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Olympus Stylus SH-2vsOlympus VR-340

Olympus Stylus SH-2

83

Kagoo Score

83

Kagoo Score
Our Verdict:
A bargain price and award winning 24x optical zoom camera, good for portrait photography
93
Reviews
35 Reviews + 1 Award
79
Features
Good Features
69
Popularity
Lots of Positive Reviews
97
Value for Money
Excellent
64
Age
3 Years Old
83
Kagoo Score
Excellent
24x 271g Compact 16MP Mar 2015
Optical Zoom Weight Camera Type Megapixels Release Date
Optical Zoom 24x
Weight 271g
Camera Type Compact
Megapixels 16MP
Release Date Mar 2015
Olympus VR-340

77

Kagoo Score

77

Kagoo Score

Olympus VR-340

£75.99
Our Verdict:
A top-value and classic 10x optical zoom digital camera, good for portrait photography
84
Reviews
2 Reviews
77
Features
Good Features
53
Popularity
Lots of Positive Reviews
91
Value for Money
Excellent
59
Age
4 Years Old
77
Kagoo Score
Very Good
10x 170g Compact 16MP Nov 2013
Optical Zoom Weight Camera Type Megapixels Release Date
Optical Zoom 10x
Weight 170g
Camera Type Compact
Megapixels 16MP
Release Date Nov 2013
Olympus Stylus SH-2

83

Kagoo Score

83

Kagoo Score
Our Verdict:
A bargain price and award winning 24x optical zoom camera, good for portrait photography
93
Reviews
35 Reviews + 1 Award
79
Features
Good Features
69
Popularity
Lots of Positive Reviews
97
Value for Money
Excellent
64
Age
3 Years Old
83
Kagoo Score
Excellent
24x 271g Compact 16MP Mar 2015
Optical Zoom Weight Camera Type Megapixels Release Date
Optical Zoom 24x
Weight 271g
Camera Type Compact
Megapixels 16MP
Release Date Mar 2015
Olympus VR-340

77

Kagoo Score

77

Kagoo Score

Olympus VR-340

£75.99
Our Verdict:
A top-value and classic 10x optical zoom digital camera, good for portrait photography
84
Reviews
2 Reviews
77
Features
Good Features
53
Popularity
Lots of Positive Reviews
91
Value for Money
Excellent
59
Age
4 Years Old
77
Kagoo Score
Very Good
10x 170g Compact 16MP Nov 2013
Optical Zoom Weight Camera Type Megapixels Release Date
Optical Zoom 10x
Weight 170g
Camera Type Compact
Megapixels 16MP
Release Date Nov 2013

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Reasons For

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Slightly Better Expert Reviews
The Olympus VR-340 has an average expert review score of 78%, however the Olympus Stylus SH-2 has an average rating of 77% (based on 18 reviews).

Reviews & Awards

Awards

Olympus Stylus SH-2 Olympus VR-340
5 Awards
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Average Expert Rating

The Olympus VR-340 has better expert reviews than the Olympus Stylus SH-2. The average expert reviews score for the Olympus VR-340 is 78% based on 5 reviews, where as the average score for the Olympus Stylus SH-2 is 77% based on 18 reviews.
Olympus Stylus SH-2 Olympus VR-340
5 stars
3 reviews
4 stars
11 reviews
3 stars
1 review
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews
Best
5 stars
0 reviews
4 stars
4 reviews
3 stars
0 reviews
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews

Average User Rating

The Olympus Stylus SH-2 and the Olympus VR-340 have identical average user review scores. For both digital cameras the average user review score is 86%.
Olympus Stylus SH-2 Olympus VR-340
Best
5 stars
30 reviews
4 stars
8 reviews
3 stars
1 review
2 stars
2 reviews
1 star
4 reviews
Best
5 stars
98 reviews
4 stars
19 reviews
3 stars
8 reviews
2 stars
7 reviews
1 star
12 reviews

Date Released

Olympus Stylus SH-2 Olympus VR-340
42 months old Best 59 months old

Key Features

Optical Zoom

The optical zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in to the subject using the camera's lens system. An optical zoom is superior to a digital zoom because the zoom is achieved using the optics of lens which means that the full extent of the digital sensor is always used to capture the image.

A larger optical zoom allows you to zoom in on the subject without having to move closer. Compared to a digital zoom, using an optical zoom does not result in a loss of image quality.

Weight

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

Maximum ISO Sensitivity

ISO sensitivity denotes the sensitivity of your camera to available light. Modifying the sensitivity causes the camera to gather more or less light when forming an image. Higher sensitivity gathers more light, which means can lead to a sharper image in low-light conditions. However it may also lead to increased 'noise', meaning the ISO level must be carefully modified to get the best shot.

A higher maximum ISO sensitivity will allow you to take photos in lower light levels without using flash.

Specification

 
 
 
Key Features Olympus Stylus SH-2 Olympus VR-340
Optical Zoom 24x
BEST
10x
Weight 271g 170g
BEST
Camera Type
Compact
 Compact
Compact
 Compact
Megapixels 16MP 16MP
 
 
 
Picture Quality Olympus Stylus SH-2 Olympus VR-340
Image Sensor Size
1 / 2 to 1 / 2.5
 1 / 2 to 1 / 2.5
1 / 2 to 1 / 2.5
 1 / 2 to 1 / 2.5
Still Image Resolution
4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3456
4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3456
Maximum Image Resolution
4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3456
4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3456
Sensor Type
CCD
 CCD
CCD
 CCD
Image Formats Supported
JPG RAW
 JPG
 RAW
JPG RAW
 JPG
 RAW
Total Megapixels 16.8MP
BEST
16.5MP
Supported Aspect Ratios
16:9 1:1
3:2 4:3
 16:9
 1:1
 3:2
 4:3
16:9 1:1
3:2 4:3
 16:9
 1:1
 3:2
 4:3
 
 
 
Lens System Olympus Stylus SH-2 Olympus VR-340
Digital Zoom 4x 4x
Minimum Aperture Number 3 3
Maximum Aperture Number 20
BEST
5.7
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv) 600mm
BEST
240mm
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv) 25mm 24mm
BEST
Aspherical Lens Unknown - Click to provide data 4
Focal Length Range (F-F) 4.5 - 108 4.2 - 42
Lens Structure (Elements/groups) 11/10 9/8
Combined Zoom Unknown - Click to provide data 40x
 
 
 
Focusing Olympus Stylus SH-2 Olympus VR-340
Closest Focusing Distance Unknown - Click to provide data 0.01m
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Contrast Detection Auto Focus Face Detection
Selective Auto Focus Spot Auto Focus
Tracking Auto Focus Face Tracking
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 Face Detection
 Selective Auto Focus
 Spot Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 Face Tracking
Contrast Detection Auto Focus Face Detection
Selective Auto Focus Spot Auto Focus
Tracking Auto Focus Face Tracking
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 Face Detection
 Selective Auto Focus
 Spot Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 Face Tracking
Normal Focusing Range 0.1 - ∞ / 4.0 - ∞c 0.6 - ∞
Macro Focusing Range (Wide) Unknown - Click to provide data 0.2 - ∞
Auto Focus (AF) Points
Super Macro Focusing Range 0.03 - ∞ 0.01
Focus Adjustment
Auto
 Auto
Auto
 Auto
Macro Focusing Range (Tele) Unknown - Click to provide data 0.9 - ∞
Normal Focusing Range (Wide) 0.1m 0.6m
BEST
Normal Focusing Range (Tele) 0.4m 1m
BEST
 
 
 
Light Exposure Olympus Stylus SH-2 Olympus VR-340
ISO Sensitivity
125 200
400 800
Auto 100
 125
 200
 400
 800
 Auto
 100
125 200
400 800
Auto 100
 125
 200
 400
 800
 Auto
 100
Light Exposure Modes
Auto
 Auto
Auto
 Auto
Maximum ISO Sensitivity 6,400
BEST
1,600
Minimum ISO Sensitivity 125 100
BEST
Light Metering
Spot
 Spot
Spot
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
± 2EV (1 / 3EV Step)
 ± 2EV (1 / 3EV Step)
± 2EV (1 / 3EV Step)
 ± 2EV (1 / 3EV Step)
Light Exposure Control
Program AE
 Program AE
Program AE
 Program AE
 
 
 
Shutter Olympus Stylus SH-2 Olympus VR-340
Camera Shutter Speed 1s 1s
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed 30s 4s
BEST
Camera Shutter Type
Mechanical
 Mechanical
Mechanical
 Mechanical
 
 
 
Flash Olympus Stylus SH-2 Olympus VR-340
Flash Modes
Auto Fill-in
Flash Off Red-Eye Reduction
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Flash Off
 Red-Eye Reduction
Auto Fill-in
Flash Off Red-Eye Reduction
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Flash Off
 Red-Eye Reduction
Flash Range (Tele) 0.4 - 4 0.9 - 2.4
Flash Range (Wide) 0.1 - 9.4 0.2 - 4.7
 
 
 
Video Olympus Stylus SH-2 Olympus VR-340
Maximum Video Resolution
1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Video Resolution
1280 x 720 1920 x 1080
320 x 240 640 x 480
 1280 x 720
 1920 x 1080
 320 x 240
 640 x 480
1280 x 720 1920 x 1080
320 x 240 640 x 480
 1280 x 720
 1920 x 1080
 320 x 240
 640 x 480
Motion JPEG Frame Rate 240fps 30fps
BEST
Video Formats Supported
H.264 MOV
AVI M-JPEG
 H.264
 MOV
 AVI
 M-JPEG
H.264 MOV
AVI M-JPEG
 H.264
 MOV
 AVI
 M-JPEG
Resolution At Capture Speed
1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
 
 
 
Audio Olympus Stylus SH-2 Olympus VR-340
Audio Formats Supported
LPCM WAV
 LPCM
 WAV
LPCM WAV
 LPCM
 WAV
 
 
 
Memory Olympus Stylus SH-2 Olympus VR-340
Internal Memory 37MB
BEST
34.9MB
Maximum Memory Card Size 128GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Compatible Memory Card
SD / SDHC / SDXC / SDIO
 SD / SDHC / SDXC / SDIO
SD / SDHC / SDXC / SDIO
 SD / SDHC / SDXC / SDIO
Memory Slots 1 1
 
 
 
Display Olympus Stylus SH-2 Olympus VR-340
Display Diagonal 3" 3"
Field of View Unknown - Click to provide data 100%
Display Resolution 460,000 Pixels 460,000 Pixels
Display
LCD
 LCD
LCD
 LCD
 
 
 
Viewfinder Olympus Stylus SH-2 Olympus VR-340
Viewfinder Type
Not Available
 Not Available
Not Available
 Not Available
 
 
 
Ports & Interfaces Olympus Stylus SH-2 Olympus VR-340
HDMI Connector Type
Micro
 Micro
Micro
 Micro
 
 
 
Camera Olympus Stylus SH-2 Olympus VR-340
White Balance
Auto Cloudy
Fluorescent Incandescent
Sunny Tungsten
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Fluorescent
 Incandescent
 Sunny
 Tungsten
Auto Cloudy
Fluorescent Incandescent
Sunny Tungsten
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Fluorescent
 Incandescent
 Sunny
 Tungsten
Shooting Modes
Auto Movie
Program
 Auto
 Movie
 Program
Auto Movie
Program
 Auto
 Movie
 Program
Self-Timer Delay 2,12 2,12
Maximum Playback Zoom 10x Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Editing
Crop Resizing
Rotating Trimming
 Crop
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Trimming
Crop Resizing
Rotating Trimming
 Crop
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Trimming
Camera File System
DCF DPOF
Exif 2.3 PRINT Image Matching III
RAW DPOF 1.1
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif 2.3
 PRINT Image Matching III
 RAW
 DPOF 1.1
DCF DPOF
Exif 2.3 PRINT Image Matching III
RAW DPOF 1.1
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif 2.3
 PRINT Image Matching III
 RAW
 DPOF 1.1
Camera Playback
Single Image Slide Show
 Single Image
 Slide Show
Single Image Slide Show
 Single Image
 Slide Show
Built-in Processor TruePic VII Unknown - Click to provide data
Scene Modes
Beach Cuisine
Documents Fireworks
Landscape Night Portrait
Panorama Self-Portrait
Snow Sunset
Candlelight Children
Night Night Landscape
Party (Indoor) Portrait
Sports
 Beach
 Cuisine
 Documents
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night Portrait
 Panorama
 Self-Portrait
 Snow
 Sunset
 Candlelight
 Children
 Night
 Night Landscape
 Party (Indoor)
 Portrait
 Sports
Beach Cuisine
Documents Fireworks
Landscape Night Portrait
Panorama Self-Portrait
Snow Sunset
Candlelight Children
Night Night Landscape
Party (Indoor) Portrait
Sports
 Beach
 Cuisine
 Documents
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night Portrait
 Panorama
 Self-Portrait
 Snow
 Sunset
 Candlelight
 Children
 Night
 Night Landscape
 Party (Indoor)
 Portrait
 Sports
 
 
 
Weight & Dimensions Olympus Stylus SH-2 Olympus VR-340
Height 63.2mm 60.2mm
Depth 42.4mm 28.3mm
Width 108.8mm 104.3mm
Weight (Including Battery) Unknown - Click to provide data 170g
 
 
 
Battery Olympus Stylus SH-2 Olympus VR-340
Power Source Type
Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Battery
Battery Supported 1 1
Battery Type LI-92B LI-50B
Maximum Battery Life 1.7h Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Life 380 Shots
BEST
 
 
 
Packaging Content Olympus Stylus SH-2 Olympus VR-340
Bundled Software Viewer 3 Unknown - Click to provide data
Cables Included
USB AV
 USB
 AV
USB AV
 USB
 AV
 
 
 
Other Features Olympus Stylus SH-2 Olympus VR-340
Camera Shutter Speed 1s
BEST

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