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Olympus VG-170

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Olympus VG-170
MakerOlympus Corporation
Typecompact digital camera
Lens7 lenses / 5 groups
Image sensor size1/2.3 CCD sensor
Image sensor makerOlympus Corporation
Maximum resolution4288 x 3216 (13.8 megapixels)
ASA/ISO rangeISO 80–1600
Focus modesiESP; Face Detection AF; Spot; AF Tracking
Focus areasNormal: 24" - infinity (60 cm - infinity) Macro: 2.9" - 4,082" (7 cm - 10,000 cm)
Exposure1/2 - 1/2000 s / < 4 s (Candle light (Scene mode))
Exposure modesVaries depending on mode: i-Auto; DIS mode; Scene Modes; Magic Filter modes;
FlashBuilt-in; Auto-Flash, Long Flash, anti-red eye, Fill-in
Video/movie recordingVGA (640 x 480), HD 720p. 30 fps. maximum size 2GB
Rear LCD monitor3" 460k dots TFT LCD.
BatteryLI-50B Lithium-ion battery
Data Port(s)USB
Body composition or special featuresPlastic frame
Dimensions103.7 x 62.5 x 22.2 mm
Weight147 g (5.2 oz) (body, battery and SD memory card)
ReleasedFebruary 2012
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The Olympus VG-170 is a low-budget compact digital camera, with up to 5x optical zoom and 14 megapixels. It was launched by Olympus in February 2012. Its intended to be a digital camera able to just "point and shoot", for simple photographs with less know-how, so it has automatic mode.[1]

It's avaiable in black, red, or white. Supports SD cards, and it's powered by a Li-ion Battery, with 3.7V, and 925mAh. It features a 3-inch digital TFT LCD screen. The incorporated flash illuminates in a distance up to 15 meters.[1][3]

It has core features such as: Auto-Flash, Long Flash (which enables Auto ISO and decreases resolution to 5 megapixels automaticly), macro and super macro mode, anti-red eye, white balance adjustment, ISO adjustment, exposure adjustment, self-timer (2 or 12 seconds), sequential shots, High-speed shots (which decreases resolution to 3 megapixels automaticly), DIS mode, Beauty effects, magic filters, and scene adaption.[4] It allows also to create 3D-effect images, panoramic images, and can record with videos up to 720p HD resolution.[2]

The box includes the digital camera, a CD with software for the computer, a pair of cardboard 3D glasses (for the 3D images), LI-50B Lithium Ion Battery, AC Adapter (charger for battery), USB cable (to connect to the charger or to the computer), AV cable, and the instructions manual.[4]

In the Super-Macro mode, the camera can only focus in an object that is no closer than 7 centimeters to the camera lens. [1]

External Links[edit]

Instruction Manual: http://www.olympusamerica.com/files/oima_cckb/VG-170_MANUAL_EN.pdf[4]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Olympus VG-170: New flagship for VG-series, Retrieved 14 April 2018.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Olympus VG-170 Review: Photography Blog, Retrieved 21 February 2018.
  3. Press Relase "Slim digital camera with the most powerful flash", Retrieved 14 April 2018.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 "Olympus VG-170 Instruction Manual" (PDF). Olympus America. Olympus. Retrieved 14 April 2018.

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