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 know for the price range not to expect the greatest camera. Takes good vibrant pictures and is easy to use, but it feels way cheap. Battery/SD compartment feels as if it can be broken easily. On the first outing the screen was scratched easily, where as another camera we've had for years is unscathed.
Summary: I really love this camera, but the wall plugin part of the charging card DOESN'T work, thank goodness I have an iPhone so the plug part of it also fits the camera card so I was able to charge my new camera. Since I do love the camera it isn't worth returning it for just that plug part, especially since I have another plug that works fine.
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 have gotten a refund for the case but will have to find another one. Why would they put this case with the bundle when it is too small for the camera??? I am using it for another camera and it is a very nice case. I am learning to use the camera and it will be great when I get used to it.
Olympus SZ-12 14MP Digital Camera with 24x Wide-Angle Zoom
27 December 2012
Summary: Nice compact size and I love the finger grip on the front on the right hand side. I have taken about 40 pic's with it indoors and outdoors. The pic's are very,very good and being a passenger in my roomates truck taking pic's going down the road,it stops the movement very well. I've seen a few other reviews on here that say their pic's don't turn out good and their blurry and I'm pretty sure it's just a case of not having it set on the right settings.
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!