Olympus VG-160 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, 125g.
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Olympus VG-160 Overview


First introduced in January, 2012, Olympus VG-160 is a 14 MP Compact with a 1/2.3 (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sized CCD sensor.


Olympus VG-160 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-160

Sensor resolution of Olympus VG-160 ~ 4315 x 3244 pixels.

Olympus VG-160 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-160


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Olympus VG-160 with competitors in small sensor compact cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
125g 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: 165 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-160 has an Overall Score of 31/100 and ranked #663 out of 802 in Compact cameras, and ranked #1088 out of 1222 in all cameras.

Olympus VG-160 Scores
Imaging score
20
Features score
25
Value for money score
49
Portability score
99
Overall score
31
Average Scores in Small Sensor Compact
Imaging Score
22
Features Score
34
Value For Money Score
53
Portability Score
96
Overall score
36

Physical Dimensions of Olympus VG-160


Olympus VG-160 weighs 125g and has external dimensions of 96 x 57 x 19mm (3.78 x 2.24 x 0.75"). Considering that the average weight of Small Sensor Compact cameras is 175g, Olympus VG-160 is 50 grams less than the average weight of cameras in this category. Olympus VG-160 is less by 2mm more than the average length in Small Sensor Compact.

Weight Comparison
Small Sensor Compact Cameras


Olympus VG-160
125g
Average weight
175g
Min weight
103g
Max weight
423g

Thickness Comparison
Small Sensor Compact Cameras


Olympus VG-160
19mm
Average Thickness
26mm
Min Thickness
10mm
Max Thickness
60mm

Here is the front and top view image of Olympus VG-160 with the dimensions:

Olympus VG-160

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight VG-160 Dimensions VG-160
Canon PowerShot G16 Canon G16 356 g 125 g 109 x 76 x 40 mm 96 x 57 x 19 mm
Casio Exilim EX-100 Casio EX-100 389 g 125 g 119x67x50 x x mm 96 x 57 x 19 mm
Casio Exilim EX-10 Casio EX-10 384 g 125 g 120 x 68 x 49 mm 96 x 57 x 19 mm
Canon PowerShot SX260 HS Canon SX260 HS 231 g 125 g 106 x 61 x 33 mm 96 x 57 x 19 mm
Nikon Coolpix P7800 Nikon P7800 399 g 125 g 119 x 78 x 50 mm 96 x 57 x 19 mm
Olympus XZ-2 iHS Olympus XZ-2 iHS 346 g 125 g 113 x 65 x 48 mm 96 x 57 x 19 mm
Canon PowerShot SX160 IS Canon SX160 IS 291 g 125 g 111 x 73 x 44 mm 96 x 57 x 19 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS40 Panasonic ZS40 240 g 125 g 111 x 64 x 34 mm 96 x 57 x 19 mm

Specifications of Olympus VG-160


General
Brand Olympus
Model VG-160
Announced January, 2012
Body Type Compact
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 0
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 4.80
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 165 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model LI-70B
Physical
Weight 125 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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