• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 14.0 megapixels
  • 26.00mm - 130.00mm (35mm eq.)
Olympus VG-160 Review
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 140.00mm (35mm eq.)
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Differences

Olympus VG-160 advantages over Canon A1400

  • Thinner
    19 mm vs 29 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    125g vs 174g
    Lighter weight

Canon A1400 advantages over Olympus VG-160

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Longer exposure
    15 vs 4 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Higher extended ISO
    6400 vs 1600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • RAW file ability
    Neither provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Select your focus point more intuitively.
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Neither provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Neither provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Manual focus
    Neither provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • HDMI out
    Neither provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Neither provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

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The Competition

Compared to Nikon S800c

Olympus VG-160
Nikon S800c
  • $100
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Thinner
  • Lighter weight
  • $280
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Touchscreen
Canon A1400
Nikon S800c
  • $289
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Longer exposure
  • $280
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Touchscreen

Compared to Canon 330 HS

Olympus VG-160
Canon 330 HS
  • $100
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More pixels
  • $205
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Canon A1400
Canon 330 HS
  • $289
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • More pixels
  • $205
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More lens zoom

Compared to Canon A2500

Olympus VG-160
Canon A2500
  • $100
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • $114
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Newer
Canon A1400
Canon A2500
  • $289
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Higher extended ISO
  • $114
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Thinner

Compared to Nikon L28

Olympus VG-160
Nikon L28
  • $100
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Thinner
  • $158
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • More pixels
Canon A1400
Nikon L28
  • $289
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Longer exposure
  • $158
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More pixels

Compared to Canon N2

Olympus VG-160
Canon N2
  • $100
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Thinner
  • Lighter weight
  • $304
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Tiltable Screen
Canon A1400
Canon N2
  • $289
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $304
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Tiltable Screen
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