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Olympus SP-620UZ Digital Camera

Compact Camera 16MP 21x Apr 2012
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Good brand
Does not have a GPS (satellite)
Does not support Wi-Fi

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Reviews

Good Brand

Based on 4,467 owner and expert reviews (including 627 verified purchases), Olympus has good ratings for its digital cameras. Olympus also has good ratings specifically for its medium megapixel cameras compared to other manufacturers. 89% of those that bought a Olympus digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Display

Average Display Diagonal

The SP-620UZ has a fairly typical display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other medium megapixel cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

We compared all the other 3" screen cameras to this camera and we think because of their better review scores, the Sony SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm, the Nikon L120, and the Canon SX150 IS are also worth considering.

If this camera display diagonal is not large enough for you then you might want to consider the 240 HS (3.2" and higher rated), or the ELPH 320 HS (3.2" and higher rated) both from Canon or the Nikon Df (£2,039) (3.2" and higher rated).

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Other

Released Over Five Years Ago

It was April 2012 when Olympus released the SP-620UZ.


Networking

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Olympus SP-620UZ does not support Wi-Fi, unlike most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age which support Wi-Fi.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras with a Wi-Fi and we think the 200, or the 150F both from Samsung are also worth considering.

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Does Not Feature Bluetooth

The SP-620UZ does not feature bluetooth. Most of the other cameras that have been available for a similar time to this camera also do not feature bluetooth.

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Video

Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Olympus SP-620UZ does not support Full HD video, although keep in mind that most of the other medium megapixel cameras that have been available for a similar time to this camera also do not support Full HD video.

There are a number of alternative cameras which also support Full HD video which you might want to consider including the SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm, or the DSC-WX80 both from Sony or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The SP-620UZ supports a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by digital cameras of this type and age. 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 worst video resolution of all digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to this camera is 320 x 120 pixels and the best is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Other Features

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The SP-620UZ supports video capability, as do most of the other medium megapixel cameras that have been available for a similar time to this camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative cameras which support video capability currently available including because of their better review scores, the Sony SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm, or the Nikon Coolpix S8200.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Olympus SP-620UZ has a built-in flash. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera also have a built-in flash.

Other cameras with a built-in flash currently available that you might want to look at include the Sony SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm, the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Duo, or the GE A1455 which all of have better reviews.

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Features Date Imprinting

The SP-620UZ features date imprinting, as do most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to this digital camera.

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Has an HDMI Port

The SP-620UZ has an HDMI port, as do most of the other cameras of this type and age.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The SP-620UZ has a USB 2.0 port. Most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to this camera also have a USB 2.0 port.

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Lens System

Quite Big Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 21 times zoom factor, the SP-620UZ has a fairly big optical zoom compared to most of the other medium megapixel cameras that were released more than two years ago. The smallest optical zoom of medium megapixel cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera is 0.34x, the biggest is 65x, and the average optical zoom is 14x.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 21x optical zoom digital cameras currently available including the Nikon L120 which has better reviews.

Cameras with a bigger optical zoom that might be worth looking at include the Stylus SH-60 (24x and higher rated), or the Stylus SH-2 (£273.09) (24x and higher rated) both from Olympus.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the SP-620UZ has a relatively average digital zoom compared to most of the other medium megapixel cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this digital camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 4x digital zoom digital cameras currently available including the L120, or the L31 both from Nikon or the Canon SX150 IS which all of have better reviews.

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Quite Big Maximum Aperture Number

With a maximum aperture number of only 3.1, the Olympus SP-620UZ has one of the biggest maximum aperture numbers amongst medium megapixel cameras of this age. The biggest maximum aperture number of cameras of a similar spec and age to this digital camera is 2.5 and the smallest is 38.

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Fairly Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of digital cameras of a similar age and type to this camera is 350mm. The Olympus SP-620UZ has one of the longer maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) (525 millimeters) amongst digital cameras of this age.

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Quite Large Minimum Aperture Number

The minimum aperture numbers of comparable spec cameras that have been available for more than two years range from 1.7 to 22, and the average minimum aperture number is 3.4. At 5.8, the Olympus SP-620UZ has a quite large minimum aperture number compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Camera

Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The SP-620UZ does not have a GPS (satellite). Most of the other digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera also do not have a GPS (satellite).

There are a number of alternative digital cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) that you might want to look at including the 200, or the SAMSUNG WB850F both from Samsung or the Sony HX100V.

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Features Saturation Adjustment

The Olympus SP-620UZ features saturation adjustment, as do most of the other similar spec cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The SP-620UZ features brightness adjustment, as do most of the other similar spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera.

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Has a Tripod Mountable

The SP-620UZ has a tripod mountable. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this digital camera also have a tripod mountable.

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Features Histogram

The Olympus SP-620UZ features histogram, as do most of the other medium megapixel cameras that are a comparable age to this camera.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Olympus SP-620UZ has an image stabilizer. Most of the other medium megapixel cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera also have an image stabilizer.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other cameras with an image stabilizer currently available including because of their better review scores, the Nikon L120, or the Panasonic DMC-TZ30EF-W.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The Olympus SP-620UZ has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most medium megapixel cameras that came out more than two years ago. Most medium megapixel cameras that are a similar age to it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). In addition, this camera have still image resolution(s) of 1280 x 960, 1600 x 1200, 1920 x 1080, 2048 x 1536 and 3264 x 2448 and 4608 x 2592. Across all cameras of a similar type and age to this digital camera the best still image resolution is 4928 x 3264 and the worst is 640 x 360.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Image Resolution

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

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16 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 16 megapixels digital camera.

Other 16MP cameras currently available which you might want to look at include the Nikon L31, or the Canon A3300 IS which both of have better reviews.

If this digital camera megapixel is too low for you then you might want to look at the DMC-GH3EC-K (16.05MP and higher rated), the Lumix DMC-G6 (16.05MP and higher rated), or the Lumix G5 (£788) (16.05MP and higher rated) all from Panasonic.

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Packaging Content

Has a Hand Strap

The Olympus SP-620UZ has a hand strap, as do most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to this camera.

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Has a Batteries Included

The SP-620UZ has a batteries included, as do most of the other medium megapixel cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports PictBridge

The Olympus SP-620UZ supports PictBridge, as do most of the other cameras that were released around the same time as this camera.

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Audio

Features Voice Recording

The SP-620UZ features voice recording, as do most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to this camera.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Olympus SP-620UZ has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to this digital camera.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers olympus sp620uz
Barcodes 00050332182516, 03610170730910, 03610170730941, 04545350040048, 04545350040055

Olympus SP-620UZ Review Sources

To prepare this Olympus SP-620UZ review we compared this digital camera to 1,217 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 311,674 product attributes, 178,028 digital camera reviews and 4,186,700 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.

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