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Olympus Stylus SZ-12

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Olympus Stylus SZ-12

Olympus Stylus SZ-12
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A good spec but 4 year old compact camera
Compact 14MP 24x Yes Dec 2013
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
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Olympus Stylus SZ-12 Review

With very good features, we have ranked the Olympus Stylus SZ-12 number 252 in best selling cameras.
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Features
Good Features
67
Overall Score
Good

Why Has it Scored 67?

It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better cameras are available. View the latest cameras 2018.
This digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Bigger than average optical zoom
Has an image stabilizer
14 MEGAPIXEL
SUPER-SLIM 24x WIDE-ANGLE OPTICAL ZOOM
3.0" LCD
HD VIDEO WITH HDMI OUTPUT & CONTROL
Dual image stabilization
Intelligent auto
Beauty mode
MAGIC ART FILTERS - STILL & MOVIE
3D IMAGE CAPTURE
Lower than average megapixels
Only 4288 x 3216 pixels image resolution

Olympus Stylus SZ-12 Video Reviews

How Big is the Olympus Stylus SZ-12?

The Olympus Stylus SZ-12 is 106.5mm wide and 68.7mm tall. It is 39.5mm deep and weighs 216g.

Olympus Stylus SZ-12 front dimensions
Olympus Stylus SZ-12 size in context

Olympus Stylus SZ-12 In-Depth Analysis

Features

Lower Than Average Megapixels

Across all the cameras the megapixels range from 0.3MP to 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP. The Olympus Stylus SZ-12's sensor megapixels of only 14MP is lower than 73% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Only 4288 X 3216 Pixels Image Resolution

The highest image resolution of the Stylus SZ-12 is 4288 x 3216 pixels. That's 13% lower image resolution than the most frequently found resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels. The best resolution of all cameras is 8256 x 6192 pixels and the worst is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Bigger Than Average Optical Zoom

The optical zoom of the Stylus SZ-12 of 24x is in the biggest 17% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Only 1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The Stylus SZ-12 has a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. That's 56% lower video resolution than a 1920 x 1080 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found resolution. Across all cameras the best resolution is 3840 x 3840 pixels and the worst is 160 x 120 pixels. A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is known as "HD 720".

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Very Low Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The maximum ISO sensitivity of the Olympus Stylus SZ-12 of only 1,600 is lower than average when compared to most other cameras. It is lower than 94% of all cameras when sorted by this feature. The lowest maximum ISO sensitivity of cameras is 200, the highest is 820,000, and the average maximum ISO sensitivity is 14,000.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Olympus Stylus SZ-12 has an image stabilizer. 78% of digital cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Stylus SZ-12 has a built-in flash, as do 68% of digital cameras.

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Average Weight

The Olympus Stylus SZ-12's weight of 216g is pretty typical compared to most other cameras. It is heavier than 49% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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4288 X 3216 Still Image Resolution

The highest still image resolution supported by the Stylus SZ-12 is 4288 x 3216. That's over four times the resolution of the most frequently found resolution of 1712 x 1712. The resolution of all cameras ranges from 384 x 480 (worst) to 6016 x 4016 (best).

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Average Digital Zoom

The Olympus Stylus SZ-12's digital zoom of 4x is fairly average compared to most other cameras. It is bigger than 88% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Olympus Stylus SZ-12 has an HDMI port, which is unusual. 73% of cameras do not have an HDMI port.

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Bigger Than Average Internal Memory

The internal memory of the Olympus Stylus SZ-12 of 59MB is bigger than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the biggest 31% of all cameras when sorted by this feature. The smallest internal memory of cameras is 1MB, the biggest is 700MB, and the average internal memory is 50MB.

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Average Image Sensor Size

The image sensor size of the Stylus SZ-12 of 0.435" is fairly average compared to most other cameras. It is bigger than 74% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Shorter Than Average Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The Olympus Stylus SZ-12's minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 25mm is shorter than average when compared to most other cameras. It is shorter than 75% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Dustproof

The Stylus SZ-12 is dustproof, which is unusual. 93% of digital cameras are not dustproof.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Olympus Stylus SZ-12's display diagonal of 3" is relatively standard compared to most other cameras. It is in the largest 35% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

olympus sz12silver

Barcodes:

00050332181878, 00050332181885, 00070090049579, 00079531654327

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