Summary: Wanted a zoom camera forever to photograph birds. This thing brings them in close, can see every feather. Absolutely love this camera. Memory card and extra battery are good items in the bundle. The case and other items very cheap and insubstantial. I threw away the case and the dinky little tripod that was forever bending the wrong way and tipping over. Case is good if you have nothing else to protect the camera but not good for much else.
Summary: This camera takes very good photos. I usually use it in the auto mode, but there are lots of manual setups you can use. It is very light, has lots of zoom (you need a tripod as in all cameras when you zoom pretty far out), and the image stabilization is very good. The internal memory is small but you can insert an SD card. The battery lasts awhile but I recommend you buy an extra battery and charger.
Summary: The Olympus SZ-16 does everything we had hoped and more. It can be confusing because it does so much,but, on automatic it takes care of everything for me. We are looking forward to going to Ireland at the end of Sept and start of Oct and we will give it a full try out then. We are only learning now.
Summary: This is the best camera I have ever owned. I have shot over 800 pictures & have yet to take it off of the auto mode- each shot is perfect & crystal clear. I do a lot of night shooting & these pictures are clear & clean with no adjustment. I 'd reccommed this camera for anyone wanting a good solid grab & go.
Summary: What an outstanding camera. I am a rank amateur when it comes to photography. This camera makes me look like a pro. Camera is easy to use and takes superb, razor sharp pictures under all conditions. I have owned many different cameras in the past and was never happy with them. After extensive research I decided on the SZ-16. I am 100% pleased. I also purchased the printed manual from Olympus so I have a handy reference when needed.
Summary: My only complaints about this are that it doesn't come with an external battery charger and that the flash isn't automatic. The pictures are great, the functions are useful and getting to them is very intuitive. The zoom makes this a very nice quick shot, toting camera. It's light and the SLR-like grip make it comfortable to hold and shoot. Feel less likely to slip as is with the case with the square point and shoots.