• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 14.0 megapixels
  • 26mm - 130mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.33 inch 28.2mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • 24mm - 120mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Olympus VG-160 advantages over Panasonic FH10

Panasonic FH10 advantages over Olympus VG-160

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • More pixels
    16.1 vs 14.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Newer
    2 years vs 3 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Longer exposure
    60 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

  • 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.
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Wi-Fi
    Neither provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • 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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Compared to Canon A3400 IS

Olympus VG-160
Canon A3400 IS
  • $100
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • $93
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Longer exposure
Panasonic FH10
Canon A3400 IS
  • $110
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Newer
  • Lighter weight
  • $93
  • 1/2.3 inch

Compared to Canon A2300

Olympus VG-160
Canon A2300
  • $100
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • $93
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer battery life
  • Longer exposure
Panasonic FH10
Canon A2300
  • $110
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Newer
  • $93
  • 1/2.3 inch

Compared to Canon A2600

Olympus VG-160
Canon A2600
  • $100
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • $100
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer battery life
  • Newer
Panasonic FH10
Canon A2600
  • $110
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Lighter weight
  • $100
  • 1/2.3 inch

Compared to Panasonic XS1

Olympus VG-160
Panasonic XS1
  • $100
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • $144
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Longer battery life
Panasonic FH10
Panasonic XS1
  • $110
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • $144
  • 1/2.33 inch

Compared to Canon A2500

Olympus VG-160
Canon A2500
  • $100
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • $159
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer battery life
  • Newer
Panasonic FH10
Canon A2500
  • $110
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $159
  • 1/2.3 inch
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