Olympus VG-160

Last Updated (12 December’12):

Olympus VG-160 offers a 14-megapixel images sensor with a superb 5x optical zoom and a wide-angle lens (26-130mm equivalent). The camera also comes with Magic Art Filters, 720p movie capture and an intelligent, iAuto to complete the capabilities that you need in one compact camera to capture special moments. In addition, the camera has a large 3.0-inch LCD Display lets you get clear preview of your images including AF Tracking, Shadow Adjustment Technology and Face Detection. The camera measures (W x H x D) 3.78 x 2.22 x 0.76″ / 96 x 56.5 x 19.3 mm and weight 4.41 oz / 125 g.

Overall Rating: ★★★★½ | Latest Price Info

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Olympus VG-160 User Reviews

Works fine for an inexpensive camera
“Once I figured that out, the photos I put on Facebook were much sharper. I experimented a lot taking pictures in every type of light and found that using the Automatic settings seems to work best in 95% of situations. However, for taking photos of flowers close up, I use Program, Super Macro and they are truly superb.” – By Moira French
Rating: ★★★★☆

Not bad for a cheap supercompact
“It’s good in it’s automatics and is able to produce nice looking colorful and well-lit photos with just press of a button. But pay attention – it’s weakness is indoor photos and this camera works fine on daylight only.” – By varnav
Rating: ★★★★★

Lovely camera, olympus all the way!
“I always buy olympus and this new model does not disappoint! Love how user friendly it is, and it is even easier to hit record on this one. I would highly recommend. The one time I decided to try another brand it broke on me after only 2 months, so I will be sticking with Olympus and watching for the next model!” – By Lizzie
Rating: ★★★★★

Great little camera
“I purchased this camera to replace an Olympus that I loved using and had lived a very long life. This camera is a great little camera and takes wonderful shots. I love it and the color is awesome.” – By kathy
Rating: ★★★★★

Good Camera
“This is a very nice camera! I wanted one I could have in my purse all the time. I bought the orange. Now, everyone is taking my camera to take their pictures 🙂 Great indoor and outdoor pictures.” – By 1more4Jesus
Rating: ★★★★★

Nice Little Camera
“I enjoy this nice little camera. The controls are easy to use and the picture quality is great. I enjoy the video quality as well. It was worth the price and I haven’t came across any malfunctions.” – By Leola
Rating: ★★★★★

Very pleased w/ Olympus VG-160
“I am very happy with this point and shoot digital camera. The MAIN reason I picked this camera over many other possibles was this camera’s ability for Macro photography using a point and shoot. It also has a great wide angle capable lens, a fast deployment when the power button is pushed, great colors on photos, and easty to use controls!” – By Rough Customer
Rating: ★★★★★

Very happy with this camera!
“I bought this camera for my daughter on her birthday. It is a beautiful shade of orange, it is compact and takes great pictures. It was also well priced. I am very happy with the camera and my daughter loves it!!” – By sherry
Rating: ★★★★★

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Olympus VG-160 User Manual (PDF)

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Olympus VG-160 Features

With a 1/2.3″-type, 14 effective megapixel RGB CCD image sensor and an Olympus-branded 5x optical zoom lens, the Olympus VG-160 is able to produce excellent image quality that allows you to print poster-sized pictures easily. While the 5x Wide Angle Optical Zoom offers a 35mm-equivalent range from a useful 26mm wide-angle to a moderate 130mm telephoto allows you to capture images of wide-angle group, wide landscapes, and close up portraits with sharp images result.

The Olympus VG-160 also comes with some interesting features such as AF Tracking, Shadow Adjustment Technology and Face Detection help you capture images just the way you intended. It also has Digital Image Stabilisation which offers a high ISO and faster shutter speeds lets you capture sharp, blur-free images, even when you’re shooting moving subject. The HD Movie feature allows you record crystal clear HD movies (720p) right from your camera.


By using an Intelligent Auto (iAuto) feature, the Olympus VG-160 offers capability to recognizes shooting conditions that match any of 29 built-in scene modes, such as self-portrait, landscape & night + portrait, and more. And also adjusts the focus and exposure for the perfect balance of color and clarity. There are a Magic Art Filters feature which allows you to create style and artistic flair to your photos. You can preview all of your images in a large 3.0-inch LCD Display with clear and sharp, even in bright conditions.



+ 14.0-Megapixels Resolution

+ 3.0-inch LCD Display

+ 26-130mm Equivalent Lens

+ ISO Sensitivity 80-1600

+ Dual Image Stabilization

+ 5x Wide-Angle Zoom

+ 720p HD Movie Recording

+ Built-In Flash

+ SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card Slot

+ Intelligent Auto + Shadow Adjustment

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