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Olympus FE-3010 vs Olympus VR-340

Portability
97
Imaging
35
Features
20
Overall
29
Olympus FE-3010 front
 
Olympus VR-340 front
Portability
96
Imaging
40
Features
36
Overall
38

Olympus FE-3010 vs Olympus VR-340 Key Specs

Olympus FE-3010
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 64 - 1600
  • Digital Image Stabilization
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 36-108mm (F3.1-5.9) lens
  • 108g - 93 x 56 x 18mm
  • Introduced January 2009
Olympus VR-340
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 24-240mm (F3.0-5.7) lens
  • 125g - 96 x 57 x 19mm
  • Launched January 2012
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Olympus FE-3010 vs Olympus VR-340 Overview

Here is a detailed review of the Olympus FE-3010 vs Olympus VR-340, former being a Ultracompact while the other is a Small Sensor Compact and both of them are designed by Olympus. There exists a substantial gap between the resolutions of the FE-3010 (12MP) and VR-340 (16MP) but they feature the exact same sensor measurements (1/2.3").

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The FE-3010 was revealed 4 years prior to the VR-340 and that is quite a big difference as far as technology is concerned. Both of the cameras come with different body type with the Olympus FE-3010 being a Ultracompact camera and the Olympus VR-340 being a Compact camera.

Before delving in to a full comparison, below is a concise overview of how the FE-3010 scores versus the VR-340 in terms of portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Olympus FE-3010 over the Olympus VR-340

 FE-3010 VR-340 

Reasons to pick Olympus VR-340 over the Olympus FE-3010

 VR-340 FE-3010 
LaunchedJanuary 2012January 2009Fresher by 36 months
Display dimension3"2.7"Larger display (+0.3")
Display resolution460k230kCrisper display (+230k dot)

Common features in the Olympus FE-3010 and Olympus VR-340

 FE-3010 VR-340 
Focus manually No manual focusing
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Selfie screen Neither comes with selfie screen
Touch friendly display Neither comes with Touch friendly display

Olympus FE-3010 vs Olympus VR-340 Physical Comparison

For anybody who is aiming to carry your camera often, you have to take into account its weight and dimensions. The Olympus FE-3010 comes with outside dimensions of 93mm x 56mm x 18mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.7") accompanied by a weight of 108 grams (0.24 lbs) while the Olympus VR-340 has dimensions of 96mm x 57mm x 19mm (3.8" x 2.2" x 0.7") having a weight of 125 grams (0.28 lbs).

Examine the Olympus FE-3010 vs Olympus VR-340 in our newest Camera & Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Do not forget, the weight of an ILC will change based on the lens you choose during that time. Following is the front view overall size comparison of the FE-3010 compared to the VR-340.

Olympus FE-3010 vs Olympus VR-340 size comparison

Using dimensions and weight, the portability score of the FE-3010 and VR-340 is 97 and 96 respectively.

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Olympus FE-3010 vs Olympus VR-340 Sensor Comparison

More often than not, its tough to visualize the contrast between sensor sizing purely by checking a spec sheet. The graphic below will give you a far better sense of the sensor sizes in the FE-3010 and VR-340.

As you can see, both cameras posses the exact same sensor measurements but different MP. You can anticipate the Olympus VR-340 to resolve more detail because of its extra 4MP. Greater resolution will also help you crop images somewhat more aggressively. The older FE-3010 is going to be behind with regard to sensor technology.

Olympus FE-3010 vs Olympus VR-340 sensor size comparison

Olympus FE-3010 vs Olympus VR-340 Screen and ViewFinder

Olympus FE-3010 vs Olympus VR-340 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Olympus FE-3010 Portrait photography factors
Olympus VR-340 Portrait photography factors
26
comes with face detection focus
lack of manual focus
lack of manual exposure
cannot use external flash
sensor resolution not great (12 megapixels)
small sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
35
good MP (16MP)
supports face detection focusing
manual focus not available
manual mode not available
no external flash support
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
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Street Comparison

Olympus FE-3010 Street photography information
Olympus VR-340 Street photography information
63
has image stabilization (Digital)
weather proofing
screen is fixed
small sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
64
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lighter than competitors in class (125g)
no moving screen
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Olympus FE-3010 Sports photography advice
Olympus VR-340 Sports photography advice
34
has image stabilization (Digital)
weather proofing
no shutter priority mode
sensor resolution not great (12 megapixels)
small sensor (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect auto focus
45
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
good MP (16MP)
supports tracking autofocus
lack of shutter priority mode
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
has no phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Olympus FE-3010 Travel photography advice
Olympus VR-340 Travel photography advice
57
weather proofing
has built in flash
missing Timelapse recording
sensor resolution not great (12 megapixels)
screen is not selfie friendly
wide angle not fantastic (36mm)
slow maximum aperture (f3.1)
69
lighter than competitors in class (125g)
good MP (16MP)
flash built-in
relatively wide (24mm)
no Time Lapse recording
display isn't selfie friendly
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.0)
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Landscape Comparison

Olympus FE-3010 Landscape photography info
Olympus VR-340 Landscape photography info
32
has image stabilization (Digital)
weather proofing
lack of manual focus
can't switch lenses (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not fantastic (36mm)
slow maximum aperture (f3.1)
screen is somewhat small (2.7")
lack of manual exposure
sensor resolution not great (12MP)
small sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
missing Timelapse recording
43
relatively wide (24mm)
pretty good screen size (3 inches)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
good MP (16MP)
manual focus not available
cannot swap lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.0)
manual mode not available
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
no Time Lapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Olympus FE-3010 Vlogging features
Olympus VR-340 Vlogging features
28
has image stabilization (Digital)
comes with face detection focus
wide angle not fantastic (36mm)
slow maximum aperture (f3.1)
screen is not selfie friendly
low video resolution (640 x 480 resolution)
missing external microphone support
33
relatively wide (24mm)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
supports face detection focusing
lighter than competitors in class (125g)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.0)
display isn't selfie friendly
video quality not great (1280 x 720 pixels)
no external mic jack
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Olympus FE-3010 vs Olympus VR-340 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Olympus FE-3010 and Olympus VR-340
 Olympus FE-3010Olympus VR-340
General Information
Manufacturer Olympus Olympus
Model Olympus FE-3010 Olympus VR-340
Class Ultracompact Small Sensor Compact
Introduced 2009-01-07 2012-01-10
Body design Ultracompact Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type CCD CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 6.08 x 4.56mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area 27.7mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 12MP 16MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 16:9, 4:3 and 3:2 4:3 and 16:9
Highest Possible resolution 3968 x 2976 4608 x 3456
Maximum native ISO 1600 3200
Lowest native ISO 64 100
RAW files
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch to focus
AF continuous
AF single
Tracking AF
AF selectice
AF center weighted
Multi area AF
Live view AF
Face detect AF
Contract detect AF
Phase detect AF
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 36-108mm (3.0x) 24-240mm (10.0x)
Maximal aperture f/3.1-5.9 f/3.0-5.7
Macro focus range 5cm -
Crop factor 5.9 5.8
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display diagonal 2.7" 3"
Resolution of display 230k dot 460k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch operation
Display technology - TFT Color LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Min shutter speed 4 secs 4 secs
Max shutter speed 1/2000 secs 1/2000 secs
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Change WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range 4.00 m 4.80 m
Flash settings Auto, Fill-in, Red-Eye reduction, Off, On Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in
External flash
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Supported video resolutions 640 x 480 (30, 15 fps), 320 x 240 (30, 15 fps) 1280 x 720 (30,15 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 15 fps), 320 x 180 (30,15 fps)
Maximum video resolution 640x480 1280x720
Video file format Motion JPEG Motion JPEG
Mic input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless None Eye-Fi Connected
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 108 gr (0.24 pounds) 125 gr (0.28 pounds)
Dimensions 93 x 56 x 18mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.7") 96 x 57 x 19mm (3.8" x 2.2" x 0.7")
DXO scores
DXO Overall score not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth score not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range score not tested not tested
DXO Low light score not tested not tested
Other
Battery model - LI-50B
Self timer Yes (12 seconds) Yes (2 or 12 sec)
Time lapse shooting
Storage media xD-Picture Card, microSD, internal SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage slots Single Single
Pricing at release $140 $130