Olympus has decided that there is enough room in the digital camera market for the Stylus VH-520, a 10x superzoom compact shooter.
Olympus followed in Fujifilm’s footsteps with the announcement of a brand new camera. If Fujifilm had unveiled a couple of devices, Olympus revealed only one.
Olympus Stylus VH-520 camera goes live with 10x optical zoom lens
The new point-and-shoot camera will join the market soon under the name of Olympus Stylus VH-520.
The Japan-based manufacturer of optical equipment claims that the new shooter will be able to capture bright and blur-free photos, thanks to a 14-megapixel CMOS image sensor.
The new compact camera comes packed with a 4.7-47mm lens, which provides a 35mm equivalent of 26-260mm. This means that the Stylus VH-520 offers a 10x optical zoom, expandable up to 20x with the help of a technology called Super Resolution Zoom.
Plenty of image stabilization technologies ensure photographers will capture sharp photos and videos
For taking photos in low-light conditions, the Olympus Stylus VH-520 features an ISO sensitivity of up to 6,400 and HDR Backlight Adjustment technology. Its lens-shift image stabilization technology is also helpful for shooting blur-free and noise-free photos.
Full HD movies can be recorded, along with slow motion films, as the Japanese company has equipped its new compact camera with a High Speed Movie mode, a treat which is backed by the so-called “multi-motion Movie IS” system.
Photographers can review the multimedia content directly on the camera’s 3-inch 460k-dot color LCD screen.
The whole system is powered by the TruePic V processor, which delivers high-quality photos across various scenarios.
Olympus releasing the superzoom compact camera by the end of April
Both stills and movies can be directly edited in the camera, thanks to several creative effects, which are available for the users. However, unlike the Fujifilm FinePix XP200 and S8400W, this compact shooter does not have WiFi, therefore photographers will have to connect the Stylus VH-520 to a computer to retrieve their images.
The Olympus Stylus VH-520 will become available first in Europe as of late April. The superzoom camera will be released in Black, Blue, Brown, Purple, Red, and White colors for a price of €149.99 / £129.99.