Olympus Stylus VH 520: Featuring a 14MP Image Sensor and 10X Optical Zoom, under 9K
The Stylus VH 520 is one handy yet affordable camera from Olympus, packing in a lot of enviable features at a reasonable price tag of 8,230INR. The Stylus VH 520 can now be purchased both online and offline with the specs sheet detailed as follows:
The Stylus VH 520 sports a 14MP image sensor that offers a maximum image resolution count of 4288x3216 pixels. The Stylus VH 520 also supports other resolutions, mostly by varying the pixel count of the provided sensor. The Stylus VH 520 supports the VGA format in addition to the 3264x2448 pixels for 8MP. A CMOS sensor is integrated, sporting the 1/ 2.3 inch layout. The Stylus VH 520 offers an extended ISO sensitivity range of 80-3200 followed by the Auto and High-Auto mode, especially designed for the low-light shooting needs. The Stylus VH 520 also features the ESP light metering mode followed by the featured white balance modes. Multi-lingual support is rendered to the same for up to 40 languages.
The Stylus VH 520 packs in the primary color filter for the supplied lens kit, featuring the RGB functionality. Contrast Detection AF is included besides the focal range of 4.7-47.0mm, translating into an equivalent range of 26-260mm. The Stylus VH 520 supports 10X optical zooming limit in addition to the 2X digital zooming tick. The Stylus VH 520 also supports the built-in flash, ably supported by the auto, red-eye reduction and other featured modes. The Stylus VH 520 offers an expansive flash range limit of 0.2-4.6m for wide-angle shooting and that too at ISO 1600. The telephoto range for the same is 1.5-2.5m. The Stylus VH 520 features F3.3-F6.1 as the lens aperture besides the 26MM wide angle lens. Red-eye reduction is a featured attribute in addition to the face detection mode.
The Stylus VH 520 offers a video display resolution of 1920x1080 pixels. The 3 inch screen is perfectly supported by the TFT color monitor, offering a display resolution of 460K dots. In terms of aspect ratio, 4:3 and the standard 16:9 is supported by the Stylus VH 520. The LCD panel however lacks a viewfinder.
Photography and Videography
The Stylus VH 520 offers a shutter speed range of 1/2000 se-1/4 sec, for faster clicks. The Stylus VH 520 also supports burst shooting for up to 50 frames at 15 frames per second and up to 12 frames at the very basic 2.5fps. Multiple shooting modes like P mode, panorama and others are integrated followed by the self-timer with a 2-10 sec range. JPEG, DCF and few other image formats are supported by the same.
The Stylus VH 520 is capable of Full HD recording and supports the MOV and H.264 video format.
Connectivity and Storage
The Stylus VH 520 supports Hi-Speed USB v2.0 besides the PictBridge support. Internal storage tick for the same is 26.4MB, expandable further via the SD, SDXC and SDHC cards.
Build and Battery
The Stylus VH 520 weighs 148g and is powered by a standard lithium battery module.