Three new compacts from Olympus

January 12, 2011: Olympus has announced three new compact digital cameras in their product range, arriving in Australia late February.

The TG-310 (pictured above) is the latest addition to the Tough series of cameras. It is waterproof to a depth of 3 metres, shockproof from heights up to 1.5 metres and snowproof at temperatures as low as -10°C. It also features a 3.6x optical zoom from the wide angle of 28mm, a 14 megapixel CCD image sensor and a 2.7 inch High Resolution LCD screen with 230,000 dots. The TG-310 can also shoot movies in MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 format, is compatible with Eye-Fi SD cards (which adds Wi-Fi capability to the camera), has eight Magic Filters (Punk, Watercolour, Sparkle, Pop, Pin Hole, Fish Eye, Drawing and Soft Focus) and a 3D Photo Shooting Function so that you can view your photos in 3D on a compatible TV or computer. It will be available in silver, blue, red and orange.

The VG-140 is a super slim compact digital camera with a 5 x optical zoom lens from a wide angle of 26mm, a 3 inch High Resolution screen, 14 megapixel CCD image sensor and can take 1280 x 720 pixels High-definition movies (AVI Motion JPEG). It features seven Magic Filter effects (minus the Watercolour) and USB battery charging. It will be available in silver, black and blue.

The VR-310 is for those situations where you want a small camera with a powerful zoom. It features the same 3 inch High Resolution LCD screen, 14 megapixels CCD image sensor, AVI Motion JPEG movies capabilities and seven Magic Filters as the VG-140, but a 10x optical zoom from a wide angle of 24mm and DUAL IS that reduces picture blur. Its Face Detection AF can identify up to 12 faces within the frame and automatically focuses and optimises exposure to capture sharp portraits and group shots. It will be available in silver, black and purple.

– Courtesy Photo Review


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