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Question :
What differentiates the VG-170 from the VG-145?

Answer:
The following table describes the differences:
VG-170 VG-145
Effective pixels 14 million pixels
CCD: 1/2.3
Monitor 3.0 inches Approx. 460,000 dots
TFT color LCD
3.0 inches Approx. 230,000 dots
TFT color LCD
Optical zoom 5 x
Focal length 4.7 mm - 23.5mm
( 26 mm - 130 mm equivalent in 35 mm photography )
Image stabilizer Available
Movie HD movie ( 720P )
Magic filter Available ( for still pictures )
3D photo Available ( anaglyph ) Not available
Memory card SD / SDHC / SDXC card SD / SDHC card
Eye-Fi card compatible Available Not available
Dimension 103.7 mm (W) x 62.5 mm (H) x 22.2 mm (D) / 4.1" (W) x 2.5" (H) x 0.9" (D) 96.0 mm (W) x 56.5 mm (H) x 19.3 mm (D) / 3.8" (W) x 2.2" (H) x 0.8" (D)
Weight
(with battery and media card)
147g 125g
Color White
Black
Red
Champagne gold
Red
Orange
Tips:
You can also compare the VG-170 with other models on the following web page:
* Product comparison

Question :
What comes packaged with the camera?

Answer:
The following items are package with the camera:

- VG-170 camera
- USB cable ( CB-USB7 )
- Monaural Audio / Video cable ( CB-AVC5 )
- Strap
- USB-AC adapter ( F-2AC )
- Lithium-ion Rechargeable Battery ( LI-50B )
- Olympus Setup CD-ROM:
  * [ib] software ( Windows )
  * OLYMPUS Viewer 2 software ( Windows / Mac )
- Instruction Manual
- Warranty card

Question :
What are the compression rates and what size are the image files in each record mode?

Answer:
The following tables show the approximate values:

[Still pictures]
The compression rate in Fine mode ( shooting at high quality ) is 1/4. The rate in Normal mode ( shooting at normal quality ) is 1/8.
Image size Compression Number of storable pictures without sound File size
( approx. )
34.9 MB
Internal memory
4 GB
SD/SDHC/SDXC card
14M
( 4288 x 3216 )
Fine  4 506  8.0 MB
Normal 9 1000  4.1 MB
8M
( 3264 x 2448 )
Fine  7 867  4.7 MB
Normal 15 1700  2.4 MB
5M
( 2560 x 1920 )
Fine  12 1394  3.0 MB
Normal 24 2697  1.5 MB
3M
( 2048 x 1536 )
Fine  20 2216  1.8 MB
Normal 39 4432  0.9 MB
2M
( 1600 x 1200 )
Fine  32 3650  1.1 MB
Normal 65 7299  0.6 MB
1M
( 1280 x 960 )
Fine  50 5640  0.7 MB
Normal 101 11280  0.4 MB
VGA
( 640 x 480 )
Fine  202 20677  0.2 MB
Normal 371 41341  0.1 MB
16:9 S
( 1920 x 1080 )
Fine  30 3354  1.2 MB
Normal 60 6531  0.6 MB

[Movies]
Image size / Aspect ratio Frame rate
( fps )
Storable recording time with sound
34.9 MB
Internal memory
4 GB
SD/SDHC/SDXC card
720P ( 1280 x 720 ) / 16:9 30 fps 10 sec. 18 min. 53 sec.
15 fps 19 sec. 36 min. 52 sec.
VGA ( 640 x 480 ) / 4:3 30 fps 18 sec. 33 min. 40 sec.
15 fps 34 sec. 64 min. 30 sec.
QVGA ( 320 x 240 ) / 4:3 30 fps 47 sec. 87 min. 21 sec.
15 fps 1 min. 24 sec. 156 min. 48 sec.
Note:
- The amounts of storable still pictures and storable movie recording time are approximate and are calculated based on capacity. The actual amounts will differ according to the shooting conditions and other figures. The figures are not a guarantee of battery life.
- To increase the free space in the internal memory or on the optional memory card, save any images and movies you wish to keep to external storage (for example, on a computer) and then delete them from the internal memory or memory card.
Regarding the movie recording time:
- Regardless of the card capacity, the maximum file size per movie is 2 GB.

Question :
Which types of memory cards can I use?

Answer:
SD, SDHC and SDXC cards, including Eye-Fi® cards, can be used.
xD-Picture Card™ and CompactFlash® media cannot be used.

Note:
To see a list of compatible memory cards, click here:
* Compatibility table for Media Card ( VG-Series )

Question :
Where can I find the instruction manual for my camera?

Answer:
You can either read online or download the instruction manual for your camera.
See the following Web page to find the available manuals:
* Download Manuals


Question :
Where can I find information on how to use the [ib] software?

Answer:
Answers to the most frequently asked questions about [ib] are collected here.

Detailed documentation of the software's functions is available in the application's Help file. To access the Help file, launch [ib] and choose ib Help from the Help menu.


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