• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 14.0 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 300.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 240.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Olympus VR-330 advantages over Olympus VR-340

  • More telephoto lens reach
    300 mm vs 240 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video

Olympus VR-340 advantages over Olympus VR-330

  • Less expensive
    $150 vs $200 (MSRP)
    Save money for lenses or accessories

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • RAW file ability
    Neither provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Neither provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Manual focus
    Neither provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Hot shoe
    Neither provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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Review Excerpt

The Competition

Compared to Olympus VR-320

Olympus VR-330
Olympus VR-320
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • HDMI out
  • More dots on screen
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
Olympus VR-340
Olympus VR-320
  • $150
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More dots on screen
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Canon A4000 IS

Olympus VR-330
Canon A4000 IS
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • HDMI out
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer exposure
Olympus VR-340
Canon A4000 IS
  • $150
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More dots on screen
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer exposure

Compared to Nikon S6400

Olympus VR-330
Nikon S6400
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Bulb shutter
  • $250
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
Olympus VR-340
Nikon S6400
  • $150
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Bulb shutter
  • $250
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Built-in Wi-Fi

Compared to Nikon S6500

Olympus VR-330
Nikon S6500
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bulb shutter
  • $144
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Shoots 1080p video
Olympus VR-340
Nikon S6500
  • $150
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bulb shutter
  • $144
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Samsung WB35F

Olympus VR-330
Samsung WB35F
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • HDMI out
  • More dots on screen
  • $130
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
Olympus VR-340
Samsung WB35F
  • $150
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More dots on screen
  • Bulb shutter
  • $130
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
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