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Olympus Stylus SZ-15 Digital Camera

Compact Camera 16MP 24x Oct 2013
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Good owner reviews
24x optical zoom
Inferior technical features
5 Reviews

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Reviews

Good Owner Reviews

People who bought this digital camera rated this digital camera 85 out of 100 on average. Over 75% of reviewers gave this digital camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

Good Brand

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


24x Optical Zoom

Three owners who reviewed this digital camera considered that it had a good zoom. Imaging Resource.com said “24x optical zoom”.

Good Video Capture

Three owners who purchased the Olympus Stylus SZ-15 said that it was good for video recording. Billythekid said in their Olympus Stylus SZ-15 review on Amazon “I also feel that it is very easy to press the video button by mistake whilst taking still photos because of the design”.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

One customer who reviewed the Olympus Stylus SZ-15 concluded that it had a good screen.

Magic Image Style Modes

Four customers who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it was able to produce good images. Newegg.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “The distance picture is excellent” but even so they only gave this digital camera a score of 20 out of 100.

One customer reckoned that the Olympus Stylus SZ-15 had a good picture resolution.

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Power

Good Battery Life

Two people who reviewed the Olympus Stylus SZ-15 reckoned that it had a good battery life. Two years ago Newegg.com wrote “4 5 hours of battery life with half brightness doing weboffice work” in their review of this digital camera.


Design

Well Made

One person mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was well made. Newegg.com mentioned two years ago “Feels Solid” however they scored it 1 stars.

Good Quality

Five people wrote in their reviews that it was good quality. Newegg.com said “ASUS quality as always” in their review of this digital camera but despite that they only gave the Olympus Stylus SZ-15 a score of 1 stars. Derek Snellgrove wrote in his review of this digital camera “Fantastic zoom, good quality pictures and some really good features - too many to mention”. Dan L. said on Newegg.com “Every time i hold it, i get a sense of premium quality that makes me happy with the purchase” in his review of this digital camera.

Easy to Use the Menus

One owner said in their reviews that it was easy to use.

One person reckoned that it was easy to use the menus. Two years ago Newegg.com said “Decent GPU that can actually play games on med-high settings at 1600 900 at 50 60FPS (I tried S 2, G 2” in their review of this digital camera.

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Magic Image Style Modes

Four customers who bought the Olympus Stylus SZ-15 reckoned that it was good looking. Three years ago Imaging Resource.com said “Magic image style modes” in their review of this digital camera. Newegg.com said two years ago “Screen resolution and brightness are both pretty good” but in spite of that they only rated it 20 out of 100. Newegg.com also said “Aesthetically beautiful” in their review.


Display

Fairly Large Display Diagonal

The display diagonals of similar spec digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago range from 2" to 4.8", and the average display diagonal is 2.9". The Stylus SZ-15 has a quite large display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other cameras of this type and age.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 3" screen cameras currently available including the SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm, or the NEX-6Y both from Sony or the Fujifilm F800EXR which has better reviews.

Cameras with a larger display diagonal that might also be worth looking at include the Df ($1,995.95) (3.2"), the D4 ($4,299.99) (3.2"), or the D4S ($4,489.00) (3.2") all from Nikon which also has a higher rating.

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Audio

Quiet

One person who bought this digital camera considered that it was quiet. Newegg.com mentioned in their review of the Olympus Stylus SZ-15 two years ago “Fan is pretty silent (still quiet under load” but even so they gave the product a score of 1 stars.

Features Voice Recording

The Stylus SZ-15 features voice recording. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that came out more than two years ago also feature voice recording.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Stylus SZ-15 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this camera also have a built-in microphone.

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Lens System

Quite Big Optical Zoom

Across all the cameras of this age and spec the optical zooms range from 0.34x to 65x, and the average optical zoom is 14x. The Stylus SZ-15 has one of the bigger optical zooms (24 times zoom factor) amongst medium megapixel digital cameras of this age.

There are a number of alternative 24x optical zoom cameras currently available which you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Olympus SZ-14.

If this camera optical zoom is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Nikon 320 (26x), or the Fujifilm FinePix S4800 (30x) which also has a higher rating.

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Fairly Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The Stylus SZ-15 has a fairly long maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) (600 millimeters) compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. The shortest maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of comparable spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as this camera is 18mm, the longest is 1,500mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 350mm.

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Fairly Small Maximum Aperture Number

Digital cameras of this age and type have maximum aperture numbers of between 2.5 and 38, and the average maximum aperture number is 7.4. With a maximum aperture number of 6.9, the Stylus SZ-15 has one of the smaller maximum aperture numbers amongst digital cameras of this age.

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Average Digital Zoom

The Stylus SZ-15 has a fairly average digital zoom (4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

We compared all the other 4x digital zoom digital cameras to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Nikon L120 is also worth considering.

If this medium megapixel camera digital zoom is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72 (5x), or the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Duo ($799.98) (5x) which also has a higher rating.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Stylus SZ-15 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been available for a similar time to this camera.

There are a number of other cameras with an image stabilizer currently available that you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Nikon L120.

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Only 640 X 480 Still Image Resolution

This camera has a still image resolution(s) of 640 x 480|2048 x 1536|3264 x 2448, which is the most frequently found still image resolution(s) on cameras of this type and age.

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Only 3264 X 2448 Pixels Image Resolution

This camera has a maximum image resolution of 3264 x 2448 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum image resolution on digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Olympus Stylus SZ-15 has a built-in flash. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for more than two years also have a built-in flash.

Alternative cameras with a built-in flash currently available which you might want to look at include the Sony SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm, the Olympus E-PL5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm, or the GE A1455 which has better reviews.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Stylus SZ-15 has an HDMI port, as do most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to this digital camera.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The Stylus SZ-15 has a USB 2.0 port, as do most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to this digital camera.

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Camera

Features Saturation Adjustment

The Stylus SZ-15 features saturation adjustment, as do most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to this camera.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The Olympus Stylus SZ-15 features contrast adjustment. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera also feature contrast adjustment.

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Has a Tripod Mountable

The Stylus SZ-15 has a tripod mountable. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera also have a tripod mountable.

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Ports & Interfaces

Features Connection to PC

The Olympus Stylus SZ-15 features connection to PC. Most of the other similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago also feature connection to PC.

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Has an HDMI

The Stylus SZ-15 has an HDMI, as do most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

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Supports PictBridge

The Stylus SZ-15 supports PictBridge, as do most of the other comparable spec cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera.

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Packaging Content

Has an AC Adapter Included

The Olympus Stylus SZ-15 has an AC adapter included. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago also have an AC adapter included.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Stylus SZ-15 has a batteries included. Most of the other cameras of this type and age also have a batteries included.

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Video

1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The Stylus SZ-15 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 digital cameras of this type and age the video resolution ranges from 320 x 120 pixels to 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Features

Inferior Technical Features

One customer concluded that it did not have good features.


Weight & Dimensions

Heavy

With a weight of 396 grams, the Olympus Stylus SZ-15 is one of the heavier digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years amongst cameras of this age. The average weight of digital cameras of this age and type is 250g.

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Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

Olympus released the Stylus SZ-15 in April 2017.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers olympus v102110ru000
Barcodes 00050332185043, 00050332185050, 00050332185067, 00545350043254, 00545350043261, 04545350043254, 04545350043261, 04545350043278

Other Digital Cameras to Consider

Fujifilm X-Q1 vs Olympus Stylus SZ-15

Fujifilm X-Q1 vs Olympus Stylus SZ-15
Fujifilm X-Q1 Olympus Stylus SZ-15
$ 220.00 $0.00
Hugely Lighter
Vastly Higher Maximum ISO Speed
26s Longer Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
67% Smaller Minimum Aperture
5x Smaller Combined Zoom
5x Smaller Optical Zoom

Fujifilm XF1 vs Olympus Stylus SZ-15

Fujifilm XF1 vs Olympus Stylus SZ-15
Fujifilm XF1 Olympus Stylus SZ-15
$ 156.39 $0.00
192g Lighter
Higher Maximum ISO Speed
87% Longer Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Vastly Smaller Minimum Aperture
Significantly Shorter Maximum Focal Length
Vastly Smaller Digital Zoom

Nikon S6300 vs Olympus Stylus SZ-15

Nikon S6300 vs Olympus Stylus SZ-15
Nikon S6300 Olympus Stylus SZ-15
$ 289.00 $0.00
2x Lighter
Hugely Thinner
1,600 Higher Maximum ISO Speed
20% Shorter
Smaller Optical Zoom
Two Times Shorter Maximum Focal Length
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