The VR-350 is a very capable point and shoot digital camera belonging to the Smart V-series from Olympus. This highly capable mid-level digital camera with an array of significant features and functions makes an ideal choice for those looking to effortlessly preserve all those unforgettable moments with picture perfect clarity.
This V-series digital camera features a focal length of 4.2 mm to 42 mm or a 35 mm equivalent of 24 mm to 240 mm. The camera further features a brilliant 10x optical zoom with an additional of 4x digital zoom, which combine to give a remarkable overall zooming capacity of up to 40x. Working through a CCD image sensor, the VR-350 is capable of capturing images at an incredibly high 16 megapixel resolution.
Sporting compact dimensions and a sturdy body casing, this Olympus digital camera manages to weigh a very nominal 170 g with the inclusion of the battery and memory card. This gives the VR-350 increased durability along with easy handling and portability.
The back panel of the VR-350 houses a 3 inch TFT colour LCD screen with a significant display resolution of 460,000 dots. The 16 megapixel camera when combined with the CCD image sensor makes it possible to record HD videos at a resolution of 1280 x 720 at 30 frames per second.
Battery and Storage
The power supply on the Olympus VR-350 is in the form of an LI-50B rechargeable lithium-ion battery. All the captured images and recorded videos are stored in the cameraÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s memory unit in the form of an SD, SDHC or SDXC memory card. These saved files can easily be transferred from the memory card to a PC or a laptop through the cameraÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s high-speed USB 2.0 port, which is compatible with latest versions of Windows and Mac operating systems.
The aperture control on this Olympus has a range of f/3.0 - f/5.9, which lets the user control the amount of light that passes through the lens. The autofocus function on the VG-350 has a range of 60 cm on the normal mode and 7 cm while on the macro mode. The light sensitivity or ISO speed on the camera has a range ofISO 100 to 1600 so you can take clear and high quality images even under low light.
With variable shutter speeds that sports a highest of 1/2000 sec and a lowest 1/2 sec, the camera is also capable of a 4 sec exposure when on the candle scene shooting mode. This camera also features an inbuilt flash that comes with the Red Eye Reduction function to bring out the best result in very specific situations or conditions.
The Olympus VR-350 comes with a CCD shift image stabilizer that keeps the captured images sharp and blur-free. The Intelligent auto scene mode includes portrait, landscape, night portrait, macro, or sport which automatically adjusts the camera's settings for optimum results in specific situations. The presence of face detection technology helps to find, focus and automatically optimize the settings to achieve the maximum clarity of up to 8 faces within the frame.
The advent of the PictBridge feature lets you to connect the camera directly to a printer without a PC, enabling easy direct photo printing. The HD video recording option on this camera stores the recorded files on the memory card in the AVI Motion JPEG file format.
With a self-timer option that operates on a 2 or 12 sec delay, provides for easy self-portraits and group shots. With 6 pre-set white balancing options and a number of Magic Filters to choose from, the VG-160 lets you choose from a variety of special effects, colour tone and temperature adjustments for your image or video recording.