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Olympus SP-620UZ 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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15 Reasons For

Olympus Has Good Reviews for Its Cameras

Bridge camera digital cameras manufactured by Olympus have good reviews on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all digital cameras (not just bridge camera digital cameras) and found that Olympus also has good reviews across its entire range.

CCD Sensor Type

The SP-620UZ has a better sensor type than most cameras that were launched more than two years ago. This Olympus digital camera has a CCD sensor type, whereas most cameras that were released more than two years ago have a MOS sensor type. 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.

This digital camera's sensor type (CCD) is actually the best sensor type amongst all digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the SP-620UZ.

The worst sensor type amongst similar types of digital camera is MOS.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other digital cameras that have a CCD sensor currently available including the Nikon COOLPIX L120[plb_1186_price] 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 digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years which do not support video capability.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras which support video capability currently available that you might want to consider including the Nikon COOLPIX L120[plb_1186_price], or the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS[plb_2497189_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the SP-620UZ, the SP-620UZ has a built-in flash.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras with a built-in flash and we think because of it's better review score, the Nikon COOLPIX L120[plb_1186_price], and the Fujifilm S8200[plb_1565851_price] is also worth considering.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

Like most of the other similar spec cameras that were launched more than two years ago, the SP-620UZ has an image stabilizer.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras with an image stabilizer and we think because of it's better review score, the Nikon COOLPIX L120[plb_1186_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 digital cameras of this spec and age. The most commonly found HDMI connector type is Mini, but this HDMI connector type is not found on this digital camera. The HDMI connector types Micro are also found on this camera.

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Very Small Closest Focusing Distance

The smallest closest focusing distance of cameras of a comparable age and type to the SP-620UZ is 0.001m and the largest is 0.3m. With a closest focusing distance of only 0.01 meters, the Olympus SP-620UZ has one of the smaller closest focusing distances amongst bridge camera digital cameras of this age.

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Has Four White Balances

The SP-620UZ has a greater number of white balance modes than most cameras of a comparable age and type to it. This digital camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on bridge camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the SP-620UZ. The white balances "Fluorescent", "Sunny" and "Tungsten" are also found on this camera.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution(s)

The SP-620UZ has a higher still image resolution than most similar spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as it. This digital camera has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s), whereas most digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it have a 1920 x 1080 still image resolution(s). This camera also 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. The worst still image resolution of all similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the SP-620UZ is 640 x 360 and the best is 5152 x 3864.

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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 typical of many bridge camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolutions

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 common video resolution supported by digital cameras of this age and type. 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). Bridge camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago video resolutionss range from 320 x 120 pixels to 1920 x 1080 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 frequently found maximum image resolution on digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to it.

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TFT Display

The Olympus SP-620UZ has a TFT display which is better than the LCD display found on most cameras of this age and type. 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 in fact the best display amongst all similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the SP-620UZ.

The worst display across 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 bridge camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Supports One Power Source Type

The number of power sources supported by the SP-620UZ is more than most cameras of a similar type and age to it. This Olympus camera supports a Battery power source type, which is the most commonly supported power source type supported by cameras of a similar type and age to the SP-620UZ.

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16 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD Video

The SP-620UZ does not support Full HD video, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that came out more than two years ago also do not support Full HD video.

There are a number of other digital cameras which also support Full HD video which you might also want to consider including the Fujifilm HS30[plb_1334661_price], or the Sony DSC-HX200[plb_1475281_price].

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Olympus SP-620UZ does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to the SP-620UZ also do not support wi-Fi.

We think you might also be interested in alternative digital cameras which also support wi-Fi including the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS[plb_2497189_price], or the Nikon 520[plb_2085254_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Most digital cameras of this age and type do not have a GPS (satellite). The SP-620UZ is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS (satellite).

We compared all the other digital cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) to this camera and we think the DSC-HX200[pl_1475281_price], or the DSC-HX400[pl_2173117_price] both from Sony or the Nikon 520[plb_2085254_price] is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

The SP-620UZ is not waterproof. Most of the other cameras of this type and age are also not waterproof.

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Only Features Four Flash Modess

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

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Only Has Three Shooting Modess

The number of shooting modes found on the SP-620UZ is more than most similar spec digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it. This camera has an Auto shooting modes, which is the most frequently found shooting modes found on digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the SP-620UZ. The shooting modess "Movie" and "Program" are also found on this Olympus 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 of this spec and age. The most commonly 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 Small Optical Zoom

The average optical zoom of similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago is 32x, and the optical zooms range from 1.3x to 65x. With an optical zoom of only 21 times zoom factor, the SP-620UZ has one of the smaller optical zooms amongst digital cameras of this age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 21x optical zoom digital cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Nikon COOLPIX L120[plb_1186_price].

Digital cameras with a bigger optical zoom that might be worth looking at include the Lumix DMC-FZ200[pl_3140190_price] (24x), or the Lumix DMC-FZ330[pl_2981228_price] (24x) both from Panasonic or the Fujifilm FinePix SL240[plb_1349973_price] (24x) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Low ISO Sensitivity (max)

The Olympus SP-620UZ has one of the lowest ISO sensitivity (max)s (only 1,600) amongst bridge camera digital cameras of this age. The average ISO sensitivity (max) of digital cameras that are a comparable age to the SP-620UZ is 7,700.

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Very Short Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

Cameras of a comparable age and type to the SP-620UZ have slowest camera shutter speeds of between 2s and 120s. The Olympus SP-620UZ has one of the shorter slowest camera shutter speeds (only 4 seconds) amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age.

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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 digital cameras of this age. The display resolution (numeric)s of bridge camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the SP-620UZ range from 460 pixels to 1,500,000 pixels.

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Quite Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The SP-620UZ has a fairly long minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) (25 millimeters) compared to most of the other cameras that are a comparable age to the SP-620UZ. The minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s of comparable spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as the SP-620UZ range from 4.5mm to 28mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 24mm.

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Only Three Number of Aspheric Elementss

The SP-620UZ is a three number of aspheric elements camera.

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Very Small Combined Zoom

The average combined zoom of digital cameras of this age and spec is 230x, and the combined zooms range from 16x to 3,600x. The SP-620UZ has a quite small combined zoom (only 84 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the SP-620UZ.

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Quite Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s of cameras of a similar age and type to the SP-620UZ range from 100mm to 1,600mm. With a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 525 millimeters, the Olympus SP-620UZ has a fairly short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the SP-620UZ.

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Quite Small Normal Focusing Range (wide)

Across all the cameras of this type and age the normal focusing range (wide)s range from 0.01m to 0.8m, and the average normal focusing range (wide) is 0.36m. With a normal focusing range (wide) of only 0.2 meters, the Olympus SP-620UZ has one of the smaller normal focusing range (wide)s amongst bridge camera digital cameras of this age.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Olympus SP-620UZ

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the SP-620UZ has a fairly typical display diagonal compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as the SP-620UZ.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 3" screen digital cameras currently available including the Nikon COOLPIX L120[plb_1186_price] which has better reviews.

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

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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 digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

Alternative digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available which you might also want to look at include the P600[pl_2176383_price], or the COOLPIX L120[pl_1186_price] both from Nikon or the Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR[plb_2071810_price] which has better reviews.

If the memory card type of this camera is not good enough for you then you might want to consider the Samsung WB2200F[plb_2251598_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC).

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Average Megapixel

With a megapixel of 16 megapixels, the SP-620UZ has a pretty typical megapixel compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the SP-620UZ.

If you want a higher megapixel then you might want to look at the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6[plb_2147791_price] (16.05MP), or the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS[plb_2497189_price] (16.1MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Olympus SP-620UZ has a fairly average digital zoom compared to most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the SP-620UZ.

There are a number of alternative 4x digital zoom cameras currently available which you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Nikon COOLPIX L120[plb_1186_price], or the Canon SX40 HS[plb_124816_price].

If this camera digital zoom is too small for you then you might want to consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72[plb_1983697_price] (5x) which also has a higher rating.

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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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