Olympus SZ-31MR

  • Olympus SZ-31MR
79
Based on 11 scores, 17 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    2
  • Good:
    6
  • Average:
    2
  • Bad:
    1

Pros:

  • Big zoom in a little body, Handling, Full 1080p video recording, Good battery life, Fast, Highspeed shooting, Touch Focus via display, Excellent colour reproduction

Cons:

  • Images are soft in corners and edges, Portraits aren't the best, Noise suppression smears details and colour at higher ISOs, Underpowered flash, Noticeable Redeye on many indoor portraits

Expert reviews and ratings

By CNET Australia on 83

With its blend of pleasing photos, quality build, compact body and high-res screen, this Olympus is an excellent...

By TechSmart.co.za on

Olympus is no stranger to producing intriguing, solid cameras, and the rather cumbersomely named Olympus SZ-31 MR is certainly one such offering. The 16 megapixel compact camera not only boasts a solid build, it also resembled a mini DSLR in its...

By Computeractive on

Camera manufacturers are always looking for new ways to woo customers, but Olympus has really pushed the boat out with the SZ-31MR. The 24x optical zoom is the star of the show – it's the biggest we've ever seen in a pocket-sized camera. This lens...

By Cameras UK on 81

The Olympus SZ-31MR is a relatively small digital camera with a lot of zoom power (24x). It has 16 megapixels. It is aimed at someone who is looking for a lot of zoom power in a camera that is small enough to carry around easily. Other key features...

By DigitalVersus on 80

The Olympus SZ-31 MR corrects the main flaw of last year's SZ-30 MR, as it's now much easier to see what's going on onscreen from various angles. A few nice new features have been added too, including a touchscreen interface and improved MR modes. So...

By What Digital Camera on 87

While the market has an ever-growing array of long zoomed compacts, few are as svelte as this Olympus, fewer still as attractive. This makes the Olympus SZ-31MR an ideal option for anyone looking for a compact camera for a holiday or those travelling...

By reviewed.com on

The Olympus SZ-31MR iHS is a competent, feature-rich travel zoom, but too few improvements have been made since the SZ-30 to earn our complete recommendation. Given this model's problems with sharpness, distortion, and noise reduction, we think $400 is...

By reviewed.com on

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By Buy-n-Shoot on 90

The Olympus SZ-31MR is a do it all feature packed travel camera that will not disappoint the eager traveller or family snapper who likes their images sharp and contrasty without having to lug around a heavier bulkier camera. The two biggest pluses...

By ePHOTOzine on 80

There are a few cameras on the market with a similar zoom level, but not as many that are as small the SZ-31MR. It is an ideal option if you are looking for a compact camera to take on your holidays. Images have excellent colour reproduction, except it...

By Expert Reviews on 80

Not the best for image quality, but it’s packed with impressive features, including simultaneous photo and video capture...

International Review By Parentesis on 70

Si eres un viajero al que le gusta la fotografía, pero aún no te sientes preparado para utilizar una cámara profesional, este modelo es una muy buena opción, ya que ofrece calidad de imagen y un fácil...

International Review By Chip.de on 73

Eine spektakulär unspektakuläre Reisezoom-Kamera: kein überflüssiger Ballast, kein WiFi-Web-was-auch-immer-Gedöns, keine grellbunten Gehäusefarben, sondern nur klassisches Schwarz oder Silber. Dafür aber eine...

International Review By Magnus.de on

Eine kompakte Reisekamera mit großem Brennweitenbereich. Die Bildqualität im Weitwinkel bei ISO100 ist gut, lässt mit zunehmender Brennweite und Empfindlichkeit aber schnell...

International Review By CNET France on 60

Le SZ-31 MR, compact numérique haut de gamme chez Olympus, ne néglige ni la qualité des matériaux, ni la qualité de fabrication. Son maniement est simplissime et apporte avec lui des fonctions qui seront séduire le grand public...

International Review By Les Numériques on 80

L'Olympus SZ-31 corrige le principal défaut du SZ-30 : l'écran est bien lisible. Au passage, il ajoute un ou deux trucs sympas (écran tactile, améliorations du mode MR)... Si la gestion du bruit nous fait toujours préférer les Canon et Sony, c'est un...

International Review By ferra.ru on

Olympus SZ-31MR – камера недешёвая, поэтому с нее и спрос жёстче. Начнём с того, что при соизмеримой стоимости с такими мощными игроками сегмента как Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20, Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30, Fujifilm FinePix F770EXR у тестируемой камеры нет...