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14 Megapixels


LI-50B Lithium-Ion Battery


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OLYMPUS VG-170 - Overview

As part of the Smart series of cameras, the Olympus VG-170 is a dapper looking digital compact camera with a 14 megapixel CCD sensor, 5x optical zoom and a 3 inch LCD screen. The main addition to the VG-170 is the massive flash that sits in the top left corner above the lens. With a Guide Number of 8.8 it gives the range of the VG-170’s flash around double of any comparable camera. Other key features of the VG170 include 720p HD movies, a range of magic filters, 3D still images and a retro design.



Image Sensor  
Effective pixels 14 Megapixels
Filter array Primary colour filter (RGB)
Full resolution 14.5 Megapixels
Type 1/2.3 '' CCD sensor
Optical zoom 5 x (WIDE)
Focal length 4.7 - 23.5 mm
Focal length (equiv. 35mm) 26 - 130 mm
Maximum aperture 2.8 - 6.5
Structure 7 lenses / 5 groups
Aspherical glass elements 5
Digital Zoom  
Enlargement factor 4 x / 20 x combined with optical zoom
Resolution 460000 dots
Monitor size 7.6 cm / 3.0 ''
Monitor type TFT
Frame assistance Yes
Brightness adjustment 2 levels
Protection panel Yes
Shutter speed 1/2 - 1/2000 s / < 4 s (Candle Scene)
Exposure compensation +/- 2 EV / 1/3 steps
Scene Modes  
Number of scene modes 15
Modes Portrait, Landscape, Night Scene, Night Scene with portrait, Sports, Indoor, Candle, Self-portrait, Sunset, Fireworks, Cuisine, Documents, Beach and Snow, Pet, 3D
Magic Filter  
Types Pop Art, Pin Hole, Fisheye, Drawing, Soft Focus, Punk, Sparkle, Water color, Reflection
Manual ISO 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600
Internal Flash  
Modes AUTO, Red-eye reduction, Long flash, Fill-in, Off
Working range (wide) 0.2 - 8.8 m (ISO 800)
Working range (tele) 0.6 - 3.8 m (ISO 800)
Sequence Shooting  
Sequential shooting mode (high speed) 15 fps / 20 frames (in 3MP mode)
2 fps / 200 frames (in 3MP mode)
Sequential shooting mode 0.6 fps / 200 frames (Full Image Size)
View Images  
Modes Single, Index, Zoom, Slide show
Index 5 x 4 frames
Zoom 1.1 - 10 x
Auto rotation Yes
Image protect mode Yes
View Movie  
Modes Frame by frame, Fast forward, Reverse playback
Movie Recording System  
Recording format AVI Motion JPEG®
Image Stabilisation Mode Digital Image Stabilisation
HD Movie quality 720P Recording time: Up to card capacity
Movie quality 640 x 480 / 30fps Recording time: Up to card capacity
Note: maximum file size 2GB
When shooting 720P movies use SDHC class 6 or higher.
Magic Filter Pop Art, Pin Hole, Fisheye, Drawing, Soft Focus, Punk, Water color, Reflection
Sound Recording System  
Voice playback Yes
Sound recording Yes , format: WAV
Image footage 4 s
Speaker Yes
Removable Media SD / SDHC (UHS speed class not supported)
Internal memory 34.9 MB
Eye-Fi Card compatible Yes
Menu languages in camera 40
Other Features  
3D Photo Shooting Mode Yes
Panorama function Image marker (Software)
Self timer 2 / 12 s
Menu guide Yes
Date imprint Yes
Power Supply  
Battery LI-50B Lithium-Ion Battery
Internal Charging Yes
DC input Yes
Combined A/V & USB output Yes
USB 2.0 High Speed Yes
Dimensions (W x H x D) 103.7 x 62.5 x 22.2 mm
Weight 147 g (including battery and memory card)