Olympus Stylus SZ-17 Digital Camera with 24x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom with 3-Inch LCD (Black)

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Olympus Stylus SZ-17 Digital Camera with 24x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom with 3-Inch LCD (Black)

  • This camera has exactly the same specifications as the SZ-16
  • Wide angle 24X optical zoom with 25-600mm range (35mm equiv.)
  • 1080P HD video
  • 16 scene modes and 11 Magic Filters for creative shooting
  • Smart Panorama mode
Get close with the ultra-compact, elegant 24x long zoom SZ-17 iHS that delivers exceptional image quality in both stills and video. With its 25-600mm wide-angle lens, you'll be able to capture tight close-ups even from a distance. Never miss important events like recitals, graduations, and your favorite Little Leaguer's home run hit because you're stuck in the stands! The SZ-17 iHS is equipped with a high-speed TruePic V Image processor and high-sensitivity 16 megapixel CMOS Sensor that drive Ol

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  1. itbadger
    215 of 221 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Early review and contents of camera box, December 17, 2013
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    itbadger (La Mesa) –

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    I just received my camera today. This review is actually to correct an answer I received from someone. There is no list of what you get in the camera box. Here’s what you get:
    1. the camera
    2. camera safety cord – long enough to wrap around your wrist – not your nect
    3. 1 Li-ion battery (not charged when you get it)
    4. CD ROM with 84 manual about the camera; software to view the pictures / video you’ve taken; software link to register your camera with Olympus
    5. a. USB AC Adapter cord – install the battery which is not charged in the camera. Connect the cord to the AC adapter and let it charge the battery inside the camera. It takes about 3 hours to charge.
    5. b. USB AC Adapter cord is also be used to download pictures and video from camera to your computer. This is also used
    6. Quick start printed instructions
    7. Warranted from Olympus printout

    I wanted this information before I bought and it wasn’t available. I hope it helps you.

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  2. Elizabeth L.
    170 of 178 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    I’m very pleased, May 10, 2013
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    It was probably a stupid thing to do, but I’m glad I did it. I’d been looking for a new camera for a while, but no matter what brand or price of camera, the reviews all had a few negative comments that made me reconsider my purchase. So when Amazon posted the Olympus Stylus SZ-16 for advance purchase months before it’s release, I decided to take a chance – no reviews meant there couldn’t be any negative ones.

    I’m really very please with the camera – the zoom is amazing, the shutter is fast, it does really well in low-light situations – I’ve rarely need the flash. Plus it has some fun features, for taking “dramatic” or “pop art” photos. Also has setting for fireworks, sports, and two pet modes (Camera automatically snaps a pic when it recognizes the face of a dog or cat – I mention this because this feature amuses me, I haven’t tried it yet.)

    Way back in high school I bought a Pentex SLR which I used for years, and took great pictures, but it was difficult to lug it, plus the lenses and flash around, and when digital came along, I switched to point & shoot. My pictures where never as great as those taken with my SLR, and I had assumed that I had lost whatever “it” was that helped me take great photos. With my new Olympus Stylus, I have “it” back. Turns out that the right equipment helps make a great photographer. (And how lucky are my all my Facebook friends to be regularly treated to my awesome photos? – Actually, I’m appreciative of their indulgence of me.)

    My one little quibble is that the USB cable port is behind a small door on the side of the camera that has a rubber hinge. I’m not optimistic about that hinge lasting the useful life of the camera.

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  3. one voice in the crowd
    105 of 109 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    So much packed into such a small camera!, September 1, 2013
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    My husband wanted a small camera that he could use to take photos (as well as video) on a trip to Hawaii, some upcoming weddings, and to shoot reference photos for paintings that he would create at a later date. He is notorious for not wanting to spend much money on something, and then later regretting that he chose something that didn’t have enough of the features that he needed.

    On this occasion, I was happy that he didn’t just go for the cheapest thing out there – he actually did a tremendous amount of online research and spent a little more than his normal budget, and he is THRILLED with this camera. Part of his joy comes from that fact that this camera performs as well (and sometimes better) than cameras on which we have spent far more in the past (including a semi-pro digital video camera we spent over $1,000 for about 12 years ago).

    Granted, the video function has some drawbacks: the zoom is VERY harsh (not smooth/subtle at all), and the sound drops out momentarily during the split second zoom. However, that being said, the digital stabilization is VERY good, which is a big help in situations without a tripod. (Obviously, the farther out you are zoomed, the shakier your shot will be no matter what you do.) The zoom feature is surprisingly robust, with very good quality – great for nature shots, and at weddings where you are far away from your subjects. My husband loved the fact that there is a grid feature for the viewer that allows you to keep a straight horizon line (for video and photos), which has always been a struggle / pet peeve for him.

    The settings on this camera are helpful: he utilized the “sunset” setting very successfully in Hawaii and got shots that rivaled (and sometimes surpassed) those from my $1,000+ Canon20D digital. I, personally, find menu-based controls too confusing, and I thought that he would, too (he has very short patience for technical things), but he mastered the menus/functions extremely quickly, so maybe I would be able to learn them, as well, if I was sufficiently awake?

    I also thought that this camera would be too small for my husband’s hands – I know that I struggled a bit to keep a grip on it, being spoiled to the rubberized grip on my Canon – but he doesn’t seem to have a problem. (He DOES keep the long neck strap that he bought for it around his neck at all times for safety.) I noticed at the Olympus website that there appears to be an accessory you can get that provides a grip and attaches to the bottom of the camera – this may be worth investigating…

    As with all digital camera preview windows, it is often impossible to see whether you are getting your shot when you are in bright conditions, but we were both astounded when reviewing our photos/video on the computer later at how often shots came out not just well, but beautifully, when the preview window made it seem as if they would be washed out.

    One small negative (but not enough to take away from the 5 star rating) is that the latch on the battery door is not spring-loaded, so the door will not stay closed if you do not move the latch to fasten it. I am spoiled to my Canon’s spring latch, so I have to be VERY careful when loading the battery into the Olympus. And as will most digital cameras, the door hinges on the compartments for the ports are very delicate/tricky, but if you are sufficiently patient/careful, they aren’t a problem.

    All in all, my husband feels that this is one of the most satisfying purchases that he has ever made. He recommends this camera without hesitation.

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