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Olympus VG-170 Digital Camera Price & Review

By on May 8, 2012

I had always dreamt of owning a powerful compact camera and it is this search of mine that has actually led me to the new Olympus VG-170 digital camera. The device boasts of a compact shell and comes loaded with features that would satisfy almost anyone.

Before we make an in-depth analysis of the same, let us take a closer look at the camera and its various features.

Look And Feel

Olympus has always come up with innovative cameras and the new Olympus VG-170 digital camera is no different whatsoever. It is small in size but boasts of a solid body, over-sized flash and a textured grip, so that you can always hold on to your precious little device.

Olympus VG-170 Digital Camera Price & Review

It has dimensions of 103.7 x 62.5 x 22.2 mm and weighs a mere 127 g. The device is available in black, white and red shades.

Features of Olympus VG-170

Like the other Olympus gadgets, the VG-170 digital camera enthralls the customers with its features. Its specifications include 14 MP resolution, 5x optical zoom, 720p video recording @ 30fps, 3 inch LCD screen, 4x digital zoom, Eye-Fi support, powerful flash light, 3D photo mode, Face Detection, super slim body and shadow adjustment.

It has a maximum image resolution of 4288 x 3216 pixels and maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. It has an average battery life allowing you to click take 300 shots at a go and comes with a 2 year limited warranty.

Olympus VG-170 Digital Camera Price & Review

Closer Analysis

The Olympus VG-170 digital camera is light on pocket and is fun to use. The ability to click HD videos and 3D photos is surely a huge positive of the device. The camera can be considered as a good point and shoot device for the beginners as it puts up a good fight with the Nikon Coolpix S6200, Samsung MV800, Nikon Coolpix S3100 and Canon PowerShot SX150 IS.

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The larger than life flash that the camera flaunts lights up objects even 15m away and is surely one of the talking points of the gadget. The white balance, metering, exposure and everything else is well suited for the ones who wish to lay hands upon their first camera.

It is to be noted that the other similarly priced cameras might dish out a better image quality than the Olympus VG-170 digital camera, but they would never offer the features that you find in the VG-170.


Like most of the budget cameras, the new Olympus VG-170 also has its own share of positives and negatives. The camera offers an average image quality and images often have a cold color cast.

Experts believe that the new VG-170 could have done better with fewer features and rather have boasted of better execution. However, the cheap pricing, endless features, easy to use interface, the wide 26 mm lens and the high resolution screen turns it into an attractive little package, tough to say no to.

Price of Olympus VG-170 In India

Olympus is yet to come up with the price of VG-170 digital camera in India.

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