Olympus VR-340 summary
Olympus VR-340 is Olympus's Small Sensor Compact camera originally launched on January of 2012. It has got a 16 MegaPixel, CCD 1/2.3" size sensor with a full resolution of 4608 x 3456.
The VR-340 places at #59 out of 261 in Small Sensor Compact cameras and overall #778 out of 1436 for digital cameras in our collection. Please check our Advanced camera filter to find camera results based on your personalized factors.
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Olympus VR-340 family
The Olympus VR-340 is part of a family of cameras. You can view the detailed list below.
Olympus VR-340 Gallery
You can view the VR-340 from several angles in the gallery below.
Olympus VR-340 Pros and Cons
Here is a collection of advantages and drawbacks of the Olympus VR-340 based on features that are normally regarded as crucial in a camera.
Olympus VR-340 Sensor information
The sensor measurement in the Olympus VR-340 is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor is able to capture 4608 x 3456 pixels with aspect ratios of 4:3 and 16:9. The camera includes Image Stabilization (Sensor-shift). Sensor stabilization is more desirable than digital stabilization as the latter may lead to cropping.Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month
The CCD sensor boasts 16 megapixels and provides a native ISO range of 100 - 3200. Unfortunately, RAW files are not supported which means that the user has less margin for error.
The image below shows the VR-340's sensor size compared to other common sizes. The VR-340 sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.8 and is outlined in green.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
To get an understanding of specific aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.
Olympus VR-340 dimensions
Olympus VR-340 is 0.28 lb (125 grams / 4.41 oz) and the size of the camera is 96mm x 57mm x 19mm (3.8" x 2.2" x 0.7"). The weight of average Small Sensor Compact camera is 174 grams so the Olympus VR-340 is less heavy compared to other rivals.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
The following is a photo of the Olympus VR-340 with a soft drink so you can have a sense of its size.
The top view below will highlight the button arrangement on the VR-340.
Olympus VR-340 Lens information
The VR-340 offers a built-in lens giving a focal range of 24-240mm making it a 10.0 x zoom which may not be great however it is likely to be invaluable in certain scenarios.
At it's widest 24mm, the lens offers an aperture of f3.0 making it kind of sluggish and not ideal in low light conditions and you will probably find it hard to capture good bokeh. You will probably also need to boost your ISO resulting in noisy files. At the long end, 240mm comes with f5.7 which is really slow and you will have to use slow shutter speeds.
Olympus VR-340 Connectivity
The VR-340 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
- HDMI Yes
Digital cameras that include NFC and Bluetooth connectivity can be used wirelessly with smartphones. You will be able to copy pictures and usually alter settings without the hassle of connecting directly with the camera.
Certain apps also give a Liveview and release the shutter whenever you are not near the camera. If the camera comes with a HDMI out, it can be hooked up to an external display. A lot of cameras will allow you to recharge the battery pack with the USB socket.
Olympus VR-340 Video information
The highest possible video resolution in the Olympus VR-340 is 1280 x 720 and it can save in Motion JPEG format. 720p is awful by today's requirements. You should strive for a minimum FUll HD resolution for good video. The body does not offer a mic and headphone jack which means you have zero control over your sound. It is perhaps best to purchase an alternative camera if you need decent sound in your video clips.
Olympus VR-340 Weather Sealing
There is no environment sealing for the Olympus VR-340 so you have to be careful in rainy or dusty situations.
Olympus VR-340 Display and Viewfinder
The Olympus VR-340 has got a 3 inch fixed display screen with a resolution of 460 thousand dots.
Unfortunately the display screen is not a touch screen.Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month
The View Finder specifications regarding Olympus VR-340 are the following:
- ViewFinder None
Viewfinders are pretty handy in bright outdoor situations which may make the camera display washed out and hard to view.
Olympus VR-340 Shutter information
The highest shutter speed is 1/2000s.
Olympus VR-340 Flash and Hot shoe information
Olympus VR-340 includes just built-in flash lacking external flash support.
Olympus VR-340 Autofocusing information
Olympus VR-340 includes only Contrast Based Auto Focus and doesn't have Phase Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection focusing is a lot more quicker & exact compared to Contrast Based focusing. The camera has got Face detect which is handy for taking photos of people.
It also has Tracking Auto Focus for objects on the move. Olympus VR-340 does not have manual focusing. Manual focusing ability is good in low light scenarios or you need more accurate control on focusing.
Olympus VR-340 Battery life
The average Small Sensor Compact camera battery life is 241. Fujifilm X30 has the best (470) battery life in this type of cameras.
Listed below is a collection of Small Sensor Compact cameras having the highest battery life:
Olympus VR-340 for varying categories of photography
The following bar chart shows a rundown of the Olympus VR-340 for varying categories of photography. To find out more, go to the specific paragraph below.
Olympus VR-340 Portrait photography highlights
The Olympus VR-340 receives a score of 35 which is really bad, meaning that it is not very good to use for portrait images. Photographing portraits favors heavily to sensor dimension, support for RAW files and capability to work with external lighting.
Olympus VR-340 as a Street photography camera
Having a very good score of 64, the Olympus VR-340 is a good pick to buy for street photography. A good street photography camera provides a good balance of image quality and portability.
Olympus VR-340 Sports photography info
A really bad sports photography score of 45 suggests the Olympus VR-340 is not very good for photographing sports. A camera should have good autofocus and fast continuous shooting for sports photography.
Olympus VR-340 Travel photography highlights
Size is extremely critical when choosing a camera for travel. Over-all, the Olympus VR-340 gets a very good 69 as a travelling camera which is a good fit to take on your journeys.
Olympus VR-340 as a Landscape photography camera
For anybody who is looking to buy a digital camera for landscape pictures, the most essential factor is going to be image quality. The Olympus VR-340 and it's really bad grade of 43 for a landscape camera is not very good within the current marketplace.
Olympus VR-340 Vlogging advice
A camera for vlogging ought to have a moving display, microphone port and ideally image stabilization. Taking everything into account, the Olympus VR-340 is not very good as a vlog camera as it receives a really bad rating of 33.
Olympus VR-340 Alternatives
If you are shopping for replacements to the VR-340, here is a list of the top rated cameras which fall into the class of Small Sensor Compact.
The line chart below offers you a bird's eye view of the VR-340 compared to it's top ranked rivals mentioned earlier.
There are a bunch of cameras you might have a look at as alternative options. To browse through a full comparison, simply click the "compare" link.