Olympus SZ-30MR Review

 
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Model Name: Olympus SZ-30MR 
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Successor:  
General
Model Number: SZ-30MR
Camera Format: Mid-Sized
Currently Manufactured: No
Retail Price: $399.99
Street Price:  
Date Available: 2011-04-15
Tripod Mount: Yes
Weight: 8.0 oz (228 g)
includes batteries
Size: 4.2 x 2.7 x 1.6 in.
(106 x 69 x 40 mm)
Waterproof: No
Waterproof Depth: n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer:  
Effective Megapixels: 16.0
Sensor Format: 1/2.3 inch
Sensor size: 28.0735mm2 (6.17mm x 4.55mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 1.34 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Color Filter Type: RGBG
Self-Cleaning: No
Built-in image stabilization: Yes
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 4608 x 3456 (15.9 MP, 4:3),
4288 x 2416 (10.4 MP, 16:9),
3264 x 2448 (8.0 MP, 4:3),
2560 x 1920 (4.9 MP, 4:3),
2048 x 1536 (3.1 MP, 4:3),
1600 x 1200 (1.9 MP, 4:3),
1280 x 960 (1.2 MP, 4:3),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3)
Image File Format: JPEG, .MPO
Continuous-mode frames/second: 7.0
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (30p)
1280x720 (30p)
640x360 (30p)
320x180 (30p)
640x480 (30)
320x240 (30)
Movie File Format: MP4 (MPEG-4 AVC./H.264)
Composite Video Out: Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder:
HD Video Out: Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: n/a
Lens Thread: n/a
Lens Thread Type: n/a
Kit Lens: Olympus lens; 11 Lenses in 10 Groups, 3/6 Aspherical
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 25 - 600 mm
Zoom Ratio: 24.00x
Aperture Range: f/3.0 (wide) / f/6.9 (tele) - ???
Normal Focus Range: 10 cm to Infinity
3.9 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 3 cm to Infinity
1.2 in to Infinity
Optical Image Stablization: No
Digital Zoom: Yes
Digital Zoom Values: Up to 4x
Filter Thread: n/a
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes
Auto Focus Type: CCD Contrast Detection; iESP Auto, Spot AF, Face Detection AF, AF Tracking
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes
Manual Focus: No
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: No
Viewfinder Type:  
Focus Peaking: No
EVF Resolution In Pixels:  
EVF Resolution In Dots:  
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: No
Rear Display: Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 460,000 dots
Touchscreen: No
Articulating Screen: No
Tilt Swivel Screen: No
Selfie Screen: No
Max Playback Zoom: 10.0x
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 0
Minimum ISO (native): 0
ISO Settings: Auto, High Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
Auto ISO Mode: Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Overcast, Tungsten, Fluorescent 1
Shutter Speed Range: 4 - 1/1700
Bulb Mode: No
Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Digital ESP Metering, Spot Metering
Program, Aperture, Shutter, Manual (PASM) Modes: No
Creative Exposure Modes: Smart Panorama, 3D Mode, 8 Magic Filters, Scene Modes (1. PORTRAIT, 2. BEAUTY, 3. LANDSCAPE, 4. HAND-HELD NIGHT SCENE. 5. NIGHT SCENE, 6. NIGHT+PORTRAIT, 7. SPORT, 8. INDOOR, 9. SELF PORTRAIT, 10. SUNSET, 11. FIREWORKS, 12. CUISINE, 13. DOCUMENTS, 14. BEACH & SNOW, 15. PET (Cat), 16. PET (Dog)); Magic Filter(Pop Art, Pinhole, Fisheye, Drawing, Soft Focus, Punk, Sparkle, Watercolor)
Self Timer: 2, 12, Pet auto-shutter seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):  
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes
Flash Modes: Auto, Red-Eye Reduction, Fill-in, Off
Flash Guide Number: n/a
Flash Range Description: ISO 1600: Wide: 0.33ft (0.1m) - 30.5ft (9.3m); Tele: 1.31ft (0.4m) - 13.1ft (4.0m)
Max Flash Sync:  
Flash Exposure Compensation:  
External Flash Connection: n/a
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC
Dual Card Slots: No
Uncompressed Format:  
CCD Raw Format: No
Movie File Format: MP4 (MPEG-4 AVC./H.264)
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-fi: No
Built-In GPS: No
Bluetooth: No
NFC: No
Microphone Jack: No
Headphone Jack: No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: No
DPOF Compliant: No
Remote Control: No
Remote Control Type:  
Connections (extended): Multi-Terminal (USB Connector, Audio/Video Output), Micro HDMI Type-D
Performance Timing
Cycle Time RAW Format (secs):  
Buffer Size (Frames, RAW format):  
Cycle Time Max Res JPEG (secs): 1.610
Buffer Size (Frames, Max Res JPEG): Unlimited
Cycle Time Min Res (secs)  
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No
Continuous Mode Rate (fps): 7.000
Continuous Mode, Buffer Depth (Frames, Max Res): 5
Multi-Burst Continuous Mode Rate (fps):  
Multi-Burst Continuous Mode, Buffer Depth (Frames, Max Res):  
Shutter Lag (auto focus) WIDE: 0.415
Shutter Lag (manual focus):  
Shutter Lag (auto focus) TELE: 0.449
Shutter Lag with Flash:  
Shutter Lag (prefocus): 0.074
Shutter Lag (continuous auto):  
Shutter Lag (notes):  
Startup Time: 1.900
Shutdown Time:  
Play -> Record Time:  
Record -> Play Max Res Time:  
Record -> Play Min Res Time:  
Download Speed (KB/sec): 9,653.00
Power
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary LI-50B
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary LI-50B Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (external or internal): Yes
External Charger Included:
Internal Charging Supported:
CIPA Rating Monitor (Live View): 0
CIPA Rating Viewfinder (OVF/EVF):  
Software
Included Software: OLYMPUS [ib] and Olympus Viewer 2 Software
OS Compatibility: Windows 2000PRO/XP/VISTA/7, Mac OS X 10.3 - 10.5
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Multi-Recording Mode combines various photo and video recording modes simultaneously; Dual Image Stabilization, Full HD movies, HDMI Control, Magic Filters, Smart Panorama, Beauty Mode, AF Tracking, Shadow Adjustment, 9fps burst at 16MP, 3D Photo Mode.

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