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Olympus VR-340 Digital Camera

£75.99
Compact Camera 16MP 10x Nov 2013
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Good expert reviews
Good product quality
Reasonably priced
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Reviews

Good Expert Reviews

Camera expert review site datatid.dk scored this camera 80 out of 100.

Olympus Has Good Camera Reviews

Based on 4,467 expert and user reviews (including 627 verified purchases), Olympus has good reviews for its cameras. Olympus also has good reviews specifically for its medium megapixel cameras compared to other brands. 89% of those that bought a Olympus camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Design

Good Product Quality

One person who reviewed this digital camera considered that it was good quality. Mr Norman Gater said on Amazon.co.uk “This is a very good quality camera that is so simple to operate” in his Olympus VR-340 review.


Price

Reasonably Priced

One owner who reviewed this digital camera mentioned that it was good value for money. Four years ago Mr Norman Gater said in his review of this digital camera on Amazon.co.uk “If you want a good value camera, which is good indoors”.


Features

Good Technical Features

One person wrote in their reviews that it had good features. Mr Norman Gater said in his review of this digital camera on Amazon.co.uk “Has great features if you feel you need to use them”.


Good Quality Lens

One owner concluded that it had a good zoom. Mr Norman Gater wrote on Amazon.co.uk “Zoom gives great flexibility with pictures” in his review of the Olympus VR-340.

Good Quality Pictures

One person said in their reviews that the Olympus VR-340 was able to produce good images.


Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was November 2013 when this camera was released.


Display

Quite Large Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the Olympus VR-340 has one of the larger display diagonals amongst medium megapixel cameras of this age. Across all the digital cameras of a similar age and type to this digital camera the display diagonals range from 2" to 4.8".

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Networking

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Olympus VR-340 does not support Wi-Fi, unlike most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to this digital camera.

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Does Not Feature Bluetooth

The Olympus VR-340 does not feature bluetooth. Most of the other medium megapixel cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera also do not feature bluetooth.

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Other Features

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Olympus VR-340 supports video capability. Most of the other cameras of this type and age also support video capability.

Other digital cameras which support video capability currently available which you might want to look at include the Nikon V2 + 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm 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. Most of the other medium megapixel cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this digital camera also have a built-in flash.

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Features Date Imprinting

The Olympus VR-340 features date imprinting, as do most of the other cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The Olympus VR-340 has a USB 2.0 port, as do most of the other medium megapixel cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera.

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Camera

Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Olympus VR-340 does not have a GPS (satellite). Most of the other cameras of this type and age also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Olympus VR-340 features brightness adjustment. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago also feature brightness adjustment.

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Has a Tripod Mountable

The Olympus VR-340 has a tripod mountable, as do most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this camera.

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Weight & Dimensions

Average Weight

The Olympus VR-340 has a pretty average weight (170 grams) compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera.

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Lens System

Average Optical Zoom

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

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Quite Small Digital Zoom

The average digital zoom of cameras of this age and type is 6.6x, and the digital zooms range from 1x to 120x. The Olympus VR-340 has a quite small digital zoom (only 4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera.

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Quite Big Maximum Aperture Number

Similar spec cameras that came out around the same time as this camera have maximum aperture numbers of between 2.5 and 38. With a maximum aperture number of only 5.7, the Olympus VR-340 has one of the bigger maximum aperture numbers amongst medium megapixel cameras of this age.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

With a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 24 millimeters, the Olympus VR-340 has one of the shorter minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) amongst medium megapixel cameras of this age. The shortest minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of digital cameras of this age and type is 4.5mm and the longest is 40mm.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Olympus VR-340 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years also have an image stabilizer.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The Olympus VR-340 has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) found on most comparable spec cameras that came out around the same time as it. In addition, this Olympus camera have still image resolution(s) of 1280 x 960, 1600 x 1200, 1920 x 1080, 2048 x 1536 and 2560 x 1920 and 3264 x 2448. Across all digital cameras that came out more than two years ago the best still image resolution is 4928 x 3264 and the worst is 640 x 360.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Image Resolution

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

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16 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 16 megapixels camera.

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Focusing

Very Small Closest Focusing Distance

The smallest closest focusing distance of similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to this camera is 0.001m, the largest is 0.5m, and the average closest focusing distance is 0.066m. The Olympus VR-340 has a fairly small closest focusing distance (only 0.01 meters) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have an HDMI

The Olympus VR-340 does not have an HDMI. Most of the other cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera do have an HDMI.

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Supports PictBridge

The Olympus VR-340 supports PictBridge, as do most of the other medium megapixel cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera.

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Packaging Content

Has an AC Adapter Included

The Olympus VR-340 has an AC adapter included, as do most of the other medium megapixel cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this camera.

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Has a Hand Strap

The Olympus VR-340 has a hand strap, as do most of the other comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Olympus VR-340 has a batteries included, as do most of the other medium megapixel cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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Audio

Features Voice Recording

The Olympus VR-340 features voice recording, as do most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Olympus VR-340 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other digital cameras of this age and type.

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Video

1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Olympus VR-340 is 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this camera). This digital camera also supports a video resolutions 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). The video resolution of all digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to this digital camera ranges from 320 x 120 pixels to 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers olympus vr340silver, olympus vr340black, olympus vr340white, info v105080ve000, olympus vr340red, vr340zil
Barcodes 00050332182615, 00050332182622, 00050332182639, 00050332182646, 00050332182653, 00503321826224, 03610170825661, 03610170826392, 04017386123434, 04017386123441, 04017386123458, 04017386123465, 04017386997424, 04545350040192, 04545350040208, 04545350040215, 04545350040222, 08432932006539, 08432932006546, 08432932006553, 08432932006560

Olympus VR-340 Review Sources

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