• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 14.0 megapixels
  • 5.0x zoom 26mm - 130mm (35mm equiv.)
  • 1/2.33 inch 28.2mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • 5.0x zoom 24mm - 120mm (35mm equiv.)

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Advantages

Olympus VG-160 over Panasonic XS1

Panasonic XS1 over Olympus VG-160

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Longer battery life
    290 vs 165 shots
    Capture more photos
  • More pixels
    16.1 vs 14.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Newer
    18 months vs 3 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Longer shutter
    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

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The Competition

Compared to Sony W710

Olympus VG-160
Sony W710
  • $100
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer shutter
  • $165
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • More pixels
Panasonic XS1
Sony W710
  • $122
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Longer shutter
  • $165
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking

Compared to Samsung WB30F

Olympus VG-160
Samsung WB30F
  • $100
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Higher extended ISO
  • $180
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Panasonic XS1
Samsung WB30F
  • $122
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Longer shutter
  • Higher extended ISO
  • $180
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Wi-Fi

Compared to Samsung DV150F

Olympus VG-160
Samsung DV150F
  • $100
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • $104
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Panasonic XS1
Samsung DV150F
  • $122
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Longer shutter
  • Higher extended ISO
  • $104
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Wi-Fi

Compared to Panasonic SZ3

Olympus VG-160
Panasonic SZ3
  • $100
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • $125
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Panasonic XS1
Panasonic SZ3
  • $122
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • $125
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • 24p

Compared to Canon 115 IS

Olympus VG-160
Canon 115 IS
  • $100
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • $114
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Panasonic XS1
Canon 115 IS
  • $122
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Longer shutter
  • Wider angle lens
  • $114
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Wi-Fi
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