Excerpt: The main advantage is the 16 MP BSI CMOS sensor, as compared against the CCD in my Stylus 9010. Video allows 2 full-resolution stills in each clip, I used that a lot. Moon shots and flying gannets show better detail and fewer artifacts than similar shots on my SP-570UZ bridge camera do. The SZ-30MR quickly replaced both the SP-570UZ and the Stylus 9010 for all jobs except those with external bounce flash, since it does 24x zoom in a pocket P&S format.
Excerpt: I am using my SZ-30MR as a carry-anywhere camera, substituting for both my SP-570UZ 20x zoom 10MP bridge camera and my Stylus 9010 10x zoom 14MP pocket P&S. I appreciate that the SZ-30MR zoom range is wider than that of the SP-570UZ. The pictures are sharp and the exposure choices in P mode reliable. 'Night Scene' overexposes, but the detail is still there for PSE7 'Levels' to bring it out. 'Hand-Held Starlight' SCENE mode is good for A4 size prints.
Excerpt: I have used my new Olympus SZ-30MR for about a week now. I bought it as a potential replacement for my Samsung HZ30W. Prior to that I had a Panasonic TZ5. Let me first say that the Samsung HZ30W is an outstanding travel zoom camera, especially for the price. I bought the HZ30W about a year ago for $150. I paid $285 on line last week for the new SZ-30MR. I find the overall design of the SZ-30MR to be very well executed.
Summary: Bought this camera for a holiday in Malta. The camera takes great photos in standard lens but the optical zoom is very disappointing, at full 260mm zoom the grain is unbearable to view so don'texpect too much here. The movie is HD and very good, I have used it to good effect. The picture stich is a bit of a hit and a miss, you have to get it right first time or it fails but you have to wait for about 30 seconds before the camera says it cannot stich your clips.
Summary: I'm giving this a 3 star purely because it is so hard to work out, there are no instruction with this as they seem to think everything is self explanatory...It isn't. When you get the right setting it does take a beautiful photograph and was well worth its money. But come on Olympus give us some easy instruction on the basics.
Summary: The Olympus is a good all round camera and travel mate. In a relatively small package you get remarkable 24-600mm optical lens, HD movie recording and a good selection of automatic modes. I have not fully exploited the Multi-Record (MR) mode, but have recorded HD movies and simultaneously taken pictures and it worked a treat! With all these features I like the camera! It is not perfect though: the flash is not automatic which you'd sort of expect in a compact camera.
Summary: Para el precio quetiene esta camara no podemos pedirle grandes cosas es una camara que cumple a la perfeccion su cometido saca fotos y hacer algun que otro video en full hd bastante bueno por cierto, si queremos resultados profesionales pues eso compraremos camaras profesionales.
Summary: Me ha defraudado mucho. La compré atraido por el zoom, creyendo que hoy dia todos los grandes fabricantes hacen bien lo habitual. Pero no. Las fotos no son buenas. En cuanto no estas a pleno sol las fotos no quedan nítidas. Por no hablar del modo panorama (nada que ver con el modo panorama de mi anterior sony hx5v). En cambio, tiene cosas que no valen para nada, como el multirecording.