Summary Olympus SZ-16 iHS

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Specifications Key specs
Help 24x
Screen size
Help 3"
Help f/3
Screen resolution
Help 460k dots
Wide angle
Help 25 mm
Movie format
Help 1080p @ 30fps
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Olympus Stylus SZ-16
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The Olympus SZ-16 iHS vs other recent travel zooms

Aperture Wide aperture Help


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The Olympus SZ-16 iHS vs other recent travel zooms

Screen resolution Very low resolution screen Help
460k dots
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
6,400 ISO
True resolution Lower true resolution Help
9.8 MP
Battery life Shorter battery life Help
270 shots
Announced Old Help
January 2013
Longest exposure Short exposures Help
4 seconds
Image stabilization Image stabilization Help
  1. Sensor shift
Touch screen No touch screen Help
More buttons
Screen flips out Fixed screen Help
Less flexible
Sensor size Slightly smaller than average sensor Help
1/2.3" 6.16x4.62mm
Viewfinder Can only preview photos on the screen Help
Popularity Not so popular Help
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Avatar for Jim Hodge Jim Hodge (6:11 AM, May 27, 2013)
Maybe I'm silly but I bought one of these because the price was OK and I managed to find a less than a handful of shots posted online, which impressed me. Perhaps it's an ignore Olympus thing but the SZ-16 to me is a little gem and a fantastic choice for the visit to Philippines I'm now doing, The lens and sensor to my aging eyes are superb, it lacks many manual features, but I'm old and am happy to let the camera maker programmers do most of the hard work, while I may just apply a few tweaks if iauto isn't what I'm after.
It's great to have a camera in my pocket ready to go that is giving me good results plus has the zoom to get to places my old legs can't manage.

I agree with Snapsort's ratings of the pros and cons, though the long exposure is of limited use for this type of camera and 3d is a side issue, I do wish it had GPS, and from my other cameras Olympus touch screen is a fantastic implementation that I miss for focusing.

I dunno how I can comment on my photos but the widescreen is a not so wide 80 mm equivalent, the volcano is Mayon at over 2400 metres high, from about 10 km away.