Summary Olympus SZ-20

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Specifications Key specs
Zoom
Help 12.5x
Screen size
Help 3"
Aperture
Help f/3
Screen resolution
Help 460k dots
Wide angle
Help 24 mm
Movie format
Help 1080p @ 30fps
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  • Image quality
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Pros

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The Olympus SZ-20 vs other recent compacts

Wide angle Great wide angle lens Help
24 mm
Sensor type CMOS Sensor Help
Better in low light
Screen size Above average sized screen Help
3"
Fastest shutter speed Fast shutter speed Help
1/2500 of a second

Cons

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The Olympus SZ-20 vs other recent compacts

Screen resolution Low resolution screen Help
460k dots
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
3,200 ISO
Screen flips out Fixed screen Help
Less flexible
Announced Old Help
March 2011
Longest exposure Short exposures Help
4 seconds
Size Slightly large Help
Compact (102×64×30 mm)
True resolution Lower true resolution Help
9.7 MP
Sensor size Slightly smaller than average sensor Help
1/2.3" 6.1x4.6mm
Viewfinder Can only preview photos on the screen Help
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The Olympus SZ-20 vs other recent travel zooms

Zoom Poor zoom Help
12.5x
Image stabilization Image stabilization Help
  1. Digital
  2. Sensor shift
Touch screen No touch screen Help
More buttons
Movie format Full HD Help
1080p @ 30fps
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
9 fps
Popularity Not so popular Help
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Discussion

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Jack (8:57 AM, October 10, 2014)
Does this camera have sepia mode (that's one of my favorite mods)?
 
Dharmamunismunis (7:14 AM, July 02, 2012)
its a super camera
 
Kasun (3:38 AM, May 10, 2012)
Advantages :
1.Very good video quality
2.Can zoom and find nice results when recording videos
3.Really fast shutter speed.continuously shooting is very fast

Disadvantages :
1.Images are getting blurred sometimes
2.weightful
 
Dee_ciptasari (8:13 AM, October 15, 2011)
beneran nih kamera lbih bagus drpd sony HX9v??
 
HAkim444 (1:59 PM, August 22, 2011)
I am about to get this camera (Olympus SZ20) after spending a few days comparing it with NIKON 9100, Lumix TZ 20, Sony HX 9V and Canon SX 220. I don't want the frills just something that takes good quality pictures, ops flexible in different light conditions, and is fast, quiet, reliable, consistent. Also does it have a user-friendly manual? Any ideas appreciated. Thanks. DJ
 
Sleepybones (3:25 AM, April 12, 2011)
PICTURE ARE GREAT AND HD MOVIE IN 720P AND 1080P COMES OUT GREAT NICE CAMERA!!!!!
 
Avatar for Snapsort Snapsort (0:58 PM, March 11, 2011)
Thanks, we'll get that updated!
 
Eus (0:18 PM, March 11, 2011)
According to Olympus the screen resolution of the sz-20 is 460k dot and not 360k!