41 of 43 people found the following review helpful
I love this camera,
This review is from: Olympus VR-340 16MP Digital Camera with 10x Optical Zoom (Black) (Old Model) (Electronics)
I grew up a photographer. I had a darkroom in Junior High School and up until 15 years ago I shot 35mm.
Since the digital revolution I have had 6 cameras - all pt n shoot w/ progressively more MPs. I mostly drop them or break the screen which renders them useless.
This camera has all the features that I could possibly want:
1- sturdy cover for the screen so it will not crack
2- a wide angle lens to capture the WHOLE scene - and w/16mp I can always crop later
3- a very adequate 10x zoom
4- good in low light situations
5- a battery that lasts forever and a meter on the screen
Now to be fair- I hate flash and do not use it - It is not natural - I don't know anyone who has a instant bright light that comes from his forehead- but I haven't traveled that much. So the complaints that I read here about the flash or blurry indoor photos go in one ear and out the other because for me and my art, life is rarely sharp and clear. If there is enough light to shoot @ 1/50th sec the shots are sharp. For the shots I take in dark bars or @ night - the blur is part of the scene!
In conclusion, I don't carry a dslr because of the bulk and $$, but this camera I can take out of my pocket and be ready to shoot before you can say Olympus.