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Olympus SZ-31MR iHS

alaTest has collected and analyzed 733 reviews of Olympus SZ-31MR iHS. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Comments about the zoom and size are overall positive. The portability and performance are also appreciated, whereas some have doubts about the energy efficiency and image stabilizer.

usability, performance, portability, size, zoom

stabilizer , energy

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Olympus SZ-31MR iHS is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 218 user reviews of Olympus SZ-31MR iHS from The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Reviewers are impressed by the performance and image quality. The price and portability also get good feedback, but comments about the viewfinder and sensor are mixed.

usability, portability, price, image quality, performance

93% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

Expert review by : Ben Pitt (

Olympus SZ-31MR review


Not the best for image quality, but it's packed with impressive features, including simultaneous photo and video capture

May, 2012

Expert review by : TechSmart (

Olympus SZ-31 MR


Numerous modes and features to play with, Solidly built and well designed, Excellent zoom range, Autofocus is fast and accurate

Slightly indented power button, Screen gets warm after little use

This, along with the fact that there aren’t Aperture Priority and Shutter Priority modes onboard,  only reinforced our sense that the camera is aimed at the casual shooter looking for a full featured snapper, that can offer a myriad of creative modes....

Nov, 2012

Expert review by (

Olympus SZ-31MR


The Olympus SZ-MR31 is up against some pretty stiff competition in this category. It appears to be a good camera, but it does not really stand out, especially at the price. It is most likely to appeal to you if you are looking for a camera with extra...

Aug, 2012

Expert review by : Doug Harman (

Olympus SZ-31MR Review


Olympus's SZ-31MR is the latest compact travel-zoom digital camera from Olympus, with a whopping 24x zoom and 16 megapixel sensor. We find out if it's any good.

Big zoom in a little body, Handling, Full 1080p video recording, Good battery life, Fast, High-speed shooting, Touch Focus via display,Excellent colour reproduction

Images are soft in corners and edges, Portraits aren't the best, Noise suppression smears details and colour at higher ISOs, Underpowered flash, Noticeable Redeye on many indoor portraits

Jul, 2012

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Olympus SZ-31MR Digital Compact Camera Review


Daniel Bell reviews the Olympus SZ-31MR, a travel-zoom compact digital camera, with 24x zoom and 16 megapixel sensor.

Lots of zoom in compact body; Easy to grip; Full 1080p video recording; Decent battery life; Fast high-speed shooting; Focus point can be set via the touch screen; Excellent colour reproduction

No rubber grip on the front

May, 2012

Expert review by : Derek Fung (

Olympus SZ-31MR


With its blend of pleasing photos, quality build, compact body and high-res screen, this Olympus is an excellent camera.

Lovely images ; High speed photography ; Relatively compact ; High-res screen

Multi-recording is mostly a gimmick ; Soft details at 10x-plus

With its blend of pleasing photos (at lower zoom levels), quality build, compact body and high-res screen, this Olympus is an excellent camera, although most of the SZ-31MR's multi-record functions are needless gimmicks.

Dec, 2012

Expert review by : Let's go digital (

Olympus SZ-31MR Test


Olympus SZ-31MR Test : Die Olympus SZ-Serie mit ihren leistungsstarken Zoomobjektiven gehört zu den sogenannten Traveller-Digitalkameras. Anfang dieses Jahres hat Olympus seiner populären Super Zoom-Serie ein neues Topmodell hinzugefügt. Die Olympus...

May, 2012

Expert review by : Naaptol (

Expert Review


The final say for this camera is that it is a good option for the people who need a bit more than just point and shoot. Equipped with smart features this is a good value for money.

Jul, 2012

Expert review by : Christopher Snow (

Olympus SZ-31MR iHS


Olympus gives the SZ-30 a light update, resulting in a solid but expensive travel-zoom.

Accurate colors; Fast burst mode

Poor sharpness; Annoying handling quirk

The Olympus SZ-31MR iHS is a competent, feature-rich travel-zoom, but too few improvements have been made since the SZ-30 to earn our complete recommendation. Given this model’s problems with sharpness, distortion, and noise reduction, we think $400 is...

Jun, 2012

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Olympus SZ-31MR Review


Overall, as a travel zoom with 24x optical zoom and a 16 megapixel sensor packed together with dual TruPic processors, the SZ-31MR does deliver decent image quality during the daytime. However, low light quality can take a hit especially if the ISO...

Best ergonomics we have experienced so far, Very intuitive user interface, Largest optical zoom in class (24x), Little jpg artefact

Noisy AF, Too pricey compared to competitors

Jun, 2012

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