Olympus SZ-30MR Review

August 9, 2011 | Zoltan Arva-Toth | Rating star Rating star Rating star Rating star


The Olympus SZ-30MR is a pocketable 16-megapixel digital compact camera with a whopping 24x optical zoom, image stabilisation, 1080p Full HD movies with stereo sound, a 3-inch LCD screen, and an intriguing multi-record (MR) mode that enables you to take two photos or even two high-definition video clips simultaneously. There are eight Magic Filters, including Sparkle and Watercolour options, a Pet Detection mode, Smart Panoramas and a 3D recording option. The Olympus SZ-30MR is available in black or silver for £250 / $350.

Ease of Use

These days, when manufacturers are releasing cameras with 30x, 35x and even 36x zoom lenses, a camera with "only" 24x optical zoom may almost seem modest - until you learn it's so small it fits in a jeans pocket. As of writing, the Olympus SZ-30MR is the only camera in the world to have accomplished this feat, which alone makes it worthy of our attention.

Upon picking it up for the first time, we simply could not believe they've actually packed all that zoom power in the SZ-30MR. With the camera switched off, the lens sits fully retracted into the body, making the SZ-30MR look like an ordinary compact. Power on the camera and the lens extends in under three seconds; a remarkable accomplishment considering the massive focal range on offer. Spanning a range of 4.5-108mm or 25-600mm in old money, the lens sports a fairly fast maximum aperture of f/3.0 at the wide end but a decidedly slow f/6.9 at full telephoto. This has a bearing on focusing times - with the lens fully zoomed out, auto-focus acquisition is surprisingly quick for a compact camera, but you'll find that it's much slower at the 600mm equivalent end. So much so that you'll find the much-touted AF Tracking option almost useless when shooting in the telephoto range.

To aid you in holding the camera still, the SZ-30MR features mechanical image stabilisation. This allows you to take sharp photos at somewhat slower shutter speeds than what's considered normal for a given focal length, but it can't do miracles - to take blur-free shots at the 600mm end of the zoom range you'll often need to raise the ISO speed too, in order to maintain a hand-holdable shutter speed. In action, we have found the image stabiliser to be quite a bit louder than usual, but it's something that's pretty easy to get accustomed to. The lens is flanked by stereo microphones and there's an AF assist/self timer lamp nestling top left of the lens surround, which comes in handy when shooting indoors.

The camera features a moderately chunky hand-grip that has an unfortunately slippery finish. Testing the Olympus SZ-30MR alongside the SZ-10, I found that I preferred the latter's textured grip, even though it was somewhat smaller. Having said that, the hand-grip on the SZ-30MR, aided by the tiny but effective thumb rest on the rear panel, does provide a means of purchase for your fingers - I just wish it had a textured rubber coating for added safety.

The shutter release is found in its usual location atop the hand-grip, surrounded by the zoom lever. The other top-mounted controls include the recessed on/off button and a shooting mode dial. A quick glance at this dial makes it clear that for all its bells and whistles, the Olympus SZ-30MR is essentially a point-and-shoot camera with no manual exposure mode on offer. To the left of the mode dial - when viewed from above and behind - is the pop-up flash, which is raised manually by way of a sliding switch located on the outer rim of the lens housing.

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Front Rear

The back panel of the Olympus SZ-30MR is dominated by the large, three-inch rear screen. On paper, this is a good display, with a resolution of 460,000 dots. In actual use, it unfortunately did not prove to be quite as sharp and detailed as the specs would have you believe. More annoyingly, it was fairly difficult to see in bright light, which was a shame given that there's no other way to frame your shots. Viewing angles were poor, especially when trying to take pictures from above your head.

To the right of this screen, we find a cluster of controls including a one-touch movie record button, Playback, Menu and Help buttons and a combined wheel controller / navigation pad with a centred OK button. That's all - which means that the SZ-30MR's operation is almost entirely menu based. Even the most often used functions - such as exposure compensation or ISO sensitivity - are only accessible by way of a menu setting. This is a shame - we believe that a firmware update that would allow you to map ISO access to the Help button and apply exposure compensation by simply rotating the wheel controller (without having to enter a menu) would make the camera's handling a lot more intuitive.

As far as shooting modes are concerned, we have already pointed out that there is no manual exposure mode on offer, and neither are there semi-manual modes like aperture or shutter priority. Nevertheless you do get a fairly large number of shooting modes to choose from, some of which are unique to the Olympus SZ-30MR. One of these is the so-called "Photo with Video Clip" mode, which allows the camera to save a few seconds of video before and after you take a photo, while the other is the SZ-30MR's stand-out Multi-Record (MR) mode.

Courtesy of the onboard Dual Engine TruePic III+ image processors, the camera can capture either two photos, two video clips or a photo and a video clip simultaneously. There are a number of options: you can take a wide-angle and a telephoto shot at the same time (this is probably the least useful, as the "telephoto shot" is simply the central part of the wide-angle image blown up), or allow the camera to save an image in two different sizes so that you have a high-resolution file suitable for printing and a smaller, lower-resolution image file for onscreen viewing and uploading to places like Facebook, or take full-resolution pictures while recording high-definition video, or capture two video files of different resolutions and sizes so you have a Full HD version for playback on your HDTV and a smaller version for fast uploading to YouTube.

Probably the most ingeniuous use for the Multi-Record mode is to capture two high-definition video clips simultaneously, with different angles of view. This is more useful than the still-image version of "Multi-Framing" as it gives you two pieces of footage of the same event with different framing, allowing you to mix and match them at will at the editing stage. Finally, the MR mode also allows you to shoot an image (or video clip) with normal settings and another one with a 'Magic Filter' applied. The list of Magic Filters includes Pop Art, Pinhole, Fisheye, Soft Focus, Punk, Sparkle, Drawing and Watercolour.

There's a 3D image capture mode as well, which works exactly the same way as on the Olympus SP-610UZ.  In this mode, you take a photo of your subject, then shift the camera by a few centimetres to one side and take another shot. The SZ-30MR then combines the two pictures into a single 3D image and saves it as an MPO file, which can then be viewed on a compatible 3D display device. As the camera's own screen is 2D only, you cannot check in the field how your 3D photos turned out (though you can view a 2D version as the camera saves a JPEG image alongside each MPO file).

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Side Top

Of course there are more conventional shooting modes too, like Programmed Auto, iAuto and the usual legion of scene modes. Programmed Auto - denoted with a simple camera icon on the mode dial - gives you access to the largest number of settings, including flash, macro and drive modes, ISO sensitivity, exposure compensation and the self-timer. In iAuto and the various scene modes, you are presented with a narrower range of menu options (you typically can't set the ISO speed manually in these modes, for instance).

The overall handling of the camera isn't really geared towards those users who want a great degree of control over the picture taking process - as mentioned earlier, the lack of direct, hard-button access to ISO sensitivity settings and exposure compensation -  not to mention things like shutter speed, aperture or raw image capture - is particularly unwelcome. On a more positive note, the camera can display a 3x3 shooting grid and a very useful live histogram.

The SZ-30MR's Panorama mode is also interesting, at least on paper. There are three options on offer, including Auto, Manual and PC. In Auto mode, you only have to press the shutter release once. After that, all you need to do is move the camera to the next position, so that the target marks and pointers overlap, and the camera automatically releases the shutter for you. Three frames can be taken this way, which are then combined into a single panoramic image automatically in camera. The problem with this mode is that it's almost impossible to stop moving the camera exactly when the target marks and pointers overlap, which ultimately results in image blur and poor-quality stitching.

In Manual mode, you can also take three frames with the help of an on-screen guide, but you have to release the shutter manually. After that, the camera stitches the frames as above. Finally, in PC mode, you can take up to 10 photos, which can be stitched using the supplied PC software after being downloaded to the computer. Given that both the Auto and Manual modes result in a rather low-resolution panorama, PC mode is the way to go if you plan on printing your panoramic images.

We've already touched upon the SZ-30MR's movie shooting capabilities, but they deserve a closer look. The camera can capture Full HD video with stereo sound, and allows you to use the optical zoom while filming. Image stabilisation is available, but as you can see from our sample clip, it does not prevent you from shooting shaky footage if using the camera hand-held at the 600mm equivalent setting.

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Memory Card Slot Battery Compartment

You don't get any manual control over video exposure, gain or audio levels but there are some cool features like applying a 'Magic Filter' to your video on the fly as it's being recorded, or the afore-mentioned ability to shoot two HD videos with different framing. In the latter case, both videos are captured at 720p resolution - the wider one is subsampled from the sensor's full resolution, while the tighter one apparently comes direct from the sensor. (Finally, there's some benefit to using a high-resolution imager in a compact camera!) Note that any camera shake is greatly magnified so using a tripod is pretty much mandatory if you plan on taking advantage of this "Multi-Framing" option.

Once you've captured a photo or video, you can view it by pressing the Playback button. Going from Record to Playback is quick and seamless, but returning to Record mode - accomplished with another press of said button or a half-press on the shutter release - takes much longer (think seconds), meaning you might miss an interesting moment if it happens to come along while reviewing your images. The Olympus SZ-30MR presents you with a number of in-camera editing options. You can downsize still images to VGA or QVGA resolution (not that useful), crop them, add a voice memo, apply a "Beauty Fix" to portraits, bring up the shadows, retouch red eyes, export selected video frames as stills, and trim long video clips.

The camera is powered by a proprietary lithium-ion battery that has to be charged in-camera, much like a cell phone battery. Olympus supplies a mains adapter / transformer and a USB cable - you can charge the battery by plugging the cable into the adapter or an available USB port on your PC or laptop. We aren't great fans of in-camera charging as this precludes the use of a spare battery while the depleted one is being charged at home (yes, you can buy a dedicated LI-50C charger, but it's an optional extra). The camera's own USB port / multi-connector - as well as the Type D HDMI socket - is sheltered behind a narrow and extremely fragile-looking plastic cover that we fully expect to be the first part to break off the camera after a few weeks of use.

Overall, we have found the SZ-30MR to handle reasonably well, but as mentioned we'd really like to see ISO mapped unto the not-so-helpful Help button (at least as an option), and we'd also like to be able to set exposure compensation simply by spinning the wheel controller, as opposed to having to enter a menu and navigate to EC.  The live histogram and grid overlay are immensely useful though, and the multi-recording features are genuinely interesting.

As to having a 25-600mm equivalent zoom in a camera that actually fits in a front jeans pocket when powered off - well, it's unbelievable indeed. The ability to go from ultra-wideangle to ultra-telephoto in less than three seconds is something that has to be experienced in order to be fully appreciated. It certainly gives you a kind of freedom you do not feel with any other type of camera, and the fact that you have it literally in your pocket is nothing short of mind-blowing. Note however that hand-holding a 600mm lens is quite a challenge, especially if it comes in such a featherweight package. The image stabiliser helps, but it's strongly recommended to use at least a monopod or some other kind of support when shooting at the telephoto end.

This rounds off our evaluation of the camera's handling and feature set. Let us now move on the image quality assessment!

Image Quality

All of the sample images in this Review were taken using the 16 megapixel JPEG setting, which gives an average image size of around 6Mb.

As the Olympus SZ-30MR mates a tiny and pixel-packed (though at least backside illuminated) CMOS sensor to a 24x zoom lens, our image quality expectations weren't exactly high. The actual results turned out better than expected - yes, there's heavy smearing of detail - particularly high-frequency, low-contrast detail like grass and fur - even at base ISO, which only gets worse as you move higher up the sensitivity ladder, but the images remain surprisingly suitable for printing at normal sizes up to at least ISO 800 (ISO 1600 if "normal" means 4x6 inches or 10x15 centimetres to you). Reduced to screen resolution, even ISO 3200 looks usable, although with severe loss of saturation. Up close at 100% magnification, the images look quite bad as low as ISO 400 though, so in absolute terms the image quality is hardly above average - but we think few Olympus prospective SZ-30MR buyers are looking to make poster-sized prints on a regular basis (if you are, you might want to look elsewhere or at least make a few test prints using our sample images before committing to a purchase).

Close-up performance was excellent, the image stabiliser worked as advertised and chromatic aberrations, while present, usually weren't excessive. Lens performance, on the other hand, was uneven - not that you'd expect otherwise from a superzoom. At some zoom settings we saw good sharpness from edge to edge, while at others, there was considerable softening toward the borders. Red-eye was a problem with the built-in flash and it was only partially cured by the red-eye reduction function. The night exposure came out OK but not great, and we have found the shutter speed limitations too... well, limiting for serious night photography. The 'Magic Filters' were fun though, and it's great that you can save an "untouched" original alongside each filtered shot thanks to the Multi-Record function, if you wish.


The Olympus SZ-30MR has 7 sensitivity settings ranging from ISO 80 to ISO 3200. You don’t actually see much noise in the images, but that’s primarily because of the strong noise reduction applied, which robs you of progressively more detail as you move up the sensitivity ladder. That said, the images remain surprisingly useable for small prints right up to ISO 1600, while ISO 3200 is suitable for onscreen viewing only.

ISO 80 (100% Crop)

ISO 100 (100% Crop)


ISO 200 (100% Crop)

ISO 400 (100% Crop)


ISO 800 (100% Crop)

ISO 1600 (100% Crop)


ISO 3200 (100% Crop)


Focal Range

The lens has an extremely versatile focal range, as demonstrated by the examples below.




Here are two 100% crops which have been Saved as Web - Quality 50 in Photoshop. The right-hand image has had some sharpening applied in Photoshop. The out-of-the camera images are a little bit soft at the default sharpening setting, and benefit from some further sharpening in a program like Adobe Photoshop.

Original (100% Crop)

Sharpened (100% Crop)


Original (100% Crop)

Sharpened (100% Crop)

File Quality

The Olympus SZ-30MR does not save images in raw format. The available JPEG settings are Normal and Fine.

14M Fine (100% Crop) 14M Normal (100% Crop)

Chromatic Aberrations

You’d fully expect a 24x zoom lens to suffer from some chromatic aberrations, and indeed you can spot some purple fringing in our sample images. It’s not too bad though - the examples below demonstrate what you can expect in the worst case.

Example 1 (100% Crop)


The Olympus SZ-30MR has an excellent super-macro mode that allows you to focus on a subject just 3cm from the front lens element. The quality is superb and there is only moderate barrel distortion present. Note however, that focusing speeds can be glacial with the super-macro mode enabled, particularly in low light. The following example shows how close you can get to your subject, in this case a weather-beaten Compact Flash card.

Macro Shot

100% Crop


The camera has a pop-up flash that has to be raised manually. The angle of coverage is good, with only limited light fall-off seen in the corners of the frame.

Flash Off - Wide Angle (28mm)

Flash On - Wide Angle (28mm)

ISO 64 ISO 64

Flash Off - Telephoto (616mm)

Flash On - Telephoto 616mm)

ISO 64 ISO 64

And here are some flash portraits. As you can see the flash produced a very pronounced red-eye effect which the built-in red-eye reduction function was able to reduce but not fully eliminate.

Flash On

Flash On (100% Crop)

Red Eye Reduction

Red Eye Reduction (100% Crop)


The Olympus SZ-30MR is far from being an ideal choice for night photography, as the slowest shutter speed is only 1/4th of a second in P mode and 4 seconds in the Night Scene mode. The following image was taken in the latter, with the camera choosing a shutter speed of 3.2 seconds and aperture of f/3.2 at ISO 160. We have included a 100% crop for you to see what the quality is like.

Night Shot

Night Shot (100% Crop)

Image Stabilisation

The Olympus SZ-30MR comes with sensor-shift image stabilisation on board, which helps you capture sharp shots while hand-holding the camera. It can't do miracles but it works, as demonstrated by the following crops. Both come from images taken at 1/40th of a second at ISO 100 and a 35mm equivalent focal length of 116mm.

On (100% Crop)

Off (100% Crop)

Magic Filters

The Olympus SZ-30MR has 8 so-called 'magic filters' including Drawing, Fisheye, Pinhole, Pop Art, Punk, Soft Focus, Sparkle and Watercolour. These filters can be applied to still images as well as videos, and you can even take two pictures, one with a filter applied and one without, simultaneously thanks to the Multi-Record function.





Pop Art



Soft Focus




Multi Record

The main highlight of the Olympus SZ-30MR - apart from its fully retractable 24x zoom lens - is its Multi Record function. Basically, this feature allows you take two photos, two videos or a photo and a video to be taken simultaneously. As described in the Ease of Use section, there are many variations on offer. Multi-Framing allows you to take two pictures or two videos with different framing. Multi-File saves the same photo or video in two sizes, giving you the option to use the smaller file as a quick upload to Web sites like Facebook, Flickr, YouTube, Vimeo, Picasa etc., and save the larger file for more serious applications. Finally, it's also possible to capture one photo or video with a Magic Filter applied, and another one with standard settings. The example below shows you the effect of Multi-Framing on a still photo.



Sample Images

This is a selection of sample images from the Olympus SZ-30MR camera, which were all taken using the 16 megapixel Fine JPEG setting. The thumbnails below link to the full-sized versions, which have not been altered in any way.

Sample Movie & Video

This is a sample movie at the highest quality setting of 1920x1080 pixels at 30 frames per second. Please note that this 13 second movie is 31.5Mb in size.

Product Images

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Front of the Camera

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Isometric View

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Isometric View

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Isometric View

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Isometric View

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Isometric View

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Rear of the Camera

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Top of the Camera

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Bottom of the Camera


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Side of the Camera

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Side of the Camera
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Memory Card Slot
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Battery Compartment


In a sea of me-too compacts, the Olympus SZ-30MR stands out in more ways than one. Packing a 25-600mm equivalent zoom lens in a body that can be shoved into a front jeans pocket is a remarkable achievement in its own right, but the Olympus SZ-30MR doesn't stop there. Its Multi-Framing function can prove genuinely useful when filming an event with a single camera, while the other Multi-Record options are also worth a look. For instance, the ability to take a photo or capture a video clip with a Magic Filter applied, knowing that you also have an "original" with standard settings to fall back on if you don't like the result is not to be underestimated. We've generally been pleased with the camera's overall operational speed too, although focusing speeds in the telephoto range leave something to be desired, and returning from Playback to Record mode was also slower than we'd have liked.

In absolute terms, the camera's image quality is far from being stellar, due mostly to the aggressive noise reduction applied. Up close at 100% magnification you can see a smearing of fine detail even at base sensitivity, and it only gets worse as you move to higher ISO settings. On the other hand, the images are clean and print well at the sizes most prospective buyers are likely to print their pictures. They also look good when downsampled to typical screen resolutions - so if you are only going to view and show off your pictures on your computer monitor, laptop screen, tablet, HDTV or digital picture frame, you shouldn't worry too much about detail smearing at full resolution. The camera's macro mode is fantastic - though be prepared that focusing may take a while in super-macro mode in low light -, the Magic Filters are fun, and the colours are generally pleasing. Like all small-sensor compacts, the Olympus SZ-30MR has a propensity to clip highlights easily in high-contrast lighting, but consulting the live histogram, applying the necessary amount of exposure compensation and allowing Olympus' Shadow Adjustment Technology to do its magic on the shadows should be enough to pull off a usable shot in these circumstances too.

Speaking of exposure compensation, one of our biggest handling quirks with the Olympus SZ-30MR was that we had to dive into the shooting menu every time we needed this important feature. We really hope Olympus can, and will, release a firmware update enabling the use of the wheel controller for this. While we are at it, we'd also like to see ISO sensitivity assigned to the Help button in P mode. These two modifications would lead to a much better shooting experience in our view.

Of course, ultimately the Olympus SZ-30MR is a point-and-shoot camera geared mostly towards users who want the greatest possible degree of automation. Advanced users looking for a carry-everywhere all-rounder might very well be put off by the lack of raw image capture, manual exposure and manual AF point selection, not to mention thigs like an eye-level viewfinder or a hot shoe. At this point in time, we can only hope that Olympus has plans to release a pocketable travel-zoom camera for serious amateurs - we think there'd be a market for it, even with the image quality compromises inherent in such cameras.

4 stars

Ratings (out of 5)
Design 4
Features 4.5
Ease-of-use 3.5
Image quality 3.5
Value for money 4

Review Roundup

Reviews of the Olympus SZ-30MR from around the web.

ephotozine.com »

The Olympus SZ30MR is the world's smallest digital camera with a 24x optical zoom lens, and the first ever "Pocket Zoom" digital camera with an optical zoom lens longer than 18x optical zoom. It wasn't long ago that 16x optical zoom in this size camera was considered a LOT of zoom.
Read the full review »

pocket-lint.com »

In recent years we’ve seen the size of big zoom cameras dropping. What once sat in a body just smaller than a DSLR, now fills a space just larger than a typical compact. The Olympus SZ-30MR typifies this move, offering a staggering 24x zoom in a body that you can still just about slip into your pocket. But does this clever camera put real power in your pocket, or leave you slightly short-changed?
Read the full review »

whatdigitalcamera.com »

Olympus's new SZ-30MR boasts world-first Multi-Record imaging technology, as well as an impressive specification. The question is, however, how does it shape up on the WDC testing bench?
Read the full review »

digitalversus.com »

Watch out all you superzoom compacts! While we were safely thinking that 16x and 18x zooms seemed to be the limit for compact cameras, Olympus has gone and released the SZ-30 MR with a huge 24x zoom, equivalent to 25-600 mm! It's strange to think that just two years ago, a zoom this powerful would have been unthinkable even on a bridge camera. But apart from its monster lens, this camera has a BSI CMOS sensor and two image processing chips for simultaneously capturing two different image formats or styles. All of this makes the SZ-30 MR an original compact with some very interesting features.
Read the full review »

expertreviews.co.uk »

Olympus has maxed out the specifications, particularly with the 24x zoom, but it also gets the basics right with nippy performance, commendable image quality and superb videos
Read the full review »


Image Sensor
Effective pixels 16 Megapixels
Filter array Primary colour filter (RGB)
Full resolution 16.8 Megapixels
Type 1/2.3 '' CMOS
Optical zoom 24 x (WIDE)
Focal length 4.5 -108.0 mm
Focal length (equiv. 35mm) 25 - 600 mm
Maximum aperture 3.0 - 6.9
Structure 11 lenses / 10 groups
Aspherical glass elements 3
ED glass elements 3
Digital Zoom
Enlargement factor 4 x / 96 x combined with optical zoom
Resolution 460000 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 0.1m - ∞ (wide) / 0.4m - ∞ (tele)
Makro mode 0.1m - ∞ (wide) / 0.4m - ∞ (tele)
Super Macro mode Closest focusing distance: 3 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, Multi-Recording, 3D Photos
Shutter speed 1/4 - 1/1700 s / < 4 s (Night scene)
Exposure compensation +/- 2 EV / 1/3 steps
Enhancement function Mechanical Image Stabilizer
Shadow Adjustment Technology
Advanced Face Detection Technology
Pet Detection
Scene Modes
Number of scene modes 16
Modes Portrait, Beauty, Landscape, Night Scene, Night Scene with portrait, Hand-held Starlight, Sports, Indoor, 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
Modes Photo & Movie Capture, Multi-Framing Movies, Photo with Movie Clip, Multi-File Movies, Magic Filter and Original Movie
Auto AUTO / High AUTO
Manual ISO 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
White Balance
AUTO WB system Yes
Preset values Overcast, Sunlight, Tungsten, Flourescent 1
Internal Flash
Modes AUTO, Red-eye reduction, Fill-in, Off
Working range (wide) 0.1 - 9.3 m (ISO 1600)
Working range (tele) 0.4 - 4.0 m (ISO 1600)
Sequence Shooting
Sequential shooting mode (high speed) 15 fps / 70 frames (in 5MP mode)
7.0 fps / 5 frames (Full Image Size)
Sequential shooting mode 1.7 fps / 18 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
Movie Editing
Still Image Cropping 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, Index jump, Reverse playback
Still Image Recording
EXIF 2.21
DPS PictBridge
Movie Recording System
Image Stabilisation Mode Digital Image Stabilisation
Recording format MPEG-4
Magic Filter Pop Art, Pin Hole, Fisheye, Drawing, Soft Focus, Punk, Water color
HD Movie quality 1080P Recording time: 29min.
720P Recording time: 29min.
VGA Recording time: no limit
Note: maximum file size 4GB
Sound Recording System
Internal microphone Stereo
Sound recording Yes , format: AAC
Image footage 4 s
Voice playback Yes
Speaker Yes
Removable Media SD / SDHC / SDXC
Internal memory  
Eye-Fi Card compatible Yes
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
Self timer 2 / 12 s Pet auto shutter
Perfect Shot Preview Yes
Menu guide Yes
In-camera Manual Yes
Panorama function Smart Panorama
Photo Surfing Yes
Date imprint Yes
Power Supply
Battery LI-50B Lithium-Ion Battery
Internal Charging Yes
DC input Yes
Combined A/V & USB output Yes
USB 2.0 High Speed Yes
HDMI™ Yes 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) 106.3 x 68.7 x 39.5 mm
Weight 226 g

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