Conclusion: At just under $200, the compact Olympus SZ-12 is an excellent value. Its 24x lens can capture wide landscapes and distant objects, but it doesn't perform as quickly or as well in low light as more-expensive superzooms.
Pros: Inexpensive. Long zoom range. Compact design. Useful Help mode.
Cons: Plastic body. So-so high ISO performance. Unimpressive shot to shot time. Video captured limited to 720p.