Olympus SZ-16 iHS Review

Overall Score

39

Main Features

  • 16 MP 1/2.3 CMOS Sensor
  • 25-600 mm (24x) F3.0-6.9 Zoom Lens
  • 80 - 6400 ISO
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • 2 fps continuous shooting
  • 1280 x 720 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 108 x 70 x 40 mm, 226g.
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Olympus SZ-16 iHS Overview


First introduced in January, 2013, Olympus SZ-16 iHS is a 16 MP Compact with a 1/2.3 (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sized CMOS sensor.


Proc and Cons of Olympus SZ-16 iHS


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Olympus SZ-16 iHS with competitors in small sensor superzoom cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
AF Face Detection
25 mm Wide Angle Lens
Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
2.0 fps Continuous Shooting
6.9 Lens at Tele
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Touch Screen
No Environmental Sealing
No External Flash
Slow Lens at Wide: F3.0
Low Screen Resolution: 460k dots
Low Battery Life: 220 shots
No Articulating Screen
No Full HD Video
No Built-in Viewfinder
No Manual Exposure Mode
Slow Lens at Tele: F6.9
Slow Continuous Shooting: 460 fps
Type Scores

Olympus SZ-16 iHS has an Overall Score of 39/100 and ranked #420 out of 802 in Compact cameras, and ranked #810 out of 1222 in all cameras.

Olympus SZ-16 iHS Scores
Imaging score
21
Features score
42
Value for money score
56
Portability score
94
Overall score
39
Average Scores in Small Sensor Superzoom
Imaging Score
25
Features Score
51
Value For Money Score
61
Portability Score
85
Overall score
45

Physical Dimensions of Olympus SZ-16 iHS


Olympus SZ-16 iHS weighs 226g and has external dimensions of 108 x 70 x 40mm (4.25 x 2.76 x 1.57"). Considering that the average weight of Small Sensor Superzoom cameras is 392g, Olympus SZ-16 iHS is 166 grams less than the average weight of cameras in this category. Olympus SZ-16 iHS is less by 5mm more than the average length in Small Sensor Superzoom.

Weight Comparison
Small Sensor Superzoom Cameras


Olympus SZ-16 iHS
226g
Average weight
392g
Min weight
136g
Max weight
1415g

Thickness Comparison
Small Sensor Superzoom Cameras


Olympus SZ-16 iHS
40mm
Average Thickness
65mm
Min Thickness
0mm
Max Thickness
181mm

Here is the front and top view image of Olympus SZ-16 iHS with the dimensions:

Olympus SZ-16 iHS

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight SZ-16 iHS Dimensions SZ-16 iHS
Olympus SZ-15 Olympus SZ-15 250 g 226 g 108 x 70 x 40 mm 108 x 70 x 40 mm
Olympus Stylus SH-1 Olympus SH-1 271 g 226 g 109 x 63 x 42 mm 108 x 70 x 40 mm
Olympus Stylus XZ-10 Olympus XZ-10 221 g 226 g 102 x 61 x 34 mm 108 x 70 x 40 mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350 Sony WX350 164 g 226 g 96 x 55 x 26 mm 108 x 70 x 40 mm
Canon PowerShot S120 Canon S120 217 g 226 g 100 x 59 x 29 mm 108 x 70 x 40 mm
Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 iHS Olympus TG-850 iHS 218 g 226 g 110 x 64 x 28 mm 108 x 70 x 40 mm
Canon PowerShot SX510 HS Canon SX510 HS 349 g 226 g 104 x 70 x 80 mm 108 x 70 x 40 mm
Nikon Coolpix P340 Nikon P340 194 g 226 g 103 x 58 x 32 mm 108 x 70 x 40 mm

Specifications of Olympus SZ-16 iHS


General
Brand Olympus
Model SZ-16 iHS
Announced January, 2013
Body Type Compact
Lens
Lens Mount fixed lens
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier
Number of Lenses 0
Macro Focus Range n/a
Screen
Screen Size 3"
Screen Type Fixed
Screen Resolution 460k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder None
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage n/a%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.0
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 0
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/4 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/2000 sec
Continuous Shooting 2.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range no built-in flash
Flash Modes Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ± EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size 1/2.3
Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Dimensions - mm
Sensor Area 0.0 mm²
Sensor Resolution 16 MP
Max Image Resolution 4608 x 3456
Max Native ISO 6400
Min Native ISO 80
Max Boosted ISO 0
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 1280 x 720
Video Formats MPEG-4, H.264
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 220 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model LI-50B
Physical
Weight 226 g
Physical Dimensions 108 x 70 x 40 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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