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Olympus Stylus SP-100EE Digital Camera

Bridge Camera 16MP 50x Feb 2014
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Three industry awards
Nice handling
Unacceptable noise level
55 Reviews + 3 Awards
Ephotozine Recommended 01net.com 4 Star PhotographyBlog.com Recommended

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Reviews

Three Industry Awards

The experts at review sites Ephotozine and PhotographyBlog.com both endorse this Olympus digital camera and have given it their "Recommended" award.

01net.com gave this Olympus camera a "4 Star" award.

Expert Reviews Are Average

On average, based on eighteen expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, CNET.com, Ephotozine and Techradar this camera has an overall expert rating of 72%.

User Reviews Are Good

People who bought this Olympus camera rated this digital camera 88 out of 100 on average. Over 88% of reviewers gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars.

Good Brand

We checked 4,447 user and expert reviews (including 623 verified purchases) for Olympus cameras and found that on average Olympus has good reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Olympus has good reviews specifically within its medium megapixel digital cameras range. 88% of those that bought a Olympus camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Four people who reviewed it wrote that it was compact. S3anreilly gave it a rating of 7 stars and wrote on Amazon “With a normal compact the opportunity would have quickly escaped us” in their Olympus Stylus SP-100EE review. Chris Hoare said “The camera itself is midway from a compact camera to an SLR; so its not pocketable”. Daniel Brizell wrote “Small and compact” in his review of this digital camera and gave this digital camera a score of 7 stars.

One owner thought this digital camera was heavy and bulky. Chris Hoare wrote on Amazon “Its far from bulky” in his review of this digital camera.

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Heavy

With a weight of 589 grams, the Stylus SP-100EE is one of the heavier digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera amongst cameras of this age. The weights of cameras of a similar type and age to this digital camera range from 20g to 1.3kg, and the average weight is 250g.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might also want to consider the Pentax K-500 ($682.43) (590g).

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Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

This digital camera was released in April 2017.


Features

Good Technical Features

Three people who reviewed it said that it had good features. Mr. D. J. Taylor said on Amazon “Good camera, lots of features, takes excellent pictures” and scored the product 8 stars. Warleybear gave it a rating of 7 stars and said on Amazon “The camera comes with manual exposure, aperture priority, special features etc”. Three years ago Mahesh said “The rest of the reviews give a good idea of other features, so I won't repeat them here”.


Light Exposure

Supports Eight ISO Sensitivities

The Olympus Stylus SP-100EE has a greater number of ISO speeds than most digital cameras of this age and type. The most frequently supported ISO sensitivity is 160, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this digital camera. The ISO sensitivities 125, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400 and Auto are also supported by this Olympus camera.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has an HDMI

The Stylus SP-100EE has an HDMI. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that came out more than two years ago also have an HDMI.

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Supports PictBridge

The Stylus SP-100EE supports PictBridge, as do most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to this camera.

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Focusing

Quite Small Closest Focusing Distance

When compared to other digital cameras of this spec and age that we have checked the closest focusing distance of, the Stylus SP-100EE's closest focusing distance of only 0.001 meters is one of the smallest. Across all the similar spec cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this digital camera the closest focusing distances range from 0.001m to 0.5m.

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Memory

Very Large Maximum Memory Card Size

When compared to other cameras of this age and spec that we have assessed, the Stylus SP-100EE's maximum memory card size of 128 gigabytes is one of the largest. The average maximum memory card size of medium megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this digital camera is 36GB, and the maximum memory card sizes range from 4GB to 130GB.

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Audio

Loud Zoom

Two customers who purchased the product reckoned that it was noisy. Digital Versus said in their review of this digital camera “Loud zoom”.

Has a Built-In Microphone

The Stylus SP-100EE has a built-in microphone. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to this camera also have a built-in microphone.

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Unacceptable Noise Level

Two customers who purchased the product reckoned that it was noisy. Digital Versus said in their review of this digital camera “Loud zoom”.


Design

Nice Handling

Fourteen people said in their reviews that it was easy to use. Mooncoin said on Amazon “It focuses quickly and is easy to use” in their Olympus Stylus SP-100EE review and rated it 9 stars. Sakazoke said in their review of this digital camera “The camera is really easy to use”. Sakazoke also mentioned “If you want a easy to use camera with a fantastic lens, lots of filters then buy this little beauty” in their review.

Two customers who purchased it considered that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Digitalversus.com wrote in their review of this digital camera on expert review site Digital Versus “A superzoom bridge! Indeed, even more so than its 50x rivals, this model is most comfortable at full zoom thanks to its excellent”.

Two customers who reviewed it concluded that it was easy to use the menus. One owner mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was easy to handle. Digital Versus wrote “Nice handling”.

One customer said in their reviews that it was easy to setup. Sakazoke said on Amazon “Its easy to set up” and rated this digital camera 8 stars.

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Robust

Five owners who purchased the product thought it was well made. Three years ago Photographyblog.com said in their review of this digital camera on expert review site PhotographyBlog.com “The Olympus SP-100EE is a very decently built bridge camera with a nicely textured hand-grip”. Two years ago Michael mentioned on Amazon “Feels very solid” in his review of this digital camera. Michael also wrote “It is well built (plastic” in his review.

One person mentioned in their reviews that it was good at resisting water ingress. Reviewed.com wrote three years ago “Olympus has been bringing us some great compact cameras this year such as the the best waterproof camera of 2014–the Olympus TG-3”.

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Good Rubber Hand Grip and Ergonomics

Two people concluded that it was good looking. Three years ago Mooncoin mentioned on Amazon “I've seen reviews complaining about the image quality of this camera - and it's true that the noise reduction is pretty aggressive and shots have the look of oil paintings”. Chris Hoare gave it a rating of 8 stars and he mentioned “The zoom is pretty quick in and out”.

One owner who bought this digital camera thought it was ergonomic. Ephotozine wrote “Good rubber hand grip and ergonomics” in their review of the Olympus Stylus SP-100EE. One person who reviewed the product concluded that it was well designed.

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Good Product Quality

Seven people who purchased the product concluded that it was good quality. Mr. Ed Beaton gave it a rating of 8 stars and he mentioned on Amazon “What the Olympus SP100EE is, is a well designed, well thought out camera that sits perfectly in your hands, has a very good focusing”. Mrs. June Thompson gave it a score of 6 stars and she said in her review of this digital camera “Very pleased with the quality and price”. Warleybear wrote in their review of this digital camera on Amazon three years ago “The video is HD quality with its video quality (although not functionality) is on a par with my dedicated canon camcorder”.


Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Olympus Stylus SP-100EE has a built-in flash. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and type also have a built-in flash.

Other cameras with a built-in flash currently available which you might also want to look at include the Fujifilm FinePix JX500 which has better reviews.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Stylus SP-100EE has an image stabilizer. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were released around the same time as this camera also have an image stabilizer.

Other cameras with an image stabilizer currently available that you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the DMC-GH3EC-K ($872.99), or the Lumix DMC-GM5 both from Panasonic.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The Stylus SP-100EE has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most medium megapixel digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. Most medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). This camera also have a still image resolution(s) of 3264 x 2448 and 2048 x 1536. Across all digital cameras of a comparable age and type to this camera the best still image resolution is 4928 x 3264 and the worst is 640 x 360.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Image Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras of a similar age and spec to it.

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Video

Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Stylus SP-100EE supports Full HD video, unlike most of the other digital cameras of this type and age which do not support Full HD video.

Other cameras which support Full HD video currently available which you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Sony SLT-A57Y, or the Fujifilm FinePix Z1000EXR.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Olympus Stylus SP-100EE 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 common video resolution.

This digital camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best video resolution amongst all medium megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

A 640 x 480 pixels maximum video resolution is the worst video resolution amongst comparable types of digital camera.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The Stylus SP-100EE supports a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels. A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is classified as HD and TVs supporting this resolution are referred to as "HD Ready". However the resolution is not as detailed as Full HD (1920 x 1080). Across all cameras of this type and age the worst video resolution is 320 x 120 pixels and the best is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Lens System

Very Big Optical Zoom

The smallest optical zoom of medium megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this camera is 0.34x, the biggest is 65x, and the average optical zoom is 14x. The Stylus SP-100EE has a very big optical zoom (50 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to this camera.

We compared all the other 50x optical zoom cameras to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm S1 ($535.91) is also worth considering.

If you want a digital camera with a bigger optical zoom then you might also want to consider the Nikon P600 ($429.31) (60x).

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Very Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

When compared to other medium megapixel digital cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera that we have checked, the maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of the Stylus SP-100EE of 1,200 millimeter is one of the longest. The shortest maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of digital cameras of this spec and age is 18mm and the longest is 1,500mm.

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Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the Stylus SP-100EE has a relatively average digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to this camera.

We compared this camera to all the other 4x digital zoom digital cameras and we think the Panasonic DMC-FT2 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you want a bigger digital zoom then you might want to look at the Olympus PEN E-PL7 (14x) which also has a higher rating.

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Support

Good Support

Five people considered that it had good technical guidance. Photographyblog.com wrote on expert website PhotographyBlog.com “A well-specified electronic viewfinder and a good range of manual adjustments”. Mr. D. J. Taylor said in their Olympus Stylus SP-100EE review on Amazon three years ago “Good camera, needs paper instruction book” and gave it a rating of 6 stars. Warleybear mentioned “The full instruction book (via download, which at this price should be included –” in their review of the Olympus Stylus SP-100EE and rated this digital camera 7 stars.


Dot Sight" Viewfinder Great With Zoom

Twenty-five customers wrote that the product had a good zoom. Digital Versus said in their review of this digital camera “Dot Sight" viewfinder great with zoom”. Cnet.com wrote on CNET.com “The Olympus Stylus S 100 makes it easy to track and shoot subjects at full zoom something other cameras with similar 50x zoom lenses struggle with” in their review of the Olympus Stylus SP-100EE. Ephotozine.com mentioned on expert review site Ephotozine “Particularly useful when using the full optical zoom, has a new” in their review of this digital camera and gave it a score of 6 stars.

Three people mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera had a good image stabiliser. Digital Versus said in their review of the Olympus Stylus SP-100EE “Good stabilisation”. Ephotozine mentioned “5axis Hybrid image stabilisation”.

Two people agreed that the product had a good lens. Three years ago Chris Hoare wrote “The sensor is tiny and 16 megapixels which is improved by the lens allowing more light through than some of its competitors”.

One person who reviewed it thought it had a good autofocus. Chris Hoare wrote on Amazon “There is also a button to control the focus limits which is useful if you are in a busy location” in his review of this digital camera and rated the product 4 stars.

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Good Quality Pictures

Twenty-seven customers said in their reviews that this digital camera was able to produce good images. Two years ago Digitalversus.com wrote on Digital Versus “Nature photographers will certainly appreciat” in their Olympus Stylus SP-100EE review and gave the product a score of 5 stars. News Editor mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “First-class piece of equipment that allows even a novice to take great photos”. Mooncoin mentioned in their review of the Olympus Stylus SP-100EE on Amazon three years ago “The pictures are bright and punchy”.

Two customers mentioned that it had a good image sensor. Two customers who purchased this digital camera thought it had a good picture resolution. Michael gave it a rating of 9 stars and he said on Amazon two years ago “It has a very high resolution and NO lag”.

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1080p Video At 60fps

Six customers mentioned in their reviews that it was good for video recording. Ephotozine wrote “1080p video at 60fps” in their review of this digital camera. Three years ago Warleybear said on Amazon “There was also plenty of capacity for video too on the card” in their review of the Olympus Stylus SP-100EE. S3anreilly wrote in the same month “Doesn't support 24p like a certain rival does (canon powershot sx50) for that real 'film' looking video”.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

Six owners wrote in their reviews that it had a good viewfinder. Ephotozine.com mentioned on expert website Ephotozine three years ago “The Olympus Stylus SP-100EE features a 50x optical zoom lens, 16 megapixel backlit CMOS sensor, 3inch screen, electronic viewfinder and full HD video recording” in their review of this digital camera. Warleybear wrote on Amazon “The camera has a 16 megapixel sensor, 3inch screen viewfinder and full HD video recording” in their Olympus Stylus SP-100EE review and scored the product 6 stars. Michael scored it 8 stars and he mentioned on Amazon two years ago “The view finder is fantastic” in his Olympus Stylus SP-100EE review.

One customer who bought it mentioned that it had a good screen. One owner who purchased the product said that it had an electronic viewfinder.

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Power

Good Battery Life

One customer said that the Olympus Stylus SP-100EE had a good battery life. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “I would recommend getting a second battery if you intend to use it a lot”.


Display

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Stylus SP-100EE has a pretty average display diagonal compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that came out around the same time as this camera.

There are a number of other 3" screen digital cameras currently available which you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Nikon V2 + 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm, or the Leica X Vario ($89.95).

If you would prefer a larger display diagonal then you might also want to consider the Nikon D4S ($4,489.00) (3.2"), or the Leica T ($1,115.77) (3.7") which is also higher rated.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00201134414620, 04545350046255, 05054230634035

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