazon “My concern is that it is made of rather lightweight plastic and definitely needs the protective case which I bought separately”.

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Easy to Use

Nineteen Olympus VG-180 reviewers who purchased this digital camera considered that it was easy to use. Aam gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100 and said on Amazon three years ago “Easy to use and nice pictures and videos”. Alan John Nash mentioned in his review on Amazon “Easy to use perfecft for trips away” and rated it 5 stars. Devongooner wrote on Amazon “Really nice camera, dead easy to use” in their Olympus VG-180 review and scored the Olympus VG-180 very highly.

Reasonably Priced

Several customers who reviewed the Olympus VG-180 reckoned that it was good value for money. Andrew S said in his review of this digital camera “Yes a great camera for the price does avert thing you need”. Barbara King said in her Olympus VG-180 review “Excellent value and easy to use”. Berta mentioned in her Olympus VG-180 review “Camera parameters seemed good comparing with price.” .

One Olympus VG-180 owner mentioned in their reviews that the product was a bargain for the price. Beemer said on Amazon “A bargain, good little camera too”.

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Nice Design

Four Olympus VG-180 reviewers wrote that it was neat. Devongooner scored it 5 stars and wrote “It's really small and neat and starts up very quickly”. Ed mentioned “So light, fits into shirt pocket neatly” in his review of the Olympus VG-180 and scored it very highly. Janet said in her Olympus VG-180 review “Neat and compact, easy to use”.

One Olympus VG-180 reviewer who bought the Olympus VG-180 concluded that it was good looking. Sharon Cana S.cana mentioned in her review of the Olympus VG-180 on Amazon “The colour is eye catching and trendy to look at”.

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Olympus Has Good Digital Camera Reviews

We calculated the average ratings for all Olympus digital cameras and also specifically for Olympus compact cameras and found that in both cases Olympus had good ratings.

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Good Video Capture

Several customers thought the product was good for video recording.

Good Product Quality

A number of Olympus VG-180 reviewers thought the Olympus VG-180 was good quality. Peter gave this digital camera a rating of 5 stars and he wrote on Amazon “It also takes good quality video with sound”.

Robust

One Olympus VG-180 owner who purchased this digital camera reckoned that it was strong and durable. Cookie wrote in their review “I used to have an Olympus camera which was really sturdy, durable and lasted for 8 years of heavy use” nonetheless they gave this digital camera a rating of 40 out of 100.

Good Quality Lens

Two Olympus VG-180 owners who bought the Olympus VG-180 considered that it had a good zoom. Three years ago Janet mentioned “The zoom is easy to use too”.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

One Olympus VG-180 reviewer said that the product had a good screen. Jilliz said in their review of the Olympus VG-180 on Amazon three years ago “A nice large screen on the back for easy viewing”.

CCD Sensor Type

This camera has a CCD sensor type, which is typical of many digital cameras of this spec and age. CCD sensors produce high quality, low-noise images but consume a lot more power than CMOS sensors. CCD is the most common image sensor type used in digital cameras.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is the most frequently supported compatible memory cards on cameras of this age and spec. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

Alternative cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available that you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], or the Panasonic DMC-TZ55[plb_2145740_price].

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Olympus VG-180 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other compact cameras that have been around for more than two years.

There are a number of other digital cameras with an image stabilizer currently available that you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], the Panasonic DMC-LF1[plb_1727132_price], or the Olympus Stylus SZ-15[plb_1721132_price].

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the VG-180, the Olympus VG-180 has a built-in flash.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available including the EX-ZR700[pl_1722253_price], or the EX-ZR300[pl_1713952_price] both from Casio which has better reviews.

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Features Four Flash Modess

The number of flash modes featured on the Olympus VG-180 is more than most similar spec digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. This digital camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most frequently featured flash modes featured on cameras that are a comparable age to the VG-180. The flash modess "Fill-in", "Flash off" and "Red-eye reduction" are also featured on this camera.

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Has Five White Balances

The Olympus VG-180 has a greater number of white balance modes than most compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the VG-180. The white balances "Cloudy", "Fluorescent", "Sunny" and "Tungsten" are also found on this digital camera.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Olympus VG-180 has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) found on most cameras of a similar type and age to it. In addition, this Olympus digital camera have a still image resolution(s) of 2048 x 1536 and 3264 x 2448. The best still image resolution of all similar spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the VG-180 is 5152 x 3864 and the worst is 384 x 480.

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Five Number of Aspheric Elementss

The Olympus VG-180 is a five number of aspheric elements digital camera.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is typical of many cameras of this type and age.

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture Number

The smallest minimum aperture number of cameras of this age and type is 1.3 and the largest is 22. The Olympus VG-180 has one of the smaller minimum aperture numbers (only 2.8) amongst compact cameras of this age.

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Supports One Audio Formats Supported

The number of audio formats supported by the Olympus VG-180 is more than most cameras of this age and type. This camera supports a WAV audio formats supported, which is the most frequently supported audio formats supported supported by digital cameras that are a comparable age to the VG-180.

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13 Reasons Against

Poor Support

Several Olympus VG-180 reviewers who purchased this digital camera agreed that it did not have good technical guidance. Fly243 wrote “Good little camera - arrived promptly and could fault nothing except instruction leaflet very basic”.

Inferior Technical Features

One Olympus VG-180 owner who reviewed it said that it did not have good features. Amjr mentioned on Amazon “The only issue we had is that there was no user guide included - a simple booklet showing how to find the features would have been useful”.

Does Not Support Video Capability

The Olympus VG-180 does not support video capability. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the VG-180 also do not support video capability.

There are a number of alternative cameras which also support video capability which you might want to consider including the Fujifilm FinePix JX500[plb_1672380_price].

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Olympus VG-180 does not support Full HD video. Most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to the VG-180 also do not support Full HD video.

Other cameras which also support Full HD video that you might also want to look at include the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price].

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Most compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as the VG-180 do not support wi-Fi. The Olympus VG-180 is no exception to this as it too does not support wi-Fi.

There are a number of other cameras which also support wi-Fi which you might want to look at including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40[plb_2046319_price], or the Sony DSC-WX300[plb_1621847_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D

Like most of the other compact cameras that have been available for more than two years, the Olympus VG-180 is not 3D.

Digital cameras which are 3D that might also be worth considering include the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ41[plb_2149949_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Olympus VG-180 does not have a GPS (satellite), although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the VG-180 also do not have a GPS (satellite).

We compared this camera to all the other cameras with a GPS (satellite) and we think the Nikon Coolpix P330[plb_1724102_price], or the Canon IXUS 140[plb_1561326_price] which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

The Olympus VG-180 is not waterproof, although keep in mind that most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the VG-180 are also not waterproof.

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Very Short Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

With a slowest camera shutter speed of only 2 seconds, the Olympus VG-180 has a quite short slowest camera shutter speed compared to most of the other digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. Across all the compact cameras that are a comparable age to the VG-180 the slowest camera shutter speeds range from 0.12s to 250s.

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Only Features One Light Metering

The Olympus VG-180 has a greater number of light metering modes than most cameras that are a similar age to it. The most commonly featured light metering is Centre-weighted, but this light metering is not featured on this camera. The light meterings Evaluative (Multi-pattern) are also featured on this Olympus camera.

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Quite Low ISO Sensitivity (max)

At only 1,600, the Olympus VG-180 has a fairly low ISO sensitivity (max) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age. The average ISO sensitivity (max) of digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the VG-180 is 4,600.

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Very Small Internal Memory

With an internal memory of only 16.4 megabytes, the Olympus VG-180 has one of the smaller internal memorys amongst cameras of this age. Cameras of a similar spec and age to the VG-180 have internal memorys of between 6.9MB and 8.2GB.

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Only 640 X 480 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The Olympus VG-180 has a maximum video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels. That's 67% less video resolution than a 1280 x 720 pixels digital camera, which is the most common video resolution. The worst video resolution of all comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the VG-180 is 320 x 240 pixels and the best is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Olympus VG-180

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when Olympus released the VG-180.

Average Megapixel

With a megapixel of 16 megapixels, the Olympus VG-180 has a relatively average megapixel compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as the VG-180.

If you would prefer a higher megapixel then you might also want to consider the Sony DSC-W630[plb_1873640_price] (16.1MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 5 times zoom factor, the Olympus VG-180 has a relatively average optical zoom compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the VG-180.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 5x optical zoom cameras currently available including the Sony DSC-W630[plb_1873640_price], or the Canon PowerShot G16[plb_1602829_price] which has better reviews.

If this camera optical zoom is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Coolpix S5200[pl_1873851_price] (6x), or the Coolpix S5200[pl_3179968_price] (6x) both from Nikon or the Sony DSC-W810[plb_2109582_price] (6x).

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Average Display Diagonal

At 2.7 inches, the Olympus VG-180 has a relatively standard display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras that are a similar age to the VG-180.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 2.7" screen digital cameras currently available including the DSC-W630[pl_1873640_price], or the DSC-WX60[pl_1621814_price] both from Sony or the Nikon COOLPIX S3100 + 4GB[plb_955911_price] which has better reviews.

Cameras with a larger display diagonal that might also be worth considering include the Sony DSC-HX400V[plb_2297093_price] (3") which is also higher rated.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Total Megapixels
Supported Aspect Ratios
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Number of Aspheric Elements
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Closest Focusing Distance
Auto Mode Focusing Range (wide)
Auto Mode Focusing Range (tele)
Focus
Light Exposure
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Formats Supported
Voice Recording
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Display Resolution (numeric)
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
DC-In Jack
Camera
White Balance
Self-Timer Delay
Image Editing
Camera File System
Scene Modes
Weight & Dimensions
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
System Requirements
Windows Operating Systems Supported
Packaging Content
Batteries Included
Networking
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Other Features
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity

User Reviews

(46)
Reviewed 23 June 2015 by Colin Perrott
(Verified Purchase)

Excellent camera, very pleased, thank you.

Reviewed 21 June 2015 by Shippen
(Verified Purchase)

Excellent little camera, not over-complicated to use and producing good quality photos.

Reviewed 29 April 2015 by K Gresham
(Verified Purchase)

Pure magic at the right price and the speed of Amazon's delivery service made my head spin. Well done all involved.

Reviewed 15 April 2015 by Shieldsman
(Verified Purchase)

Rubbish... screen at back broke and was not worth repairing.

Reviewed 6 April 2015 by I. Zaneres | 2 Comments
(Verified Purchase)

Bought this for my wife who is not very Au fait with gadgets, she got on fine, but has after 10 months asked me to print the best of her efforts, but despite many efforts my windows xp fails to... Read more…

Reviewed 17 March 2015 by J. D. N. Sewell "jeremy London"
(Verified Purchase)

Good camera but lasted 2 months before it stopped working, the screen is now blank and i cannot take photos. it must be an internal electronics issue, as i can view photos already taken without... Read more…

Reviewed 12 March 2015 by Mat Snow "Mat Snow"
(Verified Purchase)

Missing battery charge adapter and lead. Not 'like new' at all. Had to return. Very disappointed.

Reviewed 11 February 2015 by Michael Homewood
(Verified Purchase)

Present went down very well.

(Verified Purchase)

Small and handy but take very clear photo's. The zoom isnt brilliant but about what you would expect from a camera this size and this prize.

Reviewed 14 January 2015 by Mrs P Gillyon
(Verified Purchase)

Had to return not up to scratch supplier was very helpfull.

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