Summary: The SZ-14’s image quality is very good overall, you get decent colour capture; natural-looking and not too vibrant while the iESP, (backed up by spot) metering system does a good job of keeping things well exposed or providing a little more control if needed respectively.
Pros: Price, 24x optical zoom lens, Compact metal body, Magic filters, Fast high-speed shooting modes, Image quality, In-camera panorama stitching
Cons: HD Video recording limited to 720p, Noise at higher ISOs
Excerpt: This review camera dropped out of the box — in bright red! Talk about making a statement! I’m not sure how you all feel about CICs — cameras in colours. It’s not that important to me, except for the benefit of making the control IDs more visible.
Conclusion: At $349 it’s actually a tough segment to satisfy. On one side of the ledger you’ve got buyers wanting plenty of options, features that perform and an expectation that $349 of their hard earned must give them a good return.
Summary: The 14 megapixel, £199 Olympus SZ-14 comes up trumps for anyone wanting a very affordable big zoom camera that at the same time is compact enough to slip into a trouser or jacket pocket in its dormant state.
Summary: • Comes with effective 14 Mega Pixels • Sports a display of 3 inches TFT color LCD • Optical zoom of 24x • Digital zoom of 96x • MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 movie recording with sound • Provided with CCD shift image stabilizer • Features body in panorama • Internal memory of 59 MB • Only 720p HD video •...
Pros: Comes with effective 14 Mega Pixels , Sports a display of 3 inches TFT color LCD , Optical zoom of 24x , Digital zoom of 96x , MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 movie recording with sound , Provided with CCD shift image stabilizer , Features body in panorama , Internal memory of 59 MB
Cons: Only 720p HD video , Slippery finger grip , Proprietary USB connection , No manual exposure
Summary: The Olympus SZ-14 retails with a 4GB SD card for Rs. 16,990, which is the MRP. Go out in the market and you should be able to buy it for a few hundred rupees less, along with a pouch. Some online shopping websites are selling this camera for less than Rs. 15,000.
Excerpt: A big zoom in a slim body makes for a versatile, convenient camera, and Olympus currently holds the record with this 24x zoom model. Its lens and overall shape is shared with the pricier Olympus SZ-31MR , and we're amazed to find these features in a camera that costs just £165.
Conclusion: The Olympus SZ-14 is likely to appeal to you if you are looking for lots of lens power without paying out for one of the top of the range cameras in this sector. By dropping some of the more advanced features Olympus have kept the price down.