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Olympus SZ-11
6.4 out of 10

Olympus SZ-11

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An amazing 14 million pixels in the high-resolution CCD create superior image quality. Create poster-sized prints without losing a single detail.
The 20x wide zoom lets you get closer to the action while the 25mm wide-angle lens lets you capture more in your shot.
This large, high-resolution LCD is approximately twice the image resolution of conventional models resulting in better image reproduction and simplified composing, shooting & sharing.
A simple, one-touch button allows you to record movies with amazing clarity in 720p high-definition, right from your camera. Then connect your camera to an HDTV and use its remote control to play back your shots and slideshows from the best seat in the house. (HDMI™ cable sold separately.)
Kids and pets aren't stationary; why should you be? Now you can follow active subjects and keep them in the frame without worrying about blurry movies. The new Multi-Motion compatible Movie Image Stabilization algorithms dramatically reduce the amount of blur that can occur when moving while shooting. It's also ideal for recording your spontaneous adventures while ambling through town or drifting down a lazy river.
Dual Image Stabilization combines Sensor-Shift Image Stabilization with high ISO sensitivity and fast shutter speeds to capture crisp, clear images in any situation.
Discover the depth of 3D stills and add another dimension to your photographs. From macro shots to landscapes, Olympus' 3D technology shoots two pictures and combines them into one image for a dramatic effect when viewed on a 3D-compatible device. It’s perfect for bringing your memories to life.
There’s no need for cables or even a computer. Upload or email images directly from your camera with an optional Eye-Fi™ card
Express your creativity with 10 special effects for your photos & HD movies. Olympus’ Magic Art Filters infuse familiar scenes with new and unexpected moods ranging from the exciting to the serene and from the whimsical to the mysterious. Choose from Pop Art, Pin Hole, Drawing, Fish Eye, Soft Focus, Punk, Watercolor, Sparkle and two new filters: Miniature, which creates the illusion of capturing images of a toy world, and Reflection, which creates a mirror-like fantasy effect in night scenes or landscapes. (Some filters reduce image size.)
The camera captures three images and stitches them together to create one amazing panoramic picture simply by pressing the shutter button and slowly panning across the scene.
Capture scenes exactly as you see them, even in situations with difficult lighting. Perfect for outdoor shots in bright sunlight when dark shadows are prevalent or for shooting in backlit conditions.
Fully automatic! Simply point the camera at your subject and let the camera detect the shooting scene to automatically apply the best settings.
Makeover! This mode lets you smooth skin tones and hide spots, blemishes and fine wrinkles so you and your subjects always look your best. Or, make subtle edits like emphasizing and brightening eyes with the post-capture mode: Beauty Fix.
When your favorite furry friend won’t “Sit” or “Stay,” you’ll love this convenient scene mode with AF tracking. Once the camera recognizes the subject, the AF target mark automatically tracks its movement in order to maintain continuous focus.
The TruPic III+ Image Processor, first developed for professional digital SLRs, knows precisely how to deliver true-to-life color, the sharpest details and less noise.
AF Tracking automatically tracks unpredictable, fast-moving subjects such as kids and pets, and continuously adjusts the focus and brightness so you can capture these photogenic whirlwinds with ease.
Face Detection automatically focuses on your subjects' faces and optimizes exposure for sharp, brilliant portrait pictures.
Conveniently learn about the camera or search by purpose, situation, keyword or solution right in the camera to maximize your shooting experience and optimize your results.
Easily sort and search through the images saved on your camera by date, subject and location with help from the included OLYMPUS [ib] software.
Leave it to the camera to capture memories with optimal brightness and color gradation according to the scene. Scenes include: Portrait, Landscape, Night Scene, Night + Portrait, Sport, Indoor, Candle, Self-Portrait, Sunset, Fireworks, Cuisine, Documents, Beach & Snow, Pet (Dog) and Pet (Cat).
Technical Specs
Image Sensor
14 Megapixels (effective), 1/2.3"
Focal Length/Lens Configuration
4.5 - 90mm (25 – 500mm equivalent in 35mm photography)
20x Optical Zoom + 4x Digital Zoom
Aperture Range
f3.0 (W) / f6.9 (T)
3.0" LCD 460K dots
Focus System
CCD Contrast Detection
Focus Range (from lens surface)
Normal mode: Wide: 3.9" – infinity (0.1m – infinity); Tele: 15.7" – infinity (0.4m – infinity)
Focus Mode
iESP Auto, Spot AF, Face Detection AF, AF Tracking
Shutter Speed
1/1700 sec. –1/4 sec. (up to 4 sec. in Night Scene mode)
ISO Sensitivity (SOS: Standard Output Sensitivity)
Auto, High Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
Exposure Metering
Digital ESP Metering, Spot Metering
White Balance Control
Auto, Presets (Daylight, Overcast, Tungsten and Fluorescent 1)
Exposure Compensation
±2 EV steps in 1/3 EV steps
Image File Format
Still Image: JPEG
Number of Recorded Pixels
16MP (4,608 x 3456)
Motion Blur Suppression
Dual Image Stabilization
Shooting Modes
32 Shooting Modes;
In-Camera Panorama (Card), PC Panorama (Up to 10 frames automatically stitchable with ib software)
Continuous Shooting
1.7 fps / 18 images (16M)
Shooting Assist Functions
Histogram, Frame Assist, Voice Recording
Movie Mode
Image Processing
TruePic™ III+
Noise Reduction
Set automatically at shutter speeds of 0.5 second or longer in specific scene modes
Image Playback
Still Image: Single, Index Display (4x3, 6x5), Collection, Event, Event-Play, Collection-Play, Collage, Up to 10x Enlargement, Slideshow, Rotation, Protection, Histogram, Voice Playback
Playback Edit Effects
Still Image: Beauty Fix, Resize, Cropping, Saturation
Flash Modes
Auto (for low light and backlit conditions)
Flash Working Range
Wide: 0.33ft (0.1m) – 30.5ft (9.3m) at ISO 1600
12/2 Seconds/ Pet auto-shutter
Removable Media Card
Outer Connectors
Multi-Terminal (USB Connector, Audio/Video Output)
Auto-Connect USB
USB 2.0 High-Speed (USB Mass Storage)
System Requirements
Auto-Connect USB: Windows® 2000/XP/VISTA/7 with USB port, Mac OS X 10.3 or later with USB port
Power Source
Li-ion Rechargeable Battery (LI-50B)
Battery Life (CIPA DC-002)
200 Shots
4.2"W x 2.7"H x 1.6"D
7.97oz (226g) without batteries and media card
AF Illuminator
Release Date
First seen
17 October 2011