LCD and Viewfinder
Olympus SZ-31MR iHS has a Fixed Type 3" LCD screen with a resolution of 920k dots. Both the screen size and the screen resolution is up to the standards of this class.
LCD is Touch screen
type, so you can change the settings and set the focus point with your fingertips.
SZ-31MR iHS doesn't have a viewfinder and no option for external viewfinder. Lack of a viewfinder can be problematic especially under strong light where visibility of LCD screens goes down dramatically. If you need a Compact camera with a built-in viewfinder in a similar price range, consider (Compare) or (Compare). If the price is not an issue, take a look at our Top Rated Cameras with Viewfinders.
Max Shutter speed
Olympus SZ-31MR iHS can shoot continuously at max speed of 7 fps
and has max shutter speed of 1/1700 sec
Unfortunately SZ-31MR iHS doesn't have an external flash shoe so you are limited with the built-in flash.
Olympus SZ-31MR iHS features a Contrast Detection autofocusing system. Olympus SZ-31MR iHS also features Face detection AF
where it intelligently detects the faces in the frame and locks the focus automatically.
With Olympus SZ-31MR iHS, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 1920 x 1080 at 30 fps and save in MPEG-4 and H.264 formats. Full HD resolution of Olympus SZ-31MR iHS will be adequate in most of the situations. But if you are after the highest resolution videos available, see our list of Top Cameras with 4K (Ultra-HD) Video
SZ-31MR iHS also a high speed mode where it captures videos at 240 fps for ultra slow motion videos. SZ-31MR iHS has a built-in Stereo microphone and a Mono speaker.
Olympus SZ-31MR iHS doesn't have any connections for external microphones and headphones. If you need a Compact camera with external microphone connectivity, consider or in a similar price range.
Connectivity and Storage
You can connect SZ-31MR iHS to compatible devices via its HDMI port or USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port.
Olympus SZ-31MR iHS is powered by battery which provides a shooting life of 200 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of Compact type cameras is 255 shots, Olympus SZ-31MR iHS has a short battery life for its class so we strongly recommend SZ-31MR iHS owners to buy some extra batteries.
Battery Life Comparison in Small Sensor Superzoom Cameras
Fujifilm HS35EXR with its 600shots is the model with longest battery life among Small Sensor Superzoom cameras. Check the comparison of Olympus SZ-31MR iHS vs Fujifilm HS35EXR or take a look at Longest Battery Life Compact cameras list.
Olympus SZ-31MR iHS Features Compared to Main Competitors