Olympus has announced the Stylus VH-520, an affordable 10x compact superzoom with a 14MP CMOS sensor. It has the 26-260mm equivalent stabilized zoom lens as well as the ability to shoot 1080p movie. It additionally has ‘Magic Filter’ processing effects which is used to both stills plus movie, together with high-speed film mode. The VH-520 is accessible from April at a cost of about £130.
The compact class has its low-light hero. Semi-pro tech provides VH-520 the edge inside the dark.
In the modern VH-520, Olympus have taken a gorgeously skinny compact plus packed it full of the technologies, like low-light iHS, just usually found inside much bigger cameras for 3 occasions the cost. For sheer image standard, the VH-520 is means before the field. Its largest performance boosters? The 14-megapixel CMOS sensor along with a TruePic V processor initially developed for DSLR. Closely followed by the 26mm-260mm* broad, 10x optical zoom lens (20x with Super Resolution Zoom) plus lens-shift image stabilisation for taking out blur. Whenever it’s dark, ISO 6400 plus HDR Backlight Adjustment are important. For slow-mo film playback, there’s High Speed Movie recording, plus Multi-motion Movie IS for shooting movie found on the go. It all sounds incredible which all of this development will be feasible inside these a svelte camera body, because usually it wouldn’t be. But even inside bad light conditions, with all the Olympus VH-520 fantastic pic standard is feasible. It can expense simply £129.99 from late April – inside brown, black, white, red, purple or blue.
Point-and-shoot inside your day or the dark
For a camera measuring only 25.4mm from lens to its vibrant 3″ LCD, the VH-520 actually has no right to house components of the standard. Forget the gorgeous shape, the sensibly laid-out controls (one-button film recording) plus Magic Filters for stills plus Full HD films. The real magic is within the 10x optical zoom, 26mm broad angle lens. By shaving down the lens set, Olympus were capable to substitute digital IS with mechanical. Combine which with all the high-sensitivity, high-ISO capability of iHS, plus you’ve got a camera which lets we shoot directly within the cool – bright plus blur-free, inside wise or bad light.
10x broad optical zoom lens (26-260mm*) with 20x Super Resolution Zoom for easy close-ups plus wide-angle shots
14 Megapixel CMOS sensor for very top-quality full-size movies, stills plus prints
iHS technologies for capturing precisely the shots we wish with rich colour plus low sound, irrespective of shooting conditions
1080p Full HD Movie with stereo sound for capturing films inside the best image quality
Multi-motion Movie IS for recording Full HD videos with reduced blur when walking
Mechanical, lens-based Dual Image Stabilisation for reducing blur caused by shaking, even with extended exposures
TruePic V image engine for great image quality
HDR Backlight Adjustment for perfect exposure whenever shooting from the light
High Speed Movie for recording movie at excellent frame rates (240 or 120fps) plus playing it back inside dramatic slow motion
ISO as much as 6400 for good imaging despite bad light
3″ color LCD (460,000 dots) for conveniently framing, reviewing and sharing shots
Magic Filters for adding creative effects to stills or Full HD movies
* 35mm equivalent.
Olympus Stylus VH-520 specifications
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