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Olympus VR-340
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Olympus VR-340 Digital Camera

16MP 10x CCD Oct 2013
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Sensor Type Release Date
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20 Reasons For

Good Expert Reviews

Expert review website datatid.dk scored this compact camera camera 80 out of 100. It seems that experts are not that keen on this camera.

Olympus Digital Cameras Have Good Reviews

Based on 1,714 expert and owner reviews, Olympus has good ratings for its cameras. Olympus also has good ratings specifically for its compact cameras compared to other manufacturers.

Quite Big Normal Focusing Range (wide)

The normal focusing ranges (wide) of cameras that have been available for more than two years range from 0.01m to 0.8m. The Olympus VR-340 has one of the bigger normal focusing ranges (wide) (0.6 meters) amongst compact cameras of this age.

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CCD Sensor Type

This camera has a CCD sensor type, which is typical of many digital cameras that have been available for 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 other digital cameras that have a CCD sensor currently available including because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot G12[plb_1514037_price].

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Fairly Large Display Diagonal

The smallest display diagonal of similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago is 1", the largest is 4.8", and the average display diagonal is 2.8". The Olympus VR-340 has one of the larger display diagonals (3 inches) amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

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

If the memory card type of this camera is too bad for you then you might want to consider the Canon PowerShot G12[plb_1514037_price] (MMC|MMC+|SD|SDHC|SDXC) which also has a higher rating.

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Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Olympus VR-340 supports video capability, which is unusual. Most of the other compact cameras that are a similar age to the VR-340 do not support video capability.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras which support video capability and we think the Canon PowerShot G12[plb_1514037_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Olympus VR-340 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other compact cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

Other cameras with an image stabilizer currently available which you might also want to look at include the Canon PowerShot G12[plb_1514037_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Olympus VR-340 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to the VR-340.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available including the Canon PowerShot G12[plb_1514037_price] which has better reviews.

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Very Small Closest Focusing Distance

The average closest focusing distance of compact cameras that were released around the same time as the VR-340 is 0.04m. With a closest focusing distance of only 0.01 meters, the Olympus VR-340 has a fairly small closest focusing distance compared to most of the other digital cameras that are a similar age to the VR-340.

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Features Four Flash Modess

The number of flash modes featured on the Olympus VR-340 is more than most compact cameras that are a comparable age to it. This Olympus camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most frequently featured flash modes featured on comparable spec cameras that were launched more than two years ago. The flash modess "Fill-in", "Flash off" and "Red-eye reduction" are also featured on this Olympus digital camera.

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Has Four White Balances

The Olympus VR-340 has a greater number of white balance modes than most compact cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it. This Olympus digital camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on compact cameras that have been around for more than two years. The white balances "Fluorescent", "Sunny" and "Tungsten" are also found on this camera.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Olympus VR-340 has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most compact cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it. Most digital cameras of this spec and age have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). This digital camera also have still image resolution(s)s of 1280 x 960, 1600 x 1200, 1920 x 1080, 2048 x 1536 and 2560 x 1920 and 3264 x 2448. The best still image resolution of all compact cameras that have been around for more than two years is 5152 x 3864 and the worst is 384 x 480.

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2 USB Version

This digital camera supports a 2 USB version, which is typical of many compact cameras that are a similar age to it.

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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 similar spec cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Features One Light Metering

The Olympus VR-340 has a greater number of light metering modes than most digital cameras of a comparable age and type to it. The most frequently featured light metering is Centre-weighted, but this light metering is not featured on this camera. The light meterings Spot are also featured on this Olympus camera.

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TFT Display

The Olympus VR-340 has a better display than most cameras of this spec and age. This Olympus digital camera has a TFT display, whereas most digital cameras of this age and spec have an LCD display. 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. The display of all cameras of this spec and age ranges from LCD (worst) to AMOLED (best).

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is typical of many digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of cameras that have been on the market for more than two years is 26mm, and the minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s range from 5mm to 39mm. At only 24 millimeters, the Olympus VR-340 has a quite short minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to the VR-340.

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Supports One Audio Formats Supported

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

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11 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Olympus VR-340 does not support Full HD video. Most of the other digital cameras of this type and age also do not support Full HD video.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Olympus VR-340 does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for more than two years also do not support wi-Fi.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most of the other cameras that came out more than two years ago, the Olympus VR-340 does not have a GPS (satellite).

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Not Waterproof

The Olympus VR-340 is not waterproof. Most of the other cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the VR-340 are also not waterproof.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

Across all the cameras that have been around for around the same time as the VR-340 the digital zooms range from 1x to 810x, and the average digital zoom is 10x. The Olympus VR-340 has one of the smaller digital zooms (only 4 times zoom factor) amongst compact cameras of this age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 4x digital zoom digital cameras currently available including the Canon PowerShot G12[plb_1514037_price] which has better reviews.

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Only Has Three Shooting Modess

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

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Very Low ISO Sensitivity (max)

The Olympus VR-340 has a fairly low ISO sensitivity (max) (only 1,600) compared to most of the other digital cameras that came out around the same time as the VR-340. The lowest ISO sensitivity (max) of digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the VR-340 is 3, the highest is 26,000, and the average ISO sensitivity (max) is 4,600.

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Very Short Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

With a slowest camera shutter speed of only 4 seconds, the Olympus VR-340 has one of the shorter slowest camera shutter speeds amongst compact cameras of this age. The slowest camera shutter speeds of cameras of this type and age range from 0.12s to 250s.

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Quite Big Maximum Aperture Number

At only 5.7, the Olympus VR-340 has a fairly big maximum aperture number compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the VR-340. Cameras of this age and spec have maximum aperture numbers of between 1.8 and 72, and the average maximum aperture number is 6.6.

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The Olympus VR-340 has a greater number of supported image formats than most compact cameras that came out more than two years ago. This Olympus digital camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by compact cameras that came out around the same time as the VR-340.

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Quite Big ISO Sensitivity (min)

Digital cameras of this age and type have ISO sensitivity (min)s of between 10 and 200, and the average ISO sensitivity (min) is 94. At 100, the Olympus VR-340 has a quite big ISO sensitivity (min) compared to most of the other compact cameras that are a comparable age to the VR-340.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Olympus VR-340

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this camera was released.

Average Megapixel

With a megapixel of 16 megapixels, the Olympus VR-340 has a pretty typical megapixel compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the VR-340.

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Average Optical Zoom

The Olympus VR-340 has a fairly typical optical zoom (10 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this type and age.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 170 grams, the Olympus VR-340 has a fairly typical weight compared to most of the other compact cameras that were launched around the same time as the VR-340.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Total Megapixels
Supported Aspect Ratios
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Material
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Lens Type
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Combined Zoom
Number of Aspheric Elements
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Closest Focusing Distance
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
Super Macro Focusing Range
Focus Adjustment
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Focus
Normal Focusing Range (wide)
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter Type
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Formats Supported
Voice Recording
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Field of View
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
DC-In Jack
HDMI
USB Version
Camera
3D
GPS (satellite)
White Balance
Shooting Modes
Self-Timer Delay
Image Editing
Camera File System
Tripod Mountable
Camera Playback
Brightness Adjustment
Scene Modes
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Hand Strap
Networking
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Other Features
Video Capability
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Date Imprinting
Camera Shutter Speed

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…

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers vr340zil, vr340silver, olympus vr340, olympus vr340s, olympus vr340si, olympus vr340sil, info v105080ve000, olympus vr340silv, olympus vr340silve, olympus vr340silver
Barcodes 00050332182615, 00050332182622, 00050332182646, 00050332182653, 00503321826224, 03610170825661, 03610170826392, 04017386123434, 04017386123441, 04017386123458, 04017386123465, 04017386997424, 04545350040192, 04545350040208, 04545350040215, 04545350040222, 08432932006539, 08432932006546, 08432932006553, 08432932006560

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