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Olympus SZ-11
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Olympus SZ-11 Digital Camera

14MP 20x CCD Sep 2011
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Sensor Type Release Date
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18 Reasons For

Good Brand

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

Good Size

One Olympus SZ-11 reviewer wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was compact. Technave.com said three years ago “Olympus Imaging announces the new Olympus SZ-11 compact digital camera that is perfect for travel” in their review of the Olympus SZ-11.

Good Quality Lens

One customer said in their reviews that it had a good lens. Technave.com wrote in their review of the Olympus SZ-11 “The Olympus SZ-11 digital camera features a 20x ultra-zoom lens, DUAL IS” .

CCD Sensor Type

This camera has a CCD sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on similar spec digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. CCD sensors produce high quality, low-noise images but consume a lot more power than CMOS sensors. CCD is the most common image sensor type used in digital cameras.

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Quite Large Screen Size

Cameras that have been around for around the same time as the SZ-11 have screen sizes of between 1" and 4.8", and the average screen size is 2.8". With a screen size of 3 inches, the Olympus SZ-11 has one of the larger screen sizes amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

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3D Compatible

The Olympus SZ-11 is 3D compatible, which is unusual. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been available for a similar time to the SZ-11 are not 3D compatible.

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SD Memory Card

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is typical of many similar spec cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

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Supports Video Recording

supports video recording

Like most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the SZ-11, the Olympus SZ-11 supports video recording.

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Quite Big Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 20 times zoom factor, the Olympus SZ-11 has one of the bigger optical zooms amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. The average optical zoom of digital cameras of this age and type is 9.6x, and the optical zooms range from 2.7x to 63x.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the SZ-11, the Olympus SZ-11 has an image stabiliser.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Olympus SZ-11 has a built-in flash. Most of the other cameras of this spec and age also have a built-in flash.

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Quite Long Maximum Focal Length

At 500 millimeters, the Olympus SZ-11 has a quite long maximum focal length compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec. Compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have maximum focal lengths of between 0.28mm and 1,800mm.

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Has Four White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the Olympus SZ-11 is more than most compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This Olympus digital camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. The white balance modes "Fluorescent", "Sunny" and "Tungsten" are also found on this camera.

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Fairly Big Combined Zoom

The combined zoom of compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the SZ-11 range from 3x to 1,600x. The Olympus SZ-11 has a quite big combined zoom (80 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the SZ-11.

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Fairly Small Maximum Aperture

The maximum apertures of cameras of a comparable type and age to the SZ-11 range from 1.8 to 87. The Olympus SZ-11 has one of the smaller maximum apertures (6.9) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

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4288 X 2416 Still Image Resolution

The Olympus SZ-11 has a 4288 x 2416 still image resolution which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution found on most digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it. This camera also have still image resolutions of 1280 x 960, 1600 x 1200, 1920 x 1080, 2048 x 1536 and 2560 x 1920 and 3264 x 2448. Across all digital cameras of this age and type the worst still image resolution is 384 x 480 and the best is 5152 x 3864.

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Features Two Light Metering Modes

The Olympus SZ-11 has a greater number of light metering modes than most digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. The most frequently featured light metering mode is Centre-weighted, but this light metering mode is not featured on this digital camera. The light metering modes Evaluative (Multi-pattern) and Spot are also featured on this Olympus camera.

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TFT Display

The Olympus SZ-11 has a better display than most compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. This Olympus digital camera has a TFT display, whereas most compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have an LCD display. TFT LCDs provide better image quality and higher resolutions to earlier LCD displays but their limitations are narrow viewing angles and poor vislibility in direct sunlight. Across all digital cameras of this type and age the best display is OLED and the worst is LCD.

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13 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Olympus SZ-11 does not support Full HD video. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the SZ-11 also do not support Full HD video.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Most compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the SZ-11 do not support WiFi connectivity. The Olympus SZ-11 is no exception to this as it too does not support WiFi connectivity.

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Does Not Have a GPS

Most cameras of a similar type and age to the SZ-11 do not have a GPS. The Olympus SZ-11 is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS.

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Not Waterproof

The Olympus SZ-11 is not waterproof. Most of the other cameras that are a comparable age to the SZ-11 are also not waterproof.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

The Olympus SZ-11 has a quite small digital zoom (only 4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to the SZ-11. The smallest digital zoom of comparable spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as the SZ-11 is 1x and the biggest is 810x.

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Only Features Five Flash Modes

The Olympus SZ-11 has a greater number of flash modes than most compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on cameras of this age and type. The flash modes "Fill-in", "Flash off", "Flash on" and "Red-eye reduction" are also featured on this Olympus camera.

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Only Features Three Auto Focus

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the Olympus SZ-11 is more than most digital cameras of a comparable age and type to it. This camera features a Face detection auto focus, which is the most commonly featured auto focus featured on similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The auto focus "Spot Auto Focus" and "Tracking Auto Focus" are also featured on this Olympus digital camera.

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Only Has Three Shooting Modes

The Olympus SZ-11 has a greater number of shooting modes than most compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. This camera has an Auto shooting mode, which is the most frequently found shooting mode found on compact camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. The shooting modes "Movie" and "Scene" are also found on this digital camera.

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Very Low Maximum ISO Speed

At only 1,600, the Olympus SZ-11 has a quite low maximum ISO speed compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec. Across all the comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the SZ-11 the maximum ISO speeds range from 200 to 26,000.

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Only Supports One Audio Format

The number of audio formats supported by the Olympus SZ-11 is more than most comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. The most commonly supported audio format is WAV, but this audio format is not supported by this Olympus camera. The audio formats AAC are also supported by this camera.

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Very Short Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

The Olympus SZ-11 has a fairly short maximum camera shutter speed (only 4 seconds) compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec. The shortest maximum camera shutter speed of similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago is 0.0005s, the longest is 250s, and the average maximum camera shutter speed is 14s.

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Only Has Three Playback Modes

The number of camera playback modes found on the Olympus SZ-11 is more than most digital cameras of this age and type. This Olympus camera has a Movie playback mode, which is the most commonly found playback mode found on cameras of this type and age. The playback modes "Single image" and "Slide show" are also found on this digital camera.

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Thick

Comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for more than two years have depths of between 4mm and 2,200mm. The Olympus SZ-11 is fairly thick (39.5 millimeters) compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to the SZ-11.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Olympus SZ-11

Released Over Five Years Ago

It was over five years ago when this Olympus camera was released.

Average Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of 14 megapixels, the Olympus SZ-11 has a fairly standard megapixel count compared to most of the other cameras that have been around for around the same time as the SZ-11.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
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
Lens Structure
Combined Zoom
Aspheric Element
Focusing
Auto Focus
Closest Focusing Distance
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range
Focus
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Mode
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Resolution
HD Type
Audio
Audio Format
Memory
Memory Card
Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Display Resolution
Ports & Interfaces
Camera
White Balance Mode
Shooting Mode
Self-Timer
Maximum Playback Zoom
Image Editing Mode
Camera File System
Playback Mode
Scene Mode
Weight & Dimensions
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Battery Size
Packaging Content
Other Features
Camera Shutter Speed Range
Video Memory Capacity
Digital SLR

Expert Reviews

30 September 2013

Olympus Imaging announces the new Olympus SZ-11 compact digital camera that is perfect for travel and sports events. The Olympus SZ-11 digital camera features a 20x ultra-zoom lens, DUAL IS and HD... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sz11black
Barcodes 04545350038465, 04545350038472
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