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Olympus Stylus SZ-17
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Olympus Stylus SZ-17 Digital Camera

16MP 24x CMOS Apr 2014
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21 Reasons For

Good Brand

Olympus compact camera digital cameras have good reviews on average and across all digital cameras Olympus is one of the superior brands.

SD Memory Card

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is the most commonly supported memory card on similar spec digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

There are a number of other cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available that you might also want to consider including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30[plb_1847857_price], the Nikon Coolpix L120[plb_1186_price], or the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS[plb_2110760_price] which has better reviews.

If you are looking for a digital camera with a better memory card type then you might also want to look at the Sony DSC-WX350[plb_2163795_price] (MicroSD (TransFlash)|MicroSDHC|MicroSDXC|MS Duo|MS Micro (M2)|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC) which is also higher rated.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Stylus SZ-17 supports Full HD video. Most of the other cameras that were launched around the same time as the Stylus SZ-17 do not support Full HD video.

There are a number of other digital cameras which support Full HD video currently available that you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS[plb_1206_price], or the Nikon Coolpix P7700[plb_1714924_price].

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Quite Big Optical Zoom

Across all the compact camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years the optical zooms 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-17 has a quite big optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras that are a comparable age to the Stylus SZ-17.

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Supports Video Recording

supports video recording

The Stylus SZ-17 supports video recording, as do most of the other cameras that were released more than two years ago.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other cameras which support video recording currently available including the Nikon Coolpix L120[plb_1186_price], or the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS[plb_1565812_price] which has better reviews.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The Stylus SZ-17 has an image stabiliser. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Stylus SZ-17 also have an image stabiliser.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative cameras with an image stabiliser currently available including because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix L120[plb_1186_price].

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Olympus Stylus SZ-17 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other cameras of this type and age.

There are a number of alternative cameras with a built-in flash currently available that you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix L120[plb_1186_price], or the GE A1455[plb_1772760_price].

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Has a Micro HDMI Connector

The Olympus Stylus SZ-17 has a greater number of HDMI connector types than most compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This camera has a Micro HDMI connector, which is the most commonly found HDMI connector found on cameras of this type and age.

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Supports One Audio Format

The Stylus SZ-17 has a greater number of audio formats than most 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 camera. The audio formats PCM are also supported by this digital camera.

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Quite Long Maximum Focal Length

The average maximum focal length of compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Stylus SZ-17 is 250mm, and the maximum focal lengths range from 13mm to 1,800mm. At 600 millimeters, the Olympus Stylus SZ-17 has a fairly long maximum focal length compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the Stylus SZ-17.

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Quite Big Combined Zoom

Digital cameras of this age and spec have combined zoom of between 3x and 1,600x, and the average combined zoom is 50x. At 96 times zoom factor, the Olympus Stylus SZ-17 has a fairly big combined zoom compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Supports Seven ISO Speeds

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Stylus SZ-17 is more than most compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. 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 and 6400 are also supported by this Olympus camera.

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Fairly Small Maximum Aperture

At 6.9, the Stylus SZ-17 has a fairly small maximum aperture compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Stylus SZ-17. The average maximum aperture of cameras that were released more than two years ago is 6.6.

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2 USB Version

This digital camera supports a 2 USB version, which is the most frequently supported USB version on comparable spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as it.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The Stylus SZ-17 has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution is in fact the best video resolution amongst all digital cameras of a similar age and type to the Stylus SZ-17.

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 Stylus SZ-17 supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels. 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 camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best supported video resolution across all cameras of a similar spec and age to the Stylus SZ-17.

The worst supported video resolution amongst comparable types of camera is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Fairly Many Total Megapixel Count

The average total megapixel count of similar spec cameras that came out more than two years ago is 52,000MP. The Stylus SZ-17 has a fairly many total megapixel count (17.5 megapixels) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Stylus SZ-17.

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Supports Four Camera File Systems

The number of camera file systems supported by the Stylus SZ-17 is more than most compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to it. This Olympus digital camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most frequently supported camera file system supported by compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the Stylus SZ-17. The camera file systems "DCF", "PRINT Image Matching III" and "RAW" are also supported by this Olympus camera.

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Supports One Image Format

The number of supported image formats on the Stylus SZ-17 is more than most cameras of a comparable age and type to it. The most frequently supported image format is JPG, but this image format is not supported by this camera. The image formats exif are also supported by this Olympus camera.

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

This camera has a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, which is typical of many digital cameras of a similar spec and age to it.

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Auto Focus

This digital camera has an Auto focus, which is the most commonly found focus on compact camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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9 Reasons Against

Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Olympus Stylus SZ-17 does not support WiFi connectivity. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the Stylus SZ-17 also do not support WiFi connectivity.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras with a WiFi connectivity and we think the Nikon Coolpix S9500[plb_1721861_price] which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other digital cameras that are a similar age to the Stylus SZ-17, the Olympus Stylus SZ-17 is not 3D compatible.

If you want a camera that is 3D compatible then you might want to consider the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS[plb_66875_price], the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30[plb_1847857_price], or the Nikon Coolpix P7700[plb_1714924_price].

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Does Not Have a GPS

Like most of the other cameras that have been around for a similar time to the Stylus SZ-17, the Stylus SZ-17 does not have a GPS.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras with a GPS and we think the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS[plb_1565812_price] is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

Most digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the Stylus SZ-17 are not waterproof. The Olympus Stylus SZ-17 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Heavy

The weights of comparable spec digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago range from 20g to 710g, and the average weight is 170g. The Olympus Stylus SZ-17 is one of the heavier digital cameras of this type and age (227 grams) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

If you would consider a digital camera with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ55[plb_2145740_price] (224g).

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Only 640 X 480 Still Image Resolution

This camera has a still image resolution of 3264 x 2448| 2048 x 1536| 640 x 480, which is the most commonly found still image resolution on cameras of this spec and age.

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Only Features Four Flash Modes

The number of flash modes featured on the Olympus Stylus SZ-17 is more than most cameras of a comparable type and age to it. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most commonly featured flash mode featured on digital cameras of this age and type. The flash modes "Fill-in", "Flash off" and "Red-eye reduction" are also featured on this Olympus digital camera.

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Only 3264 X 2448 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Stylus SZ-17 has a higher image resolution than most compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it. This camera has a 3264 x 2448 pixels maximum image resolution, whereas most compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to it have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution. Across all compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the Stylus SZ-17 the image resolution ranges from 2592 x 1944 pixels (worst) to 5152 x 3864 pixels (best).

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Thick

With a depth of 39.9 millimeters, the Stylus SZ-17 is one of the thicker compact camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years amongst digital cameras of this age. Across all the similar spec digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the Stylus SZ-17 the depths range from 13mm to 2,200mm.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Olympus Stylus SZ-17

Released Over Two Years Ago

Olympus released the Stylus SZ-17 over two years ago.

Average Screen Size

At 3 inches, the Stylus SZ-17 has a pretty average screen size compared to most of the other cameras of this type and age.

Other 3" screen cameras currently available which you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Coolpix L120[pl_1186_price], or the Coolpix S6400[pl_1794412_price] both from Nikon or the Olympus Stylus SH-50[plb_1721351_price].

If this camera screen size is too small for you then you might also want to look at the GC100[pl_2600424_price] (4.8"), or the Galaxy Camera 2[pl_2711451_price] (4.8") both from Samsung which also has a higher rating.

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Average Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of 16 megapixels, the Stylus SZ-17 has a relatively average megapixel count compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

We compared this camera to all the other 16MP cameras and we think the Olympus VR-340[plb_1686246_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a digital camera with a higher megapixel count then you might want to look at the Kodak Pixpro FZ41[plb_3227932_price] (16.15MP and higher rated), or the Samsung GC100[plb_2600424_price] (16.3MP and higher rated).

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Average Digital Zoom

The Stylus SZ-17 has a pretty average digital zoom (4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this type and age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 4x digital zoom digital cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix L120[plb_1186_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77[plb_1836487_price].

Digital cameras with a bigger digital zoom that might be worth considering include the Kodak Pixpro FZ41[plb_3227932_price] (6x) which also has a higher rating.

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MOS Sensor Type

The Stylus SZ-17 has a better sensor type than most similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. This Olympus camera has a MOS sensor type, whereas most cameras that were launched around the same time as it have a CCD sensor type.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available including because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS[plb_1206_price], or the Nikon Coolpix S9400[plb_1873860_price].

Digital cameras with a better sensor type that might be worth considering include the Nikon Coolpix L120[plb_1186_price] (CCD) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Total Megapixel Count
Aspect Ratio
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Lens Structure
Combined Zoom
Aspheric Element
Focusing
Auto Focus
Closest Focusing Distance
Normal Focusing Range
Focus
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Mode
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Format
Video Resolution
HD Type
Audio
Audio Format
Memory
Memory Card
Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Display Resolution
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Connector
USB Version
Camera
White Balance Mode
Self-Timer
Maximum Playback Zoom
Camera File System
Playback Mode
Built-In Processor
Scene Mode
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Battery Size
Packaging Content
Other Features

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers olympus v102102bu000
Barcodes 00050332187740, 04545350046385
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