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Olympus VR-370 Digital Camera

16MP 12.5x CCD Jan 2013
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20 Reasons For

Olympus Has Good Reviews for Its Cameras

Olympus has good average reviews for its compact cameras as well as across its entire camera range compared to other brands.

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 camera has a CCD sensor type, which is typical of many digital cameras that are a comparable age to 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 considering one of the alternative cameras that have a CCD sensor currently available including the Nikon Coolpix 5900[plb_2162_price] which has better reviews.

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Quite Large Display Diagonal

The Olympus VR-370 has one of the larger display diagonals (3 inches) amongst similar spec cameras of this age. The average display diagonal of cameras of a similar age and type to the VR-370 is 2.8", and the display diagonals range from 1" to 4.8".

Other 3" screen digital cameras currently available that you might want to look at include the Fujifilm F800EXR[plb_1518759_price], or the Canon PowerShot G16[plb_1602829_price] which has better reviews.

If you are looking for a larger display diagonal then you might also want to consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77[plb_1836487_price] (3.5"), or the Samsung Galaxy Camera EK-GC110[plb_2083466_price] (4.8") which also has a higher rating.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is the most frequently supported compatible memory cards on compact cameras that came out more than two years ago. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory and we think the Nikon S9400[plb_1873860_price], the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ41[plb_2149949_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Olympus VR-370 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the VR-370 also have an image stabilizer.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative digital cameras with an image stabilizer currently available including the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Duo[plb_1829795_price], or the GE E1450W[plb_1772835_price] which has better reviews.

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Quite Big Optical Zoom

At 12.5 times zoom factor, the Olympus VR-370 has a fairly big optical zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the VR-370. Across all the compact cameras that were released more than two years ago the optical zooms range from 0.17x to 50x.

There are a number of alternative 12.5x optical zoom cameras currently available which you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Casio EX-ZR300[plb_1713952_price].

If you are looking for a bigger optical zoom then you might want to look at the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS[plb_2110760_price] (18x) which also has a higher rating.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec, the Olympus VR-370 has a built-in flash.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Olympus VR-370 has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most cameras that are a comparable age to it. Most cameras of this spec and age have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). In addition, this camera have still image resolution(s)s of 1600 x 1200, 1920 x 1080 and 2048 x 1536 and 3264 x 2448. Across all similar spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as the VR-370 the still image resolution ranges from 640 x 360 to 5152 x 3864.

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Has Four Shooting Modess

The Olympus VR-370 has a greater number of shooting modes than most compact cameras that were released around the same time as it. The most commonly found shooting modes is Auto, but this shooting modes is not found on this camera. The shooting modess Manual, Movie, Program and Scene are also found on this Olympus camera.

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Has One Image Editing

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

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Quite Big Combined Zoom

At 50 times zoom factor, the Olympus VR-370 has a quite big combined zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age. The average combined zoom of compact cameras that came out around the same time as the VR-370 is 40x, and the combined zooms range from 3x to 290x.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolutions

The Olympus VR-370 supports a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this digital 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 best video resolution of all cameras of this age and type is 1920 x 1080 pixels and the worst is 320 x 240 pixels.

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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 compact cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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TFT Display

The Olympus VR-370 has a TFT display which is better than most compact cameras that are a similar age to it. Most comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago 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. Across all compact cameras that were released more than two years ago the display ranges from LCD (worst) to AMOLED (best).

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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-370 has a quite short minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age. The shortest minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of cameras that have been available for a similar time to the VR-370 is 5mm and the longest is 39mm.

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11 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Video Capability

Most comparable spec cameras that were launched more than two years ago do not support video capability. The Olympus VR-370 is no exception to this as it too does not support video capability.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras with a video capability and we think the Samsung SAMSUNG EX2F[plb_1609335_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Olympus VR-370 does not support Full HD video. Most of the other compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as the VR-370 also do not support Full HD video.

There are a number of alternative cameras which also support Full HD video that you might want to consider including the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77[plb_1836487_price], or the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS[plb_1206_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Like most of the other compact cameras that are a comparable age to the VR-370, the Olympus VR-370 does not support wi-Fi.

We compared all the other digital cameras which also support wi-Fi to this digital camera and we think the Canon IXUS 265 HS[plb_2110773_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not 3D

Like most of the other compact cameras that have been available for more than two years, the Olympus VR-370 is not 3D.

Cameras which are 3D that might also be worth looking at include the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ41[plb_2149949_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Most similar spec digital cameras that have been around for more than two years do not have a GPS (satellite). The Olympus VR-370 is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS (satellite).

It is worth considering other cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) including the DMC-TZ30[pl_1847857_price], or the Lumix DMC-TZ41[pl_2149949_price] both from Panasonic which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to the VR-370, the Olympus VR-370 is not waterproof.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

The average digital zoom of digital cameras of this age and spec is 11x. The Olympus VR-370 has one of the smaller digital zooms (only 4 times zoom factor) amongst compact cameras of this age.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 4x digital zoom cameras and we think because of it's better review score, the PowerShot A3200 IS[pl_1463972_price], and the IXUS 230 HS[pl_1504252_price] both from Canon is also worth considering.

If this compact camera digital camera digital zoom is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the GE G5WP[plb_1772971_price] (4.5x), or the Samsung 200F[plb_2071998_price] (5x).

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Only Two Number of Diaphragm Bladess

The Olympus VR-370 is a two number of diaphragm blades digital camera. Most of the other compact cameras that came out more than two years ago have between one and eight number of diaphragm bladess.

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Very Low ISO Sensitivity (max)

Across all the cameras of this spec and age the ISO sensitivity (max)s range from 3 to 52,000, and the average ISO sensitivity (max) is 4,700. With an ISO sensitivity (max) of only 1,600, the Olympus VR-370 has a quite low ISO sensitivity (max) compared to most of the other compact cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Short Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

Cameras of a similar age and spec to the VR-370 have slowest camera shutter speeds of between 0.12s and 250s. At only 4 seconds, the Olympus VR-370 has a quite short slowest camera shutter speed compared to most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to the VR-370.

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Quite Big ISO Sensitivity (min)

The ISO sensitivity (min)s of digital cameras that are a comparable age to the VR-370 range from 10 to 160, and the average ISO sensitivity (min) is 93. The Olympus VR-370 has one of the bigger ISO sensitivity (min)s (100) amongst cameras of this age.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Olympus VR-370

Released Over Four Years Ago

This compact camera digital camera was released over four years ago.

Average Megapixel

With a megapixel of 16 megapixels, the Olympus VR-370 has a relatively standard megapixel compared to most of the other digital cameras of this type and age.

There are a number of other 16MP digital cameras currently available that you might also want to consider including the Fujifilm F660EXR[plb_1409997_price] which has better reviews.

If you want a higher megapixel then you might want to consider the Casio EX-ZR700[plb_1722253_price] (16.1MP), or the Nikon Coolpix L320[plb_1939468_price] (16.1MP) which is also higher rated.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Total Megapixels
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Combined Zoom
Number of Aspheric Elements
Number of Diaphragm Blades
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
Super Macro Focusing Range
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
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
Display Resolution (numeric)
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
Camera
White Balance
Shooting Modes
Self-Timer Delay
Playback Zoom (max)
Image Editing
Camera File System
Tripod Mountable
Camera Playback
Scene Modes
Weight & Dimensions
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Battery Type
Packaging Content
Batteries Included
Other Features
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Frame
Camera Shutter Speed

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers olympus v105110se000
Barcodes 04545350043346, 04545350043353, 04545350043360, 04545350043377

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