Last Updated (05 December’12):
- Review & Sample Photos @ Ephotozine
Olympus VR-340 is a 16 Megapixel Digital Camera with 10x Ultra W-Angle Zoom lens (24-240mm equivalent). It features 3.0-inch LCD Screen for easy view and share images, HD Video recording, Dual Image Stabilization for crisp and clear images, and Magic Art Filters to express your creativity. The camera measures (W x H x D) 104.3mm x 60.2mm x 28.3mm and weight 170 g.
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Olympus VR-340 Reviews
Ephotozine reviews the Olympus VR-340 and writes;
“Images produced by the VR-340 are well exposed with decent colour reproduction. Detail is OK in the centre of the images, with soft corners, as well as purple fringing in contrasting areas.”
PCMAG reviews the Olympus VR-340 and writes;
“If you understand its limitations—it’s a bit slow to shoot, and for best results you should keep the ISO at 400 or below—the VR-340 will reward you with very good images—and it can capture wider views than your phone’s camera, and zoom in for tight shots as well.”
Olympus VR-340 User Reviews
“I really like the way that the camara takes pictures. They are so clear and crisp. I would recommend this camera to all of my friends and family.” – By St. Robert, Mo.
“Close-up pictures have amazingly crisp detail and the zoom is great. The VR 340 is compact, light-weight, and easy to carry around.. I have been disappointed with cameras before, but for it’s size, weight, and price; this is a great camera if you want to take close-to-professional quality pictures just about anywhere and be creative too.” – By AnonymousZ8200
Very good camera
“I’m pretty pleased with the picture quality. 16 megapixels is a ridiculous amount. I honestly can’t imagine the average person could tell the difference between 16 and 8 or something on normal pictures. That said, if you can have more, why not? It at least opens up the option of blowing your photos up larger.” – By N. Buchheit
Professional Looking Photos FIVE STARS
“It takes the most beautiful, clear, professional looking photos. I’ve posted a few here on this Amazon review. Truthfully, the photos showing here speak volumes on the quality of photos produced from this camera.” – By Fiddles
Beauty Fix works as advertised
“I bought this camera because I wanted to be able to “beautify” photos, especially portraits, in the camera, not after I’d downloaded to my computer. The process is easy to use and does a good job smoothing wrinkles, whitening teeth and even enhancing eyes and smiles.” – By Return2Liberty
“The bright light photos taken with the Olympus are crisp and vivid, it greatly exceeded my expectations in that aspect. I also really enjoy the HD video feature, keep in mind you can’t zoom when shooting video with this camera and it also takes video in 720 resolution. When shooting video the audio quality is acceptable for most applications.” – By Bloostreakin’
Good quality for the price
“I needed a simple point and click camera for various events when having a large camera is not practical. Camera works very well for this task.” – By David J. Pittenger
Sleek Olympus VR=340
“I purchased this as a father’s day gift and he loves it. It is small enough to fit in a man’s hand without being dwarfed and its functions and gadgets are enough to keep him busy. Now I am interested in having one for myself.” – By G-girl
Olympus VR-340 Sample Photos
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Olympus VR-340 User Manual (PDF)
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Olympus VR-340 Features
16 megapixels CCD Images sensor
The Olympus VR-340 offers an amazing 16 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 10X 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-340 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.
The Olympus VR-340 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.
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