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Olympus SP620UZ Digital Camera

16MP 21x CCD Jan 2012
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Sensor Type Release Date
- 21x wide optical zoom- 720p HD Movie- Multi-motion Movie IS More than ten years ago, with its first SP Ultra Zoom (UZ) camera, Olympus laid down a marker for first-class specifications,... More
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14 Reasons For

Olympus Has Good Digital Camera Reviews

On average Olympus bridge camera digital cameras have good ratings compared to other manufacturers as do all cameras manufactured by Olympus.

CCD Sensor Type

The Olympus SP-620UZ has a CCD sensor type which is better than the MOS sensor type found on most comparable spec cameras that were released around the same time as it. CCD sensors produce high quality, low-noise images but consume a lot more power than CMOS sensors. CCD is the most common image sensor type used in digital cameras.

A CCD sensor type is actually the best sensor type across all bridge camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the SP-620UZ.

A MOS sensor type is the worst sensor type across comparable types of digital camera.

Other cameras that have a CCD sensor currently available which you might want to consider include the COOLPIX L120[pl_1186_price], or the 310[pl_1716915_price] both from Nikon which has better reviews.

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Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The SP-620UZ supports video capability, unlike most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to the SP-620UZ which do not support video capability.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative digital cameras which support video capability currently available including because of it's better review score, the Nikon COOLPIX L120[plb_1186_price], the Canon SX40 HS[plb_124816_price], or the Sony HX100V[plb_613234_price].

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The SP-620UZ has a built-in flash, as do most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as the SP-620UZ.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other cameras with a built-in flash currently available including the Nikon COOLPIX L120[plb_1186_price], or the Fujifilm FinePix S8500[plb_1565844_price] which has better reviews.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The SP-620UZ has an image stabilizer. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the SP-620UZ also have an image stabilizer.

We compared all the other cameras with an image stabilizer to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Nikon COOLPIX L120[plb_1186_price], and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6[plb_2147791_price] is also worth considering.

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Has a Micro HDMI Connector Type

The SP-620UZ has a greater number of HDMI connector types than most similar spec cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. The most frequently found HDMI connector type is Mini, but this HDMI connector type is not found on this camera. The HDMI connector types Micro are also found on this Olympus digital camera.

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Has Four White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the SP-620UZ is more than most comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on similar spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as the SP-620UZ. The white balances "Fluorescent", "Sunny" and "Tungsten" are also found on this Olympus camera.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Olympus SP-620UZ has a higher still image resolution than most digital cameras of this age and type. This camera has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s), whereas most bridge camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as it have a 1920 x 1080 still image resolution(s). In addition, this digital camera have still image resolution(s)s of 640 x 480, 1280 x 960, 1600 x 1200, 2048 x 1536, 2560 x 1920 and 3264 x 2448 and 4608 x 2592.

This digital camera's still image resolution (4608 x 3456) is actually the best still image resolution amongst all bridge camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the SP-620UZ.

Amongst comparable types of digital camera the worst still image resolution is 640 x 360.

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± 2EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

This digital camera has a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, which is the most frequently found light exposure correction on bridge camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as it.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolutions

The Olympus SP-620UZ supports a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of the most common video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels. A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is classified as HD and TVs supporting this resolution are referred to as "HD Ready". However the resolution is not as detailed as Full HD (1920 x 1080). The best video resolution of all digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the SP-620UZ is 1920 x 1080 pixels and the worst is 320 x 120 pixels.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

This camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum image resolution on bridge camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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TFT Display

The SP-620UZ has a better display than most digital cameras of a similar spec and age to it. This camera has a TFT display, whereas most cameras that were released more than two years ago have an LCD display. TFT LCDs provide better image quality and higher resolutions to earlier LCD displays but their limitations are narrow viewing angles and poor vislibility in direct sunlight.

A TFT display is actually the best display across all bridge camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

The worst display amongst similar types of digital camera is LCD.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is typical of many comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Supports One Power Source Type

The SP-620UZ has a greater number of power sources than most bridge camera digital cameras that are a similar age to it. This camera supports a Battery power source type, which is the most frequently supported power source type supported by bridge camera digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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14 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD Video

Like most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the SP-620UZ, the SP-620UZ does not support Full HD video.

We think you might also be interested in other cameras which also support Full HD video including the Sony HX100V[plb_613234_price], or the Pentax X-5[plb_1456635_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Olympus SP-620UZ does not support wi-Fi, although this is within the context that most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to the SP-620UZ also do not support wi-Fi.

Other cameras which also support wi-Fi that you might also want to look at include the Nikon 520[plb_2085254_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The SP-620UZ does not have a GPS (satellite), although this is within the context that most of the other cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the SP-620UZ also do not have a GPS (satellite).

Alternative cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) that you might also want to consider include the HX100V[pl_613234_price], or the DSC-HX200[pl_1475281_price] both from Sony or the Nikon 520[plb_2085254_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago, the SP-620UZ is not waterproof.

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Only Features Four Flash Modess

The SP-620UZ has a greater number of flash modes than most similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. This Olympus camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most frequently featured flash modes featured on comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the SP-620UZ. The flash modess "Fill-in", "Flash off" and "Red-eye reduction" are also featured on this camera.

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Only Has Three Shooting Modess

The number of shooting modes found on the SP-620UZ is more than most digital cameras of this spec and age. This camera has an Auto shooting modes, which is the most commonly found shooting modes found on digital cameras of this age and spec. The shooting modess "Movie" and "Program" are also found on this Olympus digital camera.

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Only Has One Light Exposure Modes

The number of light exposure modes found on the SP-620UZ is more than most cameras that were released around the same time as it. The most frequently found light exposure modes is Shutter priority AE, but this light exposure modes is not found on this camera. The light exposure modess Auto are also found on this Olympus camera.

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Quite Low ISO Sensitivity (max)

The ISO sensitivity (max)s of cameras of this age and type range from 1,600 to 26,000, and the average ISO sensitivity (max) is 7,700. With an ISO sensitivity (max) of only 1,600, the SP-620UZ has a very low ISO sensitivity (max) compared to most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the SP-620UZ.

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Quite Small Optical Zoom

The Olympus SP-620UZ has a quite small optical zoom (only 21 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the SP-620UZ. Digital cameras that are a comparable age to the SP-620UZ have optical zooms of between 1.3x and 65x.

Alternative 21x optical zoom cameras currently available that you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Nikon COOLPIX L120[plb_1186_price].

Cameras with a bigger optical zoom that might also be worth considering include the Lumix DMC-FZ200[pl_3140190_price] (24x), or the Lumix DMC-FZ330[pl_2981228_price] (24x) both from Panasonic which also has a higher rating.

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Very Short Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

Similar spec digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the SP-620UZ have slowest camera shutter speeds of between 2s and 120s, and the average slowest camera shutter speed is 19s. With a slowest camera shutter speed of only 4 seconds, the SP-620UZ has a fairly short slowest camera shutter speed compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type.

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Very Low Display Resolution (numeric)

With a display resolution (numeric) of only 230,000 pixels, the Olympus SP-620UZ has one of the lower display resolution (numeric)s amongst comparable spec cameras of this age. Similar spec cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the SP-620UZ have display resolution (numeric)s of between 460 pixels and 1,500,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 500,000 pixels.

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Quite Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s of bridge camera digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the SP-620UZ range from 4.5mm to 28mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 24mm. With a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 25 millimeters, the SP-620UZ has a quite long minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to the SP-620UZ.

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Very Small Combined Zoom

With a combined zoom of only 84 times zoom factor, the Olympus SP-620UZ has a quite small combined zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec. The average combined zoom of digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the SP-620UZ is 230x.

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Quite Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

With a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 525 millimeters, the Olympus SP-620UZ has a quite short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type. Across all the comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago the maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s range from 100mm to 1,600mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 750mm.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Olympus SP-620UZ

Average Display Diagonal

The SP-620UZ has a relatively standard display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other cameras that are a comparable age to the SP-620UZ.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 3" screen digital cameras and we think the Nikon COOLPIX L120[plb_1186_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this digital camera display diagonal is not large enough for you then you might want to consider the Nikon 520[plb_2085254_price] (3.2") which also has a higher rating.

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Released Over Five Years Ago

It was over five years ago when Olympus released the SP-620UZ.

SD Compatible Memory Cards

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is typical of many similar spec cameras that have been available for more than two years. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

There are a number of other digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available that you might also want to consider including the P600[pl_2176383_price], or the COOLPIX L120[pl_1186_price] both from Nikon or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72[plb_1983697_price] which has better reviews.

If you want a camera with a better memory card type then you might want to look at the Samsung WB2200F[plb_2251598_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC).

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Average Megapixel

The SP-620UZ has a fairly average megapixel (16 megapixels) compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the SP-620UZ.

If you want a digital camera with a higher megapixel then you might want to look at the Lumix DMC-G6[pl_2147791_price] (16.05MP), or the Lumix DMC-FZ62[pl_1884253_price] (16.1MP) both from Panasonic which also has a higher rating.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the SP-620UZ has a fairly standard digital zoom compared to most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the SP-620UZ.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 4x digital zoom cameras currently available including the Nikon COOLPIX L120[plb_1186_price], or the Canon SX40 HS[plb_124816_price] which has better reviews.

If this Olympus digital camera digital zoom is too small for you then you might want to look at the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72[plb_1983697_price] (5x) which is also higher rated.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Total Megapixels
Supported Aspect Ratios
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Lens Type
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Combined Zoom
Number of Aspheric Elements
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Closest Focusing Distance
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
Super Macro Focusing Range
Focus Adjustment
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Focus
Normal Focusing Range (wide)
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Formats Supported
Voice Recording
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Display Resolution (numeric)
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
DC-In Jack
HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
USB Version
Camera
3D
GPS (satellite)
White Balance
Shooting Modes
Self-Timer Delay
Histogram
Playback Zoom (max)
Image Editing
Camera File System
Tripod Mountable
Camera Playback
Saturation Adjustment
Brightness Adjustment
Scene Modes
Weight & Dimensions
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Packaging Content
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Hand Strap
Networking
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Other Features
Video Capability
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
Date Imprinting
Camera Shutter Speed

Expert Reviews

27 December 2013

Kompaktkameras gibt es viele. Zu Preisen unter 50 bis weit über 500 Euro...

Inexpensive
Relatively compact
Sharp lens
Strong performance
21x zoom lens
Image quality suffers at high ISOs
Cannot adjust zoom while recording video
Video limited to 720p
Lowres rear LCD
Low-res rear LCD

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sp620u, sp620uz, sp620uzzil, olympus sp620, olympus sp620u, olympus sp620uz, olympus sp620uzb, olympus sp620uzbl, olympus sp620uzbla, olympus sp620uzblac, olympus sp620uzblack
Barcodes 00050332182516, 00050332182523, 03610170730910, 03610170730941, 04545350040048, 04545350040055

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