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Olympus SZ-15

We have collected and analyzed 3 expert reviews and 18 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 53/100 and users rate it 72/100. The average review date is Oct 27, 2013. We have compared these reviews to 780504 reviews from other Digital Compact Cameras. The alaScore™ for this product is 88/100 = Very good. Last update: Apr 16, 2014.

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(Based on 21 reviews)

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Olympus SZ-15 Review

 

The Olympus SZ-15 isn't going to impress you with its responsiveness or with its image quality. Some sluggish situations will leave you a bit frustrated with this model from time to time. However, because so few other large zoom cameras have such a...

Optical zoom lens as large as 24x rarely found in this price range ; Camera body is small enough to carry in a pocket ; Nice to have a large zoom lens in a small camera body ; SZ-15 moves through its full zoom range very quickly ; Popup flash angle...

Image quality could be better ; Large sharp prints aren't really possible with this camera ; Tiny CCD image sensor struggles in low light without a flash ; Shot to shot delays are too long and are frustrating to deal with ; Tough to hold small camera...

The Olympus SZ-15 isn't going to impress you with its responsiveness or with its image quality. Some sluggish situations will leave you a bit frustrated with this model from time to time. However, because so few other large zoom cameras have such a...

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Amazon review summary for Olympus SZ-15

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 user reviews of Olympus SZ-15 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com.

focus, portability, value for money, usability, size

screen, build quality, viewfinder, features, storage

50% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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GREAT CAMERA - SMALL PRICE

 

Bought this to replace an older Olympus. This one gives me super crisp pictures and has a great variety of settings. EASY to use - right out of box. LOVE IT.

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flawed products in the LCD's

 

The olympus company has produced a camera that will take great pics...if you keep it in a not too cold...not too warm setting. My wife uses this camera for work pics and pleasure. She loved the camera until the lcd stopped working (3 months old). We...

features

Bad LCD not warranted

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Olympus SZ-15 review

 

A serious-looking compact camera with an impressive zoom

24x optical zoom ; Very easy to use ; Magic image style modes ; Tracking AF ; 720p video

Image quality is poor ; Screen suffers from CCD charge bleed ; Slow between shots ; No alternative image colour settings

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Amazon review summary for Olympus SZ-15

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 3 user reviews of Olympus SZ-15 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk.

portability, value for money, usability, performance, design

67% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Olympus Stylus SZ-15 Digital Super Zoom Camera - Black (16MP, 24x Wide Optical Zoom) 3 inch LCDOlympus STYLUS VR-370 Digital Compact Camera - Silver (16MP, 12.5x Super Wide Optical Zoom) 3 inch LCDOlympus Stylus SZ-15 - Black + 8GB Memory Card and Case (16MP, 24x Wide Optical Zoom) 3 inch LCD

Product Specifications

Configuration

Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Changeable Lens: No
Image Stabiliser:Electronical / Optical Image Stabiliser / Optical Image Stabiliser
Integrated GPS Module: No
Touchscreen: No
View Finder Type:LCD Monitor

Connectivity

Bluetooth: No
HDMI: Yes
PictBridge: Yes
WiFi Connectivity:No / WiFi Ready

General Features

3D: No
Chip Type:CCD
Sensor Size:1/2.3''

Lens

Bayonet Compatibility:Not Applicable
Longest Shutter Speed in s:2 / 4
Shortest Shutter Speed in s:1/2000

Memory

Compact Flash Card: No
Memory Stick / Memory Stick Pro: No
Memory Stick Duo / Duo Pro: No
Micro Drive: No
Multimedia Card: No
SDXC Card: Yes
Secure Digital Card: Yes
Secure Digital High Capacity Card: Yes
XD Card: No

Power Supply

Battery Model:Olympus LI-50 B

Recording

Aperture Priority: No
Face Detection Mode:Face Detection
RAW Format: No
Serial Shot Mode: Yes
Shutter Priority: No
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