• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 14.0 megapixels
  • 24.0x zoom 25mm - 600mm (35mm equiv.)
  • $158 Average Retail $200 MSRP
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 18.1 megapixels
  • 22.0x zoom 25mm - 550mm (35mm equiv.)
  • $146 Average Retail $350 MSRP

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Advantages

Olympus SZ-12 over Nikon S9500

  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open by holding the shutter button down

Nikon S9500 over Olympus SZ-12

  • Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • 1080p
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • More pixels
    18.1 vs 14.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Newer
    19 months vs 3 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • High-res screen
    614k vs 460k dots
    Better screen fidelity makes you a better photographer
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Higher extended ISO
    3200 vs 1600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

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The Competition

Compared to Samsung WB150F

Olympus SZ-12
Samsung WB150F
  • $158
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Longer battery life
  • $213
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Wi-Fi
  • GPS
Nikon S9500
Samsung WB150F
  • $146
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Longer battery life
  • $213
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer shutter

Compared to Olympus SZ-16

Olympus SZ-12
Olympus SZ-16
  • $158
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bulb shutter
  • $146
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • 1080p
  • Newer
Nikon S9500
Olympus SZ-16
  • $146
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Wi-Fi
  • GPS
  • $146
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Higher extended ISO

Compared to Olympus SZ-15

Olympus SZ-12
Olympus SZ-15
  • $158
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer shutter
  • Bulb shutter
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Newer
Nikon S9500
Olympus SZ-15
  • $146
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Wi-Fi
  • GPS
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch

Compared to Olympus SH-50

Olympus SZ-12
Olympus SH-50
  • $158
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer battery life
  • Bulb shutter
  • $285
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • 1080p
Nikon S9500
Olympus SH-50
  • $146
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Wi-Fi
  • GPS
  • $285
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Longer shutter

Compared to Panasonic ZS25

Olympus SZ-12
Panasonic ZS25
  • $158
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Bulb shutter
  • $300
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • 1080p
  • More pixels
Nikon S9500
Panasonic ZS25
  • $146
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Wi-Fi
  • GPS
  • $300
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Longer shutter
  • Higher extended ISO
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