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Olympus 6000 vs Olympus VR-330

Portability
94
Imaging
33
Features
21
Overall
28
Olympus Stylus Tough 6000 front
 
Olympus VR-330 front
Portability
94
Imaging
37
Features
38
Overall
37

Olympus 6000 vs Olympus VR-330 Key Specs

Olympus 6000
(Full Review)
  • 10MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 50 - 1600
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 28-102mm (F3.5-5.1) lens
  • 179g - 95 x 63 x 22mm
  • Revealed July 2009
  • Alternate Name is mju Tough 6000
Olympus VR-330
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 1600
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 24-300mm (F3.0-5.9) lens
  • 158g - 101 x 58 x 29mm
  • Released February 2011
  • Succeeded the Olympus VR-320
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Olympus 6000 vs Olympus VR-330 Overview

The following is a comprehensive analysis of the Olympus 6000 versus Olympus VR-330, former is a Small Sensor Compact while the latter is a Small Sensor Superzoom and both of them are offered by Olympus. There is a large difference between the resolutions of the 6000 (10MP) and VR-330 (14MP) but they enjoy the same exact sensor measurements (1/2.3").

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The 6000 was launched 19 months prior to the VR-330 which makes the cameras a generation away from each other. Both of the cameras offer the identical body type (Compact).

Before delving straight into a full comparison, below is a quick view of how the 6000 matches up versus the VR-330 when considering portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Olympus 6000 over the Olympus VR-330

 6000 VR-330 

Reasons to pick Olympus VR-330 over the Olympus 6000

 VR-330 6000 
ReleasedFebruary 2011July 2009Newer by 19 months
Screen sizing3"2.7"Bigger screen (+0.3")
Screen resolution460k230kSharper screen (+230k dot)

Common features in the Olympus 6000 and Olympus VR-330

 6000 VR-330 
Manually focus No manual focus
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Selfie screen Neither has selfie screen
Touch screen Neither has Touch screen

Olympus 6000 vs Olympus VR-330 Physical Comparison

For anybody who is intending to travel with your camera frequently, you will want to think about its weight and measurements. The Olympus 6000 has outside measurements of 95mm x 63mm x 22mm (3.7" x 2.5" x 0.9") and a weight of 179 grams (0.39 lbs) and the Olympus VR-330 has proportions of 101mm x 58mm x 29mm (4.0" x 2.3" x 1.1") having a weight of 158 grams (0.35 lbs).

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Bear in mind, the weight of an ILC will change depending on the lens you have at the time. Below is the front view proportions comparison of the 6000 and the VR-330.

Olympus 6000 vs Olympus VR-330 size comparison

Considering size and weight, the portability grade of the 6000 and VR-330 is 94 and 94 respectively.

Olympus 6000 vs Olympus VR-330 top view buttons comparison

Olympus 6000 vs Olympus VR-330 Sensor Comparison

Often, its difficult to picture the gap between sensor dimensions merely by reviewing technical specs. The pic here should provide you a stronger sense of the sensor sizing in the 6000 and VR-330.

As you have seen, the 2 cameras enjoy the same exact sensor sizing albeit different resolution. You can count on the Olympus VR-330 to deliver greater detail utilizing its extra 4MP. Higher resolution can also allow you to crop pictures far more aggressively. The more aged 6000 is going to be behind when it comes to sensor technology.

Olympus 6000 vs Olympus VR-330 sensor size comparison

Olympus 6000 vs Olympus VR-330 Screen and ViewFinder

Olympus 6000 vs Olympus VR-330 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Olympus 6000 Portrait photography details
Olympus VR-330 Portrait photography details
19
lack of manual focus
manual mode not available
external flash not possible
megapixel count low (10MP)
small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
33
good MP (14MP)
comes with face detection focusing
lack of manual focus
lack of manual mode
cannot use external flash
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Olympus 6000
Street photography with Olympus VR-330
61
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
weather sealing
no moving screen
small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
62
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lighter than competition (158g)
screen is fixed
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Olympus 6000 Sports photography advice
Olympus VR-330 Sports photography advice
33
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
weather sealing
no shutter priority
megapixel count low (10MP)
small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect autofocus
47
excellent zoom range (24-300mm 12.5 x zoom)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
good MP (14 megapixels)
comes with tracking autofocus
lack of shutter priority mode
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
has no phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Olympus 6000 as a Travel photography camera
Olympus VR-330 as a Travel photography camera
61
weather sealing
has built in flash
pretty wide (28mm)
lack of Time Lapse mode
megapixel count low (10 megapixels)
screen is not selfie friendly
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
70
lighter than competition (158 grams)
good MP (14MP)
flash built-in
quite wide (24mm)
very long zoom (300mm)
missing Timelapse function
doesn't feature selfie friendly display
slow maximum aperture (f3.0)
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Landscape Comparison

Olympus 6000 Landscape photography highlights
Olympus VR-330 Landscape photography highlights
35
pretty wide (28mm)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
weather sealing
lack of manual focus
can't swap lenses (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
screen is somewhat small (2.7 inch)
manual mode not available
megapixel count low (10MP)
small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
lack of Time Lapse mode
42
quite wide (24mm)
screen size is good (3 inch)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
good MP (14 megapixels)
lack of manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f3.0)
lack of manual mode
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
missing Timelapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Olympus 6000
Vlogging with Olympus VR-330
28
pretty wide (28mm)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
screen is not selfie friendly
video quality not great (640 x 480 pxls)
lack of external mic support
32
quite wide (24mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
comes with face detection focusing
lighter than competition (158g)
slow maximum aperture (f3.0)
doesn't feature selfie friendly display
low video resolution (1280 x 720 pixels)
missing external microphone jack
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Olympus 6000 vs Olympus VR-330 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Olympus 6000 and Olympus VR-330
 Olympus Stylus Tough 6000Olympus VR-330
General Information
Make Olympus Olympus
Model Olympus Stylus Tough 6000 Olympus VR-330
Otherwise known as mju Tough 6000 -
Category Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Superzoom
Revealed 2009-07-01 2011-02-08
Body design Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Chip - TruePic III
Sensor type CCD CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 10 megapixel 14 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 16:9, 4:3 and 3:2 4:3 and 16:9
Highest resolution 3648 x 2736 4288 x 3216
Highest native ISO 1600 1600
Minimum native ISO 50 80
RAW format
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch focus
Continuous AF
AF single
Tracking AF
AF selectice
AF center weighted
AF multi area
Live view AF
Face detect AF
Contract detect AF
Phase detect AF
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 28-102mm (3.6x) 24-300mm (12.5x)
Largest aperture f/3.5-5.1 f/3.0-5.9
Macro focus range 2cm 1cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display size 2.7 inch 3 inch
Resolution of display 230 thousand dot 460 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch functionality
Display tech - TFT Color LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Lowest shutter speed 1/4 seconds 4 seconds
Highest shutter speed 1/2000 seconds 1/2000 seconds
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Set WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range 4.00 m 4.70 m
Flash settings Auto, Fill-in, Red-Eye reduction, Off, On Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Video resolutions 640 x 480 (30, 15 fps), 320 x 240 (30, 15 fps) 1280 x 720 (30, 15fps), 640 x 480 (30, 15 fps), 320 x 240 (30, 15fps)
Highest video resolution 640x480 1280x720
Video format Motion JPEG Motion JPEG
Microphone input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless None None
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 179 grams (0.39 lbs) 158 grams (0.35 lbs)
Dimensions 95 x 63 x 22mm (3.7" x 2.5" x 0.9") 101 x 58 x 29mm (4.0" x 2.3" x 1.1")
DXO scores
DXO All around 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-42B
Self timer Yes (12 seconds) Yes (2 or 12 sec)
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage xD Picture Card, microSD Card, Internal SD/SDHC
Storage slots One One
Pricing at launch $259 $220