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Olympus SZ-14

Olympus SZ-14
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Compact 14MP 24x Yes Jan 2012
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Olympus SZ-14 Review

With excellent reviews and features, we have ranked the Olympus SZ-14 number 948 across all digital cameras.
89
Reviews
18 Reviews + 4 Awards
80
Features
Fully-Featured
74
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 74?

It has ok 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 cameras 2018.
This Olympus digital camera has some great features:
Bigger than average optical zoom
IAuto and AF tracking
USB-Battery charge
Photo surfing and [ib] software
Eye-Fi card compatibility
Scene modes
In-Camera panorama
Pet detection mode
Beauty mode
3D photo shooting mode
Advanced face detection and SAT
Has an image stabilizer
Magic filter movie and/or stills
14 megapixels
Dual image stabilisation
7.6cm/3.0" 460,000 dot colour LCD
Multi-motion movie IS
720p HD movie and HDMI control
Faster than average camera shutter speed
Larger than average minimum aperture number
Metal body

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

Features

Only 4288 X 3216 Pixels Image Resolution

The Olympus SZ-14 has a maximum image resolution of 4288 x 3216 pixels. That's 13% lower image resolution than a 4608 x 3456 pixels digital camera, which is the most common resolution. The resolution of all digital cameras ranges from 640 x 480 pixels (worst) to 8256 x 6192 pixels (best).

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Lower Than Average Megapixels

The Olympus SZ-14's sensor megapixels of only 14MP is lower than average when compared to most other cameras. It is lower than 73% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature. The lowest megapixels of digital cameras is 0.3MP, the highest is 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP.

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Bigger Than Average Optical Zoom

The optical zoom of the Olympus SZ-14 of 24x is in the biggest 23% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Only 1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the Olympus SZ-14 is 1280 x 720 pixels. That's 56% lower video resolution than a 1920 x 1080 pixels camera, which is the most common resolution. Digital cameras resolutions range 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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Very Low Maximum ISO Sensitivity

Across all the cameras the ISO sensitivities (max) range from 200 to 820,000, and the average maximum ISO sensitivity is 14,000. The Olympus SZ-14's maximum ISO sensitivity of only 1,600 is lower than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the lowest 14% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Olympus SZ-14 has an image stabilizer. 77% of cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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Larger Than Average Minimum Aperture Number

The Olympus SZ-14's minimum aperture number of 3 is larger than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the largest 30% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Faster Than Average Camera Shutter Speed

The camera shutter speed of the Olympus SZ-14 of 0.25s is faster than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the fastest 24% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Olympus SZ-14 has a built-in flash, as do 68% of cameras.

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Average Weight

The Olympus SZ-14's weight of 216g is relatively typical compared to most other cameras. It is heavier than 49% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Olympus SZ-14 features brightness adjustment, unlike 78% of digital cameras which do not feature brightness adjustment.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Olympus SZ-14 has an HDMI port, unlike 73% of cameras which do not have an HDMI port.

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Does Not Have a Video Out

The Olympus SZ-14 does not have a video out, although it is worth noting that 100% of digital cameras also do not have a video out.

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Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the Olympus SZ-14 of 3" is relatively average compared to most other cameras. It is in the largest 86% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Average Image Sensor Size

The image sensor size of the Olympus SZ-14 of 0.435" is pretty standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is bigger than 20% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Features Smile Detection

The Olympus SZ-14 features smile detection, which is unusual. 88% of digital cameras do not feature smile detection.

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Only 640 X 480 Still Image Resolution

The highest still image resolution supported by the Olympus SZ-14 is 640 x 480. That's 90% lower still image resolution than the most frequently found resolution of 1712 x 1712. The worst resolution of all digital cameras is 384 x 480 and the best is 6016 x 4016.

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3D

The Olympus SZ-14 is 3D. 90% of digital cameras are not 3D.

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Features Smile Detection

The Olympus SZ-14 features smile detection. 97% of digital cameras do not feature smile detection.

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Bigger Than Average Digital Zoom

The Olympus SZ-14's digital zoom of 96x is in the biggest 3% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature. The average digital zoom of all digital cameras is 12x, with the smallest being 1x and the biggest being 810x.

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Supports Video Capability

video capability

The Olympus SZ-14 supports video capability. 67% of cameras do not support video capability.

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Has a Tripod Mount

The Olympus SZ-14 has a tripod mount, which is unusual. 73% of digital cameras do not have a tripod mount.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Like most other digital cameras, the Olympus SZ-14 does not support Full HD video. 76% of digital cameras do not support Full HD video.

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Bigger Than Average Internal Memory

The internal memory of digital cameras range from 1MB to 700MB, and the average internal memory is 50MB. The Olympus SZ-14's internal memory of 59MB is bigger than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is bigger than 70% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Features Saturation Adjustment

The Olympus SZ-14 features saturation adjustment, unlike 87% of digital cameras which do not feature saturation adjustment.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

sz14zil

Barcodes:

00610708905615, 00610708906148, 03610170782292, 04545350039134, 04545350039141, 04545350039158

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