• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 14.0 megapixels
  • 24.0x zoom 25mm - 600mm (35mm equiv.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 24.0x zoom 25mm - 600mm (35mm equiv.)

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Advantages

Olympus SZ-12 over Olympus SZ-15

  • Longer shutter
    4 vs 2 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open by holding the shutter button down

Olympus SZ-15 over Olympus SZ-12

  • Newer
    19 months vs 3 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features

Review Excerpt

The Competition

Compared to Olympus SZ-16

Olympus SZ-12
Olympus SZ-16
  • $126
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bulb shutter
  • $146
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • 1080p
  • Newer
Olympus SZ-15
Olympus SZ-16
  • $146
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • $146
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • 1080p
  • Longer shutter

Compared to Nikon S9500

Olympus SZ-12
Nikon S9500
  • $126
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bulb shutter
  • $130
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Wi-Fi
  • GPS
Olympus SZ-15
Nikon S9500
  • $146
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • $130
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Wi-Fi
  • GPS

Compared to Nikon L620

Olympus SZ-12
Nikon L620
  • $126
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Bulb shutter
  • $143
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer battery life
  • 1080p
Olympus SZ-15
Nikon L620
  • $146
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • $143
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer battery life
  • 1080p

Compared to Canon SX700 HS

Olympus SZ-12
Canon SX700 HS
  • $126
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bulb shutter
  • $300
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Wi-Fi
Olympus SZ-15
Canon SX700 HS
  • $146
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • $300
  • 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
  • $379
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Wi-Fi
Olympus SZ-15
Olympus SH-1
  • $146
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • $379
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Wi-Fi
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