Maginon SZ 24

ALDI in the UK, are selling the Maginon SZ 24 (from the same group as TEVION and TRAVELER), a compact camera with a 24x optical zoom lens equivalent to 25-600mm, 16 megapixel CCD sensor, 720p video, 3inch screen, optical image stabilisation, ISO64-ISO1600, pop-up flash, it uses USB charging and a lithium-ion battery and comes with a 4GB SD card, and is priced at £119. Full details can be found on the Maginon website.

Buyers of the Maginon SZ 24 have complained about the short battery life – averaging around 100 shots – although the battery can easily be replaced by a higher power unit from ebay (or elsewhere).

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Maginon SZ 24 Sample Photos, a set on Flickr.

Olympus sell a very similar camera to this, the Olympus SZ-15, with roughly the same specifications, priced at £129 from Amazon UK, although you don’t get a free memory card with it. Or there’s a 14 megapixel version, the Olympus SZ-14, available for £119 from Amazon UK available in a number of different colours, and there’s even a deal where you can get a free case and 8GB SD card all for £119. Most reviews of the Olympus SZ-14 are quite positive, and there is a more detailed Olympus SZ-14 review here. Nice. PS – There’s a Casio version too, the Casio Exilim EX-H50, but that’s only available shipped from Japan.

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12 Responses to Maginon SZ 24 24x Optical Zoom Compact

  1. Brian Smith says:

    Aldi currently [Dec 2013] selling this for £89.99.

  2. Blagovest says:

    Just bought one, and indeed, it was with a sticker £89.99 REDUCED with big red letters, a pleasant surprise was the fact that at checkout, it came out on their computer and my receipt as £69.99 !!!!!! AND the option to return it in 60 days, if you are not happy with it, no questions asked. ALDI FTW! I will write a full review of the performance and specifications of the camera in the next few days.

  3. Ron says:

    Could some tell me where one could buy these higher power batteries?

  4. Help says:

    What battery does it take?

  5. Joshua says:

    Li-40B Battery – same as: Nikon EN-EL10, Kodak KLIC7006, Fuji NP45, replacements are available on ebay and amazon etc.

  6. […] information on this budget zoom camera can be found in our previous post on the Maginon SZ 24 – 24x optical zoom […]

  7. Rhoen says:

    How satisfied are you with this camara?

  8. Harry says:

    The manual suggests the red LED comes on and remains on whilst charging. Should go off when fully charged. Mine has been lit and apparently charging for 4+ hours, yet it seem to show fully charged on the screen when I turned it on, on first opening the package. Is this correct?

  9. Harry says:

    and just minutes after posting the above, the red LED went out 🙂

  10. mick says:

    Were can I get a USB Charger for my maginon SZ 24

  11. esther walsh says:

    Where can I get a usb charger for maginon sz 24 camera?

  12. kaczy says:

    Does that camera turn into playback mode when connected to TV trough RCA plugs? Is it possible to get live video feed from this camera trough A/V cable?

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