Summary: This camera is a great deal for the money and is a good compromise between the lower-quality point and shoots out there and an entry-level DSLR which can run several hundred dollars more. I think it's worth mentioning that the major sticking point for me with this camera has been the abysmal battery life. I've run through at least 10 sets (40 total) alkaline batteries in the year or so that I've owned this camera - with light to moderate usage.
Olympus SP-620UZ 16MP Digital Camera with 21x Optical Zoom (Black)
Shady Yang, Amazon
24 June 2013
Summary: I really love my camera. It takes great pictures for a camera that's about $150. It has 3D, Panorama, and has 21X optical zoom. I think it's veyr easy to use and it's light weight for a larger camera. I would recommend this to anyone who wants an everyday camera.
Summary: the olympus sp-620UZ generated the error-zoom camera When turn I could not make photographs. This camera came with operating problems. at the time of purchase, the seller indicated that it was a camera used in very good condition. however I have sent a camera rebuilt. Please I request the change of the camera for one that works. note: the camera generates "Zoom Error" when turning.
Summary: I bought this on a link through Amazon as they had just run out. The link got me to Robert's Camera in Indy, they had 2 left at only a crazy low after Christmas price($120). Some of the reviews in here are way off the mark. If you want a perfect camera then move up in the dollar amount & stop complaining ! The market has hundreds of cameras that will do a better job from $399 to well past $3000. But for the money in this price range it can't be beat !