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Olympus SZ-12 Digital Camera, Gift Pack, 14 Megapixels, 24x Optical/4x Digital Zoom, 4GB SD Card, 25mm Wide-Angle Lens, Black Sateen Case, Red


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About Olympus SZ-12

The Olympus SZ-12 Digital Camera (Gift Pack, Red) is an impressive long zoom camera that also happens to be budget-friendly. Without breaking the bank the SZ-12 gives you the power of a 24x optical zoom, a 25mm wide-angle lens, dual image stabilization and even a 3D photo mode. That means whether you're shooting your kid's sporting events or simply trying to fit everyone in the group into the shot the SZ-12 has you covered.

Of course, the SZ-12 also comes packed with a number of other useful features that go beyond mere function. The Magic Art Filters give you 12 special effects to put creativity into your photos and videos, with options like Punk, Pop Art, Fish Eye and more. The Beauty Mode improves portraits by softening shadows, smoothing out wrinkles and blemishes and allowing for in-camera edits after the picture is taken.

As alluded to, the SZ-12 also captures video - 720p HD video to be exact. A one-touch button lets you record without having to navigate through menus and the HDMI output and control makes playing back your videos on the big screen (AKA: you're HDTV) simple. Of course, you could also play them back on the spacious 3.0" LCD on the back of your camera.

When it comes to specs, the SZ-12 has number of respectable numbers and modes, including an ISO range of 80-1600, a shutter speed range of 1/1700-4 seconds and two metering modes: Digital ESP and Spot. The 14Mp 1/2.3" CCD image sensor works together with Samsung's True Pic III+ image processor to create beautifully detailed images which look great, even when blown up to poster size. Additional technical highlights include noise reduction, a built-in flash, a self-timer, recording to SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards and much more.

Olympus SZ-12 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 inch LCD features an extra-wide viewing angle for easier composing and shooting
  • HD Video with HDMI Output and 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
  • Sharing Your Images Wirelessly: Share your images wirelessly throughout your social networks or on your computer via an optional Eye-Fi Card
  • Magic Art Filters - Still and 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
  • 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

Olympus SZ-12 Specifications

Image Sensor
14 Megapixels (effective), 1/2.3"
Focal Length/Lens Configuration
4.5 - 108mm (25 - 600mm equivalent in 35mm photography)
24x Optical Zoom + 4x Digital Zoom
Aperture Range
f3.0 (W) - f6.9 (T)
3.0" LCD 460K dots
Focus System
CCD Contrast Detection
Focus Range (from lens surface)
Normal Mode: W: 0.10m-infinity/T: 0.40m-infinity
Macro Mode: W: 0.10m-infinity/T: 0.40m-infinity
Super Macro Mode: 0.03m-infinity, 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
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]
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 Modes
Auto (for low light and backlit conditions)
Red-Eye Reduction
12/2 Seconds/ Pet auto-shutter
Removable Media Card
SD/SDHC/SDXC Card (not supported for UHS speed class)
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.
Dimensions (WxHxD)
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