Olympus has released three new compact cameras to its arsenal of products, the VG-160, VR-340 and Tough TG-320, and all offer point-and-shoot capabilities as well as 720p HD video recording.

The VR-340 model features a3 -inch LCD preview display its backside, a 16-megapixel sensor and a 10x super wide optical zoom lens. There’s also nine Magic Art Filters and one-touch video recording.

The Olympus VG-160 packs a 5x optical zoom and a wide-angle lens, 14-megapixel sensor, HD video, Magic Art Filters and 3-inch LCD screen. Beginners will appreciate the intelligent iAuto mode, while AG Tracking, Shadow Adjustment Technology and Face Detection all enhance the quality of your photos.

Finally, Olympus’ Tough TG-320 is meant for those who plan to use the camera for heavy outdoor use since it features a waterproof, shockproof, freezeproof and dustproof casing. Features include a 14-megapixel sensor, 3.6x wide-angle optical zoom lens, 3D photo mode (it works underwater) and an HDMI port so that you can easily connect it to your TV.

Kristie Bertucci

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