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Olympus SZ-31MR iHS

alaTest has collected and analyzed 735 reviews of Olympus SZ-31MR iHS. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. People are impressed by the zoom and size. The portability and performance also get good opinions. Some have doubts about the energy efficiency and control panel, while comments are divided on the battery.

usability, performance, portability, size, zoom

stabilizer , control panel, energy

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Olympus SZ-31MR iHS is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 218 user reviews of Olympus SZ-31MR iHS from The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Views about the performance and image quality are on the whole positive. The price and portability are also appreciated, whereas there are some mixed views about the viewfinder and sensor.

usability, portability, price, image quality, performance

93% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Olympus SZ-31MR Digital Compact Camera - Black (16MP, 24x Wide Optical Zoom) 3.0 inch Touch Panel LCDOlympus SZ-31MR Digital Compact Camera - Black (16MP, 24x Wide Optical Zoom) 3.0 inch Touch Panel LCD

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Let's go digital (

Olympus SZ-31MR Test


Olympus SZ-31MR Test : Die Olympus SZ-Serie mit ihren leistungsstarken Zoomobjektiven gehört zu den sogenannten Traveller-Digitalkameras. Anfang dieses Jahres hat Olympus seiner populären Super Zoom-Serie ein neues Topmodell hinzugefügt. Die Olympus...

May, 2012

Expert review by : Christopher Snow (

Olympus SZ-31MR iHS


Olympus gives the SZ-30 a light update, resulting in a solid but expensive travel-zoom.

Accurate colors; Fast burst mode

Poor sharpness; Annoying handling quirk

The Olympus SZ-31MR iHS is a competent, feature-rich travel-zoom, but too few improvements have been made since the SZ-30 to earn our complete recommendation. Given this model’s problems with sharpness, distortion, and noise reduction, we think $400 is...

Jun, 2012

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Olympus SZ-31MR Review


Overall, as a travel zoom with 24x optical zoom and a 16 megapixel sensor packed together with dual TruPic processors, the SZ-31MR does deliver decent image quality during the daytime. However, low light quality can take a hit especially if the ISO...

Best ergonomics we have experienced so far, Very intuitive user interface, Largest optical zoom in class (24x), Little jpg artefact

Noisy AF, Too pricey compared to competitors

Jun, 2012

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Olympus SZ-31MR Digital Camera Review


The Olympus SZ-31MR is a do it all feature packed travel camera that will not disappoint the eager traveller or family snapper who likes their images sharp and contrasty without having to lug around a heavier bulkier camera. The two biggest pluses were...

May, 2012

Expert review by : Derek Fung (

Olympus SZ-31MR


With its blend of pleasing photos, quality build, compact body and high-res screen, this Olympus is an excellent camera.

Lovely images ; High speed photography ; Relatively compact ; High-res screen

Multi-recording is mostly a gimmick ; Soft details at 10x-plus

With its blend of pleasing photos (at lower zoom levels), quality build, compact body and high-res screen, this Olympus is an excellent camera, although most of the SZ-31MR's multi-record functions are needless gimmicks.

Dec, 2012

Expert review by : Ben Pitt (

Olympus SZ-31MR review


Not the best for image quality, but it's packed with impressive features, including simultaneous photo and video capture

May, 2012

Expert review by : TechSmart (

Olympus SZ-31 MR


Numerous modes and features to play with, Solidly built and well designed, Excellent zoom range, Autofocus is fast and accurate

Slightly indented power button, Screen gets warm after little use

This, along with the fact that there aren’t Aperture Priority and Shutter Priority modes onboard,  only reinforced our sense that the camera is aimed at the casual shooter looking for a full featured snapper, that can offer a myriad of creative modes....

Nov, 2012

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Olympus SZ-31MR


The Olympus SZ-MR31 is up against some pretty stiff competition in this category. It appears to be a good camera, but it does not really stand out, especially at the price. It is most likely to appeal to you if you are looking for a camera with extra...

Aug, 2012

Expert review by : Naaptol (

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The final say for this camera is that it is a good option for the people who need a bit more than just point and shoot. Equipped with smart features this is a good value for money.

Jul, 2012

Expert review by : Doug Harman (

Olympus SZ-31MR Review


Olympus's SZ-31MR is the latest compact travel-zoom digital camera from Olympus, with a whopping 24x zoom and 16 megapixel sensor. We find out if it's any good.

Big zoom in a little body, Handling, Full 1080p video recording, Good battery life, Fast, High-speed shooting, Touch Focus via display,Excellent colour reproduction

Images are soft in corners and edges, Portraits aren't the best, Noise suppression smears details and colour at higher ISOs, Underpowered flash, Noticeable Redeye on many indoor portraits

Jul, 2012

Product Specifications


Built-in Microphone: Yes
Voice recording: Yes


Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Power source type:AC, Battery


Calendar: Yes
Image editing:Resizing, Trimming
Scene modes:Backlight, Beach, Cuisine, Documents, Fireworks, Landscape, Night, Night portrait, Party (indoor), Portrait, Snow, Sports, Sunset
Self-timer:2,10 / 2,12
Self-timer delay:2,10 / 2,12
Shooting modes:Auto, Program
Tripod mountable: Yes
Tripod mounting supported:Y
White Balance:Fluorescent, Sunny, Tungsten


Color of product:Black / Silver
Energy Star certified:N


Display Diagonal:3


Flash modes:Auto, Fill-in, Flash off, Red-eye reduction
Flash range (tele):15.7 - 224.4
Flash range (wide):3.94 - 519.7


Auto focusing (AF) modes:Face detection, Spot Auto Focus
Auto Mode focusing range (tele):0.4 - ∞
Auto Mode focusing range (wide):0.1 - ∞
Focus adjustment:Auto
Macro focusing range (tele):0.4 - ∞
Macro focusing range (wide):0.1 - ∞

Lens System

Digital Zoom:4
Focal length range (f-f):0.177 - 4.25
Lens structure:11/10
Lens structure (elements/groups):11/10
Maximum aperture number:6.9
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv):23.6
Minimum aperture number:3
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):0.984
Optical Zoom:24

Light Exposure

ISO sensitivity:80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400
ISO sensitivity (max):6400
ISO sensitivity (min):80
Light exposure control:Program AE
Light exposure correction:± 2EV (1/3EV step)
Light exposure modes:Auto


Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC
Internal memory:43
Memory slots:1

Other Features

Built-in flash: Yes
Cable type:USB 2.0
Camera shutter speed:1/4 - 1/1700 / 1/4 - 1/7000
Date imprinting: Yes
Frame: Yes
HDMI ports quantity:1
On/Off switch: Yes
Panorama: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Video capability: Yes
Video out:AV

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Batteries included: Yes
Cables included:AC, AV, USB
Hand strap: Yes

Picture Quality

Camera Type:Compact camera
Image formats supported:JPG
Image sensor size:1/2.3
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Maximum image resolution:4608 x 3456
Sensor Type:CMOS
Still image resolution(s):640 x 480,1280 x 960,1600 x 1200,1920 x 1080,2048 x 1536,2560 x 1920,3264 x 2448,4608 x 2592,4608 x 3456
Supported aspect ratios:16:9
Total megapixels:16.8

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
HDMI connector type:Micro
PictBridge: Yes
USB version:2.0


Fastest camera shutter speed:1/1700
Slowest camera shutter speed:4


HD type:Full HD
Maximum video resolution:1920 x 1080
Video compression format:M-JPEG
Video formats supported:M-JPEG
Video recording: Yes
Video Resolutions:320 x 240,640 x 480,1280 x 720,1920 x 1080

Weight & Dimensions

Weight (including battery):8.61