The black SZ-15 Digital Camera from Olympus is a compact point-and-shoot digital camera with a 16MP sensor, powerful 24x optical zoom lens and a host of assistive and creative features. The 16MP CCD sensor combined with the Truepic III+ Image Processor provides rich, detailed, colorful images and fast transfer and performance speeds. 720p HD video capture with a dedicated one-touch button and HDMI output is also supported by the SZ-15.
The lens on the SZ-15 is a 24x wide-angle optical zoom that provides the focal length equivalency of 25-600mm in the 35mm format. At 25mm, you have a true wide-angle lens that can shoot expansive vistas, interiors and inclusive group shots and 600mm is a super-telephoto length that can magnify distant subjects or shoot creative close-ups. A digital zoom function is also available for even further reach if necessary. And Dual Image Stabilization offers clearer images by reducing the blurring effects of camera shake when shooting at long telephoto lengths and in low light situations.
A 3.0" LCD screen with anti-glare technology provides composition and playback viewing and numerous assistive features make it easy to get the best shot possible. Intelligent Auto makes all camera adjustments to capture your images with their optimal settings and Scene Modes allow you to match the camera's settings to the scene you are shooting, whether it is Sports, Sunset, or Night Portrait, for example. 11 Creative Art Filters, such as Watercolor, Fisheye and Miniature are available to add special effects to your images and Beauty Mode lets you smooth out wrinkles, whiten teeth and add touch-ups for perfect portraiture.
16MP 1/2.3" CCD Sensor
The 16MP sensor in the SZ-15 provides richly colored, detailed images that can be blown up into large prints without losing clarity
Dual Truepic III+ Image Processors
The image processing engines on the SZ-15 bring fast transfer and performance speeds and allow the camera to shoot both high resolution photos and HD video with accurate color and minimal noise.
24x Wide-angle Optical Zoom Lens
With a focal range that runs from 25-600mm in the 35mm format, the lens on the SZ-15 provides shooting lengths from true wide-angle to super-telephoto. The wide-angle allows for group shots and expansive vistas and the powerful telephoto lengths can bring distant subjects in for close-ups. The tele-macro function offers clear close-ups as close as 15.7" (40 cm) even when shooting at long telephoto lengths. The maximum aperture at the wide-angle end is f/3.0 which will gather sufficient light for clear low-light photography.
48X Digital Zoom
A digital zoom function allows you to double your zoom range to 48x for extreme close-ups.
720p HD Video with Dedicated Button
A one-touch button allows you to record videos with amazing clarity in 720p high-definition right from your camera. HDMI output and control makes playing back videos on your HDTV simple.
3.0" LCD Screen
This 3.0" LCD with 460k-pixel resolution features an extra-wide viewing angle and anti-glare technology for easier composing and shooting even in direct sunlight.
Shooting Modes include Intelligent Auto, Program Auto, Beauty Mode with Make-up, Panorama and Backlight HDR.
Intelligent Auto and Scene Modes
In iAuto mode, the camera automatically detects the subject, lighting and situation to identify the scene you're shooting and adjusts the settings for ideal results. Scene Modes include Portrait, Landscape, Night, Night + Portrait, Sport, Indoor, Candle, Self Portrait, Sunset, Fireworks, Cuisine, Beach & Snow, Documents and Pet.
ISO Range 100-1600
An ISO range up to 1600 offers accurate color reproduction and low-noise imaging even in low light situations.
Dual Image Stabilization
Dual Image Stabilization combines Sensor-Shift Image Stabilization with high ISO sensitivity to compensate for the blurring effects of camera movement providing you with clearer images when shooting in low light and at long telephoto lengths.
Face Detection automatically recognizes your subjects' faces and optimizes exposure for sharp, brilliant portraits.
Shadow Adjustment Technology (HDR)
HDR Mode compensates for shadowed areas to minimize the differences in highlight and shadowed areas resulting in more uniform exposure across the image. When used together with iAuto or Face Detection, the subject's face is shot with optimal exposure settings so that the face can be seen clearly even under strong back light conditions.
AF Tracking automatically tracks fast-moving subjects such as kids, pets and sporting events, and continuously adjusts the focus and brightness so you can capture these moments with ease.
Capture panoramic vistas all in one frame with the touch of one button, by simply panning the camera across the scene.
Magic Filter - Photo and Video
Magic Art Filters add creative touches to photos and some are applicable to videos as well. Choose from Pop Art, Pin Hole, Fisheye, Soft Focus, Punk, Sparkle, Watercolor, Miniature, Reflection, Dramatic and Fragmented.
Playback Edit Effects
Various controls and effects can make adjustments to your images after they have been shot. Effects include: Resize, Crop, Red Eye Fix and Shadow Adjustment.