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Olympus SZ-31MR review

  • Olympus SZ-31MR
  • Olympus SZ-31MR
  • Olympus SZ-31MR
  • Olympus SZ-31MR sample shot
  • Olympus SZ-31MR sample shot
  • Olympus SZ-31MR sample shot
  • Olympus SZ-31MR sample shot
  • Olympus SZ-31MR sample shot


Not the best for image quality, but it’s packed with impressive features, including simultaneous photo and video capture

Review Date: 13 May 2012

Price when reviewed: £242

Buy it now for: £205
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Reviewed By: Ben Pitt

Our Rating 4 stars out of 5

User Rating 5 stars out of 5

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Basic Specifications

Part Code V102060BE000
Review Date 13 May 2012
Rating **** stars out of 5
CCD effective megapixels 16.0 megapixels
CCD size 1/2.3in
Viewfinder none
Viewfinder magnification, coverage N/A
LCD screen size 3.0in
LCD screen resolution 920,000 pixels
Articulated screen No
Live view Yes
Optical zoom 24.0x
Zoom 35mm equivalent 25-600mm
Image stabilisation optical, sensor shift
Maximum image resolution 4,608x3,456
File formats JPEG, MPO; QuickTime (AVC)

Camera Controls

Exposure modes auto
Shutter speed auto
Aperture range f/3 (wide), f/6.9 (tele)
ISO range (at full resolution) 80 to 6400
Exposure compensation +/-2 EV
White balance auto, 4 presets, 2 manual
Additional image controls shadow adjust
Manual focus No
Closest macro focus 3cm
Auto-focus modes multi, centre, flexible spot (touchscreen), face detect
Metering modes multi/face detect, spot, AF point
Flash auto, forced, suppressed, red-eye reduction
Drive modes single, continuous, self-timer, panorama, 3D


Memory slot SDXC
Mermory supplied 43MB internal
Battery type Li-ion
Battery Life (tested) 200 shots
Connectivity USB, AV, DC in, micro HDMI
Body material metal
Lens mount N/A
Focal length multiplier N/A
Kit lens model name N/A
Accessories USB and AV cables
Weight 244g
Size 69x106x40mm

Buying Information

Warranty one-year RTB
Price £242
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