POWERFUL POCKET-SIZED 5X ZOOM.
Brains and beauty the VG-160 has it all and then some. This is the camera that offers all the extras without the extra costs. With creative features including One-Touch HD Video, Magic Art Filters, a 26mm Wide-Angle Lens and 5x Optical Zoom, you'll capture million dollar pictures and video. Options and value - it's a deal you can't refuse.The Olympus VG-160 Digital Camera (Black) is a dutiful companion for capturing life's fleeting moments. Budget-friendly, yet packed with respectable specs, the VG-160 helps you capture your photos with ease and clarity.
The camera boasts a 14Mp CCD imaging sensor that takes both detailed photos and 720p HD video. A 3.0" LCD screen gives you a generous platform on which to compose and review images, while the 5x wide-angle zoom lens gets close to your subjects and gives you a wide view of the scene, allowing everyone to get into the shot.
Additional features like digital image stabilization ensure that your shots are blur-free. Intelligent Auto + Shadow Adjustment automatically identifies the type of scene you're shooting and adjusts the camera's settings for the best result possible. Magic Art Filters gives you the latitude to use up to 12 special effects for your photos or videos to add a creative touch your memories. AF Tracking gives you a leg up on capturing unpredictable, fast-moving subjects, and face detection ensures that every face in the frame looks great.
it is a nice camera but...9/5/2013
I was replacing an old Kodak Easyshare, so at $80, this camera seemed like a steal. It's easy to setup, offers 720HD video with sound (and it's good quality), but it can't take a night picture (such as a cityscape) to save it's life. I've tried every setting in both manual and automatic modes, and you have to take 5 or 6 photo's to possibly get 1 good one that is clear. For photo's in light, no problem! The image in your nice size LCD for night photo's is the one I desire, but never the one I get. Battery life is very good, including when you use video. The video feature is easy to use, BUT, you must zoom in or out BEFORE you start the video recording. Once recording, you cannot zoom. It is a great deal, but if I had to do it all over again I would make sure the camera could take night pictures, and that the video featured zoom while recording. Again, great deal, easy to use, but 1 or 2 major flaws. Simply because of the inability to take a good night shot, I would not recommend to a friend to get one.