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Olympus SZ-14

buy-n-shoot.com Gold Ephotozine Recommended 01net.com 4 Star PhotographyBlog.com Recommended
A multi award winning and fully featured 14 megapixel 24 times zoom factor camera
Compact 14MP 24x Yes Apr 2012
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date

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Olympus SZ-14 Review

With excellent reviews but mediocre features, we have scored the Olympus SZ-14 as follows for Summary.
94
18 Reviews + 4 Awards
1
Not Currently for Sale
50
Good Features
Overall Score
40
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 40?

It has average expert reviews with an average expert rating of 70%, based on 18 reviews.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer digital cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest digital cameras 2017.
Customers report excellent product quality.
This Olympus digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Fairly big optical zoom
1" image sensor size
Only 4288 x 3216 pixels image resolution
Does not have a video out
75
Very Good
55
Average
70
Very Good
69
Good

Olympus SZ-14 Video Reviews


How Big is the Olympus SZ-14?

The Olympus SZ-14 is 106.5mm wide and 68.7mm tall. It is 39.5mm deep and weighs 216g.

Olympus SZ-14 front dimensions

Olympus SZ-14 size in context

Olympus SZ-14 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Four Industry Awards

The writers at review websites PhotographyBlog.com and Ephotozine both recommend this camera and have given it their "Recommended" award.

The expert at one more expert review site thought that this Olympus camera was brilliant and gave it one of their highest awards. This camera received a "Gold" award from Buy-n-shoot.com.

The expert at one more expert review site said that this digital camera was very good. This Olympus digital camera received a "4 Star" award from 01net.com.

Expert Reviews Are Average

The average expert rating of this camera is 70% based on 18 expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, What Digital Camera, Ephotozine and Expert Reviews.

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Olympus Has Very Good Reviews for Its Cameras

Based on 6,180 expert and owner reviews (including 1,319 verified purchases), Olympus has very good ratings for its cameras. Olympus also has very good ratings specifically for its cameras compared to other brands. 89% of those that bought a Olympus camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report Excellent Product Quality

Two owners considered that the Olympus SZ-14 was good quality.

  • It doesn't offer the best image quality for your money…
    Cnet.com.au April 2012
  • The negatives are that image quality, whilst p…
  • Image quality is good, colours are bright…
    CNET.co.uk February 2012

Customers Report Good Picture Quality

Two people who bought the product reckoned that it was able to produce good images.

  • It doesn't offer the best image quality for your money…
    Cnet.com.au April 2012
  • The negatives are that image quality, whilst p…
  • Image quality is good, colours are bright…
    CNET.co.uk February 2012

Features

Only 4288 X 3216 Pixels Image Resolution

The Olympus SZ-14 has a 4288 x 3216 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than the 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution found on most cameras. The image resolution of all cameras ranges from 2592 x 1944 pixels (worst) to 7680 x 5120 pixels (best).

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Average Megapixel

The Olympus SZ-14 has a fairly standard megapixel (14 megapixels) compared to most of the other cameras.

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1" Image Sensor Size

This camera has a 1|1/2.3" image sensor size, which is typical of many digital cameras.

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Average Weight

The Olympus SZ-14 has a relatively typical weight (216 grams) compared to most of the other cameras.

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Fairly Big Optical Zoom

The average optical zoom of cameras is 12x. At 24 times zoom factor, the Olympus SZ-14 has a quite big optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Olympus SZ-14 has a built-in flash. Most of the other cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Fairly Large Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the Olympus SZ-14 has a fairly large display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras. Across all the cameras the display diagonals range from 0.5" to 9".

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2/3"" Optical Sensor Size

This digital camera has a 2/3"|1/2"|1/2.3"" optical sensor size, which is typical of many cameras. 8.80 x 6.60mm.

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Supports Video Capability

video capability

The Olympus SZ-14 supports video capability. Most of the other cameras also support video capability.

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Features Smile Detection

The Olympus SZ-14 features smile detection. Most of the other digital cameras also feature smile detection.

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Does Not Have a Video Out

The Olympus SZ-14 does not have a video out, although keep in mind that most of the other cameras also do not have a video out.

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Features Smile Detection

The Olympus SZ-14 features smile detection. Most of the other cameras also feature smile detection.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Olympus SZ-14 features brightness adjustment. Most of the other digital cameras also feature brightness adjustment.

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3D

The Olympus SZ-14 is 3D. Most of the other cameras also are 3D.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Olympus SZ-14 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other digital cameras.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Olympus SZ-14 has an HDMI port, as do most of the other cameras.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Olympus SZ-14 does not support Full HD video, unlike most of the other cameras.

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Features Saturation Adjustment

The Olympus SZ-14 features saturation adjustment. Most of the other cameras also feature saturation adjustment.

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Has a Tripod Mountable

The Olympus SZ-14 has a tripod mountable, as do most of the other cameras.

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4288 X 3216 Still Image Resolution

The Olympus SZ-14 has a higher still image resolution than most digital cameras. This camera has a 4288 x 3216 still image resolution(s), whereas most cameras have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). In addition, this Olympus camera have still image resolution(s) of 4288 x 2416, 3264 x 2448, 2560 x 1920, 2048 x 1536, 1920 x 1080 and 1600 x 1200 and 1280 x 960. Across all digital cameras the worst still image resolution is S: (3:2) 2496 x 1664 / (16:9) 2496 x 1408 / (1:1) 1664 x 1664 and the best is 6016 x 4000.

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Fairly Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of digital cameras is 300mm, and the maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 2.3mm to 2,000mm. The Olympus SZ-14 has a quite long maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) (600 millimeters) compared to most of the other cameras.

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Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the Olympus SZ-14 has a fairly average digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras.

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Age

Released Over Five Years Ago

This Olympus camera was released in April 2012.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

info v102080be000

Barcodes:

00610708905615, 00610708906148, 03610170782292, 04545350039134, 04545350039141, 04545350039158

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