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SZ-12

SKU# V102090BU000-base

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  • 14

    MP

  • 24x

    WIDE ZOOM

  • 3.0"

    HIGH RES LCD

  • 720p

    HD VIDEO

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Overview

WHERE ELEGANCE AND FUNCTION MEET.

Be ready for every close-up with the ultra-compact SZ-12 long zoom camera. Stunningly sleek & stylish with a powerful 24x optical zoom and 3D Photo Mode, this camera is perfect for family and sporting events alike. Take your HD videos to a whole new level with creative Magic Art Filters like Punk, Fisheye & Pop Art. But that's not all. With Wi-Fi compatibility, there's no need to wait to share your favorite photos on Facebook.* An elegant look without a hefty price tag. *WiFi connectivity made possible through optional EyeFi card.

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SUPER-SLIM 24X WIDE-ANGLE OPTICAL ZOOM.

All the capabilities you need in one compact lens. The 24x optical zoom gets you amazingly close to the action while the 25mm wide-angle lens lets you capture group shots and breathtaking panoramas.

HD VIDEO WITH HDMI OUTPUT & CONTROL

A simple, one-touch button allows you to record videos with amazing clarity in high-definition, right from your camera. HDMI output and control makes playing back videos on your HDTV a breeze.

HIGH-SPEED SEQUENTIAL SHOOTING

Shoot like a pro. With high-speed burst shooting, nail the perfect shot by taking a quick sequence at the touch of a button. You'll have so many great shots, you won't be able to share just one!

Magic Art Filters - Still
& HD Video

Express your creativity with special effects for you photos & HD Videos. Olympusí Magic Art Filters infuse familiar scenes with new an unexpected moods ranging from the exciting to the serene and from the whimsical to the mysterious.

DUAL IMAGE STABILIZATION

Dual Image Stabilization combines Sensor-Shift Image Stabilization with high ISO sensitivity and fast shutter speeds to capture crisp, clear images in any situation.

INTELLIGENT AUTO

Automatically identifies the scene youíre shooting -- up to 30 different scene modes including Portrait, Landscape, Night + Portrait, Macro or Sports -- and adjusts the settings for ideal results. (Number of scene modes varies by model.)

features

14 MEGAPIXEL

An amazing 14 million pixels in the high-resolution CCD create superior image quality. Create poster-sized prints without losing a single detail.

SUPER-SLIM 24x WIDE-ANGLE OPTICAL ZOOM

All the capabilities you need in one compact lens. The 24x optical zoom gets you amazingly close to the action while the 25mm wide-angle lens lets you capture group shots and breathtaking panoramas.

3.0" LCD

This huge 3.0" LCD features an extra-wide viewing angle for easier composing and shooting.

HD VIDEO WITH HDMI OUTPUT & CONTROL

A simple, one-touch button allows you to record videos with amazing clarity in high-definition, right from your camera. HDMI output and control makes playing back videos on your HD television a breeze.

DUAL IMAGE STABILIZATION

Dual Image Stabilization combines Sensor-Shift Image Stabilization with high ISO sensitivity and fast shutter speeds to capture crisp, clear images in any situation.

INTELLIGENT AUTO

Automatically identifies the scene you’re shooting -- up to 30 different scene modes including Portrait, Landscape, Night + Portrait, Macro or Sports -- and adjusts the settings for ideal results. (Number of scene modes varies by model.)

BEAUTY MODE

Beauty Mode makes beautiful portraits by softening shadows and smoothing wrinkles and blemishes on your subject's face. Edits can also be made inside the camera after taking the picture.

MAGIC ART FILTERS - STILL & MOVIE

Express your creativity with up to 12 special effects for your photos & HD movies. Olympus' Magic Art Filters infuse familiar scenes with new and unexpected moods ranging from the exciting to the serene and from the whimsical to the mysterious. Choose from Pop Art, Pin Hole, Drawing, Fish Eye, Soft Focus, Punk, Watercolor, Miniature, Sparkle, Reflection, Dramatic and Fragmented. (Effects vary by model and may reduce image size.)

3D IMAGE CAPTURE

Discover the depth of 3D stills. From macro shots to landscapes, Olympus’ 3D technology shoots two pictures and combines them into one image for a dramatic effect when viewed on a 3D device. Perfect for bringing your memories to life.

specs
Image Sensor 14 Megapixels (effective), 1/2.3"
Focal Length/Lens Configuration 4.5 - 108mm (25 - 600mm equivalent in 35mm photography)
Zoom 24x Optical Zoom + 4x Digital Zoom
Aperture Range f3.0 (W) - f6.9 (T)
Display 3.0" LCD 460K dots
Focus System CCD Contrast Detection
Focus Range (from lens surface) Normal Mode: W: 0.10m-∞/T: 0.40m-∞
Macro Mode: W: 0.10m-∞/T: 0.40m-∞
Super Macro Mode: 0.03m-∞ f=14.3mm (focal length fixed)
Focus Mode iESP Auto, Spot AF, Face Detection AF, AF Tracking
Shutter Speed 1/1700 sec. -1/4 sec. (up to 4 sec. in Night Scene mode)
ISO Sensitivity (SOS: Standard Output Sensitivity) Auto, High Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600
Exposure Metering Digital ESP Metering, Spot Metering
White Balance Control Auto, One-touch, Presets (Daylight, Overcast, Tungsten, Fluorescent1)
Exposure Compensation ±2EV (Step: 1/3)
Image File Format Still Image: JPEG
Video: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Number of Recorded Pixels 14MP (4,288 x 3216)
8MP (3,264 x 2,448)
5MP (2,560 x 1,920)
3MP (2,048 x 1,536)
2MP (1,600 x 1,200)
VGA (640 x 480)
16:9 L (4,288 x 2,416)
16:9 S (1,920 x 1,080)
Motion Blur Suppression Dual Image Stabilization
Shooting Modes iAuto, Program Auto,
Scene Modes [Portrait, Beauty, Landscape, Night Scene, Night + Portrait, Sport, Indoor, Candle, Self Portrait, Sunset, Fire Works, Cuisine, Documents, Beach & Snow, Pet (Cat), Pet (Dog)],
Magic Filters [Pop Art, Pin Hole, Fish Eye, Drawing, Soft Focus, Punk, Sparkle, Water Color, Reflection, Miniature]
Panorama In-Camera Panorama, PC Panorama (Up to 10 frames automatically stitchable with ib software)
Continuous Shooting 10 frames per second / 43 images (3MP)
7.6 frames per second / 42 images (5MP)
0.89 frames per second / 18 images (14MP)
Movie Mode 720p (1280x720), VGA (640x480), QVGA (320x240)
Image Processing TruePic™ III+
Noise Reduction Yes (Night Scene, Night + Portrait, Candle, Sunset, Fire Works)
Image Playback Still Image: Single, Index-view (4x3, 5x4), Event-view, Enlargement, Slide-show, Photo surfing
Video Playback: Still/Frame by Frame, Fast Forward, Rewind, Voice Playback
Flash Built-in
Flash Modes Auto (for low light and backlit conditions)
Red-Eye Reduction
Fill-in
Off
Self-Timer 12/2 Seconds/ Pet auto-shutter
Memory 59MB
Removable Media Card SD/SDHC/SDXC Card (not supported for UHSspeedclass)
Internal Memory
Outer Connectors Multi-Terminal (USB Connector, Audio/Video Output) HDMI Type D
System Requirements Auto-Connect USB: Windows XP/VISTA/7 with USB port, Mac OS 10.2 or later with USB port
Software: Windows XP/VISTA/7, Mac OS 10.2-10.5
Power Source Li-Ion Rechargeable Battery (LI-50B)
F-2AC (Included). F-3AC Compatible.
Dimension 106.5W x 68.7H x 39.5D (mm)
4.2"W x 2.7"H x 1.6"D
Weight 216g
7.6oz


Specifications and design are subject to change without notice.

SZ-12 Package Contents

  • SZ-12 Digital Camera
  • USB Cable & Charger (F-2AC)
  • Instruction Manual & Software CD
  • Audio/Video Cable
  • Strap
  • Lithium-Ion Battery
accessories
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March 11, 2014

Tracey

Overall nice camera.

Very nice and just the right form factor. Nice zoom length and even clear crisp pictures zoomed all the way out, even with digital zoom. Nice pictures even in low light. High enough for the type of camera ISO. The only drawback with the camera is with the autofocus, it is very noisy and seems to never stop even right up to when the image is in focus and the shutter is ready to be snapped! The only thing I can think of even after reading all the specs and other reviews on the camera is that the excessive noise is a combination of the autofocus and the image stabilization. Overall for what I paid for the camera used, but in excellent shape, it is a perfect all around camera in both form and function! Even after all I covered, I forgot to say that this camera takes beautiful pictures, from macro to full zoom, to low light without the flash and even better in extreme low light with the flash! I dare to even say that this camera is perfect for anywhere from the beginner to the expert! So besides the noisy focus and/or image stabilization, I give it 4 stars. If it would be a little quieter and smoother on the focus and zoom, I would have given it 5 stars! A must have camera for every day use and like I said from amateur to expert, it is a great camera!!

October 15, 2013

M. Cristina

Great Camera

This camera is very easy to use, I love it. The pictures are great and also the videos come out good. It is small in size and you can carry it in your purse although I have a special case for it. Olympus is the best.

October 07, 2013

Nicholas

great camera

it has so much of what a professional camera has but smaller. its one of the greatest point and shoot cameras that I've used in all time. everyone that wants a camera that they can use for anything to selfies to great professional pictures this is your best choice when you want a point and shoot camera

October 04, 2013

Muzik

OK CAMERA FOR THE PRICE HOWEVER...

This is a decent camera for the price. However, after using other cameras that are a little more high end, I find this camera to be just above average. It's somewhat slow regarding shutter speed. Don't be inclined to take rapid pictures. I'm not speaking of continuous firing, just quicker picture taking. By the time you take the shoot and ready for your next shoot you have to wait that extra second or so. If this doesn't bother you then this the camera for you. I'm also using a class 10 16GB card as well. If you're just a sub novice picture taker this camera is for you. However, if you used a higher end camera you will be frustrated through the process. Don't get me wrong the outcome is decent but oh so slow. It takes forever to delete pictures, sooooooo slow to say the least. Again, if these problematic issues don't bother you enjoy. Hope this helps. Good luck...

October 02, 2013

GLENN

Good camera, difficult software and Charging

I have had the camera just over 1 week and it replaces a previous Olympus model. In downloading the software it took a while with a couple of false starts and the first charge took overnight and even when charged it asked me not to remove the cable. On first use it was pretty good both for stills and video. The features are again good but difficult to use. Its not a point and shoot device but when you get the hang of the set up routine its very good for the price paid.

August 23, 2013

Stephen

Very,very good camera

The SZ-12 is great! Other than ultimate photos, the menus on the screen are easy and completely understandable. Not only that, there is a help button right on the camera that will take you through any procedure you are attempting.
Already we've taken great pictures of ourselves and our animals, and even a photo of the rare Blue Moon. Looks just like a regular moon by the way, but it's a blue moon after all so we wanted a shot. The Olympus did a perfect job in the dark, the moon was clear and it even got a good shot of the surrounding clouds and trees framing the moon. You can set this camera for almost any photo and it's very easy to do. Thanks to Olympus, we are very happy with our choice.

July 26, 2013

Jim

Olympus SZ-12

This is my first digital camera and I couldn't be more impressed.I really didn't know what to look for.Walmart was the only place I could go to at the time,so,I really didn't have any sales help to speak of.I wound up just taking a shot and picked the one that was priced midway between cheap and expensive,leaning a little towards the high end.I'm an astronomer and I set it up on a tripod to shoot the Moon.After figuring the focus and shutter speeds I began creating beautiful images in different phases.With a little manipulation with the camera's software on my computer I can create 9"X11"photo quality prints.People have actually asked me what kind of telescope I used!!When I show them this little camera mounted on a tripod they don't believe me.
Keep up the good work and when I'm in the market to upgrade,Olympus is the one I'm choosing.Thanks;
Jim Martin

June 16, 2013

Paul

SZ-12 Excellent Camera

This little camera has it all fits in your pocket and always ready to go.
For the price you cant beat this camera, You can shoot in just about any light. I looked at some others too at the time I got this. This is my third Olympus camera I still have the other two and they still work fine.

June 08, 2013

Travis

Great Camera!!!!! Bar None!!!!!!!

I purchased the Olympus SZ-12 only a few days ago and I am already satisfied. The 24x zoom is to me the best aspect of the camera. It is very lightweight as well. I have only taken a dozen pictures and they all turned out clear and crisp. The Olympus SZ-12 is a must buy!!!

April 22, 2013

Lisa

Absolutely LOVE this camera

Previous to this camera, I had always owned sony or canon - and I will never go back again. This camera has way exceeded my expectations. I am still just in the learning phase. My Sony had gotten stolen back in November, and I was so upset. However after I received this camera - I am glad they stole - that way I had the opportunity to replace it with this one. Olympus you are awesome - please keep up the great work!!

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