• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 14.0 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 504.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 20.0 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 224.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Olympus SZ-10 advantages over Canon 180

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 1.44 vs 1.20 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • More telephoto lens reach
    504 mm vs 224 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • More dots on screen
    460k vs 230k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    0.9 fps vs 0.8 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)

Canon 180 advantages over Olympus SZ-10

  • Thinner
    22 mm vs 37 mm
    Thinner
  • Newer
    2 years vs 7 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Lighter weight
    126g vs 215g
    Lighter weight
  • More pixels
    20.0 vs 14.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Longer exposure
    15 vs 4 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    Unlimited vs 19 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • RAW file ability
    Neither provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Neither provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Manual focus
    Neither provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Hot shoe
    Neither provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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The Competition

Compared to Canon SX210 IS

Olympus SZ-10
Canon SX210 IS
  • $224
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $262
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • Longer exposure
Canon 180
Canon SX210 IS
  • $109
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Thinner
  • Newer
  • $262
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Canon SX230 HS

Olympus SZ-10
Canon SX230 HS
  • $224
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $269
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in GPS
  • Manual focus
Canon 180
Canon SX230 HS
  • $109
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Thinner
  • Newer
  • $269
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Olympus SZ-30MR

Olympus SZ-10
Olympus SZ-30MR
  • $224
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Bulb shutter
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Shoots 1080p video
Canon 180
Olympus SZ-30MR
  • $109
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Thinner
  • Newer
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Sony W830

Olympus SZ-10
Sony W830
  • $224
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $123
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Thinner
Canon 180
Sony W830
  • $109
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Newer
  • Longer exposure
  • $123
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Canon 160

Olympus SZ-10
Canon 160
  • $224
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Bigger pixels
  • $109
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Thinner
  • Newer
Canon 180
Canon 160
  • $109
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Newer
  • $109
  • 1/2.3 inch
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