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Olympus Stylus SZ-16
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Olympus Stylus SZ-16 Digital Camera

16MP 24x CMOS Jan 2013
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Sensor Type Release Date
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Olympus SZ16 Camera Test
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17 Reasons For

Olympus Has Good Camera Reviews

Compact camera digital cameras manufactured by Olympus have good reviews on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all digital cameras (not just compact camera digital cameras) and found that Olympus also has good reviews across its entire range.

Quite Large Screen Size

The Stylus SZ-16 has a fairly large screen size (3 inches) compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that were released around the same time as the Stylus SZ-16. Across all the cameras that are a similar age to the Stylus SZ-16 the screen sizes range from 1" to 4.8".

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 3" screen cameras currently available including the Nikon Coolpix L120 ($299.50), or the Samsung ST200F which has better reviews.

If this compact camera digital camera screen size is not large enough for you then you might also want to consider the Nikon Coolpix P520 ($349.00) (3.2" and higher rated), or the Samsung Galaxy Camera EK-GC110 ($29.99) (4.8" and higher rated).

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SD Memory Card

This digital camera supports an Eye-Fi|SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is typical of many compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

Digital cameras with a better memory card type that might be worth considering include the Nikon Coolpix L120 ($299.50) (SD|SDHC|SDXC), the Sony DSC-W800 ($88.00) (MicroSD (TransFlash)|MicroSDHC|MicroSDXC|MS Duo|MS Micro (M2)|MS PRO Duo|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC), or the Canon PowerShot N100 ($349.99) (SD|SDHC|SDXC) which also has a higher rating.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

Unlike most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the Stylus SZ-16 which do not support Full HD video, the Stylus SZ-16 supports Full HD video.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative cameras which support Full HD video currently available including because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS, or the Nikon Coolpix P7700.

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Fairly Big Optical Zoom

The optical zooms of compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years range from 2x to 50x, and the average optical zoom is 9.3x. With an optical zoom of 24 times zoom factor, the Stylus SZ-16 has one of the bigger optical zooms amongst comparable spec cameras of this age.

There are a number of alternative 24x optical zoom cameras currently available that you might also want to look at including the Olympus Stylus SH-50 which has better reviews.

If this camera optical zoom is too small for you then you might want to consider the Coolpix L320 (26x and higher rated), or the Coolpix L820 ($284.00) (30x and higher rated) both from Nikon or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 (30x and higher rated).

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The Olympus Stylus SZ-16 has an image stabiliser, as do most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as the Stylus SZ-16.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other digital cameras with an image stabiliser currently available including because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix L120 ($299.50).

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Stylus SZ-16 has a built-in flash. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the Stylus SZ-16 also have a built-in flash.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras with a built-in flash and we think because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix L120 ($299.50), and the GE A1455 is also worth considering.

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Has Five White Balance Modes

The Stylus SZ-16 has a greater number of white balance modes than most compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it. This digital camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on cameras of a similar spec and age to the Stylus SZ-16. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Fluorescent", "Sunny" and "Tungsten" are also found on this camera.

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Supports One Audio Format

The number of audio formats supported by the Stylus SZ-16 is more than most digital cameras of a comparable age and type to it. The most frequently supported audio format is WAV, but this audio format is not supported by this Olympus digital camera. The audio formats PCM are also supported by this camera.

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Quite Long Maximum Focal Length

The maximum focal lengths of cameras of a similar age and type to the Stylus SZ-16 range from 13mm to 1,800mm, and the average maximum focal length is 250mm. The Stylus SZ-16 has a fairly long maximum focal length (600 millimeters) compared to most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to the Stylus SZ-16.

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Supports Eight ISO Speeds

The Stylus SZ-16 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most digital cameras of this age and type. The most commonly supported ISO speed is 160, but this ISO speed is not supported by this Olympus digital camera. The ISO speeds 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400 and Auto are also supported by this camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The Stylus SZ-16 has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most common maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution is actually the best video resolution amongst all cameras of a similar age and type to the Stylus SZ-16.

The worst video resolution amongst similar types of digital camera is 320 x 240 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Stylus SZ-16 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by cameras of this spec and age. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this Olympus camera. This camera also supports a video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

This digital camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best supported video resolution amongst all cameras of this age and spec.

Amongst similar types of digital camera the worst supported video resolution is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Quite Many Total Megapixel Count

The least total megapixel count of cameras of a comparable type and age to the Stylus SZ-16 is 10MP and the most is 15,000,000MP. The Stylus SZ-16 has a fairly many total megapixel count (17.5 megapixels) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the Stylus SZ-16.

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Supports Four Camera File Systems

The number of camera file systems supported by the Stylus SZ-16 is more than most cameras of a comparable age and type to it. This camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most commonly supported camera file system supported by comparable spec cameras that were launched more than two years ago. The camera file systems "DCF", "DPOF 1.1" and "RAW" are also supported by this Olympus camera.

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Quite High Maximum ISO Speed

The lowest maximum ISO speed of compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Stylus SZ-16 is 3 and the highest is 52,000. With a maximum ISO speed of 6,400, the Olympus Stylus SZ-16 has one of the higher maximum ISO speeds amongst digital cameras of this age.

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± 2EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

This digital camera has a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, which is the most frequently found light exposure correction on cameras that were launched around the same time as it.

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10 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Video Recording

The Stylus SZ-16 does not support video recording. Most of the other similar spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Stylus SZ-16 do support video recording.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras with a video recording and we think the Nikon Coolpix L120 ($299.50), the Samsung WB800F, or the Fujifilm FinePix JX500 is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Most compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Stylus SZ-16 do not support WiFi connectivity. The Stylus SZ-16 is no exception to this as it too does not support WiFi connectivity.

We think you might also be interested in alternative cameras which also support WiFi connectivity including the Nikon Coolpix S9500 which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Stylus SZ-16 is not 3D compatible, although it is worth noting that most of the other cameras that are a similar age to the Stylus SZ-16 are also not 3D compatible.

Cameras which are 3D compatible that might also be worth considering include the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 ($375.99), or the Nikon Coolpix P7700 which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a GPS

The Stylus SZ-16 does not have a GPS. Most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Stylus SZ-16 also do not have a GPS.

We compared all the other cameras which also have a GPS to this digital camera and we think the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

The Stylus SZ-16 is not waterproof. Most of the other digital cameras that came out around the same time as the Stylus SZ-16 are also not waterproof.

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Heavy

The average weight of digital cameras of this age and type is 170g. The Stylus SZ-16 is one of the heavier digital cameras of this age and type (227 grams) amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age.

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Only 640 X 480 Still Image Resolution

This digital camera has a still image resolution of 640 x 480|2048 x 1536|3264 x 2448, which is typical of many cameras of this age and type.

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Only Features Five Flash Modes

The number of flash modes featured on the Olympus Stylus SZ-16 is more than most digital cameras of this age and type. This Olympus digital camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on cameras of this spec and age. The flash modes "Fill-in", "Forced off", "Forced on" and "Red-eye reduction" are also featured on this Olympus camera.

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Only Features Two Light Metering Modes

The number of light metering modes featured on the Stylus SZ-16 is more than most cameras of this age and spec. The most commonly featured light metering mode is Centre-weighted, but this light metering mode is not featured on this Olympus camera. The light metering modes Evaluative (Multi-pattern) and Spot are also featured on this digital camera.

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Thick

At 39.9 millimeters, the Stylus SZ-16 is fairly thick compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. The average depth of digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the Stylus SZ-16 is 38mm.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Olympus Stylus SZ-16

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when Olympus released the Stylus SZ-16.

Average Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of 16 megapixels, the Stylus SZ-16 has a fairly standard megapixel count compared to most of the other cameras of this type and age.

We compared this camera to all the other 16MP digital cameras and we think because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm FinePix F660, and the Olympus Stylus SH-50 is also worth considering.

Cameras with a higher megapixel count that might be worth considering include the Sony DSC-W630 (16.1MP and higher rated), or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS5 ($249.00) (16.1MP and higher rated).

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Stylus SZ-16 has a fairly standard digital zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the Stylus SZ-16.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 4x digital zoom digital cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Coolpix L120 ($299.50), or the Coolpix 8800 both from Nikon.

If you would prefer a bigger digital zoom then you might also want to look at the WB150F (5x), or the WB200F ($201.97) (5x) both from Samsung which also has a higher rating.

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MOS Sensor Type

The Olympus Stylus SZ-16 has a MOS sensor type which is better than most compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it. Most compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it have a CCD sensor type.

Alternative digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available that you might also want to look at include the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS, or the Samsung NX20 ($460.73) which has better reviews.

If the sensor type of this compact camera digital camera is too bad for you then you might also want to look at the Nikon Coolpix L120 ($299.50) (CCD) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Total Megapixel Count
Aspect Ratio
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Body Material
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Lens Structure
Focusing
Auto Focus
Closest Focusing Distance
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Mode
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Video Resolution
HD Type
Audio
Audio Format
Memory
Memory Card
Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Display Resolution
Viewfinder
Viewfinder
Ports & Interfaces
Camera
White Balance Mode
Self-Timer
Image Editing Mode
Camera File System
Playback Mode
Scene Mode
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Operational Conditions
Storage Temperature Range
System Requirements
Packaging Content
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Bluetooth
Other Features

Expert Reviews

31 January 2014

As well as stills, the Olympus SZ16 also shoots 1080p (Full HD; 1,920 x 1,080 pixel) high definition movies, at a rate of 30 frames per second. These are stored in H.264-compressed .MOV format,... Read more…

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sz16zwa, sz16zil, sz16wit, olympus v102100su000
Barcodes 00050332184923, 04545350043124, 04545350043131, 04545350043148
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