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Olympus Stylus SZ-16
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Olympus Stylus SZ-16 Digital Camera

16MP 24x CMOS Jan 2013
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Sensor Type Release Date
The 24x Super Wide Optical Zoom Lens On The SZ-16 Takes You From Wow, Look At This Valley All The Way To Oh, What A Beautiful Butterfly!, Without You Moving At All. What 's More: You Can Capture... More
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15 Reasons For

Olympus Has Good Reviews for Its Cameras

We calculated the average reviews for all Olympus digital cameras and also specifically for Olympus compact cameras and found that in both cases Olympus had good reviews.

Quite Large Display Diagonal

Across all the similar spec digital cameras that came out more than two years ago the display diagonals range from 1" to 4.8". The Stylus SZ-16 has one of the larger display diagonals (3 inches) amongst compact cameras of this age.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This digital camera supports an Eye-Fi|SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is the most frequently supported compatible memory cards on digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

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Fairly Big Optical Zoom

Compact cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Stylus SZ-16 have optical zooms of between 3x and 63x, and the average optical zoom is 9.3x. With an optical zoom of 24 times zoom factor, the Olympus Stylus SZ-16 has a fairly big optical zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Olympus Stylus SZ-16 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other compact cameras that came out around the same time as the Stylus SZ-16 also have an image stabilizer.

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Has a Built-In Flash

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The Stylus SZ-16 has a built-in flash. Most of the other compact cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the Stylus SZ-16 also have a built-in flash.

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Has Three Camera Playbacks

The Stylus SZ-16 has a greater number of camera playback modes than most digital cameras of this age and spec. The most commonly found camera playback is Movie, but this camera playback is not found on this camera. The camera playbacks Single image, Slide show and Thumbnails are also found on this digital camera.

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Features Five Flash Modess

The number of flash modes featured on the Stylus SZ-16 is more than most compact cameras that were launched around the same time as it. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on digital cameras of this age and type. The flash modess "Fill-in", "Forced off", "Forced on" and "Red-eye reduction" are also featured on this Olympus camera.

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Has Five White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the Olympus Stylus SZ-16 is more than most cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on compact cameras that were released around the same time as the Stylus SZ-16. The white balances "Cloudy", "Fluorescent", "Sunny" and "Tungsten" are also found on this digital camera.

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Fairly Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The shortest maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of compact cameras that came out more than two years ago is 18mm and the longest is 1,000mm. The Stylus SZ-16 has one of the longest maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s (600 millimeters) amongst comparable spec cameras of this age.

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Quite Many Total Megapixels

The Stylus SZ-16 has one of the more total megapixelss (17.5 megapixels) amongst comparable spec cameras of this age. Across all the digital cameras of this type and age the total megapixelss range from 10MP to 48MP.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

The highest video resolution supported by the Stylus SZ-16 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this camera). This Olympus digital camera also supports a video resolutions of 1280 x 720 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolutions is actually the best supported video resolution across all compact cameras that were released more than two years ago.

Across comparable types of digital camera the worst supported video resolution is 320 x 240 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the Olympus Stylus SZ-16 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most frequently found maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution is in fact the best video resolution across all comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

A 320 x 240 pixels maximum video resolution is the worst video resolution amongst similar types of digital camera.

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Quite High ISO Sensitivity (max)

At 6,400, the Olympus Stylus SZ-16 has a quite high ISO sensitivity (max) compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Stylus SZ-16. The average ISO sensitivity (max) of compact cameras that were released more than two years ago is 4,800, and the ISO sensitivity (max)s range from 3 to 26,000.

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Features Two Light Meterings

The number of light metering modes featured on the Olympus Stylus SZ-16 is more than most cameras that were released around the same time as it. The most commonly featured light metering is Centre-weighted, but this light metering is not featured on this camera. The light meterings Evaluative (Multi-pattern) and Spot are also featured on this Olympus camera.

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9 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Video Capability

The Olympus Stylus SZ-16 does not support video capability, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other cameras that were released more than two years ago also do not support video capability.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Stylus SZ-16 does not support Full HD video. Most of the other compact cameras that were launched more than two years ago also do not support Full HD video.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Olympus Stylus SZ-16 does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Stylus SZ-16 also do not support wi-Fi.

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Not 3D

Like most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age, the Olympus Stylus SZ-16 is not 3D.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most of the other compact cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the Stylus SZ-16, the Olympus Stylus SZ-16 does not have a GPS (satellite).

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Not Waterproof

The Stylus SZ-16 is not waterproof, although keep in mind that most of the other cameras that came out around the same time as the Stylus SZ-16 are also not waterproof.

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Heavy

The Stylus SZ-16 is quite heavy (227 grams) compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Stylus SZ-16. The weights of comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 20g to 840g.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

At only 4 times zoom factor, the Olympus Stylus SZ-16 has a quite small digital zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that came out around the same time as the Stylus SZ-16. Compact cameras that are a comparable age to the Stylus SZ-16 have digital zooms of between 1x and 810x.

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Very Short Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

At only 4 seconds, the Olympus Stylus SZ-16 has a fairly short slowest camera shutter speed compared to most of the other compact cameras that were released more than two years ago. Comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have slowest camera shutter speeds of between 0.12s and 250s, and the average slowest camera shutter speed is 14s.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Olympus Stylus SZ-16

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when Olympus released the Stylus SZ-16.

Average Megapixel

The Stylus SZ-16 has a fairly typical megapixel (16 megapixels) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Stylus SZ-16.

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MOS Sensor Type

The Stylus SZ-16 has a MOS sensor type which is better than most digital cameras that are a similar age to it. Most cameras that came out around the same time as it have a CCD sensor type.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Total Megapixels
Supported Aspect Ratios
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Material
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Closest Focusing Distance
Auto Mode Focusing Range (wide)
Auto Mode Focusing Range (tele)
Focus
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Modes
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Formats Supported
Voice Recording
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Display Resolution (numeric)
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
DC-In Jack
Camera
White Balance
Self-Timer Delay
Histogram
Image Editing
Camera File System
Camera Playback
Scene Modes
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Operational Conditions
Storage Temperature (T-T)
System Requirements
Windows Operating Systems Supported
Packaging Content
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Networking
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Other Features
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity

Expert Reviews

31 January 2014

As well as stills, the Olympus SZ16 also shoots 1080p (Full HD; 1,920 x 1,080 pixel) high definition movies, at a rate of 30 frames per second. These are stored in H.264-compressed .MOV format,... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers olympus v102100su000
Barcodes 00050332184923, 04545350043124, 04545350043131, 04545350043148
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