• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 24.0x zoom 25mm - 600mm (35mm equiv.)
  • $199 Average Retail $200 MSRP
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 30.0x zoom 25mm - 750mm (35mm equiv.)
  • $311 Average Retail $350 MSRP

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Advantages

Olympus SZ-15 over Canon SX700 HS

Canon SX700 HS over Olympus SZ-15

  • Lens zoom ratio
    30.0x vs 24.0x
    Zooming is easier than walking
  • Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • 60p
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • 1080p
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • Newer
    6 months vs 18 months old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • High-res screen
    922k vs 460k dots
    Better screen fidelity makes you a better photographer
  • Longer shutter
    15 vs 2 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Higher extended ISO
    3200 vs 1600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility
  • Faster shutter
    1/3200 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

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The Competition

Compared to Olympus SZ-12

Olympus SZ-15
Olympus SZ-12
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Newer
  • $158
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer shutter
  • Bulb shutter
Canon SX700 HS
Olympus SZ-12
  • $311
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Wi-Fi
  • $158
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bulb shutter

Compared to Olympus SZ-16

Olympus SZ-15
Olympus SZ-16
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • $146
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • 1080p
  • Longer shutter
Canon SX700 HS
Olympus SZ-16
  • $311
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Wi-Fi
  • $146
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Higher extended ISO

Compared to Olympus SH-50

Olympus SZ-15
Olympus SH-50
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • $285
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • 1080p
Canon SX700 HS
Olympus SH-50
  • $311
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Wi-Fi
  • $285
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Higher extended ISO

Compared to Panasonic ZS40

Olympus SZ-15
Panasonic ZS40
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens zoom ratio
Canon SX700 HS
Panasonic ZS40
  • $311
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • Faster shutter
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Shoots RAW

Compared to Olympus SH-1

Olympus SZ-15
Olympus SH-1
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • $393
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Wi-Fi
Canon SX700 HS
Olympus SH-1
  • $311
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Manual focus
  • $393
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Longer shutter
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