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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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17 Reasons For

Olympus Has Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

Olympus compact cameras have good reviews on average and across all digital cameras Olympus is one of the superior manufacturers.

CCD Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CCD sensor type, which is typical of many 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 camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is the most commonly supported compatible memory cards on digital cameras of a comparable spec 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.

We compared all the other cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory to this digital camera and we think the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], and the Canon SX280 HS[plb_2126239_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you want a camera with a better memory card type then you might also want to consider the Sony DSC-H400[plb_2169604_price] (MicroSD (TransFlash)|MicroSDHC|MicroSDXC|MS Duo|MS Micro (M2)|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC).

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Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Olympus VR-360 supports video capability, unlike most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to the VR-360 which do not support video capability.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Olympus VR-360 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other compact cameras that came out more than two years ago.

Alternative digital cameras with an image stabilizer currently available which you might also want to consider include the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], or the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Duo[plb_1829795_price] which has better reviews.

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Fairly Big Optical Zoom

The average optical zoom of compact cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the VR-360 is 9.3x. With an optical zoom of 12.5 times zoom factor, the Olympus VR-360 has one of the bigger optical zooms amongst compact cameras of this age.

If this camera optical zoom is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Canon PowerShot SX230 HS[plb_1143510_price] (14x), or the Fujifilm F660EXR[plb_1409997_price] (15x) which is also higher rated.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other cameras that have been around for around the same time as the VR-360, the Olympus VR-360 has a built-in flash.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available including the GE A1455[plb_1772760_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 similar spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as it. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on compact cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the VR-360. The flash modess "Fill-in", "Flash off" and "Red-eye reduction" are also featured on this Olympus camera.

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Has Four White Balances

The Olympus VR-360 has a greater number of white balance modes than most digital cameras of this spec and age. This Olympus digital camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on digital cameras that were released around the same time as the VR-360. The white balances "Fluorescent", "Sunny" and "Tungsten" are also found on this digital 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 the 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) found on most comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. This camera also 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. Cameras of this type and age still image resolution(s)s range from 640 x 360 to 5152 x 3864.

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2 USB Version

This camera supports a 2 USB version, which is typical of many compact cameras that were released around the same time as it.

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Fairly Big Combined Zoom

The average combined zoom of cameras that have been on the market for more than two years is 50x, and the combined zooms range from 3x to 1,600x. At 50 times zoom factor, the Olympus VR-360 has a fairly big combined zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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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 the most commonly found maximum image resolution on digital cameras of a comparable age and type to it.

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TFT Display

The Olympus VR-360 has a TFT display which is better than most compact cameras that have been available for more than two years. Most compact cameras that are a similar 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 worst display of all cameras that have been around for more than two years is LCD and the best is AMOLED.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is the most commonly found focus adjustment on cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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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-360 has a fairly short minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other compact cameras that are a similar age to the VR-360. Compact cameras that were released more than two years ago have minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s of between 5mm and 39mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 26mm.

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Supports One Audio Formats Supported

The number of audio formats supported by the Olympus VR-360 is more than most cameras of a similar type and age to it. This digital camera supports a WAV audio formats supported, which is the most commonly supported audio formats supported supported by similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD Video

Most compact cameras that are a similar age to the VR-360 do not support Full HD video. The Olympus VR-360 is no exception to this as it too 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], or the Nikon Coolpix P330[plb_1724102_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Most digital cameras that are a similar age to the VR-360 do not support wi-Fi. The Olympus VR-360 is no exception to this as it too does not support wi-Fi.

We think you might also be interested in alternative digital cameras which also support wi-Fi including the Galaxy Camera EK-GC110[pl_2083466_price], or the SAMSUNG WB150F[pl_1682907_price] both from Samsung which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the VR-360, the Olympus VR-360 does not have a GPS (satellite).

We compared this camera to all the other cameras with a GPS (satellite) and we think the Nikon Coolpix P330[plb_1724102_price], the Canon IXUS 140[plb_1561326_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ41[plb_2149949_price] which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

The Olympus VR-360 is not waterproof. Most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the VR-360 are also not waterproof.

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Only Supports Three Camera File Systems

The number of camera file systems supported by the Olympus VR-360 is more than most comparable spec cameras that have been around for more than two years. This Olympus camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most frequently supported camera file system supported by digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The camera file systems "DCF 2.0" and "DPOF 1.1" are also supported by this digital camera.

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Only 640 X 480 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The Olympus VR-360 has a maximum video resolution of 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 are a comparable age to the VR-360 the video resolution ranges from 320 x 240 pixels to 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 cameras of this age and type. This camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the VR-360.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Olympus VR-360

Released Over Three Years Ago

This Olympus camera has been on the market for over three years.

Average Display Diagonal

The Olympus VR-360 has a relatively average display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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

If this camera display diagonal is not large enough for you then you might want to look at 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 is also higher rated.

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Average Megapixel

The Olympus VR-360 has a pretty standard megapixel (16 megapixels) compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

We compared all the other 16MP cameras to this digital camera 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 look at the Casio EX-ZR300[plb_1713952_price] (16.1MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Olympus VR-360 has a fairly typical digital zoom compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as the VR-360.

We compared all the other 4x digital zoom digital cameras to this camera and we think 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] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this Olympus camera digital zoom is not big enough for you then you might want to look at 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 compact cameras that are a comparable age to it. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 172 grams, the Olympus VR-360 has a pretty standard weight compared to most of the other compact cameras that are a comparable age 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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