Summary: This camera is very nice; takes great pictures and is fairly simple to use. I love the dog/cat picture option, the panoramic mode, and the low light feature. I would highly recommend this camera to anyone.
Summary: A compact and fairly easy to use camera. A prime reason for my purchase was the wide zoom range. I am disappointed that the image stabilization is not as good as I expected. Perhaps I was expecting too much.
Summary: I'm no expert on cameras, but I have used a few. I was looking for an above average camera with high optical zoom capability and a great quality picture....at a bargain price. This camera meets that criteria and much more.
Summary: #1 Image quality is same as 10MP camera (same standard sensor size), but larger and file size is 5MB+. #2 Camera is best at taking pictures of small items rather then large (if you want to achieve blurry background) #3 Shutter speed is automatic and does not always shoot fast or slow enough for you...
Summary: After researching for a couple of months I finally chose the Olympus SZ30 over the Sony HX9, Casio ZR100, Samsung WB750 and Fuji F600. I've had the camera for a month and I'm pretty impressed with the overall performance.
Excerpt: I´ve had the camera for a month and I´m pretty impressed with the overall performance. It´s definitely the most beautiful camera I´ve ever had amongst about a dozen models from Ricoh, Canon, Panasonic, Sony and Olympus. Build quality is very good. The menus are pretty intuitive. The speed is good.
Excerpt: My first review was luke-warm on the grounds of mode dial placement and in-camera processing. Over the last month I produced my amateur radio newsletter pictures with it - and other than cropping I had to do no post-processing. The photo-copied versions reproduced well.