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This list of the best Olympus digital camera under $200 is narrowed down to the digital cameras which have been favorably rated by top reviewers. These cameras are compact and ultra-zoom models which have features like have waterproof and HD video recording. Supporting the ease of use, some of these camera have touch screen interfaces.

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Olympus Stylus SH-1

Olympus SH-1


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Olympus Stylus SH-1
Olympus VR-340
Olympus SP-620UZ
Olympus SZ-12
Olympus TOUGH TG-320
Olympus SH-1
Olympus VR-340 Light Field Camera
Olympus SP-620UZ Light Field Camera
Olympus SZ-12 Light Field Camera
Olympus TOUGH TG-320 Light Field Camera
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Release Date
Apr 2014
Mar 2012
Jan 2012
Mar 2012
Feb 2012
Camera Type
Compact
Light Field Camera, Compact
Light Field Camera, 3D Digital Camera, SLR-like (bridge)
Light Field Camera, Compact
Light Field Camera,Compact,Standard Point and Shoot
Optical Zoom
24.0 x
10.0 x
21.0 x
24.0 x
3.6 x
Resolution
16.0 Megapixel
16.0 Megapixel
16.0 Megapixel
14.0 Megapixel
14.0 Megapixel
Image Sensor Type
BSI-CMOS
CCD
CCD
CCD
CCD
LCD Screen Size
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
2.7 in.
Image Sensor Size
2.5 mm
7.7 mm
7.7 mm
7.7 mm
7.7 mm

  • The Wi-Fi-enabled 24x Olympus Stylus SH-1 is stylish, but it doesn't quite match the best superzooms in image quality or range, and it's on the pricey side.


  • The Olympus SH-1 is arguably one of the most attractive travelzoom cameras we have ever come across. Its retro-styled aluminium-alloy body is reminiscent of the manufacturer's PEN line of film cameras and CSCs. In hand, it feels great courtesy of a small but well-sculpted, textured grip, which provides a surprisingly secure hold and a good resting place for your fingers.
    In use, the camera proved to be quite responsive, with quick start-up, focus acquisition and shot-to-shot times.


  • While the SH-1's new look might give the illusion of a premium camera, it's actually just a glorified compact, offering no real improvement in picture quality over its predecessor. Its very-responsive processor, the TruePic VII, unfortunately hasn't done anything to improve the set-up either. The addition of built-in Wi-Fi is a real plus, but it's not enough to set this camera apart from the competition, which includes compact cameras with bigger and better zooms.


  • 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 Olympus SP-620UZ is an affordable, compact (but not pocket size) superzoom camera with a 21x zoom lens. It's affordably priced, but not as refined as its pricier competition.


  • The SP-620UZ, whilst styled like the ubiquitous mini DSLR, lacks the bells and whistles of that kind of camera and more expensive bridge models, but so what. Viewed as a point and shoot camera on which you get a broader than average lens reach and from which it's possible to derive some fairly decent results, when all's said and done it's a thumbs up for the Olympus SP-620UZ.

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    The SP-620UZ performs well for a sub-$200 point-and-shoot. You get a powerful lens with a 25mm wide angle for a reasonable price. If you can live without quick focus, fast performance, and a high-resolution LCD, you'll have fun going zoom zoom zoom with the SP-620UZ.


  • At just under $200, the compact Olympus SZ-12 is an excellent value. Its 24x lens can capture wide landscapes and distant objects, but it doesn't perform as quickly or as well in low light as more-expensive superzooms.


  • 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.