Summary: I do like it's 24x zoom but if it comes to a picture quality, my samsung galaxy s3 made better pictures in the same weather conditions than this camera. Perhaps android's software enhances the picture quality and my IPS monitor displays those enhancements very well. It happened so many times that now I use the camera only if I need to use a zoom.
Summary: I bought this camera a day before i went on a tiger watching holiday in India. perhaps not one of my better ideas. Pictures in bright sunlight are poor and when i zoomed in to focus on the tiger appearing from behind a bush, the camera automatically zoomed back out before i had chance to take the pic you can imagine the frustration! You dont get to see tiger everyday.
Summary: I consider myself to be a keen photographer and use mainly a DSLR camera, but sometimes you just dont want to lug around all that kit. I decided to upgrade my trusty Lumix FS10 and went for the olympus sz-14 the camera came the next day using Amazon prime brilliant,having fully charged the battery i took a total of 60 pictures and a 5 minute video i must say that the video quality was outstanding with the ability to zoom whilst recording.
Summary: I have only had the camera for a few weeks so a little early perhaps to give a thorough review. My biggest problem with the camera is the zoom operating lever. It certainly has not had enough thought put into it. It is one of the most widely used functions on the camera and the lever is far too smooth and is not very well positioned. I would prefer that the lever were reversed and operated by the thumb and not the fore fingure.