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Olympus SZ-15

alaTest has collected and analyzed 787 reviews of Olympus SZ-15. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviews about the zoom and performance are on the whole positive. The portability and price also get good feedback, but there are some mixed views about the storage and focus. Many are less positive about the energy efficiency and viewfinder.

usability, price, portability, performance, zoom

viewfinder, energy

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Olympus SZ-15 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Olympus SZ-15

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 116 user reviews of Olympus SZ-15 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the size and zoom. The price and portability are also appreciated. Many are less positive about the flash. There are mixed reviews on the reliability and sensor.

usability, portability, price, zoom, size

flash

91% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Sep, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Olympus SZ-15

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 513 user reviews of Olympus SZ-15 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the size and performance. The portability and price also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the energy efficiency and color. There are mixed comments on the storage and image quality.

usability, price, portability, performance, size

reliability, viewfinder, color, energy

78% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Sep, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Olympus SZ-15

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Olympus SZ-15 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.ca. Reviewers are impressed by the screen and design. The usability and portability are also mentioned favorably.

performance, portability, usability, design, screen

83% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

Sep, 2019

Expert review by : TechRadar (techradar.com)

Olympus SZ-15 review

 

A serious-looking compact camera with an impressive zoom

24x optical zoom ; Very easy to use ; Magic image style modes ; Tracking AF ; 720p video

Image quality is poor ; Screen suffers from CCD charge bleed ; Slow between shots ; No alternative image colour settings

If you keep in mind that the Olympus SZ-15 is aimed at those who are happy to point and shoot and are only going to use their camera on a few occasions a year, then the Olympus Stylus SZ-15 is a suitable camera. It is uncomplicated, with few buttons, a...

Jul, 2013

Expert review by : Ben Pitt (expertreviews.co.uk)

Olympus Stylus SZ-15 review

 

A great price for a 24x zoom, but let down by its noisy sensor and slow processor

Oct, 2013

Expert review by : Kyle Schurman (steves-digicams.com)

Olympus SZ-15

 

The Olympus SZ-15 isn't going to impress you with its responsiveness or with its image quality. Some sluggish situations will leave you a bit frustrated with this model from time to time. However, because so few other large zoom cameras have such a...

Optical zoom lens as large as 24x rarely found in this price range ; Camera body is small enough to carry in a pocket ; Nice to have a large zoom lens in a small camera body ; SZ-15 moves through its full zoom range very quickly ; Popup flash angle...

Image quality could be better ; Large sharp prints aren't really possible with this camera ; Tiny CCD image sensor struggles in low light without a flash ; Shot to shot delays are too long and are frustrating to deal with ; Tough to hold small camera...

The Olympus SZ-15 isn't going to impress you with its responsiveness or with its image quality. Some sluggish situations will leave you a bit frustrated with this model from time to time. However, because so few other large zoom cameras have such a...

Nov, 2013

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Expert review by : Matt Grayson (photographyblog.com)

Olympus Stylus SZ-15 Review

 

The Olympus Stylus SZ-15 is a large zoom digital compact camera boasting a 24x optical zoom starting from a 24mm wide-angle focal length, 16 megapixel sensor, TRUEPIC processor and Eye-Fi memory card compatibility. Drawing on designs from past digital...

Olympus have been pushing the Micro FourThirds system so much that they've fallen off the radar a little with the compact cameras. It's a shame because they've always been pretty good and the Stylus SZ-15 is testament to that. It has its flaws, such as...

Jan, 2014

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Has it's quirks, but not as bad as the other reviewer made it seem.

 

I feel as though I should specify that I use the camera to do automotive photography for multiple car dealerships in my area. As such, I'm not in the overall market for a DSLR or other high end cameras as websites like autotrader and cars.com display...

Great image quality. Light-weight and portable. Great battery life.

I take a lot of photos in quick succession and there tends to be a lot of motion blur. There is also no way to advance the review screen, you simply have to wait until the image you are reviewing goes away before you can take another shot. Auto-focus...

Feb, 2016

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Unsatisfied.

 

Picture quality can be good once you sort out the white balance issue

The camera will turn on to an unfocused state 1 out of 3 times. You need to turn the camera off to fix the issue, even then it may not fix the issue ; The pictures are extremely white ; The camera has an issue with powering off. The camera will extend...

May, 2014

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Unsatisfied.

 

Picture quality can be good once you sort out the white balance issue.

The camera will turn on to an unfocused state 1 out of 3 times. You need to turn the camera off to fix the issue, even then it may not fix the issue. The pictures are extremely white. The camera has an issue with powering off. The camera will extend...

May, 2014

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