Ilse Jurriën : January 16th 2012 - 22:20 CET
CES 2012 News - Olympus VR-340 digital camera : Olympus has announced a new VR camera at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. With the Olympus VR-340 the second generation of VR cameras has been born, again offering a full-metal body, an expressive zoom lens and a couple of funny technologies, like the Beauty make-up mode. The new Olympus VR-340 is also equipped with a retro smart grip, making it easier to hold the camera steady. This is specifically ideal because of the large zoom lens integrated in the Olympus VR-340. This Olympus camera also offers dual image stabilization to reduce blur, resulting in razor sharp pictures. The Olympus VR-340 camera will be available in March 2012. |
Olympus proofs once again that it is determined to deliver the very best image quality throughout its complete digital camera line-up. The affordable Olympus VR-340 offers a 10x super wide optical zoom lens (24-240mm) which is exceptional in this price category. With the 16 megapixel image sensor, the Olympus VR-340 offers an even higher resolution and higher ISO values (ISO 80 to 1600) than its predecessors. The High ISO comes in handy when shooting pictures in low light conditions, it prevents blurring photos.
Olympus VR-340 camera
The Olympus VR 340 is an easy to use digital camera with an i-Auto mode and AF tracking for automatic settings and focusing. The new Olympus camera is a true family camera, making it easy for everyone to make a great shot wherever and whenever they want, without needing to plan complete photo sessions. With the Olympus VR-340 you can grab the opportunity as it occurs and make use of the large zoom lens and an array of the latest photo technologies resulting in fantastic photos.
HD video on the Olympus VR340
To supplement the lens, the new smart grip on the Olympus VR-340 helps you hold steady when you’re making use of the full zoom lens. The built-in dual image stabilization reduces blur caused by imperceptible camera shake. This feature especially comes in handy when capturing videos. The Olympus VR-340 has a 720p HD movie function with sound for capturing beautiful videos in a stunning quality.
Olympus VR-340 photo features
The Olympus VR-340 is also equipped with numerous funny photo features, like a beauty make-up mode. No need to do your make-up first, the camera has an application built in to add your make-up after taking a picture. You get a full cosmetic toolbox at your display, from eyeliner and eye shadow to rouge, you can customize the picture completely, up to three faces in one photo. It's a lot of fun morphing each other into true model faces. In addition, the Olympus VR340 is equipped with an 3D photo function, the camera even offers 3D Red & Cyan, which means you can appreciate the startling 3D effect on regular 2D devices.
Olympus VR-340 digital camera
The 3” colour LCD (460,000 dots) makes it easy to frame, review and share your pictures in an instant. The Olympus VR 340 is compatible with Eye-Fi, to wireless upload pictures and videos to a website of personal computer. Once you’ve captured your images, there is also a host of other filter effects you can apply. The Olympus VR-340 comes with nine Olympus Magic Filters each and all, but one of them, work with both movies and still photos. To learn more about the VR camera features, download the Olympus VR-340 appendix.
Olympus VR-340 price & availability
The Olympus VR-340 camera will come in four bustling colors; silver, black, red and purple. Available from March 2012, the Olympus VR-340 is available for an estimated retail price of €130 Euro in Europe, £105 GBP in the United Kingdom and about $150 USD in the United States (prices may vary from country to country).
Retail package Olympus VR 340
• Olympus VR-340 digital camera
• Olympus Lithium-Ion battery
• Olympus F-2AC AC adapter
• Image Management Software
• 3D Glasses (Red/Cyan)
• Olympus world-wide warranty
• Olympus manual
• Audio / video cable
• USB cable
• Hand strap
Olympus VR-340 review
Once we receive an Olympus VR-340 test camera, we will publish a sample photo gallery with high resolution pictures and test video clips to complement the Olympus VR-340 review.
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