Olympus SZ-20 reviews and prices: Compact camera

16 customer reviews

+ This digital camera has no outstanding positive points. - It scores poorly on build quality.

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8.5 out of 10 based on 16 reviews.
Olympus SZ-20: 16.8 MP (Megapixels), 24x optical zoom, SD Card storage, Optical Image Stabiliser image stabiliser digital Compact camera. See full product description

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John, basildon Keen amateur

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Instructions are loaded on the camera
Excellent fast frame shooting at high res
Lots of options for settings
Bad points:
Does feel a bit plastic and cheap
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 7.0
Image quality 7.0
Features 7.0
Build Quality 5.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 11 Aug 2011

Eric, Tunbridge Wells Keen amateur

Score 7.0/10
Good points:
Lots of programmes. Should be able to do lots more than some cameras. If you want a point and shoot camera with the ability to do more, then it's good.
Bad points:
Zoom is a bit fiddly. The Manual is not as clear as it might be.
Overall rating 7.0
Ease of use 5.0
Image quality 8.0
Features 8.0
Build Quality 8.0
Value for money 6.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 02 Aug 2011

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Product Features

Camera Type Compact
Optical zoom ratio 24
Screen size (Inches) 3
Digital zoom ratio 4
Type of image stabiliser Optical Image Stabiliser
Touchscreen No
3D Yes
Media format SD Card
Media format SDHC Card
PictBridge Yes
Weight (g) 226
Flash Yes
WiFi WiFi ready
Shortest shutter speed (Fractions of a second) 1/1
Longest shutter speed (Fractions of a second) 1/4
Viewfinder LCD Monitor
RAW Format No
GPS Receiver No
Release date 2011-04-05
Height in mm 6.9
Depth in mm 4.0
Serial Shot Mode Yes
Bluetooth No
Autofocus Yes
Changeable Lens No
Highest focal length (Millimetres) 600
Lowest focal length (Millimetres) 25

Also known as: SZ-20

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Manufacturer's Description

Like every SZ Series compact, the SZ-20 is packed with Olympus technology that’s seriously state-of-the-art, like the backlit CMOS sensor for low-noise shots in poor light and an impressive 12.5x super wide optical zoom. With 1080p Full HD Movie recording and 16 Megapixels, it’s the must-have model for anyone who wants to live and shoot 24/7 – in perfect, pixel-rich quality, no compromises required. What’s more the SZ-20 features a whole raft of innovations – from Smart Panorama, 3D still photo shooting, Eye-Fi card compatibility for automatic wireless uploading of images to a website or PC to a choice of eight Magic Filters, seven of which work with both Full HD movies and stills. For a camera in this category, that’s yet another unique feature.

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