Olympus SP-620UZ Review

February 23, 2012 | Mark Goldstein |

Olympus SP-620UZ Specifications

Image Sensor
Effective pixels 16 Megapixels
Filter array Primary colour filter (RGB)
Full resolution 16.6 Megapixels
Type 1/2.3 '' CCD sensor
Optical zoom 21 x (WIDE)
Focal length 4.5 - 94.5 mm
Focal length (equiv. 35mm) 25 - 525 mm
Maximum aperture 3.1 - 5.8
Structure 12 lenses / 9 groups
Aspherical glass elements 3
Digital Zoom
Enlargement factor 4 x / 84 x combined with optical zoom
Resolution 230000 dots
Monitor size 7.6 cm / 3.0 ''
Monitor type TFT
Frame assistance Yes
Brightness adjustment +/- 2 levels
Protection panel Yes
Focusing System
Method TTL iESP auto focus with contrast detection
Modes iESP, Face Detection AF, Spot, AF Tracking
Standard mode 0.2m - ∞ (wide) / 1.8m - ∞ (tele)
Macro mode 0.2m - ∞ (wide) / 1.8m - ∞ (tele)
Super Macro mode Closest focusing distance: 1 cm
AF illuminator Yes
Light Metering
Modes ESP light metering, Spot metering
Histogram in shooting mode Yes
Exposure System
Modes i-Auto, Programme automatic, Scene Modes, Magic Filter, Panorama, Movie, 3D Photos
Shutter speed 1/2 - 1/1500 s / < 4 s (Night scene)
Exposure compensation +/- 2 EV / 1/3 steps
Enhancement function Mechanical Image Stabiliser
Advanced Face Detection Technology
Shadow Adjustment Technology
Pet Detection
Scene Modes
Number of scene modes 16
Modes Portrait, Beauty, Landscape, Night Scene, Night Scene with portrait, Sports, Indoor, Candle, Self-portrait, Sunset, Fireworks, Cuisine, Documents, Beach and Snow, Pet (cat), Pet (dog)
Magic Filter
Types Pop Art, Pin Hole, Fisheye, Drawing, Soft Focus, Punk, Sparkle, Water color, Reflection, Miniature, Fragmented
Auto AUTO / High AUTO
Manual ISO 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600
White Balance
AUTO WB system Yes
Preset values Overcast, Sunlight, Tungsten, Flourescent 1
One-touch white balance 1 custom settings can be registered
Internal Flash
Modes AUTO, Red-eye reduction, Fill-in, Off
Working range (wide) 0.3 - 6.0 m (ISO 1000)
Working range (tele) 1.8 - 3.3 m (ISO 1000)
Sequence Shooting
Sequential shooting mode (high speed) 14 fps / 67 frames (in 3MP mode)
5.3 fps / 65 frames (in 5MP mode)
Sequential shooting mode 0.65 fps / 14 frames (Full Image Size)
Image Processing
Noise reduction Yes
Pixel mapping Yes
Engine TruePic III+
Shading compensation Yes
Distortion compensation Yes
Image Editing
Resize Yes
Trimming Yes
Correction of saturation Yes
Beauty Fix Yes
Red-eye reduction Yes
Shadow Adjustment Yes
View Images
Modes Single, Index, Zoom, Slide show, Event, Photo Surfing
Index 4x3 / 6x5 frames
Zoom 1.1 - 10 x
Auto rotation Yes
Image protect mode Yes
Histogram in playback mode Yes
View Movie
Modes Frame by frame, Fast forward, Reverse playback
Still Image Recording
EXIF 2.21
DPS PictBridge
Movie Recording System
Recording format MPEG-4
Image Stabilisation Mode Multi-motion Movie IS
HD Movie quality 720P Recording time: 29min.
Movie quality VGA Recording time: Up to card capacity
QVGA Recording time: Up to card capacity
Note: maximum file size 4GB
When shooting 720P movies use SDHC/SDXC class 6 or higher.
Magic Filter Pop Art, Pin Hole, Fisheye, Drawing, Soft Focus, Punk, Water color, Reflection, Miniature
Sound Recording System
Voice playback Yes
Sound recording Yes , format: AAC
Image footage 4 s
Speaker Yes
Removable Media SD / SDHC / SDXC (UHS speed class not supported)
Eye-Fi Card compatible Yes
Internal memory 59 MB
Image Size
16M 4608 x 3456
8M 3264 x 2448
5M 2560 x 1920
3M 2048 x 1536
2M 1600 x 1200
1M 1280 x 960
VGA 640 x 480
16:9 4608 x 2592
1920 x 1080
Menu languages in camera 39
Other Features
3D Photo Shooting Mode Yes
Perfect Shot Preview Yes
Self timer 2 / 12 s Pet auto shutter
Menu guide Yes
In-camera Manual Yes
Panorama function In-Camera Panorama
Photo Surfing Yes
Date imprint Yes
Power Supply
Battery AA batteries Alkaline or Ni-MH (CR-V3 not compliant)
DC input Yes
Combined A/V & USB output Yes
USB 2.0 High Speed Yes
HDMI™ Yes Micro connector (Type D) *
* "HDMI", the HDMI logo and "High-Definition Multimedia Interface" are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC.
Dimensions (W x H x D) 109.7 x 74.3 x 73.7 mm
Weight 435 g (including battery and memory card)