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Brains and beauty – the VG-160 has it all and then some. This is the camera that offers all the extras without the extra costs. With creative features including One-Touch HD Video, Magic Art Filters, a 26mm Wide-Angle Lens and 5x Optical Zoom, you’ll capture million dollar pictures and video. Options and value – it’s a deal you can’t refuse.


A simple, one-touch button allows you to record movies with amazing clarity in high-definition, right from your camera.

3.0" LCD

This huge 3.0" LCD features an extra-wide viewing angle for easier composing and shooting.


Add style and artistic flair to your photos with Olympus’ Magic Art Filters. Joining Pop Art, Pin Hole, Drawing, Fish Eye, and Soft Focus are the new Punk, which creates a two tone image with a classic punk rock feel, Watercolor, which transforms images into frame-worthy paintings, and Sparkle, which adds a twinkle to your photos. (Effects vary by model.)


The Digital Image Stabilization feature uses higher ISO and faster shutter speeds to capture sharp, blur-free images, even when you're chasing moving targets.


AF Tracking automatically tracks unpredictable, fast-moving subjects such as kids and pets, and continuously adjusts the focus and brightness so you can capture these photogenic whirlwinds with ease.



An amazing 14 million pixels in the high-resolution CCD create superior image quality. Create poster-sized prints without losing a single detail.


All the capabilities you need in one compact lens. The 5x optical zoom gets you close to the action while the 26mm wide-angle lens lets you capture everything and everyone in your shot.

3.0" LCD

This huge 3.0" LCD features an extra-wide viewing angle for easier composing and shooting.


A simple, one-touch button allows you to record videos with amazing clarity in high-definition, right from your camera.


With high ISO and faster shutter speeds you can capture sharp, blur-free images even when your subjects are on the move.


Automatically identifies the scene youíre shooting -- up to 30 different scene modes including Portrait, Landscape, Night + Portrait, Macro or Sports -- and adjusts the settings for ideal results. (Number of scene modes varies by model.) iAuto combines with Shadow Adjustment Technology to capture scenes exactly as you see them even in difficult lighting situations.


Express your creativity with up to 12 special effects for your photos & HD movies. Olympus' Magic Art Filters infuse familiar scenes with new and unexpected moods ranging from the exciting to the serene and from the whimsical to the mysterious. Choose from Pop Art, Pin Hole, Drawing, Fish Eye, Soft Focus, Punk, Watercolor, Miniature, Sparkle, Reflection, Dramatic and Fragmented. (Effects vary by model and may reduce image size.)


AF Tracking automatically tracks unpredictable, fast-moving subjects such as kids and pets, and continuously adjusts the focus and brightness so you can capture these photogenic whirlwinds with ease.


Face Detection automatically focuses on your subjects' faces and optimizes exposure for sharp, brilliant portrait pictures.

Image Sensor 14 Megapixels (effective), 1/2.3"
Focal Length/Lens Configuration 4.7 - 23.5mm (26 - 130mm equivalent in 35mm photography)
Zoom 5x Optical Zoom + 4x Digital Zoom
Aperture Range f2.8 (W) - f6.5 (T)
Display 3.0" LCD 230K dots
Focus System CCD Contrast Detection
Focus Range (from lens surface) Normal Mode: W: 0.6m-∞/T: 1.0m-∞
Macro Mode: W: 0.2m-∞/T: 0.6m-∞
Super Macro Mode: 0.07m~∞ f=8.3mm(focal length fixed
Focus Mode iESP Auto, Spot AF, Face Detection AF, AF Tracking
Shutter Speed 1/2000 sec. -1/2 sec. (up to 4 sec. in Candle Scene mode)
ISO Sensitivity (SOS: Standard Output Sensitivity) Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600
Exposure Metering Digital ESP Metering
White Balance Control Auto, One-touch, Presets (Daylight, Overcast, Tungsten, Fluorescent1, Fluorescent2, Fluorescent3)
Exposure Compensation 2 steps (bright/standard)
Image File Format Still Image: JPEG
Movie: AVI Motion JPEG
Number of Recorded Pixels 14M(4288x3216): combined screennail (VGA)
8M(3264x2448):combined screennail (VGA)
5M(2560x1920): combined screennail (VGA)
VGA(640x480) (compression ratio: 1/8 & 1/4)
16:9 S (1920x1080) (compression ratio: 1/4 &1/8)
Motion Blur Suppression Dual Image Stabilization
Shooting Modes iAuto, Program Auto,
Scene Modes [Portrait, Landscape, Night Scene, Night + Portrait, Sport, Indoor, Candle, Self Portrait, Sunset, Fire Works, Cuisine, Documents, Beach & Snow, Pet],
Magic Filters [Pop Art, Pin Hole, Fish Eye, Drawing, Soft Focus, Punk, Sparkle]
Panorama PC Panorama (Up to 10 frames automatically stitchable with ib software)
Continuous Shooting Approx. 0.8 fps / 200 images (14M)
Approx. 2.3 fps / 200 images (3M)
Approx. 10 fps / 20 images (3M)
Shooting Assist Functions Frame Assist, Voice Recording
Movie Mode 1280X720 (30fps, 15fps)
640X480 (30fps, 15fps)
320X240 (30fps, 15fps)
Noise Reduction Auto
Image Playback Still Image: Single, Index Display (4x3, 6x5), Event, Up to 10x Enlargement, Slideshow

Movie: Normal, Fast-Forward, Reverse, Frame-by-Frame, Voice Playback
Flash Built-in
Flash Modes Auto (for low light and backlit conditions)
Red-Eye Reduction
Self-Timer 12/2 Seconds
Removable Media Card SD/SDHC Card (not supported for UHSspeedclass)
Internal Memory
Outer Connectors Multi-Terminal (USB Connector, Audio/Video Output)
Auto-Connect USB USB 2.0 High-Speed (USB Mass Storage)
System Requirements Auto-Connect USB: Windows® 2000/XP/VISTA/7 with USB port, Mac OS X 10.3 or later with USB port
Software: Windows® 2000PRO/XP/VISTA/7, Mac OS X 10.3 - 10.5
Power Source Li-Ion Rechargeable Battery (Li-70B)
F-2AC (Included). F-3AC Compatible.
Dimension 96W x 56.5H x 19.3D (mm)
3.8W x 2.2H x 0.8D (in)
Weight 125g
4.4 oz

Specifications and design are subject to change without notice.

VG-160 Package Contents

  • VG-160 Digital Camera
  • USB Cable & AC Adapter (F-2AC)
  • Instruction Manual & Software CD
  • Audio/Video Cable
  • Strap
  • Lithium-Ion Battery

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May 07, 2014



I love my VG-160. It can do almost everything my now retired Pentax SP-500 could do.

Even thought it looks lonely on a tripod I often use it with a tripod.

And I think the LCD screen makes it like a view camera.

December 17, 2013


No Sound is Coming from the Camera

I am a photographer, and I bought this camera about 2 years ago and till this day when I record a video, it doesn't have no sound. A video is supposed to have sound not silence. I would tell the consumer don't buy this camera, very poor quality with the video sound. And for those who do have this camera your best option is to sell it in spanish harlem, 116th street and get maybe 100 bucks or less for it, depending on where you go.

October 21, 2013


Shirt pocket camera

Great little shirt pocket camera, especially for $80. Does a good job shooting although a bit complex.

September 13, 2013


Does what I want.

Forgot my camera and had to buy another on vacation. The one that I wanted was not available. Clerk suggested this one and it has worked great. Slim, light-weight, easy to use. Pictures are sharp. Have not down-loaded them to computer yet; expect it to be easy to do. Pictures have been taken outdoors, indoors, with kids moving, in the problems. Love using camera.

July 22, 2013


good value for price

This is a very nice little camera.Easy to use,compact,and like the bright orange color.Excellent quality and clarity of pictures.Would recommend to my friends.

June 23, 2013


the VG-160

Recently I received this camera as a birthday present from my daughter. I am amazed at how easy it is to use. And the pictures are fantastic. It is definitely user friendly and it is really a cute little camera. It is a small package that gives you big quality. I plan on taking many pictures with it.

July 25, 2012

big daddy

Excellent camera. Enjoy using it.

I fell in love with my camera when I saw it at the store. I already knew the Olympus name from 2 small tape recorders I bought years ago. Excellent products back then and an excellent product now. My first digital camera. I had used digital cameras before with my family. I love the features, quality and ease of use with this one as opposed to the others I have used. Picture quality is great. I look forward to using it the next time. I love the size. A little guy with the heart of a higher priced camera.

July 17, 2012


Understanding manual

Although I have some difficulty understanding the manual mI have taken a few test shots that all turned out well.
But I feel, that I could do even better if I were to fully understand all the instructions.
My current experience with the new camera is too limited to commet fully on all features.

July 08, 2012


I purchase my camara on a trip to Saint Maarten, the value was ok, the color and quality are grate, the only negatived comment is the low focus went use the zoom range, will like a better focus images

July 05, 2012


Olympus is going to Shanghai

Love the size and the easiness that this camera offers. I am a novice picture taker and needed a camera that will capture what I am taking. Going to Shanghai, China this September and don't want to lug around a lot of equipment so this is the perfect camera for this trip!

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