• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 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-16 over Olympus SZ-15

  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • Longer exposure
    4 vs 2 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    3.0 fps vs 0.5 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Higher extended ISO
    6400 vs 1600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Olympus SZ-15 over Olympus SZ-16

  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    200 vs 3 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)

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Review Excerpt

The Competition

Compared to Canon SX170

Olympus SZ-16
Canon SX170
  • $122
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger lens aperture
  • More lens zoom
  • $148
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
Olympus SZ-15
Canon SX170
  • $162
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger lens aperture
  • More lens zoom
  • $148
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer battery life
  • Manual focus

Compared to Panasonic ZS35

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
Olympus SZ-15
Panasonic ZS35
  • $162
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • $230
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Samsung WB350F

Olympus SZ-16
Samsung WB350F
  • $122
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • HDMI out
  • Slow-motion videos
  • $215
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • In-camera panoramas
Olympus SZ-15
Samsung WB350F
  • $162
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • HDMI out
  • $215
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Samsung WB50F

Olympus SZ-16
Samsung WB50F
  • $122
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Shoots 1080p video
  • $146
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Wi-Fi
Olympus SZ-15
Samsung WB50F
  • $162
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • HDMI out
  • $146
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Wi-Fi

Compared to Canon SX700 HS

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
Olympus SZ-15
Canon SX700 HS
  • $162
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • $277
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • RAW file ability
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