May 15, 2012
This camera has all the bell's a novice might want. My previous camera had 8x zoom which i thought was good but it doesn't compare to the 24x this camera has! Only minus is there is no book to help with all the nomenclature associated with operating the camera.
May 13, 2012
Luv the zooming capabilities to 24X with a clear picture. Great image stabilizer. Easy to use; but still learning features.
May 12, 2012
I love the great zoom this camera has.
It makes the camera beyond its special with its ease of operating already.
It also makes videos (with ZooM!) and holds ALOT of photos....with a card though you have to buy 1. No problem, even a 8 GB card is more than enough.
I was surprized how easy it was too get it ready and learn it from a large manuel~~~~minutes!
Of course its wonderful to see what you've taken a photo or video of instantly, and store hundreds + of.
It looks great, the flash works awesome, the zoom makes it even more special (the zoom alone could make it 1 you want), and storage and photo quality are great.
For the price........probably impossible to beat~~~~and the Olympus name foretells its quality.
I suggest you buy a medium size belt carrying case that comes with a shoulder strap...........and your going to be taking photos or videos near everyday from purchase on out.
It is way neat! Enjoy!
May 11, 2012
I was replacing another small camera that had ceased working correctly. The Olympus is slightly larger. It has a great zoom, but I have trouble holding it still especially in the wind. My old one had had a through the lens viewer which I didn't think I needed, but holding it to the eye helps steady the camera. The pictures are great. The magic part that puts up to 10 pictures on the same frame was a surprise. Interesting. Charging while I am taking pictures off to the computer is a great addition.
May 09, 2012
I am not very tech and I had less than a day to learn this camera and would suggest it to anyone beginner or advanced. My pictures came out great and I cann't wait till I learn all the difrent modes and features it has. I wish other products I have purchased were as well designed and easy to work.
May 08, 2012
It also has a lot of features, and takes excellent pictures.
May 08, 2012
I just purchased this camera, so I am still getting familiar with all the functions.
May 08, 2012
I bought this camera for my wife on her birthday.
She loved it. We are still learning to use all the features, but the ability to unpack it and begin taking quality photos immediately made it a big
hit with her. The software package is amazing. We own five other cameras, but I think this one will become our "daily driver".
May 07, 2012
I was looking for new camera, and while at store I happened to see the sz 12 . After looking floor model, I went home did research, and went back to store and bought it, as it was cheaper in store than on line. I am very happy with it and was very glad I bought it. About the only thing I did not like is the location of the video button, and you end up hitting it, until you get used to the regular buttons. I used it over weekend and have tried all camera functions and really enjoy it. I feel is a very good product from Olympus.
May 07, 2012
The Olympus Z-12 is a fantastic camera for the money. It's very lightweight, easy to operate, produces fantastic photos, has lots of photo options/scenes, and has a great zoom!! I have had this camera for a little over two weeks and have already taken hundreds of photos. We hike a lot and were frustrated with our other camer's zoom capabilities, especially when trying to photograph birds, deer, and other creatures from a distance (who run or fly away when you get too close to them). The Olympus Z-12 solved our problems with a need for more zooming capabilities while giving us great photographic quality. Even though the image stabilization works great, we will be purchasing a tripod soon. It's amazing how much our hands can shake when zoomed in 24x and there is not a tree nearby to steady ourselves with. I definitely highly recommend this camera to anyone who wants to step up from the typical 3x, 4x, or 5x zoom of regular cameras and still have great photo quality at an affordable price!!