SZ-10

SZ-10

Features & Controls

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Olympus has incorporated a powerful 18x wide optical zoom lens on the SZ-10, with a 35mm equivalent of 28-504mm. When the camera is off the lens retracts into the body, helping keep the SZ-10 nice and compact. Its maximum aperture of F3.1-F4.4 will help with low-light performance, and the sensor-shift image stabilization helps steady the camera when using the telephoto end of the zoom. To help protect the lens, Olympus has integrated a built-in lens cover that protects the lens when the camera is powered down. Under the HD symbol, you can see the built-in microphone.

Autofocus is handled by a multi-point, CCD contrast detection AF system. Available modes include iESP Auto, Spot AF, Face Detection AF, and AF Tracking. The system is aided in low lighting by an AF-assist lamp.

Focus Range:
  • Normal mode: Wide: 3.9" - infinity (0.1m - infinity); Tele: 63.0" - infinity (1.6m - infinity)
  • Macro mode: Wide: 3.9" - infinity (0.1m - infinity); Tele: 63.0" - infinity (1.6m - infinity)
  • Super Macro mode: 0.39" - 4.33" (0.01m - 0.11m)




olympus_SZ-10_flash.jpgOn top of the camera you will find a manual pop-up flash unit. The "Flash Up" switch is located to the right in the photo above, and is located in a comfortable position to be toggled by your left hand. Although small, the flash offers a decent range. The available modes include; Auto, Red-Eye Reduction, Fill-in, and Off.

Effective flash range:
  • Wide: 1.97ft (0.6m) - 29.5ft (9.0m) at ISO 1600
  • Tele: 5.25ft (1.6m) - 13.1ft (4.0m) at ISO 1600




olympus_SZ-10_top.jpgUp top you will find the flash release switch on the left, followed by the On/Off button with LED indicator, and the shutter release with the zoom controls mounted around it. In playback mode, the zoom controls toggle the Index (wide) and magnify (tele) options.





olympus_SZ-10_back.jpgFraming and viewing your images is accomplished on a 3.0-inch LCD screen, with 460,000 dots of resolution. This screen offers a bight and clear view, and is easily visible in most lighting conditions thanks to 5 different brightness settings; found in the Setup menu.






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Controls on Back: At the top is a dedicated Movie Record button. Directly above the 4-way controller you can see the playback button. The 4-way controller/scroll wheel has a unique design. Pressing it up changes the amount of info you see on the screen while shooting or viewing your images. Pressing down allows you to delete images in Playback mode. Pressing down or either direction in REC mode will take you to the quick menu. At the bottom you have the MENU button and the camera/menu guide button.
















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Well concealed under a flap, the I/O ports shown here include a multi-connector on top and an mini-HDMI output on the bottom. The multi-connector allows you to connect to a computer or standard TV with the included cables. With the HDMI port, you can view your images and HD Videos on a HDTV, but you will need to purchase the optional HDMI cable.


















olympus_SZ-10_sd.jpgWith 59MB of internal memory, you will be to snap a few photos before getting a memory card; however not many. Located under the battery port door is the memory card slot, whch accepts SD/SDHC/SDXC type memory cards. The SZ-10 is shown here with a Sandisk 4GB SDHC card.




olympus_SZ-10_battery.jpgThe SZ-10 is powered by a small LI-50B Li-ion battery pack, which is charged in-camera. This 925mAh battery is able to power the camera for up to 300 shots on a single charge. You charge the battery inside the camera using the supplied USB cable and either the AC power adapter or a USB port on your PC; note, the latter will take much longer than using the AC adaptor.


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