LCD and Viewfinder
Olympus SZ-15 has a Fixed Type 3″ LCD screen with a resolution of 460k dots. Both the screen size and the screen resolution is up to the standards of this class.
SZ-15 doesn't have a viewfinder and no option for external viewfinder. Lack of a viewfinder can be problematic especially under strong light where visibility of LCD screens goes down dramatically. If you need a Compact camera with a built-in viewfinder in a similar price range, consider Nikon Coolpix P7000 (Compare) or Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50 (Lumix DMC-TZ70) (Compare). If the price is not an issue, take a look at our Top Rated Cameras with Viewfinders.
Max Shutter speed
Olympus SZ-15 can shoot continuously at max speed of 10 fps and has max shutter speed of 1/2000 sec.
Unfortunately SZ-15 doesn't have an external flash shoe so you are limited with the built-in flash.
Olympus SZ-15 features a Contrast Detection autofocusing system.
Olympus SZ-15 also features Face detection AF
where it intelligently detects the faces in the frame and locks the focus automatically.
With Olympus SZ-15, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 1920 x 1080 at 30 fps and save in AVI MPEG4 and Motion JPEG formats. Full HD resolution of Olympus SZ-15 will be adequate in most of the situations. But if you are after the highest resolution videos available, see our list of Top Cameras with 4K (Ultra-HD) Video.
SZ-15 has a built-in Mono microphone and a Mono speaker.
Olympus SZ-15 doesn't have any connections for external microphones and headphones. If you need a Compact camera with external microphone connectivity, consider Nikon Coolpix P7000 or Olympus Stylus SH-1 in a similar price range.
Connectivity and Storage
Thanks to the built-in wireless (Wi-Fi) connectivity feature, Olympus SZ-15 lets you transfer your photos directly to compatible devices without any physical connection.
You can connect SZ-15 to compatible devices via its HDMI port or USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port.
Olympus SZ-15 Features Compared to Main Competitors
Current Lowest price for Olympus SZ-15 is $258.98