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Olympus SZ30 16 MP Digital Camera, Wide-Angle 24x Optical Zoom with Multi-Recording Capability and 3" LCD (Silver) (Old Model)

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  • 3-inch LCD display
  • Wide Angle HD; Tue Pic III 24X Zoom
  • 1080P HD Movie and HDMI Controlq
  • 16 Megapixel High Sensitivity CMOS sensor
  • 7FPS High-Speed Continuous Shooting (16 MP)
  • Multi-Recording Function
  • Tue Pic III 24X Zoom
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Olympus
  • Model: 228825
  • Optical Sensor Resolution: 16 MP
  • Optical Sensor Technology: CMOS
  • Optical zoom: 24 x
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 1 x 3.8 inches ; 6.4 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B004S7QKDC
  • Item model number: 228825
  • Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (56 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,710 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: March 15, 2011

Product Description

Enjoy superb image quality in an ultra-compact, lightweight body with amazing features like a 16MP CMOS sensor for high-quality images with less noise, 7fps High-Speed Continuous Shooting, and Hand-Held Starlight mode for high performance in low light. Plus, capture full 16MP resolution stills & 1080p HD movies simultaneously - you won't miss a single moment.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Trying sport mode and multiple pictures don't seem to help the problem. Higher resolution does not help when the pictures are not clear. Read more ›
I have not…In the display the image looks 100% sharp and clear but after shooting , the picture recorded is not sharp, have tryed in all modes, magic modes, auto, etc.. Read more ›
This camera is the perfect combination, excellent photos with a small camera. Very comfortable to take it anywhere. I love it Read more ›
I carry it absolutely everywhere with me. It takes spectacular pictures and is the first point-and-shoot style camera I've found with a digital zoom I actually trust. I use… Read more ›
P Auto does give better pictures indoors if you know how to set it right. iAuto does well…Do your homework to learn how to use the camera well to produce great pictures . Read more ›
I went to a college graduation the other day and as loon as the pictures were taken on zoom and you held the camera extremely STILL it was a great picture otherwise I got… Read more ›
I really liked this camera - it took great pictures, very nice design. It seemed to combine some of the best features of point and shoot and larger cameras. However after… Read more ›
It'll probably take me over a year to figure out how to best utilize the other neat features (that weren't as important to me), and I actually look forward to unfolding… Read more ›
I will list what I am dissatisfied with…1. Poor picture quality, probably the worst I have owned (it can only focus in the strongest light settings or if flash is used. P… Read more ›
This camera has a lot of great features and some of the pictures I've taken are really good. I think the challenge with this kind of camera is learning which shooting mode… Read more ›
4. LCD screen -- great 6. speed -- great (in action mode, or burst mode) 7. button layout -- good Read more ›
This…If you are looking for a long zoom, with HD video capability and good quality prints, this is for you, the icing on the cake is all the other amazing features you get! Read more ›
Many features that will help you to get a very clear shoots with minimum setups. The 24X zoom is amazing. Read more ›
For me is exellent, autofocus works great, very good night shoots, awesome zoom. and still compact enought to bring it everywere. Read more ›
"Busy" stays on constantly , no matter how steady I hold camera. No sharpness on Optical Zoom! Wanter a camera with rechargeable Lithum ion battery and there are… Read more ›
Great zoom! Great pictures! Read more ›
A very nice, user friendly, camera. Love the zooming capacity. Light weight and I like the chrome/graphite finish of the housing. Read more ›
I liked the zoom, clear pictures, nicely built but was so disappointed in the color production that it wasn't worth keeping. Let me know if I've missed something I should… Read more ›
Photo quality was generally very good, but was a bit blurry when capturing moving objects or…Video was good but the microphone picked up some wind sounds in a light breeze. Read more ›
I love this camera. It takes great pictures, even indoors, and very good video. I have a Flip and a Vado and will probably sell both of them. Read more ›
Used video zoom and still shots in hot weather, super cold weather, skiing downhill, on the ocean. Pictures are very clear and the video is stable on replay. Love the video… Read more ›
And there's a weird distortion on some shots -- like windows are slanted when you take a photo of the…Sure you have a cool video camera and such, but the basics are off. Read more ›
Pictures are very clear and the video is stable on…Love the video zoom, although when you zoom in and then back out, it has no way of knowing where to call the focal point. Read more ›
Extra features are really nice including 3D photos (which looked good on my Panasonic plasma 3D TV) and panorama photos, as well as continuous shooting mode which takes so… Read more ›
This camera is very nice; takes great pictures and is fairly simple to use. I love the dog/cat picture option, the panoramic mode, and the low light feature. Read more ›
A compact and fairly easy to use camera. A prime reason for my purchase was the wide zoom range. Read more ›
Once you shake the camera and open battery lid, it falls off because it gets unlocked. #5 Zoom control is slippery and not comfortable to use at all. Zoom speed is not… Read more ›
I've never owned an Olympus camera before, but am very…It is easy to use, and very, very small, easy to put in your pocket; but I must admit I am not a photography expert. Read more ›
Love the video zoom, although when you zoom in and then back out, it has no way of knowing where to call the focal…Probably operator error, but it is an easy to use camera. Read more ›
This camera is EXACTLY what we were looking for! The zoom is awesome - all options are very easy to use. The video comes out great & having the hand grip makes it feel very… Read more ›
I have only had it a short time and I took many photos outdoors and…The built-in popup flash is very powerful, and sometime too much so as it tends to overexpose the scene. Read more ›
But with a few tweaks on program mode this camera takes outstanding pictures inside and out! The flash is nice and has a long coverage range. The CMOS provides very good… Read more ›
The filters are fun to use. Flash is excellent, open it when needed. Super macro is fantastic. Read more ›
everything i wanted it to be. great color, comapact, functions work well. Not a expert camera bug but i like it Read more ›
Pluses The photos have really nice colors and look very life-like (which is what a camera should be capable of!) The zoom is quiet and smooth Read more ›
Amazing zoom and very fine picture quality. Even the camera build and finish is awesome. cons : It takes 3-4 hrs to charge the battery. Read more ›
It's definitely the most beautiful camera I've ever had amongst about a dozen models from Ricoh (Caplio R4, R5 and R6), Canon (SD200, SD650),…Build quality is very good. Read more ›
Some reviewers complained for example that it is…Some reviewers complained that the pictures aren't sharp -- but I find it takes very sharp pictures if the focus is good. Read more ›
I am afraid this model Olympus…This has all of the options necessary to make fine photographs yet it does not take sharp pictures and often they are simpley out of focus. Read more ›
I love Amazon as they list all the buying options so I looked for a refurbished copy and selected one done by Olympus that was well priced. I took the plunge and the camera… Read more ›
I was able to video 90 percent of the time of a wedding ceremony at full 1080i and take full resolution 16 megapixel stills at the same time as well as taking many videos… Read more ›
My former Panasonic camera had a Leica lens which was much sharper, but the images in the Olympus do look better when you view them on a computer screen and you can… Read more ›

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

60 of 60 people found the following review helpful By Brian M. Edwards VINE VOICE on June 25, 2011
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Update 8-21-2011
I found the youtube feature on the video settings. It offers different video quality settings and some optimized ofr youtube. ALso, the burst feature is amazin, yesterday I tok a burst of 35 photos in the space of 5 seconds! Amazing.....

First off, I own several "digital" cameras and have also previously had a few long zoom cameras.I don't like "big" cameras because I don't like lugging them around. So when I have owned long zoom cameras in the past, though I have liked them, tended to not use them much because I didn't like carrying them around, thus always ended up selling them.
I have been keeping an eye out for a small point and shoot with a 20+ optical zoom and stumbled upon this one by chance on the Olympus web-site.
I was impressed by what I saw, read a few reviews and ordered it off amazon.com (of course!) and received it the very next day. Right out of the box, the quality of the build stood out, it was also well laid out and I was delighted to find the battery was almost fully charged.
I headed over to a nearby park and snapped off some photos and a few video clips.
The quality of the photos and video were excellent, I used some of the "magic" settings which are special effects, I usually dismiss these types of effects as gimmicks but found some of them to be impressive.

Pluses
The photos have really nice colors and look very life-like (which is what a camera should be capable of!)
The zoom is quiet and smooth
Zoom works with HD and sound (the SP800UZ did not and went straight back!)
You can take photos while shooting HD video (though not sure yet where it saves them)
It can shoot HD video and say, 480 x 640 video (great for youtube etc or emailing) at the same time which is very impressive.
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39 of 40 people found the following review helpful By John on May 17, 2011
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I have had this camera for about a week now and so far I am very satisfied. I got this camera because I don't like caring around my digital camera for photos and my HD Camcorder for video. While this is in no way a complete replacement for my Digital SLR and my HD Camcorder, it does the job well quite well and is well worth having an all in one in my pocket. I will still use my stand alone devices for those planned events when I want the very best. For general day to day shots of family and fun times it is perfect and at a fair price.

PROS:
You can operate the zoom while shooting video. Not all cameras do this.
You can take full res snap shots while recording video. Again, the Multi-Recording is why I bought this.
You can shoot multi sized photos or videos simultaneously. This is great for a having a lower res copy ready for upload instantly.
The zoom is 24x optical and it fits in my pocket. The speed of the glass is very good considering the focal range of this unit.
You can capture about 29 minutes continuos video at full 1080 (4GB limit on file size for SD cards)
I was concerned about not having a view finder, but so far I can see the display well enough in daylight.

CONS
The noise of the zoom and auto-focus motor is picked up when recording video, not very noticeable when there are other sounds being recorded, but very noticeable when there's relative silence.(my old canon camera produced a constant high pitch whine throughout all videos. This is only when zooming and focus and less noticable.(Again, this is not a true replcement for a dedicated camcorder.)
There seems to be a 2 snapshot limit of still pics while recording video. I'm not certain if that is a setting I can change or what the deal is.
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71 of 78 people found the following review helpful By Charles Kirchhoff on May 25, 2011
This going to be a quick and dirty review. I got this camera just over a week ago to replace my Canon A720IS. My Canon is a great camera and gives great shots and is solid as a rock. All the paint is warn off all the edges from accompanying me on hunting, camping, traveling and daily use. But I had a family todo and wanted a long zoom and HD video. I spent a lot of time checking out cameras from Sony, Nikon, Panasonic, Canon and others and none had everything I wanted. Then at the last minute I found the SZ-30mr. It was so new I could not find any hands on reviews but it had everything I was looking for and took a leap of faith, bared my credit card and bought it. I was not disappointed. I was so busy before traveling for a wedding/reunion for which I bought this camera for, I did not get a chance to learn it. However, it was not that difficult. And I was able master it enough to get the job done. I bought a 16 gig SD card, a spare battery and external charger. I like the external charger since it does not take the camera out of action during charging. Plus the cable is propitiatory and makes it one more thing to carry and get lost and does not work with anything else. I spent a week traveling for a wedding/family reunion and took tons of pictures and videos. Every morning I would change the battery. I was able to video 90 percent of the time of a wedding ceremony at full 1080i and take full resolution 16 megapixel stills at the same time as well as taking many videos and stills at the reception before the battery gave out and of course like an idiot I left the spare battery in the charger! But by that that time toasts had been made, cakes were cut and dances were made and anything I did miss was not important.Read more ›
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