Updated on 15 September 2013 by

The best Olympus cameras for beginners are the basic point and shoot cameras with extra features like waterproof - best suitable for party photos and vacations and even for travelling. With the features like HD video capture and image capture of up to 16 Megapixel, all of the below listed top-rated cameras are limited to models affordable under $300. Some of these cameras are the lightweight and rugged models available in wide variety of colors.


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Olympus TG-850
Olympus Stylus SH-1
Olympus Tough TG-2 iHS
Olympus VR-340
Olympus Mju 7000 / Stylus 7000
Olympus TG-850
Olympus SH-1
Olympus Tough TG-2 iHS Digital Camera
Olympus VR-340 Light Field Camera
Olympus Stylus 7000 Blue Digital Camera  12MP  7x Opt  xD-Picture Card Slot
$280 - $320
$199 - $400
$300 - $509
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Release Date
Jun 2014
Apr 2014
Mar 2013
Mar 2012
Jan 2009
Weight
0.48 lb.
0.6 lb.
0.51 lb.
0.28 lb.
0.44 lb.
Camera Type
Compact
Compact
Compact
Light Field Camera, Compact
Standard Point and Shoot
Optical Zoom
5.0 x
24.0 x
4.0 x
10.0 x
5.0 x
Resolution
16.0 Megapixel
16.0 Megapixel
12.0 Megapixel
16.0 Megapixel
7.41 Megapixel
Image Sensor Type
BSI-CMOS
BSI-CMOS
BSI-CMOS
CCD
CCD
LCD Screen Size
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
2.0 in.
Image Sensor Size
2.5 mm
2.5 mm
2.5 mm
7.7 mm
Average Rating
 3.6 stars
 3.5 stars
 4.0 stars
 3.8 stars
 3.7 stars

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