Olympus vg-170 review

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BLOWN HIGHLIGHTS: In Program mode, colours are subdued and exposures are generally reliable, although the highlights in this image have blown.

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MACRO: The Olympus VG-170 has a minimum focus distance of 5cm. Although it sometimes hunts for focus at macro distances, it focused perfectly on this flower.

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NOISY BIRD: Although this scene was quite bright, the narrow aperture necessitated use of the flash and ISO 500, which has produced visible noise.

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POP ART: The Pop Art filter nicely saturates colours compared to the dull colours seen in Program mode.

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3D MODE: The 3D photo mode can produce convincing three dimensional images in conjunction with 3D glasses.

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PIN HOLE: The pin hole mode creates retro-style images with attractive hues and a visible vignette.

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LOST DETAIL: Even at ISO 200 in daylight, image quality is poor when viewed at full size. Fine detail is lost although colours remain accurate.