Mark Peters : January 18th 2012 - 12:50 CET
CES 2012 News - Olympus VG-170 digital camera : At the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Olympus announced a new digital camera with the strongest build-in flash even seen in a compact camera. The Olympus VG-170 features Megapixels, a 5x wide optical zoom lens, 3-inch LCD display and a host of automatic functions and creative photo effects. With its slim, stylish camera body and retro design, the Olympus VG 170 could be mistaken for a high-end camera, but there’s nothing high-end about the price. Plenty of digital compact cameras promise to make your world brighter, but only the Olympus VG-170 has the best flash to back up that claim. |
Olympus VG-170 compact camera
The built-in flash on the new Olympus VG-170 digital camera has nearly twice the range of a regular camera, which means it can light up faces and subjects up to 15 meters away. In Long Flash Mode, this camera automatically adjust ISO sensitivity to make sure your camera is set up just right for low light. A powerful flash can make a big difference to the quality of your photographs - in low light, it’s often the difference between getting the picture you want and getting no shot at all. The flash on the Olympus VG170 camera is massive, especially for an budget camera. It’s roughly has twice the range then its nearest rival.
Olympus VG-170 camera lens
The Olympus VG-170 camera is equipped with a 5x wide optical zoom lens (26-130mm) that gives you the flexibility you need in a variety of everyday situations. Whether you’re zooming in for a close-up photo or taking a wider, more expansive scene, you can frame your image quickly and easily review on the large 3-inch LCD screen. For creative photographers, there’s a choice of nine Magic Filters that work at the touch of a button. And if you like sharing your pictures online with family and friends, that’s just as easy as everything else on the Olympus VG-170. Thanks to wireless Eye-Fi card support, it’s also cable-free.
Olympus VG170 specifications
• 14 Megapixel camera
• 5x wide optical zoom
• 720p HD video recording
• 7.6cm / 3-inch LCD display
• Super-slim camera body
• Powerful built-in flash
• Digital Image Stabilization
• Magic Filters for video and photo
• Face Detection & Shadow Adjustment
• iAuto and AF Tracking
• 3D Photo mode (Red & Cyan)
• Eye-Fi Card compatibility
• USB battery charge
Digital Image Stabilization and 3D photo mode
If you have shaky hands, Digital Image Stabilization steadies the Olympus camera while a host of automatic features like i-Auto, Face Detection and Auto-Focus Tracking make sure you have the perfect camera settings for the conditions. Your photos come out bright and sharp and your video clips are recorded in High Definition, which makes for great viewing on a large HD-TV. You can even display 3D pictures on regular TV, personal computer or digital photo frame - simply by turning on the new 'Red & Cyan' 3D function before you take the photo.
Olympus VG-170 price & availability
The Olympus VG-170 digital camera will be available in the colors; black, white or red. The Olympus VG-170 camera is available from February 2012 for €99 Euros in Europe and $100 USD in the United States (Prices may vary from country to country).
Retail Package Olympus VG170
• Olympus VG 170 camera
• Olympus LI-50B Lithium-Ion battery
• AC Adapter & USB Cable
• Audio / Video cable
• 3D Glasses (Red & Cyan)
• Olympus VG170 Manual
• Image Management Software
• Warranty Card
• Hand Strap
Olympus VG-170 review
The moment we receive an Olympus VG-170 test sample, we will publish a sample photo gallery with high resolution pictures and test videos, including an in-depth Olympus VG-170 review.