Olympus SZ-30MR Review

Overall Score

40

Main Features

  • 16 MP 1/2.3 CMOS Sensor
  • 25-600 mm (24x) F3.0-6.9 Zoom Lens
  • 80 - 3200 ISO
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • 2 fps continuous shooting
  • 1920 x 1080 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 106 x 69 x 40 mm, 226g.
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Olympus SZ-30MR Overview


First introduced in March, 2011, Olympus SZ-30MR is a 16 MP Compact with a 1/2.3 (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sized CMOS sensor.


Olympus SZ-30MR comes with a 6.16 x 4.62 mm CMOS sensor, which has a diagonal of 7.7 mm (0.3").

- Full Frame
- Olympus SZ-30MR

Sensor resolution of Olympus SZ-30MR ~ 4613 x 3468 pixels.

Olympus SZ-30MR has Crop Factor: 5.62

The sensor has a surface area of 28.5 mm².

There are approximate 15,997,884 photosites (pixels) on this area.


Proc and Cons of Olympus SZ-30MR


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Olympus SZ-30MR with competitors in small sensor superzoom cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
AF Face Detection
25 mm Wide Angle Lens
Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
2.0 fps Continuous Shooting
6.9 Lens at Tele
2 AE Bracketing Range
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Touch Screen
Low Max Shutter Speed: 1/1700s
No Environmental Sealing
No External Flash
Slow Lens at Wide: F3.0
Low Screen Resolution: 460k dots
Low Battery Life: 220 shots
No Articulating Screen
Low Max Shutter Speed: 1/1700s
No Built-in Viewfinder
No Manual Exposure Mode
Slow Lens at Tele: F6.9
Slow Continuous Shooting: 460 fps
Type Scores

Olympus SZ-30MR has an Overall Score of 40/100 and ranked #382 out of 802 in Compact cameras, and ranked #783 out of 1222 in all cameras.

Olympus SZ-30MR Scores
Imaging score
21
Features score
43
Value for money score
57
Portability score
94
Overall score
40
Average Scores in Small Sensor Superzoom
Imaging Score
25
Features Score
51
Value For Money Score
61
Portability Score
85
Overall score
45

Physical Dimensions of Olympus SZ-30MR


Olympus SZ-30MR weighs 226g and has external dimensions of 106 x 69 x 40mm (4.17 x 2.72 x 1.57"). Considering that the average weight of Small Sensor Superzoom cameras is 392g, Olympus SZ-30MR is 166 grams less than the average weight of cameras in this category. Olympus SZ-30MR is less by 7mm more than the average length in Small Sensor Superzoom.

Weight Comparison
Small Sensor Superzoom Cameras


Olympus SZ-30MR
226g
Average weight
392g
Min weight
136g
Max weight
1415g

Thickness Comparison
Small Sensor Superzoom Cameras


Olympus SZ-30MR
40mm
Average Thickness
65mm
Min Thickness
0mm
Max Thickness
181mm

Here is the front and top view image of Olympus SZ-30MR with the dimensions:

Olympus SZ-30MR

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight SZ-30MR Dimensions SZ-30MR
Fujifilm X30 Fujifilm X30 423 g 226 g 119 x 72 x 60 mm 106 x 69 x 40 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS40 Panasonic ZS40 240 g 226 g 111 x 64 x 34 mm 106 x 69 x 40 mm
Canon PowerShot S120 Canon S120 217 g 226 g 100 x 59 x 29 mm 106 x 69 x 40 mm
Nikon Coolpix P340 Nikon P340 194 g 226 g 103 x 58 x 32 mm 106 x 69 x 40 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1 Panasonic LF1 192 g 226 g 103 x 62 x 28 mm 106 x 69 x 40 mm
Nikon Coolpix P7800 Nikon P7800 399 g 226 g 119 x 78 x 50 mm 106 x 69 x 40 mm
Ricoh WG-4 Ricoh WG-4 230 g 226 g 124 x 64 x 33 mm 106 x 69 x 40 mm
Canon PowerShot SX510 HS Canon SX510 HS 349 g 226 g 104 x 70 x 80 mm 106 x 69 x 40 mm

Specifications of Olympus SZ-30MR


General
Brand Olympus
Model SZ-30MR
Announced March, 2011
Body Type Compact
Lens
Lens Mount fixed lens
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier
Number of Lenses 0
Macro Focus Range 1
Screen
Screen Size 3"
Screen Type Fixed
Screen Resolution 460k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder None
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage n/a%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.0
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 0
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/4 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/1700 sec
Continuous Shooting 2.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 4.00
Flash Modes Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±2 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size 1/2.3
Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Dimensions 6.16 x 4.62 mm
Sensor Area 28.5 mm²
Sensor Resolution 16 MP
Max Image Resolution 4608 x 3456
Max Native ISO 3200
Min Native ISO 80
Max Boosted ISO 0
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 1920 x 1080
Video Formats MPEG-4
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 220 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model LI-50B
Physical
Weight 226 g
Physical Dimensions 106 x 69 x 40 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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