Ok so the first of many cameras I have lined up for review is the Olympus VG-130. At first glance this camera with its sleek mostly metal body is very eye catching and leads you to expect good things from it, my only issue with it is the silly stickers advertising that it has HD movie capability ... Read review
Poor image quality, lack of features and functions, face detection that deosnt work......
"...up for review is the Olympus VG-130. At first glance this camera with its sleek mostly metal body is very eye catching and leads you to expect good things from it, my only issue with it is the silly stickers advertising that it has HD movie capability and a 5 times zoom lens, these seem so unnecessary and certainly ruin slightly the look of the unit.
As well as this looking like it should perform well it also on reading the manual, sounds like ..."
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The VG-130 is the ideal all-rounder. With a 5x wide optical zoom, 14 megapixels and digital image stabilization, it offers the full array of Olympus high-end optics and clever features - like the instant movie record button - that make it easy to capture the moment anytime, anywhere. A big and bright 3-inch, 230,400-dot LCD and super-slender design make it a pleasure to share shots on the spot with family and friends. The VG-130 offers another unexpected luxury in this price category - it comes with a full-metal body.
Battery charger, USB cable, wrist strap, audio / video cable
1 x Hi-Speed USB ¦ 1 x composite video/audio output
Memory Card Slot
System requirements for pc connection
USB port, CD-ROM Drive
Operating System Support
MS Windows XP, MS Windows 7, MS Windows Vista, MS Windows 2000 Professional, Apple Mac OS X 10.3 - 10.5
1 x Olympus LI-70B Li-ion rechargeable battery ( included ), 1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery ( included )
Fill-in mode, auto mode, flash OFF mode, red-eye reduction
Effective Flash Range
0.2 m - 4.8 m
Drivers & Utilities, [ib] software
Memory / storage
Memory Card Slot
JPEG 4288 x 3216 ¦ JPEG 3264 x 2448 ¦ JPEG 2560 x 1920 ¦ JPEG 2048 x 1536 ¦ JPEG 1600 x 1200 ¦ JPEG 1280 x 960 ¦ JPEG 640 x 480
AVI - 1280 x 720 - 30 fps ¦ AVI - 1280 x 720 - 15 fps ¦ AVI - 640 x 480 - 30 fps ¦ AVI - 640 x 480 - 15 fps ¦ AVI - 320 x 240 - 30 fps ¦ AVI - 320 x 240 - 15 fps
Supported Memory Cards
SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card
Audio recording, USB 2.0 compatibility, digital noise reduction, cropping an image, in-camera panorama preview, resizing an image, 720p HD movie recording, in-camera red-eye fix, face detection, built-in help guide, Shadow Adjustment Technology
Self Timer Delay
Continuous Shooting Speed
0.8 frames per second, 10 frames per second for 20 frames (3MPix), 2.3 frames per second (3Mpix)