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Olympus SZ-20 Digital Camera (Silver)

B&H # OLSZ20S Mfr # 228735
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Product Highlights
  • 16Mp 1/2.3" CMOS Image Sensor
  • 3.0" LCD Display (460,000 Dots)
  • 24mm Wide-Angle Lens (35mm Equivalent)
  • 12.5x Optical Zoom
  • 80-3200 ISO
  • 1080p HD Movie Mode
  • TruePic III+ Image Processor
  • Built-In Flash
  • SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card Slot
  • Magic Art Filters

The SZ-20 Digital Camera (Silver) is an impressive lightweight zoom camera that won't break the bank. The SZ-20 gives you the power of a 12.5x optical zoom, a 24mm wide-angle lens, dual image stabilization, plus a 3D photo mode. Shooting your kid's soccer match or just trying to fit everyone in the group into a single shot, the SZ-20 has the tools you need. It's loaded with plenty of useful features that promote your creativity. Magic Art Filters give you 8 special effects to put creativity into your photos and videos, with options like Punk, Pop Art, Fish Eye and more. A Beauty Mode improves portraits by softening shadows, smoothing out wrinkles and blemishes, and allowing for in-camera edits after the picture is taken.

The SZ-20 also captures video - gorgeous 1080p HD video to be exact. A one-touch button lets you record without having to navigate through menus and the HDMI output and control makes playing back your videos on the big screen (talkin' 'bout your HDTV here) simple. You can also play your video back on the spacious 3.0" LCD monitor.

The SZ-20 has other impressive numbers to offer, including an ISO range of 80-3200, a shutter speed range of 1/2500-4 seconds, and two metering modes: Digital ESP and Spot. The 16MP 1/2.3" CMOS image sensor works together with the True Pic III+ image processor to create beautifully detailed images which look great, even when blown up to poster size.

16 Megapixel
An amazing 16 million pixels in the high sensitivity CMOS sensor gains better image quality with less noise for improved image detail, especially in low-light situations.
12.5X Super Wide-Angle Optical Zoom (24-300mm Equivalent)
The 12.5x zoom lets you get incredibly close to your subject while the 24mm wide-angle lens lets you zoom out for panoramas, group shots and portraitures.
3.0 Inch LCD
This huge 3" LCD features an extra-wide viewing angle and anti-glare technology for easier composing and shooting even in direct, bright sunlight.
1080p HD Video with HDMI Output and Control
The high-resolution 1080p HD movie capability allows you to capture high-quality full HD video for viewing on your HDTV.
Dual Image Stabilization
Dual Image Stabilization combines Sensor-Shift Image Stabilization with high ISO sensitivity and fast shutter speeds to capture crisp, clear images in any situation
3D Photos
Discover the depth of 3D stills. From macro shots to landscapes, Olympus' 3D technology shoots two pictures and combines them into one image for a dramatic effect when viewed on a 3D device. Perfect for bringing your memories to life.
Wi-Fi Compatibility (With Eye-Fi Card)
No need for cables or even a computer. Upload or email images directly from your camera with an optional Eye-Fi card.
Smart Panorama
Capture breathtaking panoramic views and vistas just as you remembered them, all in one frame and at the touch of a button, by simply panning the camera across the scene.
AF Tracking
AF Tracking automatically tracks unpredictable, fast-moving subjects such as kids and pets, and continuously adjusts the focus and brightness so you can capture these photogenic whirlwinds with ease.
Face Detection
Face Detection automatically focuses on your subjects' faces and optimizes exposure for sharp, brilliant portrait pictures.
Beauty Mode
Beauty Mode lets you smooth a person's skin, removing unwanted wrinkles or blemishes. Additionally, make subtle edits, such as slightly emphasizing and brightening the eyes, with the post-capture feature: Beauty Fix.
Magic Art Filters - Still and Movie
Add style and artistic flair to stills and movies with Olympus' Magic Art Filters. Joining Pop Art, Pin Hole, Drawing, Fish Eye, and Soft Focus are the new Punk, which creates a two tone image with a classic punk rock feel, Watercolor, which transforms images into frame-worthy paintings, and Sparkle, which adds a twinkle to your photos. (Effects vary by model)
TruePic III+
A TruePic III+ Image Processor, first developed for professional digital SLRs, knows precisely how to deliver true-to-life color, the sharpest details, and less noise.
Additional Specifications
30 Shooting Modes; Intelligent Auto, Program Auto, Sensor-Shift Image Stabilization, Smart Panorama, 3D Mode, 8 Magic Filters, Scene Modes (Portrait, Beauty, Landscape, Hand-held Night Scene, Night Scene, Night+Portrait, Sport, Indoor, Self-Portrait, Sunset, Fireworks, Cuisine, Documents, Beach & Snow, Pet (Cat), Pet (Dog), HD Movie
Shooting Assit Functions
Histogram, Frame Assist, Voice Recording
Image Playback
Still Image: Single, Index Display (4x3, 6x5), Event, Up to 10x Enlargement, Slideshow, Rotation, Protection, Histogram, Voice Playback
Movie: Normal, Fast-Forward, Reverse, Frame-by-Frame, Voice Playback
Playback Edit Effects: Still Image: Beauty Fix, Resize, Cropping, Saturation
Imaging
Pixels 16 Megapixel
Sensor 1/2.3" CMOS
File Formats Still Images: JPEG
Movies: MPEG-4
Max Resolution 16MP: 4,608 x 3456
Aspect Ratio 4:3, 16:9
Optics
Lens EFL: 4.2-52.5 mm (35 mm equivalent: 24-300 mm)
Aperture: f/3.0 (W) - 5.9 (T) to f/16
Zoom Optical: 12.5x
Digital: 4x
Focus Range Normal: 3.9" (9.91 cm) - Infinity
Telephoto: 35.4" (89.92 cm) - Infinity
Super-Macro: 0.39" (0.99 cm) - Infinity
Exposure Control
ISO Sensitivity Auto, 80-3200
Shutter Type: Mechanical
Speed: 1/4 - 1/2500 sec
Type: Mechanical
Speed: 4.0 - 1/2500 sec in Night Scene Mode
Exposure Metering Digital ESP, Spot
Exposure Modes Modes: Auto, Programmed Auto
White Balance Modes Auto, Daylight, Fluorescent, Overcast, Tungsten
Burst Rate Up to 30 fps at 5 MP for up to 40 frames
Up to 9 fps at 16 MP for up to 42 frames
Up to .89 fps at 14 MP for up to 8 frames
Self Timer 12 Sec, 2 Sec
Flash
Flash Modes Auto
Fill-in
Off
Red-eye Reduction
Built-in Flash Yes
Maximum Effective Flash Range Wide: 0.33 - 21.98' (0.1 - 6.7 m)
Telephoto: 2.95 - 11.15' (0.9 - 3.4 m)
Memory
Built-in Memory 59MB
Memory Card Type SD (up to 4GB)
SDHC (up to 32GB)
SDXC (up to 2000GB)
Recording
Video Recording Yes
Video
Audio Recording With Video
Viewfinder/Display
Screen 3.0" LCD Rear Screen (460,000 pixels)
Connectivity/System Requirements
Connectivity 1x AV Output
HDMI D (Micro)
USB 2.0
Software System Requirements Windows: 2000, XP, Vista, 7
Mac: OS X 10.3 or later
Environmental
Power
Battery Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack
AC Power Adapter F2-AC (Included)
Physical
Dimensions (WxHxD) 4.0 x 2.5 x 1.2" / 101.6 x 63.5 x 30.5 mm
Weight 6.56 oz / 186 g Without batteries and media card
Olympus SZ-20 Digital Camera (Silver)
  • USB Cable and Charger
  • Audio / Video Cable
  • LI-50B Lithium-Ion Battery (3.7V, 925mAh)
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Instruction Manual and Software CD
  • Neck Strap
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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    OlympusSZ-20 Digital Camera (Silver)
     
    4.3

    (based on 4 reviews)

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          5.0

          Product is sturdy & versatile

          By Robin

          from San Francisco, CA

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Fast/accurate auto-focus
          • Good Image Quality
          • Good Image Stabilization
          • Good in Low Light
          • Great Zoom
          • Large Clear LCD
          • Nice Body Color
          • Short Lag Time
          • Small / Compact

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Sports/Action
            • Travel

            Comments about Olympus SZ-20 Digital Camera (Silver):

            I am a novice user of this product. It came on time and I just point & click and capture the moments. Easy to use.

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            • 10
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            3.0

            Ok camera

            By Jill

            from Connecticut

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about Olympus SZ-20 Digital Camera (Silver):

            Haven't had a chance to use all the functions yet, but the camera seems to work better at night on a standard mode with just a flash, then on the night scene. Any kind of movement that your taking a picture of seems to come blurry. Other then that, it seems just ok.

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            5.0

            A handsome and functional little camera

            By EastburgArt

            from East Stroudsburg, PA

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Easy to Use
            • Good Video Quality
            • Great Picture Quality
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Video

              Comments about Olympus SZ-20 Digital Camera (Silver):

              This is a very nice-looking camera and it has all the latest features. It takes 16mp photographs; it takes great 1080p video; it's small enough to be virtually inconspicuous on your person, ready to take a photo when you're ready to do so. What more could anyone, other than a professional photographer, want? The price at B&H was right, too.

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              4.0

              Great Camera For The $$$

              By Jim

              from MI

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Reviewer

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                    Comments about Olympus SZ-20 Digital Camera (Silver):

                    The Olympus SZ-20 is one of the more affordable travel zooms and for the more demanding of photographers this will be noticeable in the quality of its images.

                    In broad daylight we got a sharp result at maximum telephoto, we were satisfied.

                    If you are patient and considerate in your photographic approach then it's a very fair camera.

                    In general terms the images from the SZ-20 were a little soft for our tastes and lacking in contrast, though this can to an extent be tweaked in Photoshop later.

                    The Canon SX220HS, Nikon S9100 and Panasonic TZ20 all produce generally the same colorful results.
                    Fortunately, the SZ-20 was our first choice for a reliable auto everything travel zoom.

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                    Memory Cards

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                    Required item: Be sure to have enough storage capacity.

                    Transcend -  8GB SDHC Memory Card Class 10
                    • You Pay: $7.49
                     

                    Batteries & Power

                    Always keep a spare battery handy so you won't get caught without power.

                    Pearstone -  LI-50B Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (3.7V, 770mAh)
                    • You Pay: $11.95
                    Used Dept.
                     
                    Olympus -  LI-50B Lithium-Ion Battery (3.7V, 925mAh)
                    • You Pay: $19.95
                    Used Dept.
                     

                    Bags & Straps

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                    Carry, store, and protect all your equipment with a bag or a strap.

                    Pearstone -  Onyx 230 Camera Pouch (4.9 x 2.6 x 1.5", Black)
                    • You Pay: $10.49
                     

                    Viewfinders

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                    Refine your angle of view.

                    Flipbac -  Angle Viewfinder (Silver)
                    • You Pay: $16.95
                     

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                    Protect your LCD screen from scratches and finger prints.

                    GGI -  Digital Camera/Camcorder Screen Protector Kit
                    • Reg. Price: $6.95
                    • Instant Savings: -$2.00
                    • You Pay: $4.95
                    • Limited supply at this price
                     

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                    Download your pictures faster and save battery life.

                    GGI -  All In One USB 2.0 Digital Flash Card Reader / Writer
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