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Olympus SZ-10 vs Olympus SZ-15

Portability
90
Imaging
37
Features
36
Overall
36
Olympus SZ-10 front
 
Olympus SZ-15 front
Portability
88
Imaging
40
Features
50
Overall
44

Olympus SZ-10 vs Olympus SZ-15 Key Specs

Olympus SZ-10
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 1600
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-504mm (F3.1-4.4) lens
  • 215g - 106 x 67 x 38mm
  • Announced February 2011
Olympus SZ-15
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 23-483mm (F2.8-5.9) lens
  • 250g - 108 x 70 x 40mm
  • Introduced June 2013
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Olympus SZ-10 vs Olympus SZ-15 Overview

Its time to look much closer at the Olympus SZ-10 versus Olympus SZ-15, both Small Sensor Superzoom digital cameras and both of them are manufactured by Olympus. The image resolution of the SZ-10 (14MP) and the SZ-15 (16MP) is pretty well matched and both cameras have the same sensor size (1/2.3").

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The SZ-10 was revealed 3 years earlier than the SZ-15 which is quite a serious gap as far as tech is concerned. Both of these cameras have the same body design (Compact).

Before going into a step-by-step comparison, here is a quick synopsis of how the SZ-10 matches up versus the SZ-15 when considering portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Olympus SZ-10 over the Olympus SZ-15

 SZ-10 SZ-15 

Reasons to pick Olympus SZ-15 over the Olympus SZ-10

 SZ-15 SZ-10 
IntroducedJune 2013February 2011More modern by 28 months
Manually focus More exact focus

Common features in the Olympus SZ-10 and Olympus SZ-15

 SZ-10 SZ-15 
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Screen dimensions3"3"Equal screen size
Screen resolution460k460kEqual screen resolution
Selfie screen Lack of selfie screen
Touch friendly screen Neither includes Touch friendly screen

Olympus SZ-10 vs Olympus SZ-15 Physical Comparison

When you are aiming to carry around your camera often, you'll have to take into account its weight and size. The Olympus SZ-10 features outer dimensions of 106mm x 67mm x 38mm (4.2" x 2.6" x 1.5") with a weight of 215 grams (0.47 lbs) and the Olympus SZ-15 has specifications of 108mm x 70mm x 40mm (4.3" x 2.8" x 1.6") and a weight of 250 grams (0.55 lbs).

Check out the Olympus SZ-10 versus Olympus SZ-15 in the all new Camera and Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Remember that, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ dependant on the lens you are using at that moment. Here is a front view dimension comparison of the SZ-10 compared to the SZ-15.

Olympus SZ-10 vs Olympus SZ-15 size comparison

Using size and weight, the portability grade of the SZ-10 and SZ-15 is 90 and 88 respectively.

Olympus SZ-10 vs Olympus SZ-15 top view buttons comparison

Olympus SZ-10 vs Olympus SZ-15 Sensor Comparison

Usually, it is very hard to envision the contrast between sensor sizes simply by checking specs. The pic here may offer you a stronger sense of the sensor dimensions in the SZ-10 and SZ-15.

All in all, both the cameras have the same sensor dimensions albeit not the same MP. You should expect the Olympus SZ-15 to give more detail because of its extra 2MP. Higher resolution will allow you to crop pictures a bit more aggressively. The more aged SZ-10 is going to be disadvantaged when it comes to sensor innovation.

Olympus SZ-10 vs Olympus SZ-15 sensor size comparison

Olympus SZ-10 vs Olympus SZ-15 Screen and ViewFinder

Olympus SZ-10 vs Olympus SZ-15 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Olympus SZ-10 Portrait photography details
Olympus SZ-15 Portrait photography details
33
MP count decent (14 megapixels)
provides face detect autofocus
manual focus not available
lack of manual exposure
no external flash support
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
44
manual focus
megapixel count good (16MP)
comes with face detection focus
cannot use external flash
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
no RAW files
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Street Comparison

Olympus SZ-10 Street photography features
Olympus SZ-15 Street photography features
60
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lighter than competition in class (215g)
screen does not articulate
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
60
image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than competition (250 grams)
no moving screen
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
no RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Olympus SZ-10
Sports photography with Olympus SZ-15
40
great zoom range (28-504mm 18.0 x zoom)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
MP count decent (14 megapixels)
provides tracking focus
slow fps (1.0 fps)
no shutter priority mode
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
not so great battery life (220 CIPA)
lacks phase detect autofocus
53
amazing zoom range (23-483mm 21.0 x zoom)
image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count good (16 megapixels)
comes with tracking autofocus
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
no phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Olympus SZ-10 Travel photography factors
Olympus SZ-15 Travel photography factors
65
lighter than competition in class (215 grams)
MP count decent (14 megapixels)
flash built-in
pretty wide (28mm)
long reach (504mm)
doesn't have Timelapse function
not so great battery life (220 CIPA)
screen is not selfie friendly
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.1)
68
lighter than competition (250 grams)
megapixel count good (16 megapixels)
flash built-in
relatively wide (23mm)
great reach (483mm)
lack of Timelapse function
doesn't offer selfie friendly display
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Olympus SZ-10
Landscape photography with Olympus SZ-15
40
pretty wide (28mm)
screen is a decent size (3 inches)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
MP count decent (14MP)
manual focus not available
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.1)
lack of manual exposure
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
not so great battery life (220 CIPA)
doesn't have Timelapse function
49
manual focus
relatively wide (23mm)
screen size is good (3 inch)
image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count good (16MP)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
no RAW files
lack of Timelapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Olympus SZ-10 Vlogging highlights
Olympus SZ-15 Vlogging highlights
31
pretty wide (28mm)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
provides face detect autofocus
lighter than competition in class (215g)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.1)
screen is not selfie friendly
low res video (1280 x 720 resolution)
doesn't have microphone port
34
relatively wide (23mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
comes with face detection focus
high quality video (1920 x 1080 pxls)
lighter than competition (250 grams)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
doesn't offer selfie friendly display
lack of external microphone support
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Olympus SZ-10 vs Olympus SZ-15 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Olympus SZ-10 and Olympus SZ-15
 Olympus SZ-10Olympus SZ-15
General Information
Brand Olympus Olympus
Model type Olympus SZ-10 Olympus SZ-15
Class Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Announced 2011-02-08 2013-06-21
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Chip TruePic III+ -
Sensor type CCD CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 14 megapixel 16 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Maximum resolution 4288 x 3216 4608 x 3456
Maximum native ISO 1600 3200
Min native ISO 80 100
RAW files
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Touch focus
Continuous autofocus
Autofocus single
Tracking autofocus
Autofocus selectice
Autofocus center weighted
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Cross type focus points - -
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 28-504mm (18.0x) 23-483mm (21.0x)
Max aperture f/3.1-4.4 f/2.8-5.9
Macro focusing distance 1cm 5cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Type of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display size 3 inches 3 inches
Display resolution 460k dots 460k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch screen
Display tech TFT Color LCD LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Slowest shutter speed 4 secs 8 secs
Maximum shutter speed 1/2000 secs 1/2000 secs
Continuous shooting rate 1.0 frames per sec 10.0 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Exposure compensation - Yes
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance 7.10 m 3.50 m
Flash options Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in, Slow Sync
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1280 x 720 (30, 15fps), 640 x 480 (30, 15 fps), 320 x 240 (30, 15fps) 1920 x 1080 (30fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 480fps (176 x 128), 240fps (384 x 288)
Maximum video resolution 1280x720 1920x1080
Video data format Motion JPEG AVI MPEG4, Motion JPEG
Microphone support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless Eye-Fi Connected Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None BuiltIn
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 215 gr (0.47 pounds) 250 gr (0.55 pounds)
Physical dimensions 106 x 67 x 38mm (4.2" x 2.6" x 1.5") 108 x 70 x 40mm (4.3" x 2.8" x 1.6")
DXO scores
DXO All around rating not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth rating not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating not tested not tested
DXO Low light rating not tested not tested
Other
Battery life 220 shots -
Style of battery Battery Pack -
Battery ID LI-50B SLB-10A
Self timer Yes (2 or 12 sec) Yes (2 or 10 sec, Double)
Time lapse feature
Storage type SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC
Card slots One One
Price at launch $300 $200