Olympus VR-340 Mid-range 10x Superzoom

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Olympus VR-340 mid-range 10x compact superzoom A wallet-friendly point-and-shoot with a number of respectable features. Chief among them is the VR-340's 16Mp image sensor which both captures high res stills and 720p HD video. Helping the sensor along of course is the 10x optical zoom 24-240mm (equivalent) lens. This lens gives you both the ability to get up close to your subject and far-out to ensure everyone in the group shot makes it into the photo.

Also helping you to record your memories with ease is the generous 3.0" LCD, a built-in flash, and the dual image stabilization function to reduce blur, among other features. No matter what you shoot, however, the VR-340 records files to removable SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards. And when it comes time to edit and share, the camera's included software is compatible with both Windows and Mac computers.

Additional features include "Beauty Mode with Makeup Mode", a function that beautifies portraits by softening shadows and smoothing wrinkles and blemishes. Magic Art Filters come into play, helping you expand your creativity with 12 different special effects which can be added to photos and videos. Intelligent Auto + Shadow Adjustment works by automatically detecting what kind of scene you're shooting and adjusting the camera's settings for you. AF tracking tracks unpredictable, fast-moving subjects, and face detection ensures every face in the frame looks great.  Jan 9, 2012

16 Megapixel

    An amazing 16 million pixels in the high-resolution CCD create superior image quality. Create poster-sized prints without losing a single detail
10x Ultra Wide-Angle Zoom Lens (24-240mm Equivalent)
    A big zoom that fits right in your pocket. The 10x zoom lets you get incredibly close to your subject, while the wide-angle lens lets your capture everyone and everything in your shot!
3.0" LCD
    This huge 3.0" LCD features an extra-wide viewing angle for easier composing and shooting
HD Video
    A simple, one-touch button allows you to record video with amazing clarity in high-definition, right from your camera
Dual Image Stabilization
    Dual Image Stabilization combines Sensor-Shift Image Stabilization with high ISO sensitivity and fast shutter speeds to capture crisp, clear images in any situation
Intelligent Auto + Shadow Adjustment Technology
    Automatically identifies the scene you're shooting - up to 30 different scene modes including Portrait, Landscape, Night + Portrait, Macro or Sports - and adjusts the settings for ideal results. (Number of scene modes varies by model.) iAuto combines with Shadow Adjustment Technology to capture scenes exactly as you see them even in difficult lighting situations
Beauty Mode with Makeup Mode
    Beauty Mode makes beautiful portraits by softening shadows and smoothing wrinkles and blemishes on your subject's face, while Makeup mode allows you to enhance individual features like adding eyeshadow, whitening teeth and lifting cheek bones
Magic Art Filters - Still and Movie
    Express your creativity with up to 12 special effects for your photos and HD movies. Olympus' Magic Art Filters infuse familiar scenes with new and unexpected moods ranging from the exciting to the serene and from the whimsical to the mysterious. Choose from Pop Art, Pin Hole, Drawing, Fish Eye, Soft Focus, Punk, Watercolor, Miniature, Sparkle, Reflection, Dramatic and Fragmented (Effects vary by model and may reduce image size)
AF Tracking
    AF Tracking automatically tracks unpredictable, fast-moving subjects such as kids and pets, and continuously adjusts the focus and brightness so you can capture these photogenic whirlwinds with ease
Face Detection
    Face Detection automatically focuses on your subjects' faces and optimizes exposure for sharp, brilliant portrait pictures
Additional Specifications
  • Exposure compensation: +/-2 EV (1/3 steps)
  • Image playback: Still Image: Single, Index Display (5x4), Event, Up to 10x Enlargement, Slideshow; Movie: Normal, Fast-Forward, Reverse, Frame-by-Frame, Voice Playback
  • Auto noise reduction
  • PC Panorama (up to 10 frames automatically switchable with ib software)
  • Shooting modes: iAuto, Program Auto,Scene Modes [Portrait, Landscape, Night Scene, Night + Portrait, Sport, Indoor, Candle, Self Portrait, Sunset, Fire Works, Cuisine, Documents, Beach & Snow, Pet, 3D],Magic Filters [Pop Art, Pin Hole, Fish Eye, Drawing, Soft Focus, Punk, Sparkle]
Body type Compact  
Max resolution 4608 x 3456  
Other resolutions 3264 x 2448, 2560 x 1920, 2048 x 1536, 1600 x 1200, 1280 x 960, 640 x 480  
Image ratio w:h 4:3, 16:9  
Effective pixels 16.0 megapixels  
Sensor photo detectors 16.6 megapixels  
Sensor size 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm)  
Sensor type CCD  
ISO Auto, High Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200  
White balance presets 5  
Custom white balance No  
Image stabilization Sensor-shift  
Uncompressed format No  
Optics & Focus
Focal length (equiv.) 24 240 mm  
Optical zoom 10  
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Face Detection
Digital zoom Yes (4x)  
Manual focus No  
Lens mount None  
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCD Fixed  
Screen size 3"  
Screen dots 460,000  
Touch screen No  
Screen type TFT Color LCD  
Live view Yes  
Viewfinder type None  
Photography features
Maximum aperture F3.0 - F5.7  
Minimum shutter speed 4 sec  
Maximum shutter speed 1/2000 sec  
Aperture priority No  
Shutter priority No  
Manual exposure mode No  
Subject / scene modes Yes  
Built-in flash Yes  
Flash range 4.8 m  
External flash No  
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in  
Continuous drive Yes  
Self-timer Yes (2 or 12 sec)  
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Spot
Exposure compensation 2 EV (at 1/3 EV steps)  
WB Bracketing No  
Videography features
  • Motion JPEG
Microphone Mono  
Speaker Mono  
Resolutions 1280 x 720 (30,15 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 15 fps), 320 x 180 (30,15 fps)  
Storage types SD/SDHC/SDXC  
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)  
HDMI Yes  
Wireless Eye-Fi Connected  
Remote control No  
Environmentally sealed No  
Battery Battery Pack  
Battery description Lithium-ion rechargeable LI-50B battery & charger  
Weight (inc. batteries) 125 g (0.28 lb / 4.41 oz)  
Dimensions 96 x 57 x 19 mm (3.78 x 2.24 x .75")  
Other features
Orientation sensor Yes  
Timelapse recording No  
GPS None


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