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Olympus Stylus SZ-12 Digital Camera

Compact Camera 14MP 24x Dec 2013
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Olympus digital cameras have good reviews
Reasonably priced
So-so high ISO performance

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Reviews

Olympus Digital Cameras Have Good Reviews

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


Long Zoom Range

Three owners who reviewed it wrote that it had a good zoom. Steve's Digicams mentioned five years ago “Long zoom range”. Expert review site Steves-Digicams.com wrote “The Olympus SZ-12 is a 14-megapixel point-n-shoot camera with a very powerful 24x zoom lens (25mm - 600mm equivalent” in their review of this digital camera.

Video Captured Limited to 720p

One customer who reviewed this digital camera considered that it was not good for video recording. Steve's Digicams said in their review of this digital camera five years ago “Video captured limited to 720p” .

So-So High ISO Performance

One person said in their reviews that it did not have a good ISO range. Five years ago Steve's Digicams wrote in their review of this digital camera “So-so high ISO performance”.


Support

Useful Help Mode

One customer who reviewed the Olympus Stylus SZ-12 thought it had good technical guidance. Five years ago Steve's Digicams wrote “Useful Help mode” in their review of this digital camera.


Design

Nice Design

Two owners who purchased it said that it was well designed.

Dustproof

The Stylus SZ-12 is dustproof. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera also are dustproof.

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Weight & Dimensions

Compact Design

One owner said that it was compact. Steve's Digicams mentioned “Compact design” although they gave it a score of 14 out of 100.

One customer concluded that the product was a good body shape. Steves-Digicams.com wrote on expert website Steve's Digicams “Designed to fit snugly into your hand thanks to its "Smart Grip" aluminum body design, this stylish camera boasts a who” in their review of this digital camera.

One person wrote in their reviews that it was thick. Steves-Digicams.com mentioned on expert review site Steve's Digicams “This range is very flexible, allowing you to capture a very wide angle at one end (great for broad landscapes, for example” and gave it a score of 5 stars.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 216 grams, the Stylus SZ-12 has a pretty typical weight compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

We compared all the other 216g digital cameras to this camera and we think the Samsung WB350F[plb_2134241_price], and the Olympus SZ-14[plb_1686232_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Lens System

Fairly Big Optical Zoom

At 24 times zoom factor, the Stylus SZ-12 has a quite big optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to this digital camera. The smallest optical zoom of comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago is 0.34x, the biggest is 65x, and the average optical zoom is 14x.

Other 24x optical zoom digital cameras currently available that you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60[plb_2384424_price].

Cameras with a bigger optical zoom that might also be worth considering include the Kodak Pixpro AZ251[plb_2452647_price] (25x) which also has a higher rating.

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Fairly Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

With a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 600 millimeters, the Stylus SZ-12 has a fairly long maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera. The maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of cameras of this age and spec range from 18mm to 1,500mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 350mm.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Stylus SZ-12 has a fairly typical digital zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to this digital camera.

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 Nikon L120[plb_1186_price], or the Casio EX-ZR700[plb_1722253_price].

If you would prefer a camera with a bigger digital zoom then you might want to look at the Kodak Pixpro FZ41[plb_3227932_price] (6x) which also has a higher rating.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Stylus SZ-12 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other digital cameras of this age and type.

We compared all the other cameras with an image stabilizer to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Nikon L120[plb_1186_price], and the GE J1455[plb_1773004_price] is also worth considering.

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Only 4288 X 3216 Pixels Image Resolution

The Stylus SZ-12 has a higher image resolution than most medium megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. This Olympus digital camera has a 4288 x 3216 pixels maximum image resolution, whereas most cameras that have been available for a similar time to it have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution.

This camera's image resolution (4288 x 3216 pixels) is actually the worst image resolution across all digital cameras of a comparable type and age to this digital camera.

Across comparable types of camera the best image resolution is 4928 x 3264 pixels.

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Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Stylus SZ-12 has a built-in flash. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera also have a built-in flash.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available including the Sony SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm[plb_964_price], the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Duo[plb_1829795_price], or the GE A1455[plb_1772760_price] which has better reviews.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Olympus Stylus SZ-12 has an HDMI port. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that are a similar age to this camera also have an HDMI port.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The Olympus Stylus SZ-12 has a USB 2.0 port, as do most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this digital camera.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has an HDMI

The Stylus SZ-12 has an HDMI. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec also have an HDMI.

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Packaging Content

Has a Battery Charger Included

The Stylus SZ-12 has a battery charger included, as do most of the other cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Has a Hand Strap

The Olympus Stylus SZ-12 has a hand strap. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to this camera also have a hand strap.

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Video

1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Stylus SZ-12 is 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this camera). In addition, this Olympus camera supports a video resolutions of 320 x 240 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 digital cameras that came out more than two years ago the best video resolution is 1920 x 1080 pixels and the worst is 320 x 120 pixels.

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Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was April 2017 when Olympus released the Stylus SZ-12.


Display

Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the Stylus SZ-12 has a fairly typical display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 3" screen digital cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Sony SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm[plb_964_price], the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Duo[plb_1829795_price], or the GE J1455[plb_1773004_price].

Cameras with a larger display diagonal that might also be worth considering include the Leica T[plb_2550905_price] (3.7") which also has a higher rating.

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