• 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
  • 16.2 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 125.00mm (35mm eq.)
Samsung ST150F Review

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Differences

Olympus VG-160 advantages over Samsung ST150F

  • Less expensive
    $100 vs $130 (MSRP)
    Save money for lenses or accessories

Samsung ST150F advantages over Olympus VG-160

  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • More pixels
    16.2 vs 14.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Longer exposure
    8 vs 4 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Higher extended ISO
    3200 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
  • RAW file ability
    Neither provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • 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
  • 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
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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The Competition

Compared to Sony DSC-W510

Olympus VG-160
Sony DSC-W510
  • $100
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • More pixels
  • $82
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Faster JPEG shooting
Samsung ST150F
Sony DSC-W510
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $82
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels

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
Samsung ST150F
Canon A3400 IS
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $93
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer exposure

Compared to Canon A2300

Olympus VG-160
Canon A2300
  • $100
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • $93
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Longer exposure
Samsung ST150F
Canon A2300
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $93
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer exposure

Compared to Samsung MV900F

Olympus VG-160
Samsung MV900F
  • $100
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • $350
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Touchscreen
Samsung ST150F
Samsung MV900F
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • $350
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Higher-res screen

Compared to Samsung ST72

Olympus VG-160
Samsung ST72
  • $100
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • $179
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More pixels
  • Longer exposure
Samsung ST150F
Samsung ST72
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $179
  • 1/2.3 inch
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