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Ilse Jurriën : March 3th 2011 - 10:25 CET
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OlympusOlympus SZ-30MR digital camera : When Olympus announced the launch of the SZ-10 last month, it was hard to believe the optical zoom in a compact digital camera could get any more powerful. The new Olympus SZ-30MR shows that it can. With a powerful 24x wide optical zoom lens (25-600mm), this state-of-the-art flagship digital camera breaks all the rules in the compact camera category. The Olympus SZ-30MR is the first digital camera ever to offer simultaneous recording of 1080p Full HD videos and 16 Megapixel digital still pictures. So with the Olympus SZ-30MR camera, users can record in high resolution with different combinations of shooting modes at once, then share their pictures in the format of your choice. For example, as a video and picture or a wide-angle and a close-up shot.

Olympus SZ-30MR

Olympus SZ-30MR camera with 24x zoom lens
The Super Zoom SZ-Series lives up to its name with the new Olympus SZ-30MR offering a 24x wide optical zoom. With this sort of zooming possibilities it becomes easy to take great photos, from the expressive face of a gargoyle high up on a church roof to an emotive movie close-up of battling athletes. The 1080p Full HD movie feature on the Olympus SZ-30MR ensures the best video quality currently available in a compact digital camera - with breathtaking realism, brightness and colour when users play back on a Full HDTV.


Olympus SZ-30MR video recording
The Olympus SZ-30MR is the first digital camera with the ingenious Olympus Multi Recording feature, to record 1080p Full HD videos and 16 Megapixel still images at the same time. Dual Engine TruePic III+ image processors give the Olympus SZ-MR30 camera the power to record simultaneously in more than one mode, and in a variety of combinations. Users can record two videos at once: in wide-angle and close-up; Full HD and lower resolution; or original and filtered (using one of the Olympus SZ-30MR’s seven Magic Filters for movies).

Olympus SZ-30MR digital camera

Olympus SZ-30MR digital camera
Furthermore, with the Photo with Movie Clip setting on the Olympus SZ-30MR, it’s now possible to capture video footage before and after taking a single picture. These innovations give users the fun and flexibility of sharing their photos in a variety of digital media - from full-size prints to video clips for their favourite social media website. The new Olympus SZ-MR30 digital camera offers wireless Eye-Fi compatibility, so users can upload photos automatically to the Web - no cables required.

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Olympus SZ-30MR Image Stabilisation
Providing two-fold dual image stabilisation, this special function helps to avoid image blur caused by camera shake or fast-moving subjects. The dual image stabilisation on the Olympus SZ-30MR combines high ISO values with a sensor-based mechanical image stabiliser, where a built-in gyro sensor detects camera movement and adjusts the sensor accordingly.

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Olympus SZ30MR 3D photo shooting
The Olympus SZ-30MR offers a 3D photo mode, which captures two shots of a scene from two different angles to create still pictures that can be viewed with the added excitement and realism of 3D (on a 3D-compatible display).


Olympus 3D camera settings
The Olympus SZ-30MR offers two 3D settings: Manual and Automatic. In both 3D settings, the Olympus camera indicates when it is time to pan. In Automatic, when the camera is panned horizontally after the first photo, it automatically takes the second shot at the ideal moment. Manual is for 3D experts - the user decides when to take the second shot.

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Olympus SZ-30MR Magic filters
The new Olympus SZ-30MR digital camera is packed with the latest technology, giving camera users many features to transfer videos or pictures wirelessly and capture the photos they want in high quality. The Olympus SZ-30MR camera offers 8 Magic Filters, including the new Sparkle and Watercolour options. Pet Detection mode automatically snaps dog or cat faces just as they look up, while with Smart Panorama, users simply pan from side to side to get a sweeping panorama picture.

Olympus SZ-30MR photo

Olympus SZ-30MR camera design
The super-slim design makes the Olympus SZ-30MR camera ideal for people who like to travel light but insist on the very best spec. With a backlit CMOS sensor for excellent pictures in low light, 3D photo shooting and Eye-Fi card compatibility, the new Olympus SZ-30MR digital camera combines practicality with beauty and sheer imaging power.

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Olympus SZ-30MR review price & availability
The Olympus SZ-30MR is available in black for an estimated retail price of €329, from March 2011. As soon as we receive a Olympus SZ-30MR test sample, we will publish a photo gallery with high resolution pictures, followed by an extensive Olympus SZ-30MR review.

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