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Olympus SZ-20

alaTest has collected and analyzed 133 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the image quality and portability are on the whole positive. The value for money and design also get good feedback, whereas the build quality and shutter get negative opinions. Views about the lens and low light performance are different.

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

features, focus, shutter, build quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Olympus SZ-20 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Olympus SZ-20


The Olympus SZ-20 3D camera has all of the necessary features to capture your most favorite memories in 3D, 2D or in HD video. We would have liked to see a few features that made this camera pop out from its competitors, but the lack of 3D video and 3D...

This camera has 16 megapixels of quality resolution to capture any moment quickly

You can’t record in 3D, only in HD

Despite lacking 3D video, this camera has everything else needed in a great 3D camera.

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Amazon review summary for Olympus SZ-20


alaTest has collected and analyzed 20 user reviews of Olympus SZ-20 from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on

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


95% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Amazing Value


Love the zoom and pop up flash!


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Fantastic camera and value


I was able to buy this camera for $89.97 after rebate. The camera's features are astonishing. I use it for technical photos associated with electronic and software work. It is able to take rapid high resolution pictures, it has several macro settings,...

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Good camera


So far, everything I have asked of it, it has done. It has more features than my old Sony, and I think the pictures are a little sharper.

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A good old camera at a great price


By today's standard this is a mediocre camera but the price is so good I couldn't pass it up. I leave it on my boat (in a sandwich bag) and it takes great outdoor shots etc. good portrait shots but night and flash are not so good. It has a good optical...

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Outdoor shots in light only (no twilight). Picture quality is average (maybe below) -- and the flash is useless unless you add a sheet of pink parchment paper in front of it.I was expecting the flash to work with the camera, but it seems very...

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Good Camera, Great Price


I bought this camera because of it's CMOS Sensor, low light capabilities and it's 12.5 Optical Zoom lens. So far, it's great. Time will tell if I total replace my older Kodak camera which I've had for years.

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great camera for the price


Just purchased for trip to Bar Harbor. Outstanding pictures and I didn't even read the manual yet. I am very pleased with purchase

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good quality, but easily blurred pictures


The camera is good product overall. I was disappointed though as I began to take pictures. I was specifically looking for a camera that would take crisp clear pictures even with active children. The pictures are most often blurred even when the kids...

Product Specifications


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


Bluetooth: No
HDMI Interface: Yes
PictBridge: Yes
WiFi Connectivity:WITH EYE-FI

General Features

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


Longest Shutter Speed in s:4
Shortest Shutter Speed in s:1/2000


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

Power Supply

Battery Model:Olympus LI-50 B
Battery Type:Olympus LI-50 B


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