Ilse Jurriën : January 6th 2011 - 09:35 CET
Olympus VG-130 digital camera : For anyone who wants good quality movies and photos with minimum fuss and expense, Olympus has the perfect compact cameras. The new Olympus VG-130 compact camera is the ideal all-rounder. With a 5x wide optical zoom, 14 Megapixels and Digital Image Stabilisation, the Olympus VG130 offers the full array of Olympus high-end optics and clever features - like the instant Movie Rec button - that make it easy to capture the moment anytime, anywhere. A big and bright 3-inch, 230,400-dot LCD and super-slender design make it a pleasure to share shots on the spot with family and friends. The Olympus VG130 digital compact camera will be available from mid-January 2011 for €99.|
Olympus VG130 budget camera
Olympus is renowned for the outstanding quality of its optics and the compact Olympus VG-130 makes this high-end expertise available to everyman, irrespective of budget. The Olympus VG130 camera features a superb 5x optical zoom and all the versatility of a wide 26-130mm lens packed into an extremely slim body; the VG-130 is just 19.3mm deep. The VG-130 offers another unexpected luxury in this price category - it comes with a full-metal body. The Olympus VG130 is available in silver, black, red or pink.
Olympus VG-130 offers photo & video recording
Olympus’ VG Series cameras are full of intelligent features that make it easier than ever to harness the brilliant lens to make beautiful memories. The separate Movie Rec button means users no longer have to work through the menu to start recording a movie in 720p High Definition quality. They just hit the red button and point. Thanks to automatic aids like AF Tracking, Intelligent Auto Mode, seven Magic Filters and SDHC compatibility, with a VG in their pocket they’re all set.
Face Detection on the Olympus VG130
Advanced Face Detection technology is a technology that searches for faces in a composition and recognizes them as the main subject. It then automatically puts them in focus and optimally adjusts exposure to create an image that’s sharp in the right places and ideally exposed. Advanced Face Detection Technology can detect up to 16 faces. AF Tracking tracks a moving subject automatically and keeps it continually in focus - for optimally focused and exposed pictures. It even memorizes the subject when it goes out of frame and resumes tracking when it reappears.
Olympus VG-130 picture software
Digital Image Stabilisation helps to avoid image blur caused by camera shake or fast-moving subjects. The “intelligent-Auto” mode uses advanced automatic detection technology that enables the camera to automatically recognize the most commonly shot scenes. This makes it possible to capture perfect photos without the need for manual settings. Olympus now offers [ib], an integrated photo browsing and organizing software. Images can be organized by person with a new face recognition technology, by place with a GPS-based mapping function or by event.
Record HD movies with the Olympus VG130 camera
High Definition video (HD video) delivers a high-quality movie experience when played back on an HD TV. In HD Movie Mode, the camera captures HD video using the advanced Motion JPEG movie compression format at a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels and a rate of 30 frames per second. Scene Mode offers a choice of different scenes to suit the subject being captured, for example, landscape, night, beach and snow or pet. The camera automatically adjusts a host of parameters to achieve the best possible result for the chosen scene.
Olympus VG-130 camera offers Shadow adjustment technology
Shadow Adjustment Technology (SAT) automatically makes fine adjustments to gradation in under-exposed areas of an image to heighten detail that shadows would otherwise conceal. This it achieves without affecting detail or exposure in lighter areas of the shot - and displays the result in Live View on the LCD. SAT generates beautifully exposed shots despite uneven lighting, offering even levels of detail from corner to corner.
Olympus VG130 review
As soon as we receive an Olympus VG-130 test sample, we will publish a photo gallery with high resolution pictures, followed by an extensive Olympus VG130 review.
Olympus VG-130 specifications
• 5x wide optical zoom lens (26-130mm) for effortless close-ups and wide-angle shots
• 720p HD Movie with sound for capturing movies in excellent quality
• 14 Megapixels for high-quality full-size movies, stills and prints
• Digital Image Stabilisation for reducing blur
• 3” colour LCD (230,400 dots) for easily framing, reviewing and sharing shots
• Face Detection and Shadow Adjustment Technology for capturing faces just as you want them
• Intelligent Auto Mode (i-Auto) and AF Tracking for easy setting and focussing
• Scene Mode for automatic settings that suit specific conditions (e.g., Landscape, Night)
• Magic Filters for adding creative effects to still photos
• Super-slim body for an attractive, highly portable design
• Full metal casing
• [ib] software for browsing, organizing and viewing images by person, place, location or event.
• ISO 100 to 1600
• SDHC memory card compatible
• Built-in flash, in-camera manual
• USB battery charging