The VR-340 Digital Camera (Black) from Olympus 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.
- 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 PlaybackAuto noise reductionPC 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]