• 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-16

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

Olympus SZ-16 over Olympus SZ-12

  • 1080p
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • Newer
    20 months 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

Review Excerpt

The Competition

Compared to Canon SX160

Olympus SZ-12
Canon SX160
  • $128
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Wider aperture
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • $155
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer battery life
  • Manual focus
Olympus SZ-16
Canon SX160
  • $168
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Wider aperture
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • $155
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • Longer shutter

Compared to Panasonic ZS25

Olympus SZ-12
Panasonic ZS25
  • $128
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Bulb shutter
  • $209
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • 60p
  • 1080p
Olympus SZ-16
Panasonic ZS25
  • $168
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Slow-motion videos
  • $209
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • 60p
  • Longer shutter

Compared to Canon SX170

Olympus SZ-12
Canon SX170
  • $128
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Wider aperture
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • $161
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • Newer
Olympus SZ-16
Canon SX170
  • $168
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Wider aperture
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • $161
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • Longer shutter

Compared to Canon SX700 HS

Olympus SZ-12
Canon SX700 HS
  • $128
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bulb shutter
  • $300
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Wi-Fi
Olympus SZ-16
Canon SX700 HS
  • $168
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Higher extended ISO
  • $300
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Wi-Fi

Compared to Olympus SH-1

Olympus SZ-12
Olympus SH-1
  • $128
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bulb shutter
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Wi-Fi
Olympus SZ-16
Olympus SH-1
  • $168
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Wi-Fi
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