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Olympus VG-170

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Overall 7
7.3
Video quality 6
6.0
Functionality 8
8.0
Audio & image quality 7
7.0
Appearance 9
9.0
Build quality 7
7.0

Olympus VG-170 Digital Camera Review

Buy-n-Shoot.com
22 May 2012
  • Conclusion: Whilst this camera may have a few annoyances it must be remembered where this camera sits it terms of price (RRP). The flash is an absolute standout and will give great results when shooting groups of people at night. The 3D mode is interesting and worth the cameras price alone if its your thing and the 3” LCD is of a very good size.
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Expert Review

PhotoRadar
20 March 2012
  • Conclusion: For beginners who want a raft of quirky features and ease of use and aren't concerned about ultimate image quality, the Olympus VG-170 is a great choice. For everyone else, the slightly flawed image quality means that other similarly priced cameras might make a better choice.
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Overall 4
4.0

Olympus VG-170

CNET
1 June 2011
  • Summary: At just £80, the VG-170 is a very inexpensive camera, particularly when you consider its resolution, size and smart features. Unfortunately, its performance is a let-down, with noise appearing in too many of our test shots.
  • Cons: Disappointing picture quality in shadows; Below-par video performance.
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Overall 9
8.7
Design 9
8.5
Value for money 9
9.0
Features 9
9.0
Performance 9
9.0
Picture quality 8
8.0

Olympus VG-170 Review

What Digital Camera
9 May 2011
  • Excerpt: The Olympus VG-170 is a budget digital compact that sports some beefy-looking specification, but what exactly is it you get for a penny shy of £100, and is it any good? Doug Harman finds out.
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Overall 8
7.7

Olympus VG-170

Cameras
16 August 2012
  • Conclusion: When writing reviews it is not always easy to come up with a long list of reasons to buy a camera. That is true of the Olympus VG-170. It does a lot of things well without standing out from the competition. It takes sharp looking photos and you should find this camera very easy to use. Apart from the photos lacking vivid colours there is not a lot to dislike.
  • Pros: Small size, USB charging, good sized LCD screen at this price point
  • Cons: Photos can took a bit dull
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Olympus VG-170

TechRadar UK
20 March 2012
  • Excerpt: The new Olympus VG-170 packs a host of features into an affordable, compact camera body. With a recommended UK price of £100 and available to buy for just £80 if you shop around, this camera falls firmly into budget compact territory - but comes with many more premium functions.
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Overall 7
7.0

Olympus VG-170 Digital Camera Review

ePHOTOzine
6 March 2012
  • Excerpt: The Olympus VG-170 was released in January 2012 and is a budget compact digital camera with a flash which is twice as powerful as a regular compact camera. The VG-170 is available in white, red and black for £89.00.
  • Pros: Larger flash is a unique feature, Good value for money, Grip on front of camera, Good colour reproduction
  • Cons: No optical stabilisation, Purple fringing on occasion, Significant noise from ISO 400 upwards, AWB struggles under indoor lighting
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Overall 4
4.0

Olympus VG-170

CNET
22 February 2012
  • Summary: At just £80, the VG-170 is a very inexpensive camera, particularly when you consider its resolution, size and smart features. Unfortunately, its performance is a let-down, with noise appearing in too many of our test shots.
  • Pros: Inexpensive; 3D shooting mode.
  • Cons: Disappointing picture quality in shadows; Below-par video performance.
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Olympus VG-170

PhotographyBLOG
15 February 2012
  • Excerpt: The first thing we thought of when we saw the Olympus VG-170 was "look at the size of that flash!" It dominates the front of the camera even more than the large lens barrel that houses the 5x optical zoom. On the white model that we had for review, the lens remains black, which is unusual but not bad looking. In fact it's a nice little camera to look at. Next to the lens is a small, leatherette grip to hold onto when shooting or carrying the camera between shots.
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Expert Review

Naaptol
25 July 2011
  • Conclusion: Overall, Olympus VG-170 offers features more than its price and ensure mind blowing performance that too with great ease and speed.
  • Pros: Wide screen, easy to use features, and economic price tag.
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