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Olympus VR-320 vs Olympus VR-330

Portability
94
Imaging
37
Features
35
Overall
36
Olympus VR-320 front
 
Olympus VR-330 front
Portability
94
Imaging
37
Features
38
Overall
37

Olympus VR-320 vs Olympus VR-330 Key Specs

Olympus VR-320
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 1600
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 24-300mm (F3.0-5.9) lens
  • 158g - 101 x 58 x 29mm
  • Launched July 2011
  • Newer Model is Olympus VR-330
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
  • Announced February 2011
  • Succeeded the Olympus VR-320
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Olympus VR-320 vs Olympus VR-330 Overview

Below is a comprehensive analysis of the Olympus VR-320 and Olympus VR-330, both Small Sensor Superzoom cameras and both are produced by Olympus. The sensor resolution of the VR-320 (14MP) and the VR-330 (14MP) is pretty close and they feature the exact same sensor sizing (1/2.3").

Photography Glossary

The VR-320 was launched 6 months later than the VR-330 and they are both of a similar age. The two cameras come with the identical body type (Compact).

Before going in to a full comparison, below is a brief view of how the VR-320 matches up versus the VR-330 in terms of portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Olympus VR-320 over the Olympus VR-330

 VR-320 VR-330 

Reasons to pick Olympus VR-330 over the Olympus VR-320

 VR-330 VR-320 
Screen resolution460k230kCrisper screen (+230k dot)

Common features in the Olympus VR-320 and Olympus VR-330

 VR-320 VR-330 
AnnouncedJuly 2011February 2011Same age
Manual focus Lack of manual focusing
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Screen dimension3"3"Identical screen measurement
Selfie screen Neither provides selfie screen
Touch screen Lacking Touch screen

Olympus VR-320 vs Olympus VR-330 Physical Comparison

For anybody who is planning to lug around your camera frequently, you'll need to think about its weight and measurements. The Olympus VR-320 provides exterior measurements of 101mm x 58mm x 29mm (4.0" x 2.3" x 1.1") and a weight of 158 grams (0.35 lbs) and the Olympus VR-330 has proportions of 101mm x 58mm x 29mm (4.0" x 2.3" x 1.1") accompanied by a weight of 158 grams (0.35 lbs).

Contrast the Olympus VR-320 and Olympus VR-330 in our newest Camera & Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Take into consideration, the weight of an ILC will change dependant on the lens you select during that time. The following is the front view dimensions comparison of the VR-320 vs the VR-330.

Olympus VR-320 vs Olympus VR-330 size comparison

Factoring in dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the VR-320 and VR-330 is 94 and 94 respectively.

Olympus VR-320 vs Olympus VR-330 top view buttons comparison

Olympus VR-320 vs Olympus VR-330 Sensor Comparison

Sometimes, it is tough to visualize the contrast in sensor measurements only by looking through specifications. The photograph below will offer you a stronger sense of the sensor measurements in the VR-320 and VR-330.

To sum up, both the cameras posses the exact same sensor measurements and the same megapixels and you can expect comparable quality of photographs though you should factor the launch date of the cameras into account.

Olympus VR-320 vs Olympus VR-330 sensor size comparison

Olympus VR-320 vs Olympus VR-330 Screen and ViewFinder

Olympus VR-320 vs Olympus VR-330 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Olympus VR-320 Portrait photography factors
Olympus VR-330 Portrait photography factors
33
megapixel count decent (14 megapixels)
features face detection focus
manual focus not available
no manual control
cannot use external flash
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
33
good MP (14 megapixels)
comes with face detect focus
lack of manual focus
lack of manual exposure
no external flash support
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
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Street Comparison

Olympus VR-320 as a Street photography camera
Olympus VR-330 as a Street photography camera
62
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lighter than competitors (158 grams)
screen is fixed
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
62
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lighter than competition in class (158g)
no moving screen
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
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Sports Comparison

Olympus VR-320 as a Sports photography camera
Olympus VR-330 as a Sports photography camera
47
incredible zoom range (24-300mm 12.5 x zoom)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
megapixel count decent (14MP)
features tracking autofocus
no shutter priority mode
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect auto focus
47
excellent zoom range (24-300mm 12.5 x zoom)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
good MP (14MP)
comes with tracking focus
no shutter priority
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Olympus VR-320 as a Travel photography camera
Olympus VR-330 as a Travel photography camera
70
lighter than competitors (158 grams)
megapixel count decent (14MP)
flash built-in
pretty wide (24mm)
very long reach (300mm)
does not have Timelapse function
doesn't feature selfie friendly screen
sluggish max aperture (f3.0)
70
lighter than competition in class (158g)
good MP (14 megapixels)
built-in flash
quite wide (24mm)
very long zoom (300mm)
does not have Time Lapse recording
doesn't feature selfie friendly display
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.0)
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Landscape Comparison

Olympus VR-320 Landscape photography factors
Olympus VR-330 Landscape photography factors
42
pretty wide (24mm)
screen size is decent (3 inches)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
megapixel count decent (14 megapixels)
manual focus not available
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f3.0)
no manual control
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
does not have Timelapse function
42
quite wide (24mm)
nice screen size (3")
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
good MP (14MP)
lack of manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.0)
lack of manual exposure
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
does not have Time Lapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Olympus VR-320 as a Vlogging camera
Olympus VR-330 as a Vlogging camera
32
pretty wide (24mm)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
features face detection focus
lighter than competitors (158 grams)
sluggish max aperture (f3.0)
doesn't feature selfie friendly screen
video quality not great (1280 x 720 resolution)
does not have external microphone jack
32
quite wide (24mm)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
comes with face detect focus
lighter than competition in class (158g)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.0)
doesn't feature selfie friendly display
video res low (1280 x 720 pixels)
does not have mic port
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Olympus VR-320 vs Olympus VR-330 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Olympus VR-320 and Olympus VR-330
 Olympus VR-320Olympus VR-330
General Information
Brand Olympus Olympus
Model Olympus VR-320 Olympus VR-330
Category Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Launched 2011-07-19 2011-02-08
Body design Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Processor Chip TruePic III TruePic III
Sensor type CCD CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 14 megapixel 14 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 4:3 and 16:9
Full resolution 4288 x 3216 4288 x 3216
Max native ISO 1600 1600
Minimum native ISO 80 80
RAW format
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch to focus
Continuous AF
Single AF
AF tracking
AF selectice
AF center weighted
AF multi area
Live view AF
Face detect focusing
Contract detect focusing
Phase detect focusing
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 24-300mm (12.5x) 24-300mm (12.5x)
Maximal aperture f/3.0-5.9 f/3.0-5.9
Macro focus distance 1cm 1cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display diagonal 3" 3"
Resolution of display 230 thousand dot 460 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch capability
Display technology TFT Color LCD TFT Color LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Slowest shutter speed 4s 4s
Maximum shutter speed 1/2000s 1/2000s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range 4.70 m 4.70 m
Flash options Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in
External flash
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 1280 x 720 (30, 15fps), 640 x 480 (30, 15 fps), 320 x 240 (30, 15fps) 1280 x 720 (30, 15fps), 640 x 480 (30, 15 fps), 320 x 240 (30, 15fps)
Max video resolution 1280x720 1280x720
Video data format Motion JPEG Motion JPEG
Mic jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless None None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 158 grams (0.35 lb) 158 grams (0.35 lb)
Dimensions 101 x 58 x 29mm (4.0" x 2.3" x 1.1") 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 LI-42B
Self timer Yes (2 or 12 sec) Yes (2 or 12 sec)
Time lapse recording
Type of storage SD/SDHC SD/SDHC
Storage slots One One
Cost at launch $179 $220