The all new Olympus Stylus VH-410 and VH-515 have zoomed into the point-and-shoot market sporting shiny, compact exteriors. One interesting feature shared by both cameras is a Make-up mode which has 18 different effects ‘that will make women happy.’
The VH-515 is a 12MP shooter with a back-illuminated CMOS sensor, 3-inch LCD, dual IS and 8x optical zoom from a 25mm wide-angle. Embedding the same image processing engine used in the Olympus Pen, it is capable of capturing content in 1920 x 1080p quality and supporting H.264 movie compression. Additionally, Olympus has designed this camera to employ the Linear PCM method for recording audio.
Waxing eloquent on the Make-up mode, this function lets users paint mugs in the frame with full makeup, as long as they’ve been shot in Beauty mode. There are 18 different effects separated into themes like Eye Effects, Makeup, Performance and Spa. Going by the company’s word, everything from the size of the subject’s eyes to the color of the irises to the size of the face can be tweaked to ensure that faces aren’t required to be snapped up in their actual, aesthetic exactness.
The VH-410 is a 16MP camera delivering 5x optical zoom, dual IS and 26mm wide-angle, 5x optical zoom. The user interface is played out through a 3-inch LCD display of the touch variety. Clips can be shot in 1280 x 720p with AVI Motion JPEG movie compression. In both these Eye-Fi-compatible Olympus devices, the movie capturing length is restricted to 29 minutes and the recording automatically stops when the concerned file size touches 4GB.
The Olympus Stylus VH-515 and VH-410 price details are not available at present. All we know is that the first should come out in October, while the latter will be vended starting from mid of next month.