Olympus SZ-30MR

First published on: Friday, 7 October 2011

This is the Olympus SZ-30MR:

Olympus SZ-30MR

Download the Olympus SZ-30MR Manual.

The SZ-30MR is currently listed as one of the best cameras to own.

Sample photos and videos

One thing that’s struck me from the SZ30MR photos is how well the camera does macro photography where magnification and reproduction ratio are concerned. It’s been quite a long while since I’ve seen a compact, super-zoom camera giving such a great performance in the close-up category. Unlike most other compacts, the Super Macro mode is achieved at 66mm focal length (rather than at the widest angle), with a close-focusing distance of 3cm. At 25mm wide-angle, close-focusing distance is 10cm while at the 600mm telephoto position, close-focusing distance is 40cm, which is simply amazing. Note that all focal lengths are stated in 35mm-equivalent terms, and the information on close-focusing distances is obtained from the translated Impress review, which I link to below. Do take a look also at the official sample macros immediately after that.

Impress has a Japanese-language review article on the SZ-30 MR (read it in English), and there are full-sized, high-resolution test photos and a single H.264 / 1920 x 1080 / 1080p / 30fps full HD video clip sample to help you evaluate whether this camera meets your image and footage quality requirements or not.

Olympus SZ-30MR -- Full-sized, full resolution test photos and a sample video clip

For the official, full-sized macro samples, visit olympus-imaging.jp. These close-up photos are some of the best I’ve seen from a digital compact camera in a long while.

Olympus SZ-30MR -- Full-sized, full-resolution official macro samples


Official Olympus SZ-30MR page at Olympus America.


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