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by Brad Soo on January 9 2012

Olympus VG160 and VR340 entry-level cameras

Olympus has just launched a pair of entry-level compact digital camera models. Despite being different from each other in terms of optical zoom range, both share one thing in common: affordable price tag. First off, here’s the specifications of the basic Olympus VG160:

  • 14 megapixel traditional CCD imaging sensor
  • 5X optical zoom: 26 – 130 mm (f2.8 – f6.5) lens
  • 3 inch LCD (230,000 pixels)
  • iAuto with scene modes and Magic Filters; no manual controls
  • Standard HD 720p movie mode with sound
  • Takes SD/SDHC memory cards
  • Uses a lithium-ion battery
  • Available February for $100
  • Comes in choice of silver, black, red or orange

And now, here’s the Olympus VR340 which has a larger zoom lens and image stabilization, along with a higher resolution LCD and SDXC support.

  • 16 megapixel traditional CCD imaging sensor
  • 10X optical zoom: 24 – 240 mm (f3.0 – f5.7) lens
  • 3 inch LCD (460,000 pixels)
  • iAuto with scene modes and Magic Filters; no manual controls
  • Standard HD 720p movie mode with sound
  • Takes SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards
  • Uses a lithium-ion battery
  • Available March for $150
  • Comes in choice of silver, black, red or purple

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