The Olympus VG-130: Great images, great value
An easy to use compact camera with instant one-touch movie recording that offers great results with minimum fuss and expense – now doesn’t that sound like the perfect recipe for imaging success. The new VG-130 is an ideal all-rounder, offering high-end Olympus optics and a host of clever features. Placing its manufacturer’s renowned expertise in the hands of the everyman, the VG series camera is really Very Good.
Full metal jacket
Unexpected in this eminently affordable price category is a robust full metal camera body, yet a super slender design at just 19.3mm in depth. This enables the Olympus VG-130 to deliver both style and substance in one desirable package.
Instant Movie Rec button
Just one press of the red button and users of the Olympus VG-130 can instantly record 720P High Def Video Clips, no matter which shooting mode has previously been selected. So what chance of missing that special moment? No chance!
14 megapixels, 5x optical zoom plus Digital Image Stabilisation
The VG-130 delivers the quality and feature set you would expect of an Olympus, thanks to headline specification that includes a high resolution for bigger enlargements, broader than average focal range equivalent to a wide 26-130mm in 35mm film terms for effortless landscapes or close ups, plus effective anti shake to reduce blur when shooting handheld and in lower light. Light sensitivity settings between ISO100-1600 are also manually selectable. Alternatively turn on the built-in flash.
Big and bright LCD screen
The Olympus VG-130 offers a large 3-inch, 230,400 dot resolution LCD screen for framing and reviewing your photos. This means that sharing shots on the spot with family and friends is not only a possibility but also a real pleasure.
Automatic aids make life easy
Thanks to automatic aids like AF Tracking, Intelligent Auto Mode (i-Auto), Scene Mode, Face Detection and Shadow Adjustment Technology to ensure perfect focus and exposure for any given subject, plus high capacity SDHC media card compatibility so you never run out of storage space, slip a VG in your pocket and you’re all set for photo excellence.
Seven Magic Filters for turning the everyday into the extraordinary
Specifically designed to expand the creative potential of digital photography, this impressive function of the VG-130 utilises in-camera image processing technology to effortlessly transform the everyday into extraordinary scenes. Simple to operate, the filters allow users to create entirely new worlds with their images. From vibrant colours and pencil drawings to mysterious or rounded perspectives, artistic spirits can magically turn ideas into reality.
Users can choose from Punk, Pop Art, Pin Hole, Drawing, Fish Eye, Soft Focus and new addition Sparkle
Punk: Pose like Sid and Nancy and have your world turned dayglo, with this fun feature that transforms your photos into crudely photocopied fanzine style images, but in a good way.
Pop Art: In the tradition of Andy Warhol, this effect enhances colours, making them stronger and more vivid. It creates high-impact pictures that express the happy, light-hearted feeling of the pop art style.
Fish-Eye: With its distorted 180-degree perspective, this filter reproduces the dramatic effect of a fish-eye lens. It lends a new perspective to the whole scene with a “round” effect.
Drawing: This filter gives the impression that subjects have been sketched on the fly by an artist just at the moment that inspiration struck. Images are transformed into line drawings for improvised, creative results.
Pin Hole: For an ethereal feel, Pin Hole reduces the peripheral brightness of images like an image seen through a pinhole. Added to this is a unique colour tone that results in a style that has an air of secrecy or portrays the feeling of being lost in another dimension or space.
Soft Focus: Give your portraits that romantic otherworldy look beloved of wedding photographers.
Sparkle: Well, you can never have enough sparkle in your life, can you? A Magic Filter that truly imparts a sprinkling of fairy dust.
USB Battery Charging
Connect the camera to a computer and let the battery charge while you save and organise your images. The supplied super-compact AC adaptor also makes it easy to charge the battery while you're travelling.
In-camera help and features you can trust to deliver
The VG-130 features an in-camera manual so that even the least experienced family members can rapidly get to grips with the best of what the camera has to offer.
Quick photo surfing thanks to innovative software
Thanks to [ib] software images can be browsed, organized, and viewed by person, place, location or event.
The Olympus VG-130 is available in silver, black, red or pink.