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Olympus VR-360 Digital Camera

16MP 12.5x CCD Nov 2013
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Sensor Type Release Date
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16 Reasons For

Olympus Digital Cameras Have Good Reviews

Olympus compact cameras have good ratings on average and across all cameras Olympus is one of the superior brands.

CCD Sensor Type

This camera has a CCD sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on compact cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. 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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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is the most frequently supported compatible memory cards on digital cameras of a comparable type and age to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

Other cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available which you might want to consider include the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], or the Panasonic DMC-TZ55[plb_2145740_price] which has better reviews.

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Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Olympus VR-360 supports video capability, unlike most of the other compact cameras that were launched around the same time as the VR-360 which do not support video capability.

Alternative digital cameras which support video capability currently available which you might want to consider include the Fujifilm FinePix JX500[plb_1672380_price] which has better reviews.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Olympus VR-360 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other digital cameras that were released more than two years ago also have an image stabilizer.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras with an image stabilizer currently available which you might also want to look at including the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], the Nikon Coolpix P330[plb_1724102_price], or the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS[plb_1206_price] which has better reviews.

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Fairly Big Optical Zoom

The average optical zoom of cameras of a comparable spec and age to the VR-360 is 9.3x, and the optical zooms range from 0.17x to 63x. The Olympus VR-360 has a quite big optical zoom (12.5 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as the VR-360.

If you would prefer a bigger optical zoom then you might also want to consider the Canon PowerShot SX230 HS[plb_1143510_price] (14x) which is also higher rated.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that came out more than two years ago, the Olympus VR-360 has a built-in flash.

There are a number of other cameras with a built-in flash currently available that you might want to consider including the Nikon Coolpix P330[plb_1724102_price], or the Olympus Stylus SH-60[plb_2273504_price] which has better reviews.

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Features Four Flash Modess

The number of flash modes featured on the Olympus VR-360 is more than most digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. This Olympus camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most frequently featured flash modes featured on digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the VR-360. The flash modess "Fill-in", "Flash off" and "Red-eye reduction" are also featured on this camera.

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Has Four White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the Olympus VR-360 is more than most comparable spec cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. This Olympus camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. 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-360 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 compact cameras that were released more than two years ago have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). In addition, this camera have still image resolution(s)s of 1280 x 960, 1600 x 1200, 1920 x 1080, 2048 x 1536, 2560 x 1920 and 3264 x 2448 and 4608 x 2592. The best still image resolution of all compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as the VR-360 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 digital cameras that are a comparable age to it.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is typical of many similar spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as it.

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TFT Display

The Olympus VR-360 has a TFT display which is better than most comparable spec cameras that have been around for more than two years. Most compact cameras that are a comparable age to it 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 a similar type and age to the VR-360 ranges from LCD (worst) to AMOLED (best).

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This digital camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is the most commonly found focus adjustment on comparable spec digital cameras that were launched 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 compact cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the VR-360 is 26mm. At only 24 millimeters, the Olympus VR-360 has a fairly short minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been around for a similar time to the VR-360.

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Supports One Audio Formats Supported

The Olympus VR-360 has a greater number of audio formats than most comparable spec digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. This digital camera supports a WAV audio formats supported, which is the most frequently supported audio formats supported supported by digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the VR-360.

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8 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD Video

Like most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to the VR-360, the Olympus VR-360 does not support Full HD video.

We think you might also be interested in other digital cameras which also support Full HD video including the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Olympus VR-360 does not support wi-Fi, although it is worth noting that most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the VR-360 also do not support wi-Fi.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras with a wi-Fi and we think the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40[plb_2046319_price], or the Sony DSC-WX300[plb_1621847_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Olympus VR-360 does not have a GPS (satellite). Most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the VR-360 also do not have a GPS (satellite).

There are a number of alternative digital cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) that you might also want to consider including the Nikon Coolpix P330[plb_1724102_price], or the Canon IXUS 140[plb_1561326_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

The Olympus VR-360 is not waterproof, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other similar spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as the VR-360 are also not waterproof.

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Only Supports Three Camera File Systems

The Olympus VR-360 has a greater number of camera file systems than most cameras of this type and age. This Olympus camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most frequently supported camera file system supported by digital cameras of a similar age and type to the VR-360. The camera file systems "DCF 2.0" and "DPOF 1.1" are also supported by this digital camera.

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Very Low ISO Sensitivity (max)

Across all the cameras that were released more than two years ago the ISO sensitivity (max)s range from 3 to 26,000. At only 1,600, the Olympus VR-360 has a fairly low ISO sensitivity (max) compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Only 640 X 480 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the Olympus VR-360 is 640 x 480 pixels. That's 67% less video resolution than a 1280 x 720 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution. Across all similar spec cameras that were launched around the same time as the VR-360 the worst video resolution is 320 x 240 pixels and the best is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The Olympus VR-360 has a greater number of supported image formats than most compact cameras that were released around the same time as it. This camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by compact cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Olympus VR-360

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when Olympus released the VR-360.

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Olympus VR-360 has a pretty standard display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

There are a number of alternative 3" screen cameras currently available which you might want to look at including the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS[plb_66875_price], or the Fujifilm FinePix F770EXR[plb_383572_price] which has better reviews.

If you would prefer a larger display diagonal then you might also want to consider the IXUS 240 HS[pl_408112_price] (3.2"), the IXUS 510 HS[pl_408144_price] (3.2"), or the 310 HS[pl_651755_price] (3.2") all from Canon which also has a higher rating.

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Average Megapixel

The Olympus VR-360 has a relatively average megapixel (16 megapixels) compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been available for more than two years.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 16MP cameras and we think the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS[plb_66875_price], and the Nikon S100[plb_50845_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a higher megapixel then you might want to consider the Casio EX-ZR300[plb_1713952_price] (16.1MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Digital Zoom

The Olympus VR-360 has a fairly typical digital zoom (4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the VR-360.

We compared all the other 4x digital zoom cameras to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Coolpix P3[pl_2003_price], and the Coolpix 5900[pl_2162_price] both from Nikon or the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS[plb_1206_price] is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a camera with a bigger digital zoom then you might want to consider the Canon 500[plb_1539093_price] (4.1x) which also has a higher rating.

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1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This digital camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is typical of many digital cameras of this age and type. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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Average Weight

The Olympus VR-360 has a pretty standard weight (172 grams) compared to most of the other cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the VR-360.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Aspect Ratio
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 Structure (elements/groups)
Combined Zoom
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
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 Exposure Correction
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Wind Filter
Audio Formats Supported
Voice Recording
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Second Display
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
AV Output
DC-In Jack
Connection to PC
HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
USB Version
Camera
3D
GPS (satellite)
White Balance
Self-Timer Delay
Image Editing
Camera File System
Camera Playback
Scene Modes
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Networking
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Other Features
Video Capability
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
Date Imprinting
Weight
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Ports Quantity
Camera Shutter Speed

Expert Reviews

14 May 2014

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Metalowa, stylowa obudowa
Atwa obsuga
Duy i przejrzysty ekran LCD
Mocna lampa byskowa
Wydajny obiektyw
Tylko zoom cyfrowy podczas filmowania
Mao uyteczny zoom cyfrowy

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers olympus v105050su000, olympus 4545350039219
Barcodes 00050332181946, 03610170825555, 03610170825562, 03610170825579, 03610170826385, 03610170826439, 04017386121546, 04017386121553, 04017386121560, 04017386121577, 04017386121584, 04545350039202, 04545350039219, 04545350039233, 04545350039240, 09998821002727

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