Olympus finally announced the availability date of the VR-340 Digital Camera which also takes a compact form factor similar to the VG Series Camera that was also recently announced. The VR-340 Digital Camera was initially showcased at the CES 2012 which was held a few weeks back, it comes equipped with an 10x optical zoom lens with 24mm wide angle, there’s an 16-Megapixel CCD image sensor and a 3-inch LCD display on the rear to help keep objects in frame.
Like the VG-160, the new VR-340 also comes with filters Magic Art Filters, a total of nine filters included to add effects to your photos and videos, the camera has a Beauty Make-up mode that enhances the look of faces in shots, Intelligent Auto (iAuto) mode, Intelligent Auto (iAuto) mode for clear blur-free images with up to 29 built-in scene modes, Shadow Adjustment Technology, AF Tracking and Face Detection.
The VR-340 series also has the ability to record 720p HD videos and will be available in the colors of Silver, Red, Black, Purple and White for the price of $149.99. Olympus plans to ship the VR-340 in March and will be bundled with a strap to keep the camera secured when no in use.