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- Olympus SZ-31MR iHS
- Olympus' new travel-zoom is feature-rich and a lot of fun but sacrifices image quality for zoom.
Olympus SZ-31MR iHS Digital Camera Review$399.99
Compared to other high quality travel zoom cameras, this one produced below-average sharpness scores. Raw results barely ever crossed 2000 MTF50s of detail, and were more frequently restricted to the sub-1000 range. Detail was best at the closest focal length, and also near the center of the frame, which are each quite typical. More on how we test sharpness.
We could detect no improvement to sharpness while using the SZ-31's sensor shift image stabilization system. In fact, detail actually fell by 1.5%. Since we don't give negative scores, this metric is stuck at zero. Our current test uses repetitious horizontal motion to measure shake reduction, so it's possible your real world results will vary from our controlled environment.