Summary: I mistakenly bought this camera because I thought it was a 24 x zoom lens. It is a 24 x wide angled lens. My disappointment turned to delight with the quality of the photos, the amount of choices I have for choosing the type of photo and the ease of use. The only thing I dislike and it is nothing of importance, is that when viewing photos I have taken, I cannot go backwards and forwards. It only goes backwards.
Pros: The specs on the camera are awesome. You can't beat the pictures from a 14mp camera no matter what the zoom is. I am also a subscriber to Consumer Reports and this is one of their "best buy" or "recommended" cameras. that is why I bought it at all.
Cons: Have had digital cameras since 2002. Right out of the box on Christmas after going thru the settings the camera took the blurriest photo's I've ever seen. Tried sport, looked for the way to speed up the shutter but couldn't find it. I put the manual on my wife's laptop so she could actually read it and play with the camera at the same time. I don't think she is happy with it at all. We wanted a quick point and shoot and a high end SLR, but I don't think this camera is...
Pros: GREAT optical zoom and almost fish eye super wide angle. More features than I care to list but all impressive. Especially the auto panoramic image making and dual stabilization. Plus it will take 6 pics a second in hi speed mode at 5mpx. IT ROCKS. I use it for bird pictures, school programs, and my son's football games and yesterday got a shot of comet ISON in broad daylight. IT IS A POWERHOUSE in a small package at a hard to believe price. I'm still pinching myself a...
Cons: It does become "busy" if you take about 60 consecutive high speed pics while it puts the images into the SD card. So shoot 2 to 5 second bursts and you have no worries. The flash must be released with a click or it defaults to slow shutter speed BUT not a problem with dual stabilization.
Good camera and a really amazing zoom for a Point and Shoot
18 November 2013
Summary: This is a pretty good Point and Shoot camera. I needed a decent travel camera with as much of optical zoom as possible. This camera fulfilled that point very nicely. This takes good pictures with nice details during daytime, in lowlight the picture quality is OK, wont say its the best. It has a CCD image sensor so the low light images aren't the best. For that you should look at cameras with CMOS image sensor. It captures only 720P video, FullHD would have been better.
Pros: Price is where I was interested as I had the exact amount on store credit. I like to ride bicycle alot and have came across a few things on the road I wish I had a camera for. I figure to leave this in my handlebar bag and use it while biking. 5 Stars to start, but will post again if needs be.
Cons: I've heard the video is lacking somewhat and low light is grainy due to cheap sensor. Mono only which makes no sense as stereo wouldn't have cost any more.
Olympus SZ14 14MP Digital Camera with Deluxe Bonus Accessories Kit (Refurbished)
2 October 2013
Summary: COME ON, I ORDERED THE BLACK AND WAS SENT RED, I ORDERED IT AS A GIFT, SO TIME WAS IMPORTANT, DON'T HAVE TIME TO SEND IT BACK, VERY UPSETTING, THE COLOR WAS IMPORTANT. SOMEONE IN SHIPPING NEEDS TO LEARN HOW TO READ.