Olympus VH-410

 
Olympus VH-410 front
 
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 1600
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 26-130mm (F2.8-6.5) lens
  • 152g - 102 x 60 x 21mm
  • Launched August 2012
  • Read full specs
  • Alternatives
Portability
95
Imaging
41
Features
34
Overall
38

Olympus VH-410 overview

Olympus VH-410 is Olympus's Small Sensor Compact camera first launched on August of 2012. The camera comes with a 16MP, CCD 1/2.3" size sensor with a maximum resolution of 4608 x 3456.

The VH-410 comes in at #62 out of 261 in Small Sensor Compact cameras & all round #783 out of 1422 for cameras in our collection. Remember to check out our Smart camera filter to get camera rankings based on your custom criteria.

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Olympus VH-410 family

The Olympus VH-410 is part of a family of cameras. You can see the complete list underneath.

ModelVisualizeLensResolutionSensor SizeReleased
Olympus-VH-410 front thumbnailOlympus VH-41026-130mm
F2.8-6.5
16MP1/2.3"2012
Olympus-VH-515 front thumbnailOlympus VH-515
VH-410 vs VH-515
26-130mm
F2.8-6.5
12MP1/2.3"2012
400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
Olympus-VR-340 front thumbnailOlympus VR-340
VH-410 vs VR-340
24-240mm
F3.0-5.7
16MP1/2.3"2012
Olympus-VG-160 front thumbnailOlympus VG-160
VH-410 vs VG-160
26-130mm
F2.8-6.5
14MP1/2.3"2012
Olympus-VR-320 front thumbnailOlympus VR-320
VH-410 vs VR-320
24-300mm
F3.0-5.9
14MP1/2.3"2011
Olympus-VR-330 front thumbnailOlympus VR-330
VH-410 vs VR-330
24-300mm
F3.0-5.9
14MP1/2.3"2011
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Olympus VH-410 Pros and Cons

Here is a collection of pluses and minuses of the Olympus VH-410 based on features which are often viewed as necessary in a camera.

built-in flash
decently wide (26mm)
good resolution (16MP)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
in built zoom lens (26-130mm 5.0 x zoom)
includes face detection focusing
includes focus via touch
includes tracking autofocus
screen size is good (3 inch)
touchscreen capability
very good min ISO (100)
can't use external flash
cannot swap lens (fixed lens mount)
doesn't contain selfie friendly display
focusing manually not possible
lack of aperture priority mode
lacks phase detect AF
lacks RAW files
low fps (2.0 frames per second)
low resolution screen (460 k dot)
max zoom aperture not good (f6.5)
no external mic port
no HDMI port
no headphone port
no manual mode
no shutter priority
no Time Lapse function
screen is fixed
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.8)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
video quality not great (1280 x 720 pixels)
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Olympus VH-410 Sensor information

The Olympus VH-410 is run by the TruePic III+ processor. The sensor dimension in the Olympus VH-410 is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor has the capability to resolve 4608 x 3456 pixels using aspect ratios of 4:3 and 16:9. The camera comes with Image Stabilization (Sensor-shift). Sensor stabilization is preferable than digital stabilization as the latter can lead to cropping.

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The CCD sensor has 16MP and gives a native ISO range of 100 - 1600. Sadly, RAW format is not supported which means that you have less margin for error.

The picture underneath displays the VH-410's sensor size compared to other common sizes. The VH-410 sensor has a crop factor of 5.8 and is outlined in green.

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To get an idea of different aspect ratios, you can refer to the visual below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

Olympus VH-410 dimensions

Olympus VH-410 weighs about 0.34 pounds (152g or 5.36 oz) & has exterior dimensions of 102mm x 60mm x 21mm (4.0" x 2.4" x 0.8"). The weight of normal Small Sensor Compact camera is 174g so the Olympus VH-410 is lighter as compared to other competitors.

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Here is a shot of the Olympus VH-410 with a soft drink so you're able to get a feel for its size.

Olympus VH-410 dimensions scale

The top view underneath will provide the button design on the VH-410.

Olympus VH-410 topview buttons dials

Olympus VH-410 Lens information

The VH-410 has got a built in lens offering a focal range of 26-130mm making it a 5.0 x zoom which won't be outstanding nevertheless it is going to be invaluable in certain scenarios.

At it's widest 26mm, the lens comes with an aperture of f2.8 which will be very sluggish and not good for low light events and you will find it difficult to get a shallow depth of field. You would also have to increase your ISO setting which causes noisy files. Towards the long end, 130mm comes to f6.5 making it really sluggish and you might have to utilize slow shutter speeds.

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Olympus VH-410 Connectivity

The VH-410 has the following connectivity:

  • USB Yes
  • Wireless Yes

Cameras that contain NFC and Bluetooth compatibility are able to be controlled wirelessly through smartphones. You can easily send photos and sometimes alter camera settings without the hassle of connecting physically with the camera.

A few apps also allow a Liveview and click the shutter in case you aren't close to the camera. If the camera features a HDMI port, it can easily be connected to an external monitor. Virtually all cameras enable you to charge the battery using the USB socket.

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Olympus VH-410 Video information

The maximum video quality in the Olympus VH-410 is 1280 x 720 and you can record in Motion JPEG format. 720p is awful for today's standards. You should really target a minimum 1080p quality for video recording. The body doesn't feature a microphone and headphone port which means you get absolutely no control over the audio. It is probably a better idea to order a different model should you require better audio for your video clips.

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Olympus VH-410 Weather Sealing

Olympus VH-410 doesn't have weather proofing so wet conditions can easily ruin the camera.

Olympus VH-410 Display and Viewfinder

The Olympus VH-410 comes with a 3" fixed screen having a resolution of 460k dots.

Additionally the screen is touch friendly which means that you can set focus points and adjust settings by using your fingertips.

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The ViewFinder specifications for Olympus VH-410 are below:

  • ViewFinder None

Viewfinders are pretty useful in sunny outdoor conditions which will make the camera display washed out and difficult to see.

Olympus VH-410 Shutter information

Olympus VH-410 has the capability to shoot continuously at 2.0 frames per second. The highest shutter speed is 1/2000 sec.

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Olympus VH-410 Flash and Hot shoe information

Olympus VH-410 comes with just built-in flash with no external flash ability.

Olympus VH-410 Autofocusing information

Olympus VH-410 comes with only Contrast Detect Autofocus & is missing Phase Detect Autofocus. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot more snappier and exact as compared to Contrast Detect autofocusing. The camera comes with Face detect which makes it helpful for portrait photography.

Olympus VH-410 has tap to focus. You are able to use your fingers in order to shift focus points. It also has Tracking Autofocus for subjects that move. Olympus VH-410 has no manual focus. Manual focus mode is good in low light conditions or you require more accurate focusing control.

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Olympus VH-410 Battery life

The general Small Sensor Compact camera battery life is 241. Fujifilm X30 has the highest possible (470) battery life in this group of cameras.

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Olympus VH-410 for various types of photography

The following diagram displays a analysis of the Olympus VH-410 for various types of photography. To understand more, go to the specific paragraph underneath.

Portrait photography with Olympus VH-410

The Olympus VH-410 receives a points tally of 36 which is really bad, and means the camera is just not appropriate for portrait photos. Taking portrait photos leans greatly towards sensor specs, support for RAW photos in addition to the capability to use external flash.

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good MP (16MP)
provides face detection autofocus
no manual focus
no manual mode
external flash not possible
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
has no RAW files

Olympus VH-410 Street photography details

Having a very good rating of 63, the Olympus VH-410 is a good choice for street photography. A decent street photography camera features a perfect balance of picture quality and portability.

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image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
offers touch to focus
fixed screen
small sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format

Sports photography with Olympus VH-410

A really bad sports photography points total of 41 suggests the Olympus VH-410 is just not appropriate for shooting sports. A camera needs to have great focusing and fast shutter speeds for sports photography.

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built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
good megapixels (16MP)
has tracking focus
very slow continuous shooting (2.0 frames/s)
no shutter priority
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
no phase detect auto focus

Olympus VH-410 as a Travel photography camera

Portability is super crucial when selecting a camera for travel. Over-all, the Olympus VH-410 gets a very good 69 as a travel camera which is a respectable option to take on your vacations.

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supports focus by touch
MP count good (16MP)
has built in flash
relatively wide (26mm)
does not have Time Lapse function
display isn't selfie friendly
slow max aperture (f2.8)

Olympus VH-410 as a Landscape photography camera

For those who are planning to choose a digital camera for landscape photographs, the biggest factor will no doubt be image quality. The Olympus VH-410 and it's really bad grade of 44 as a landscape camera is just not appropriate in the current marketplace.

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reasonably wide (26mm)
screen size is decent (3 inches)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
decent sensor resolution (16 megapixels)
lack of manual focus
cannot change lenses (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.8)
no manual mode
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
doesn't have Time Lapse function

Olympus VH-410 Vlogging details

A vlogging camera should come with a moving display screen, microphone port and if possible IBIS. Taking all things into account, the Olympus VH-410 is just not appropriate as a vlog camera as it comes to a really bad rating of 33.

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reasonably wide (26mm)
touchscreen
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
features face detection focus
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.8)
doesn't have selfie friendly screen
low res video (1280 x 720 pxls)
does not have external microphone jack

Olympus VH-410 Alternatives

If you are in the market for replacements to the VH-410, here is a list of the highest rated cameras which fall under the family of Small Sensor Compact.

The line chart here offers you a summary of the VH-410 vs it's top scored rivals suggested above.

Here are a few more cameras you might have a look at as alternative options. To see a detailed comparison, go to the "compare" link.

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Specifications

General Information
Brand
Olympus
Model
Olympus VH-410
Type
Small Sensor Compact
Launched
2012-08-21
Body design
Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type
CCD
Chip
TruePic III+
Sensor size
1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions
6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area
28.1mm²
Sensor resolution
16 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio
4:3 and 16:9
Full resolution
4608 x 3456
RAW files
Max native ISO
1600
Minimum native ISO
100
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Autofocus touch
Autofocus continuous
Single autofocus
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Multi area autofocus
Live view autofocus
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Lens
Lens mounting type
fixed lens
Lens focal range
26-130mm (5.0x)
Highest aperture
f/2.8-6.5
Macro focus range
5cm
Focal length multiplier
5.8
Screen
Range of display
Fixed Type
Display size
3 inch
Resolution of display
460k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch friendly
Display technology
TFT Color LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type
None
DXO scores
DXO All around score
not tested
DXO Color Depth score
not tested
DXO Dynamic range score
not tested
DXO Low light score
not tested
Features
Slowest shutter speed
4 secs
Maximum shutter speed
1/2000 secs
Continuous shooting speed
2.0 frames per second
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range
4.70 m
Flash options
Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Video resolutions
1280 x 720 (30,15 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 15 fps), 320 x 180 (30,15 fps)
Max video resolution
1280x720
Video format
Motion JPEG
Mic jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless
Eye-Fi Connected
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS
None
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight
152g (0.34 lb)
Physical dimensions
102 x 60 x 21mm (4.0" x 2.4" x 0.8")
Other
Battery model
LI-50B
Self timer
Yes (2 or 12 sec)
Time lapse feature
Type of storage
SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage slots
1
Price at launch
$186