Olympus VG160 is an affordable, entry-level digital camera which houses a number of very interesting and useful features.
It latches on to its subject with the help of 5x Wide Angle Optical Zoom, which prides itself on Olympus proprietary aspherical lens technology. It adjusts to your needs no matter you want a close-up or a landscape or a group photograph. You can focus as close as 7cm in macro mode.
Even if the subject is in motion, the Auto Focus Tracking automatically tracks it closely and continuously, adjusting the focus and brightness on its way.
You can even use Intelligent Auto to relieve you from the task of making necessary changes in settings that matches the scene situation. It selects the best fit using the 14 scene modes for best possible results. And if you want to fix a face, the help from the Face Detection feature is there for the asking.
In the absence of optical viewfinder, the 3-inch LCD with 230k-dot resolution does a great job of framing and reviewing images before you decide to click.
And if you want to shoot a movie, the One Touch HD Movie enables you to record widescreen HD movies having 720p resolution.
Along with effective pixel count of 14 MP and high-resolution Charge-coupled Device would look after the image quality and enables you to easily print poster-sized images. Also, responsible for its impressive image quality is the Digital Image Stabilization, which makes use of fast shutter speed and high ISO settings, to do its bit.
And if you want to add art to your capture, Magic Filters make available a wide range of magical photographic effects for it.
To say the least about Olympus VG160, it includes all the functions necessary for achieving great exposures, and that way it returns the value for the sum you spend on it.
7.6 cm / 3.0 Inch
4.7 - 23.5 mm
Focal length (equiv. 35mm)
26 - 130 mm
2.8 - 6.5
7 lenses / 5 groups
Aspherical glass elements
4 x / 20 x combined with optical zoom
1/2 - 1/2000 s / < 4 s (Candle Scene)
ESP light metering
Battery type (model)
Combined A/V & USB output
USB 2.0 High Speed
SD / SDHC (UHS speed class not supported)
Primary colour filter (RGB)
1/2.3 '''' CCD sensor
TTL iESP auto focus with contrast detection
iESP, Face Detection AF, Spot, AF Tracking
0.6m - (wide) / 1.0m - (tele)
0.2m - (wide) / 0.6m - (tele)
Super Macro mode
Closest focusing distance: 7 cm
Single, Index, Zoom, Slide show
4x3 / 6x5 frames
1.1 - 10 x
Image protect mode
AUTO, Red-eye reduction, Fill-in, Off
Working range (wide)
0.2 - 4.8 m (ISO 800)
Working range (tele)
0.6 - 2.1 m (ISO 800)
2 / 12 s
i-Auto, Programme automatic, DIS mode, Scene Modes, Magic Filter, Panorama, Movie
Digital Image Stabilisation
Exposure Compensation Value
+/- 2 EV / 1/3 steps
Number of scene modes
Portrait, Landscape, Night Scene, Night Scene with portrait, Sports, Indoor, Candle, Self-portrait, Sunset, Fireworks, Cuisine, Documents, Beach and Snow, Pet
Pop Art, Pin Hole, Fisheye, Drawing, Soft Focus, Punk, Sparkle