• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 14.0 megapixels
  • 24.0x zoom 25mm - 600mm (35mm equiv.)
  • $126 Average Retail $200 MSRP
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 24.0x zoom 25mm - 600mm (35mm equiv.)
  • $285 Average Retail $300 MSRP

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Advantages

Olympus SZ-12 over Olympus SH-50

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

Olympus SH-50 over Olympus SZ-12

  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Love or hate them, they can be useful
  • 1080p
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • Newer
    18 months vs 3 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Longer shutter
    15 vs 4 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Higher extended ISO
    6400 vs 1600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

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The Competition

Compared to Olympus SZ-16

Olympus SZ-12
Olympus SZ-16
  • $126
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bulb shutter
  • $145
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • 1080p
  • Newer
Olympus SH-50
Olympus SZ-16
  • $285
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Longer shutter
  • $145
  • 1/2.3 inch

Compared to Olympus SZ-15

Olympus SZ-12
Olympus SZ-15
  • $126
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer shutter
  • Bulb shutter
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Newer
Olympus SH-50
Olympus SZ-15
  • $285
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • 1080p
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch

Compared to Nikon L620

Olympus SZ-12
Nikon L620
  • $126
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Bulb shutter
  • $150
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer battery life
  • 1080p
Olympus SH-50
Nikon L620
  • $285
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Touchscreen
  • $150
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Newer
  • Faster shutter

Compared to Canon SX700 HS

Olympus SZ-12
Canon SX700 HS
  • $126
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bulb shutter
  • $312
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Wi-Fi
Olympus SH-50
Canon SX700 HS
  • $285
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Higher extended ISO
  • $312
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Wi-Fi

Compared to Olympus SH-1

Olympus SZ-12
Olympus SH-1
  • $126
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bulb shutter
  • $393
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Wi-Fi
Olympus SH-50
Olympus SH-1
  • $285
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • $393
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Wi-Fi
  • 60p
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