On January 9 2012, Olympus announced the full-featured, slim and sleek SZ-12 (aka SZ-14 in Europe, Australia and Japan), a compact 24x SuperZoom camera. The SZ-12 comes with a 24x optical wide-angle zoom f3.0 - f6.9 lens (25-600mm equivalent) and two forms of image stabilization to help deliver the clearest results possible. The SZ-12 also comes with 3-inch LCD with 460,000 dots, High-speed, 7 frames-per-second sequential shooting and 10 Magic Art Filters with a whole range of special effects to apply to your images directly in the camera. The Olympus SZ-12 offers the new Reflection magic filter takes the image and duplicates it across a horizontal or vertical plane of symmetry creating powerful illusions. The Olympus SZ-12 is listed for $199.99 in silver, black and red colors.
Olympus SZ-12 Camera Reviews Roundup
|Steve's Digicam: "Overall, the SZ-12 produced accurate exposures most of the time. For example, even when taking pictures on a bright sunny day with clouds casting dark shadows, the camera tended to adjust well to the high contrast. The exception was the previously mentioned reddish cast on faces. However, shooting indoors without the flash was disappointing. In iAuto mode without flash, the camera shot at ISO 400 and often cap..." - Jul 12 2012 More »||N/A|
|CNET AU: "The SZ-14 is not going to set the world alight with its image quality, but it's perfectly serviceable for snapshots and photos for sharing to the web. Image quality does start to deteriorate at ISO 200 and above, with visible over-processing. The SZ-14 has a maximum sensitivity rating of 1600, but at this stage there's a lot of smearing present that recovering much detail, even with noise-removal software, is tricky..." - Apr 18 2012 More »|
|ePhotoZine: "The SZ-14 takes pictures with decent colour reproduction that are well exposed. When viewing the images full size details lacks in shadows and highlights with clear softening in the corners and purple fringing appearing occasionally. With a minimum focusing distance of 3cm the camera is capable of taking an impressive close-up shot. Noise doesn't affect image quality at the lower ISO levels of 80 and 100. ISO 200 se..." - Mar 07 2012 More »|
|CNET UK: "The SZ-14 did a better job than its cheaper sibling, the VG-170, in capturing detail throughout my tests. This shot of a seafront cafe is generally good, with low levels of noise in the railings that encroach from the edge of the image. The sky is vivid and there's fine detail in both the flag and the blinds at the windows. The SZ-14's colour recognition was good throughout my tests, with the results in each ca..." - Feb 24 2012 More »|
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