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.
Very impressive continuous shooting, Poor image quality
The best way to purchase the E1410SW is therefore with a discount. At $160 this camera is competitive in price, but not in performance. Should you stumble across a deal of some kind, something that involves buying the camera for, say, less than $100, that will be a good value. Otherwise there are just too many other options out there.
iAuto shooting mode is accurate and easy in all situations
The GE E1410SW is a very powerful ultra-compact digicam. Featuring a 10x optical zoom lens, 14-Megapixel CMOS imaging sensor, powerful burst modes and full 1080p video capture, you will not find another camera with these features in this price range.
10x zoom is nice for a point-and-shoot
Fujifilm has put out a couple really basic point-and-shoot cameras to build from their last year's models. The T400 is one of these, but we don't feel like it has added much value since last year. In fact, we did a full review of the T300 from last year, and we see that features we liked have been removed. There used to be a rubber grip on the front, making one-handed shooting a breeze, something we felt was a definite detractor on the T400.
Inexpensive and easy to carry
The Fujifilm FinePix T400 is a 16MP budget compact that comes with a 10x optical zoom. While the extended telephoto reach certainly adds some flexibility, in all other respects the T400 is very much a bare-bones budget snapper. As such performance is a little sluggish and the rear LCD monitor is of relatively poor quality. Image quality isn't too bad at the lowest sensitivity settings but soon falls apart as you raise the ISO.
Image quality is good for a budget camera
The T400 is a budget compact camera, packing an ample 10x optical zoom, good image quality and impressive panoramas. Having previously recommended the T200 we were expecting big things from this model, but the build quality is a bit disappointing. The T400 is plastic, lacks the rubber grip on the front and there isn't a mode dial, as on the T200. The T400 is also let down by its low resolution screen and poor battery life.
Good value for money
The Fuji Finepix T400 might not end up winning any awards, but if you are shopping for a camera with some extra lens power and you do not want to pay over the odds then this camera is an option well worth considering. Fuji have placed the emphasis on more traditional features and steered clear of some of the more recent buzz features. As long as you are not looking for features such as 360 degree panoramas and 3D photography this camera offers very good value for money.
Low price, Long zoom, High resolution
The Fujifilm FinePix T400 is an extremely inexpensive and easy-to-use compact camera. It falls down slightly when forced to use higher sensitivities such as for dark indoor shots and there's evidence of slightly heavy-handed JPEG compression here and there. But the specs are impressive and overall image quality in regular use is good. Samsung ST200F. is a giveaway for around £115.
Mediocre dim light shooting quality, Poor battery life
The Fujifilm FinePix T400 is a compact point-and-shoot 16-megapixel digital camera that offers quick shooting, lots of shooting modes and good overall image quality. It lacks manual controls, has a slippery body and slightly less battery life than others.
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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