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8.3 out of 10

Olympus SZ-15

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Expert Review

Steve's Digicams
12 November 2013
  • Summary: Earlier this year, Olympus announced two new members of its Stylus SZ-series; the SZ-16 iHS and the SZ-15. While very similar, the SZ-15 costs about $30 less than the SZ-16 iHS because it lacks a CMOS image sensor, Hand-held Starlight Mode, the TruePix VI image processor, and Mulit-Motion Image Stabilization (which help shooting stills in low light conditions and/or video in all conditions). But fret not, friends, the SZ-15 still offers some appealing features.
  • Pros: 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 works pretty well for low light photos, Magic special effect modes are fun to use, Menu structure is pretty easy to use, Camera has very few buttons and is easy to use, Autofocus mechanism works pretty quickly at wide angle sho...
  • Cons: 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 steady when shooting at maximum zoom range, leading to some blur from camera shake, No full 1080p HD video mode available, Overall movie options are below average, Limited number of advanced shooting features, ISO is limited ...
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Expert Review

26 July 2013
  • Excerpt: Beneath its serious design, the Olympus Stylus SZ-15 has many of the key features that will appeal to those wanting a travel compact camera on a budget. The £179.99 / US$199.99 (around AU$300) full price tag for the Olympus SZ-15 gets you a 16 million pixel 1/2.3-inch CCD sensor and 24x optical zoom, which is the equivalent of a 25-600mm lens on a 35mm/full frame camera.
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Overall 4

Olympus Stylus SZ-15 review

6 October 2013
  • Excerpt: The 24x zoom in the Olympus SZ-15 is the biggest available from a pocket-sized camera – not bad considering the sub-£150 price. It's a little chunky at 30mm from the front of the lens to the LCD screen, but this gives room for a proper handgrip that allows comfortable one-handed operation.
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Overall 5

Olympus SZ-15 review

TechRadar UK
26 July 2013
  • Summary: A serious-looking compact camera with an impressive zoom
  • Pros: 24x optical zoom, Very easy to use, Magic image style modes, Tracking AF, 720p video
  • Cons: Image quality is poor, Screen suffers from CCD charge bleed, Slow between shots, No alternative image colour settings
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