The Olympus VG-170 is a budget priced digital camera. It has 14 megapixels and a 5x wide angle lens. At a shade over 22mm wide you should have no problem slipping the VG-170 into more or less any pocket.
Compared to other budget cameras there are two or three features where the VG-170 compares very well. To start with the LCD screen is a full 3 inches in size. Although a few other budget cameras will match this size the majority will have a smaller screen. Next up is its ability to shoot High Definition movies. It also has a 3D shooting mode.
There are two other features the VG-170 has that you may struggle to find with other brands. The first is that you can recharge the battery through a USB connection. The second is that it is compatible with Eye-Fi memory cards. These allow you to upload photos to a computer wirelessly.
Simple and Easy
SD / SDHC
Focal Length Equivalent:
26 - 130mm
4 - 1/2000 seconds
f/2.8 - 6.5
ISO 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600
White Balance Settings:
Auto, Overcast, Sunlight, Tungsten, Flourescent 3
-2EV to +2EV (in 1/3EV steps)
AUTO, Red-eye reduction, Long flash, Fill-in, Off
Portrait, Landscape, Night Scene, Night Scene with portrait, Sports, Indoor, Candle, Self-portrait, Sunset, Fireworks, Cuisine, Documents, Beach and Snow, Pet, 3D
Maximum Movie Resolution:
Max Movie Frames Per Sec:
Maximum Movie Duration:
To capacity of memory card
2 or 12 seconds
Video Out (TV Playback)
103.7 x 62.5 x 22.2 mm
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Specifications are subject to change without notice.
Olympus VG-170 Specification