Summary: Ok so I bought the cam thinking I'm going to get something great...I previously owned the Olympus SP 320 and was very pleased with it, only 8mp and 5X (?) zoom but it worked great. So, I use the SZ-15 outside in bright sunny daylight at the beach, in auto mode, and the pics came out dark. I used it inside and no automatic flash popped up, pics dark and blurry. So many pics I took came out blurry and as if they were taken in dark light, even when not the case.
Summary: I had read reviews for this camera in many places. Most of them were really good so I decided to try it. 16 megapixel and 24x optical zoom. Now I am not a camera expert, but I do feel like I can use a camera reasonably well and I am used to using different settings. I can use a camera beyond just point and shoot. The first pictures I took were in my livingroom. I wasn't impressed with the focus and lighting.
Summary: I bought this camera because it has a 24X Opitcal Zoom and it said it that this camera does full Hd videos. But when I tried it out the audio and video it self was pretty bad, as well as when your behind the camera while taking the video your voice is verying quite even though your not talking quietly. Another thing is that when you zoom it makes a lof noise as well as it doesn't focus quickly it takes a long time for it to focus.