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Comparisons / Comparison of Olympus SZ-20 and Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S950

Comparison of Olympus SZ-20 and Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S950 [S]ave

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Olympus SZ-20
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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S950
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General
ModelOlympus SZ-20Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S950
BrandOlympusSony
Manufacturer urlhttp://www.olympusamerica.com/https://www.sony.com/
Model numberSZ-20DSC-S950
Camera formatMid-SizedCompact
Tripod mount++
Length (mm)10293
Width (mm)3024
Height (mm)6456
Weight (g)186135
Waterproof--
Image Sensor
Sensor typeCMOSCCD
Sensor manufacturer-Sony SuperHAD
Effective megapixels (MP)16.0010.10
Sensor format-1/2.3 inch
Sensor area (mm²)-28.07
Sensor width (mm)-6.17
Sensor height (mm)-4.55
Aspect ratio4:34:3, 16:9
Self-cleaning--
Sensor shift image stabilization+-
On-sensor phase detect--
Image Capture
Image resolution
  • 1280 x 960(1.2 mp 4:3)
  • 1600 x 1200(1.9 mp 4:3)
  • 1920 x 1080(2.1 mp 16:9)
  • 2048 x 1536(3.1 mp 4:3)
  • 2560 x 1920(4.9 mp 4:3)
  • 3264 x 2448(8.0 mp 4:3)
  • 4608 x 2592(11.9 mp 16:9)
  • 4608 x 3456(15.9 mp 4:3)
  • 640 x 480(0.3 mp 4:3)
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Image file format
  • .mpo
  • jpeg (exif 2.21)
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Continuous-mode (fps)7.001.00
Video Capture
Can take movies++
Movie resolution
  • 1280x720
  • 1920x1080
  • 320x240
  • 640x480
  • 320x240
Image Storage
Movie file formatMP4 (MPEG-4)MotionJPEG AVI
Composite video out++
Ntsc/pal switchable video++
Hd video out+-
Hd video connectionHDMI-
Lens and Optics
LensOlympus lens; 9 lenses in 8 groups with 4 aspherical and 2 ED elements.Sony lens; 7 elements in 6 groups
Focal length (35mm equivalent) (mm)24.00 - 300.0033.00 - 132.00
Focal length (actual) (mm)5.002.00
Zoom ratio (x)12.504.00
Aperture range (f)0.17 - 0.330.18 - 0.40
Integrated nd filter--
Min focus range (cm)10-
Optical image stabilization--
Digital zoom++
Digital zoom values (x)
  • 4
  • 22
Auto Focus
Auto focus++
Auto focus typeContrast Detection; iESP Auto, Spot AF, Face Detection AF, AF TrackingContrast detection, 9-area
Auto focus assist light+-
Manual focus-+
Viewfinder
ViewfinderLCDLCD
Focus peaking--
Display
Eye-level viewfinder--
Rear display++
Rear display size (inch)3.002.70
Rear display resolution (dots)460,000230,000
Touchscreen--
Articulating screen--
Tilt swivel screen--
Selfie screen--
Max playback zoom (x)10-
Exposure
Iso settingsAuto, High Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600
Auto iso mode++
White balance settings
  • auto
  • daylight
  • fluorescent 1
  • overcast
  • tungsten
  • auto
  • cloudy
  • daylight
  • flash
  • fluorescent 1
  • fluorescent 2
  • fluorescent 3
  • incandescent
Shutter speed range (s)1/2000 - 41/2000 - 1
Bulb mode--
Exposure compensation+/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps+/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Explosure metering modesDigital ESP Metering, Spot MeteringMulti-pattern
Program auto exposure++
Aperture priority--
Shutter priority--
Full manual exposure--
Creative exposure modesSmart Panorama, 3D Mode, 8 Magic Filters (Pop Art, Pinhole, Fisheye, Drawing, Soft Focus, Punk, Sparkle, Watercolor)Six scene modes
Self timer (s)
  • 2
  • 12
  • 2
  • 10
High resolution composite--
Flash
Built-in flash++
Flash modes
  • auto
  • fill-in
  • off
  • red-eye reduction
  • auto
  • flash off
  • flash on
  • slow syncro
Flash range descriptionISO 1250: Wide: 0.1 - 5.7 m; Tele: 0.6 - 2.9 mSO Auto: Approx.0.5 - Approx.3.5m(W) / Approx.0.5 - Approx.1.5 m(T), ISO3200: up to Approx.7.0 m(W) / Approx.3.0 m(T)
Usable memory types
  • sd
  • sdhc
  • sdx
  • ms duo
  • ms pro du
Dual card slots--
Raw capture support--
Included memory (MB)0-
Connectivity
Built-in wi-fi--
NFC--
Bluetooth--
Built-in gps--
Microphone jack--
Headphone jack--
External connections
  • usb 2.0 high speed
  • usb 2.0 full (low) speed
Pictbridge compliant+-
Dpof compliant+-
Remote control--
Connections (extended)
  • audio/video output)
  • dc input
  • mini hdmi type-d
  • multi-terminal (usb connector
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Performance Timing
Jpeg shooting speed in burst mode (max resolution) (fps)7.001.00
Buffer size for jpeg shooting in burst mode (max resolution) (frames)3100
Power
Battery form factorProprietary LI-50BProprietary NP-BK1
Usable battery types
  • lithium-ion rechargeable
  • lithium ion rechargeable
Batteries included1 x Proprietary LI-50B Lithium-ion rechargeable1 x NP-BK1 Lithium Ion rechargeable
Battery charger included (dedicated charger or ac/usb adapter)++
Software
Included software
  • olympus [ib] and olympus viewer 2 software
  • windows: picture motion browser vers 4.0 (mac not supported)
Os compatibility
  • mac os x 10.3 - 10.5
  • windows 2000pro/xp/vista/7
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Miscellaneous
Notes and featuresSensor-shift Image Stabilization, Magic Art Filters (Pop Art, Pinhole, Fisheye, Drawing, Soft Focus, Punk, Sparkle, Watercolor)-



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