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Olympus SZ-14

£94.99
buy-n-shoot.com Gold Ephotozine Recommended 01net.com 4 Star PhotographyBlog.com Recommended
A low cost compact digital camera with a Gol award from one expert review website
Compact 14MP 24x Yes Apr 2012
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
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Olympus SZ-14 Review

Representing very good value for money and with reviews, we have ranked the Olympus SZ-14 number 168 across all digital cameras.
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Reviews
18 Reviews + 4 Awards
79
Value for Money
Very Good
63
Features
Good Features
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Age
5 Years Old
64
Overall Score
Good

Why Has it Scored 64?

It has average expert reviews with an average expert rating of 70%, based on 18 reviews. This digital camera has received four awards including a "Recommended" award from PhotographyBlog.com plus one other site and a "Gold" award from Buy-N-Shoot.com. Canon digital cameras have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer cameras with better features are available. However this Olympus digital camera has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest cameras 2017.
Customers report superior product quality.
The SZ-14 has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Very big optical zoom
Has an image stabilizer
Very low ISO sensitivity (max)
Does not support Full HD video

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared it with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is very good for wildlife photography, ranking number 191 in wildlife photography cameras. However good for portrait photography, ranking number 161 in portrait photography cameras as well being good for sports photography, ranking number 182 in sports photography cameras.
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Portrait Photography
Good
57
Landscape Photography
Average
44
Everyday Photography
Mediocre
61
Sports Photography
Good
70
Wildlife Photography
Very Good


Olympus SZ-14 Video Reviews


How Big is the Olympus SZ-14?

The Olympus SZ-14 is 106.5mm wide and 68.7mm tall. It is 39.5mm deep and weighs 216g.

Olympus SZ-14 front dimensions

Olympus SZ-14 size in context

Olympus SZ-14 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Four Industry Awards

The authors at websites PhotographyBlog.com and Ephotozine both endorse this Olympus camera and have given it their "Recommended" award.

This camera received a "Gold" award from review website Buy-N-Shoot.com who concluded that this Olympus camera was excellent.

The expert at one other expert review site concluded that this digital camera was very good. This was from 01net.com who gave it an "4 Star".

Expert Reviews Are Average

The average expert rating of this digital camera is 70 out of 100 based on 18 expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, What Digital Camera, Ephotozine and Expert Reviews.

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Very Good Brand

Based on 6,199 expert and user reviews (including 1,326 verified purchases), Olympus has very good reviews for its cameras. 90% of those that bought a Olympus camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report Good Product Quality

Two customers who purchased it reckoned that it was good quality.

  • It doesn't offer the best image quality for your money…
    Cnet.com.au April 2012
  • The negatives are that image quality, whilst p…
  • Image quality is good, colours are bright…
    CNET.co.uk February 2012

Users Report Good Picture Quality

Two people who bought the Olympus SZ-14 thought it was able to produce good images.

  • It doesn't offer the best image quality for your money…
    Cnet.com.au April 2012
  • The negatives are that image quality, whilst p…
  • Image quality is good, colours are bright…
    CNET.co.uk February 2012

Value For Money

Very Good Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews and good features but is over 6 months old. However at £94.99 it is cheaper than 88% of digital cameras.


Features

4288 X 3216 Pixels Image Resolution

The highest image resolution of the Olympus SZ-14 is 4288 x 3216 pixels. That's 13% lower image resolution than the most frequently found resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels.

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Average Megapixels

The megapixels of the Olympus SZ-14 of 14MP is fairly typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the highest 26% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Very Big Optical Zoom

The Olympus SZ-14's optical zoom of 24x is in the biggest 3% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The Olympus SZ-14 has a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. That's 56% lower video resolution than a 1920 x 1080 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found resolution. A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is known as "HD 720".

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Very Low ISO Sensitivity (max)

The Olympus SZ-14's ISO sensitivity (max) of only 1,600 is in the lowest 12% of all cameras when ranked by this feature. Digital cameras have ISO sensitivities (max) of between 200 and 820,000, and the average ISO sensitivity (max) is 14,000.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Olympus SZ-14 has an image stabilizer. 77% of cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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Average Minimum Aperture Number

The Olympus SZ-14's minimum aperture number of 3 is pretty standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the largest 65% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Fairly Fast Camera Shutter Speed

The slowest camera shutter speed of digital cameras is 0.000062s, the fastest is 8s, and the average camera shutter speed is 0.17s. The Olympus SZ-14's camera shutter speed of 0.25s is in the fastest 22% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Olympus SZ-14 has a built-in flash, as do 66% of cameras.

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Average Weight

The Olympus SZ-14's weight of 216g is relatively typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the heaviest 52% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Average Digital Zoom

The Olympus SZ-14's digital zoom of 4x is relatively average compared to most other cameras. It is in the biggest 67% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Supports Video Capability

video capability

The Olympus SZ-14 supports video capability. 67% of digital cameras do not support video capability.

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Has a Tripod Mount

The Olympus SZ-14 has a tripod mount, unlike 75% of digital cameras which do not have a tripod mount.

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Features Smile Detection

The Olympus SZ-14 features smile detection, unlike 97% of digital cameras which do not feature smile detection.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Olympus SZ-14 has an HDMI port, unlike 72% of digital cameras which do not have an HDMI port.

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Average Image Sensor Size

The Olympus SZ-14's image sensor size of 0.435" is relatively standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the biggest 65% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Quite Large Display Diagonal

Across all the digital cameras the display diagonals range from 0.5" to 9", and the average display diagonal is 2.9". The Olympus SZ-14's display diagonal of 3" is quite large compared to most other cameras. It is in the largest 9% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Features Smile Detection

The Olympus SZ-14 features smile detection. 89% of digital cameras do not feature smile detection.

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3D

The Olympus SZ-14 is 3D, which is unusual. 90% of digital cameras are not 3D.

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4288 X 3216 Still Image Resolution

The highest still image resolution supported by the Olympus SZ-14 is 4288 x 3216. That's 13% lower still image resolution than the most common resolution of 4608 x 3456. In addition, this camera supports still image resolutions of 4288 x 2416, 3264 x 2448, 2560 x 1920 plus 5 more values. Across all digital cameras the best resolution is 6016 x 4016 and the worst is 384 x 480.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Olympus SZ-14 features brightness adjustment, unlike 79% of cameras which do not feature brightness adjustment.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Like most other cameras, the Olympus SZ-14 does not support Full HD video. 75% of cameras do not support Full HD video.

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Does Not Have a Video Out

Like most other digital cameras, the Olympus SZ-14 does not have a video out. 100% of cameras do not have a video out.

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Features Saturation Adjustment

The Olympus SZ-14 features saturation adjustment, unlike 88% of digital cameras which do not feature saturation adjustment.

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Age

Released Over Five Years Ago

This Olympus digital camera has been on the market since April 2012.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

info v102080be000

Barcodes:

00610708905615, 00610708906148, 03610170782292, 04545350039134, 04545350039141, 04545350039158

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