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Olympus VG-160 Digital Camera

14 Megapixels14 MegapixelsStabilization: Compensates for tiny involuntary movements of the camera.Stabilization: Compensates for tiny involuntary movements of the camera.720p HD Video: 1280 x 720 resolution or more but less than 1920 x 1080.720p HD Video: 1280 x 720 resolution or more but less than 1920 x 1080.Custom White-Balance: Specifies exactly what should be white to the camera.Custom White-Balance: Specifies exactly what should be white to the camera.Action Photography: Shutter speeds of 1/1500 or more.Action Photography: Shutter speeds of 1/1500 or more.Accepts Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), SDHC and SD memory.Accepts Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), SDHC and SD memory.Discontinued: No longer produced by the manufacturer. May still be in stock or found used.Discontinued: No longer produced by the manufacturer. May still be in stock or found used.

Digital Camera Description

The Olympus VG-160 is a Ultra-Compact Digital Camera with a 1/2.3" sensor. Its 14 Megapixels CCD sensor offers an ISO 80-1600 sensitivity range which is expandable to ISO 80-1600. With 14 MP of resolution, sharp prints are possible up to at 240 DPI.

A builtin Image Stabilization mechanism allows the Olympus VG-160 to compensate for camera shake.

This camera features a mechanic shutter that can expose for 1/2000 to 1/2. With a fastest shutter-speed of 1/2000, fast action can easily be frozen. Given that is does not support very slow shutter-speeds, this camera is unsuitable for night photography.

Olympus VG-160

The Olympus VG-160 features a Contrast-Detect AF system. Autofocus can continuously adjust according to subject distance. A Real-Time Autofocus Tracking System allows focus to follow a moving subject within the frame.

This camera does not feature any seals to protect it against adverse weather, dust and moisture. Care must be taken, just like with most electronics. There is no viewfinder on the Olympus VG-160 and no provision to add one.

Model Specifications

BrandOlympus ModelVG-160
Sensor 14 Megapixels CCD Sensor Size 6 x 5mm
Anti-Alias Filter Yes Sensor Aspect 4:3 Aspect-Ratio
Stabilization Built-In Dust-ReductionN / A
Sensitivity ISO 80 - 1600 Shutter-Speed 1/2000 - 1/2s
Lens26 - 130mm F/2.8 - 6.5 / 8 - 18Mininum Focus0
ZoomElectronicManual FocusN / A
Filter Diameter Focus System Contrast-Detect, Assist-lamp *Tracking AF-C
Viewfinder Type None Viewfinder Size
Display Attachment Fixed Display Size 230K Pixels 3" LCD 100% Coverage
Exposure ModesAuto Scene Modes15Portrait, Landscape, Night, Night Portrait, Sport, Indoor, Candle, Self Portrait, Sunset, Fire Works, Cuisine, Documents, Beach&Snow, Pet, 3D
MeteringMulti-Segment Bracketing
Exposure Compensation ±2 EV, 1/3 EV Flash Compensation
White Balance Auto , Presets, Custom White Balance Tuning
Continuous Drive 0.8 FPS, 200 JPEG *10 FPS @ 3 MP. 2.4 FPS @ 5 MP. Self Timer Yes *2s, 12s
Command Dials DOF Preview No
Protection Dust Reduction No
Digital Level Tripod Mount Yes
Remote Trigger Eye-Start Sensor No
HDR No Orientation Sensor Yes
Interval Timer No Multiple Exposure No
Image Formats JPEG Flash Ports
Built-In Flash Yes Flash Sync
Video Capture 1280x720 @ 30 FPS 16:9 Sound Input
Video Format M-JPEG WiFi No
Memory Secure Digital Extended Capacity GPS No
Battery Lithium-Ion Battery Life
Introduced 2012-01-10, DiscontinuedYES Construction Standard
Size 96 x 57 x 20mm (W x H x D) Weight 125g

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Olympus VG-160 Highlights


Ultra-Compact digital camera

Sensor-Size: 6 x 5mm

1/2.3" Sensor

Actual size when viewed at 100 DPI

14 Megapixels Ultra CompactISO 80-1600
5X Wide Optical ZoomShutter 1/2000-1/2s
Built-in StabilizationCustom white-balance
0.8 FPS Drive, 200 ImagesLithium-Ion Battery
1280x720 @ 30 FPS Video RecordingSecure Digital Extended Capacity
3" LCD 230K Pixels
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