Summary: The Olympus SZ-30MR ultra-zoom camera has a rarely seen mixture of stylish looks, a relatively thin and light camera body, and a large (24X) . Someone seeking this type of camera will not regret the purchase, as it is a very nice model.
Summary: On first look, images produced with the SZ-30MR appear generally good, if not a little flat. However, on closer inspection several flaws are revealed. Highlights have a tendency to blow out, whilst over sharpening is also present, combined with a softening towards the edges of the frame.
Pros: New MR technology is genuinely useful, large focal range is handy, body feels comfortable in the hand
Cons: Image quality is generally fairly average, general look won't be to everyone's taste
Summary: In the market of cameras that are tailor made to fit in the criteria of compactness for travel with powerful features Olympus is a well-established brand for cameras. With the launch of their new product SX-30MR they have increased the battle of popularity among the cameras in the market.
Summary: The Olympus SZ-30MR sells in India at a price of Rs. 22,000. The camera is a great when it comes to the design and build quality. It does pretty well in outdoor performance, too. Its compact size allows one to carry it around more easily, as compared to DSLRs or superzooms.
Summary: In a sea of me-too compacts, the Olympus SZ-30MR stands out in more ways than one. Packing a 25-600mm equivalent zoom lens in a body that can be shoved into a front jeans pocket is a remarkable achievement in its own right, but the Olympus SZ-30MR doesn't stop there.
Conclusion: The Olympus SZ-30MR is a capable point and shoot camera, offering simple operation for the basic shooting modes that offer the best results. On the whole, iAuto is effective, returning great results with little tinkering, ideal for casual holiday photos and the like.
Pros: Huge lens in compact body, great quality video, simple to operate
Cons: Battery life isn't great, lacks fine detail in shots, controls easily knocked to different mode, multi recording features don't really get us excited
Summary: The Olympus SZ-30MR is a super zoom compact, but it’s not just the 24x lens’s range – offering the equivalent of 25-600mm on a DSLR – that makes this camera stand out from the pack. For the first time on one of its snappers, Olympus has stuffed a “Multi-Recording” mode inside.
Excerpt: L'atout du SZ-30 MR est indéniablement son zoom impressionnant (et encore plus pour un compact!) : un équivalent 25 - 600mm soit x24. Et l'ouverture n'a pas été trop sacrifiée à ce range impressionant puisque l'ouverture glissante est de f3 - 6.9.
Pros: Compacité - Puissance du zoom, Fonctionnalités MR
Cons: Lissage en haute sensibilité pour lutter contre le bruit, Un écran arrière manquant de lisibilité, Faiblesse en grand angle