Summary: This small camera feels wonderful in my hand as it has more heft than the smaller pocket cameras, and the grip is very comfortable. The multitude of features available with this camera make it a fun one to use when out and about, and I love being able to just grab and shoot as the moment strikes me. I have yet to learn by doing, all that this camera is capable of, however just returned from a vacation where I used it in various settings and it worked well.
Summary: A lot of research went into buying this camera and it was worth the time. We have a DSLR camera with multiple lenses, but it is never available when you need it. It is just too bulky to carry everywhere. The SZ31 is slightly bulkier that the basic point and shoot, but is an excellent size and wieght for everyday use. We compared the SZ31 with a basic Canon point and shoot with less zoom capability.
Summary: I bought this right before a trip to the UK and Ireland. The most awesome camera ever, and I am still getting used to the settings and modes. Beautiful pictures, full 1080p HD video, easy to use. Granted, I am a longtime Olympus fan, but I just love it. AND the guys I bought it from (Beauty of RevaleSkin) came through to get it delivered in a very short time so I could take it on the trip.
Summary: Ordered from japan and arrived well packaged and complete. This camera has everything i need, i am not a professional photographer, and my needs might be different to others, but with 16mp this camera has a good resolution and the photo's i am taking look great. It is very easy to use as a point and click camera, but also has setting to play with if thats your thing, and i have been experimenting also ;) being able to take video too is a plus, and i find that i am unable...
Summary: This is my third Olympus and I'll probably continue to be a repeat customer. I compared a lot of models before purchasing this one (specifically the Sony Cybershot DSC-WX300, Nikon Coolpix S9500 and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS25). I am so pleased I selected the Olympus SZ-31MR! I especially love how easy it is to hold with one hand-good for pics on the go. The picture quality is wonderful!