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Olympus VR-340 Digital Camera

$149.99
Compact Camera 16MP 10x Nov 2013
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Expert reviews are good
Good product quality
Reasonably priced
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Reviews

Expert Reviews Are Good

Digital camera expert review website datatid.dk scored this digital camera 80 out of 100.

Good Brand

Based on 4,447 expert and user reviews (including 623 verified purchases), Olympus has good ratings for its cameras. Olympus also has good ratings specifically within its medium megapixel digital cameras range. 88% of those that bought a Olympus digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Audio

Features Voice Recording

The Olympus VR-340 features voice recording. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to this camera also feature voice recording.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Olympus VR-340 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera.

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Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

Olympus released the VR-340 in April 2017.


Networking

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Olympus VR-340 does not support Wi-Fi. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for more than two years do support Wi-Fi.

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Does Not Feature Bluetooth

Like most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this camera, the Olympus VR-340 does not feature bluetooth.

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Lens System

Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The shortest minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of cameras of this type and age is 4.5mm, the longest is 40mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 26mm. At only 24 millimeters, the Olympus VR-340 has a quite short minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Small Digital Zoom

At only 4 times zoom factor, the Olympus VR-340 has a fairly small digital zoom compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera. The average digital zoom of medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera is 6.6x, and the digital zooms range from 1x to 120x.

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Quite Big Maximum Aperture Number

The Olympus VR-340 has one of the bigger maximum aperture numbers (only 5.7) amongst comparable spec cameras of this age. The maximum aperture numbers of medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for more than two years range from 2.5 to 38.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 10 times zoom factor, the Olympus VR-340 has a fairly average optical zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

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Video

1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The Olympus VR-340 supports a maximum video resolution of 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). In addition, this digital camera 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). Across all digital cameras of a similar age and type to this camera the best video resolution is 1920 x 1080 pixels and the worst is 320 x 120 pixels.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports PictBridge

The Olympus VR-340 supports PictBridge, as do most of the other cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Does Not Have an HDMI

The Olympus VR-340 does not have an HDMI, unlike most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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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 cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Has a Hand Strap

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

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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.


Camera

Features Brightness Adjustment

The Olympus VR-340 features brightness adjustment. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera also feature brightness adjustment.

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Has a Tripod Mountable

The Olympus VR-340 has a tripod mountable. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to this camera also have a tripod mountable.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Olympus VR-340 does not have a GPS (satellite), although it is worth noting that most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to this camera also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Focusing

Very Small Closest Focusing Distance

Across all the digital cameras of this type and age the closest focusing distances range from 0.001m to 0.5m, and the average closest focusing distance is 0.066m. At only 0.01 meters, the Olympus VR-340 has a fairly small closest focusing distance compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Olympus VR-340 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera.

We compared all the other digital cameras with an image stabilizer to this camera and we think cheaper digital cameras such as the Samsung SAMSUNG ST96 is also worth considering.

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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 most digital cameras of this type and age. Most cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). In addition, this 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. Digital cameras of this age and spec still image resolution(s) range from 640 x 360 to 4928 x 3264.

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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 the most frequently found maximum image resolution on digital cameras that are a comparable age to it.

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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 a similar age and type to this camera also support video capability.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras which support video capability and we think a cheaper digital camera such as the Samsung SAMSUNG ST96 or you might consider a higher rated digital camera such as the Nikon V2 + 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm are also worth considering.

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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 similar spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera.

We compared all the other cameras with a built-in flash to this camera and we think the Samsung SAMSUNG ST96 which is cheaper is also worth considering.

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Features Date Imprinting

The Olympus VR-340 features date imprinting. Most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to this digital camera also feature date imprinting.

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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 digital cameras of a comparable age and type to this camera.

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Display

Fairly Large Display Diagonal

The smallest display diagonal of cameras of a comparable age and spec to this camera is 2", the largest is 4.8", and the average display diagonal is 2.9". With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the Olympus VR-340 has one of the larger display diagonals amongst similar spec cameras of this age.

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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.


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”.


Weight & Dimensions

Average Weight

With a weight of 170 grams, the Olympus VR-340 has a relatively standard weight compared to most of the other digital cameras of this type and age.

Alternative digital cameras with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Samsung SAMSUNG ST96 (110g and cheaper).

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers olympus vr340silver, info v105080ve000, vr340zil
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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