Olympus VR-320 Review
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Listed below are some of the rivals of the Olympus VR-320.
The new Canon PowerShot SX130 IS is one of the most affordable travel-zoom cameras around. For less than £200 / $250, the Canon SX130 offers a 12x optical zoom lens, 12 megapixels, 3 inch LCD screen, 720p movies and fast DIGIC 4 processor. Aimed at both the family market, with Easy and Smart Auto modes, and enthusiasts, with a full range of manual controls, read our in-depth Canon PowerShot SX130 IS review.
The Casio EX-ZR100 is a travel-zoom camera that offers high-speed shooting and long battery life. Key features of the Casio ZR100 include a 40fps burst mode, 1,000 shot battery life, 3 inch screen, 1080i HD video, a 12.1 megapixel back-illuminated CMOS sensor and a 24-300mm, 12.5x zoom lens. Read our in-depth Casio EX-ZR100 review now...
The Fujifilm FinePix F550 EXR is the latest travel-zoom camera, sporting a 15x lens with a versatile focal range of 24-360mm. The 16 megapixel F550EXR features a lightning quick auto-focus system, full 1080p movies, built-in GPS, and 8fps continuous shooting. Read our in-depth Fujifilm FinePix F550EXR review to find out if this is the ultimate compact camera...
The Nikon Coolpix S8200 is a new point-and-shoot travel-zoom camera, featuring a 14x, 25-350mm lens and a 16 megapixel back-illuminated CMOS sensor. The S8200 also offers a high-resolution 3-inch screen, 1080p Full HD movies, 6fps continuous shooting and speedy operation. Read our in-depth Nikon Coolpix S8200 review to find out if it improves enough on last year's model to challenge the other travel zoom contenders.
The Lumix DMC-TZ18 is Panasonic's new affordable travel-zoom camera for 2011. The TZ18 (also known as the ZS8) packs a 14 megapixel CCD sensor, 16x wide-angle zoom lens, 3 inch LCD screen,720p HD movies and manual controls into its pocketable body. Available in silver or black for £269 / $299, read our Panasonic DMC-TZ18 / ZS10 review to find out if this is the compact camera for you.
The new Panasonic Lumix ZX3 / ZR3 is a tiny camera that packs a big punch, with an 8x, 25-300mm wide-angle zoom lens and 14 megapixel sensor. Capable of recording 720p HD movies in the AVCHD Lite or Motion JPEG formats, the ZX3 (called the ZR3 in North America) features Panasonic's newly introduced Intelligent Resolution function which can boost the zoom to 10x with minimal loss of image quality. Mark Goldstein takes an in-depth look at the new Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZX3.
The Pentax Optio RS1500 is the second compact camera whose appearance can be customised almost to your heart's content. You can choose from the 10 included skins, create your own using the Personal Skin Designer software, use a tracing stencil, and also change the lens ring. Can this chameleon-like feature make the RS1500 stand out from the entry-level crowd? Read our in-depth Pentax Optio RS1500 review to find out...
Another busy 6 months has passed in the digital photography world, and right on cue, the Ricoh CX5 appears as the replacement for the already out-of-date CX4 compact camera. New features include a faster hybrid auto-focus system Super Resolution technology, three scene modes, and Eye-Fi card support. The CX5 retains the 10.7x lens, 720p HD movies, 3 inch screen, and 10 megapixel back-illuminated CMOS sensor of its predecessor. Read the World's first Ricoh CX5 review to find out if it can keep up with the travel-zoom competition.
The WB700 is Samsung's latest travel-zoom challenger to the market-leading Panasonic TZ series. Offering a wide-angle 18x zoom lens, 14 megapixel sensor, 720p video recording and full manual controls are just some of the highlights of the WB700. Read our Samsung WB700 review to find out if it's a real contender.
The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX7V is a new travel-zoom compact camera sporting a 10x zoom lens, built-in GPS tracking, 1080i high-definition video with stereo sound, a 16 megapixel CMOS sensor, high-resolution 3-inch screen, manual shooting mode, 10fps continuous shooting, 3D photos, and SD memory card support. Read our expert Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX7V review to find out if all of these features add up to a great camera.