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Olympus SP-620UZ

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A Venerable 16 Megapixel 21 Times Zoom Factor Camera
Compact Camera 16MP 21x Yes Apr 2012
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
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Olympus SP-620UZ Review

We have ranked the Olympus SP-620UZ number 715 across all digital cameras.

Why Has it Scored This?

It has good expert reviews with an average expert rating of 73%. This digital camera has received two awards including a "Recommended" award from both review sites Ephotozine and PhotographyBlog.com.

Olympus SP-620UZ In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Two Industry Awards

This camera was given a "Recommended" award by both review sites Ephotozine and PhotographyBlog.com, both of which thought that this Olympus camera was very good.

Average Expert Reviews

Seven experts from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Techradar and Pocket Lint have rated this medium megapixel camera on average 73 out of 100.

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Olympus Has Good Reviews for Its Cameras

Based on 5,457 expert and user reviews (including 631 verified purchases), Olympus has good reviews for its cameras. Olympus also has good reviews specifically for its medium megapixel digital cameras. 89% of those that bought a Olympus camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Reasonably Priced

Two owners agreed that this digital camera was good value for money.

Good Quality Lens

Two people who reviewed this digital camera agreed that it had a good zoom.


Features

Supports Video Recording

The Olympus SP-620UZ supports video recording, as do most of the other cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera.

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Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the SP-620UZ has a relatively standard display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Olympus SP-620UZ does not support Full HD video, unlike most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that are a similar age to this camera.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most of the other similar spec cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this digital camera, the SP-620UZ does not have a GPS (satellite).

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3D

The SP-620UZ is 3D. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera also are 3D.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Olympus SP-620UZ does not support Wi-Fi, unlike most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera.

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Supports Video Capability

The Olympus SP-620UZ supports video capability. Most of the other cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera also support video capability.

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Fairly Big Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 21 times zoom factor, the Olympus SP-620UZ has a fairly big optical zoom compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera. The average optical zoom of medium megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this digital camera is 15x, and the optical zooms range from 0.34x to 81x.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Olympus SP-620UZ has an image stabilizer. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera also have an image stabilizer.

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Has a Built-In Flash

The Olympus SP-620UZ has a built-in flash, as do most of the other digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera.

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Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the SP-620UZ has a relatively typical digital zoom compared to most of the other recently released medium megapixel digital cameras.

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Very Small Closest Focusing Distance

The Olympus SP-620UZ has one of the smaller closest focusing distances (only 0.01 meters) amongst medium megapixel digital cameras of this age. The smallest closest focusing distance of latest similar spec digital cameras is 0.001m and the largest is 0.5m.

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Features Date Imprinting

The SP-620UZ features date imprinting, as do most of the other recently released medium megapixel digital cameras.

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Does Not Feature Bluetooth

The Olympus SP-620UZ does not feature bluetooth, although it is worth noting that most of the other recently released digital cameras also do not feature bluetooth.

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Features Saturation Adjustment

The Olympus SP-620UZ features saturation adjustment. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera also feature saturation adjustment.

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Quite Small Maximum Aperture Number

The average maximum aperture number of medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera is 11, and the maximum aperture numbers range from 2.7 to 87. At only 3.1, the Olympus SP-620UZ has a very small maximum aperture number compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The SP-620UZ features brightness adjustment. Most of the other latest comparable spec cameras also feature brightness adjustment.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Olympus SP-620UZ has an HDMI port, as do most of the other digital cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

This camera has a still image resolution(s) of 640 x 480|1280 x 960|1600 x 1200|1920 x 1080|2048 x 1536|3264 x 2448|4608 x 2592|4608 x 3456, which is typical of many medium megapixel digital cameras that were released around the same time as it.

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Has a Tripod Mountable

The Olympus SP-620UZ has a tripod mountable. Most of the other recently released comparable spec digital cameras also have a tripod mountable.

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Features Histogram

The SP-620UZ features histogram, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera.

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Has an HDMI

The SP-620UZ has an HDMI, as do most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this digital camera.

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Has a Hand Strap

The SP-620UZ has a hand strap, as do most of the other latest medium megapixel digital cameras.

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Features Voice Recording

The SP-620UZ features voice recording, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were released around the same time as this camera.

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Supports PictBridge

The SP-620UZ supports PictBridge. Most of the other recently released digital cameras also support PictBridge.

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Quite Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Across all the similar spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera the maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 18mm to 1,500mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 370mm. With a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 525 millimeters, the SP-620UZ has a fairly long maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The SP-620UZ has a USB 2.0 port. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been available for a similar time to this digital camera also have a USB 2.0 port.

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Has a Batteries Included

The SP-620UZ has a batteries included, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that came out around the same time as this camera.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The SP-620UZ has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other new comparable spec digital cameras.

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Very Low Display Resolution (numeric)

At only 230,000 pixels, the Olympus SP-620UZ has a quite low display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera. The average display resolution (numeric) of medium megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera is 580,000 pixels.

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Supports 80, 100 and 5 More ISO Sensitivities

The SP-620UZ has a greater number of ISO speeds than most latest similar spec digital cameras. The most commonly supported ISO sensitivity is 160, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this camera. The ISO sensitivities 80, 100, 200, 400, 800 and 1600 are also supported by this Olympus camera.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera supports a video resolutions of 1280 x 720 pixels, which is typical of many medium megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it. 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).

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Fairly Large Minimum Aperture Number

With a minimum aperture number of 5.8, the SP-620UZ's minimum aperture number is one of the largest amongst latest medium megapixel digital cameras. Across all the similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera the minimum aperture numbers range from 1.7 to 22.

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16 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 16 megapixels camera.

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Age

Released Over Five Years Ago

Olympus released the SP-620UZ in April 2012.


Olympus SP-620UZ Review Sources

To prepare this Olympus SP-620UZ review we compared this digital camera to 100 other models. For each digital camera that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 303,477 product attributes, 187,632 digital camera reviews and 3,097,000 historical digital camera prices from 0 digital camera retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this digital camera compared to the other models as well as any areas where this digital camera is lacking.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers olympus sp620uzblack
Barcodes 00050332182516, 00050332182523, 03610170730910, 03610170730941, 04545350040048, 04545350040055

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