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Overall Score

Olympus Stylus SZ-17

A 3 year old compact camera with average features
Compact 16MP 24x Yes Apr 2014
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date

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Olympus Stylus SZ-17 Review

With mediocre features and at over 3 years old,
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Average Features
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3 Years Old
Overall Score
35
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 35?

Canon cameras have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better cameras are available. View the latest digital cameras 2017.
This digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Quite big optical zoom
1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution
Only three aspherical lenses

Olympus Stylus SZ-17 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Olympus Cameras Have Very Good Reviews

Based on 6,224 owner and expert reviews (including 1,337 verified purchases), Olympus has very good reviews for its digital cameras. Olympus also has very good reviews specifically within its digital cameras range compared to other manufacturers. 90% of those that bought a Olympus digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Features

Average Megapixels

The Olympus Stylus SZ-17's sensor megapixels of 16MP is pretty typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the lowest 1% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Quite Big Optical Zoom

The Stylus SZ-17's optical zoom of 24x is in the biggest 12% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found resolution on digital cameras. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 is known as "Full HD".

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Average Minimum Aperture Number

The minimum aperture number of the Olympus Stylus SZ-17 of 3 is relatively typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Olympus Stylus SZ-17 has an image stabilizer, as do 77% of digital cameras.

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Average Weight

The Stylus SZ-17's weight of 227g is fairly typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the lightest 1% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Stylus SZ-17 has a built-in flash. 66% of digital cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Fairly Large Maximum Aperture Number

The Stylus SZ-17's maximum aperture number of 6.9 is quite large compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the largest 20% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Very Small Closest Focusing Distance

The closest focusing distance of the Olympus Stylus SZ-17 of only 0.03m is quite small compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 19% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Supports Video Capability

video capability

The Stylus SZ-17 supports video capability, which is unusual. 67% of digital cameras do not support video capability.

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Average Image Sensor Size

The image sensor size of the Olympus Stylus SZ-17 of 0.435" is relatively average compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080|1280 x 720 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras. 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.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Olympus Stylus SZ-17's display diagonal of 3" is pretty standard compared to most other cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Quite Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of the Stylus SZ-17 of 600mm is fairly long compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the longest 18% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Average Digital Zoom

The digital zoom of the Olympus Stylus SZ-17 of 4x is relatively typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Only Three Aspherical Lenses

The Olympus Stylus SZ-17 is a three aspherical lens camera. Most of the other digital cameras only have one aspherical lens.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

Olympus released the Stylus SZ-17 in April 2014.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers olympus v102102bu000
Barcodes 00050332187740, 04545350046385

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