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Olympus SZ-20

alaTest has collected and analyzed 46 reviews of Olympus SZ-20. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. People really like the focus and portability. The usability and performance are also appreciated. Views are divided on the price. Some have doubts about the battery and shutter.

image quality, performance, usability, portability, focus

size, zoom, durability, shutter, battery

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 87/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Olympus SZ-20 from The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Comments about the image quality and performance are overall positive, but comments are divided on the usability. Many are less positive about the shutter and zoom.

performance, image quality

size, zoom, shutter

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Sep, 2020

Expert review by : Let's go digital (

Olympus SZ-20 Test


Olympus SZ-20 Testfotos : Vor zwei Monaten hat Olympus drei neue digitale Kompaktkameras eingeführt, darunter die Olympus SZ-20. Dank des kompakten, leichten Kameragehäuses und des leistungsstarke Zooms, eignet sich die Olympus SZ-20 Digitalkamera...

May, 2011

Expert review by : Gavin Stoker (

Olympus SZ-20 Review


The Olympus SZ-20 is a new super-slim travel-zoom compact camera, offering a 16 megapixel backlit CMOS sensor, Full 1080p HD movies, 3 inch LCD screen, 9fps high-speed continuous shooting, and 3D photo shooting mode. There are eight Magic Filters,...

In summing up our impressions of the camera, the positives with the SZ-20 are a best in class resolution, better than average (but not class leading) 12.5x optical zoom range, decent feature set, best in class pricing and that striking retro/futurist...

May, 2011

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (

Olympus SZ-20


This budget super zoom compact packs in loads of features making for a potentially great holiday snapper.

Extensive zoom range, Loads of features, Cheaper than most super zooms, Has 3D shooting mode

General soft images, Unreliable metering and focussing

Oct, 2011

Expert review by : Natalie Johnson (

Olympus SZ-20 review


We look under the hood of Olympus's latest super-zoom

Good image results ; Palette of Magic Filters ; Full HD Movie Capture ; Smart Panorama mode ; Easy-to-use

Poor battery life ; Lacks a number of impressive assets other Olympus cameras benefit from ; 3D mode difficult to line up ; High-continuous shooting mode less impressive than advertised ; Chunky design means it is too big for your pocket

May, 2011

Expert review by : Gavin Stoker (

Olympus SZ-20 review


The Olympus SZ-20 shares several characteristics with the Casio Exilim EX-H30 camera we looked at recently. The price is almost identical and both offer a 16Mp resolution coupled with With the 'SZ' prefix indicating 'super zoom', and priced nigh...

The Olympus SZ-20 isn’t a bad camera by a long chalk, but apart from a noise-free performance at upper ISO settings and fun effects achievable with the Magic Filters, it’s distinctly average. The price seemingly reflects that and if the 12.5x reach...

Jun, 2011

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Olympus SZ-20 Digital Camera Review


Joshua Waller puts the Olympus SZ-20 to the test - it features a 12.5x optical zoom, Full HD video and 3D!

High speed shooting 7fps, shots, full resolution; Excellent screen, high resolution, excellent colour; Very compact, and pocket-able camera; 12.5x optical zoom lens, wide to telephoto; Easy to use menus and controls; Good image quality, good colour,...

Struggles to focus even with focus assist lamp in low light

May, 2011

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Olympus - SZ-20


The Olympus SZ series of compact digital cameras is primarily intended to provide guaranteed high-quality images that remain blur-free, even when making use of a so-called 'super zoom'. The SZ-10 was the prototype, and this has ...

The Olympus SZ-20 is a glossy, well-featured 16MP super-zoom with good picture quality, Full HD movies and encouraging bias towards low-light photography - but its control layout is disappointing, and it's heavily overshadowed by its big sister, the...

Apr, 2011

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Olympus SZ-20


A high-resolution compact digicam with a 12.5x optical zoom lens, Full HD video recording and some useful multi-frame capture modes.This year, Olympus has created a new 'traveller' category in its super zoom camera range with three models that are more...

Pictures from the review camera showed the usual boosted saturation and contrast that characterise shots from most small-sensor digicams. However, colour reproduction was generally good and although the autofocusing system wasn't particularly fast, it...

Apr, 2011

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Good pics with flash


Takes great pictures with flash inside and without outside

Without the flash inside pictures are a little blurry

Sep, 2012

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Olympus SZ-20


Lots of programmes. Should be able to do lots more than some cameras. If you want a point and shoot camera with the ability to do more, then it's good.

Zoom is a bit fiddly. The Manual is not as clear as it might be.

Dec, 2011

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