Thursday, August 25, 2011

Night time photos with the VG-110 camera

The VG-110 Point and Shoot camera gives me pleasant surprises when shooting low light scenes, some with neon signs. Normally, ordinary cameras may give us just simple glare from night sources but the VG-110 gives us fine control!

Here is a sample photo taken with this camera.

Here is another, which my FB friends appreciate:

Here is a link to the other photos in the album (taken last August 24, 2011).

August 24, 2011: Night time photos with the VG-110

All photos (c) 2011, Adorio Digital Images Library

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Creative photography with Exposure Value control

Here is a photo which illustrates the fantastic control you can have with the VG-100 Olympus camera.

We use an EV value of -0.3 for a little underexposure. Otherwise we might get a glared washed out view of the external window scene. Camera: Olympus VG-110.

The VG-110 has controls conveniently available from the color lcd menu. None of the above photos were subject to post processing.

Photo (c) 2011 Adorio Digital Images Library.

Disclaimer: all images were taken for the sake of illustrative arts. If you can identify yourself in the photos, our apologies, we will take the photo down immediately.

Friday, August 19, 2011

My Olympus VG-110 Point and Shoot camera

The first time I held in my hands the small Olympus VG-110 camera as a replacement for my Samsung ES30, I thought the photos it can take will all be grainy and matte'd. Spending more time with it, I am now a satisfied user of this ultra compact camera! It can take sports photos (I used the Image Stabilization) or sports setting, which requires multiple shots with the Samsung, I bought the camera at U.P. Clark at Photoline, and I am disappointed that the sales lady removed the factory warranty card(hey! it belongs to you) and the USB cable with a line filter (the one with a cyclinder). (I came back this noontime and I am amazed the usb cable with a line filter is NOT REALY availlable. But the manufacturer's manual says it is provided!) The camera kit set me back at 4995 pesos.

I will explore more this camera and will publish links to albums of photos taken with it. Specification data taken from

official site. .
photos courtesy of Olympus. I will replace the photos later.
Pixels -12 Mbytes.
Optical zoom - 4x
Digital zoom - 4x
Lens 4.8-19.2mm (27-108MM 35 mm EQUIVALENT)
Aperture Rangef2.9 (W) / f6.5 (T)
Focus Range (from lens surface)Normal mode: Wide: 23.6" – infinity (0.6m – infinity), Tele: 39.4" – infinity (1.0m – infinity) Macro mode: Wide: 7.9" – infinity (0.2m – infinity), Tele: 23.6" – infinity (0.6m – infinity), Super Macro mode 1.97" – infinity (0.05m - inifinity)
Focus Mode iESP Auto, Spot AF, Face Detection AF, AF Tracking
Shutter Speed1/2000 sec. –1/2 sec. (up to 4 sec. in Candle Scene mode)
Self-Timer12/2 Seconds
Display2.7" LCD 230K dots
Focus mode iESP Auto, Spot AF, Face Detection AF, AF Tracking
ISO Sensitivity (SOS: Standard Output Sensitivity)Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600 (equivalent)
Motion Blur SuppressionDigital Image Stabilization
Flash ModesAuto (for low light and backlit conditions), Red-Eye Reduction, Fill-in,Off
Flash working rangeWide: 14.4ft (4.38m) at ISO 800, Tele: 6.6 ft (2.30m) at ISO 800
Special features magic filters, AF tracking.
Shooting Modes 25 Shooting Modes; Intelligent Auto, Program Auto, Digital Image Stabilization, Magic Filter, Scene Modes (1. PORTRAIT, 2. LANDSCAPE, 3. NIGHT, 4. NIGHT+PORTRAIT, 5. SPORT, 6. INDOOR, 7. CANDLE, 8. SELF PORTRAIT, 9. SUNSET, 10. FIREWORKS, 11. CUISINE, 12. BEACH & SNOW, 13. DOCUMENTS, 14. PET), HD Movie,Magic Filter (Pop Art, Pinhole, Fisheye, Drawing, Soft Focus, Punk, Sparkle)
PanoramaManual PC Panorama (Up to 10 frames automatically stitchable with ib software)
Movie modes AVI Movie with Sound; 640 x 480 (30/15fps)VGA ,320 x 240 (30/15fps)-VGA, xVGA with sound.
Exposure Metering Digital ESP Metering, Face Detection AE
White Balance Control Auto, Presets (Daylight, Overcast, Tungsten and 3 Fluorescents)
Panorama - Manual external software stitching
Internal memoryMemory 18 MB internal memory
Removable Media Card SD/SDHC Card
Dimension3.6"W x 2.1"H x 0.78"D, (92.0mm x 54.2mm x 19.8mm)
Weight 3.7 oz (105 g) including batteries and memory card
Power Source Li-ion Rechargeable Battery (LI-70B)
AC adapterF-2AC
For more information, click on Olympus I might buy another Point and Shoot camera powered by AA NiMh (nickel metal hydride0 batteries since I can shoot more than 200 photos in one session!