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SZ-15

SKU# V102110BU000-410-base

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  • 16MP

  • 24x/48x

    WIDE/SR ZOOM

  • 3.0"

    HIGH-RES LCD

  • HD

    VIDEO

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Overview

The Ultimate Trifecta

Incredible close-ups and vivid video are no longer out of reach thanks to the perfect combination of power, performance and price! The super-slim Olympus SZ-15 is equipped with a massive 24x wide-angle optical zoom lens (25-600mm equivalent) that makes the distance melt away so you can capture everything from the kids playing at the park to the big game! And because it delivers high-quality, high-definition video at the touch of a button, you don’t have to fiddle with a camcorder or compromise quality by using your smartphone. Plus, with built-in extras like Dual Image Stabilization, Face Detection and AF Tracking, you’re sure to get ideal results every time! A host of creative in-camera art filters can turn even the most ordinary images into works of art with cool effects like Reflection, Fragmented and Dramatic. Jam packed with technology yet easy on the eyes and wallet!

24x, 25mm Wide-Angle Optical Zoom Lens (25-600mm)

All the capabilities you need in one compact lens that won’t weigh you down. The 24x optical zoom gets you amazingly close to the action while the 25mm Wide-Angle lens lets you capture breathtaking panoramas and large group shots even when there isn’t room to back up.

HD Video with HDMI Output & Control

A simple, one-touch button allows you to record videos with amazing clarity in high-definition right from your camera. HDMI output and control makes playing back videos on your HDTV a breeze.

16 Megapixels

An amazing 16 million pixels allows you to make poster-sized prints of all your images and lets the little details shine through with amazing clarity.

Intelligent Auto (iAuto)

In iAuto mode, the camera automatically detects the subject, lighting and situation to identify the scene you’re shooting – up to 30 different scenes including Night, Sport, Beach and Snow, Underwater Snapshot and Backlight HDR – and adjusts the settings for ideal results.

3.0" High-Resolution LCD

This huge 3" LCD features an extra-wide viewing angle and anti-glare technology for easier composing and shooting even in direct, bright sunlight.

48x Super Resolution Zoom

Get twice as close. Double your optical zoom power for a total effective zoom of 48x and get even closer to your subjects without compromising image quality.

MAGIC FILTER STILL & MOVIE

Express your creativity with 11 different special effects for your photos and HD videos. Olympus’ Magic Art Filters infuse familiar scenes with new and unexpected moods ranging from the excited to the serene and from the whimsical to the mysterious. Choose from Pop Art, Pin Hole, Fisheye, Soft Focus, Punk, Sparkle, Watercolor, Miniature, Reflection, Dramatic and Fragmented. (Some effects apply only to still photos. Effects may reduce image size.)

BEAUTY MODE

Look like a star! Let the camera soften shadows and smooth wrinkles and blemishes on your subject's face with Beauty Mode. Or, digitally apply enhancements to your portraits like eyeshadow, whitening teeth and lifting cheek bones with Beauty Make-Up mode.

features

16 MEGAPIXELS

An amazing 16 million pixels allows you to make poster-sized prints of all your images and lets the little details shine through with amazing clarity.

24X WIDE-ANGLE OPTICAL ZOOM LENS (25-600MM EQUIVALENT)

The 24x optical zoom gets you amazingly close to the action while the 25mm wide-angle lens lets you capture group shots and breathtaking panoramas.

48X SUPER RESOLUTION ZOOM

Get twice as close. Double your optical zoom power for a total effective zoom of 48x and get even closer to your subjects without compromising image quality.

3.0" HIGH-RESOLUTION LCD SCREEN

This huge 3" LCD features an extra-wide viewing angle and anti-glare technology for easier composing and shooting even in direct, bright sunlight.

HD VIDEO

A simple, one-touch button allows you to record videos with amazing clarity in high-definition right from your camera.

Outstanding Image Quality

TRUEPIC™ III+ IMAGE PROCESSOR

Dual TruePic ™ III+ Image Processors allow you to capture HD movies and 16MP still images simultaneously while precisely delivering true-to-life color, the sharpest details, and less noise.

Expanded Shooting Possibilities

ISO RANGE 100-1600

Enjoy excellent dynamic range, vibrant color reproduction and reduced noise with an ISO range of 100 to 1600.

TELE MACRO

Capture beautiful close-up images of subjects at a distance with the tele macro function which allows for blur-free shots up to 40 cm close even at the telephoto end of the zoom range.

Enhanced Video Versatility

HDMI OUTPUT & CONTROL

HDMI output and control makes playing back videos on your HDTV a breeze.

Core Technologies

DUAL IMAGE STABILIZATION

Dual Image Stabilization combines Sensor-Shift Image Stabilization with high ISO sensitivity and fast shutter speeds to capture crisp, clear images in any situation.

INTELLIGENT AUTO - STILL IMAGE ONLY

Automatically identifies the scene you’re shooting -- up to 30 different scene modes including Portrait, Landscape, Night + Portrait, Macro or Sports -- and adjusts the settings for ideal results. (Number of scene modes varies by model.)

SCENE MODES

With built in scene modes, you can make a selection based on your shooting environment and let the camera adjust all the settings for optimal results. Choose from a varienty of scenes like Portrait, Landscape, Night, Indoor or Candle.

SHADOW ADJUSTMENT TECHNOLOGY

Automatically compensates for shadowed areas to minimize the differences in highlight and lowlight areas resulting in more uniform exposure across the image. When used together with iAuto or Face Detection, the subject's face is shot with optimal exposure settings so that the face can be recorded clearly even under strong back light conditions.

FACE DETECTION

Face Detection automatically focuses on your subjects' faces and optimizes exposure for sharp, brilliant portrait pictures.

AF TRACKING

AF Tracking automatically tracks unpredictable, fast-moving subjects such as kids and pets, and continuously adjusts the focus and brightness so you can capture these photogenic whirlwinds with ease.

Creativity

PANORAMA

Capture breathtaking panoramic views and vistas just as you remembered them, all in one frame and at the touch of a button, by simply panning the camera across the scene.

BEAUTY MAKEUP

Look like a star! Let the camera soften shadows and smooth wrinkles and blemishes on your subject's face with Beauty Mode. Or, digitally apply enhancements to your portraits like eyeshadow, whitening teeth and lifting cheek bones with Beauty Make-Up mode.

11 MAGIC ART FILTERS - STILL & VIDEO

Express your creativity with 11 different special effects for your photos and HD videos. Olympus’ Magic Art Filters infuse familiar scenes with new and unexpected moods ranging from the excited to the serene and from the whimsical to the mysterious. Choose from Pop Art, Pin Hole, Fisheye, Soft Focus, Punk, Sparkle, Watercolor, Miniature, Reflection, Dramatic and Fragmented. (Some effects apply only to still photos. Effects may reduce image size.)

specs
Image Sensor 16 Megapixel - CCD 1/2.3
Focal Length/Lens Configuration 4.5 - 108mm (25 - 600mm in 35mm photography)
Zoom 24x Optical Zoom + 2x Super Resolution Zoom + 4x Digital Zoom
Aperture Range f3.0 (W) - f6.9 (T)
Display 3.0" (4:3) 460K Dots LCD
Focus System CCD Contrast Detection
Focus Range (from lens surface) Normal Mode: W: 0.20m - ∞; T: 0.40m - ∞
Super Macro Mode: 0.03m - ∞
Focus Mode Face Detect AF, AF Tracking
Shutter Speed 1/4 - 1/2000 (Night Scene: Longest 4 Sec)
ISO Sensitivity (SOS: Standard Output Sensitivity) ISO 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, AUTO, HIGH
Image File Format Still Image: JPEG
Video: AVI/Motion JPEG
Motion Blur Suppression Dual Image Stabilization
Shooting Modes Intelligent Auto, Program Auto, Beauty Mode with Make-up, Scene Modes (Portrait, Landscape, Night, Night + Portrait, Sport, Indoor, Candle, Self Portraid, Sunset, Fireworks, Cuisine, Beach & Snow, Documents, Pet)
Panorama PC Panorama
Continuous Shooting "0.45fps/200 images (16M)
1.5fps/200 images (3M)
15fps/20 images (3M)"
Shooting Assist Functions Histogram, Frame Assist, Hand-Held Starlight, Voice Recording
Movie Mode 720p, VGA
Image Processing TruePic III+
Playback Edit Effects Still Image: Resize, Crop, Red Eye Fix, Shadow Adjustment
Flash Built-in
Flash Modes Auto, Red Eye Reduction, Fill-in, Off
Flash Working Range "W: 0.2m - 6.9m (ISO 800)
T: 0.4m - 5.7 (ISO 800)"
Self-Timer 12/2 seconds
Internal Memory 37.9MB
Removable Media Card SD, SDHC, SDXC, Internal Memory
Outer Connectors Multi-terminal (USB Connector, DC Jack, Audio/Video Output), HDMI Type C
Auto-Connect USB USB 2.0 High-Speed (USB Mass Storage)
Weight 220, 7.8oz
AF Illuminator Yes
Dimensions (mm) 4.2" W x 2.7" H x 1.5" D
107.3mm W x 68.8mm H x 39.8mm D


SZ-15 Box Contents

  • Camera
  • LI-50B Battery
  • F-2AC AC Adapter
  • Strap
  • USB Cable CB-USB8
  • Warranty Card
  • Set-Up Manual & Instruction CD
  • Quick Start Guide


Specifications and design are subject to change without notice.

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April 28, 2014

Lauren

WOW!!

I don't know why all these people are leaving bad reviews evaluate this is the best camera I have ever had! I love it SOOOOO much it takes the best pictures! I went to Disney last week and took so many picture and they all turned out wonderful! The camera had great flash amazing settings take fantastic pictures and il never leave this camera behind it shall be my buddy!!

April 16, 2014

Sandra

sz-15

Have to hold breath & shoot. Good pictures of Alaska. Glaciers from our truck, far away & up close, all look good. I couldn't believe the distance. I had an Olympus before and liked it, but only 3x zoom. This 24x is great! Pictures of clouds & moose. Thank you. Couldn't get a second battery for it though.

February 01, 2014

Mike

Very Disappointed

I had very high hopes for this camera based on my very positive experiences with two previous Olympus cameras, but in the end was very disappointed. Auto focus was inconsistent leaving pictures without good definition. Colors were washed out compared to scenes being photographed. Video focus was constantly hunting, resulting in playback that was sometimes very sharp, and others almost unrecognizable. It has lots of great functions for taking photos, but unfortunately, that functionality didn't result in good pictures on many occasions. On the other hand, some pictures came out great and were real keepers, but the inconsistency drove me crazy. I’m not a professional photographer, but I do enjoy photography and have been engaged in the hobby for a long time. This camera was not going to allow me to enjoy my avocation. I returned it for a refund after three weeks and many disappointing photos while on vacation.

January 14, 2014

Robert

Excellent camera

I got this camera to use on my daily walks, I like the range of the zoom, As I see various wildlife. Also the super macro for photographing insects and flowers, along the roadside. It fits in my shirt pocket, in cold weather able to keep it warm. Missing out on photo ops will not be a problem.

January 07, 2014

Patricia

Terrible, aweful pics and videos

My first my son got me for Christmas, was overjoyed! It sucks, I have tried and tried, blurry pictures, it zooms in and out on its own and by the time it stops doing its thing is too late to take a picture then comes out blurry. Love my sons Sony Syber shot that is ancient and love how crisp and clear the pictures and videos are. Took one or 2 videos with this and can hear the shutter noise and if you try to zoom it goes all blurry same as when I try to take a picture, just hate he spent all that money on this camera and how the heck to you tell someone after all that trouble that this camera sucks!!! He was so proud of it bought the case too.

December 26, 2013

Donna

Disappointed Twice

Got the camera and got blurry photos and videos that were not synched with the audio. Returned it and got a replacement of the same camera and the same result. This is a bad camera and
I have lost Circus and Christmas photos and videos due to this defective product. Memories that I cannot redo in photos and videos of the grandchildren.

December 17, 2013

David

Great little Point-N-Shoot

I bought this Camera a few weeks ago. This camera meets all my needs for a novice photographer. The zoom works very well and the quality of the photos even in low light are great. I would recommend this camera to everyone.

December 12, 2013

Robert

Not great.

Am not impressed with photo quality especially with flash. My 8 year old Sony Cyber Shot takes much better pics. The control button is a bit erratic and doesn't seem to respond properly. When taking video the sound of the lens adjusting is heard in the audio. Advertised as "wide angle" but doesn't seem to take a wider shot than my Sony Cyber Shot. Separate battery charger is a bit expensive.

November 09, 2013

Teresa

fair

11-9-13...just got this camera......I have noticed that I have to take multiple photos JUST to get the right quality...the first one might be blurry, the next one might be too dark...the flash doesn't flash every time....the auto mode is not good to me......when I want it to flash it does not.......i am using a 64mb memory card....when I the movie mode it is constantly trying to focus so as I am watching the movie I taped it is constantly going in and out of blurriness......Teresa in Florida

November 08, 2013

Terri

Would give it a zero if I could

I have owned at least 6 digital cameras. All of them have been Sony and I have loved every one. I got the new cameras as each new resolution update and options were released. I saw this Olympus on QVC and it seemed like a spectacular deal and a quality camera. I was especially excited for the 24X zoom and the 14 megapixel resolution. I ordered extra batteries and an external battery charger before the camera even arrived so that I would have batteries ready for trying out all the options. That was a HUGE mistake that I will never make again.
First of all, the flash does not automatically pop up when needed. You must flip a little switch to pop it up.
I used the zoom to take some pictures of an apple tree that is 3 houses away from me. The zoom worked well. I don't, however, believe that the resolution is actually 14 Mp.
I tried the macro mode and the camera kept going in and out of focus for as long as I held the shutter button halfway down. I tried pushing all the way down when it was in focus, but still never got a macro picture that you could tell what the subject was. I used just the general portrait mode to take a few pictures in a well lit room in my house of several different items. Some turned out clear while most were very blurry and even hazy in some instances. Without fail, while trying to focus, the camera made a moving gear type of sound the entire time. That was a pretty telling indication of problems itself.
Now for the movie mode. Never seen a camera take such horrible videos and make so much noise while doing it. Even in a well lit area, the video was not crisp or clear and the audio was even worse.
The bottom line is this....if it were just this camera that I bought that had these problems, I might send it back for a replacement, however, my sister bought one for her and one for her daughter at the same time. Both of those cameras had EXACTLY the same problems as mine.
I took pictures with my 8 Mp Sony and compared them to the exact same pictures taken with the new Olympus 14 Mp and guess what, the Sony photos were far superior in clarity and color than the Olympus SZ-15. It's going back to QVC for a refund.
By the way, I couldn't find any reviews on this camera until after I purchased it and got the request for review from Olympus. Had I been able to read these reviews, I would not have purchased this

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