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Olympus SZ-15 vs Olympus 6010

Portability
88
Imaging
41
Features
50
Overall
44
Olympus SZ-15 front
 
Olympus Stylus Tough 6010 front
Portability
94
Imaging
36
Features
21
Overall
30

Olympus SZ-15 vs Olympus 6010 Key Specs

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
  • Revealed June 2013
Olympus 6010
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 64 - 1600
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 28-102mm (F3.5-5.1) lens
  • 179g - 95 x 63 x 22mm
  • Launched July 2009
  • Also Known as mju Tough 6010
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Olympus SZ-15 vs Olympus 6010 Overview

Lets look more in depth at the Olympus SZ-15 vs Olympus 6010, former being a Small Sensor Superzoom while the other is a Waterproof and both are produced by Olympus. There exists a sizable gap among the image resolutions of the SZ-15 (16MP) and 6010 (12MP) but both cameras boast the same sensor size (1/2.3").

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The SZ-15 was launched 3 years later than the 6010 and that is a fairly significant difference as far as camera technology is concerned. Both of the cameras have the same body design (Compact).

Before getting into a thorough comparison, here is a quick summary of how the SZ-15 grades against the 6010 when considering portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Olympus SZ-15 over the Olympus 6010

 SZ-15 6010 
LaunchedJune 2013July 2009Fresher by 48 months
Focus manually Dial accurate focusing
Display dimensions3"2.7"Larger display (+0.3")
Display resolution460k230kClearer display (+230k dot)

Reasons to pick Olympus 6010 over the Olympus SZ-15

 6010 SZ-15 

Common features in the Olympus SZ-15 and Olympus 6010

 SZ-15 6010 
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Selfie screen Neither provides selfie screen
Touch display Neither provides Touch display

Olympus SZ-15 vs Olympus 6010 Physical Comparison

In case you're planning to carry your camera regularly, you're going to have to take into account its weight and volume. The Olympus SZ-15 provides external measurements of 108mm x 70mm x 40mm (4.3" x 2.8" x 1.6") having a weight of 250 grams (0.55 lbs) whilst the Olympus 6010 has sizing of 95mm x 63mm x 22mm (3.7" x 2.5" x 0.9") and a weight of 179 grams (0.39 lbs).

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Take into account, the weight of an ILC will vary depending on the lens you select at that moment. The following is a front view dimension comparison of the SZ-15 compared to the 6010.

Olympus SZ-15 vs Olympus 6010 size comparison

Taking into consideration dimensions and weight, the portability score of the SZ-15 and 6010 is 88 and 94 respectively.

Olympus SZ-15 vs Olympus 6010 top view buttons comparison

Olympus SZ-15 vs Olympus 6010 Sensor Comparison

Sometimes, it is hard to see the contrast in sensor sizing purely by checking out specifications. The visual underneath may provide you a stronger sense of the sensor measurements in the SZ-15 and 6010.

Plainly, both cameras have the same sensor dimensions but not the same MP. You can anticipate the Olympus SZ-15 to show greater detail utilizing its extra 4MP. Greater resolution will also make it easier to crop pics a bit more aggressively. The more modern SZ-15 is going to have an advantage with regard to sensor innovation.

Olympus SZ-15 vs Olympus 6010 sensor size comparison

Olympus SZ-15 vs Olympus 6010 Screen and ViewFinder

Olympus SZ-15 vs Olympus 6010 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Olympus SZ-15 as a Portrait photography camera
Olympus 6010 as a Portrait photography camera
44
focusing manually
decent sensor resolution (16 megapixels)
has face detect focus
external flash not possible
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
21
focusing manually not possible
manual exposure not available
no external flash support
low megapixels (12 megapixels)
sensor is small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
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Street Comparison

Olympus SZ-15 as a Street photography camera
Olympus 6010 as a Street photography camera
60
image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than others in class (250g)
screen is fixed
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
62
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
environment proofing
screen is fixed
sensor is small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Olympus SZ-15 Sports photography features
Olympus 6010 Sports photography features
53
incredible zoom range (23-483mm 21.0 x zoom)
image stabilization (Optical)
decent sensor resolution (16 megapixels)
has tracking focus
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
has no phase detect auto focus
34
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
environment proofing
lack of shutter priority mode
low megapixels (12MP)
sensor is small (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Olympus SZ-15 Travel photography advice
Olympus 6010 Travel photography advice
68
lighter than others in class (250 grams)
decent sensor resolution (16 megapixels)
has built in flash
reasonably wide (23mm)
long zoom (483mm)
lack of Time Lapse function
doesn't have selfie friendly screen
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.8)
61
environment proofing
has built in flash
reasonably wide (28mm)
lack of Timelapse mode
low megapixels (12 megapixels)
screen is not selfie friendly
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.5)
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Landscape Comparison

Olympus SZ-15 Landscape photography advice
Olympus 6010 Landscape photography advice
50
focusing manually
reasonably wide (23mm)
screen size is good (3")
image stabilization (Optical)
decent sensor resolution (16 megapixels)
cannot switch lenses (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.8)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
lack of Time Lapse function
36
reasonably wide (28mm)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
environment proofing
focusing manually not possible
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.5)
screen is somewhat small (2.7 inches)
manual exposure not available
low megapixels (12 megapixels)
sensor is small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
lack of Timelapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Olympus SZ-15 Vlogging details
Olympus 6010 Vlogging details
34
reasonably wide (23mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
has face detect focus
video res high (1920 x 1080 resolution)
lighter than others in class (250 grams)
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.8)
doesn't have selfie friendly screen
lack of mic jack
29
reasonably wide (28mm)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.5)
screen is not selfie friendly
video res low (640 x 480 pixels)
lack of external microphone socket
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Olympus SZ-15 vs Olympus 6010 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Olympus SZ-15 and Olympus 6010
 Olympus SZ-15Olympus Stylus Tough 6010
General Information
Company Olympus Olympus
Model type Olympus SZ-15 Olympus Stylus Tough 6010
Also called - mju Tough 6010
Type Small Sensor Superzoom Waterproof
Revealed 2013-06-21 2009-07-17
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 area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 16MP 12MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Highest resolution 4608 x 3456 3968 x 2976
Highest native ISO 3200 1600
Minimum native ISO 100 64
RAW support
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Autofocus touch
Autofocus continuous
Single autofocus
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Multi area autofocus
Live view autofocus
Face detection autofocus
Contract detection autofocus
Phase detection autofocus
Cross type focus points - -
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 23-483mm (21.0x) 28-102mm (3.6x)
Largest aperture f/2.8-5.9 f/3.5-5.1
Macro focusing distance 5cm 2cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Type of screen Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen diagonal 3" 2.7"
Screen resolution 460 thousand dots 230 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch operation
Screen tech LCD -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Slowest shutter speed 8s 1/4s
Maximum shutter speed 1/2000s 1/2000s
Continuous shooting rate 10.0 frames per second -
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes -
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance 3.50 m 4.00 m
Flash options Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in, Slow Sync -
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (30fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 480fps (176 x 128), 240fps (384 x 288) 640 x 480 (30, 15 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Highest video resolution 1920x1080 640x480
Video data format AVI MPEG4, Motion JPEG Motion JPEG
Microphone port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS BuiltIn None
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 250g (0.55 lb) 179g (0.39 lb)
Physical dimensions 108 x 70 x 40mm (4.3" x 2.8" x 1.6") 95 x 63 x 22mm (3.7" x 2.5" x 0.9")
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 ID SLB-10A LI-50C
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, Double) Yes (12 seconds)
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC xD Picture Card, microSD Card, Internal
Card slots 1 1
Launch cost $200 $0