Olympus SZ-30MR Review

August 9, 2011 | Zoltan Arva-Toth |

Olympus SZ-30MR 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.
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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?
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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?
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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.
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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
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