Olympus SP-620UZ

Last Updated (15 March’12):
- Review & Sample Photos @ Photographyblog

Olympus SP-620UZ is a 16MP Digital Camera with 21x Optical Zoom that will be ideal choice for the traveler, outdoorsy type, or sports enthusiast who wants to capture the action from a distance. It also offers variety of interesting features such as Dual Image Stabilization, HD Video recording, Magic Art Filters, Beauty Mode, 3D Image Capture, and has a 3-inch LCD for easier composing and shooting. The camera measures (W x H x D) 109.7 x 74.3mm x 73.7mm and weight 435 g.

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Overall Rating: ★★★½☆ | Latest Price Info

Expert Reviews

Olympus SP-620UZ Reviews

Photographyblog reviews the Olympus SP-620UZ and writes;
“As the zoom range on the SP-620UZ is comparatively modest at 21x – certainly when compared to Nikon’s 42x P510 for example – we didn’t have too much of a problem getting relatively sharp results first time when shooting handheld at maximum 525mm equivalent telephoto setting. That in itself is commendable, though this is in daylight it has to be noted.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

CNET reviews the Olympus SP-620UZ and writes;
“In Video Test – wind noise aside, the soundtrack was very clearly recorded, thanks to the sensitive mic, and the image quality was good, although not brilliant.”
Rating: ★★★½☆

Techradar reviews the Olympus SP-620UZ and writes;
“In summation, the Olympus SP-620UZ is a simple to use value for money superzoom with modest aspirations but a decent performance. In some respects it betters more ambitions models – we were able to achieve sharp results handheld at extreme tele setting”
Rating: ★★★½☆

Pocket-lint reviews the Olympus SP-620UZ and writes;
“Good edge-to-edge sharpness and minimal fisheye effect at maximum wide angle also further suggest this camera as a good value all-in-one.”
Rating: ★★★½☆

Ephotozine reviews the Olympus SP-620UZ and writes;
“When taking into account the price of the SP-620UZ the features and performance make it extremely good value for money, ideal for those who are looking for a decent amount of zoom but are on a tight budget. Image quality is good..”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Whatdigitalcamera reviews the Olympus SP-620UZ and writes;
“The lens works well across its range and image noise is kept under strict control, image quality is therefore pretty good and those Magic filters and other neat kit all combine to make this a great value snapper for those requiring greater lens reach than a ‘normal’ compact provides on a tighter budget.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

User Opinions

Olympus SP-620UZ User Reviews

High zoom for low budget
“The Olympus SP-620UZ is the kind of camera you might buy if you’re looking for a model with high zoom, but you don’t have the budget for one of the expensive options available out there. It’s certainly a model which you should consider buying, though you should keep in mind the fact that it’s not a perfect model. The performances offered by this camera are quite good and it’s a model that delivers plenty in return for the money you’ll spend on it.” – By Ely Shemer
Rating: ★★★★☆

Its a great buy for your money
“I have taken crisp, clear pictures in the dark, in odd lighting, and in places with flashing strobe lights! I’ve yet to have a grainy picture or odd light quality. Second, the video is pretty darn good for a camera that is now selling for only 100 dollars.” – By schorkb
Rating: ★★★★★

High zoom for low budget
“The Olympus SP-620UZ is the kind of camera you might buy if you’re looking for a model with high zoom, but you don’t have the budget for one of the expensive options available out there.. The performances offered by this camera are quite good and it’s a model that delivers plenty in return for the money you’ll spend on it.” – By Ely Shemer
Rating: ★★★★☆

Great Value
“This camera takes very nice pictures in decent light, gives you a great telephoto reach, allows ultra close up macro photography and is easy to use. Certainly a great deal for the target audience. If you like to just point and shoot, get nice pictures and want a long zoom, you should consider this camera.” – By Brian
Rating: ★★★★☆

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Samples

Olympus SP-620UZ Sample Photos

- Olympus SP-620UZ Sample Photos @ Photographyblog.com

- Olympus SP-620UZ Sample Photos @ Cnet.co.uk

- Olympus SP-620UZ Sample Photos @ Techradar.com

- Olympus SP-620UZ Sample Photos @ Ephotozine.com

- Olympus SP-620UZ Sample Photos @ Whatdigitalcamera.com

Manual

Olympus SP-620UZ User Manual (PDF)

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- Download Olympus SP-620UZ User Manual (PDF – 3.4 MB)

Features

Olympus SP-620UZ Features

The Olympus SP-620UZ is able to capture superior image quality by offers high-resolution CCD image sensor up to 16 Megapixel. With this sensor, the camera lets you to create poster-sized prints without losing a single detail. While the 21x optical zoom bring you closer to the action while the wide-angle lens lets you capture amazing panoramas and group shots. You can also easily composing and shooting by view your subject on the large 3-inch LCD screen with resolution up to 230K dots and also offers an extra-wide viewing angle.

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By using one-touch button on the camera, you can instantly record video with amazing clarity in high-definition then play back the video on your HD television a breeze that supported with HDMI output and control. There is a Dual Image Stabilization that combines the Sensor-Shift Image Stabilization with high ISO sensitivity and fast shutter speeds to capture crisp, clear images in any shooting condition.

In addition, the camera has a Magic Art Filters feature which offers up to 12 special effects to express your creativity on your photos & HD movies. You can choose effects from Pop Art, Pin Hole, Drawing, Fish Eye, Soft Focus, Punk, Watercolor, Miniature, Sparkle, Reflection, Dramatic and Fragmented. Olympus SP-620UZ is also equipped with an Intelligent Auto feature which automatically recognize up to 30 different scene modes.

Moreover, there is a Beauty Mode feature which allows you to take beautiful portraits by softening shadows and smoothing wrinkles and blemishes on your subject’s face. The camera also lets you to capture beautiful 3D stills, even underwater.


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