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Olympus VR-350 Digital Camera

16MP 10x CCD Sep 2012
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Sensor Type Release Date
16 Megapixels A High High-resolution 16 Megapixel CCD Delivers Superior Image Quality. Create Poster-sized Prints Without Losing Detail. 10x Super Wide Angle Optical Zoom The 24-240mm... More
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15 Reasons For

Olympus Has Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

Based on 1,711 owner and expert reviews, Olympus has good reviews for its cameras. Olympus also has good reviews specifically for its compact cameras.

Good Size

One Olympus VR-350 owner who bought the product wrote that it was compact. Steves-Digicams.com wrote on expert website Steve's Digicams “For 2012, Olympus has introduced three almost identical models in their V-Series line of compact, point-and-shoot digital still cameras; the VR-340, VR-350”.

CCD Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CCD sensor type, which is typical of many compact cameras that are a similar 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.

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Quite Large Display Diagonal

The display diagonals of digital cameras of this age and type range from 1" to 4.8", and the average display diagonal is 2.8". The Olympus VR-350 has a quite large display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other compact cameras that were released more than two years ago.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 3" screen cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Samsung ST72.

If you would prefer a digital camera with a larger display diagonal then you might want to look at the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77 (3.5"), or the Samsung Galaxy Camera EK-GC110 (4.8") which also has a higher rating.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC compatible memory cards, which is typical of many comparable spec cameras that were launched 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.

If you would prefer a digital camera with a better memory card type then you might want to consider the Fujifilm X10 (SD|SDHC|SDXC and higher rated), or the Sony DSC-HX60 ($375.65) (MicroSD (TransFlash and higher rated)|MicroSDHC|MicroSDXC|MS Duo|MS Micro (M2 and higher rated)|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC and higher rated).

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Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Olympus VR-350 supports video capability, unlike most of the other cameras of this type and age which do not support video capability.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras which support video capability and we think because of it's better review score, the Sony KHX20BBGSFDI is also worth considering.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Olympus VR-350 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago also have an image stabilizer.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative digital cameras with an image stabilizer currently available including because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm X10.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the VR-350, the Olympus VR-350 has a built-in flash.

Other digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available that you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the GE A1455.

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Electronic Camera Shutter Type

This digital camera has an Electronic camera shutter type, which is the most commonly found camera shutter type on comparable spec cameras that were launched around the same time as it.

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Has One Photo Effects

The Olympus VR-350 has a greater number of photo effects than most digital cameras of this spec and age. The most commonly found photo effects is Black&White, but this photo effects is not found on this digital camera. The photo effectss Art are also found on this Olympus camera.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Olympus VR-350 has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most compact cameras that are a similar age to it. Most compact cameras that came out around the same time as it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). In addition, this Olympus digital camera have still image resolution(s)s of 1600 x 1200, 1920 x 1080 and 2560 x 1920 and 3264 x 2448. The still image resolution of all cameras of this age and spec ranges from 640 x 360 to 5152 x 3864.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolutions

The highest video resolution supported by the Olympus VR-350 is 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 digital cameras of this age and spec. 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 compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as the VR-350 is 1920 x 1080 pixels and the worst is 320 x 240 pixels.

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TFT Display

The Olympus VR-350 has a TFT display which is better than most cameras that are a similar age to it. Most compact 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. Cameras of a comparable age and spec to the VR-350 displays range from LCD (worst) to AMOLED (best).

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the VR-350 is 26mm. At only 24 millimeters, the Olympus VR-350 has a fairly short minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the VR-350.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

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

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11 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD Video

Most cameras that have been on the market for more than two years do not support Full HD video. The Olympus VR-350 is no exception to this as it too does not support Full HD video.

It is worth considering other cameras which also support Full HD video including the Fujifilm X10, or the Nikon Coolpix P330 which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Most cameras of this type and age do not support wi-Fi. The Olympus VR-350 is no exception to this as it too does not support wi-Fi.

There are a number of alternative cameras which also support wi-Fi which you might also want to consider including the Galaxy Camera EK-GC110, or the SAMSUNG WB150F both from Samsung which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Olympus VR-350 does not have a GPS (satellite), although this is within the context that most of the other comparable spec cameras that were launched around the same time as the VR-350 also do not have a GPS (satellite).

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras with a GPS (satellite) and we think the Nikon Coolpix P330, the Canon IXUS 140, or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ41 which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to the VR-350, the Olympus VR-350 is not waterproof.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

The average digital zoom of cameras of this age and type is 11x. At only 4 times zoom factor, the Olympus VR-350 has a quite small digital zoom compared to most of the other compact cameras that were released around the same time as the VR-350.

We compared all the other 4x digital zoom digital cameras to this digital camera and we think the Powershot A3500 IS ($89.98), and the 115 HS both from Canon which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a bigger digital zoom then you might want to look at the Samsung WB350F ($199.99) (5x) which is also higher rated.

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Only Features Three Flash Modess

The Olympus VR-350 has a greater number of flash modes than most comparable spec cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. This Olympus digital camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on comparable spec cameras that were released around the same time as the VR-350. The flash modess "Flash off" and "Flash on" are also featured on this digital camera.

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Quite Low ISO Sensitivity (max)

Across all the digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the VR-350 the ISO sensitivity (max)s range from 3 to 26,000, and the average ISO sensitivity (max) is 4,800. The Olympus VR-350 has a fairly low ISO sensitivity (max) (only 1,600) compared to most of the other cameras that are a comparable age to the VR-350.

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Very Short Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

At only 4 seconds, the Olympus VR-350 has a fairly short slowest camera shutter speed compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the VR-350. The shortest slowest camera shutter speed of compact cameras that have been around for a similar time to the VR-350 is 0.12s, the longest is 250s, and the average slowest camera shutter speed is 14s.

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Quite Big Maximum Aperture Number

The Olympus VR-350 has one of the bigger maximum aperture numbers (only 5.7) amongst compact cameras of this age. Across all the compact cameras that are a similar age to the VR-350 the maximum aperture numbers range from 1.8 to 87.

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The Olympus VR-350 has a greater number of supported image formats than most cameras of a similar age and spec to it. This Olympus digital camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by cameras of a similar age and spec to the VR-350.

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Fairly Big ISO Sensitivity (min)

With an ISO sensitivity (min) of 100, the Olympus VR-350 has a quite big ISO sensitivity (min) compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as the VR-350. Comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the VR-350 have ISO sensitivity (min)s of between 10 and 200, and the average ISO sensitivity (min) is 94.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Olympus VR-350

Released Over Four Years Ago

Olympus released the VR-350 over four years ago.

Average Megapixel

The Olympus VR-350 has a pretty standard megapixel (16 megapixels) compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the VR-350.

If this camera megapixel is not high enough for you then you might also want to look at the Sony DSC-W630 (16.1MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Optical Zoom

The Olympus VR-350 has a relatively standard optical zoom (10 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to the VR-350.

If you want a digital camera with a bigger optical zoom then you might want to consider the Samsung WB50F ($183.99) (12x), or the Panasonic DMC-SZ8 (12x) 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 the most frequently found optical sensor size on similar spec digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 170 grams, the Olympus VR-350 has a relatively typical weight compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to the VR-350.

We compared this camera to all the other 170g digital cameras and we think because of it's better review score, the Panasonic DMC-LF1, and the Nikon Coolpix P3 is also worth considering.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution(s)
Image Formats Supported
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
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)
Combined Zoom
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
Auto Mode Focusing Range (wide)
Super Macro Focusing Range
Focus Adjustment
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Auto Mode Focusing Range (tele)
Normal Focusing Range (wide)
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter Type
Flash
Flash Modes
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Display Resolution (numeric)
Ports & Interfaces
DC-In Jack
Camera
3D
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Scene Modes
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Packaging Content
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Hand Strap
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Video Capability
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Date Imprinting

Expert Reviews

4 December 2012

Before digging into the pluses and minuses of the low-priced Olympus VR-350 point-n-shoot camera, it's probably worth clearing up some potential confusion about this model. For some reason,...

Es una cmara muy fcil de operar y tiene un precio muy atractivo
Su calidad de fotografa y video permiten subir el contenido a Internet o imprimirlo en formatos mayores a los estndar
No graba en Full HD como la mayora de los modelos que estn disponibles en el mercado y no tiene puerto HDMI para compartir el contenido directamente en una pantalla en alta definicin

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers olympus v105060se000
Barcodes 00050332182011, 04545350039295, 04545350039301, 04545350039318, 04545350039325

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