• 1/2.33 inch 28.2mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 28mm - 560mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 25mm - 600mm (35mm eq.)

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Advantages

Pentax VS20 over Olympus SZ-15

  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Longer exposure
    4 vs 2 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    1.0 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 Pentax VS20

  • More lens zoom
    24.0x vs 20.0x
    Zooming is easier than walking
  • Newer
    2 years vs 3 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    200 vs 6 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Wider angle lens
    25 mm vs 28 mm
    Capture more of the scene

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The Competition

Compared to Olympus SZ-10

Pentax VS20
Olympus SZ-10
  • $124
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Manual focus
  • Higher extended ISO
  • $224
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • HDMI out
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
Olympus SZ-15
Olympus SZ-10
  • $162
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Newer
  • $224
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer exposure
  • Faster JPEG shooting

Compared to Olympus SZ-12

Pentax VS20
Olympus SZ-12
  • $124
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Manual focus
  • Higher extended ISO
  • $128
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • HDMI out
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

Compared to Olympus SZ-31MR

Pentax VS20
Olympus SZ-31MR
  • $124
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Manual focus
  • Faster shutter
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Shoots 60p video
Olympus SZ-15
Olympus SZ-31MR
  • $162
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Newer
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoots 60p video
  • More dots on screen

Compared to Sony H90

Pentax VS20
Sony H90
  • $124
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Manual focus
  • $223
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer battery life
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
Olympus SZ-15
Sony H90
  • $162
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Newer
  • $223
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer battery life
  • Longer exposure

Compared to Olympus SZ-16

Pentax VS20
Olympus SZ-16
  • $124
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Manual focus
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
  • $230
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Longer battery life
Olympus SZ-15
Olympus SZ-16
  • $162
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
  • $230
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoots 1080p video
  • Longer exposure
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