• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 14.0 megapixels
  • 25mm - 600mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 25mm - 600mm (35mm eq.)

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Advantages

Olympus SZ-12 over Olympus SH-50

  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Olympus SH-50 over Olympus SZ-12

  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Select your focus point more intuitively.
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • Newer
    2 years vs 3 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Longer exposure
    15 vs 4 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    10.0 fps vs 0.9 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Higher extended ISO
    6400 vs 1600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

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The Competition

Compared to Pentax VS20

Olympus SZ-12
Pentax VS20
  • $128
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • HDMI out
  • $124
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Manual focus
  • Higher extended ISO
Olympus SH-50
Pentax VS20
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Touchscreen
  • $124
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Manual focus

Compared to Olympus SZ-31MR

Olympus SZ-12
Olympus SZ-31MR
  • $128
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
  • Bulb shutter
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoots 60p video
  • More dots on screen
Olympus SH-50
Olympus SZ-31MR
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Newer
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoots 60p video
  • More dots on screen

Compared to Olympus SZ-16

Olympus SZ-12
Olympus SZ-16
  • $128
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
  • Bulb shutter
  • $122
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer battery life
  • Shoots 1080p video
Olympus SH-50
Olympus SZ-16
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
  • $122
  • 1/2.3 inch

Compared to Olympus SZ-15

Olympus SZ-12
Olympus SZ-15
  • $128
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer exposure
  • Faster JPEG shooting
  • $162
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Newer
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
Olympus SH-50
Olympus SZ-15
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Shoots 1080p video
  • $162
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger JPEG buffer

Compared to Olympus SH-1

Olympus SZ-12
Olympus SH-1
  • $128
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bulb shutter
  • $325
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • In-camera panoramas
Olympus SH-50
Olympus SH-1
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • $325
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Wi-Fi
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