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Olympus Stylus SZ-15

Olympus Stylus SZ-15
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89
Reviews
5 Reviews + 1 Award
76
Features
Good Features
63
Popularity
A Less Popular Choice
66
Age
5 Years Old
72
Kagoo Score
Very Good
Our Verdict:
A number of reviews mentioned that this digital camera has a good zoom, it's good-looking but not {more} able to produce good images. It's an award winning and good spec 24x optical zoom digital camera.
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16MP
3264 X 2448
PIXELS IMAGE
RESOLUTION
24x
OPTICAL ZOOM
1280 X 720
PIXELS VIDEO
RESOLUTION
3
MINIMUM
1,600
MAXIMUM ISO
1s
CAMERA
220g
4x
DIGITAL ZOOM
3"
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With outstanding reviews and very good features, we have ranked the Olympus Stylus SZ-15 number 39 across all digital cameras.

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Kagoo Score
89
Reviews
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Features
0
Value for Money
67
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Kagoo Score

Why Has it Scored 72?

customers report that it has good expert reviews but average user reviews with an average overall rating of 78%. This digital camera has received a "Recommended" award from PhotographyBlog.com.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer digital cameras with better features are available. However this Olympus digital camera has good reviews so it may still be worth considering.
The Stylus SZ-15 has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Has an image stabiliser
Big optical zoom
Only 3264 x 2448 pixels image resolution
Lower than average maximum ISO sensitivity

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What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

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Average Review Score

3.9 stars (5 reviews)

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Recommended Award

The Olympus Stylus SZ-15 has received a Recommended Award from PhotographyBlog.com.
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What Are People Saying About the Olympus Stylus SZ-15?

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Two People Thought This Digital Camera Had a Battery That Needed Frequent Recharging

Two people thought that the Olympus Stylus SZ-15 wasn't quick to charge.

  • ... style modes. Tracking AF. 720p video. Image quality is poor. Screen suffers from CCD charge bleed. Slow between shots. No alternative image colour settings.
    Imaging Resource.com 31 Jan 2014
  • ... style modes. Tracking AF. 720p video. Image quality is poor. Screen suffers from CCD charge bleed. Slow between shots. No alternative image colour settings.
    Steve's Digicams 12 Nov 2013
  • Two People Thought This Digital Camera Was a Good Size
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    Three People Thought the Olympus Stylus SZ-15 Was Well Designed

    Three people thought that the Olympus Stylus SZ-15 was good-looking.

  • ... off the radar a little with the compact cameras. It's a shame because they've always been pretty good and the Stylus SZ-15 is testament to that. It has ...
    PhotographyBlog.com 24 Jan 2014
  • ... These are stored in Motion... 24x optical zoom. Very easy to use. Magic image style modes. Tracking AF. 720p video. Image quality is poor. Screen suffers ...
    Imaging Resource.com 31 Jan 2014
  • ... in thickness. Finding an MS...24x optical zoom. Very easy to use. Magic image style modes. Tracking AF. 720p video. Image quality is poor. Screen suffers ...
    Steve's Digicams 12 Nov 2013
  • Two People Thought it Was Easy to Use

    Two people thought that the Olympus Stylus SZ-15 was easy to use.

  • ... version of the camera. These are stored in Motion... 24x optical zoom. Very easy to use. Magic image style modes. Tracking AF. 720p video. Image quality ...
    Imaging Resource.com 31 Jan 2014
  • ... an inch and a half in thickness. Finding an MS...24x optical zoom. Very easy to use. Magic image style modes. Tracking AF. 720p video. Image quality is ...
    Steve's Digicams 12 Nov 2013
  • The Vast Majority of Owners Thought This Digital Camera Had a Good Lens

    Five people thought that the Olympus Stylus SZ-15 had a good zoom.

  • The Olympus Stylus SZ-15 is a large zoom digital compact camera boasting a 24x optical zoom starting from a 24mm wide-angle focal length, 16 megapixel ...
    PhotographyBlog.com 24 Jan 2014
  • Quick TakeProsOptical zoom lens as large as 24x rarely found in this price rangeCamera body is small enough to carry in a pocketNice to have a large zoom lens in a small camera bodySZ-15 moves through its full zoom range very quicklyPopup flash angle w... ...
    Steve's Digicams 12 Nov 2013
  • ... of the Olympus SZ-15, they'll find something to like immediately -- a 24x optical zoom lens in a model that measures only an inch and a half in thickness. ...
    Steve's Digicams 12 Nov 2013
  • ... offered on the CMOS version of the camera. These are stored in Motion... 24x optical zoom. Very easy to use. Magic image style modes. Tracking AF. 720p ...
    Imaging Resource.com 31 Jan 2014
  • Some People Thought the Olympus Stylus SZ-15 Did Not Have a Good Screen or Viewfinder

    Two people thought that the Olympus Stylus SZ-15 had a bad screen.

  • ... style modes. Tracking AF. 720p video. Image quality is poor. Screen suffers from CCD charge bleed. Slow between shots. No alternative image colour settings.
    Imaging Resource.com 31 Jan 2014
  • ... style modes. Tracking AF. 720p video. Image quality is poor. Screen suffers from CCD charge bleed. Slow between shots. No alternative image colour settings.
    Steve's Digicams 12 Nov 2013
  • The Majority of People Thought This Digital Camera Did Not Take Good Quality Pictures

    Four people thought that the Olympus Stylus SZ-15 wasn't able to produce good images.

  • ... Very easy to use. Magic image style modes. Tracking AF. 720p video. Image quality is poor. Screen suffers from CCD charge bleed. Slow between shots. No ...
    Imaging Resource.com 31 Jan 2014
  • ... Screen suffers from CCD charge bleed. Slow between shots. No alternative image colour settings.
    Imaging Resource.com 31 Jan 2014
  • ... Screen suffers from CCD charge bleed. Slow between shots. No alternative image colour settings.
    Steve's Digicams 12 Nov 2013
  • ... Very easy to use. Magic image style modes. Tracking AF. 720p video. Image quality is poor. Screen suffers from CCD charge bleed. Slow between shots. No ...
    Steve's Digicams 12 Nov 2013
  • One Person Thought it Was Good for Video Capture
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    Features

    Key Reasons For and Against

    Big optical zoom
    Has an image stabiliser
    ok minimum aperture number
    Has a built-in flash
    Large display diagonal
    Has an HDMI
    Long maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)
    Features saturation adjustment
    Has a tripod mount
    1280 x 720 pixels video resolution
    Large maximum aperture number
    Features contrast adjustment
    Has a flash exposure lock
    Has an HDMI port
    Three aspherical lenses
    ok megapixels
    1280 x 720 pixels video resolution
    ok weight
    Only 3264 x 2448 pixels image resolution
    Lower than average maximum ISO sensitivity
    Long camera shutter speed
    Tiny digital zoom
    Only 1/2 to 1/2.5" image sensor size

    What the Reviews Say

    Three people thought the Olympus Stylus SZ-15 was well designed
    Two people thought it was easy to use
    The vast majority of owners thought this digital camera had a good lens
    Two people thought this digital camera had a battery that needed frequent recharging
    Some people thought the Olympus Stylus SZ-15 did not have a good screen or viewfinder
    The majority of people thought this digital camera did not take good quality pictures
    ok Megapixels

    The megapixels of the Stylus SZ-15 of 16MP is ok compared to most other cameras. It is in the highest 59% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

    What does "megapixels" mean? Less Edit
    Only 3264 X 2448 Pixels Image Resolution

    The Olympus Stylus SZ-15 has a maximum image resolution of 3264 x 2448 pixels. That's 50% lower image resolution than the most common resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels. Across all cameras the worst resolution is 640 x 480 (VGA) pixels and the best is 7952 x 5304 pixels.

    What does "maximum image resolution" mean? Less Edit
    Big Optical Zoom

    The optical zoom of the Olympus Stylus SZ-15 of 24x is bigger than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the biggest 12% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

    What does "optical zoom" mean? Less Edit
    1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

    The Stylus SZ-15 has a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. That's 56% lower video resolution than a 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels digital camera, which is the most common resolution. A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is known as HD.

    A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is known as HD.

    What does "maximum video resolution" mean? Less Edit
    Has an Image Stabiliser

    The Stylus SZ-15 has an image stabiliser. 70% of cameras also have an image stabiliser.

    What is an image stabiliser? Less Edit
    ok Minimum Aperture Number

    The Stylus SZ-15's minimum aperture number of 3 is ok compared to most other cameras. It is larger than 89% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

    What does "minimum aperture number" mean? Less Edit
    Lower Than Average Maximum ISO Sensitivity

    The Stylus SZ-15's maximum ISO sensitivity of only 1,600 is lower than 97% of all cameras when ordered by this feature. The lowest maximum ISO sensitivity of digital cameras is 100, the highest is 820,000, and the average maximum ISO sensitivity is 15,000.

    What does "maximum ISO sensitivity" mean? Less Edit
    Long Camera Shutter Speed

    The Olympus Stylus SZ-15's camera shutter speed of 0.0005s is in the longest 29% of all cameras when ordered by this feature. The camera shutter speeds of cameras range from 0.000016s to 4s, and the average camera shutter speed is 0.01s.

    What does "camera shutter speed" mean? Less Edit
    ok Weight
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    The weight of the Stylus SZ-15 of 220g is ok compared to most other cameras. It is heavier than 44% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

    What does "weight" mean? Less Edit
    Has a Built-in Flash
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    The Stylus SZ-15 has a built-in flash. 75% of cameras also have a built-in flash.

    What is a built-in flash? Less Edit
    Tiny Digital Zoom

    The digital zoom of the Stylus SZ-15 of only 4x is in the smallest 20% of all cameras when ranked by this feature. The average digital zoom of all cameras is 11x, with the smallest being 1x and the biggest being 810x.

    Chart Hide Chart What does "digital zoom" mean? Less Edit
    Large Display Diagonal
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    The display diagonal of the Olympus Stylus SZ-15 of 3" is in the largest 19% of all cameras when ordered by this feature. The display diagonals of digital cameras range from 1" to 6.7", and the average display diagonal is 2.9".

    Chart Hide Chart What does "display diagonal" mean? Less Edit
    Has an HDMI
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    The Olympus Stylus SZ-15 has an HDMI, unlike 62% of cameras which do not have an HDMI.

    Chart Hide Chart What is an HDMI? Less Edit
    Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

    The Stylus SZ-15's maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 600mm is longer than 83% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

    Chart Hide Chart What does "maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)" mean? Less Edit
    Features Saturation Adjustment

    The Stylus SZ-15 features saturation adjustment, which is unusual. 87% of cameras do not feature saturation adjustment.

    Chart Hide Chart What is saturation adjustment? Less Edit
    Only 1/2 to 1/2.5" Image Sensor Size

    This digital camera has a 1/2.3" image sensor size, which is the most frequently found image sensor size on cameras.

    Chart Hide Chart What does "image sensor size" mean? Less Edit
    Has a Tripod Mount

    The Stylus SZ-15 has a tripod mount, which is unusual. 77% of cameras do not have a tripod mount.

    Chart Hide Chart What is a tripod mount? Less Edit
    1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

    The Olympus Stylus SZ-15 supports a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. That's 56% lower video resolution than a 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels camera, which is the most common resolution supported by cameras. Across all cameras the worst resolution is full hd 1080p pixels and the best is 4096 x 2160 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).

    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).

    Chart Hide Chart What does "video resolution" mean? Less Edit
    Large Maximum Aperture Number

    The Olympus Stylus SZ-15's maximum aperture number of 6.9 is larger than 71% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

    Chart Hide Chart What does "maximum aperture number" mean? Less Edit
    Features Contrast Adjustment

    The Olympus Stylus SZ-15 features contrast adjustment, unlike 82% of cameras which do not feature contrast adjustment.

    Chart Hide Chart What is contrast adjustment? Less Edit
    Has a Flash Exposure Lock

    The Stylus SZ-15 has a flash exposure lock, which is unusual. 83% of cameras do not have a flash exposure lock.

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    Has an HDMI Port

    The Stylus SZ-15 has an HDMI port. 74% of cameras do not have an HDMI port.

    Chart Hide Chart What is an HDMI port? Less Edit
    Three Aspherical Lenses

    The Stylus SZ-15 is a three aspherical lens camera.

    Chart Hide Chart What does "aspherical lens" mean? Less Edit
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    Value for Money

    Value for Money

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    Olympus Stylus SZ-15 Release Date

    November 2013

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    On average, in the first 6 months after release, Olympus digital cameras drop in price by 3%.

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    Olympus Stylus SZ-15 Specification

    Key Features
    Optical Zoom
    Weight
    Camera Type
    Megapixels
    Picture Quality
    Image Stabiliser
    Image Sensor Size
    Still Image Resolution
    Maximum Image Resolution
    Sensor Type
    Total Megapixels
    Supported Aspect Ratios
    Design
    Energy Star Certified
    Colour
    Lens System
    Digital Zoom
    Minimum Aperture Number
    Maximum Aperture Number
    Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
    Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
    Aspherical Lens
    Focal Length Range (F-F)
    Lens Structure (Elements/groups)
    Combined Zoom
    Diaphragm Blade
    Focusing
    Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
    Normal Focusing Range
    Super Macro Focusing Range
    Focus Adjustment
    Focus
    Normal Focusing Range (Wide)
    Normal Focusing Range (Tele)
    Light Exposure
    ISO Sensitivity
    Light Exposure Modes
    Maximum ISO Sensitivity
    Minimum ISO Sensitivity
    Light Metering
    Light Exposure Correction
    Light Exposure Control
    Shutter
    Camera Shutter Speed
    Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
    Camera Shutter Type
    Flash
    Flash Modes
    Flash Range (Tele)
    Flash Range (Wide)
    Flash Exposure Lock
    Video
    Maximum Video Resolution
    Video Recording
    Video Resolution
    Motion JPEG Frame Rate
    Video Formats Supported
    HD Type
    Audio
    Built-in Microphone
    Voice Recording
    Audio Formats Supported
    Memory
    Internal Memory
    Compatible Memory Card
    Memory Slots
    Display
    Display Diagonal
    Display Resolution
    Display
    Ports & Interfaces
    PictBridge
    Connection to PC
    HDMI
    USB Version
    DC-in Jack
    Camera
    White Balance
    Shooting Modes
    Self-Timer Delay
    Image Editing
    Camera File System
    Tripod Mount
    Camera Playback
    Saturation Adjustment
    Contrast Adjustment
    Scene Modes
    Weight & Dimensions
    Height
    Depth
    Width
    Weight (Including Battery)
    Battery
    Power Source Type
    Battery Technology
    Battery Type
    Packaging Content
    AC Adapter Included
    Batteries Included
    Other Features
    Built-in Flash
    USB 2.0 Port
    HDMI Port
    On/off Switch
    Panorama

    Product Identifiers

    Manufacturer Part Numbers

    olympus v102110ru000

    Barcodes

     00050332185043,  00050332185050,  00050332185067,  00545350043254,  00545350043261,  04545350043254,  04545350043261,  04545350043278

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