Olympus SZ-10 Review

4.0
August 17, 2011 | Zoltan Arva-Toth |

Specifications

Image Sensor
Effective pixels 14 Megapixels
Filter array Primary colour filter (RGB)
Full resolution 14.5 Megapixels
Type 1/2.3 '' CCD sensor
Lens
Optical zoom 18 x (WIDE)
Focal length 5.0 - 90.0 mm
Focal length (equiv. 35mm) 28 - 504 mm
Maximum aperture 3.1 - 4.4
Structure 11 lenses / 8 groups
Aspherical glass elements 1
ED glass elements 2
Digital Zoom
Enlargement factor 4 x / 72 x combined with optical zoom
Monitor
Resolution 460000 dots
Monitor size 7.6 cm / 3.0 ''
Monitor type TFT
Frame assistance Yes
Brightness adjustment +/- 2 levels
Protection panel Yes
Focusing System
Method TTL iESP auto focus with contrast detection
Modes iESP, Face Detection AF, Spot, AF Tracking
Standard mode 0.1m - ∞ (wide) / 1.6m - ∞ (tele)
Makro mode 0.1m - ∞ (wide) / 1.6m - ∞ (tele)
Super Macro mode Closest focusing distance: 1 cm
AF illuminator Yes
Light Metering
Modes ESP light metering, Spot metering, Centre weighted metering
Histogram in shooting mode Yes
Exposure System
Modes i-Auto, Programme automatic, Scene Modes, Magic Filter, Panorama, Movie, 3D Photos
Shutter speed 1/2 - 1/2000 s / < 4 s (Night scene)
Exposure compensation +/- 2 EV / 1/3 steps
Enhancement function Mechanical Image Stabilizer
Shadow Adjustment Technology
Advanced Face Detection Technology
Pet Detection
Scene Modes
Number of scene modes 16
Modes Portrait, Beauty, Landscape, Night Scene, Night Scene with portrait, Sports, Indoor, Candle, Self-portrait, Sunset, Fireworks, Cuisine, Documents, Beach and Snow, Pet (cat), Pet (dog)
Magic Filter
Types Pop Art, Pin Hole, Fisheye, Drawing, Soft Focus, Punk, Sparkle, Water color
Sensitivity
Auto AUTO / High AUTO
Manual ISO 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
White Balance
AUTO WB system Yes
Preset values Overcast, Sunlight, Tungsten, Flourescent 1
Internal Flash
Modes AUTO, Red-eye reduction, Fill-in, Off
Working range (wide) 0.6 - 2.3 m (ISO 100) 6.4 m (ISO 800)
Working range (tele) 1.6 - 3.2 m (ISO 400) 4.5 m (ISO 800)
Sequence Shooting
Sequential shooting mode (high speed) 10 fps / 43 frames (in 3MP mode)
4.8 fps / 42 frames (in 5MP mode)
Sequential shooting mode 0.89 fps / 19 frames (Full Image Size)
Image Processing
Noise reduction Yes
Pixel mapping Yes
Engine TruePic III+
Shading compensation Yes
Distortion compensation Yes
Image Editing
Resize Yes
Trimming Yes
Correction of saturation Yes
Beauty Fix Yes
View Images
Modes Single, Index, Zoom, Slide show, Event, Photo Surfing
Index 4x3 / 6x5 frames
Zoom 1.1 - 10 x
Auto rotation Yes
Image protect mode Yes
Histogram in playback mode Yes
View Movie
Modes Frame by frame, Fast forward, Reverse playback
Still Image Recording
DCF Yes
RAW No
EXIF 2.21
PIM III
DPS PictBridge
DPOF Yes
Movie Recording System
Image Stabilisation Mode No
Recording format MPEG-4
Magic Filter Pop Art, Pin Hole, Fisheye, Drawing, Soft Focus, Punk, Water color
Movie quality 720P Recording time: 29min.
VGA Recording time: no limit
Note: maximum file size 4GB
Sound Recording System
Voice playback Yes
Sound recording Yes , format: AAC
Image footage 4 s
Speaker Yes
Memory
Removable Media SD / SDHC / SDXC
Eye-Fi Card compatible Yes
Internal memory 59 MB
Image Size
14M 4288 x 3216
8M 3264 x 2448
5M 2560 x 1920
3M 2048 x 1536
2M 1600 x 1200
1M 1280 x 960
VGA 640 x 480
16:9 4288 x 2416
1920 x 1080
Menu
Menu languages in camera 39
Other Features
Self timer 2 / 12 s Pet auto shutter
Perfect Shot Preview Yes
Menu guide Yes
In-camera Manual Yes
Panorama function In-Camera Panorama
Photo Surfing Yes
Date imprint Yes
Power Supply
Battery LI-50B Lithium-Ion Battery
Internal Charging Yes
Interface
DC input Yes
Combined A/V & USB output Yes
USB 2.0 High Speed Yes
HDMI™ Yes Type D *
* "HDMI", the HDMI logo and "High-Definition Multimedia Interface" are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC.
Size
Dimensions (W x H x D) 105.9 x 67.3 x 37.9 mm
Weight 215 g

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