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Olympus Stylus SZ-17 Digital Camera

16MP 24x CMOS Apr 2014
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18 Reasons For

Olympus Cameras Have Good Reviews

Olympus has good average reviews for its compact camera digital cameras as well as across its entire digital camera range.

SD Memory Card

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is the most frequently supported memory card on digital cameras of a comparable age and type to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available including the Nikon Coolpix L320[plb_1939468_price], the Fujifilm FinePix X10[plb_1150_price], or the Canon PowerShot N100[plb_2118439_price] which has better reviews.

If you are looking for a camera with a better memory card type then you might want to look at the Sony DSC-WX50[plb_2154757_price] (MS Duo|MS PRO Duo|MS Pro-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC) which is also higher rated.

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Supports Full HD Video

The Olympus Stylus SZ-17 supports Full HD video. Most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age do not support Full HD video.

We compared all the other digital cameras which support Full HD video to this camera and we think the Fujifilm FinePix X10[plb_1150_price], the Olympus Stylus SH-50[plb_1721351_price], and the Nikon Coolpix S9400[plb_1873860_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Quite Big Optical Zoom

The average optical zoom of digital cameras that were released more than two years ago is 9.6x, and the optical zooms range from 2.7x to 63x. With an optical zoom of 24 times zoom factor, the Stylus SZ-17 has one of the bigger optical zooms amongst similar spec cameras of this age.

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Supports Video Recording

supports video recording

The Stylus SZ-17 supports video recording, as do most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the Stylus SZ-17.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative cameras which support video recording currently available including the Fujifilm FinePix X10[plb_1150_price], or the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS[plb_1565812_price] which has better reviews.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The Stylus SZ-17 has an image stabiliser. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Stylus SZ-17 also have an image stabiliser.

Alternative digital cameras with an image stabiliser currently available which you might want to consider include the J1455[pl_1773004_price], or the A1455[pl_1772760_price] both from GE or the Fujifilm FinePix X10[plb_1150_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Olympus Stylus SZ-17 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

We compared all the other digital cameras with a built-in flash to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm FinePix X10[plb_1150_price] is also worth considering.

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Has a Micro HDMI Connector

The number of HDMI connector types found on the Olympus Stylus SZ-17 is more than most similar spec cameras that came out more than two years ago. The most frequently found HDMI connector is Mini, but this HDMI connector is not found on this digital camera. The HDMI connectors Micro are also found on this Olympus camera.

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Supports One Audio Format

The number of audio formats supported by the Stylus SZ-17 is more than most comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. The most frequently supported audio format is WAV, but this audio format is not supported by this Olympus camera. The audio formats PCM are also supported by this camera.

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Fairly Long Maximum Focal Length

The Olympus Stylus SZ-17 has one of the longer maximum focal lengths (600 millimeters) amongst cameras of this age. The shortest maximum focal length of digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the Stylus SZ-17 is 0.28mm and the longest is 1,800mm.

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Quite Big Combined Zoom

With a combined zoom of 96 times zoom factor, the Stylus SZ-17 has one of the biggest combined zoom amongst cameras of this age. The smallest combined zoom of comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the Stylus SZ-17 is 3x, the biggest is 1,600x, and the average combined zoom is 50x.

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Quite Small Maximum Aperture

With a maximum aperture of 6.9, the Stylus SZ-17 has one of the smaller maximum apertures amongst digital cameras of this age. The maximum apertures of compact camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years range from 1.8 to 87, and the average maximum aperture is 6.8.

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2 USB Version

This camera supports a 2 USB version, which is typical of many digital cameras of a similar age and type to it.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The Stylus SZ-17 has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels camera, which is the most common video resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution is in fact the best video resolution amongst all compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

Amongst similar types of digital camera the worst video resolution is 320 x 240 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Olympus Stylus SZ-17 supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of the most common video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels. In addition, this camera supports a video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

This digital camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best supported video resolution across all digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Stylus SZ-17.

The worst supported video resolution across comparable types of digital camera is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Quite Many Total Megapixel Count

The Stylus SZ-17 has one of the more total megapixel counts (17.5 megapixels) amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age. Across all the cameras of a similar age and spec to the Stylus SZ-17 the total megapixel counts range from 10MP to 48MP.

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Supports One Image Format

The number of supported image formats on the Olympus Stylus SZ-17 is more than most cameras that have been around for more than two years. The most frequently supported image format is JPG, but this image format is not supported by this Olympus camera. The image formats exif are also supported by this Olympus digital camera.

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Supports Four Camera File Systems

The number of camera file systems supported by the Stylus SZ-17 is more than most cameras of this spec and age. This Olympus camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most frequently supported camera file system supported by digital cameras of this spec and age. The camera file systems "DCF", "PRINT Image Matching III" and "RAW" are also supported by this camera.

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10 Reasons Against

Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Most cameras of this age and spec do not support WiFi connectivity. The Stylus SZ-17 is no exception to this as it too does not support WiFi connectivity.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras with a WiFi connectivity and we think the Canon IXUS 240 HS[plb_408112_price], or the Samsung Galaxy Camera EK-GC110[plb_2083466_price] is also worth considering.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Stylus SZ-17, the Stylus SZ-17 is not 3D compatible.

If you would prefer a camera that is 3D compatible then you might also want to look at the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS[plb_66875_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30[plb_1847857_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a GPS

The Olympus Stylus SZ-17 does not have a GPS. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Stylus SZ-17 also do not have a GPS.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras with a GPS and we think the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2[plb_2711451_price], the Canon IXUS 140[plb_1561326_price], or the Sony DSC-HX400V[plb_2297093_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

The Stylus SZ-17 is not waterproof, although this is within the context that most of the other cameras of this age and type are also not waterproof.

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Heavy

Digital cameras of this spec and age have weights of between 20g and 710g. The Olympus Stylus SZ-17 is one of the heavier digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the Stylus SZ-17 (227 grams) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 227g digital cameras currently available including the Canon PowerShot SX270 HS[plb_1496416_price] which has better reviews.

Cameras with a heavier weight that might also be worth considering include the Fujifilm XF1[plb_1469574_price] (225g).

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Only Features Four Flash Modes

The Stylus SZ-17 has a greater number of flash modes than most compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most commonly featured flash mode featured on cameras of this age and type. The flash modes "Fill-in", "Flash off" and "Red-eye reduction" are also featured on this Olympus camera.

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Only Features Three Auto Focus

The Olympus Stylus SZ-17 has a greater number of auto focusing (AF) modes than most compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as it. This camera features a Face detection auto focus, which is the most commonly featured auto focus featured on compact camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. The auto focus "Spot Auto Focus" and "Tracking Auto Focus" are also featured on this Olympus camera.

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Only 3264 X 2448 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Stylus SZ-17 has a higher image resolution than most digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. This digital camera has a 3264 x 2448 pixels maximum image resolution, whereas most similar spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as it have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution. The worst image resolution of all digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Stylus SZ-17 is 2592 x 1944 pixels and the best is 5152 x 3864 pixels.

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Only Has Three Playback Modes

The Stylus SZ-17 has a greater number of camera playback modes than most cameras of a similar age and spec to it. This camera has a Movie playback mode, which is the most frequently found playback mode found on compact camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. The playback modes "Single image" and "Slide show" are also found on this Olympus camera.

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Thick

Across all the digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Stylus SZ-17 the depths range from 4mm to 2,200mm. With a depth of 39.9 millimeters, the Stylus SZ-17 is one of the thicker compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the Stylus SZ-17 amongst similar spec cameras of this age.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Olympus Stylus SZ-17

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Olympus released the Stylus SZ-17.

Average Screen Size

At 3 inches, the Stylus SZ-17 has a pretty standard screen size compared to most of the other cameras that have been around for more than two years.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 3" screen digital cameras currently available including the Nikon Coolpix S9500[plb_1721861_price] which has better reviews.

If you are looking for a camera with a larger screen size then you might also want to look at the GC100[pl_2600424_price] (4.8" and higher rated), or the Galaxy Camera 2[pl_2711451_price] (4.8" and higher rated) both from Samsung.

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Average Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of 16 megapixels, the Stylus SZ-17 has a fairly average megapixel count compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type.

We compared this camera to all the other 16MP cameras and we think because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix S6400[plb_1794412_price] is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a digital camera with a higher megapixel count then you might want to consider the GC100[pl_2600424_price] (16.3MP), or the Galaxy Camera 2[pl_2711451_price] (16.3MP) both from Samsung or the Kodak Pixpro FZ41[plb_3227932_price] (16.15MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Stylus SZ-17 has a fairly standard digital zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the Stylus SZ-17.

We compared this camera to all the other 4x digital zoom cameras and we think because of it's better review score, the Canon IXUS 145[plb_2166060_price], and the Nikon Coolpix S9600[plb_2196636_price] is also worth considering.

If this Olympus camera digital zoom is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Kodak Pixpro FZ41[plb_3227932_price] (6x) which also has a higher rating.

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MOS Sensor Type

The Olympus Stylus SZ-17 has a MOS sensor type which is better than the CCD sensor type found on most compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

There are a number of other digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available that you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm FinePix X10[plb_1150_price], or the Nikon Coolpix P510[plb_2071647_price].

If the sensor type of this compact camera camera is too bad for you then you might also want to look at the Nikon Coolpix L27[plb_1968351_price] (CCD).

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Image Stabiliser
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Image Format
Total Megapixel Count
Aspect Ratio
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Lens Structure
Combined Zoom
Aspheric Element
Focusing
Auto Focus
Auto Focus Assist Beam
Closest Focusing Distance
Normal Focusing Range
Focus
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Mode
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Format
Video Resolution
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Format
Voice Recording
Memory
Memory Card
Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Display Resolution
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
HDMI Port
HDMI Connector
USB Version
Camera
White Balance Mode
Self-Timer
Histogram
Maximum Playback Zoom
Camera File System
Playback Mode
Built-In Processor
Scene Mode
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Battery Size
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Battery Included
Included Battery Charger
Other Features
Video Recording
Built-In Flash

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers olympus v102102bu000
Barcodes 00050332187740, 04545350046385

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