Olympus SZ-20 Review

3.5
May 19, 2011 | Gavin Stoker |

Main Rivals

Listed below are some of the rivals of the Olympus SZ-20.

Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

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The Canon PowerShot SX220 HS is the latest travel-zoom camera to hit the market, offering a 14x zoom lens and a sensible 12 megapixel back-illuminated image sensor. Other key features of the Canon SX220 include a 3 inch LCD screen, full 1080p HD movies with stereo sound, a range of hand-holding modes for beginners, and full manual controls for more experienced users. Read our in-depth Canon PowerShot SX220 HS in-depth review to find out if this is the only camera that you need.

Casio EX-H30

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The new Casio EX-H30 is the latest travel-zoom camera for 2011, sporting a 12.5x lens and a 16 megapixel sensor. Other key features of the Casio H30G include a 3 inch screen, 720p HD video and impressive 1,000-shot battery life. Read our Casio EX-H30 review to find out if it can beat the competition...

Fujifilm FinePix F550 EXR

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The Fujifilm FinePix F550 EXR is the latest travel-zoom camera, sporting a 15x lens with a versatile focal range of 24-360mm. The 16 megapixel F550EXR features a lightning quick auto-focus system, full 1080p movies, built-in GPS, and 8fps continuous shooting. Read our in-depth Fujifilm FinePix F550EXR review to find out if this is the ultimate compact camera...

Nikon Coolpix S9100

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The Nikon Coolpix S9100 is a new travel-zoom compact camera sporting a whopping 18x zoom lens with a focal range of 25-450mm. Also featuring a sensible 12 megapixel back-illuminated CMOS sensor, high-resolution 3-inch screen and 1080p Full HD movies, the Nikon S9100 certainly offers a lot on paper, but how does it shape up in reality? Read our in-depth Nikon Coolpix S9100 review to find out.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ18

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The Lumix DMC-TZ18 is Panasonic's new affordable travel-zoom camera for 2011. The TZ18 (also known as the ZS8) packs a 14 megapixel CCD sensor, 16x wide-angle zoom lens, 3 inch LCD screen,720p HD movies and manual controls into its pocketable body. Available in silver or black for £269 / $299, read our Panasonic DMC-TZ18 / ZS10 review to find out if this is the compact camera for you.

Ricoh CX5

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Another busy 6 months has passed in the digital photography world, and right on cue, the Ricoh CX5 appears as the replacement for the already out-of-date CX4 compact camera. New features include a faster hybrid auto-focus system Super Resolution technology, three scene modes, and Eye-Fi card support. The CX5 retains the 10.7x lens, 720p HD movies, 3 inch screen, and 10 megapixel back-illuminated CMOS sensor of its predecessor. Read the World's first Ricoh CX5 review to find out if it can keep up with the travel-zoom competition.

Samsung WB650

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The Samsung WB650 (also known as the Samsung HZ35W) is Samsung's flagship travel-zoom camera for 2010, offering a better feature-set than the market-leader, the Panasonic DMC-TZ10, at a lower price. Built-in GPS, a 3 inch AMOLED screen, 15x zoom, 12 megapixels and full manual control are just some of the highlights of the WB650, which is available in grey for £299 / $349. Read our Samsung WB650 review to find out if this is the best travel compact of the year.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5

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The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5 is a brand new travel-zoom compact camera that's stuffed to the proverbial gills with all the latest must-have features. A 10x, 25-250mm Sony G lens? Check. Built-in GPS tracking complete with a compass? Check. Full 1080i high-definition video with stereo sound? Check. A 10 megapixel CMOS sensor, 3 inch screen, manual shooting mode, 10fps burst mode, even SD memory card support - all present and correct. Read our in-depth Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5 review to find out if all of these features add up to a great camera.

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