• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 25mm - 600mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 25mm - 750mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Olympus SZ-15 advantages over Canon SX700 HS

Canon SX700 HS advantages over Olympus SZ-15

  • More lens zoom
    30.0x vs 24.0x
    Zooming is easier than walking
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Shoots 60p video
    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.
  • More dots on screen
    922k vs 460k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • Newer
    16 months vs 2 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Longer exposure
    15 vs 2 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    8.5 fps vs 0.5 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • 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

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • RAW file ability
    Neither provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Select your focus point more intuitively.
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Hot shoe
    Neither provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

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Compared to Olympus SZ-12

Olympus SZ-15
Olympus SZ-12
  • $162
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Newer
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
  • $128
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer exposure
  • Faster JPEG shooting
Canon SX700 HS
Olympus SZ-12
  • $276
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • NFC
  • $128
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bulb shutter

Compared to Olympus SZ-31MR

Olympus SZ-15
Olympus SZ-31MR
  • $162
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoots 60p video
  • More dots on screen
Canon SX700 HS
Olympus SZ-31MR
  • $276
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • NFC
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Higher extended ISO

Compared to Olympus SZ-16

Olympus SZ-15
Olympus SZ-16
  • $162
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
  • $230
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoots 1080p video
  • Longer exposure
Canon SX700 HS
Olympus SZ-16
  • $276
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • NFC
  • $230
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Higher extended ISO

Compared to Panasonic ZS40

Olympus SZ-15
Panasonic ZS40
  • $162
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
  • $375
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • More lens zoom
Canon SX700 HS
Panasonic ZS40
  • $276
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Faster shutter
  • $375
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • RAW file ability

Compared to Olympus SH-1

Olympus SZ-15
Olympus SH-1
  • $162
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
  • $324
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • In-camera panoramas
Canon SX700 HS
Olympus SH-1
  • $276
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • NFC
  • $324
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • In-camera panoramas
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