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Olympus Stylus SZ-15

$299.99
$199.00 $101 cheaper than 3 days ago
Olympus Stylus SZ-15
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A top-value and award winning compact camera, with very good features
Compact 16MP 24x Yes Nov 2013
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Olympus Stylus SZ-15 Review

Representing excellent value for money and with reviews, we have ranked the Olympus Stylus SZ-15 number 74 across all digital cameras.
93
Reviews
9 Reviews + 1 Award
95
Value for Money
Excellent
82
Features
Fully-Featured
86
Overall Score
Excellent

Why Has it Scored 86?

It has good expert reviews and great user reviews with 33% of buyers recommending this digital camera to others.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest cameras 2018.
This Olympus digital camera has some great features:
Bigger than average optical zoom
Has an image stabilizer
Average minimum aperture number
Has a built-in flash

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

55
Portrait Photography
Mediocre
50
Landscape Photography
Mediocre
75
Everyday Photography
Good
90
Sports Photography
Excellent

Should You Buy it Now?

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Olympus Stylus SZ-15 In-Depth Analysis

Value For Money

Marvellous Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but mediocre features. However at $199.00 it is still in the cheapest 32% of cameras.

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Cheaper Price Found in the United Kingdom

We found a cheaper price for the Olympus Stylus SZ-15 of £143.15 ($143.15) in the United Kingdom. That's a saving of $55.85.

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Features

Only 3264 X 2448 Pixels Image Resolution

The highest image resolution of the 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 cameras the resolution ranges from 640 x 480 pixels (worst) to 8256 x 6192 pixels (best).

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Average Megapixels

The megapixels of the Olympus Stylus SZ-15 of 16MP is fairly typical compared to most other cameras. It is higher than 54% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Bigger Than Average Optical Zoom

The optical zoom of the Stylus SZ-15 of 24x is bigger than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the biggest 17% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Only 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 common resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. The resolution of all cameras ranges from 160 x 120 pixels (worst) to 3840 x 3840 pixels (best). A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is known as "HD 720".

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Stylus SZ-15 has an image stabilizer. 78% of cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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Average Minimum Aperture Number

The Stylus SZ-15's minimum aperture number of 3 is pretty average compared to most other cameras. It is larger than 28% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Very Low Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The average maximum ISO sensitivity of all digital cameras is 14,000, with the lowest being 200 and the highest being 820,000. The Stylus SZ-15's maximum ISO sensitivity of only 1,600 is lower than 91% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Average Weight

The Olympus Stylus SZ-15's weight of 220g is fairly typical compared to most other cameras. It is in the heaviest 53% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Stylus SZ-15 has a built-in flash. 68% of cameras also have a built-in flash.

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

The Stylus SZ-15's minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 25mm is longer than 71% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The Stylus SZ-15 features contrast adjustment, unlike 83% of cameras which do not feature contrast adjustment.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Stylus SZ-15 has an HDMI port, unlike 73% of digital cameras which do not have an HDMI port.

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Average Digital Zoom

The Stylus SZ-15's digital zoom of 4x is fairly standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the biggest 34% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Tripod Mount

The Olympus Stylus SZ-15 has a tripod mount, which is unusual. 73% of cameras do not have a tripod mount.

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Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the Olympus Stylus SZ-15 of 3" is pretty average compared to most other cameras. It is larger than 12% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Features Saturation Adjustment

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

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Average Image Sensor Size

The Olympus Stylus SZ-15's image sensor size of 0.435" is fairly standard compared to most other cameras. It is bigger than 20% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Only 640 X 480 Still Image Resolution

The highest still image resolution supported by the Olympus Stylus SZ-15 is 640 x 480. That's 90% lower still image resolution than the most frequently found resolution of 1712 x 1712. The best resolution of all cameras is 6016 x 4016 and the worst is 384 x 480.

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Larger Than Average Maximum Aperture Number

The maximum aperture number of the Stylus SZ-15 of 6.9 is larger than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the largest 11% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

olympus v102110su000, olympus v102110ru000, olympus v102110bu000

Barcodes:

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

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