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We looked at the top digital cameras released over the last year to bring you this list of the best Olympus digital camera under $150, and all of which are highly rated by the top camera reviewers from around the web. Additionally, this list of the best Olympus cameras is filtered by the ones which support you the ease of use with various simple options allowing you capture photos on the go.

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Olympus VR-340

Olympus VR-340 Light Field Camera


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Olympus VR-340
Olympus TOUGH TG-320
Olympus SZ-20
Olympus STYLUS TOUGH-8010
Olympus VG-110
Olympus VR-340 Light Field Camera
Olympus TOUGH TG-320 Light Field Camera
Olympus SZ-20 Digital Camera
Olympus STYLUS TOUGH-8010 Digital Camera
Olympus VG-110 Digital Camera
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Release Date
Mar 2012
Feb 2012
Mar 2011
Feb 2010
Feb 2011
Camera Type
Light Field Camera, Compact
Light Field Camera,Compact,Standard Point and Shoot
Standard Point and Shoot
Compact, Standard Point and Shoot
Compact, Standard Point and Shoot
Optical Zoom
10.0 x
3.6 x
12.5 x
5.0 x
4.0 x
Resolution
16.0 Megapixel
14.0 Megapixel
16.8 Megapixel
14.0 Megapixel
12.0 Megapixel
Image Sensor Type
CCD
CCD
CMOS
CCD
CCD
LCD Screen Size
3.0 in.
2.7 in.
3.0 in.
2.7 in.
2.7 in.
Image Sensor Size
7.7 mm
7.7 mm
7.66 mm

  • The modestly priced, solidly built Olympus VR-340 is not without its drawbacks, but is quite capable when used in the right lighting situations.

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    Like most of the fixed-lens Olympus cameras introduced at CES 2012, the VR-340 seems to be a minor update at best. Did the VR-320 really need a replacement? Only the market can decide. With slightly improved features and a lower price point, we can hardly complain, it's just not the most exciting news in the industry. Shooting with the VR-340 feels:okay. Not great, but passable. The interface can be simple for those who want it that way, but the sluggish operation will slow down experienced users.


  • The Olympus VR-340 is a pocketable camera with a decent zoom range, making it an ideal choice for taking pictures on your holidays. Image quality is OK, but nothing to get excited about and video recording isn't full 1080p HD, although you can use the magic filters. Colour reproduction is decent and if you are a camera user who struggles to grip a camera, the VR-340 is easy to grip thanks to the groove at the front.


  • The waterproof Olympus Tough TG-320 isn't as rugged as some of its competitors, and photos taken at higher ISOs lack fine detail. At less than $200, the affordability factor makes it appealing, but you can do better at the same price point.


  • With a limited set of features and fairly decent performance, the Olympus Tough TG-320 is a worthy option if you are looking for a waterproof camera, but have a limited budget. If you have more money to spend, Olympus offer the TG-620 and TG-820, which have scored higher in our reviews.


  • The TG-320 is a tough camera that takes decent photos for sharing online. What's most concerning is that it leaked slightly when used underwater.

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    In summing up our impressions of the camera, the positives with the SZ-20 are a best in class resolution, better than average (but not class leading) 12.5x optical zoom range, decent feature set, best in class pricing and that striking retro/futurist design.


  • The Olympus SZ-20 is one of the more affordable travel zooms and for the more demanding of photographers this will be noticeable in the quality of its images. In broad daylight we struggled to get a sharp result at maximum telephoto - each subject benefitting from two or three attempts before we were approaching satisfied. If you are patient and considered in your photographic approach then fair enough, but it can be frustrating if going for that spur-of-the moment shot.


  • The 16 megapixel, 12.5x optical SZ-20 is neither the most consistent nor best built travel zoom out there, but it is one of the most affordable with a street price of around £200 for those trading up from a humble 3x or 5x zoom snapper. Those looking for a budget deal may therefore be prepared to overlook its occasional flaws in return for a feature set that includes the latest must haves of Full HD video plus a 3D mode.


  • The Olympus Stylus Tough 8010 is rugged on the outside, but average on the inside.

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    The new Olympus Stylus Tough 8010 is still the perfect camera for the adventurous person. Featuring a 14-Megapixel imaging sensor, 5x optical zoom lens and 720p HD video capture, it has all of the features of a top digicam with but with the versatility to let you live your life.

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    - It's good for 16 feet underwater and is built to withstand a 5 foot drop.


  • The Olympus VG-110 is a budget compact digital camera that comes with great photographic functions in a smart, sleek design small enough to fit in your pocket. This camera has a 12megapixel sensor, 4 x optical zoom and comes wtih 7 Magic Filters to add artistic effects to your images.


Top 5 olympus digital camera under $150:

  1. Olympus VR-340 Light Field Camera
  2. Olympus TOUGH TG-320 Light Field Camera
  3. Olympus SZ-20 Digital Camera
  4. Olympus STYLUS TOUGH-8010 Digital Camera
  5. Olympus VG-110 Digital Camera