Olympus VG-110 summary
Olympus VG-110 is Olympus's Ultracompact digital camera originally announced on February of 2011. The camera has a 12MP, CCD 1/2.3" size sensor with a max resolution of 3968 x 2976.
The VG-110 is scored #104 out of 151 in Ultracompact cameras and over all #1085 out of 1422 for digital cameras in our database. You should try our Advanced camera finder to see camera results based on your customized factors.
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Olympus VG-110 history
The Olympus VG-110 is part of a family of cameras. You can view the detailed list below.
Olympus VG-110 Gallery
You can view the VG-110 from several angles in the gallery underneath.
Olympus VG-110 Pros and Cons
Here is a checklist of benefits and drawbacks of the Olympus VG-110 based on criterias that are normally considered necessary in a digital camera.
Olympus VG-110 Sensor features
The Olympus VG-110 houses the TruePic III chip. The sensor spec on the Olympus VG-110 is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor can capture 3968 x 2976 pixels with aspect ratios of 4:3.Instagram's $20 billion Ad success
The CCD sensor boasts 12 megapixels and has a standard ISO range of 80 to 1600. Sadly, RAW format is not supported so the user has less room to maneuver in post.
The graphic below displays the VG-110's sensor size when compared to other popular sizes. The VG-110 sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.8 and is displayed in green.Coronavirus is affecting the sensor business
To get a sense of specific aspect ratios, you should refer to the graphic below.
Olympus VG-110 dimensions
Olympus VG-110 weighs 0.23 lb (105g / 3.70 ounces) and features outside proportions of 92mm x 54mm x 20mm (3.6" x 2.1" x 0.8"). The weight of typical Ultracompact camera is 121g and the Olympus VG-110 is less heavy than various rivals.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
Listed below is a pic of the Olympus VG-110 beside a softdrink to help you to have a sense of its size.
The top view directly below will highlight the button design on the VG-110.
Olympus VG-110 Lens features
The VG-110 has an inbuilt lens with a focal range of 27-108mm giving it a 4.0 x zoom which is definitely not amazing nevertheless it is likely to be handy in certain cases.
At it's widest 27mm, it will have an aperture of f2.9 and that is rather sluggish and not good in low light circumstances and you might find it hard to capture a shallow depth of field. You will likely also need to boost your ISO giving you noisy shots. At the long end, 108mm comes with f6.5 which is very slow and you will have to go with slower shutter speeds.
Olympus VG-110 Connectivity
The VG-110 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
Digital cameras that contain NFC or Bluetooth compatibility can easily be controlled wirelessly via smartphones. You can transfer images and oftentimes adjust camera settings without the hassle of connecting physically with the camera.
Several apps also provide a Liveview and hit the shutter when you are not near the camera. If the camera provides a HDMI out, it could be attached to an external monitor. A good number of cameras will allow you to recharge the battery pack with the USB port.
Olympus VG-110 Video features
The max video quality on the Olympus VG-110 is 640 x 480 and it can save in MPEG-4 file format. 480p is awful by today's standards. You should really strive for a minimum FUll HD quality for video. The body does not have a mic or headphone port so you have zero control over your sound. It is perhaps a better idea to get an alternative camera should you require good sound in your videos.
Olympus VG-110 Weather Sealing
Olympus VG-110 does not have environment sealing so damp conditions could affect the camera.
Olympus VG-110 Screen and Viewfinder
The Olympus VG-110 has a 2.7 inch fixed display screen with a resolution of 230 thousand dots.
Please note that the display offers no touch support.Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month
The ViewFinder details regarding Olympus VG-110 are as follows:
- ViewFinder None
Viewfinders can be very beneficial in bright outdoor conditions which can easily make the camera screen washed out and difficult to view.
Olympus VG-110 Shutter features
The maximum shutter speed is 1/2000 seconds.
Olympus VG-110 Flash and Hot shoe features
Olympus VG-110 boasts just in-built flash without external flash support.
Olympus VG-110 Autofocusing features
Olympus VG-110 boasts only Contrast Based AF and lacks Phase Detect AF. Phase Detection focusing is a lot more faster & precise than Contrast Based focusing. The camera has Face detection which is valuable for taking portraits of people.
It also includes Tracking AF for subjects on the move. Olympus VG-110 doesn't have manual focusing. Manual focusing option can be good in low light occasions or you need more precise focus control.
Olympus VG-110 Battery life
The battery pack (LI-70B) for the Olympus VG-110 is made to last for 170 photographs with respect to the CIPA specifications making it lower than its rivals. The usual Ultracompact camera battery life is 214. Nikon L32 features the maximum (320) battery life in this category of cameras.
Following is a collection of Ultracompact cameras with the highest battery life:
Olympus VG-110 for varying categories of photography
The following diagram provides a rundown of the Olympus VG-110 for varying categories of photography. To see more, go to the specific paragraph below.
Olympus VG-110 Portrait photography info
The Olympus VG-110 gets a rating of 27 which is subpar, and means the camera is not very good for portrait photography. Photographing portrait photos leans greatly towards sensor dimensions, RAW support along with the option to utilize off-camera flash.
Olympus VG-110 as a Street photography camera
With a decent score of 49, the Olympus VG-110 is reasonably appropriate to use in street photography. A decent street photography camera has a perfect balance of image quality plus portability.
Olympus VG-110 Sports photography information
A subpar sports photography score of 25 indicates the Olympus VG-110 is not very good for taking pictures of sports. A camera really should have good focusing plus fast continuous shooting for sports photography.
Olympus VG-110 as a Travel photography camera
Size is super critical in selecting a travel camera. Overall, the Olympus VG-110 gets a average 57 for a travel camera which makes it fairly suitable to take with you on your vacations.
Olympus VG-110 as a Landscape photography camera
In case you're looking to choose a digital camera for landscape photography, the most critical factor will be image quality. The Olympus VG-110 with it's subpar rating of 28 as a landscape camera is not very good within the current marketplace.
Olympus VG-110 Vlogging factors
A vlogging camera preferably should offer a articulating display, mic input and ideally image stabilization. Considering every thing, the Olympus VG-110 is not very good as a vlog camera as it gets a subpar score of 28.
Olympus VG-110 Alternatives
If you need replacements to the VG-110, below is a range of the highest scored cameras which fall in to the class of Ultracompact.
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These are some more cameras you might take into account as alternatives. To review a complete comparison, go to the "compare" link.