• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 240.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 224.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Olympus VR-340 advantages over Canon N2

  • Less expensive
    $150 vs $300 (MSRP)
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Wider angle lens
    24 mm vs 28 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Canon N2 advantages over Olympus VR-340

  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Newer
    7 years vs 10 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • Longer exposure
    15 vs 4 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Higher extended ISO
    6400 vs 1600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

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

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • RAW file ability
    Neither provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • 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
  • HDMI out
    Neither provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Neither provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video

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The Competition

Compared to Olympus VR-320

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
Canon N2
Olympus VR-320
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Olympus VR-330

Olympus VR-340
Olympus VR-330
  • $150
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • HDMI out
Canon N2
Olympus VR-330
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Canon A4000 IS

Olympus VR-340
Canon A4000 IS
  • $150
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More dots on screen
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer exposure
Canon N2
Canon A4000 IS
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Thinner

Compared to Nikon S800c

Olympus VR-340
Nikon S800c
  • $150
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Bulb shutter
  • $280
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • In-camera panoramas
Canon N2
Nikon S800c
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $280
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Built-in GPS

Compared to Panasonic SZ8

Olympus VR-340
Panasonic SZ8
  • $150
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bulb shutter
  • $226
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
Canon N2
Panasonic SZ8
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $226
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
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