Olympus launches in Europe the affordable digital camera, the VG-170 featuring the “best-in-class flash”. Like its little brother VG-160, the VG-170 features 14 Megapixel image sensor, a 26mm wide angle 5x optical zoom lens and a 3-inch LCD display. The camera comes with a powerful flash, which is able to light up faces and objects up to fully 15 meters away, and provides the Long Flash Mode that will automatically adjust ISO sensitivity to make sure your camera is set up just right for low light.
The Olympus VG-170 includes Face Detection and Shadow Adjustment Technology to capture people’s faces clearly, the Intelligent Auto Mode (i-Auto), AF Tracking, ISO up to 1600, Beauty Mode for hiding unwanted blemishes and Scene Mode for automatic settings that suit specific conditions. There are Magic Filters, Punk, Pop Art, Pin Hole, Drawing, Fish Eye, Soft Focus, Sparkle (photos only), Watercolour, Reflection, for adding creative effects to HD movies and still images. You can also expect 3D photo shooting mode (Red & Cyan) for taking 3D shots you can share on 2D devices.
The VG-170 records 720p HD video with sound. The compact and highly portable camera will be available in Mid-February in black, white and red for Euro 99.