Olympus SZ-30MR - Cameras For Photographers
Specifications 2:

Type:
compact

Weight (inc. Battery) [?]:
246g

Wide Angle [?]:
25mm

Max. Focal Length [?]:
600mm

Zoom Range [?]:
x24

Sensor Size:
Unknown

Low Light Support [?]:
twilight

Image Stabilization [?]:
sensor shift

Raw Format Support [?]:
none

Manual Exposure [?]:
no

Video Resolution [?]:
1080p

Optical Zoom In Video [?]:
yes

Stereo Sound [?]:
stereo

Battery Life [?]:
220 shots

Flip Lcd [?]:
none

Touch Screen [?]:
none

Viewfinder [?]:
none

Freeze / Water / Shock - Proof [?]:
no

Dimensions (w-h-d) [?]:
106.3 x 68.7 x 39.5 mm

Macro Distance [?]:
3 cm

Built-in Wireless [?]:
none

Built-in GPS [?]:
none

Direct Video Button [?]:
yes

Panorama [?]:
none

Rank: [?]
54.5

Initial Price:
$270 (change: $71, 26%)

Last Price Change:
$11 (5%) (Jan 11th)

Last Lowest Price:
$199





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Olympus titles the SZ-30MR as the first camera to shoot simultaneous video and images. Well, that's nice, but what's far more exciting is that x24 zoom in a 246 gram body.
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Olympus SZ-30MR (photos: Olympus)
Important Note: the SZ-30MR was replaced by the Olympus SZ-31MR (compare ).

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Every generation of cameras has its all time firsts. 2011 has the Nikon Coolpix P500's widest 22.5mm wide angle lens combined with a x36 zoom, Canon's first GPS enabled camera - the PowerShot SX230 and the SZ-30MR from Olympus.

Olympus claims the ability to take still photos while shooting video is the unique exciting feature of this camera. Could be.
However, a 25-600mm lens mounted on such a light camera redefines the rules of compact cameras.

One could settle for the x18 zoom of the Nikon Coolpix S9100 (compare ) shedding 30 grams together with 150mm of lens, or instead, choose the P500 (compare ) for a much larger x36 zoom at the cost of double the camera body weight.

The SZ-30MR also offers a backlit CMOS sensor with 1080 video, stereo sound, 3D images and a fast burst mode with 9 frames per second (currently the high standard with CMOS sensors)
This camera is auto-oriented, with no manual controls over exposure, a smart panorama mode and a somewhat disturbing beauty mode, which automatically removes facial blemishes.

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