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Olympus SZ-12
7.0 out of 10

Olympus SZ-12

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Reviews and Problems with Olympus SZ-12

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Overall 2
2.0

My mistake buying Olympus. NEVER again.

Yural Bayet "Yural", Amazon
11 September 2014
  • Summary: Piece of garbage. I dropped it once and it never worked again. I owned a Canon digital camera and dropped it about 20 times and it always worked perfect. My mistake buying Olympus. NEVER again.
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Overall 2
2.0

amazon they don't do anything about this problem

TOP "TOP", Amazon
5 June 2014
  • Summary: nothing for to say then laugh at it and cry at the same time i buy the olympus sz-12 SILVER cost me ( $ 117 ) but they send me the olympus sz-12 BLACK that only cost $ 97 and amazon they don't do anything about this problem
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Overall 2
2.0

Flawed camera, BAD in action and low light shots

Brian G, Amazon
4 February 2014
  • Summary: Bought this camera for my wife in April of 2013. After 3 months the LCD screen went bonkers looking like pop art. I sent it back to Olympus who told me that it had a cracked LCD. The LCD did not show ANY signs of abuse..but was told that even a SLIGHT pressure on it could crack it internally.
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Overall 2
2.0

menu does not work

hl1975, Amazon
12 April 2013
  • Summary: I ordered this camera planning to use it on a future trip. It looked intimidating and decided to just return it and make do with my iphone camera so I requested a refund several months after purchasing it on amazon but it was past the return date so I had to live with it and figure out how it...
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Overall 2
2.0

Horrible Pictures

Dee Em "DeeEm", Amazon
29 December 2012
  • Summary: I returned this item to Amazon less than two weeks after purchasing it. I've owned several Olympus cameras and actually believed that they couldn't make a dysfunctional camera. I've even bragged to friends and family that owned other makes what fools they were to not buy Olympus. Well….
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Overall 2
2.0

Nice compact camera

Kathy Woodville, Amazon
7 December 2012
  • Summary: I had purchased a SZ-14 but I had to send it back because it had internal memory problems and that model was not available so I opted for the SZ-12 which was actually more expensive that the SZ-14.
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Overall 2
2.0

Failed miserably

Dini's Mom, Amazon
14 November 2012
  • Summary: I am a mom with 3 young children and don't know very much about photography, but I am tech savvy. I did what others said, and got the higher class SDHC card, etc. I got this Olympus to replace a 4-5 year old Canon Powershot, just because I wasn't happy with the slowness of the Canon in between...
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Overall 2
2.0

Nightmare Camera

unduki, Amazon
16 October 2012
  • Summary: I bought a camera on 9-26-12. I took it to a four day festival and it froze up the entire time. I missed so many great moments. I tried to return it but Olympus tells me I have to send my camera to them in New York at my expense. It will take 2-3 weeks for them to get it back to me.
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Overall 2
2.0

Not for concerts or night lighting

Susan J. Brillhart "Kid nurse", Amazon
12 October 2012
  • Summary: I bought this camera on sale Sept 2012 to be my general camera - but also for concerts. Was excited about the zoom and quality of pictures and video on the reviews. Um - wrong. Several major issues - there is no stabilizer on video - so,if handheld when zoomed, it will look like you were shooting...
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Overall 2
2.0

DOA... "Zoom Error..."

Shardul M., Newegg
14 August 2012
  • Summary: Did not find short cut buttons for obvious things. I think you always need to step through the menu to set/unset things on the camera even for basic things like ISO, Marco Mode, Flash Mode, etc... The rotating dial is very useable.
  • Pros: Don't know the pros yet as I did not get to use it to know the pros really. The specs are promising though.
  • Cons: - DOA - Menu seemed kuldgy. - Lens was stuck with "Zoom Error" right out of the box - Flash does not pop-up automatically. So you may accidentally get blurry or dark images while trying to catch the moment. An extra step to take before you can get decent low light pictures.
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