Olympus SZ-12

Last Updated (31 March’13):
– Review & Sample Photos @ PCMAG

Olympus SZ-12 is a 4 Megapixel Camera features 24x wide-angle zoom, 720p video recording, Dual Image Stabilization, Magic Art Filters, 3D IMAGE CAPTURE, Beauty Mode, and support for Eye-Fi wifi-capable flash cards. The camera has measures (W x H x D) 106.5mm x 68.7mm x 39.5mm and weight 216 g. It is available with price of $166.99 at Amazon online store.

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

User Opinions

Olympus SZ-12 User Reviews

Excellent Camera
“I just took this camera to England and Scotland and it was perfect!! Took some wonderful pictures with it! The Zoom is AMAZING!! Can take hgood pictures of things far away! Very good size as well. Not too bulky and it fit in my camera case and was easy to carry around!! The picture quality was great as well!” – By E Wally
Rating: ★★★★★

A remarkably competent long-zoom camera that costs very little
“The SZ-12 has 24X. That means you can get really close to far-away objects, and unlike digital zoom that multiplies the reach of most digital cameras, optical zoom results in much better and sharper pictures. And the SZ-12’s rather sophisticated image stabilization works remarkably well.” – By conradb212
Rating: ★★★★☆

Excelent Camera
“An excelent camera for the price. Great Pictures. Buy an extra battery because you can use 2 of them in one day ” – By Benja
Rating: ★★★★★

Good camera for price
“I like the camera alot. It takes good pics from what I seen. I haven’t bought a SD card yet. I need to try the HD camera. It would have been nice if they would have had a charger to go with it other then in the camera.” – By RMWarner
Rating: ★★★★☆

great little camera
“This camera is a gem! I love the filters on it.. the reflection and sparkle are great. But it is a great camera in general. I’ve had Olympus cameras in the past and been happy with them. I wasn’t sure what I wanted, but what I didn’t want was to spend too much… this camera packs so much in for the price. buy it, you won’t regret it.” – By molly j
Rating: ★★★★★

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Expert Reviews

Olympus SZ-12 Reviews

PCMAG reviews the Olympus SZ-12 and writes;
“The 720p30 video footage is a little grainy, but extremely sharp. I was also impressed by the camera’s ability to focus close when recording. I was able to zoom all the way in on our test scene and focus on fine details at 600mm from only about eight feet away.”
Rating: ★★★½☆


Olympus SZ-12 Sample Photos

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Olympus SZ-12 User Manual (PDF)

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Olympus SZ-12 Features

With a new retro-chic “smart grip” features that combined with built-in Dual Image Stabilization, the camera is able to reduce the blur of images caused by camera shake. It also can be used when you are recording vivid HD 720p video. The Olympus SZ-12 offers high speed performance to shooting images up to 7 fps that lets you capture images of fast moving subject. Additionally, the camera has a Telephoto Macro mode that allows you to capture all the rich detail of small subjects like flowers from inches away.

The Olympus SZ-12 has 10 Magic Art Filters features lets you create a special effects to your images instantly on the camera. It also offers a new Reflection magic filter to create a powerful illusions by takes the image and duplicates it across a horizontal or vertical plane of symmetry.

Moreover, the 3-inch LCD display with high resolution of 460,000 dots allows you to frame and review your images easily. It also lets you share your images wirelessly throughout your social networks or on your computer via an optional Eye-Fi Card even on a big-screen HDTV by using an optional HDMI cable.

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