Olympus VG-145 overview
Olympus VG-145 is Olympus's Ultracompact camera initially announced on July of 2011. The camera uses a 14MP, CCD 1/2.3" sized sensor and has a peak resolution of 4288 x 3216.
The VG-145 ranks at #68 out of 151 in Ultracompact cameras and all-around #984 out of 1422 for cameras in our database. You can use our Smart camera filter to get camera rankings based on your custom factors.
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Olympus VG-145 family
The Olympus VG-145 comes with a history of related cameras. Listed below, you can look at all older and the latest models as well as important specifications.
Olympus VG-145 Gallery
You can check the VG-145 from several angles in the gallery below.
Olympus VG-145 Pros and Cons
Below is a selection of pluses and minuses of the Olympus VG-145 based on factors that are often seen as useful in a camera.
Olympus VG-145 Sensor specifications
The Olympus VG-145 is run by the TruePic III processor. The spec of the sensor in the Olympus VG-145 is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor has the capability to resolve 4288 x 3216 pixels and aspect ratios of 4:3.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
The CCD sensor boasts 14MP and supports a native ISO range of 80 - 1600. Sadly, RAW photos are not supported so you have less room to maneuver in post.
The image below illustrates the VG-145's sensor dimensions compared to other common sizes. The VG-145 sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.8 and is presented in green.Instagram's $20 billion Ad success
To get an idea of specific aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.
Olympus VG-145 dimensions
Olympus VG-145 weighs around 0.26 lbs (120g / 4.23 oz) and the measurement of the camera is 96mm x 57mm x 19mm (3.8" x 2.2" x 0.7"). The weight of general Ultracompact camera is 121g so the Olympus VG-145 is very similar compared to its competitors.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
Listed below is a photo of the Olympus VG-145 beside a soda so you're able to have a feel for its scale.
The top view below will provide the button layout on the VG-145.
Olympus VG-145 Lens specifications
The VG-145 offers a built in lens featuring a focal range of 26-130mm making it a 5.0 x zoom which may not be exceptional however it might be very helpful in some cases.
At the widest 26mm, the lens offers an aperture of f2.8 making it pretty slow and not very good in low light occasions and you will struggle to capture a shallow depth of field. You will likely also have to increase the ISO setting producing noisy files. Towards the tele end, 130mm comes to f6.5 making it fairly sluggish and you may need to apply slow shutter speeds.
Olympus VG-145 Connectivity
The VG-145 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
Cameras that consist of NFC or Bluetooth support are able to be controlled wirelessly by smartphones. You can easily transfer pictures and at times alter camera settings without connecting physically to the camera.
A few applications even enable a Liveview and press the shutter in case you aren't close to the camera. If the camera features a HDMI out, it can easily be connected to an external monitor. The majority of cameras will allow you to charge the battery using the USB socket.
Olympus VG-145 Video specifications
The highest video quality in the Olympus VG-145 is 1280 x 720 and it can shoot in Motion JPEG format. 720p is terrible by today's standards. You should really go for a minimum FUll HD quality for video. The camera doesn't include a mic or headphone socket so you have got little control over your sound. It is probably a better idea to have a look at another camera should you require good sound in your video clips.
Olympus VG-145 Weather Sealing
Olympus VG-145 doesn't include weather proofing so wet conditions may affect the camera.
Olympus VG-145 Display and Viewfinder
The Olympus VG-145 houses a 3 inch fixed screen supporting a resolution of 230 thousand dots.
Please be aware that the screen offers no touch support.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
The ViewFinder specifications regarding Olympus VG-145 are below:
- ViewFinder None
In those bright outdoor conditions which make the camera screens washed out and tricky to view, viewfinders can be particularly useful.
Olympus VG-145 Shutter specifications
The max shutter speed is 1/2000 seconds.
Olympus VG-145 Flash and Hot shoe specifications
Olympus VG-145 includes only integrated flash with no external flash ability.
Olympus VG-145 Autofocusing specifications
Olympus VG-145 includes just Contrast Based AF and lacks Phase Detect AF. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot more snappier & precise when compared to Contrast Based autofocusing. The camera boasts Face detect which makes it valuable for portrait photography.
Olympus VG-145 lacks manual focusing. Manual focusing mode is useful during low light or you require more precise control on focusing.
Olympus VG-145 Battery life
The battery power (LI-70B) for the Olympus VG-145 is designed to last for 160 shots according to the CIPA specifications making it less when compared to its competitors. The typical Ultracompact camera battery life is 214. Nikon L32 has got the highest (320) battery life within this class of cameras.
Listed below is a listing of Ultracompact cameras which have the strongest battery life:
Olympus VG-145 for various kinds of photography
The following graph indicates a overview of the Olympus VG-145 for various kinds of photography. To learn more, scroll to the specific paragraph below.
Portrait photography with Olympus VG-145
The Olympus VG-145 gets a points tally of 34 which is terrible, meaning that it is not really acceptable for portrait photography. Photographing portraits leans heavily to sensor resolution, support for RAW photos in addition to the potential to utilize external flash.
Olympus VG-145 Street photography information
Having a average points total of 49, the Olympus VG-145 is somewhat acceptable for street photography. A good street photography camera provides a good balance of image quality and portability.
Sports photography with Olympus VG-145
A terrible sports photography rating of 27 suggests the Olympus VG-145 is not really acceptable for taking pictures of sports. A camera should have excellent focusing plus continuous shooting for sports photography.
Olympus VG-145 as a Travel photography camera
Portability is really crucial when selecting a travel camera. All round, the Olympus VG-145 gets a very good 63 as a travel camera which is a good choice to purchase for your journeys.
Olympus VG-145 Landscape photography details
If you find yourself looking to choose a camera for landscape photography, the most essential aspect is going to be image quality. The Olympus VG-145 at it's terrible grade of 37 for a landscape camera is not really acceptable among it's competitors.
Olympus VG-145 Vlogging info
A vlogging camera should offer a articulating screen, mic input and if possible image stabilization. Considering all the details, the Olympus VG-145 is not really acceptable for vlogging as it gets a terrible score of 28.
Olympus VG-145 Alternatives
If you are looking for alternatives to the VG-145, below is a selection of the top scored cameras which fall in to the category of Ultracompact.
The diagram below will give you a summary of the VG-145 compared to it's highest ranking rivals listed earlier.
These are various other cameras you might look at as alternative options. To look at a comprehensive comparison, simply click on the "compare" link.