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February 8, 2011

12.5x powerful zoom in a pocket-size body
With a large-screen 3-inch monitor




Olympus Imaging Corporation (President: Masaharu Okubo) is pleased to announce the OLYMPUS VR-320, a compact digital camera equipped with advanced shooting functions, such as a large-screen 3-inch monitor, DUAL IS*1, and HD movies*2. It also features 12.5X optical zoom lens in a stylish body. It is scheduled to go on sale in Japan in Spring, 2011.

Main Features

  1. 14-megapixel CCD*3, 12.5X optical zoom from wide angle of 24mm*4 and DUAL IS that reduces picture blur
  2. HD movie Recording (AVI Motion JPEG)
  3. A large 3-inch, 230K dots LCD monitor to enjoy viewing photos you just took

The OLYMPUS VR-series compact digital camera features powerful zoom lens from wide angle of view and a large-screen LCD monitor with advanced shooting functions.

The new VR-320 is equipped with 12.5x zoom lens from wide angle of 24mm*4 to 300mm*4 in a slim, stylish body that covers a remarkably wide shooting range. To reduce the picture blur commonly associated with telephoto shooting effectively, the VR-320 features DUAL IS using a CCD-shift image stabilization mechanism and high-sensitivity image capturing. It also features dedicated Movie REC button to immediately shooting movies, and Magic Filters*5 to enhance your camera life.

HD movie (AVI Motion JPEG) recording
High-quality movies are available in 1280 x 720-pixel high-definition quality. Movie recording can be manipulated by a dedicated movie REC button.

Magic Filters
The VR-320 features an expanded range of 7 Magic Filters, Pop, Pin Hole, Fisheye, Sketch, Soft Focus and Punk inherited from the previous model, and newly added Sparkle*6. With Sparkle filter, you can enjoy photos with the luxurious feel created by the added twinkling lights.

*1 Image stabilization effect varies depending on shooting conditions
*2 Recording time per session is limited to less than 29 minutes. Recording is terminated automatically when the file size reaches 2 GB
*3 Effective pixels
*4 35mm camera equivalent
*5 Image size is limited to 5M or smaller in Sketch and Sparkle
*6 Filter is not effective on LCD monitor

Basic Performance

Effective pixels 14 megapixels
Optical zoom 12.5X
Wide-angle shooting 24mm (35mm camera equivalent)
Image stabilization DUAL IS
LCD size 3.0-inch, 230,000 dots
LCD type TFT colour
Movie recording 1280 x 720 pixels HD movie (AVI Motion JPEG)

Other Features

  • Shadow Adjustment Technology that detects faces of subjects and optimizes focus and exposure accordingly
  • Scene Modes for one-touch shooting adjustment in difficult environments as well as in standard conditions
  • Face Detection AF with which the camera detects and focuses on human faces automatically
  • iAUTO function that analyzes the current composition and optimizes camera settings automatically
  • USB battery charging enables the camera battery to be recharged from a PC
  • AF Tracking to keep a moving subject in focus by tracking it automatically
  • Compatible medias: SD / SDHC memory cards
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