Olympus VG-170 review

New 14MP compact camera offers premium features at bargain price

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Product Type
Compact Camera
Battery Size Supported
Proprietary Battery Size
Green Compliant
Yes
Maximum Video Resolution
1280 x 720
Effective Camera Resolution
14 Megapixel
USB
Yes
Wide Angle
Yes
PictBridge
Yes
Product Family
Smart
Image Stabilization
Electronic
Colour
Black
Optical Zoom
5x
Digital Zoom
4x
Brand Name
Olympus
Features
Self-timer, Continuous Shooting Mode, Face Detection, 3D Panorama
Screen Size
7.6 cm (3")
Video Formats
Motion JPEG (AVI)
Viewfinder Type
No
Weight (Approximate)
147 g
Green Compliance Certificate/Authority
WEEE, RoHS
Flash Memory Capacity
34.90 MB
Minimum Focus Distance
50 mm
Maximum Image Resolution
4288 x 3216
Maximum Frame Rate
30 fps
Number of Batteries Supported
1
Battery Built-in
No
Battery Rechargeable
Yes
Battery Included
Yes
Display Screen Type
LCD
Image Sensor Type
CCD
Total Camera Resolution
14.5 Megapixel
HD Movie Mode
Yes
Battery Model Supported
LI-50B / LI-50BA / LI-50BB
Memory Card Supported
Eye-Fi Card, Secure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC)
Height
62.5 mm
Width
103.7 mm
Depth
22.2 mm
Focal Length
4.70 mm to 23.50 mm
Image Formats
JPEG
Audio Formats
WAV
Focus Modes
Auto
Manufacturer
Olympus Corporation
Product Model
VG-170
Product Name
Smart VG-170 Compact Camera
Product Line
Smart
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Manufacturer Part Number
V106090BE000
Manufacturer Website Address
http://www.olympus.co.uk
Marketing Information

Experience a compact and convenient point-and-shoot camera - but with a truly brilliant extra: Besides being absolutely easy to handle, the new VG-170 provides a flash nearly twice as powerful as on a regular compact camera. The Guide Number is approx. 8.8, in contrast to 4 to 5.6 with comparable cameras. Thanks to the long flash mode you can even light up faces and objects up to fully 15 meters away, as it automatically selects higher ISO sensitivity. 14 Megapixels and a 5x wide optical zoom (26-130mm*) enable effortless close-ups and wide-angle shots. In addition to the big 3" LCD, 720p HD Movie with sound and lots of automatic features and effects, be sure to get a high quality photo or movie every time. With its slim, stylish body and sturdy retro design, the VG-170 could be mistaken for a high-end camera - until you learn about the fantastic low-budget price!

Battery Life
300 Shot
Package Contents
  • Smart VG-170 Compact Camera
  • LI-50B Lithium-Ion Battery
  • F-2AC AC Adapter
  • CB-USB7 USB Cable
  • CB-AVC5 Audio / Video Cable
  • 3D Glasses (Red / Cyan)
  • Hand Strap
  • World Wide Warranty Card
  • Instruction Manual
  • Software Media
Display Resolution
460000 Pixel
Limited Warranty
2 Year
Built-in Devices
Speaker, Microphone
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