VGA cameras produce images that are 640 pixels in width by 480 pixels in height, for a total of 307,200 pixels. A VGA camera produces low-resolution images and is equivalent to a 0.3-megapixel camera. The file size for images is approximately 1.17 megabytes.
As of 2014, many digital cameras feature a VGA setting for taking low-resolution pictures, which is often desirable for conserving memory on the camera. When viewing photos on a camera screen or mobile device, VGA images load easily and maintain detail and clarity.
Users wishing to print or to increase the size of a picture need to use a higher resolution. Image quality from VGA sources decreases as the image size increases.