Olympus VG-170 Review

4.5
February 15, 2012 | Matt Grayson |

Main Rivals

Listed below are some of the rivals of the Olympus VG-170.

Canon PowerShot A800

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The Canon PowerShot A800 is the cheapest model in Canon's extensive range of compacts, with a street price of just £70 / $80. This doesn't mean that the A800 is not worth a look, though, with a sensible spec of a 10 megapixel sensor, 3.3x zoom and 2.5 inch LCD screen making it well-suited to family life. Read our in-depth 10-page Canon PowerShot A800 review to find out if this budget shooter hits the mark.

Casio EX-Z800

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The Casio EX-Z800 is an entry-level compact camera that delivers a lot of bang for your buck. A mere £125 / $150 snags you a 14 megapixel, pleasingly simple and stylish point-and-shoot with a wide-angle 4x zoom lens, 2.7 inch LCD screen and 720p HD movies. Find out if this is the right budget camera for you by reading our in-depth Casio EX-Z800 review.

Fujifilm FinePix JZ500

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The Fujifilm FinePix JZ500 is a brand new 10x travel-zoom camera that won't break the bank. Offering a 14 megapixel sensor, 28-280mm focal range and 720p HD movie recording, the JZ500 can be yours for less than £175 / $250. Read our Fujifilm FinePix JZ500 review to find out if it's worth a look.

Kodak Easyshare M580

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The Kodak Easyshare M580 is a new entry-level camera with some advanced features, including a wide-angle 8x zoom lens, 14 megapixel sensor, HD video and a large 3 inch LCD screen. Officially retailing for £179.99 / $199.95, read our expert Kodak Easyshare M580 Review.

Nikon Coolpix L23

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The new L23 sits right at the bottom of the Nikon Coolpix range, but that doesn't mean that you should immediately write it off. After all, £69.99 / €81.00 buys you quite a lot of camera, with a 5x wide-angle zoom lens, 2.7 inch LCD screen and 10 megapixel CCD sensor all included. Read our in-depth Nikon Coolpix L23 to find out if you really can get a capable camera at this price-point...

Panasonic Lumix DMC-S3

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Budget doesn't have to mean cheap and nasty, and that's certainly the case with the stylish yet affordable Panasonic Lumix DMC-S3 camera. A 14 megapixel sensor, 2.7 inch screen, 4x wide-angle zoom lens and even 720p movies can be your for just over £100 / $125. Check out our Panasonic Lumix DMC-S3 Review to find out if this camera is less disposable than its price suggests.

Pentax Optio RS1500

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The Pentax Optio RS1500 is the second compact camera whose appearance can be customised almost to your heart's content. You can choose from the 10 included skins, create your own using the Personal Skin Designer software, use a tracing stencil, and also change the lens ring. Can this chameleon-like feature make the RS1500 stand out from the entry-level crowd? Read our in-depth Pentax Optio RS1500 review to find out...

Samsung ST93

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The Samsung ST93 is a slim and stylish 16 megapixel compact camera with a wide-angle 5x zoom lens. Priced at £89.99, the affordable ST93 also offers 720p video and a range of creative filters. Read our expert Samsung ST93 review.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-J10

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The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-J10 is a new 16.1 megapixel compact camera with a built-in USB connector for easier image transfer and battery recharging. The stylish Sony J10 also has 4Gb of built-in memory, a 4x zoom lens, and a 2.7 inch LCD screen. Read our Sony Cyber-shot DSC-J10 review to find out if this is the right point-and-shoot camera for you.

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