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Olympus VR-340
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Olympus VR-340 Digital Camera

16MP 10x CCD Nov 2013
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Sensor Type Release Date
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18 Reasons For

Good Expert Reviews

This compact camera camera received an expert rating of 80 out of 100 from datatid.dk. This means that experts are not that keen on this Olympus camera.

Olympus Has Good Camera Reviews

Olympus compact camera digital cameras have good ratings on average and across all digital cameras Olympus is one of the better rated brands.

CCD Sensor Type

This camera has a CCD sensor type, which is typical of many digital cameras of this type and age. CCD sensors produce high quality, low-noise images but consume a lot more power than CMOS sensors. CCD is the most common image sensor type used in digital cameras.

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Fairly Large Screen Size

Across all the digital cameras of a similar age and type to the VR-340 the screen sizes range from 1" to 4.8", and the average screen size is 2.8". With a screen size of 3 inches, the Olympus VR-340 has a fairly large screen size compared to most of the other cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the VR-340.

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3D Compatible

Unlike most of the other cameras of this age and type which are not 3D compatible, the Olympus VR-340 is 3D compatible.

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SD Memory Card

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is typical of many digital cameras of this age and type. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

Cameras with a better memory card type that might be worth considering include the Canon IXUS 145[plb_2166060_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC).

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Supports Video Recording

supports video recording

Like most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to the VR-340, the Olympus VR-340 supports video recording.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the VR-340, the Olympus VR-340 has an image stabiliser.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the VR-340, the Olympus VR-340 has a built-in flash.

We compared all the other cameras which also have a built-in flash to this camera and we think the Canon IXUS 145[plb_2166060_price] is also worth considering.

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Very Small Closest Focusing Distance

With a closest focusing distance of only 0.01 meters, the Olympus VR-340 has a quite small closest focusing distance compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. Compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the VR-340 have closest focusing distances of between 0.01m and 30m.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The Olympus VR-340 has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution which is higher than most comparable spec cameras that were released around the same time as it. Most cameras of this spec and age have a 640 x 480 still image resolution. In addition, this digital camera have still image resolutions of 1280 x 960, 1600 x 1200, 1920 x 1080, 2048 x 1536 and 2560 x 1920 and 3264 x 2448. Digital cameras of a similar type and age to the VR-340 still image resolutions range from 384 x 480 (worst) to 5152 x 3864 (best).

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Has Four White Balance Modes

The Olympus VR-340 has a greater number of white balance modes than most comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to it. This camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on digital cameras that are a similar age to the VR-340. The white balance modes "Fluorescent", "Sunny" and "Tungsten" are also found on this Olympus digital camera.

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2 USB Version

This digital camera supports a 2 USB version, which is the most frequently supported USB version on digital cameras of this age and spec.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

This camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras of this type and age.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The Olympus VR-340 supports a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels digital camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by similar spec digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this Olympus digital camera. This Olympus camera also supports a video resolution of 320 x 240 pixels. A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is classified as HD and TVs supporting this resolution are referred to as "HD Ready". However the resolution is not as detailed as Full HD (1920 x 1080). Cameras of a similar spec and age to the VR-340 video resolutions range from 320 x 240 pixels to 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Features One Light Metering Mode

The number of light metering modes featured on the Olympus VR-340 is more than most digital cameras of this age and type. The most commonly featured light metering mode is Centre-weighted, but this light metering mode is not featured on this camera. The light metering modes Spot are also featured on this digital camera.

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TFT Display

The Olympus VR-340 has a TFT display which is better than the LCD display found on most cameras that are a comparable age to it. TFT LCDs provide better image quality and higher resolutions to earlier LCD displays but their limitations are narrow viewing angles and poor vislibility in direct sunlight. Across all compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the VR-340 the best display is OLED and the worst is LCD.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length

Across all the cameras of a similar age and spec to the VR-340 the minimum focal lengths range from 5mm to 120mm. With a minimum focal length of only 24 millimeters, the Olympus VR-340 has a fairly short minimum focal length compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the VR-340.

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14 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Olympus VR-340 does not support Full HD video, although it is worth noting that most of the other similar spec cameras that were launched more than two years ago also do not support Full HD video.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Like most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the VR-340, the Olympus VR-340 does not support WiFi connectivity.

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Does Not Have a GPS

The Olympus VR-340 does not have a GPS. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the VR-340 also do not have a GPS.

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Not Waterproof

The Olympus VR-340 is not waterproof, although keep in mind that most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to the VR-340 are also not waterproof.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

The digital zooms of compact camera digital cameras that came out more than two years ago range from 1x to 810x. At only 4 times zoom factor, the Olympus VR-340 has a fairly small digital zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been available for a similar time to the VR-340.

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Only Features Four Flash Modes

The Olympus VR-340 has a greater number of flash modes than most compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to it. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most commonly featured flash mode featured on cameras that were released around the same time as the VR-340. The flash modes "Fill-in", "Flash off" and "Red-eye reduction" are also featured on this digital camera.

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Quite Big Maximum Aperture

Across all the comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the VR-340 the maximum apertures range from 1.8 to 87, and the average maximum aperture is 6.8. With a maximum aperture of only 3, the Olympus VR-340 has a fairly big maximum aperture compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the VR-340.

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Only Features Three Auto Focus

The Olympus VR-340 has a greater number of auto focusing (AF) modes than most cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. This Olympus camera features a Face detection auto focus, which is the most commonly featured auto focus featured on similar spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as the VR-340. The auto focus "Spot Auto Focus" and "Tracking Auto Focus" are also featured on this digital camera.

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Only Has Three Shooting Modes

The Olympus VR-340 has a greater number of shooting modes than most cameras of a comparable age and type to it. This digital camera has an Auto shooting mode, which is the most commonly found shooting mode found on comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the VR-340. The shooting modes "Movie" and "Program" are also found on this camera.

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Very Low Maximum ISO Speed

At only 1,600, the Olympus VR-340 has a quite low maximum ISO speed compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. Compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the VR-340 have maximum ISO speeds of between 200 and 26,000, and the average maximum ISO speed is 4,500.

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Very Short Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

The shortest maximum camera shutter speed of compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the VR-340 is 0.0005s and the longest is 250s. The Olympus VR-340 has a quite short maximum camera shutter speed (only 4 seconds) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The Olympus VR-340 has a greater number of supported image formats than most cameras of a comparable type and age to it. This Olympus camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Quite Big Minimum ISO Speed

The minimum ISO speed of compact camera digital cameras that came out more than two years ago range from 10 to 1,600. The Olympus VR-340 has one of the bigger minimum ISO speed (100) amongst comparable spec cameras of this age.

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Very Large Minimum Aperture

Across all the compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the VR-340 the minimum apertures range from 1.3 to 6.6. At 5.7, the Olympus VR-340 has a very large minimum aperture compared to most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to the VR-340.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Olympus VR-340

Released Over Four Years Ago

This camera has been on the market for over four years.

Average Megapixel Count

The Olympus VR-340 has a relatively typical megapixel count (16 megapixels) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type.

If you would prefer a camera with a higher megapixel count then you might want to look at the Canon IXUS 145[plb_2166060_price] (19MP).

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Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 10 times zoom factor, the Olympus VR-340 has a relatively typical optical zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

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1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is typical of many cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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Average Weight

The Olympus VR-340 has a fairly standard weight (170 grams) compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Image Stabiliser
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Total Megapixel Count
Aspect Ratio
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Body Material
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Lens Structure
Combined Zoom
Focusing
Auto Focus
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range
Super Macro Focusing Range
Focus
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Mode
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Video Resolution
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Voice Recording
Memory
Memory Card
Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Display Resolution
Viewfinder
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
DC-In Jack
HDMI Port
USB Version
Camera
3D Compatible
White Balance Mode
Self-Timer
Image Editing Mode
Playback Mode
Scene Mode
Weight & Dimensions
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Operational Conditions
Operating System/software
System Requirements
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Included Cable
Battery Included
Technical Details
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Bluetooth
Certificates
Other Features
Video Recording
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Port
Date Imprinting
Camera Shutter Speed Range
Special Features

Expert Reviews

(1)
26 March 2013

Tag billedet, læg det på Facebook, eller send det til en ven med det samme, ? det kan du klare med din smartphone, men skal det ske med det rigtige kamera, er det straks mere bøvlet. Vi har... Read more…

Inexpensive
10x zoom range
24mm wide-angle lens
Big, sharp LCD
Solid build quality
Lengthy shutter lag
Detail loss at higher ISO settings
Video limited to 720p
Pictures can be a little dull, imprecise zoom

User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 29 August 2013 by Mr Norman Gater
(Verified Purchase)

This is a very good quality camera that is so simple to operate but has great features if you feel you need to use them.Zoom gives great flexibility with pictures and quality of pictures no... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

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