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Olympus Stylus SZ-15

Olympus Stylus SZ-15
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92
Reviews
5 Reviews + 1 Award
82
Features
Fully-Featured
76
Value for Money
Very Good
79
Kagoo Score
Very Good
Our Verdict:
Our review analysis indicates that this camera it. It's a fully featured and award winning 24x optical zoom camera, with a fair price.
Features We Love:
Big optical zoom (24x)
Has an image stabiliser
ok minimum aperture number (3)
Has a built-in flash
Has an HDMI
PhotographyBlog.com Recommended
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"
SCREEN
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With outstanding reviews and excellent features, we have ranked the Olympus Stylus SZ-15 number 253 across all digital cameras.

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79
Kagoo Score
92
Reviews
83
Features
77
Value for Money

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79
Kagoo Score

Why Has it Scored 79?

multiple reviews mentioned that it has good expert reviews but ok user reviews with an average overall rating of 78%.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer digital cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering.
This Olympus digital camera has some great features:
Big optical zoom
Has an image stabiliser
Ok minimum aperture number
Has a built-in flash

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What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

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Reviews

Average Review Score

3.9 stars (5 reviews)

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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?

Lens System
2
0
Video Capability
2
0
Size and Weight
2
0
Design
1
0
Some People Thought it Had a Short Battery Life

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 Good in Terms of Size
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    Three People Thought it Was Thoughtfully 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
  • Some People Thought This Digital Camera 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 People Thought This Digital Camera Had a Lens That Was Good

    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
  • Two 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 the Olympus Stylus SZ-15 Took Poor Quality Pictures

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

  • ... 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
  • ... 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
  • One Person Thought This Digital Camera Took Good Videos
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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
    Has an HDMI
    Large display diagonal
    Has a flash exposure lock
    Features contrast adjustment
    Has a tripod mount
    1280 x 720 pixels video resolution
    Large maximum aperture number
    Long maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)
    Features saturation adjustment
    Has an HDMI port
    Three aspherical lenses
    Long minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)
    ok megapixels
    1280 x 720 pixels video resolution
    ok weight
    Only 3264 x 2448 pixels image resolution
    Very low maximum ISO sensitivity
    Long camera shutter speed
    Tiny digital zoom
    Only 1/2 to 1/2.5" image sensor size
    Only 3264 X 2448 Pixels Image Resolution

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

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    ok Megapixels

    The Olympus Stylus SZ-15's sensor megapixels of 16MP is ok compared to most other digital cameras. It is higher than 46% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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    Big Optical Zoom

    The Stylus SZ-15's optical zoom of 24x is bigger than 87% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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    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 the most frequently found resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels. A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is known as HD.

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

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    Has an Image Stabiliser

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

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

    The minimum aperture number of the Stylus SZ-15 of 3 is ok compared to most other digital cameras. It is larger than 38% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

    What does "minimum aperture number" mean? Less Edit
    Very Low Maximum ISO Sensitivity

    Digital cameras have ISO sensitivities (max) of between 100 and 820,000, and the average maximum ISO sensitivity is 15,000. The maximum ISO sensitivity of the Olympus Stylus SZ-15 of only 1,600 is in the lowest 18% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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

    The shortest camera shutter speed of cameras is 0.000016s, the longest is 4s, and the average camera shutter speed is 0.01s. The camera shutter speed of the Stylus SZ-15 of 0.0005s is in the longest 21% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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    ok Weight
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    The Stylus SZ-15's weight of 220g is ok compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the heaviest 55% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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    Has a Built-in Flash
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    The Stylus SZ-15 has a built-in flash. 74% of digital cameras also have a built-in flash.

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    Has an HDMI
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    The Stylus SZ-15 has an HDMI, which is unusual. 62% of digital cameras do not have an HDMI.

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    Tiny Digital Zoom

    The digital zooms of digital cameras range from 1x to 810x, and the average digital zoom is 11x. The digital zoom of the Stylus SZ-15 of only 4x is smaller than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is smaller than 75% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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    Large Display Diagonal
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    The display diagonal of the Stylus SZ-15 of 3" is larger than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the largest 30% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature. Across all the cameras the display diagonals range from 1" to 6.7", and the average display diagonal is 2.9".

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    Has a Flash Exposure Lock

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

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    Features Contrast Adjustment

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

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    Only 1/2 to 1/2.5" Image Sensor Size

    This camera has a 1/2.3" image sensor size, which is typical of many digital cameras.

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    Has a Tripod Mount

    The Olympus Stylus SZ-15 has a tripod mount. 77% of digital cameras do not have a tripod mount.

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    1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

    The 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 digital camera, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by digital cameras. Digital cameras resolutions range from full hd 1080p pixels (worst) to 4096 x 2160 pixels (best). 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).

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    Large Maximum Aperture Number

    The Stylus SZ-15's maximum aperture number of 6.9 is larger than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the largest 20% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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    Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

    The Olympus Stylus SZ-15's maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 600mm is in the longest 13% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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    Features Saturation Adjustment

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

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    Has an HDMI Port

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

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    Three Aspherical Lenses

    The Olympus Stylus SZ-15 is a three aspherical lens digital camera. Most of the other digital cameras only have one aspherical lens.

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    Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

    The minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of the Stylus SZ-15 of 25mm is longer than 74% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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    Value for Money

    Value for Money

    We determine value for money by calculating a quality score for each product based on its reviews, features and age, and then comparing this quality score to the product price. A digital camera with a high quality score and low price will get a good value for money score.

    We have analysed the Olympus Stylus SZ-15, and ranked it:

    Good Value For Money
    This digital camera is both high quality and a low price, making it excellent value for money.

    Product Quality Score
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    Olympus Stylus SZ-15
    Poor Value for Money Budget Choice
    Price

    The product has excellent reviews but mediocre features. However at $179.99 it is still in the cheapest 24% of digital cameras.

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    The chart below compares the value for money of the Olympus Stylus SZ-15 (the red dot) against some of its competitors (the blue dots). Hover on a blue dot to see additional info for each competitor. Click the dot to view that product.

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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
    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
    Battery Technology
    Battery Type
    Packaging Content
    AC Adapter Included
    Batteries Included
    Other Features
    Energy Star Certified
    Power Source Type
    Built-in Flash
    USB 2.0 Port
    HDMI Port
    On/off Switch
    Panorama

    Product Identifiers

    Manufacturer Part Numbers

    olympus v102110ru000, olympus v102110bu000, olympus sz15

    Barcodes

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

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