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 #58 out of 261 in Small Sensor Compact cameras & all round #776 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.
Olympus VH-410 Gallery
You can look at the VH-410 from different angles in the gallery below.
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.
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.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
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.400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
To get an idea of different aspect ratios, you can refer to the visual below.
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.Coronavirus is affecting the sensor business
Here is a shot of the Olympus VH-410 with a soft drink so you're able to get a feel for its size.
The top view underneath will provide the button design on the VH-410.
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.
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.
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.
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.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
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.
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.
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.
Here is a list of Small Sensor Compact cameras that have the highest battery life:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.