Ilse Jurriën : January 16th 2012 - 22:30 CET
CES 2012 News - Olympus VR-360 digital camera : With the VR compact camera series Olympus has already proven that you don’t have to pay a fortune for a stylish digital camera with zoom lens. The new and affordable Olympus VR-360 builds on this tradition, featuring the same compact metal body as its predecessor and a 12.5x super wide optical zoom lens (24-300mm). The Olympus VR-360 digital camera offers many funny photo functions and benefits from a retro 'smart grip' at the front. When you zoom right in for a beautiful close-up, the smart grip makes it a lot easier to hold the camera steady and avoid blurring your shot. With the Olympus VR-360 you are guaranteed of high quality pictures and videos for a budget price. |
Every moment can be a photo moment, so you need a camera that's easy to use and ready to shoot whenever you are. Combined with a strong lens and an array of advanced technologies, capturing a beautiful picture is no longer a coincidence. The compact and stylish Olympus VR-360 camera gives you just that, it offers 16 Megapixel resolution (instead of 14), higher ISO values for shooting in poor light (ISO 80 to 1600) and a variety of creative photo effects to enhance your pictures. Expressive and flexible, the wide zoom lens of the Olympus VR-360 is an exceptional in this price category.
Olympus VR-360 camera
The smart grip is a great addition to the full-metal camera body of the Olympus VR-360, the grip helps you to hold steady when you are making use of the zoom function. Dual Image Stabilization will do the rest. The image stabilization is also very convenient while recording 720p HD videos with the Olympus VR-360, it cuts out blur caused by unintended camera shake or fast-moving subjects.
Beauty make-up mode on the Olympus VR-360
Ever been worried about people making a picture of you, while you didn't have time yet to do your make-up? No need to anymore, with the beauty make-up mode of the new Olympus camera you can customize up to three people’s faces. A full cosmetic toolbox is at your display; eye shadow, eyeliner and rouge it is all there. You can even lift cheekbones. Have some fun an turn your friends into true models. The Beauty Make-up Mode isn’t the only funny feature on the new Olympus VR-360, the camera also takes photos in 3D, for a complete new experience.
Olympus VR-360 photo effects
After capturing your pictures, you can apply a bunch of picture effects. The Olympus VR-360 comes with nine Olympus Magic Filters almost all of them work with both movies and still photos alike. Magic Filters of the Olympus VR-360 include; Punk, Pop Art, Pin Hole, Drawing, Fish Eye, Soft Focus, Sparkle (photos only), Watercolour and Reflection. The Olympus VR-360 also comes with Olympus software for organizing and viewing your photos by person, place or event. To learn more about the VR camera features, download the Olympus VR-360 appendix.
Olympus VR-360 price & availability
The Olympus VR-360 camera will come in five trendy colors; silver, black, brown, pink and white. The Olympus VR-360 is available from mid-March 2012 for an estimated retail price of €150 Euro in Europe, £120 GBP in the United Kingdom and $180 USD in the United States (prices may vary from country to country).
Retail package Olympus VR-360
• Olympus VR-340 digital camera
• Olympus Photo Management Software
• Olympus LI-50B Lithium-Ion Battery
• Olympus AC Adapter
• Olympus Audio / Video cable
• Olympus USB cable
• Olympus Warranty card
• Olympus Manual
• Hand Strap
Olympus VR-360 review
As soon as we receive an Olympus VR-360 test sample, we will publish an Olympus VR-360 review, including a sample photo gallery with high resolution pictures and test video clips.
Olympus VR reviews
Interested in the test results and the capabilities of an Olympus VR camera? Read our Olympus VR-310 review to get an impression of the camera operation and the image quality that this Olympus camera has to offer.