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Olympus SP-620 UZ

alaTest has collected and analyzed 73 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the image quality and responsiveness. The portability and value for money are also appreciated. There are mixed views on the low light performance and screen. Some have doubts about the build quality and shutter.

usability, value for money, portability, responsiveness, image quality

flash, shutter, build quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Olympus SP-620 UZ is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Olympus SP-620UZ

 

In many ways, the SP-620UZ ($199.99 direct) is similar to another Olympus superzoom, the 24x SZ-12 . Both cameras produce solid images at lower ISO settings, suffer at higher settings, and are limited to 720p video capture. The SZ-12 is a bit smaller,...

Inexpensive. Relatively compact. Sharp lens. Strong performance. 21x zoom lens

Image quality suffers at high ISOs. Cannot adjust zoom while recording video. Video limited to 720p. Low-res rear LCD

The Olympus SP-620UZ is an affordable, compact (but not pocket size) superzoom camera with a 21x zoom lens. It's affordably priced, but not as refined as its pricier competition.

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Olympus SP-620UZFirst Impressions Review

 

The Olympus SP-620UZ will replace the company's existing mid-range ultrazoom, the SP-610UZ, and offer a higher megapixel count but slightly reduced optical zoom. That's actually a good thing, because less zoom usually means better image quality.

Olympus’ expensive SP-810UZ was one of our worst-scoring ultrazooms of 2011, so the cheaper SP-610UZ never really showed up on our radar. It’s successor, the SP-620UZ, seems to add few improvements, and is a rather uninteresting camera at first glance.

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Olympus SP-620UZ

 

The Olympus SP-620UZ is an affordable, compact (but not pocket size) superzoom camera with a 21x zoom lens. It's affordably priced, but not as refined as its pricier competition. It offers strong performance to go with that 21x zoom lens but the LCD is...

Inexpensive. Relatively compact. Sharp lens. Strong performance. 21x zoom lens ; Cons: Image quality suffers at high ISOs. Cannot adjust zoom while recording video. Video limited to 720p. Low-res rear LCD. Editor Rating: 3.50 ; By Jim Fisher

Image quality suffers at high ISOs. Cannot adjust zoom while recording video. Video limited to 720p. Low-res rear LCD. Editor Rating: 3.50 ; By Jim Fisher

The Olympus SP-620UZ is an affordable, compact (but not pocket size) superzoom camera with a 21x zoom lens. It's affordably priced, but not as refined as its pricier competition. Pros: Inexpensive. Relatively compact. Sharp lens. Strong performance....

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Amazon review summary for Olympus SP-620 UZ

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 40 user reviews of Olympus SP-620 UZ from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com.

value for money, usability, image quality, portability, battery

88% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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Nice Point and Shoot

 

Wanted a DSLR, but didn't want to spend the money on one. So I got this instead.

Nice little Point and Shoot. Haven't really had any issues, except for issues on my end when learning how to use it. Lots of megapixels and a good zoem

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Got it at a steal!

 

I took off an egg for no shutter speed, then I took perhaps the most beautiful panoramic I've ever taken on a camera under 1k, then reconsidered. This really is a great little camera, don't let the premise of a 22MP camera with digital zoom fool you--...

Got this during a short-time sale the site offered before x-mas at an absolute steal. Amazing picture quality, one of the best 16MPs I've ever stumbled across! Good interface, plenty of customization options, and access to everything you need. Optical...

Nitpick 1: The lens cover does not secure very well-- it will fall off if it is snagged on anything at all, such as the wall of a camera case or the sleeve of your shirt. Good thing it comes with an attachment! Nitpick 2: No option to change shutter...

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OLYMPUS SP-620UZ

 

Easy, affordable camera. I bought this because I moved to Montana, and wanted to document the inspirational setting. This camera does a great job, it has a simple interface, and very good quality pictures. I was impressed with the optical zoom as well,...

Can't change the shutter speed, would like to so i can take clearer pictures when i am in motion

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Love my new camera...

 

I love this camera. I like the quick video button, but have to be careful not to push it accidentally...oops, too late. The bigger screen is better for viewing. I like the manual flip-up flash. It's bulkier than my previous point and shoot, but this...

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Verdict still out...

 

Camera is a little on the heavy side. Still figuring out the bells and whistles. Not exactly impressed and not sure if it is a keeper.

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Great price...

 

I am excited about giving this as a christmas gift to my husband. We have a nice camera but he wanted one with zoom. We are not professional photographers and i wanted something simple. I am hoping he loves it....

Product Specifications

Configuration

Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Changeable Lens: No
Image Stabiliser:Optical Image Stabiliser
Integrated GPS Module: No
Touchscreen: No
View Finder Type:LCD Monitor

Connectivity

Bluetooth: No
HDMI: Yes
HDMI Interface: Yes
PictBridge: Yes
WiFi Connectivity:WiFi Ready

General Features

3D:3D enabled
Bridge Camera: No
Chip Type:CCD
Product Type:Compact Camera
Sensor Size:1/2.3''
SLR / Compact:Compact Camera

Lens

Longest Shutter Speed in s:4
Shortest Shutter Speed in s:1/1500

Memory

Compact Flash Card: No
Memory Stick / Memory Stick Pro: No
Memory Stick Duo / Duo Pro: No
Memory Type:Internal + External
Micro Drive: No
Multimedia Card: No
SDXC Card: Yes
Secure Digital Card: Yes
Secure Digital High Capacity Card: Yes
XD Card: No

Recording

Aperture Priority: No
Face Detection Mode:Face Detection
Movie / Voice Recording:Movie + Voice
RAW Format: No
Serial Shot Mode: Yes
Shutter Priority: No
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