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Olympus SZ-14

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Olympus SZ-14

£114.99
Olympus SZ-14
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buy-n-shoot.com Gold Ephotozine Recommended 01net.com 4 Star PhotographyBlog.com Recommended
A low cost and multi award winning compact digital camera, with a Gold award from one expert review website and 3 further awards from other expert sites
Compact 14MP 24x Yes Jan 2012
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Olympus SZ-14 Review

Representing excellent value for money and with reviews, we have ranked the Olympus SZ-14 number 129 in best selling cameras and number 233 across all digital cameras.
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Reviews
18 Reviews + 4 Awards
96
Value for Money
Excellent
68
Features
Good Features
58
Age
6 Years Old
79
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 79?

It has ok 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. Praktica cameras have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer digital 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 2018.
Customers report good product quality.
The SZ-14 has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Bigger than average optical zoom
IAuto and AF tracking
USB-Battery charge
Photo surfing and [ib] software
Eye-Fi card compatibility
Scene modes
In-Camera panorama
Pet detection mode
Beauty mode
3D photo shooting mode
Advanced face detection and SAT
Has an image stabilizer
Magic filter movie and/or stills
14 megapixels
Dual image stabilisation
7.6cm/3.0" 460,000 dot colour LCD
Multi-motion movie IS
720p HD movie and HDMI control
Metal body
Lower than average megapixels
Only 4288 x 3216 pixels image resolution

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 everyday photography, ranking number 118 in everyday photography cameras. It is also very good for landscape photography, ranking number 127 in landscape photography cameras as well being very good for wildlife photography, ranking number 121 in wildlife photography cameras.
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Portrait Photography
Very Good
78
Landscape Photography
Very Good
78
Everyday Photography
Very Good
75
Sports Photography
Very Good
76
Wildlife Photography
Very Good

Should You Buy it Now?

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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
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Olympus SZ-14 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Four Industry Awards

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

The editor of website Buy-N-Shoot.com thought that this digital camera was excellent and gave it their "Gold" award.

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

Average Expert Reviews

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

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Olympus Digital Cameras Have Very Good Reviews

We checked 6,556 expert and owner reviews (including 1,442 verified purchases) for Olympus cameras and found that on average Olympus has very good ratings compared to other manufacturers. 90% of those that bought a Olympus camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report Excellent Product Quality

Two people wrote in their reviews 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

Customers Report Good Picture Quality

Two customers wrote in their reviews that the Olympus SZ-14 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

Superb Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but mediocre features and is over 6 months old. However at £114.99 it is cheaper than 84% of cameras.

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Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Olympus SZ-14 and the United Kingdom price of £114.99 was the cheapest.

The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $223.82 (£310.42).

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Age

Released Over Six Years Ago

This camera was released in January 2012.

Features

Only 4288 X 3216 Pixels Image Resolution

The Olympus SZ-14 has a maximum image resolution of 4288 x 3216 pixels. That's 13% lower image resolution than the most common resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels. Across all digital cameras the resolution ranges from 640 x 480 pixels (worst) to 8256 x 6192 pixels (best).

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Lower Than Average Megapixels

The Olympus SZ-14's sensor megapixels of only 14MP is lower than 71% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature. Cameras have megapixels of between 0.3MP and 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP.

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Bigger Than Average Optical Zoom

The Olympus SZ-14's optical zoom of 24x is bigger than 72% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Only 1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the Olympus SZ-14 is 1280 x 720 pixels. That's 56% lower video resolution than a 1920 x 1080 pixels digital camera, which is the most common resolution. Cameras resolutions range from 160 x 120 pixels (worst) to 3840 x 3840 pixels (best). A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is known as "HD 720".

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Very Low Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The maximum ISO sensitivity of the Olympus SZ-14 of only 1,600 is lower than 92% of all cameras when ordered by this feature. The ISO sensitivities (max) of cameras range from 200 to 820,000, and the average maximum ISO sensitivity is 14,000.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Olympus SZ-14 has an image stabilizer, as do 78% of digital cameras.

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Average Minimum Aperture Number

The minimum aperture number of the Olympus SZ-14 of 3 is fairly standard compared to most other cameras. It is larger than 29% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Faster Than Average Camera Shutter Speed

The Olympus SZ-14's camera shutter speed of 0.25s is in the fastest 17% of all digital cameras when sorted 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 68% of cameras.

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Average Weight

The Olympus SZ-14's weight of 216g is pretty standard compared to most other cameras. It is heavier than 50% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Only 640 X 480 Still Image Resolution

The Olympus SZ-14 supports a maximum still image resolution of 640 x 480. That's 90% lower still image resolution than a 1712 x 1712 camera, which is the most common resolution supported by digital cameras. The worst resolution of all cameras is 384 x 480 and the best is 6016 x 4016.

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Very Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The Olympus SZ-14's maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 600mm is very long compared to most other cameras. It is longer than 96% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Bigger Than Average Digital Zoom

Across all the cameras the digital zooms range from 1x to 810x, and the average digital zoom is 12x. The Olympus SZ-14's digital zoom of 96x is in the biggest 3% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Features Smile Detection

The Olympus SZ-14 features smile detection, which is unusual. 88% of cameras do not feature smile detection.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Olympus SZ-14's display diagonal of 3" is pretty average compared to most other cameras. It is larger than 9% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Tripod Mount

The Olympus SZ-14 has a tripod mount, which is unusual. 73% of digital cameras do not have a tripod mount.

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Supports Video Capability

video capability

The Olympus SZ-14 supports video capability, which is unusual. 67% of cameras do not support video capability.

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Larger Than Average Maximum Aperture Number

The maximum aperture number of the Olympus SZ-14 of 6.9 is larger than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the largest 10% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Features Smile Detection

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

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3D

The Olympus SZ-14 is 3D. 90% of cameras are not 3D.

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Average Image Sensor Size

The Olympus SZ-14's image sensor size of 0.435" is pretty standard compared to most other cameras. It is bigger than 26% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Features Saturation Adjustment

The Olympus SZ-14 features saturation adjustment, unlike 87% of cameras which do not feature saturation adjustment.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Olympus SZ-14 does not support Full HD video, although this is within the context that 76% of cameras also do not support Full HD video.

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Has an HDMI Port

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

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Olympus SZ-14 features brightness adjustment. 78% of cameras do not feature brightness adjustment.

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Bigger Than Average Internal Memory

The Olympus SZ-14's internal memory of 59MB is bigger than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the biggest 30% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature. The smallest internal memory of cameras is 1MB, the biggest is 700MB, and the average internal memory is 50MB.

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Does Not Have a Video Out

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

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

olympus sz14dx

Barcodes:

00610708905615, 00610708906148, 03610170782292, 04545350039134, 04545350039141, 04545350039158

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