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Olympus SZ-14

alaTest has collected and analyzed 454 reviews of Olympus SZ-14. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviews about the lens and portability are overall positive. The zoom and price are also appreciated. The shutter and image quality get negative comments. There are some mixed comments about the color and size.

usability, price, zoom, portability, lens

stabilizer , low-light, sensor, image quality, shutter

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Olympus SZ-14 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Olympus SZ-14

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 121 user reviews of Olympus SZ-14 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the performance and portability. The zoom and price are also appreciated.

usability, price, zoom, portability, performance

99% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Olympus SZ-14

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 user reviews of Olympus SZ-14 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the lens and usability. The performance and price are also appreciated. Many are negative about the size.

zoom, price, performance, usability, lens

size

73% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

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Expert review by : Gavin Stoker (photographyblog.com)

Olympus SZ-14 Review

 

The Olympus SZ-14 is a pocketable 14-megapixel travel-zoom camera offering a 24x optical zoom with a focal range of 25-600mm, TruePic III+ processing engine, sensor-shift image stabilisation, “Advanced Face Detection” and “Shadow Adjustment”...

The 14 megapixel, £199 Olympus SZ-14 comes up trumps for anyone wanting a very affordable big zoom camera that at the same time is compact enough to slip into a trouser or jacket pocket in its dormant state. The negatives are that image quality, whilst...

Jan, 2013

Expert review by : Gavin Stoker (pocket-lint.com)

Olympus SZ-14

 

The travel zoom compact is still proving popular and Olympus is building a raft of small-bodied, big-zoom, low-cost cameras for 2012. Setting sail in the wake of the SP-620UZ ‘Ultra Zoom' we reviewed a few weeks back (16 megapixels and 21x optical...

Broad focal range, relatively compact dimensions, good value pricing, reasonably consistent performance from shot to shot

Scroll wheel at the back is very slippery and it’s hard to arrive at the setting you want without much back and forth, battery life is so-so

The 14 megapixel, 24x optical zoom Olympus SZ-14 has the double whammy of a broad focal range yet a value-added price tag with which to sell itself, and it largely succeeds on both points.

Apr, 2012

Expert review by : Gary Wolstenholme (techradar.com)

Olympus SZ-14 review

 

A 14MP 24x superzoom camera with HD video for under £200

24x zoom range ; Effective image stabilisation ; Easy to use ; Thin

Proprietary USB connection ; No manual exposure ; Only 720p HD video ; Slippery finger grip

Sitting mid-way up the Olympus range of travel-friendly compact cameras, the Olympus SZ-14 sports a good range of features for a pocket-friendly price. A 14-megapixel CCD sensor should provide ample resolution, even for large prints.

Apr, 2012

Expert review by : Anand Tuliani (tech.firstpost.com)

Olympus SZ-14 Review

 

Travel zoom digital cameras are a bridge between point-and-shoots and mega-zoom cameras. They are small enough to easily fit into the pocket and offer a raft of features that allow users to capture great shots.

The Olympus SZ-14 retails with a 4GB SD card for Rs. 16,990, which is the MRP. Go out in the market and you should be able to buy it for a few hundred rupees less, along with a pouch. Some online shopping websites are selling this camera for less than...

Sep, 2012

Expert review by : Anand Tuliani (tech.firstpost.com)

Olympus SZ-14 Review

 

Travel zoom digital cameras are a bridge between point-and-shoots and mega-zoom cameras. They are small enough to easily fit into the pocket and offer a raft of features that allow users to capture great shots. These include a telephoto lens, fully...

Starting with the key features, the lens is quite wide at 25 mm. This favours capturing full body portraits and large groups without moving too much away. It also helps capturing wide landscapes and panoramas without taking too many shots. The lens...

Sep, 2012

Expert review by : Ben Pitt (expertreviews.co.uk)

Olympus SZ-14 review

 

A massive 24x zoom and an extremely competitive price, but the sensor doesn't pull its weight and image quality suffers

May, 2012

Expert review by : Doug Harman (whatdigitalcamera.com)

Olympus SZ-14 review

 

The stylishly sculpted 14-megapixel Olympus SZ-14 slots into Olympus' Super Zoom range between the SZ-11 and SZ-20 and features a 24x zoom lens in a compact highly specified metal body. But does a...

Price, 24x optical zoom lens, Compact metal body, Magic filters, Fast high-speed shooting modes, Image quality, In-camera panorama stitching

HD Video recording limited to 720p, Noise at higher ISOs

Apr, 2012

Expert review by (cameras.co.uk)

Olympus SZ-14

 

Olympus TG-82083/100

Lots of zoom for the price, USB battery charge, movie image stabilisation

Picture quality

The Olympus SZ-14 is likely to appeal to you if you are looking for lots of lens power without paying out for one of the top of the range cameras in this sector. By dropping some of the more advanced features Olympus have kept the price down. There is...

Apr, 2012

Expert review by (ephotozine.com)

Olympus SZ-14 Compact Digital Camera Review

 

The Olympus SZ-14 is a compact, super-zoom digital compact camera with a 24x optical zoom lens. Daniel Bell reviews.

24x optical zoom lens; Compact metal body; Magic filters are unique to Olympus; Fast high-speed shooting modes; Decent image quality; In-camera panoramic stitching

No rubber grip on front of camera

Mar, 2012

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Great camera for the price!

 

At that $99 price with free shipping, I should've bought 2 of them! Incredible deal

Great deal at $99, great specs, great photos* If it comes back into stock at that price, grab it while u can. The zoom is awesome, and the wide angle makes fitting it all in a snap. Too many other features to list here. The 14 MP is really all you...

Low light pictures are difficult to master. Even after using the nigth scenes and adjusting the white balance, it was difficult to get good shots. Most ended up too blurry to use. With more practice, I think I can get better night shots. I'm retired,...

Aug, 2014

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