Olympus VR-320

Last Updated (05 May’12):
– Review & Sample Photos @ Photographyblog

Olympus VR-320 is a 14-megapixel pocket camera with 12.5x super-wide optical zoom lens (24-300mm equivalent). It also offers a Dual Image Stabilization with high ISO sensitivity and fast shutter speeds which allow users to capture crisp and clear images. Comes with 720p HD Movie recording in one-touch button to record movies including Magic Filters feature that allow you for add style and artistic flair to your photos, the camera also has 3-inch Colour LCD to provide an extra-wide viewing angle for easier composing and shooting. In addition, the Olympus VR-320 equipped with an auto-focus tracking which allow you to capture sharp images of fast-moving subject and Intelligent Auto Mode for detects the five most commonly used scenes and adjusts settings, focus and exposure automatically. The camera measures (W x H x D) 100.6 x 58.2 x 28.5 mm with weight approx 158 g (including battery and memory card).

Overall Rating: ★★★☆☆ | Latest Price Info

Expert Reviews

Olympus VR-320 Reviews

Photographyblog reviews the Olympus VR-320 and writes;
“the VR-320 is really as easy to use as pointing and shooting, the Magic Filters are once again great fun and lift this camera up slightly in our estimation, while iAuto mode mostly gets it spot on, so – with the caveats as outlined above – beginners will be satisfied.”
Rating: ★★★☆☆

Pocket-lint reviews the Olympus VR-320 and writes;
“If you’re not too fussy about the odd duff image and want a cheap camera that goes further than average, in terms of focal range, then you might find the VR-320 adequate”
Rating: ★★★☆☆

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User Opinions

Olympus VR-320 User Reviews

Great No Frills – Compact Megazoom Camera
“I finally had a chance to use the video mode. Using 720P, the colors were very sharp and true in color. Using video is very simple.” – By Reeljuals
Rating: ★★★★★

Surprisingly good camera for the money
“The pictures come out sharp and with great color, and the 720p video is a bonus with nice sound. I can highly recommend this camera, and I’m glad I bought it!” – By Barry Brown
Rating: ★★★★★

Very decent camera for the money
“Performance. Right around 1 second from power button to ready to take a picture. Nice. Focus was much better than I expected; thus it was very fast for a point and shoot camera.” – By brownie
Rating: ★★★★☆

The Wide Angle Is The Buying Point
“A 24mm equivalent which is about 86 degree angle of view will give the user one more option for creativity. At the price, I would buy this camera if it only had that lens and nothing else.” – By PatRM
Rating: ★★★★★

Great little camera… lots of potential
“Image quality was pretty good though. There’s a a lot of manual potential if you know what you’re doing with that, I’m more of point and shoot. But for the money, this really is a great little go-to camera for your everyday needs.” – By Amy Brown
Rating: ★★★★☆

Camera for me
“This camera though takes wonderful pictures using all the zoom. Videos are good as well as close up pics. This is a great camera for me” – By Kezi
Rating: ★★★★★

An Impressive little Machine Indeed
“This Bad boy has HI DEF VIDEO in the camera. Push the red button to begin filming…push it again to stop. Creates awesome/tack sharp/true color .AVIs.” – By Jeff
Rating: ★★★★★

Very good camera for this price
“Today (slightly embarrased..)I finally used the software which came with the camera; downloading and viewing the card with this program the previously mentioned images now appear much sharper and vibrant.” – By Richard
Rating: ★★★★☆

“Good camera. Takes nice sharp pictures. Computer programs for it are a little overwhelming and will take some time to figure out how to get the max use from it.” – By Robyn Demeuse
Rating: ★★★★★

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Olympus VR-320 Sample Photos

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Olympus VR-320 User Manual (PDF)

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Olympus VR-320 Features

14 megapixels CCD Images sensor

The Olympus VR-320 offers an amazing 14 megapixels in the high-resolution CCD to capture superb image quality. It allows you to make a poster-sized prints without losing a single detail of your images. Equipped with a 12.5X wide angle optical zoom which allow you to get closer to the subject while the 24mm wide-angle lens lets you capture more in your shot. The camera also offers a Dual Image Stabilization with high ISO sensitivity up to 1600 (equivalent) and fast shutter speeds (up to 4 sec. in Candle Scene mode), it provide you to capture crisp and clear images and video even if the subject is moving to other place.


720p HD Movie recording

The camera can record a movie with one-touch button on the camera which is very easy to use. Recording a movie is easy with a separate movie setting such as image size, frame rate, etc. You can choose the image size in 720p, VGA (640×480) or QVGA (320×240), while the frame rate can be left at the top setting of 30fps or swapped to 15fps as desired. Featuring an AF Tracking which automatically tracks unpredictable subject even fast-moving subjects such as kids and pets, and continuously adjusts the focus and brightness, so you can capture an amazing images whatever your subject even it is moving.

3-inch LCD Monitor

With a 3-inch LCD Monitor, the Olympus VR-320 offers an extra-wide viewing angle for easier composing and shooting. It’s clear enough to see the images and movie that had been captured by you even in bright sunlight. Comes with Face Detection feature which automatically focuses on your subjects’ faces before you capture the images and optimizes exposure for sharp, brilliant portrait pictures. It is the benefit that you can get from this camera, not only that, the camera also is easy to use, even for amateur photographer.


Magic Filter

The Olympus VR-320 also equipped with a Magic Art Filters that allows you to add style and artistic flair to your photos. The features include Pop Art, Pin Hole, Drawing, Fish Eye, and Soft Focus are the new Punk, which creates a two tone image with a classic punk rock feel. You can also add a twinkle to your photos with using a Watercolor, which transforms images into frame-worthy paintings, and Sparkle. The features are easy to use directly from the camera.


Image Sensor

14 Megapixels (effective), 1/2.3″

Focal Length/Lens Configuration

4.2 – 52.5mm (24 – 300mm equivalent in 35mm photography)


12.5x Optical Zoom + 4x Digital Zoom

Aperture Range

f3.0 (W) / f5.9 (T)


3.0″ LCD 460K dots

Focus System

CCD Contrast Detection

Focus Range (from lens surface)

Normal mode: Wide: 23.6″ – infinity (0.6m – infinity); Tele: 39.4″ – infinity (1.0m – infinity)

Macro mode: Wide: 7.9″ – infinity (0.2m – infinity); Tele: 35.4″ – infinity (0.9m – infinity)

Super Macro mode: 0.39″ – infinity (0.01m – infinity)

Focus Mode

iESP, Spot AF, Face Detection AF, AF Tracking

Shutter Speed

1/2000 sec. –1/2 sec. (up to 4 sec. in Candle Scene mode)

ISO Sensitivity (SOS: Standard Output Sensitivity)

Auto, High Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600 (equivalent)

Exposure Metering

Digital ESP Metering, Face Detection AE

White Balance Control

Auto, Presets (Daylight, Overcast, Tungsten and 3 Fluorescents)

Exposure Compensation

±2 EV steps in 1/3 EV steps

Image File Format

Still Image: JPEG
Movie: AVI Motion JPEG

Number of Recorded Pixels

14M (4,288 x 3,216): combined screennail (VGA)
8M (3,264 x 2,448): combined screennail (VGA)
5M (2,560 x 1,920): combined screennail (VGA)
3MP (2,048 x 1,536)
2MP (1,600 x 1,200)
1MP (1,280 x 960)
VGA (640 x 480): compression ratio: 1/8 & 1/4
16:9 (4,288 x 2,416): compression ratio: 1/8 & 1/4

Motion Blur Suppression

Dual Image Stabilization

Shooting Modes

25 Shooting Modes;
Intelligent Auto, Program Auto, Sensor-Shift Image Stabilization, Magic Mode, Scene Modes (1. PORTRAIT, 2. LANDSCAPE, 3. NIGHT. 4. NIGHT+PORTRAIT, 5. SPORT, 6. INDOOR, 7. CANDLE, 8. SELF PORTRAIT, 9. SUNSET, 10. FIREWORKS, 11. CUISINE, 12. BEACH & SNOW, 13. DOCUMENTS, 14. PET), HD Movie

Magic Filter (Pop Art, Pinhole, Fisheye, Drawing, Soft Focus, Punk, Sparkle)


PC Panorama (Up to 10 frames automatically stitchable with ib software)

Shooting Assist Functions

Frame Assist, Voice Recording

Movie Mode

AVI Movie with Sound;
1280 X 720 (30fps,15fps)
640 x 480 (30/15fps)
320 x 240 (30/15fps)

Image Processing


Noise Reduction

Set automatically at shutter speeds of 0.5 second or longer in specific scene modes

Image Playback

Still Image: Single, Index Display (4×3, 6×5), Up to 10x Enlargement, Slideshow, Rotation, Protection, Voice Playback

Movie: Normal, Fast-Forward, Reverse, Frame-by-Frame, Voice Playback

Playback Edit Effects

Still Image: Red-Eye Fix, Shadow Adjustment, Resize, Cropping



Flash Modes

Auto (for low light and backlit conditions)
Red-Eye Reduction


12/2 Seconds


33 MB internal memory

Removable Media Card


Outer Connectors

Multi-Terminal (USB Connector, Audio/Video Output)

Auto-Connect USB

USB 2.0 High-Speed (USB Mass Storage)

System Requirements

+ Auto-Connect USB: Windows® 2000/XP/VISTA/7 with USB port, Mac OS X 10.3 or later with USB port
+ Software: Windows® 2000PRO/XP/VISTA/7, Mac OS X 10.3 – 10.5

Power Source

Li-ion Rechargeable Battery (LI-42B)
F-2AC Adapter


4.0″W x 2.3″H x 1.1″D (100.6mm x 58.2mm x 28.1mm)


5.4 oz (153 g) including batteries and memory card

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