Excerpt: The Olympus SP-620UZ is an affordable, compact (but not pocket size) superzoom camera with a 21x zoom lens. It's affordably priced, but not as refined as its pricier competition. It offers strong performance to go with that 21x zoom lens but the LCD is low-res and video recording is limited to 720p.
Excerpt: For those wanting a powerful and affordable digital camera, Olympus has announced a sub-$200, ultra-zoom camera; the SP-620UZ. If bold, crisp imagery is something you enjoy, this 620UZ's 16.0 megapixel 1/2.3" CCD and 21x optical zoom will help you be apart of all the action, near or far, macro or landscape.
Conclusion: The Olympus SP-620UZ is an entry-level superzoom with modest ambition, but fortunately a low(ish) price that suggests anyone purchasing won't feel they are taking a big risk. The all-encompassing lens reach may not match pricier cameras, but it remains at a level with which it is practical to shoot handheld and still get sharp results.
Summary: The SP-620UZ's performance is, frankly, quite superb given its price and some of my initial worries of the 16-megapixel sensor. Yes the design is a bit clunky and the build does feel rather flimsy, but...
Conclusion: The Olympus SP-620 is a very good buy if you want lots of zoom and ease of use. It may not have many frills, but it takes a decent picture in reasonable light or within flash range. You get a lot of lens power for the price. It does its job with a minimum of fuss.
Pros: Ease of use, lower price for length of lens, indoor photos
Conclusion: In a nutshell, Olympus SP-620UZ is simply a value for money product with decent super zoom performance. However, the cons still present there like the absent of command dials, optical and electronic viewfinders as well as dedicated buttons. Also, the camera does not provide the facility of using both optical zoom and audio at the same time. The highlight of the device is the vividness of its lens.
Excerpt: Recent bridge camera/superzoom releases such as the Fuji X-S1 might have suggested cameras sporting large, fixed lenses were evolving into luxury items second only to DSLRs. Blowing that theory is the Olympus SP-620UZ, which is resolutely a budget-priced, entry-level superzoom.
Excerpt: With seemingly no let up in the number of super zoom cameras and bridge models being released, despite the fact that compact system cameras and HD video shooting DSLRs are arguably the latest and greatest thing, Olympus swells the ranks with the 16 megapixel SP-620UZ 'Ultra Zoom'. Marking 10 years of the SP range the key appeal here is, inevitably, jack-of-all-trades convenience and the ability to frame up everything from fingernail sized close ups to skittish deer a...