Attractive all-metal body design
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.
Camera is easy to grip
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.
Picture quality is good
The Olympus VR-340 may not be the most advanced digital camera, but you get a lot of zoom for your money. Picture quality is good for a camera in this price bracket and the longer lens gives you scope to cover most standard photo opportunities. It also has a couple of features that you do not expect to find at this price level. These include a metal body and the ability to recharge the battery via a USB computer connection.
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.
Reasonable price tag
Remember that good-natured kid you went to school with who didnâ??t talk much in class, but always did a decent job on tests and homework? Thatâ??s what the Olympus VR-320 is like. Itâ??s a simple camera that doesnâ??t have many noteworthy features, but includes the essentials. It also has a reasonable price tag of $199.
Decent focal range
We can't shake the impression that the VR-320 is a modest camera at a modest price, and, apart from the fact that it's cheap and offers a decent focal range to boot (in theory, if not always in practice when it comes to some distinctly shaky imagery at the telephoto end), there is little beyond that to get overly excited about.
Easy to use
We weren't expecting a great deal from a camera priced at just over the 100 mark, and we were right to have modest expectations. Yes, Olympus might have been generous in providing a 12.5x wide angle optical zoom and metal-bodied model for this price, but when results are distinctly average and not a great deal better than those to be had from a modern smartphone, the initial good impression is rather undermined.
LCD is big and clear, nice to work with
The Olymus VR-320 is a superzoom digital camera with a slimline, stylish and compact design. This camera comes with photographic features like a 12.5x super wide 24-300mm optical zoom lens and 14megapixel sensor, while only being 19.3mm deep making it ideal for capturing quality images whilst on the move.
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