Olympus SZ-20 Review

 
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Model Name: Olympus SZ-20 
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Manufacturer URL: Manufacturer website
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Successor:  
General
Model Number: SZ-20
Camera Format: Mid-Sized
Currently Manufactured:
Retail Price: $299.99
Street Price:  
Date Available:  
Tripod Mount: Yes
Weight: 6.6 oz (186 g)
Size: 4.0 x 2.5 x 1.2 in.
(102 x 64 x 30 mm)
Waterproof: No
Waterproof Depth: n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer:  
Effective Megapixels: 16.0
Sensor Format:  
Sensor size:  
Approximate Pixel Pitch:  
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Color Filter Type:  
Anti Aliasing Filter:  
Self-Cleaning: No
Sensor shift image stabilization: Yes
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 4608 x 3456 (15.9 MP, 4:3),
4608 x 2592 (11.9 MP, 16:9),
3264 x 2448 (8.0 MP, 4:3),
2560 x 1920 (4.9 MP, 4:3),
2048 x 1536 (3.1 MP, 4:3),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9),
1600 x 1200 (1.9 MP, 4:3),
1280 x 960 (1.2 MP, 4:3),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.21), .MPO
Continuous-mode frames/second: 7.0
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 ()
1280x720 ()
640x480 ()
320x240 ()
Movie File Format: MP4 (MPEG-4)
Composite Video Out: Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder:
HD Video Out: Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: n/a
Lens: Olympus lens; 9 lenses in 8 groups with 4 aspherical and 2 ED elements.
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 24 - 300 mm
Zoom Ratio: 12.50x
Aperture Range: f/3.0 (wide) / f/5.9 (tele) - ???
Normal Focus Range: 10 cm to Infinity
3.9 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 1 cm to Infinity
0.4 in to Infinity
Filter Thread: n/a
Thread Type: n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: No
Digital Zoom: Yes
Digital Zoom Values: Up to 4x
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes
Auto Focus Type: Contrast Detection; iESP Auto, Spot AF, Face Detection AF, AF Tracking
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes
Manual Focus: No
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: No
Viewfinder Type:  
Focus Peaking: No
EVF Resolution: n/a
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent):  
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed):  
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: No
Rear Display: Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 460,000 dots
Touchscreen: No
Articulating Screen: No
Tilt Swivel Screen: No
Selfie Screen: No
Max Playback Zoom: 10.0x
Top Deck Display:
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native):  
Minimum ISO (native):  
ISO Settings: Auto, High Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
Auto ISO Mode: Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Overcast, Tungsten, Fluorescent 1
Shutter Speed Range: 4 - 1/2000
Bulb Mode: No
Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Digital ESP Metering, Spot Metering
Program Auto Exposure: Yes
Aperture Priority: No
Shutter Priority: No
Full Manual Exposure: No
Creative Exposure Modes: Smart Panorama, 3D Mode, 8 Magic Filters (Pop Art, Pinhole, Fisheye, Drawing, Soft Focus, Punk, Sparkle, Watercolor), Scene Modes (Portrait, Beauty, Landscape, Night Scene, Night Scene with portrait, Hand-held Starlight, Sports, Indoor, Self-portrait, Sunset, Fireworks, Cuisine, Documents, Beach and Snow, Pet (cat), Pet (dog))
Self Timer: 2, 12, Pet auto-shutter seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):  
High Resolution Composite: No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes
Flash Modes: Auto, Red-Eye Reduction, Fill-in, Off
Flash Guide Number: n/a
Flash Range Description: ISO 1250: Wide: 0.1 - 5.7 m; Tele: 0.6 - 2.9 m
Max Flash Sync:  
Flash Exposure Compensation:  
External Flash Connection: n/a
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support:  
Other Memory:  
Dual Card Slots: No
Uncompressed Format:  
RAW Capture Support: No
Movie File Format: MP4 (MPEG-4)
Included Memory: 0.0 MB
Included Memory Type:  
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: No
Built-In GPS: No
Bluetooth: No
NFC: No
Microphone Jack: No
Headphone Jack: No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes
Remote Control: No
Remote Control Type:  
Connections (extended): Multi-Terminal (USB Connector, Audio/Video Output), DC Input, Mini HDMI Type-D
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution):  
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame):  
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames):  
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot):  
Camera penalizes early shutter press?
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 7.0
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 3
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps):  
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames):  
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps):  
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames):  
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid):  
Shutter lag (full AF, tele):  
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):  
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):  
Shutter Lag (manual focus):  
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash):  
Shutter Lag (prefocused):  
Shutter Lag (notes):  
Startup Time:  
Play -> Record Time:  
Flash cycle time, full power (seconds): 0.0
Power
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary LI-50B
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary LI-50B Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included:
Internal Charging Supported:
CIPA Rating Monitor (Live View):  
CIPA Rating Viewfinder (OVF/EVF):  
Software
Included Software: OLYMPUS [ib] and Olympus Viewer 2 Software
OS Compatibility: Windows 2000PRO/XP/VISTA/7, Mac OS X 10.3 - 10.5
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Sensor-shift Image Stabilization, Magic Art Filters (Pop Art, Pinhole, Fisheye, Drawing, Soft Focus, Punk, Sparkle, Watercolor), 1080p HD videos, HDMI-CEC, 3D Mode, Eye-Fi card compatible, In-camera Panorama, AF Tracking, Intelligent Auto, Shadow Adjustment, Hand-held Starlight, 7fps Full-res Continuous mode.

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