• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 240.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 200.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Olympus VR-340 advantages over Sony W730

  • More telephoto lens reach
    240 mm vs 200 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • More dots on screen
    460k vs 230k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Longer exposure
    4 vs 2 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Sony W730 advantages over Olympus VR-340

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Lighter weight
    122g vs 170g
    Lighter weight
  • Higher extended ISO
    3200 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

  • 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
  • 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
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

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
Sony W730
Olympus VR-320
  • $89
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • More pixels
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Longer exposure

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
Sony W730
Olympus VR-330
  • $89
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • More pixels
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • HDMI out

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
Sony W730
Canon A4000 IS
  • $89
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Wider angle lens
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer exposure

Compared to Canon 130 IS

Olympus VR-340
Canon 130 IS
  • $150
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Wider angle lens
  • Bulb shutter
  • $109
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Thinner
Sony W730
Canon 130 IS
  • $89
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
  • $109
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • HDMI out

Compared to Canon 135

Olympus VR-340
Canon 135
  • $150
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • More dots on screen
  • $119
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lighter weight
  • Longer exposure
Sony W730
Canon 135
  • $89
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $119
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer exposure
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