Olympus Stylus SZ-16 iHS Digital camera

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Summary: A 16-megapixel camera from Olympus with a 3-inch LCD, 24x optical zoom.
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About - Olympus Stylus SZ-16 iHS

The Stylus SZ-16 is a 16-megapixel camera with 24x optical zoom and has a 35mm-equivalent focal length range of 25mm-600mm. It has a 3-inch LCD (460,000 pixels).

Because of its long zoom lens, we consider this model a superzoom.

The Stylus SZ-16 stores photos and video on SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards. It captures images as JPG files at a top resolution of 4608 x 3456 and full HD-resolution video as MOV, AVI files at a top resolution of 1920 x 1080.

Like most digital cameras, this model comes with a proprietary rechargeable battery.

The image stabilization system for this camera is optical.

The Stylus SZ-16 measures 4.2 inches wide by 2.7 inches high by 1.6 inches deep, and weighs 8 ounces (with battery, memory card, and strap).

About This Brand

Olympus budget series compacts emphasize simple operation. Other model lines include its high-end SP superzoom models and select "Tough" waterproof cameras, which are also rugged. Olympus has its Pen series models that are based on micro four-thirds sensor technology. This mirrorless type of camera combines key SLR features—a large image sensor and interchangeable lenses—with the smaller size and weight of a point-and-shoot. Olympus no longer produces SLRs, but continues to offers wide range of lenses for its mirrorless camera line.

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Features & Specs - Olympus Stylus SZ-16 iHS
info Maximum aperture f3-6.9
info Shutter speed range 4 - 1/2000
info Optical zoom 24
info 35mm equivalent zoom ratio 25-600
info LCD size (in.) 3
info AA batteries No
info Viewfinder No
info Manual controls No
info Manual focus No
info Macro focus Yes
info Touch screen No
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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
Olympus is always great
Easy handling
Easy to Use
Fast Shutter Speed
Good Battery Life
Great Resolution
Great Zoom
Large Clear LCD
Small / Compact
Best Uses
Macro Photography
I love Olympus - I have had this camera for a year. Even though I am having some trouble with getting the lighting right, for the most part the pictures are excellent and I did spend a little less money. The dials are basically dummy proof, no dials to speak of. You just turn it on pick the info you want from an onscreen menu if you want to change something and shoot. Just wish I didn't have to work so hard on lighting. Think I may go with a more expensive model but will stay with Olympus. This is my 3rd Olympus digital camera, they are workhorses.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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