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Questions :

Question :
What additional items are packaged with the camera?

Answer:
The following items are packaged with the camera:

- SZ-15 camera
- Lithium-ion Rechargeable Battery ( LI-50B )
- USB cable ( CB-USB7 )
- USB-AC adapter ( F-2AC )
- Strap
- Olympus Setup CD-ROM :
* OLYMPUS Viewer 3 software ( Windows / Mac )
- Instruction Manual
- Warranty Card

Question :
What are the differences among the SZ-16, SZ-15 and SZ-14?

Answer:
The following table describes the differences:
SZ-16 SZ-15 SZ-14
Effective Pixels 16 million pixels
1/2.3, CMOS
16 million pixels
CCD: 1/2.3
14 million pixels
CCD: 1/2.3
Monitor 3.0 inches, Approx 460,000 dots, TFT color LCD
Optical Zoom 24 x
Digital Zoom 4 x
Super-Resolution Zoom 2 x Not available
Focal Length 4.5 mm - 108.0 mm
( 25 mm - 600 mm equivalent to 35 mm photography )
ISO Sensitivity 100 - 6400 100 - 1600 80 - 1600
Scene Modes 16 scene modes 14 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
Image Size
( Still Pictures )
16M, 8M, 3M, VGA
( Aspect ratio can be selected from 4:3, 16:9, 3:2 and 1:1. )
14M, 8M, 5M, 3M, 2M, 1M, VGA
( Aspect ratio is 4:3. )
16:9L, 16:9S
Image Size
( Movie )
1080P ( 1920 x 1080 )
720P ( 1280 x 720 )
VGA ( 640 x 480 )
HS 120fps (640 x 480)
HS 240fps (320 x 240)
720P ( 1280 x 720 )
VGA ( 640 x 480 )
720P ( 1280 x 720 )
VGA ( 640 x 480 )
QVGA ( 480 x 320 )
Photo with Movie Clip Available Not available
Memory SD / SDHC / SDXC cards
( UHS-I compatible ),
Eye-Fi card, FlashAir
SD / SDHC / SDXC cards
Eye-Fi card
Battery LI-50B
Number of Shots per Charge Approx. 270 shots Approx. 230 shots Approx. 220 shots
Dimensions 107.9 mm (W) x 69.7 mm (H) x 39.9 mm (D) / 4.2" (W) x 2.7" (H) x 1.6" (D) 107.3 mm (W) x 68.8 mm (H) x 39.8 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)
Weight
( Battery and Media Card Included )
227g 220g 216g
Color Silver / Black / White Silver / Black / Red
Software
( Packaged with the Camera )
OLYMPUS Viewer 3 OLYMPUS Viewer 2
Release Date February 2013 February 2013 February 2012
Refer to the Product's Page SZ-16 SZ-15 SZ-14
Tips:
You can also compare the models on the following web page:
* Product comparison

Question :
What are the compression rates and size of 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
( Aspect Ratio is 4:3 )
Compression Number of storable pictures without sound File Size
( Approx. )
37.9 MB Internal Memory 4 GB
SD / SDHC / SDXC Card
16M
(4608 x 3456)
Fine 3 400 10.2 MB
Normal 7 750 5.5 MB
8M
(3200 x 2400)
Fine 7 750 5.5 MB
Normal 13 1,340 3.1 MB
3M
(1920 x 1440)
Fine 24 2,530 1.6 MB
Normal 49 4,960 0.8 MB
VGA
(640 x 480)
Fine 220 20,670 0.2 MB
Normal 403 41,340 0.1 MB

[ Movies ]
Image Size /
Aspect Ratio
Frame Rate Storable recording time with sound
37.9 MB Internal Memory 4 GB
SD / SDHC / SDXC Card
720P
( 1280 x 720 / 16:9 )
30fps 9 sec. 16 min.
15fps 18 sec. 31 min.
VGA
( 640 x 480 / 4:3 )
30fps 19 sec. 33 min.
15fps 37 sec. 64 min.

In regards to the movie recording time:
- Regardless of the card capacity, the maximum file size per movie is 2 GB.
Note:
- The amount of storable still pictures and movie recording time is approximate and calculated based on capacity. The actual amounts will differ according to the shooting conditions and other figures. The figures do not guarantee battery life.

Question :
What type of memory card can I use with this model?

Answer:
This model is compatible with SD, SDHC and SDXC cards, including Eye-Fi.
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 find the manual online. You can either read it online or download the instruction manual for your camera.
See the following Web page to find the available manuals:
* Download Manuals


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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