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Olympus VG130

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 h...

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ProIt does look good and it is fairly well made.

ConsPoor image quality, lack of features and functions...

Well, I hope I can remember how to do this, I have not written a review in ages as I have had a very busy summer. 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...

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Product Information : Olympus VG130

Manufacturer's product description

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.

Product Details

Long Name: VG130

Digital Zoom: 4 x

LCD Display Size: 3

Optical Sensor / Optical Sensor Type: CCD

Product type: Digital Compact Camera, Digital camera - compact

Optical Sensor / Sensor Resolution: 14

Flash Memory / Form Factor: SD/SDHC Memory Card

Lens System / Optical Zoom: 5

Video Input / Digital Video Format: AVI

Manufacturer: Olympus

Product Description: Olympus VG-130 - digital camera

AV Interfaces: Composite video/audio

Memory Card Slot: SD card

Max Video Resolution: 1280 x 720

Display: LCD display - 3"

Colour: Red, Black, Silver, Pink

Lens System: 5 x zoom lens - 4.7 - 23.5 mm - f/2.8-6.5

Dimensions (WxDxH): 9.6 cm x 1.9 cm x 5.7 mm

Weight: 125 g

Image Stabiliser: Electronic

Camera Flash: Built-in flash

Supported Battery: 1 x Olympus LI-70B Li-ion rechargeable battery ( included ), 1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery ( included )

Focus Adjustment: Automatic

Sensor Resolution: 14.0 Megapixel

Min Focus Distance: 60 cm


Included Accessories: Battery charger, USB cable, wrist strap, audio / video cable

Body Material: Metal


Connector Type: 1 x Hi-Speed USB ¦ 1 x composite video/audio output

Memory Card Slot: SD card

System Requirements for PC Connection

Peripheral Devices: 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


Details: 1 x Olympus LI-70B Li-ion rechargeable battery ( included ), 1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery ( included )

Battery Type: Olympus LI-70B

Exposure & White Balance

Exposure Compensation: ±2 EV range, in 1/3 EV steps

Min Shutter Speed: 4 sec

Max Shutter Speed: 1/2000 sec

White Balance Presets: Tungsten light, daylight, overcast, fluorescent light (cool white), fluorescent light (daylight), fluorescent light (warm white)

White Balance: Automatic, presets

Special Effects: Fisheye, soft focus, Drawing, Pop Art, pin hole, Punk, Sparkle

Shooting Programs: Landscape, portrait mode, night mode, beach/snow, night portrait, self-portrait, PET, fireworks, sports mode, sunset, indoor, cuisine, candle, anti shake, documents

Exposure Modes: Programme, automatic

Exposure Metering: Multi-segment

Light Sensitivity: ISO 100, ISO 800, ISO 400, ISO 200, ISO 80, ISO 1600, ISO auto

Lens System

Zoom Adjustment: Motorised drive

Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera: 26 - 130mm

Focus Adjustment: Automatic

Type: 5 x zoom lens - 4.7 - 23.5 mm - f/2.8-6.5

Features: Built-in lens shield

Macro Focus Range: 7cm

Min Focus Distance: 60 cm

Lens Construction: 5 groups / 7 elements

Dimensions & Weight

Weight: 125 g

Height: 5.7 mm

Depth: 1.9 cm

Width: 9.6 cm


AV Interfaces: Composite video/audio

Optical Zoom: 5 x

Image Stabiliser: Electronic

Auto Focus: TTL contrast detection

Digital Video Format: AVI, MJPEG

Image Recording Format: JPEG

Max Video Resolution: 1280 x 720

Product Type: Digital camera - compact

MPN: N4296592, N4296492, N4296392, N4296692, VG-130SILVERCASE2GBSD, VG130ROO

Digital Zoom: 4 x

Optical Sensor Size: 1/2.3"

Optical Sensor Type: CCD

Sensor Resolution: 14.0 Megapixel

Enclosure Colour: Red, Black, Silver, Pink

Effective Sensor Resolution: 14,000,000 pixels

Total Pixels: 14,500,000 pixels

AE/AF Control: Subject-tracking AF

Camera Flash

Flash Modes: Fill-in mode, auto mode, flash OFF mode, red-eye reduction

Camera Flash: Built-in flash

Effective Flash Range: 0.2 m - 4.8 m

Features: AF illuminator


Software: Drivers & Utilities, [ib] software

Memory / Storage

Memory Card Slot: SD card

Image Storage: 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

RAM Installed: 49 MB

Video Capture: 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

Additional Features

Additional Features: 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: 2sec, 12sec

Continuous Shooting Speed: 0.8 frames per second, 10 frames per second for 20 frames (3MPix), 2.3 frames per second (3Mpix)


Display Features: Built-in

Resolution: 230,000 pixels

Type: 3" LCD display

Environmental Parameters

Max Operating Temperature: 40 °C

Min Operating Temperature: 0 °C


Microphone Operation Mode: Mono


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