Olympus SZ-12
Top 57%647 points
Top 57%
Megapixels
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746 cameras
10.91MP - 19.73MP
NaN% of all camerasYes
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megapixels
sensor size
maximum light sensitivity
continuous shooting at high resolution
video recording
14
MP
Panono Camera
108MP
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Olympus SZ-12: 48 facts and highlights

1. megapixels

14MP
Panono Camera: 108MP
288
0

2. sensor size

The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
6.17 x 4.55mm
Polaroid Snap: 81.2 x 38mm
245
0

3. noise

The maximum ISO at which the device still captures excellent quality images. Source: DxOMark.
400ISO
Sony Alpha 7S: 3702ISO
176
0

4. continuous shooting at high resolution

Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
10fps
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II: 60fps
171
0

5. weight

216g
HTC Re: 65.5g
141
0

6. maximum light sensitivity

With a higher light sensitivity (ISO level), the sensor absorbs more light. This can be used to capture moving objects using a fast shutter speed, or to take images in low light without using a flash.
1600ISO
Nikon D5: 3280000ISO
126
0

7. video recording

720 x 30fps
Canon EOS 1D X Mark II: 2160 x 60fps
113
0

8. fastest shutter speed

A faster maximum shutter speed allows taking pictures of fast moving subjects without blur.
0.00058824s
Canon EOS-1D C: 0.00000125s
80
0

9. pixel density

326ppi
Sony Alpha 7R: 544ppi
77
0

10. width

68.7mm
DxO One: 26.2mm
76
0

11. height

106.5mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V: 39mm
71
0

12. volume

289cm³
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66: 65.29cm³
71
0

13. thickness

39.5mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66: 13mm
70
0

14. resolution

783 x 587px
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2: 1517 x 1920px
69
0

15. battery power

925mAh
Samsung Galaxy NX Mirrorless: 4360mAh
69
0

16. has built-in optical image stabilization

Optical image stabilization uses gyroscopic sensors to detect the vibrations of the camera. The lens adjusts the optical path accordingly, ensuring that any type of motion blur is corrected before the sensor captures the image.
Olympus SZ-12
46% have it
67
0

17. Can create panoramas in-camera

It allows you to take multiple photos capturing different parts of the scene, and then joins them together into a single photo.
Olympus SZ-12
36% have it
59
0

18. screen size

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
3"
Samsung Galaxy NX Mirrorless: 4.8"
58
0

19. has sensor shift stabilization

With sensor shift, the image sensor (rather than the lens) moves to counterbalance any vibration of the camera. This means the image will be stabilised regardless of what lens is being used.
Olympus SZ-12
18% have it
57
0

20. has AF tracking

With AF tracking, once you choose the subject and press the shutter release part way down, as the subject moves, the autofocus will follow it. No more out of focus shots.
Olympus SZ-12
73% have it
56
0

21. has a two-stage shutter

A two-stage shutter is good for taking photos like a pro; apply pressure to the button in order for the lens to focus, and then press it fully to capture the photograph.
Olympus SZ-12
52% have it
52
0

22. has a flash

A flash is good for low-light environments, and can sometimes be used as flashlight.
Olympus SZ-12
88% have it
51
0

23. shutter lag

The amount of time it takes the camera to take a photo, without having to focus.
0.2s
Leica M Typ 240: 0.00025s
49
0

24. has an optical viewfinder

An optical viewfinder (or OVF) allows the photographer to compose a shot while seeing exactly what the lens sees. There is no time lag and they require no power - as opposed to electronic viewfinders which can drain battery life. They are also better in low light situations.
Olympus SZ-12
29% have it
49
0

25. power up delay

It takes less time for the camera to turn on and take a first picture.
1.9s
Nikon D70: 0.01s
44
0

26. optical zoom

The zoom range is the ratio between the longest and shortest focal lengths. A higher zoom range means that the lens is more versatile.
24x
Nikon Coolpix P900: 83.3x
43
0

27. number of microphones

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
1
Nikon D800E: 2
43
0

28. widest aperture

With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.
3
Ricoh GR II: 1
41
0

29. has a serial shot mode

You can shoot multiple pictures in a row.
Olympus SZ-12
88% have it
40
0

30. maximum focal length

A longer maximum focal length allows you to focus in on a small part of a scene, and offers a narrower angle of view than shorter focal lengths.
600mm
Nikon Coolpix P900: 2000mm
39
0

31. lenses

A bigger variety of brand lenses means that you have more options and can find one that suits your needs.
1
Nikon D5: 400
38
0

32. exposure time

When the camera shutter is open for a long time, more light is absorbed by the sensor. You can use this slow shutter speed to produce vivid night time photography, or capture the trajectory of moving objects such as motorway traffic.
4s
Hasselblad X1D-50c: 3600s
37
0

33. has a HDMI output

Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.
Olympus SZ-12
61% have it
36
0

34. minimum focal length

A shorter minimum focal length allows you to get more of the scene in the photo, and offers a wider angle of view than longer focal lengths.
25mm
HP Photosmart R937: 1.18mm
34
0

35. has 3D photo/video recording capabilities

The device captures 3D still photos and/or 3D videos due to two separate lenses.
Olympus SZ-12
10% have it
33
0

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