Olympus SZ-30MR

  • Olympus SZ-30MR
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Based on 14 scores, 24 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    2
  • Good:
    6
  • Average:
    5
  • Bad:
    1

Pros:

  • Stylish and compact, Snappy performance and AF, Versatile lens, handy shooting modes.
  • Excellent grip, Unique, attractive design, Relatively slim for the zoom range, 24x wide-angle zoom, Sensor-shift image stabilization, Full HD 1080p movies, Stereo audio recording, Optical zoom during movies, Very good Super Macro mode, Multi-Recording ...
  • New MR technology is genuinely useful, large focal range is handy, body feels comfortable in the hand

Cons:

  • Average image quality, Poor Magic Filter options, “?” button not very helpful
  • Strong noise suppression mars low-contrast detail even at the lowest ISO setting, No control over noise reduction, Bright colors tend to bloom in bright light, Camera crashes when modes are changed in Menu mode and in Movie mode, Need to use menus to a...

Expert reviews and ratings

By CIOL on -

Essentially a point and shoot camera which has a 3D mode to shoot images in 3D. Once the 3D mode is on, the camera clicks 2 pictures eventually merging them to form the 3D image. The cam gave decent picture quality. Backlit CMOS sensor gives good...

By Tech2 on 65

The Olympus SZ-30MR sells in India at a price of Rs. 22,000. The camera is a great when it comes to the design and build quality. It does pretty well in outdoor performance, too. Its compact size allows one to carry it around more easily, as compared...

By Camera Gear Guide on 80

The Olympus SZ-30MR surprised us by delivering good looks, an excellent form factor, tidy interface, and respectable performance. Factor in a sub-$400 price tag for a pocketable 26x zoom camera with 16MP on board, and we feel comfortable giving the...

By The Imaging Resource on -

It seems as if for everything we liked about the SZ-30MR there was something we didn't like. In use, it's a fun and capable machine. Image quality, unfortunately, is marred by overaggressive noise suppression, a side-effect of the very...

By Steves Digicams on -

One of the first "SZ" series models we've tested from Olympus, the SZ-30MR holds the top of the line spot in this newer line up. While in the same series as past SP models, like the SP-800 UZ and SP-810 UZ, the SZ30MR combines a powerful zoom lens...

By PhotographyBLOG on 80

In a sea of me-too compacts, the Olympus SZ-30MR stands out in more ways than one. Packing a 25-600mm equivalent zoom lens in a body that can be shoved into a front jeans pocket is a remarkable achievement in its own right, but the Olympus SZ-30MR...

By Digital Photography School on -

They keep gettin’ longer and longer: compact maxi zoom digicams, that is.No-one else has touched Canon with its 35x zoom in the SX30 IS model but this one maxes out Olympus’ lineup with a 24x optical zoom.That means you can zoom from a 35...

By Expert Reviews on 100

Olympus has maxed out the specifications, particularly with the 24x zoom, but it also gets the basics right with nippy performance, commendable image quality and superb videos...

By Pocket-lint on 70

This is a capable and compact camera, offering a larger than normal zoom, which won’t make too much of a hole in your pocket. But ultimately it struggles to deliver fine image quality that more particular photographers will...

By ePHOTOzine on 80

An amazing amount of zoom in such a compact camera, it really is pocketable! Whether you can use the full zoom to full effect will depend on a number of things, such as good light, a steady hand, and subject being shot. A tripod will become essential if...

By What Digital Camera on 81

There's nodenying the fact that the Olympus SZ-30MR brings a lot to the table. The new MR technology is a world-first and will prove genuinely useful for a host of photographers, as will a lot of the other simplified functionality on offer. However,...

By DigitalVersus on 80

The Olympus SZ-30 MR is one of the best Olympus cameras we've seen for a while. It's pleasant to use, relatively compact, has a zoom worthy of a bridge and some original new functions. Although Olympus has improved the way this camera handles...

International Review By ljudochbild.se on 67

Detta är den största kameran i testet och om den ska kallas fickvänlig får det i så fall gälla jackfickor. Det innebär dock att det finns plats för ett rejält grepp så att den sitter bra i handen. Det...

International Review By Computer Bild on -

Die Superzoom-Objektive erobern die Kompaktklasse. Klein und handlich, aber trotzdem mit einem großen Zoombereich ausgerüstet, geht die Olympus SZ-30MR in den Test von AUDIO VIDEO FOTO...

International Review By Lyd og bilde on 67

Med to bildeprosessorer i kameraet kan det gjøre flere ting samtidig, som å filme med og uten effekter samtidig eller ta stillbilder mens man filmer. Artig og faktisk brukbart i visse situasjoner. En ekstrem zoom kan også være...

International Review By Ere Numérique on 75

Depuis longtemps, Olympus s’est fait une spécialité de proposer des zooms très puissants sous un volume réduit. C’est dans cette logique attractive pour nombre d’amateurs que s’inscrit l’ Olympus...

International Review By Fotoguiden on -

I stället för metall har kameran en blank metallhärmande plastyta upptill. Det får i alla fall mina förväntningar på kameran att falla. Om jag nu hade haft några förväntningar. En liten rätt så...

International Review By Focus on -

Für Forscher ohne PC Die Olympus SZ-30MR ist eindeutig ein Gerät für Fans von Effekten und Tricks. Die könnte man zwar flexibler via PC-Nachbearbeitung erzeugen, aber das ist ja nicht jedermanns Sache. Durch den Multi-Recording-Modus...

International Review By Kamera & Bild on -

Istället för metall har kameran en blank metallhärmande plastyta upptill. Det får i alla fall mina förväntningar på kameran att falla. Om jag nu hade haft några förväntningar. En liten rätt så...

International Review By Magnus.de on -

Olympus hat im zierlichen Gehäuse der SZ-30MR neben einem riesigen Zoom ein dickes Paket an Funktionen untergebracht. Die Bilder werden brennweitenabhängig intern massiv bearbeitet, was zu sehr inhomogenen Bildserien...