Olympus SZ-20

  • Olympus SZ-20
71
Based on 18 scores, 26 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    2
  • Good:
    4
  • Average:
    7
  • Bad:
    5

Pros:

  • Large LCD screen, a good focal range in a compact body, HD video capture

Cons:

  • Metering can struggle in difficult lighting conditions, slightly plasticky body and lacking a general quality finish

Expert reviews and ratings

By What Digital Camera on 85

Olympus's SZ series is quickly growing a reputation as producing good quality superzooms in impressively compact bodies, and the SZ-20 is no different, sporting a slim and compact body yeah a burgeoning specification. The model features a 12.5x...

By InsideHW on

The holidays are drawing to an end. The lucky individuals have already used up their vacation days and travelled to their favourite tourist destinations. Some are largely preparing for an off-season summer holiday, whereas some won’t be able to go...

By Photo Answers on 80

The more we used this camera, the more we liked it. The zoom is really useful and the HD video will prove very popular too, and if you like to play with creative tools in-camera there are plenty here to keep you busy. This is a...

By Macworld UK on 60

The Olympus SZ-20, the ‘SZ’ indicates ‘super zoom’, is similar to the Casio, with the same 12.5x optical zoom range and 16-megapixel resolution. The Olympus’ build feels cheap, despite its appealing glossy retro-futurist...

By DigitalVersus on 60

The Olympus SZ-20 is a good, affordable superzoom camera. It's cheaper than the SZ-30 MR and other higher-end models and it still takes decent-quality pictures. There are better cameras out there though, even if only for the fact that they don't...

By PC Advisor on 70

The Olympus SZ-20 isn’t a bad camera by a long chalk, but apart from a noise-free performance at upper ISO settings and fun effects achievable with the Magic Filters, it’s distinctly average. The price seemingly reflects that and if the...

By LetsGoDigital on

Two months ago, Olympus introduced three new digital compact cameras, including the Olympus SZ-20. Thanks to the compact, lightweight camera body and the powerful zoom performance, the Olympus SZ-20 is the ideal digital camera to take with you...

By TechRadar on 60

Pitched at the entry-level end of Olympus' Traveller class of cameras, the new SZ-20 enters the point-and-shoot arena with a 12.5 x super wide-angle zoom and rather extensive feature package, set to persuade existing compact users to upgrade.As well...

By PhotographyBLOG on 70

In summing up our impressions of the camera, the positives with the SZ-20 are a best in class resolution, better than average (but not class leading) 12.5x optical zoom range, decent feature set, best in class pricing and that striking retro/futurist...

By Smarthouse on 70

Key Features: * 12.5x optical zoom * 16.1 megapixel sensor * 3D shooting mode * Full HD videoWell, unusually for a pocket compact these days, Olympus has seen fit to feature something approaching a proper grip to the edge of the SZ-20....

By Trusted Reviews on 70

The Olympus SZ-20 is one of the more affordable travel zooms and for the more demanding of photographers this will be noticeable in the quality of its images. In broad daylight we struggled to get a sharp result at maximum telephoto - each subject...

By ePHOTOzine on 80

The Olympus SZ-20 may not offer as much zoom as some of it's competitors (or even Olympus' own models such as the SZ-10/30MR), however, the camera offers a very useful 12.5x optical zoom lens, a very good screen, high speed shooting, a compact...

By Pocket-lint on 70

The 16 megapixel, 12.5x optical SZ-20 is neither the most consistent nor best built travel zoom out there, but it is one of the most affordable with a street price of around £200 for those trading up from a humble 3x or 5x zoom snapper. Those...

By itreviews.com on 60

The Olympus SZ-20 is a glossy, well-featured 16MP super-zoom with good picture quality, Full HD movies and encouraging bias towards low-light photography - but its control layout is disappointing, and it's heavily overshadowed by its big sister, the...

By Photo Review Australia on 85

This year, Olympus has created a new 'traveller' category in its super zoom camera range with three models that are more compact than the SP-series models and more competitive with similarly-featured cameras from other manufacturers. Announced...

International Review By Akam on

Olympus SZ-20 er et kamera som det er vanskelig å bli skikkelig klok på. Det ligger segmentmessig plassert mellom to relativt like kameraer, og det er små forskjeller som skiller de tre modellene SZ-10, SZ-20 og SZ-30 på papiret. Det...

International Review By Chip.de on 78

Das Gehäuse der SZ-20 wirkt hochwertig. Allerdings hält die Haptik des Plastikgehäuses nicht ganz, was die Optik verspricht. Doch die Olympus-Kamera hat andere Qualitäten: Es steckt ein leistungsstarkes 12,5-fach-Zoom in der SZ-20,...

International Review By PC-Welt.de on

Die Olympus SZ-20 ist eine digitale Kamera mit einem 12,5-fach Weitwinkel-Zoomobjektiv, welches eine Brennweite zwischen 24-300mm hat. Ferner verfügt die Digitalkamera von Olympus über eine Auflösung von 16 Megapixeln, einen Full-HD...

International Review By LetsGoDigital on

Hace dos meses, Olympus presentó tres nuevas cámaras compactas digitales, incluyendo la Olympus SZ-20. Gracias a su cuerpo compacto y ligero y a las potentes prestaciones de su zoom, la Olympus SZ-20 es la cámara digital ideal para llevar...

International Review By Magnus.de on

Die Olympus SZ-20 hat viele nützliche und auch ausgefallene Features. Die starke Glättung und Kantenaufsteilung der Bilder ist...