Summary: LENS CAP - I tied on a short dummy cord and a split ring. Now the cap is tethered to the body of the camera. EasyPeazy. 21x OPTICAL ZOOM - WOW. And it's a budget camera. Hard to find a camera these days that has anything but pixel exploding digital zoom. BUT, and this is the only CON I have, the zoom is FAAAAAAST. Push the lever and it zooms a LOT, really quick. I wish it had a two position zoom activator.
Summary: I've just started using this camera, but it takes very nice pictures so far, has a lot of cool and useful features, and the long zoom makes it worth the money. It's pretty light weight, but the long zoom makes it necessary to be kind of a chunk. It's more than portable enough, but it's not going to be stuffed into your pocket or even purse easily. The controls are very intuitive.
Summary: Keep in mind that I am technology challenged and still playing around with camera. With that in the open, as far as I can tell, this will be a great camera. Shots taken in house with pets in motion have turned out clear, so there is some form of stabilization built into camera. Zoom feature nice, but need to play with it more to get used to looking, zooming, and clicking. It looks bulky, but the right side of camera has perfect grip.
Summary: I purchased this product because of the 16mp and 21X optical focusing. I also like the battery required is AA and not a special product. The photos and videos taken so far meet my expectations.
Olympus SP-620UZ 16MP Digital Camera with 21x Optical Zoom (Black)
M. Jurek, Amazon
2 April 2013
Summary: This camera works perfectly for my needs. The only thing I didn't like about the camera was it would time-out very quickly and if took me a while to learn to press the picture button halfway to get the camera to be ready to take pictures. Great quality. Did go through a lot of batteries (thank goodness for AA batteries!) when I was using screen and video and extra display options instead of auto focus.