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Questions :

Question :
What are the compression rates and what size are the image files in each record mode?

Answer:
The following tables show the approximate values:

[Still pictures]
The compression rate in Fine mode (shooting at high quality) is 1/4. The rate in Normal mode (shooting at normal quality) is 1/8.

Image size Compression Number of storable pictures without sound File size
(approx.)
43 MB
Internal memory
4GB SD/SDHC/SDXC card
16M
( 4608 x 3456 )
Fine 5 448 9.1 MB
Normal 10 957 4.3 MB
8M
( 3264 x 2448 )
Fine 10 957 4.3 MB
Normal 21 1856 2.2 MB
5M
( 2560 x 1920 )
Fine 17 1527 2.7 MB
Normal 33 2873 1.4 MB
3M
( 2048 x 1536 )
Fine 28 2413 1.7 MB
Normal 54 4641 0.9 MB
2M
( 1600 x 1200 )
Fine 45 3893 1.1 MB
Normal 85 7099 0.6 MB
1M
( 1280 x 960 )
Fine 68 5746 0.7 MB
Normal 130 10971 0.4 MB
VGA
( 640 x 480 )
Fine 228 17240 0.2 MB
Normal 392 30170 0.1 MB
16:9 L
( 4608 x 2592 )
Fine 7 645 6.4 MB
Normal 14 1270 3.2 MB
16:9 S
( 1920 x 1080 )
Fine 41 3549 1.1 MB
Normal 80 6704 0.6 MB

[Movies]
Image size /
Aspect ratio
Storable recording time
43 MB Internal memory 4 GB SD/SDHC/SDXC card
with sound without sound with sound without sound
1080 60P
( 1920 x 1080) / 16:9
12 sec. 13 sec. 20 min. 36 sec. 21 min. 28 sec.
1080P
(1920 x 1080) / 16:9
16 sec. 17 sec. 27 min. 17 sec. 28 min. 50 sec.
720P
(1280 x 720) / 16:9
44 sec. 51 sec. 29 min. 29 min.
VGA
(640 x 480) / 4:3
1 min. 15 sec. 1 min. 39 sec. 2 h 2 min. 51 sec. 2 h 41 min. 29 sec.
HS 720P
(1280 x 720) / 16:9
- 17 sec. *1 - 20 sec. *1
HS VGA
(640 x 480) / 4:3
- 24 sec. *1 - 30 sec. *1
HS QVGA
(320 x 240) / 4:3
- 45 sec. *1 - 1 min. 20 sec. *1
*1 The maximum recording time per movie
Regarding the movie recording time:
- When recording in 1080 60P, 1080P and 720P format, the maximum recording time per movie is 29 minutes.
- Regardless of the card capacity, the maximum file size per movie is 4 GB.
Note:
- The amounts of storable still pictures and storable movie recording time are approximate and are calculated based on capacity. The actual amounts will differ according to the shooting conditions and other figures. The figures are not a guarantee of battery life.
- To increase the free space in the internal memory or on the optional memory card, save any images and movies you wish to keep to external storage (for example, on a computer) and then delete them from the internal memory or memory card.

Question :
What are the differences among the SZ-31MR, SZ-30MR and SZ-14?

Answer:
The following table describes the differences:
SZ-31MR SZ-30MR SZ-14
Effective pixels 16 million pixels,
1/2.3, Backlit CMOS sensor
14 million pixels,
CCD: 1/2.3
Monitor 3.0 inches, Approx. 920,000 dots
TFT color LCD,
Touch panel
3.0 inches, Approx. 460,000 dots
TFT color LCD
Optical zoom 24 x 
Super-resolution zoom 2 x Not available
Focal length 4.5 mm - 108.0 mm
( 25 mm - 600 mm equivalent in 35 mm photography )
iHS Available Not available
Maximum ISO sensitivity ISO 6400 ISO 3200 ISO 1600
Hand-Held starlight Available Not available
Multi-Record Available Not available
Movie Full HD movie ( 1080P ) HD movie ( 720P )
High-speed movie Available Not available
Eye-Fi card compatibility Available
Dimensions 106.3 mm (W) x 69.2 mm (H) x 39.7 mm (D) / 4.2" (W) x 2.7" (H) x 1.6" (D) 106.3 mm (W) x 68.7 mm (H) x 39.5 mm (D) / 4.2" (W) x 2.7" (H) x 1.6" (D) 106.5 mm (W) x 68.7 mm (H) x 39.5 mm (D) / 4.2" (W) x 2.7" (H) x 1.6" (D)
Weight
( with battery and media card )
244g 226g 216g
Color Silver
Black
Silver
Black
Silver
Black
Red
Tips:
You can also compare the SZ-31MR with other models on the following web page:
* Product comparison

Question :
What comes packaged with the camera?

Answer:
The following items are packaged with the camera:

- SZ-31MR camera
- Lithium-ion Rechargeable Battery ( LI-50B )
- USB-AC adapter ( F-2AC )
- USB cable ( CB-USB8 )
- Monaural Audio / Video cable ( CB-AVC3 )
- Strap
- Stylus pen
- Olympus Setup CD-ROM :
  * [ib] software ( Windows )
  * OLYMPUS Viewer 2 software ( Windows / Mac )
- Instruction Manual
- Warranty card

Question :
Which types of memory cards can I use?

Answer:
SD, SDHC and SDXC cards can be used.
xD-Picture Card™ and CompactFlash® media cannot be used.

Note:
To see a list of compatible memory cards, click here:
* Compatibility table for Media Card ( SZ-Series )

Question :
Where can I find information on how to use the [ib] software?

Answer:
Answers to the most frequently asked questions about [ib] are collected here.

Detailed documentation of the software's functions is available in the application's Help file. To access the Help file, launch [ib] and choose ib Help from the Help menu.


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