Olympus VG-120 Review

Overall Score

31

Main Features

  • 14 MP 1/2.3 CCD Sensor
  • 26-130 mm (5x) F2.8-6.5 Zoom Lens
  • 80 - 1600 ISO
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • 1280 x 720 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 96 x 57 x 19 mm, 120g.
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Olympus VG-120 Overview


First introduced in January, 2011, Olympus VG-120 is a 14 MP Compact with a 1/2.3 (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sized CCD sensor.


Olympus VG-120 comes with a 6.16 x 4.62 mm CCD sensor, which has a diagonal of 7.7 mm (0.3").

- Full Frame
- Olympus VG-120

Sensor resolution of Olympus VG-120 ~ 4315 x 3244 pixels.

Olympus VG-120 has Crop Factor: 5.62

The sensor has a surface area of 28.5 mm².

There are approximate 13,997,860 photosites (pixels) on this area.


Proc and Cons of Olympus VG-120


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Olympus VG-120 with competitors in ultracompact cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
120g Light Body
±2 AE Bracketing Range
AF Face Detection
6.5 Lens at Tele
26 mm Wide Angle Lens
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Touch Screen
No Image Stabilization
No Built-in Viewfinder
No Manual Exposure Mode
Slow Lens at Wide: F2.8
Low Screen Resolution: 230k dots
Low Battery Life: 160 shots
No Articulating Screen
No Full HD Video
No Environmental Sealing
No External Flash
Low Max Native ISO: 1600
Slow Lens at Tele: F6.5
Slow Continuous Shooting: 230 fps
Type Scores

Olympus VG-120 has an Overall Score of 31/100 and ranked #680 out of 802 in Compact cameras, and ranked #1086 out of 1222 in all cameras.

Olympus VG-120 Scores
Imaging score
20
Features score
25
Value for money score
49
Portability score
99
Overall score
31
Average Scores in Ultracompact
Imaging Score
19
Features Score
29
Value For Money Score
47
Portability Score
88
Overall score
31

Physical Dimensions of Olympus VG-120


Olympus VG-120 weighs 120g and has external dimensions of 96 x 57 x 19mm (3.78 x 2.24 x 0.75"). Considering that the average weight of Ultracompact cameras is 138g, Olympus VG-120 is 18 grams less than the average weight of cameras in this category.

Weight Comparison
Ultracompact Cameras


Olympus VG-120
120g
Average weight
138g
Min weight
87g
Max weight
221g

Thickness Comparison
Ultracompact Cameras


Olympus VG-120
19mm
Average Thickness
20mm
Min Thickness
13mm
Max Thickness
33mm

Here is the front and top view image of Olympus VG-120 with the dimensions:

Olympus VG-120

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight VG-120 Dimensions VG-120
Olympus XZ-2 iHS Olympus XZ-2 iHS 346 g 120 g 113 x 65 x 48 mm 96 x 57 x 19 mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66 Sony TX66 109 g 120 g 93 x 54 x 13 mm 96 x 57 x 19 mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810 Sony W810 111 g 120 g 97 x 56 x 21 mm 96 x 57 x 19 mm
Canon PowerShot G16 Canon G16 356 g 120 g 109 x 76 x 40 mm 96 x 57 x 19 mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830 Sony W830 122 g 120 g 93 x 52 x 23 mm 96 x 57 x 19 mm
Canon PowerShot ELPH 140 IS Canon ELPH 140 IS 127 g 120 g 95 x 54 x 22 mm 96 x 57 x 19 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS5 Panasonic TS5 214 g 120 g 110 x 67 x 29 mm 96 x 57 x 19 mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R Sony RX1R 482 g 120 g 113 x 65 x 70 mm 96 x 57 x 19 mm

Specifications of Olympus VG-120


General
Brand Olympus
Model VG-120
Announced January, 2011
Body Type Ultracompact
Lens
Lens Mount fixed lens
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier
Number of Lenses 0
Macro Focus Range 7
Screen
Screen Size 3"
Screen Type Fixed
Screen Resolution 230k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder None
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage n/a%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.0
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 0
Number of Cross Focus Points
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/4 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/2000 sec
Continuous Shooting n/a fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 4.40
Flash Modes Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±2 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size 1/2.3
Sensor Type CCD
Sensor Dimensions 6.16 x 4.62 mm
Sensor Area 28.5 mm²
Sensor Resolution 14 MP
Max Image Resolution 4288 x 3216
Max Native ISO 1600
Min Native ISO 80
Max Boosted ISO 0
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 1280 x 720
Video Formats Motion JPEG
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 160 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model LI-70B
Physical
Weight 120 g
Physical Dimensions 96 x 57 x 19 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD/SDHC
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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