Summary: This camera has similar features that other point and shoot cameras have. What makes it special for me are three things: fast focus, perfect size that can fit most pockets (I even take it with me when I ride my bike), and the sweet 24x optical zoom.
Summary: Nice camera. Purchased for the telephoto range and the panaramic feature. So far I am very pleased with the pictures. Did not use the case that came with it. Wanted several compartments and a strap. Good buy for all the features! I like the small size. Easy to handle.
Summary: I have been very pleased so far, with my new Olmypus digital camera. Some features are 'over my head', I'll need time to figure them out; however, the simple features are great. Hopefully it will be a great camera for me for a long time!
Can't register the SZ-17 on the Olympus US website.
James E. Jackman, Amazon
15 June 2015
Summary: I bought this camera and tried to register it on the Olympus website. There was no SZ-17 listed. I contacted Olympus tech support and was advised that the SZ-17 is exactly the same as the SZ-16 but the SZ-17 is primarily sold in Europe and is not on the US website.
Summary: Small easy to use ( got one for my 6 year old grand dauter small easy to use ( got one for my 6 year old grand daughter ) my only complaint is the charging / data cable is one of a kind ( looks like a U S B cable but is not. if you loose it or get it mixed up you are screwed.
Summary: Love this camera, I should of bought it a year ago. I have a very expensive SLR camera and no matter what I tried I still had blur on close ups. Not with this camera, just point and shoot. It has plenty of different settings that I'm trying out. I don't use the Olympus app for downloads.