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Olympus SP-620 UZ

alaTest has collected and analyzed 228 reviews of Olympus SP-620 UZ. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. People are impressed by the price and zoom. The image quality and performance also get good views. The flash and viewfinder get mixed views, and many are less positive about the shutter.

usability, performance, image quality, zoom, price

shutter

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Olympus SP-620 UZ is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Olympus SP-620 UZ

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 24 user reviews of Olympus SP-620 UZ from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the viewfinder and zoom. The price and portability also get good views, but the reliability and battery get negative views. There are some mixed opinions about the durability.

usability, portability, price, zoom, viewfinder

battery, reliability

88% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Expert review by (cameras.co.uk)

Olympus SP-620UZ

 

The Olympus SP-620 is a very good buy if you want lots of zoom and ease of use. It may not have many frills, but it takes a decent picture in reasonable light or within flash range. You get a lot of lens power for the price. It does its job with a...

Jul, 2012

Expert review by (ephotozine.com)

Olympus SP-620UZ Compact Digital Camera Review

 

The Olympus SP-620UZ has a 21x optical zoom lens and is designed for travelling photography. Daniel Bell puts it to the test.

21x optical zoom lens; Magic filters are unique to Olympus; Fast high-speed shooting modes; Decent image quality for the price; Excellent value for money; In-camera panoramic stitching

Rotating dial on back can be fiddly

Mar, 2012

Expert review by : Doug Harman (whatdigitalcamera.com)

Olympus SP-620UZ review

 

Olympus' update of the SP-610UZ has arrived as the SP-620UZ and it arrives boasting a 16-megapixel sensor, a 21x optical 'ultra-zoom' lens and other treats. Find out how it fares in this, its full...

Price tag, general performance, image quality, features, ease of use

Build quality, design flaws

Mar, 2012

Expert review by : Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

Olympus SP-620UZ

 

The Olympus SP-620UZ is an affordable, compact (but not pocket size) superzoom camera with a 21x zoom lens. It's affordably priced, but not as refined as its pricier competition.

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. Low-res rear LCD.

Performance and Conclusions The SP-620UZ performs quite admirably, especially considering its low price. It starts and shoots in 1.9 seconds and records a short 0.2-second shutter lag. Its shot-to-shot time is 1.3 seconds at full resolution, but it can...

Oct, 2012

Expert review by : Eric Butterfield (steves-digicams.com)

Olympus SP-620UZ Review

 

The SP-620UZ performs well for a sub-$200 point-and-shoot. You get a powerful lens with a 25mm wide angle for a reasonable price. If you can live without quick focus, fast performance, and a high-resolution LCD, you'll have fun going zoom zoom zoom...

Powerful 21x wide-angle zoom lens ; Accurate exposures ; Sturdy hand grip and body ; Very fast high-speed burst modes ; Records high-definition video ; Dedicated movie record button ; Runs on AA batteries (available anywhere) ; Helpful guide system...

Auto focus could be more accurate ; Moderate-resolution LCD (230,000 dots) ; Slow continuous shooting at 16MP (0.8fps) ; Cannot zoom during video recording ; Controls are small and crowded together ; iAuto without flash takes blurry shots in low light...

The SP-620UZ performs well for a sub-$200 point-and-shoot. You get a powerful lens with a 25mm wide angle for a reasonable price. If you can live without quick focus, fast performance, and a high-resolution LCD, you'll have fun going zoom zoom zoom...

Jul, 2012

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Expert review by : Mark Goldstein (photographyblog.com)

Olympus SP-620UZ Review

 

The Olympus SP-620UZ is the successor to last year's SP-610UZ camera, sporting a 16-megapixel CCD sensor and a 21x ultra-zoom lens. Also on board is Olympus' sensor-shift image stabilisation system, TruePic III+ image processor, a range of Magic...

If you want an expansive (not to mention normally expensive) lens reach but don't want your wallet to take anywhere near as big a financial hit as the best current examples of the bridge camera in the much flashier but way pricier Fuji XS-1 or HS30,...

Feb, 2012

Expert review by : Jim Fisher (techreviewsource.com)

Olympus SP-620UZ

 

The Olympus SP-620UZ is an affordable, compact (but not pocket size) superzoom camera with a 21x zoom lens. It's affordably priced, but not as refined as its pricier competition. It offers strong performance to go with that 21x zoom lens but the LCD is...

Inexpensive. Relatively compact. Sharp lens. Strong performance. 21x zoom lens ; Cons: Image quality suffers at high ISOs. Cannot adjust zoom while recording video. Video limited to 720p. Low-res rear LCD. Editor Rating: 3.50 ; By Jim Fisher

Image quality suffers at high ISOs. Cannot adjust zoom while recording video. Video limited to 720p. Low-res rear LCD. Editor Rating: 3.50 ; By Jim Fisher

The Olympus SP-620UZ is an affordable, compact (but not pocket size) superzoom camera with a 21x zoom lens. It's affordably priced, but not as refined as its pricier competition. Pros: Inexpensive. Relatively compact. Sharp lens. Strong performance....

Oct, 2012

Expert review by : Naaptol (naaptol.com)

Expert Review

 

In a nutshell, Olympus SP-620UZ is simply a value for money product with decent super zoom performance. However, the cons still present there like the absent of command dials, optical and electronic viewfinders as well as dedicated buttons. Also, the...

Mar, 2012

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Nice Point and Shoot

 

Wanted a DSLR, but didn't want to spend the money on one. So I got this instead.

Nice little Point and Shoot. Haven't really had any issues, except for issues on my end when learning how to use it. Lots of megapixels and a good zoem

None

Aug, 2013

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Got it at a steal!

 

I took off an egg for no shutter speed, then I took perhaps the most beautiful panoramic I've ever taken on a camera under 1k, then reconsidered. This really is a great little camera, don't let the premise of a 22MP camera with digital zoom fool you--...

Got this during a short-time sale the site offered before x-mas at an absolute steal. Amazing picture quality, one of the best 16MPs I've ever stumbled across! Good interface, plenty of customization options, and access to everything you need. Optical...

Nitpick 1: The lens cover does not secure very well-- it will fall off if it is snagged on anything at all, such as the wall of a camera case or the sleeve of your shirt. Good thing it comes with an attachment! Nitpick 2: No option to change shutter...

Dec, 2012

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