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Olympus SZ-15 vs Olympus TG-320

Portability
88
Imaging
40
Features
50
Overall
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Olympus SZ-15 front
 
Olympus TG-320 front
Portability
94
Imaging
38
Features
33
Overall
36

Olympus SZ-15 vs Olympus TG-320 Key Specs

Olympus SZ-15
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 23-483mm (F2.8-5.9) lens
  • 250g - 108 x 70 x 40mm
  • Launched June 2013
Olympus TG-320
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 1600
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-102mm (F3.5-5.1) lens
  • 155g - 96 x 63 x 23mm
  • Released January 2012
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Olympus SZ-15 vs Olympus TG-320 Overview

Here, we will be contrasting the Olympus SZ-15 and Olympus TG-320, one being a Small Sensor Superzoom and the latter is a Waterproof and both of them are produced by Olympus. The image resolution of the SZ-15 (16MP) and the TG-320 (14MP) is relatively comparable and both cameras offer the identical sensor measurements (1/2.3").

Photography Glossary

The SZ-15 was manufactured 18 months later than the TG-320 which makes them a generation apart from one another. Both cameras feature the same body design (Compact).

Before diving into a step-by-step comparison, here is a quick introduction of how the SZ-15 matches up vs the TG-320 in regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Olympus SZ-15 over the Olympus TG-320

 SZ-15 TG-320 
ReleasedJune 2013January 2012More recent by 18 months
Focus manually More exact focusing
Screen size3"2.7"Bigger screen (+0.3")
Screen resolution460k230kCrisper screen (+230k dot)

Reasons to pick Olympus TG-320 over the Olympus SZ-15

 TG-320 SZ-15 

Common features in the Olympus SZ-15 and Olympus TG-320

 SZ-15 TG-320 
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Selfie screen No selfie screen
Touch screen Neither comes with Touch screen

Olympus SZ-15 vs Olympus TG-320 Physical Comparison

If you're going to lug around your camera, you'll need to take into account its weight and proportions. The Olympus SZ-15 comes with outside dimensions of 108mm x 70mm x 40mm (4.3" x 2.8" x 1.6") along with a weight of 250 grams (0.55 lbs) whilst the Olympus TG-320 has measurements of 96mm x 63mm x 23mm (3.8" x 2.5" x 0.9") with a weight of 155 grams (0.34 lbs).

Contrast the Olympus SZ-15 and Olympus TG-320 in the all new Camera and Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Bear in mind, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary based on the lens you are working with during that time. The following is a front view measurements comparison of the SZ-15 vs the TG-320.

Olympus SZ-15 vs Olympus TG-320 size comparison

Taking into consideration dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the SZ-15 and TG-320 is 88 and 94 respectively.

Olympus SZ-15 vs Olympus TG-320 top view buttons comparison

Olympus SZ-15 vs Olympus TG-320 Sensor Comparison

Sometimes, it's tough to see the gap in sensor measurements simply by seeing specifications. The graphic below might offer you a greater sense of the sensor dimensions in the SZ-15 and TG-320.

Plainly, each of the cameras come with the identical sensor size albeit not the same MP. You should count on the Olympus SZ-15 to show extra detail due to its extra 2MP. Higher resolution can also let you crop photographs a good deal more aggressively. The younger SZ-15 will have an advantage with regard to sensor innovation.

Olympus SZ-15 vs Olympus TG-320 sensor size comparison

Olympus SZ-15 vs Olympus TG-320 Screen and ViewFinder

Olympus SZ-15 vs Olympus TG-320 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Olympus SZ-15 Portrait photography advice
Olympus TG-320 Portrait photography advice
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focusing manually
good megapixels (16MP)
supports face detection autofocus
no external flash support
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
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good resolution (14 megapixels)
includes face detection focus
no manual focus
no manual control
no external flash support
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Olympus SZ-15
Street photography with Olympus TG-320
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has image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than competition in class (250 grams)
screen is fixed
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
66
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
weather proofing
lighter than average in class (155g)
fixed screen
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Olympus SZ-15 Sports photography info
Olympus TG-320 Sports photography info
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excellent zoom range (23-483mm 21.0 x zoom)
has image stabilization (Optical)
good megapixels (16 megapixels)
supports tracking autofocus
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
has no phase detect autofocus
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built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
good resolution (14MP)
includes tracking autofocus
weather proofing
continuous shooting slow (1.0 frames/s)
no shutter priority mode
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
bad battery (150 per charge)
has no phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Olympus SZ-15 as a Travel photography camera
Olympus TG-320 as a Travel photography camera
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lighter than competition in class (250 grams)
good megapixels (16 megapixels)
built-in flash
quite wide (23mm)
great zoom (483mm)
missing Time Lapse function
display isn't selfie friendly
slow max aperture (f2.8)
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lighter than average in class (155g)
weather proofing
good resolution (14MP)
built-in flash
relatively wide (28mm)
no Timelapse function
bad battery (150 per charge)
doesn't have selfie friendly display
slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
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Landscape Comparison

Olympus SZ-15 as a Landscape photography camera
Olympus TG-320 as a Landscape photography camera
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focusing manually
quite wide (23mm)
pretty good screen size (3 inch)
has image stabilization (Optical)
good megapixels (16 megapixels)
cannot swap lens (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f2.8)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
missing Time Lapse function
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relatively wide (28mm)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
good resolution (14 megapixels)
weather proofing
no manual focus
can't swap lens (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
screen is small (2.7 inches)
no manual control
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
bad battery (150 per charge)
no Timelapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Olympus SZ-15 as a Vlogging camera
Olympus TG-320 as a Vlogging camera
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quite wide (23mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
supports face detection autofocus
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 pxls)
lighter than competition in class (250g)
slow max aperture (f2.8)
display isn't selfie friendly
missing external mic port
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relatively wide (28mm)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
includes face detection focus
lighter than average in class (155g)
slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
doesn't have selfie friendly display
video res low (1280 x 720 pxls)
no external microphone jack
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Olympus SZ-15 vs Olympus TG-320 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Olympus SZ-15 and Olympus TG-320
 Olympus SZ-15Olympus TG-320
General Information
Brand Name Olympus Olympus
Model type Olympus SZ-15 Olympus TG-320
Class Small Sensor Superzoom Waterproof
Launched 2013-06-21 2012-01-10
Body design 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 16 megapixel 14 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 -
Maximum resolution 4608 x 3456 4288 x 3216
Maximum native ISO 3200 1600
Lowest native ISO 100 80
RAW data
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Touch to focus
AF continuous
AF single
Tracking AF
Selective AF
Center weighted AF
Multi area AF
AF live view
Face detect AF
Contract detect AF
Phase detect AF
Cross type focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 23-483mm (21.0x) 28-102mm (3.6x)
Max aperture f/2.8-5.9 f/3.5-5.1
Macro focusing distance 5cm 3cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Range of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display diagonal 3 inch 2.7 inch
Display resolution 460 thousand dot 230 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch screen
Display tech LCD TFT Color LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Slowest shutter speed 8s 4s
Maximum shutter speed 1/2000s 1/2000s
Continuous shooting speed 10.0 frames/s 1.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes -
Change WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance 3.50 m 5.80 m
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in, Slow Sync Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in
External flash
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (30fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 480fps (176 x 128), 240fps (384 x 288) 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 180 (30fps)
Maximum video resolution 1920x1080 1280x720
Video data format AVI MPEG4, Motion JPEG MPEG-4, H.264
Microphone input
Headphone input
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
Environment seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 250 grams (0.55 lb) 155 grams (0.34 lb)
Physical dimensions 108 x 70 x 40mm (4.3" x 2.8" x 1.6") 96 x 63 x 23mm (3.8" 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 life - 150 shots
Battery format - Battery Pack
Battery ID SLB-10A LI-42B
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, Double) Yes (2 or 12 sec, pet auto shutter)
Time lapse recording
Storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage slots 1 1
Retail price $200 $0