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Olympus VR-310

alaTest has collected and analyzed 299 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the screen and portability. The responsiveness and value for money are also appreciated, whereas the reliability and shutter get less positive opinions. There are some mixed comments about the image stabilizer and battery.

usability, value for money, responsiveness, portability, screen

focus, features, exposure, shutter, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Olympus VR-310 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 299 reviews)

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AN AMAZING DIGITAL COMPACT CAMERA!BEST VALUE-MONEY!!!IT HAS VERY GOOD ZOOM!VERY GOOD PERFORMANCE AT LOW LIGHT CONDITIONS !!!720P HD VIDEO!!24 mm WIDE ANGLE!!I RECOMMEND THIS CAMERA FOR Macro Photography, Video, Sports/action, Weddings/events, Travel, Indoors/low light, Landscape/Scenery, Wildlife photos!!!AND IT IS CHEAP ENOUGH!!!!!

Design, Software, Value for money, Low light performance, Interface, Image stabilizer, Viewfinder, Color, Sensor, Linux support, Control panel, Flash, Battery, Lens, Exposure, Video, Zoom, Build quality, Manual image adjustments, Finish, Resolution, Glare, Performance, Screen, Menu, Image quality, Shutter, Black level, Usability, Portability, Focus, Lcd

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Excellent product!!!!!


It’s cheap, it boasts a 10x optical zoom yet (with zoom retracted) will fit in a trouser pocket Responsive in low light conditions ; 24 mm wide angle ; Controls and menus are generally user-firendly!!!best value-money!!!!!

Design, Control panel, Battery, Build quality, Black level, Color

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Not Happy with camera...


It sticks in the menu mood, hard to figure out. Will be returning and ordering another as I need a camera for my purse.


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Olympus VR-310 review


Looking for a knockabout pocket camera with larger than average zoom that won't cost the earth? The metallic silver VR-310 we had in for review – with black, red, or purple also available - is both attractive in an unassuming way, bit also an all-too...

It’s cheap, it boasts a 10x optical zoom yet (with zoom retracted) will fit in a trouser pocket

Picture quality is distinctly shaky towards maximum zoom, and we lose corner detail at maximum wideangle, plus sound cannot be recorded if zooming in video mode

The zoom to price ratio of the Olympus VR-310 may look appealing at first glance, and the outer shell is certainly better than we’d expect for £99, but unfortunately it’s in the crucial area of image quality that it betrays its no frills price tag,...

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Olympus VR-310 Digital Compact Camera Review


Daniel Bell reviews the Olympus VR-310, a compact, budget high-zoom digital camera.

Extremely cheap for 10x optical zoom; Focus distance of just 1cm allows for great macro images; Good range of Scene Modes and Magic Filters

No optical zoom with sound on videos

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Olympus VR-310


Panasonic DMC FP386/100

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Amazon review summary for Olympus VR-310


alaTest has collected and analysed 67 user reviews of Olympus VR-310 from The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on

usability, value for money, screen, portability, battery

exposure, focus, responsiveness, shutter, image quality

76% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Olympus VR-310 Digital Camera - Silver (14MP, 10x Super Wide Optical Zoom) 3 inch LCDOlympus VR-310 Digital Camera - Red (14MP, 10x Super Wide Optical Zoom) 3 inch LCDOlympus VR-310 Digital Camera - Black (14MP, 10x Super Wide Optical Zoom) 3 inch LCD

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Good Buy


Worth it and easy to use. Great starter.

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Photo quality and battery


1)Features to money: One of the best cameras with great value for money. Loads of features for a point and shoot camera at such price. 2)Quality of photo: The images without flash are best if you work in daylight. if you donot sue flash at night ensure...

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worst camera ever


very distorted still pix, one even split (the upper part didn't match the lower part of the pix!)

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worst camera ever


very distorted still pix, one even split (the upper part didn't match the lower part of the pix!)bad movie chip as very non-smooth

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Pretty good


A very good deal overall. 10X optical zoom is fantastic!

Product Specifications


Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Changeable Lens: No
Image Stabiliser:Optical Image Stabiliser
Integrated GPS Module: No
Touchscreen: No
View Finder Type:LCD Monitor


Bluetooth: No
HDMI Interface: No
PictBridge:No / Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No

General Features

3D: No
Bridge Camera: No
Chip Type:CCD
Product Type:Compact Camera
Sensor Size:1/2.3' / 1/2.3''
SLR / Compact:Compact Camera


Longest Shutter Speed in s:4
Shortest Shutter Speed in s:1/2000


Compact Flash Card: No
Memory Stick / Memory Stick Pro: No
Memory Stick Duo / Duo Pro: No
Memory Type:External / Internal + External
Micro Drive: No
Multimedia Card: No
SDXC Card: No
Secure Digital Card: Yes
Secure Digital High Capacity Card: Yes
XD Card: No

Power Supply

Battery Model:Olympus LI-42 B
Battery Type:Olympus LI-42 B


Aperture Priority: No
Face Detection Mode:Face Detection
Movie / Voice Recording:Movie + Voice
RAW Format: No
Serial Shot Mode: No
Shutter Priority: No