Olympus SP-620UZ Review

4.0
February 23, 2012 | Mark Goldstein |

Main Rivals

Listed below are some of the rivals of the Olympus SP-620UZ.

Canon PowerShot SX40 HS

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The Canon PowerShot SX40 HS super-zoom camera has a remarkable 35x lens with an incredibly versatile focal range of 24-840mm. The SX40 also offers a 12 megapixel back-illuminated CMOS sensor, 2.7 inch vari-angle LCD screen, electronic viewfinder, full manual controls and full 1080p HD movies. Read our in-depth Canon PowerShot SX40 HS review to discover if it's the only camera you need.

Casio EX-FH100

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The brand new Casio EX-FH100 compact camera can shoot at 40 frames every second, zoom from 24 to 240mm, record 720p HD movies with stereo sound, and has a 10 megapixel back-illuminated CMOS sensor. As if that wasn't enough for a camera that retails for £279 / $349, the Casio FH100 has a multitude of clever scene modes for beginners and a full range of creative shooting modes for the more experienced, with the added bonus of support for DNG RAW files. Mark Goldstein finds out if the Casio EX-FH100's sophisticated technology can deliver the goods...

Fujifilm FinePix S4000

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Until very recently, a 30x zoom lens on a digital still camera was unheard of, but there are now several models on the market that offer such an extreme reach. Joining them is the new Fujifilm FinePix S4000, which along with its 24-720mm optic, 14 megapixel sensor, 3 inch LCD screen and 720p movies, has an attractive street price of under $250 / £250. Does the S4000 cut too many corners though? Find out by reading our in-depth Fujifilm FinePix S4000 review...

Kodak EasyShare Z990

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The Kodak Z990 is a new ultra-zoom digital camera sporting a 28-840mm, 30x optical lens with a maximum aperture of f/2.8 and optical image stabilization. Other stand-out features of the Z990 include a 12 megapixel BSI CMOS sensor, ISO range of 125-6400, PASM shooting modes, RAW support, and a 3 inch LCD screen. Read the world's first in-depth Kodak EasyShare Z990 Review.

Nikon Coolpix L120

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The Nikon Coolpix L120 is a brand new super-zoom compact that won't break the bank. $279.95 / £249 buys you the 14 megapixel L120 complete with 21x optical zoom, high-res 3 inch screen and 720p HD movie recording. Read our Nikon Coolpix L120 review to find out what this budget super-zoom is capable of.

Olympus SP-810UZ

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The Olympus SP-810UZ is a brand new bridge-style compact camera that boasts a 36x zoom lens with an incredible focal range of 24-864mm. The 14 megapixel Olympus SP-810UZ also offers a 3 inch, 16:9 ratio LCD screen, 720p movie recording and 3D shooting mode. Matt Grayson goes zoom-crazy in our in-depth Olympus SP-810UZ review.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ48

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Panasonic have just introduced the DMC-FZ48 / DMC-FZ47 super-zoom camera, successor to the FZ45 model and cheaper alternative to the range-topping FZ100. Key highlights of the FZ48 / FZ47 include a 24x zoom, higher-resolution 3 inch LCD, full 1080i HD movies, faster auto-focusing and burst shooting, and a 12 megapixel CCD sensor. Read the World's first Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ48 / FZ47 review now.

Pentax Optio X90

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The Pentax Optio X90 is a brand new super-zoom compact camera featuring a 26x image-stabilized zoom lens with a focal range of 26-676mm. Successor to the X70 model, the X90 has a 12 megapixel sensor, 2.7 inch screen, full range of creative shooting modes and can record 720p HD movies. Retailing for £329.99 / $399.95, does the Pentax Optio X90 offer enough to match its super-zoom rivals? Gavin Stoker finds out in our Pentax Optio X90 review.

Samsung WB5000

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The WB5000 / HZ25W is Samsung's first entry into the big boy world of all-in-one super-zoom cameras. Offering a 24x zoom lens with 26mm wide-angle setting, the WB5000 literally has most photographic subjects covered, for both 12 megapixel stills and 720p movies. Throw in a range of hand-holding smart modes for beginners and RAW format and Manual mode for advanced users, and Samsung could be onto a winner at their very first attempt. Read our expert Samsung WB5000 / HZ25W review to find out if Panasonic, Olympus et al have anything to fear...

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100V

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The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX100V is a new super-zoom compact camera that seemingly offers all of the latest must-have features. A 30x, 27-810mm lens, built-in GPS tracking, full 1080p high-definition video with stereo sound, a 16 megapixel CMOS sensor, high-resolution tilting 3-inch screen, manual shooting mode, 10fps continuous shooting, 3D photos, and SD memory card support are all present and correct. Read our in-depth Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX100V review to find out if all this adds up to a great camera...

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