Olympus announces 5x optical zoom VG-170 compact camera

The new VG-170 sports an large flash that's claimed to be twice as powerful as rivals.

Olympus VG-170

The newly announced VG-170 from Olympus claims to have a best-in-class flash, with the flash on the new VG Series flagship is nearly twice as powerful as on regular compact cameras, which means it can light up faces and objects up to 15 metres away.

In Long Flash Mode, it'll automatically adjust ISO sensitivity to make sure your camera is set up just right for low light.

The VG-170 has a 14MP chip, a 5x wide optical zoom running from 26-130mm, a big 3" LCD and a host of automatic features and effects, the VG-170 is housed in a slim body.

The VG-170 is available for £99.99 from mid-February in black, white or red.

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