LCD and Viewfinder
Olympus VR-340 has a Fixed Type 3″ LCD screen with a resolution of 460k dots. Both the screen size and the screen resolution is up to the standards of this class.
VR-340 doesn't have a viewfinder and no option for external viewfinder. Lack of a viewfinder can be problematic especially under strong light where visibility of LCD screens goes down dramatically. If you need a Compact camera with a built-in viewfinder in a similar price range, consider Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H50 (Compare) or Canon PowerShot SD780 IS (Digital IXUS 100 IS) (Compare). If the price is not an issue, take a look at our Top Rated Cameras with Viewfinders.
Max Shutter speed
Olympus VR-340 can shoot continuously at max speed of Unknown and has max shutter speed of 1/2000 sec.
Unfortunately VR-340 doesn't have an external flash shoe so you are limited with the built-in flash.
Olympus VR-340 features a Contrast Detection autofocusing system.
Olympus VR-340 also features Face detection AF
where it intelligently detects the faces in the frame and locks the focus automatically.
With Olympus VR-340, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 1280 x 720 at 30,15 fps and save in and Motion JPEG formats. 1280 x 720 is a low video resolution by todays standards. If video quality is important for you, we recommend you to look at cameras with Full HD, even better 4K / Ultra-HD resolution .
VR-340 has a built-in Mono microphone and a Mono speaker.
Olympus VR-340 doesn't have any connections for external microphones and headphones. If you need a Compact camera with external microphone connectivity, consider Samsung PL120 or in a similar price range.
Connectivity and Storage
You can connect VR-340 to compatible devices via its HDMI port or USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port.
Olympus VR-340 Features Compared to Main Competitors
Current Lowest price for Olympus VR-340 is $129.99