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.
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
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