Summary: Great for close ups (flowers/insects), but very hard to get to focus compared to an older Kodak camera I have in the same price bracket. The color also seems to be more washed out in many cases. I wouldn't buy this camera full price, but a used one is a decent addition. I like the small size (the kodak is much bulkier).
Summary: Very good features for the price, very poor UI to operate. My wife is always getting lost with the features and gets stuck and has a hard time getting the camera back to normal operation (the reset function doesn't really do that) you have to turn the camera off and back on. I printed out the instructions which are lengthly but there is no index - a pet peeve of mine.
Summary: I sent this back as it was left at my door in an opened package. I saw the delivery person driving away and so he left the box like that. When I opened the box containing the camera there were finger marks all over the camera screen. I felt uncomfortable keeping the camera and so returned it. I informed what had happened. I am sure the camera is OK but it arrived in a tampered with package. I did not buy another.
Summary: I've had the camera two months and it is a good deal for the money but it has a major fault. It takes a very long time to reset for the next shot. (reset, refresh, cycle?) The pictures are fine but not as good as my Canon powershot. The zoom is really incredible for such a small camera. Fit and finish present as cheap but on examination it is becomes better. The camera fits easily in one hand and feels secure and balanced.
Summary: I am not a camera expert. I really want a camera that takes great quality pictures with minimal adjustment. The zoom on this camera is great which is what ultimately prompted me to buy this camera. The pictures it can take in low light without a flash are impressive....when they turn out. I have been having difficulty with many of my pictures coming out blurry. I probably delete 20% of my pictures just because they are blurred.
Summary: I have a DSLR, but wanted a super zoom that I could throw in my pocket to take random candids with. I landed on this after a fair amount of review reading, but I really haven't been impressed with the quality of the pictures from this. I'm not sure that it's really much worse than any other average point-n-shoot camera, but it's definitely blown away by my low-mid range DSLR.
Summary: I'm not a professional but I: a. avoid smartphone cameras b. try to get cameras with P A S M whenever I can So was a bit worried since the SZ14 has no Aperture, Shutter and Manual control Why did I get it? For the 14x zoom for birds and squirrels The lens goes from 25mm to 600mm, f3 to 6.9 Compared to the Lumix fz200 which is 24-600 f2.8 all the way, this is a bit disappointing BUT the Olympus is small enough to fit on a belt pouch And while there are now 24mm lenses...
Summary: I bought this camers, and haved started to use it. BUT cannot find a manual that can help with all the buttons etc..I am wondering if I just didn't get one in the box, but trying to work it out without instructions is a little daunting & disappoining for a Blonde Senior...debating if I should send it back! any feedback ? I checked at the Olympus site, and they inform me its a 80 page print download..Yikes!
Summary: Have been using the camera now for a couple of weeks and have not fallen in love with it. Maybe we are still in the learning stage, but our other point and shoot camera witha 14x zoom is much easier to use and so far takes much better pics.