• 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 SZ-16

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

Olympus SZ-16 over Olympus SZ-12

  • Longer battery life
    270 vs 220 shots
    Capture more photos
  • 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
  • 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 Canon SX170

Olympus SZ-12
Canon SX170
  • $128
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger lens aperture
  • More lens zoom
  • $156
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer battery life
  • Manual focus
Olympus SZ-16
Canon SX170
  • $122
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger lens aperture
  • More lens zoom
  • $156
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • Longer exposure

Compared to Panasonic ZS35

Olympus SZ-12
Panasonic ZS35
  • $128
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Bulb shutter
  • $230
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • In-camera panoramas
Olympus SZ-16
Panasonic ZS35
  • $122
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Slow-motion videos
  • $230
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Samsung WB350F

Olympus SZ-12
Samsung WB350F
  • $128
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • HDMI out
  • Bulb shutter
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • In-camera panoramas
Olympus SZ-16
Samsung WB350F
  • $122
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • HDMI out
  • Slow-motion videos
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Samsung WB50F

Olympus SZ-12
Samsung WB50F
  • $128
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • HDMI out
  • $154
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Wi-Fi
Olympus SZ-16
Samsung WB50F
  • $122
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Shoots 1080p video
  • $154
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Wi-Fi

Compared to Canon SX700 HS

Olympus SZ-12
Canon SX700 HS
  • $128
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bulb shutter
  • $277
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • RAW file ability
Olympus SZ-16
Canon SX700 HS
  • $122
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Higher extended ISO
  • $277
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • RAW file ability
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