Prepare yourself for an unparalleled digital photographic experience filled with stunning images and mind-blowing video clarity with the SZ-31 MR from Olympus. This highly capable high resolution digital camera with its assortment of specialised features and innovative functions makes a perfect choice for anyone looking to take their digital point and shoot experience to a much higher level.
Featuring a focal length of 4.5 – 108 mm and a 35 mm equivalent focal length of 25 - 600 mm, this digital camera features an incredible 24x optical zoom and a 4x digital zoom. These combine to give the SZ-31 MR a long range zoom capacity of up to 96x. This superior zoom works well with the camera’s powerful CMOS sensor that lets you capture images at an amazing 16 megapixel resolution.
With so many features packed into a user-friendly and durable design, the Olympus SZ-31 MR manages to weigh just about 226 g, which includes the battery and memory card. The camera also features a 3 inch LCD colour display with active touch and a 920,000 dot resolution to help you effortlessly capture and display image your high resolution images or videos. The Olympus’s very capable Dual TruePic V image processor along with the superior 16 megapixel optical sensor gives the camera the ability to shoot and record full HD videos at 1920 x 1080 resolution at 30 fps.
Battery and Storage
The Olympus SZ-31 MR features an LI-50B rechargeable lithium-ion battery which powers the camera for up to 200 shots on a full charge. All the high resolution images and videos captured on this camera are stored on a Micro SD, Micro SDHC, Micro SDXC or a UHS-I Class memory card. These recorded image and video files can easily be transferred to a PC or a laptop using a high-speed USB cable. The advent of a type D HDMI mini port gives the camera the ability to directly connect to an HDTV and view all the captured files at its highest quality.
The aperture control helps the user to adjust the amount of light that passes through the camera’s lens, which in the case of the SZ-31 MR has a range of f/3.0 (Wide) - f/6.9 (Tele). This gives you the opportunity to shoot high quality images even under poor or unfavourable light. It also features a TTL or through the lens iESP autofocus system that works using contrast detection. This autofocus has a functional range of 10 cm (Wide and 40 cm (Tele) when shooting in the macro mode.
The ISO speed or light sensitivity on this Olympus camera has a wide range of ISO 80 to 6400 which lets you capture clear and high quality images even under low light. This Olympus digital camera sports a wide variation of adjustable shutter speeds with the highest being 1/1700 sec and the longest possible open shutter duration of 4 sec. You can also capture clear and bright images even in the dark and insufficient light with the help of the camera’s in-built flash unit. This flash unit that has an operational range of 10 cm – 13.2 m (Wide) and 40 cm – 5.7 m (Tele) and also features the Red Eye Reduction function that helps to bring out the best result in every image.
The camera also uses the sensor shift image stabilizer which in this case is CMOS shift to makes sure that the captured images and videos appear sharp and shake free. The presence of pre-set white balancing modes along with a number of Magic Filters let you capture images in a variety of image temperature and colour tones.
The SZ-31 MR comes with PictBridge technology that allows you to connect the camera directly to a printer without a PC, enabling easy direct photo printing. The presence of face detection technology helps to automatically detect, focus and optimize the settings to achieve the maximum clarity of up to 8 human faces within the frame.
With a self-timer options that operates on a 2 or 12 sec delay, the Olympus digital camera provides for easy self-portraits and group shots. The continuous mode is another amazing feature that allows the SZ-31 MR to take a series of shots in very quick succession. This special ability of the camera allows it to capture 75 images at 60 fps and 120 images at 15 fps. On the high-speed mode can shoot at 10 fps and in sequential shooting mode is capable of 2.5 fps.