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Olympus Stylus SZ-17
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Olympus Stylus SZ-17 Digital Camera

16MP 24x CMOS Apr 2014
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Sensor Type Release Date
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19 Reasons For

Good Brand

Compact cameras produced by Olympus have good ratings on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all digital cameras (not just compact cameras) and found that Olympus also has good ratings across its entire range.

SD Compatible Memory Cards

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is the most frequently supported compatible memory cards on compact cameras that have been available for more than two years. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

There are a number of alternative cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available that you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price].

If the memory card type of this Olympus camera is too bad for you then you might also want to consider the Sony DSC-HX60[plb_2166574_price] (MicroSD (TransFlash)|MicroSDHC|MicroSDXC|MS Duo|MS Micro (M2)|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Big Optical Zoom

The Stylus SZ-17 has one of the bigger optical zooms (24 times zoom factor) amongst digital cameras of this age. The smallest optical zoom of compact cameras that came out around the same time as the Stylus SZ-17 is 3x, the biggest is 63x, and the average optical zoom is 9.3x.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 24x optical zoom cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Olympus Stylus SH-60[plb_2273504_price].

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Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Stylus SZ-17 supports video capability, which is unusual. Most of the other compact cameras that came out more than two years ago do not support video capability.

Other cameras which support video capability currently available which you might want to look at include the Sony KHX20BBGSFDI[plb_1543754_price] which has better reviews.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Olympus Stylus SZ-17 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other digital cameras of this type and age also have an image stabilizer.

It may also be worth considering one of the other cameras with an image stabilizer currently available including the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Olympus Stylus SZ-17 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras with a built-in flash and we think the GE A1455[plb_1772760_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has a Micro HDMI Connector Type

The Olympus Stylus SZ-17 has a greater number of HDMI connector types than most compact cameras that are a comparable age to it. This Olympus camera has a Micro HDMI connector type, which is the most frequently found HDMI connector type found on cameras of this age and type.

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Features Four Flash Modess

The Stylus SZ-17 has a greater number of flash modes than most compact cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most frequently featured flash modes featured on comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago. The flash modess "Fill-in", "Flash off" and "Red-eye reduction" are also featured on this digital camera.

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Fairly Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

At 600 millimeters, the Olympus Stylus SZ-17 has a quite long maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type. The maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s of digital cameras of a similar age and type to the Stylus SZ-17 range from 18mm to 1,000mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 250mm.

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Fairly Big Combined Zoom

At 96 times zoom factor, the Stylus SZ-17 has a quite big combined zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec. The smallest combined zoom of cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Stylus SZ-17 is 3x, the biggest is 1,600x, and the average combined zoom is 50x.

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Fairly Small Maximum Aperture Number

With a maximum aperture number of 6.9, the Olympus Stylus SZ-17 has a fairly small maximum aperture number compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Stylus SZ-17. The average maximum aperture number of digital cameras of this type and age is 6.9, and the maximum aperture numbers range from 1.8 to 87.

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2 USB Version

This digital camera supports a 2 USB version, which is the most commonly supported USB version on comparable spec cameras that were launched around the same time as it.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

The Olympus Stylus SZ-17 supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of the most common video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels. This 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.

This camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best supported video resolution amongst all compact cameras that came out more than two years ago.

The worst supported video resolution across similar types of camera is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Quite Many Total Megapixels

The average total megapixels of similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Stylus SZ-17 is 16MP. With a total megapixels of 17.5 megapixels, the Stylus SZ-17 has one of the more total megapixelss amongst digital cameras of this age.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the Stylus SZ-17 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution is actually the best video resolution across all compact cameras that came out more than two years ago.

The worst video resolution across comparable types of camera is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Supports One Image Formats Supported

The Stylus SZ-17 has a greater number of supported image formats than most digital cameras of a similar age and spec to it. The most frequently supported image formats supported is JPG, but this image formats supported is not supported by this camera. The image formats supporteds exif are also supported by this digital camera.

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Fairly High ISO Sensitivity (max)

At 6,400, the Olympus Stylus SZ-17 has a quite high ISO sensitivity (max) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to the Stylus SZ-17. The average ISO sensitivity (max) of compact cameras that came out around the same time as the Stylus SZ-17 is 4,800.

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Supports Four Camera File Systems

The Stylus SZ-17 has a greater number of camera file systems than most cameras of this age and type. This camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most commonly supported camera file system supported by comparable spec cameras that have been around for more than two years. The camera file systems "DCF", "PRINT Image Matching III" and "RAW" are also supported by this Olympus camera.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is typical of many compact cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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6 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Stylus SZ-17 does not support Full HD video. Most of the other cameras of this age and spec also do not support Full HD video.

We compared all the other digital cameras which also support Full HD video to this digital camera and we think the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], or the Nikon Coolpix P330[plb_1724102_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Olympus Stylus SZ-17 does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other cameras of this type and age also do not support wi-Fi.

Other digital cameras which also support wi-Fi that you might also want to consider include the Galaxy Camera EK-GC110[pl_2083466_price], or the SAMSUNG WB150F[pl_1682907_price] both from Samsung.

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Not 3D

The Olympus Stylus SZ-17 is not 3D, although keep in mind that most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Stylus SZ-17 are also not 3D.

Cameras which are 3D that might be worth considering include the Panasonic DMC-TZ30[plb_1847857_price], or the Nikon Coolpix P330[plb_1724102_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most of the other digital cameras of this age and type, the Stylus SZ-17 does not have a GPS (satellite).

We compared all the other cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) to this camera and we think the Nikon Coolpix P330[plb_1724102_price], the Canon IXUS 140[plb_1561326_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ41[plb_2149949_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other digital cameras that have been available for more than two years, the Stylus SZ-17 is not waterproof.

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Heavy

The weights of cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Stylus SZ-17 range from 20g to 840g, and the average weight is 170g. The Olympus Stylus SZ-17 is one of the heavier digital cameras of this age and spec (227 grams) amongst digital cameras of this age.

We compared all the other 227g cameras to this digital camera and we think the Canon PowerShot SX270 HS[plb_1496416_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Olympus Stylus SZ-17

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this camera was released.

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Olympus Stylus SZ-17 has a pretty average display diagonal compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Stylus SZ-17.

If this camera display diagonal is not large enough for you then you might want to consider the Samsung GC100[plb_2600424_price] (4.8" and higher rated).

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Average Megapixel

The Stylus SZ-17 has a pretty average megapixel (16 megapixels) compared to most of the other compact cameras that came out more than two years ago.

There are a number of alternative 16MP cameras currently available that you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Powershot A3500 IS[pl_1476759_price], or the IXUS 135[pl_1535925_price] both from Canon.

Digital cameras with a higher megapixel that might be worth looking at include the Kodak Pixpro FZ41[plb_3227932_price] (16.15MP and higher rated), or the Samsung GC100[plb_2600424_price] (16.3MP and higher rated).

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Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the Stylus SZ-17 has a fairly standard digital zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Stylus SZ-17.

We compared all the other 4x digital zoom digital cameras to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Nikon 28[plb_1877145_price] is also worth considering.

If this camera digital zoom is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Kodak Pixpro FZ41[plb_3227932_price] (6x) which is also higher rated.

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MOS Sensor Type

The Stylus SZ-17 has a MOS sensor type which is better than the CCD sensor type found on most compact cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available including because of it's better review score, the S9400[pl_1873860_price], or the Coolpix P510[pl_2071647_price] both from Nikon.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Image Formats Supported
Total Megapixels
Supported Aspect Ratios
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Combined Zoom
Number of Aspheric Elements
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
Closest Focusing Distance
Normal Focusing Range
Focus Adjustment
Focus
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
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)
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
USB Version
Camera
White Balance
Self-Timer Delay
Histogram
Playback Zoom (max)
Camera File System
Camera Playback
Built-In Processor
Scene Modes
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Battery Type
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Batteries Included
Battery Charger Included
Other Features
Video Capability
Built-In Flash

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers olympus v102102bu000
Barcodes 00050332187740, 04545350046385
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