Olympus VR-340

/ Updated: June 1, 2012 12:36 PM PDT

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The Olympus VR-340 has a lot going for it and for very little money.

Inside its 1 inch thick, all-metal casing is a 10x f3.0-5.9 24-240mm lens and a 16-megapixel CCD sensor with sensor-shift image stabilization. On back you get a high-res 3-inch LCD and a one-touch record button for capturing 720p HD movies.

Shooting options are made for snapshooters with Olympus' iAuto scene recognition that determines the best settings based on 30 scene types; Program Auto for some extra control over your results; 14 scene modes; and seven of Olympus' Magic Filters including Pop Art, Pin Hole, and Drawing.

Also included are Beauty and Makeup modes for softening skin, smoothing wrinkles and blemishes, and more unusual options like whitening teeth, lifting cheek bones, and adding eyeshadow.

The Olympus VR-340 is available for less than $150, which makes it one of the least expensive 10x zoom ultracompacts on the market.

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Quick Specifications See All

  • Features AF illuminator
  • Weight 6 oz
  • Red Eye Reduction Yes
  • Sensor Resolution 16.0 Megapixel
  • Optical Zoom 10 x
  • Lens Aperture f/3.0-5.9
  • Focus Adjustment automatic
  • Min Focus Distance 23.6 in
  • Digital Zoom 4 x
  • Optical Sensor Size 1/2.3"
  • Optical Sensor Type CCD
  • Image Stabilizer optical (image sensor shift mechanism)
  • Shooting Modes frame movie mode
  • Sensor Resolution 16 pixels