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Questions :

Question :
What are the differences among the SZ-14, SZ-11 and SZ-10?

Answer:
The following table describes the differences:
SZ-14 SZ-11 SZ-10
Effective pixels 14 million pixels CCD: 1/2.3
Monitor 3.0 inches, Approx 460,000 dots, TFT color LCD 
Optical zoom 24 x 20 x 18 x
Focal length  4.5 mm - 108.0 mm
( 25 mm - 600 mm equivalent in 35 mm photography )
4.5 mm - 90.0 mm
( 25 mm - 500 mm equivalent in 35 mm photography )
5.0 mm - 90.0 mm
( 28 mm - 504 mm equivalent in 35 mm photography )
Image stability
 ( DUAL IS )
Available
Scene modes 16 scene modes 16 scene modes 16 scene modes
Magic filter 11 magic filters
Pop Art / Pin Hole /
Fish Eye / Drawing / Soft Focus / Punk / Sparkle / Watercolor / Reflection / Miniature / Fragmented
10 magic filters
Pop Art / Pin Hole /
Fish Eye / Drawing /
Soft Focus / Punk / Sparkle / Watercolor / Reflection / Miniature
8 magic filters
Pop Art / Pin Hole /
Fish Eye / Drawing /
Soft Focus / Punk / Sparkle / Watercolor
Movie HD movie ( 720P )
Eye-Fi card compatible Available
Dimension 106.5 mm (W) x 68.7 mm (H) x 39.5 mm (D) / 4.2" (W) x 2.7" (H) x 1.6" (D) 106.5 mm (W) x 68.7 mm (H) x 39.5 mm (D) / 4.2" (W) x 2.7" (H) x 1.6" (D) 105.9 mm (W) x 67.3 mm (H) x 37.9 mm (D) / 4.2" (W) x 2.6" (H) x 1.5" (D)
Weight
(with battery and media card)
216g 216g 215g
Color Silver
Black
Red
Silver
Red
Silver 
Tips:
You can also compare the SZ-14 with other models on the following web page:
* Product comparison

Question :
What comes packaged with the camera?

Answer:
The following items are packaged with the camera:

- SZ-14 camera
- Lithium-ion Rechargeable Battery ( LI-50B )
- USB-AC adapter ( F-2AC )
- USB cable ( CB-USB8 )
- Monaural Audio / Video cable ( CB-AVC3 )
- Strap
- Olympus Setup CD-ROM:
  * [ib] software ( Windows )
  * OLYMPUS Viewer 2 software ( Windows / Mac )
- 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 mode (shooting at high quality) is 1/4. The rate in Normal mode (shooting at normal quality) is 1/8.
Image size Compression Number of storable pictures without sound File size
(approx.)
59 MB
Internal memory
4 GB
SD/SDHC/SDXC card
14M
( 4288 x 3216 )
Fine  8 561   7.3 MB
Normal 17 1097   3.7 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  11 744   5.5 MB
Normal 23 1454   2.8 MB
16:9 S
( 1920 x 1080 )
Fine  57 3549   1.2 MB
Normal 111 6704   0.6 MB
*1 When recording in 720P format, the maximum recording time per movie is 29 minutes.

[Movies]
Image size / Aspect ratio Image quality Storable recording time with sound
59 MB
Internal memory
8 GB SD/SDHC/SDXC card
720P (1280 x 720) / 16:9 *1 Fine 37 sec. 86 min. 02 sec.
Normal 1 min. 15 sec. 168 min. 30 sec.
VGA (640 x 480) / 4:3 Fine 1 min. 15 sec. 168 min. 30 sec.
Normal 2 min. 27 sec. 337 min. 01 sec.
QVGA (320 x 240) / 4:3 Fine  2 min. 27 sec. 337 min. 01 sec.
*1 When recording in 720P format, the maximum recording time per movie is 29 minutes.
Note:
- The amounts 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 and SDXC cards, including 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 ( SZ-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.


Question :
How can I improve images taken indoors or in low light?

Answer:
If you see the RED blinking camera symbol icon on the LCD screen after you press shutter button half way down to focus, this is the camera shake warning. This indicates that there may not be enough light to steadily hold the camera to take a picture or freeze the movement of your subject. In this type of condition, we recommend the built-in flash to be popped-up, allowing for a faster shutter speed to avoid a blurry image. If flash use is not possible, a tripod or other stable surface may be needed to avoid getting a blurry image in situations where stabilizing the camera would improve the image.


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