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Olympus SZ-11 Digital Camera

14MP 20x CCD Sep 2011
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Sensor Type Release Date
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20 Reasons For

Olympus Has Good Digital Camera Reviews

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

Good Size

One Olympus SZ-11 reviewer wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was compact. Technave.com said three years ago “Olympus Imaging announces the new Olympus SZ-11 compact digital camera that is perfect for travel” in their review of the Olympus SZ-11.

Good Quality Lens

One customer said in their reviews that it had a good lens. Technave.com wrote in their review of the Olympus SZ-11 “The Olympus SZ-11 digital camera features a 20x ultra-zoom lens, DUAL IS” .

CCD Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CCD sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. CCD sensors produce high quality, low-noise images but consume a lot more power than CMOS sensors. CCD is the most common image sensor type used in digital cameras.

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Fairly Large Display Diagonal

The Olympus SZ-11 has one of the larger display diagonals (3 inches) amongst similar spec cameras of this age. The average display diagonal of cameras that came out more than two years ago is 2.8", and the display diagonals range from 1" to 4.8".

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is typical of many compact cameras that have been on the market for a similar time 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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Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

Unlike most of the other compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as the SZ-11 which do not support video capability, the Olympus SZ-11 supports video capability.

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Fairly Big Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 20 times zoom factor, the Olympus SZ-11 has one of the bigger optical zooms amongst digital cameras of this age. The optical zooms of comparable spec cameras that were launched more than two years ago range from 3x to 63x.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Olympus SZ-11 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to the SZ-11 also have an image stabilizer.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Olympus SZ-11 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the SZ-11.

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Features Five Flash Modess

The number of flash modes featured on the Olympus SZ-11 is more than most comparable spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This Olympus digital camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on cameras of this spec and age. The flash modess "Fill-in", "Flash off", "Flash on" and "Red-eye reduction" are also featured on this Olympus camera.

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Has Four White Balances

The Olympus SZ-11 has a greater number of white balance modes than most compact cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it. This Olympus digital camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the SZ-11. The white balances "Fluorescent", "Sunny" and "Tungsten" are also found on this Olympus camera.

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Quite Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s of digital cameras of this type and age range from 18mm to 1,000mm. With a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 500 millimeters, the Olympus SZ-11 has one of the longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s amongst cameras of this age.

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Quite Big Combined Zoom

The Olympus SZ-11 has a quite big combined zoom (80 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type. The average combined zoom of digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the SZ-11 is 50x, and the combined zooms range from 3x to 1,600x.

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Quite Small Maximum Aperture Number

The biggest maximum aperture number of digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the SZ-11 is 1.8, the smallest is 87, and the average maximum aperture number is 6.9. The Olympus SZ-11 has one of the smaller maximum aperture numbers (6.9) amongst cameras of this age.

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4288 X 2416 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Olympus SZ-11 has a 4288 x 2416 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most cameras of this spec and age. Most digital cameras of this type and age have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). In addition, this camera have still image resolution(s)s of 1280 x 960, 1600 x 1200, 1920 x 1080, 2048 x 1536 and 2560 x 1920 and 3264 x 2448. The worst still image resolution of all compact cameras that were launched around the same time as the SZ-11 is 640 x 360 and the best is 5152 x 3864.

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Features Two Light Meterings

The number of light metering modes featured on the Olympus SZ-11 is more than most digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. The most commonly featured light metering is Centre-weighted, but this light metering is not featured on this digital camera. The light meterings Evaluative (Multi-pattern) and Spot are also featured on this camera.

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TFT Display

The Olympus SZ-11 has a TFT display which is better than the LCD display found on most digital cameras of a comparable age and type to it. TFT LCDs provide better image quality and higher resolutions to earlier LCD displays but their limitations are narrow viewing angles and poor vislibility in direct sunlight. The best display of all cameras of this age and spec is AMOLED and the worst is LCD.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This digital camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is the most frequently found focus adjustment on compact cameras that were launched around the same time as it.

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Quite Small ISO Sensitivity (min)

Across all the compact cameras that have been available for a similar time to the SZ-11 the ISO sensitivity (min)s range from 10 to 200. At only 80, the Olympus SZ-11 has a fairly small ISO sensitivity (min) compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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10 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Olympus SZ-11 does not support Full HD video, although it is worth noting that most of the other digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the SZ-11 also do not support Full HD video.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Like most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years, the Olympus SZ-11 does not support wi-Fi.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most of the other compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as the SZ-11, the Olympus SZ-11 does not have a GPS (satellite).

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Not Waterproof

The Olympus SZ-11 is not waterproof. Most of the other cameras that are a similar age to the SZ-11 are also not waterproof.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

The digital zooms of compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as the SZ-11 range from 1x to 810x. At only 4 times zoom factor, the Olympus SZ-11 has a quite small digital zoom compared to most of the other compact cameras that are a comparable age to the SZ-11.

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Only Supports Three Camera File Systems

The number of camera file systems supported by the Olympus SZ-11 is more than most digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. The most frequently supported camera file system is Exif 2.3, but this camera file system is not supported by this camera. The camera file systems DCF 2.0, DPOF 1.1 and Exif 2.21 are also supported by this Olympus camera.

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Only Supports One Audio Formats Supported

The number of audio formats supported by the Olympus SZ-11 is more than most similar spec cameras that came out more than two years ago. The most frequently supported audio formats supported is WAV, but this audio formats supported is not supported by this camera. The audio formats supporteds AAC are also supported by this Olympus camera.

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Only Has Three Shooting Modess

The number of shooting modes found on the Olympus SZ-11 is more than most digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it. This camera has an Auto shooting modes, which is the most frequently found shooting modes found on cameras of a similar age and spec to the SZ-11. The shooting modess "Movie" and "Scene" are also found on this Olympus camera.

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Very Low ISO Sensitivity (max)

The Olympus SZ-11 has a quite low ISO sensitivity (max) (only 1,600) compared to most of the other compact cameras that are a comparable age to the SZ-11. Across all the compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as the SZ-11 the ISO sensitivity (max)s range from 3 to 26,000.

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Very Short Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

The Olympus SZ-11 has one of the shorter slowest camera shutter speeds (only 4 seconds) amongst cameras of this age. Across all the similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years the slowest camera shutter speeds range from 0.12s to 250s, and the average slowest camera shutter speed is 14s.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Olympus SZ-11

Released Over Five Years Ago

It was over five years ago when Olympus released the SZ-11.

Average Megapixel

With a megapixel of 14 megapixels, the Olympus SZ-11 has a fairly standard megapixel compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
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 Type
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Combined Zoom
Number of Aspheric Elements
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Closest Focusing Distance
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
Focus Adjustment
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Focus
Normal Focusing Range (wide)
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Light Metering
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
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
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
DC-In Jack
HDMI
Camera
3D
White Balance
Shooting Modes
Self-Timer Delay
Multi-Shot
Histogram
Playback Zoom (max)
Image Editing
Camera File System
Camera Playback
Scene Modes
Weight & Dimensions
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Battery Type
Packaging Content
Batteries Included
Other Features
Video Capability
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
Night Mode
On/off Switch
Panorama
Frame
Camera Shutter Speed
Video Memory Capacity
Digital SLR

Expert Reviews

30 September 2013

Olympus Imaging announces the new Olympus SZ-11 compact digital camera that is perfect for travel and sports events. The Olympus SZ-11 digital camera features a 20x ultra-zoom lens, DUAL IS and HD... Read more…

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Manufacturer Part Numbers sz11black
Barcodes 04545350038465, 04545350038472
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