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Questions :

Question :
What are the differences among the SH-21, SZ-20 and SZ-30MR?

Answer:
The following table describes the differences:
  SH-21 SZ-20 SZ-30MR
Effective pixels  16 million pixels,
1/2.3, Backlit CMOS sensor
Monitor 3.0 inches Approx. 460,000 dots TFT color LCD
Optical zoom 12.5 x 12.5 x  24 x
Focal length 4.2mm - 52.5mm
(24mm - 300mm equivalent in 35 mm photography)
4.2mm - 52.5mm
(24mm - 300mm equivalent in 35 mm photography)
4.5mm - 108.0mm
(25mm - 600mm equivalent in 35 mm photography)
Touch panel Available Not available
Live guide Available Not available
Image stabilizer
(DUAL IS)
Available
Hand-Held Starlight Available
Smart Panorama Available
Multi-Record Not available Not available Available
Magic Filter 10 filters
Pop Art, Pin Hole, 
Fisheye, Drawing, 
Soft Focus, Punk,
Sparkle, Watercolor,
Reflection,Miniature
8 filters
Pop Art, Pin Hole, Fisheye, Drawing,
Soft Focus, Punk, Sparkle, Watercolor
      
Movie Full HD movie (1080P) / HD movie (720P)
VGA / QVGA
Eye-Fi card compatibility Compatible
Dimensions  105.4 mm (W) x 59.4 mm (H) x 30.6 mm (D) / 4.1" (W) x 2.3" (H) x 1.2" (D)  102.4 mm (W) x 64.0 mm (H) x 30.4 mm (D) / 4.0" (W) x 2.5" (H) x 1.2" (D) 106.3 mm (W) x 68.7 mm (H) x 39.5 mm (D) / 4.2" (W) x 2.7" (H) x 1.6" (D)
Weight
(with battery and media card) 
184g 186g 226g
Color Champagne gold 
Red
Black
Silver
Black
Red
Silver
Black
 

Question :
What comes packaged with the camera?

Answer:
The following items are packaged with the camera:

- SH-21 body
- Lithium-ion Rechargeable Battery (LI-50B)
- USB-AC adapter (F-2AC)
- USB cable (CB-USB8)
- Monaural Audio / Video cable (CB-AVC3)
- Strap
- Stylus pen
- CD-ROM ([ib], OLYMPUS Viewer 2)
- Instruction Manual
- Warranty card


Question :
What are the compression rates and what size are the image files in each record mode?

Answer:
The following tables show the approximate values:

[Still pictures]
The compression rate in Fine (shooting at high quality) is 1/4. The rate in Normal (shooting at normal quality) is 1/8.

Image size Compression Number of storable pictures without sound File size (approx.)
Internal memory 4 GB SD/SDHC/SDXC card
16M
(4608 x 3456)
Fine  7 488  8.4 MB
Normal 15 957  4.3 MB
8M
(3264 x 2448)
Fine  15 957  4.3 MB
Normal 29 1856  2.2 MB
5M
(2560 x 1920)
Fine  24 1527  2.7 MB
Normal 46 2873  1.4 MB
3M
(2048 x 1536)
Fine  38 2413  1.7 MB
Normal 75 4641  0.9 MB
2M
(1600 x 1200)
Fine  62 3893  1.1 MB
Normal 118 7099  0.6 MB
1M
(1280 x 960)
Fine  94 5746  0.7 MB
Normal 180 10971  0.4 MB
VGA
(640 x 480)
Fine  316 17240  0.2 MB
Normal 542 30170  0.1 MB
16:9 L
(4288 x 2416)
Fine  10 645  6.4 MB
Normal 20 1270  3.2 MB
16:9 S
(1920 x 1080)
Fine  57 3549  1.2 MB
Normal 111 6704  0.6 MB

[Movies]
Image size / Horizontal-to-vertical ratio Frame rate (frames per second) Image quality Storable recording time with sound
Internal memory 4 GB SD/SDHC/SDXC card
1080P
(1920 x 1080) / 16:9 *1
30 fps Fine 25 sec. 28 min. 41 sec.
Normal 37 sec. 42 min. 43 sec.
720P
(1280 x 720) / 16:9 *1
30 fps Fine 37 sec. 42 min. 43 sec.
Normal 1 min. 15 sec. 83 min. 40 sec.
VGA
(640 x 480) / 4:3
30 fps Fine 1 min. 15 sec. 83 min. 40 sec.
Normal 2 min. 27 sec. 167 min. 20 sec.
QVGA
(320 x 240) / 4:3
30 fps Fine 3 min. 27 sec. 223 min. 6 sec.
*1 When recording in 1080P or 720P format, the maximum recording time per movie is 29 minutes.
Note:
- The amount of storable still pictures and storable movie recording time are approximate and are calculated based on capacity. The actual amounts will differ according to the shooting conditions and other figures. The figures are not a guarantee of battery life.
- To increase the free space in the internal memory or on the optional memory card, save any images and movies you wish to keep to external storage (for example, on a computer) and then delete them from the internal memory or memory card.
Regarding the movie recording time:
- Regardless of the card capacity, the maximum file size per movie is 4 GB.

Question :
Which types of memory cards can I use?

Answer:
SD, SDHC, SDXC and Eye-Fi cards can be used.
xD-Picture Card™ and CompactFlash® media cannot be used.

Note:
To see a list of compatible memory cards, click here:
* Compatibility table for Media Card ( SH-Series )

Question :
Where can I find the instruction manual for my camera?

Answer:
You can either read online or download the instruction manual for your camera.
See the following Web page to find the available manuals:
* Download Manuals


Question :
Where can I find information on how to use the [ib] software?

Answer:
Answers to the most frequently asked questions about [ib] are collected here.

Detailed documentation of the software's functions is available in the application's Help file. To access the Help file, launch [ib] and choose ib Help from the Help menu.


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