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Olympus VH-510 Digital Camera

12MP 8x CMOS Jan 2014
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Sensor Type Release Date
Still Photos And Movies In High Image Quality. The VH-510 is a Stylish Camera You Can Take Everywhere, Everyday. The VH-510 is a compact camera featuring a stylish design and high performance... More
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Olympus Cameras Have Good Reviews

We checked 1,714 user and expert reviews for Olympus cameras and found that on average Olympus has good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Olympus has good ratings specifically within its compact cameras range.

Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

Unlike most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the VH-510 which do not support Full HD video, the Olympus VH-510 supports Full HD video.

There are a number of other cameras which support Full HD video currently available which you might want to look at including the Fujifilm X10, or the Nikon Coolpix P330 which has better reviews.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is typical of many cameras of a similar type and age to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

We compared all the other digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory to this digital camera and we think the Fujifilm X10, and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ41 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Olympus VH-510 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the VH-510.

It may also be worth considering one of the other digital cameras with an image stabilizer currently available including the Fujifilm X10 which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other digital cameras of this type and age, the Olympus VH-510 has a built-in flash.

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2 USB Version

This camera supports a 2 USB version, which is typical of many digital cameras of this type and age.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

The Olympus VH-510 supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels digital camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by cameras of this type and age. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this Olympus digital camera. This Olympus camera also supports a video resolutions of 1280 x 720 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolutions is actually the best supported video resolution amongst all digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the VH-510.

A 320 x 240 pixels video resolutions is the worst supported video resolution amongst comparable types of camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The Olympus VH-510 has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution is actually the best video resolution amongst all digital cameras of a similar age and type to the VH-510.

Amongst comparable types of camera the worst video resolution is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Quite High ISO Sensitivity (max)

Compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as the VH-510 have ISO sensitivity (max)s of between 3 and 52,000. The Olympus VH-510 has a quite high ISO sensitivity (max) (6,400) compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type.

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300 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)s

The Olympus VH-510 is a camera that takes 300 shots battery life (CIPA standard)s.

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TFT Display

The Olympus VH-510 has a TFT display which is better than most similar spec cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. Most digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have an LCD display. TFT LCDs provide better image quality and higher resolutions to earlier LCD displays but their limitations are narrow viewing angles and poor vislibility in direct sunlight. Across all digital cameras of a similar age and type to the VH-510 the best display is AMOLED and the worst is LCD.

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13 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Video Capability

Most compact cameras that are a comparable age to the VH-510 do not support video capability. The Olympus VH-510 is no exception to this as it too does not support video capability.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras which also support video capability which you might also want to look at including the Samsung SAMSUNG EX2F which is also higher rated.

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Quite Low Megapixel

The Olympus VH-510 has a quite low megapixel (only 12 megapixels) compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been available for more than two years. Across all the compact cameras that were released more than two years ago the megapixels range from 0.3MP to 46MP.

Alternative 12MP digital cameras currently available which you might also want to consider include the Fujifilm X10 which has better reviews.

If you would prefer a camera with a higher megapixel then you might want to look at the SX280 HS (12.1MP), or the N100 (12.1MP) both from Canon which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Like most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been available for more than two years, the Olympus VH-510 does not support wi-Fi.

We think you might also be interested in alternative digital cameras which also support wi-Fi including the Canon IXUS 265 HS which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Most digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the VH-510 do not have a GPS (satellite). The Olympus VH-510 is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS (satellite).

It is worth considering other cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) including the DMC-TZ30, or the Lumix DMC-TZ41 both from Panasonic which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

The Olympus VH-510 is not waterproof, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other compact cameras that were released more than two years ago are also not waterproof.

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Heavy

The Olympus VH-510 is one of the heavier cameras that have been around for more than two years (190 grams) amongst digital cameras of this age. The average weight of digital cameras of this age and type is 170g, and the weights range from 20g to 840g.

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Only Features Four Flash Modess

The number of flash modes featured on the Olympus VH-510 is more than most compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This Olympus digital camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most frequently featured flash modes featured on digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the VH-510. The flash modess "Fill-in", "Flash off" and "Red-eye reduction" are also featured on this camera.

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Only 3968 X 2976 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Olympus VH-510 has a 3968 x 2976 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than the 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution found on most digital cameras of a similar type and age to it. The worst image resolution of all cameras of this spec and age is 2592 x 1944 pixels and the best is 5152 x 3864 pixels.

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Quite Big Maximum Aperture Number

The Olympus VH-510 has a quite big maximum aperture number (only 5.9) compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the VH-510. The maximum aperture numbers of digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the VH-510 range from 1.8 to 72.

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Only Features One Light Metering

The number of light metering modes featured on the Olympus VH-510 is more than most digital cameras of this type and age. This camera features an Spot light metering, which is the most frequently featured light metering featured on comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the VH-510.

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Only Supports Two Image Formats Supporteds

The Olympus VH-510 has a greater number of supported image formats than most cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. This Olympus digital camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by cameras of a similar type and age to the VH-510. The image formats supported "EXIF" is also supported by this Olympus camera.

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Fairly High Minimum Hard Disk Space

At 1,000 megabyte, the Olympus VH-510 has a fairly high minimum hard disk space compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to the VH-510. The minimum hard disk spaces of cameras of this age and type range from 25MB to 1.1GB, and the average minimum hard disk space is 270MB.

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Very Big Minimum RAM

The minimum RAMs of cameras of this spec and age range from 64MB to 1.1GB, and the average minimum RAM is 380MB. The Olympus VH-510 has one of the bigger minimum RAMs (1,024 megabyte) amongst cameras of this age.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Olympus VH-510

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when Olympus released the VH-510.

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Olympus VH-510 has a fairly typical display diagonal compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the VH-510.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 3" screen digital cameras currently available including the Samsung ST72 which has better reviews.

If you are looking for a larger display diagonal then you might also want to consider the Galaxy Camera EK-GC110 (4.8"), or the Galaxy Camera 2 EK-GC200 (4.8") both from Samsung which also has a higher rating.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Olympus VH-510 has a fairly typical digital zoom compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the VH-510.

We compared all the other 4x digital zoom cameras to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Powershot ELPH 300 HS, and the PowerShot A4000 both from Canon or the Nikon Coolpix L320 is also worth considering.

If this Olympus digital camera digital zoom is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the Samsung WB350F (£107.99) (5x) which is also higher rated.

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Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 8 times zoom factor, the Olympus VH-510 has a relatively average optical zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras that are a comparable age to the VH-510.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 8x optical zoom cameras and we think because of it's better review score, the IXUS 135, and the IXUS 140 both from Canon or the Sony DSC-WX80 is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a bigger optical zoom then you might want to consider the Sony DSC-QX10 (10x and higher rated).

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MOS Sensor Type

The Olympus VH-510 has a MOS sensor type which is better than most similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to it. Most compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it have a CCD sensor type.

We compared all the other digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor to this digital camera and we think the Casio Exilim EX-ZR400, and the Samsung Galaxy Camera EK-GC110 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

Digital cameras with a better sensor type that might be worth considering include the Nikon Coolpix 5900 (CCD) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Supported Aspect Ratios
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
Super Macro Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Light Exposure
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Light Metering
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Modes
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
Video Resolutions
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
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Second Display
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
DC-In Jack
HDMI
USB Version
Camera
3D
White Balance
Self-Timer Delay
Calendar
Camera File System
Camera Playback
Scene Modes
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Battery Capacity
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Battery Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
System Requirements
Minimum Processor
Minimum RAM
Minimum Hard Disk Space
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Other Features
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 4545350039431
Barcodes 04545350039431, 04545350039448

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