LCD and Viewfinder
Olympus VG-120 has a Fixed Type 3″ LCD screen with a resolution of 230k dots. Both the screen size and the screen resolution is up to the standards of this class.
VG-120 doesn't have a viewfinder and no option for external viewfinder. Lack of a viewfinder can be problematic especially under strong light where visibility of LCD screens goes down dramatically. If you need a Compact camera with a built-in viewfinder in a similar price range, consider Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50 (Lumix DMC-TZ70) (Compare) or Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H50 (Compare). If the price is not an issue, take a look at our Top Rated Cameras with Viewfinders.
Max Shutter speed
Olympus VG-120 can shoot continuously at max speed of and has max shutter speed of 1/2000 sec.
Unfortunately VG-120 doesn't have an external flash shoe so you are limited with the built-in flash.
Olympus VG-120 features a Contrast Detection autofocusing system.
Olympus VG-120 also features Face detection AF
where it intelligently detects the faces in the frame and locks the focus automatically.
With Olympus VG-120, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 1280 x 720 at 30,15 fps and save in and Motion JPEG formats. 1280 x 720 is a low video resolution by todays standards. If video quality is important for you, we recommend you to look at cameras with Full HD, even better 4K / Ultra-HD resolution .
VG-120 has a built-in Mono microphone but no speaker.
Olympus VG-120 doesn't have any connections for external microphones and headphones. If you need a Compact camera with external microphone connectivity, consider Samsung PL120 or Samsung SH100 in a similar price range.
Connectivity and Storage
Olympus VG-120 has a USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port to connect your camera to other devices.
Battery Olympus VG-120 is powered by battery which provides a shooting life of 160 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of Compact type cameras is 254 shots, Olympus VG-120 has a short battery life for its class so we strongly recommend VG-120 owners to buy some extra batteries.
Battery Life Comparison in Ultracompact Cameras
Nikon L32 with its 320shots is the model with longest battery life among Ultracompact cameras. Check the comparison of Olympus VG-120 vs Nikon L32 or take a look at Longest Battery Life Compact cameras list.
Olympus VG-120 Features Compared to Main Competitors
Current Lowest price for Olympus VG-120 is $154.99