The Stylus SZ-17 supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels digital camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by Compact cameras that were launched more than two years ago. In addition, this Olympus digital 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 amongst all Compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Stylus SZ-17.
The worst supported video resolution across similar types of digital camera is 320 x 240 pixels.