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Olympus VR-370 Digital Camera

16MP 12.5x CCD Jan 2013
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Sensor Type Release Date
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20 Reasons For

Good Brand

On average Olympus compact camera digital cameras have good reviews as do all cameras produced by Olympus.

Good Quality Pictures

One Olympus VR-370 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that it was able to produce good images. Jayemess said “Delighted with this camera, great zoom, easy to use, splendid pics” in their Olympus VR-370 review and gave the product a score of 5 stars.

Easy to Use

One person who reviewed this digital cameras agreed that it was easy to use. Jayemess said “Delighted with this camera, great zoom, easy to use, splendid pics”.

Reasonably Priced

One Olympus VR-370 reviewer considered that it was good value for money. Jayemess said “Very happy with price paid for this super all-round”.

Good Quality Lens

One person wrote in their reviews that this digital cameras had a good zoom. Two years ago Jayemess wrote on Amazon “Delighted with this camera, great zoom, easy to use, splendid pics” in their Olympus VR-370 review.

Good Product Quality

One person who purchased the product agreed that it was good quality. Jayemess mentioned “Very happy with price paid for this super all-round and quality camera” in their review of this digital cameras.

CCD Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CCD sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on comparable spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as it. 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.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative digital cameras that have a CCD sensor currently available including the GE J1455[plb_1773004_price] which has better reviews.

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SD Memory Card

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is typical of many comparable spec cameras that were launched around the same time as it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available including because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm FinePix X10[plb_1150_price], or the Nikon Coolpix S6800[plb_2118627_price].

If you are looking for a camera with a better memory card type then you might also want to look at the Sony DSC-WX350[plb_2163795_price] (MicroSD (TransFlash)|MicroSDHC|MicroSDXC|MS Duo|MS Micro (M2)|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC) which is also higher rated.

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Fairly Big Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 12.5 times zoom factor, the Olympus VR-370 has a quite big optical zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the VR-370. The average optical zoom of compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago is 9.6x, and the optical zooms range from 2.7x to 63x.

If you are looking for a bigger optical zoom then you might also want to look at the Casio Exilim EX-ZR700[plb_1722253_price] (18x and higher rated).

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The Olympus VR-370 has an image stabiliser. Most of the other cameras of this age and spec also have an image stabiliser.

We compared all the other cameras with an image stabiliser to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm FinePix X10[plb_1150_price], and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS40[plb_1786919_price] is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the VR-370, the Olympus VR-370 has a built-in flash.

We compared all the other digital cameras with a built-in flash to this camera and we think the Fujifilm FinePix X10[plb_1150_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The Olympus VR-370 has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution found on most compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it. This camera also have still image resolutions of 1600 x 1200, 1920 x 1080 and 2048 x 1536 and 3264 x 2448. Across all cameras of this type and age the best still image resolution is 5152 x 3864 and the worst is 384 x 480.

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Has Four Shooting Modes

The Olympus VR-370 has a greater number of shooting modes than most cameras of this age and type. The most frequently found shooting mode is Auto, but this shooting mode is not found on this Olympus camera. The shooting modes Manual, Movie, Program and Scene are also found on this camera.

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Has One Image Editing Mode

The Olympus VR-370 has a greater number of image editing modes than most compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. The most commonly found image editing mode is Resizing, but this image editing mode is not found on this Olympus camera. The image editing modes Rotating are also found on this Olympus digital camera.

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Quite Big Combined Zoom

The smallest combined zoom of digital cameras of this spec and age is 3x, the biggest is 1,600x, and the average combined zoom is 50x. At 50 times zoom factor, the Olympus VR-370 has a fairly big combined zoom compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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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 the most commonly found maximum image resolution on similar spec digital cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The Olympus VR-370 supports a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of the most common video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this Olympus camera). 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). The video resolution of all compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the VR-370 ranges from 320 x 240 pixels to 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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TFT Display

The Olympus VR-370 has a TFT display which is better than the LCD display found on most cameras of this spec and age. 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 cameras of a comparable spec and age to the VR-370 the best display is OLED and the worst is LCD.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length

Cameras of a comparable age and type to the VR-370 have minimum focal lengths of between 5mm and 120mm. At only 24 millimeters, the Olympus VR-370 has a fairly short minimum focal length compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the VR-370.

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Very Thin

At only 18.3 millimeters, the Olympus VR-370 is quite thin compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. The depths of compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the VR-370 range from 4mm to 2,200mm.

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11 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Video Recording

The Olympus VR-370 does not support video recording. Most of the other cameras that have been on the market for more than two years do support video recording.

It is worth considering other digital cameras which also support video recording including the Fujifilm FinePix X10[plb_1150_price], or the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS[plb_1565812_price].

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Olympus VR-370 does not support Full HD video, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the VR-370 also do not support Full HD video.

Other cameras which also support Full HD video that you might want to consider include the Fujifilm FinePix X10[plb_1150_price], or the Nikon Coolpix S9500[plb_1721861_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Olympus VR-370 does not support WiFi connectivity, although it is worth noting that most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for more than two years also do not support WiFi connectivity.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras with a WiFi connectivity and we think the Canon IXUS 240 HS[plb_408112_price], or the Samsung Galaxy Camera EK-GC110[plb_2083466_price] which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other digital cameras of this type and age, the Olympus VR-370 is not 3D compatible.

Cameras which are 3D compatible that might be worth considering include the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS[plb_66875_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30[plb_1847857_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a GPS

Like most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec, the Olympus VR-370 does not have a GPS.

We think you might also be interested in alternative cameras which also have a GPS including the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2[plb_2711451_price], the Canon IXUS 140[plb_1561326_price], or the Sony DSC-HX400V[plb_2297093_price].

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Not Waterproof

The Olympus VR-370 is not waterproof, although it is worth noting that most of the other similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the VR-370 are also not waterproof.

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Only Two Diaphragm Blades

The Olympus VR-370 is a two diaphragm blades camera. Most of the other cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the VR-370 have between one and eight diaphragm blades.

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Very Low Maximum ISO Speed

The maximum ISO speeds of compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the VR-370 range from 200 to 26,000, and the average maximum ISO speed is 4,500. The Olympus VR-370 has one of the lower maximum ISO speeds (only 1,600) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

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Very Short Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

The Olympus VR-370 has a quite short maximum camera shutter speed (only 4 seconds) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the VR-370. The shortest maximum camera shutter speed of cameras of this age and spec is 0.0005s and the longest is 250s.

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Only Has Three Playback Modes

The Olympus VR-370 has a greater number of camera playback modes than most compact camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. This camera has a Movie playback mode, which is the most frequently found playback mode found on cameras of this age and type. The playback modes "Single image" and "Thumbnails" are also found on this Olympus camera.

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Fairly Big Minimum ISO Speed

With a minimum ISO speed of 100, the Olympus VR-370 has one of the bigger minimum ISO speed amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age. The smallest minimum ISO speed of cameras of a comparable age and type to the VR-370 is 10 and the biggest is 1,600.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Olympus VR-370

Released Over Three Years Ago

This digital camera has been on the market for over three years.

Average Screen Size

The Olympus VR-370 has a fairly standard screen size (3 inches) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the VR-370.

We compared all the other 3" screen cameras to this camera and we think the GE J1455[plb_1773004_price], the Canon IXUS 115 HS[plb_1526810_price], and the Samsung WB800F[plb_1585459_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you want a digital camera with a larger screen size then you might also want to consider the Nikon Coolpix P520[plb_2085254_price] (3.2"), or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77[plb_1836487_price] (3.5") which also has a higher rating.

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Average Megapixel Count

The Olympus VR-370 has a fairly average megapixel count (16 megapixels) compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

There are a number of alternative 16MP cameras currently available that you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Olympus Stylus SH-50[plb_1721351_price], or the Fujifilm FinePix F900[plb_1546241_price].

If you would prefer a higher megapixel count then you might want to consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ36[plb_1725803_price] (16.1MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the Olympus VR-370 has a fairly typical digital zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of this type and age.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 4x digital zoom digital cameras and we think because of it's better review score, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ36[plb_1725803_price] is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a camera with a bigger digital zoom then you might also want to consider the Samsung WB200F[plb_2071998_price] (5x and higher rated).

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Image Stabiliser
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Total Megapixel Count
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Lens Structure
Combined Zoom
Aspheric Element
Diaphragm Blades
Focusing
Auto Focus
Auto Focus Assist Beam
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range
Super Macro Focusing Range
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
Audio Format
Voice Recording
Memory
Memory Card
Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Display Resolution
Viewfinder
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
Camera
White Balance Mode
Shooting Mode
Self-Timer
Maximum Playback Zoom
Image Editing Mode
Camera File System
Tripod Mount
Playback Mode
Scene Mode
Weight & Dimensions
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Battery Size
Operational Conditions
Operating System/software
System Requirements
Packaging Content
Battery Included
Technical Details
Networking
Certificates
Other Features
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Port
Camera Shutter Speed Range
Special Features

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers olympus vr370, olympus vr370b, olympus vr370bl, olympus vr370bla, olympus vr370blac, olympus vr370black, olympus v105110be000, olympus v105110se000
Barcodes 00050332185142, 04545350043346, 04545350043353, 04545350043360, 04545350043377

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