Olympus SZ-15 Manual; Manual of Super Zoom Digital Camera for Casual Photography

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Table of Content:

    1. The Introduction
    2. Olympus SZ-15 Whole Camera Look
    3. The Specification of Olympus SZ-15
    4. Camera Price and Impression
    5. Olympus SZ-15User Guide

The Introduction to Olympus SZ-15 Manual

Olympus SZ-15 Manual; Manual of Super Zoom Digital Camera for Casual PhotographyWell, a manual is something important in an electronic product usage. By this manual, user will be able to find out the basic information about the product itself. This is why the in every electronic product, especially for digital camera, we will be able to find a manual book in it. And it is also the reason of why, we aim to provide the Olympus SZ-15 Manual in this writing. With this manual, hopefully we can help user by providing the reliable reference for user. So, understanding this Olympus SZ-15 camera will be much easier than before.

The Overall Look of Olympus SZ-15

Look matters a lot, and many people judge a certain product by the outside look of it. This is exactly the reason of why many manufacturers put emphasize on the look of their products. And even though this is not always like this, but sometimes the look also representing the insider of a product itself. The higher the product class, the classier the look will be. So, based on this reason, we will put look as one of our discussion topic. So, before jumping in to the Olympus SZ-15 Manual, here we will talk about the look of this camera product first.

Olympus SZ-15 Manual; camera sideOlympus SZ-15 is simple and easy to use digital camera with dimension of 108 x 70 x 40mm. The body is made of metal to give modern look with rather slippery finish but the presence of big rubberised hand grip is good enough to support secure handling. The face is minimalistic with two tone colours and dominated with lens housing.

As it is small enough, the 3-inch LCD is dominating the back side with only few buttons placed beside the LCD. This button is including menu button, navigation pad and help button. Based on the Olympus SZ-15 manual, this LCD has resolution of 460K pixel to function as view finder as well. On the top plate, it has only shutter release button encircled with zoom lever, on/off button and built-in flash. Overall look of Olympus SZ-15 is interesting, but its small dimension may lead difficulty on its operation.

The Specification of Olympus SZ-15

Olympus SZ-15 is the successor of SZ-14. If we compare the two cameras, Olympus SZ-15 brings only a few improvements including physical appearance. This camera retains the predecessor including 24x optical zoom, HD video record and Eye-Fi Card compatibility. Olympus SZ-15 bring better 16 MP sensor while it is 14MP on SZ-14. Here is the review.

Going to the key features, Olympus SZ-15 manual stated that this camera is equipped with interesting features for travel-mate camera. As super-zoom camera, it has 16MP CCD sensor with 24x optical zoom offering equivalent focal length of 23 – 483mm (in term of 35mm film). ISO sensitivity stretches from 100 – 32000, aperture goes from F2.8 – F5.9, focus distance goes from 20cm and down to 3cm in macro mode.

Olympus SZ-15 Manual; camera back sideIn the video sector, this camera can record HD 720p video at 30fps and speed burst mode at 0.5fps, as stated in the Olympus SZ-15 manual. On the paper, the features looks promising but it produces relatively poor image result, furthermore no optical stabilizer to accommodate its long zoom. Olympus SZ-15 can be a good option for casual photography but it is not that recommended for serious photography.

The presence of interesting features like AF tracking, Magic Filter for instant artistic touch and Eye-Fi card compatibility for wireless photo sharing can be another selling point of this compact camera. This camera requires Li-ion battery LI-50B that can give it power to shot up to 230times in one fully charged battery.

Olympus SZ-15 Quick Specification

Body type
Body type Compact
Sensor
Max resolution 4608 x 3456
Other resolutions 4608 x 3072, 4608 x 2592, 3648 x 2736, 2832 x 2832, 2592 x 1944, 1984 x 1488, 1920 x 1080, 1024 x 768
Image ratio w:h 1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
Effective pixels 16 megapixels
Sensor photo detectors 17 megapixels
Sensor size 1/2.3″ (6.17 x 4.55 mm)
Sensor type CCD
Image
ISO Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
White balance presets 5
Custom white balance Yes (1)
Image stabilization Optical
Optics & Focus
Focal length (equiv.) 23–483 mm
Optical zoom 21×
Maximum aperture F2.8–5.9
Autofocus Contrast Detect (sensor)
Multi-area
Center
Selective single-point
Tracking
Face Detection
Digital zoom Yes (4x)
Manual focus Yes
Normal focus range 80 cm (31.5″)
Macro focus range 5 cm (1.97″)
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCD Fixed
Screen size 3″
Screen dots 460,000
Screen type LCD
Live view Yes
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed 8 sec
Maximum shutter speed 1/2000 sec
Aperture priority Yes
Shutter priority Yes
Manual exposure mode Yes
Subject / scene modes Yes
Built-in flash Yes
Flash range 3.50 m
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in, Slow Sync
Continuous drive 10.0 fps
Self-timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, Double)
Metering modes Multi
Center-weighted
Spot
Exposure compensation ±2 (at 1/3 EV steps)
Videography features
Resolutions 1920 x 1080 (30fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 480fps (176 x 128), 240fps (384 x 288)
Format AVI MPEG4, Motion JPEG
Microphone Mono
Speaker Mono
Storage
Storage types SD/SDHC/SDXC
Connectivity
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
HDMI Yes
Wireless Built-In
Physical
Battery Battery Pack
Battery description Lithium-Ion SLB-10A rechargeable battery & charger
Weight (inc. batteries) 250 g (0.55 lb / 8.82 oz)
Other features
Orientation sensor Yes
GPS Built-in

Olympus SZ-15 Price and Impression

Olympus SZ-15 Manual; camera variantFor connectivity, it has USB 2.0 port to both connect with your PC and recharge the battery and HDMI port to connect with compatible TV. Olympus SZ-15 manual also states that the camera support SD/SDHC/SDXC card for storage. Overall, the camera is interesting and easy to use. As for the price, this camera is released in price of $199 and available in black, silver and red.

Olympus SZ-15 Manual User Guide

It is already stated in the first time that the aim of this article is to provide the Olympus SZ-15 Manual. With this manual, we hope that we can help user to understand this Olympus SZ-15 camera better than before. Further, with the rich information in it, you will be able to understand the basic information of this product easily. But, before downloading it, please remember that we provide the manual in PDF file version. So, it will be better if you install the PDF download software in your device first.

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