Olympus has a wide range of cameras available in the market today which covers a wide range of segments starting from the basic point and shoots to the high end DSLRs. The Olympus cameras are quite popular among enthusiasts for the value they bring in in terms of the package offered and the presence of a variety of features bundled into the package.
We have here the Olympus Stylus SZ-16 point and shoot camera which is based around a 1/2.3-inch, 16.0 megapixel CMOS image sensor with a 1.34µm pixel pitch. Once upon a time, CCD sensors were the more desirable, but that time has now passed. CMOS sensors typically offer significantly greater speed, allowing things like faster burst-shooting performance, more responsive autofocus, higher video frame rates for slow-motion playback, and more. The advent of backside-illuminated CMOS sensors has also gifted them with a significant advantage in terms of noise and sensitivity. Whether you are taking a panoramic view or highlighting any object in detail, capture everything that you want to depict in your imaging canvas with this Olympus Stylus SZ-16 compact camera. Some of the interesting features of this camera include special modes aimed at providing better ease of use, and some extra creative possibilities. The HDR Backlight Adjustment mode combines multiple, sequential shots to create a single image with greater dynamic range than is possible in a single exposure. Hand-held Starlight mode is similar, but raises sensitivity to get a shorter, hand-hold able shutter speed, and then averages the exposures to reduce noise levels. The Intelligent Auto mode has been improved and now recognizes 34 different scene types. There's also a selection of 11 Magic Filter effects functions, a Beauty mode that yields more attractive portraits and can simulate details like blush makeup, and a Smart Panorama tool that captures a full 360-degree scene with a simple sweep of your camera. The Olympus Stylus SZ-16 has an LCD view finder of 3-inch display size rated at 460000 pixels. This feature helps you capture every object with striking details. With its 24x Optical Zoom you can make out every level of detail even if the object is far away from your actual position where you are trying to get that perfect shot. The Olympus SZ-16 has an ISO sensitivity range of 100 to 6,400 equivalents, and its TruePic VI image processor handles a one-second burst of three images, where the SZ-15 is limited to an ISO 1,600 maximum, and has just half the burst performance. Drop the burst speed to 1.5 fps, and the SZ-16 can capture 200 frames in a row. Reduce the resolution to three megapixels, and you can shoot as many as 28 images at 30 frames per second. After capturing all pictures, store all your memories in SD/SDHC/SDXC card (supported for UHS-I speed class). Olympus Stylus SZ-16 has an internal memory of 43 MB. You can easily save recording image with maximum size of 4608x3456; also save your 3D photos with smart panorama. Olympus SZ16 also shoots 1080p (Full HD; 1,920 x 1,080 pixel) high definition movies, at a rate of 30 frames per second. These are stored in H.264-compressed .MOV format, and the SZ-16 iHS can also shoot high-speed videos. Two rates are available for these: 120 fps for VGA (640 x 480 pixels), and 240 fps for QVGA (320 x 240 pixels). Images and movies are stored on Secure Digital cards, including SDHC, SDXC, and UHS-I cards, as well as Wi-Fi capable cards such as those from Eye-Fi and Toshiba's FlashAir line. There's also 43MB of built-in memory. Connectivity includes both USB 2.0 High Speed data, and a high-def HDMI output. The latter requires an optional cable, and supports the HDMI CEC standard for controlling your camera via your TV's remote. Power comes from an LI-50B proprietary lithium-ion rechargeable battery pack. Try out one of these great imaging devices from the house of Olympus today.