Olympus VR-340 Digital Camera, Gift Pack, 16 Megapixels, 10x Optical/4x Digital Zoom, 720p HD Movie Mode, 4GB SD Card, White Sateen Case, White

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About Olympus VR-340

The Olympus VR-340 Digital Camera (Gift Pack, White) is 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.

Olympus VR-340 Features

  • 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
  • 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 & Movie: Express your creativity with up to 12 special effects for your photos & 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
  • 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

Olympus VR-340 Specifications

Image Sensor
16 Megapixels (effective), 1/2.3"
Focal Length/Lens Configuration
4.2 - 42.0mm (24 - 240mm equivalent in 35mm photography)
Zoom
10x Optical Zoom + 4x Digital Zoom
Aperture Range
f3.0 (W) - f5.7 (T)
Display
3.0" LCD 460K dots
Focus System
CCD Contrast Detection
Focus Range (from lens surface)
Normal Mode: W: 0.6m-infinity/T: 1.0,-infinity
Macro Mode: W: 0.2m-infinity/T: 0.9m-infinity
Super Macro Mode: 0.01m'infinityatf=6.61mmifocal length fixed)
Focus Mode
iESP Auto, Spot AF, Face Detection AF, AF Tracking
Shutter Speed
1/2000 sec. -1/2 sec. (up to 4 sec. in Candle Scene mode)
ISO Sensitivity
Auto, High Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600
Exposure Metering
Digital ESP Metering
White Balance Control
Auto, One-touch, Presets (Daylight, Overcast, Tungsten, Fluorescent3)
Exposure Compensation
2 steps (bright/standard)
Image File Format
Still Image: JPEG
Movie: AVI Motion JPEG
Number of Recorded Pixels
16M(4608x3456): combined screennail (VGA)
8M(3264x2448): combined screennail (VGA)
5M(2560x1920): combined screennail (VGA)
3M(2048x1536)
2M(1600x1200)
1M(1280x960)
VGA(640x480) (compression ratio: 1/8 & 1/4)
16:9 S (1920x1080) (compression ratio: 1/4 & 1/8)
Motion Blur Suppression
Dual Image Stabilization
Shooting Modes
Intelligent Auto, Program Auto, Beauty Mode with Make-up Mode, Scene Modes (Portrait, Landscape, Night, Night+Portrait, Sport, Indoor, Candle, Self Portrait, Sunset, Fireworks, Cusine, Beach & Snow, Documents, Pet, 3D)
Magic Art Filters: Pop Art, Pin Hole, Fish Eye, Drawing, Soft Focus, Punk, Sparkle, Water Color, Reflection
Panorama
PC Panorama (Up to 10 frames automatically stitchable with ib software)
Continuous Shooting
High-Speed1 Approx. 1.4 fps / 200 image (3M)
High-Speed2 Approx. 15.0 fps / 20 image (3M)
Approx. 0.47 fps / 200 images (16M)
Movie Mode
1280X720 (30fps, 15fps)
640X480 (30fps, 15fps)
320X240 (30fps, 15fps)
Noise Reduction
Auto
Image Playback
Still Image: Single, Index Display (5x4), Event, Up to 10x Enlargement, Slideshow
Movie: Normal, Fast-Forward, Reverse, Frame-by-Frame, Voice Playback
Playback Edit Effects
Still Image: Resize, Crop, Beauty Fix
Flash Modes
Auto (for low light and backlit conditions)
Red-Eye Reduction
Fill-in
Off
Flash Working Range
W: 0.2m - 4.8m (ISO 800) T: 0.9m - 2.4m (ISO 800)
Self-Timer
12/2 Seconds
Memory
34.9MB
Removable Media Card
SD/SDHC/SDXC Card Internal Memory
System Requirements
Auto-Connect USB: Windows 2000/XP/VISTA/7 with USB port, Mac OS X 10.3 or later with USB port
Software: Windows 2000PRO/XP/VISTA/7, Mac OS X 10.3 - 10.5
Power Source
Li-Ion Rechargeable Battery (Li-50B)
F-2AC (Included). F-3AC Compatible
Dimensions (WxHxD)
4.1x2.4x1.1"/10.4x6.09x2.7cm
Weight
6.0oz/170g

Olympus VR-340 Reviews

Reviewed by 1 customers

 
4.0

Close to what I wanted

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from TN  -  Casual Photographer

I am still learning to use it. I had an Olympus Stylus 9000 I really loked but it got stolen. This camera does most of the same things, but I was disapointed to find the panorama photos have to be put together using the ib software instead of in the camera.

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