As well as being compared against other travel zooms and digicams, the Olympus SZ-31MR iHS is also often compared to super zooms and pro digicams. The Olympus SZ-31MR iHS's top rivals come from Olympus (such as the Stylus SZ-16 iHS and the SZ-30MR) and Nikon (such as the Coolpix L820 and the Coolpix S9500)

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus SZ-31MR compared to other travel zoom competitors include: it has a significantly higher resolution screen (920k dots vs 461k dots), records even higher-speed movies (240 fps vs 124 fps), has a touch screen, has in-camera HDR and creates panoramas in-camera.

However, on average it doesn't have a built-in GPS, is older (february, 2012 vs january, 2013) and is less popular.

Olympus Stylus SZ-16 iHS

Olympus Stylus SZ-16 iHS
1 year newer
$159 - $229

Significant advantages of the SZ-16 iHS (vs the SZ-31MR)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SZ-16 iHS (vs the SZ-31MR)

  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 920k dots
  • No touch screen
  • Doesn't take 3D photos

common strengths of the SZ-16 iHS and SZ-31MR

  • Wide aperture: f/3.0 vs f/3.0
  • Very high speed movies: 240 fps vs 240 fps
  • Very good maximum light sensitivity: 6,400 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
arrow Compare the Stylus SZ-16 iHS vs the SZ-31MR

Olympus SZ-30MR

Olympus SZ-30MR
1 year older
$367 - $382

Significant advantages of the SZ-30MR (vs the SZ-31MR)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SZ-30MR (vs the SZ-31MR)

  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 920k dots
  • No touch screen
  • Doesn't take 3D photos

common strengths of the SZ-30MR and SZ-31MR

  • Wide aperture: f/3.0 vs f/3.0
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
arrow Compare the SZ-30MR vs the SZ-31MR

Olympus Stylus SH-50 iHS

Olympus Stylus SH-50 iHS
1 year newer
$209 - $299

Significant advantages of the SH-50 iHS (vs the SZ-31MR)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SH-50 iHS (vs the SZ-31MR)

  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 920k dots
  • Doesn't take 3D photos

common strengths of the SH-50 iHS and SZ-31MR

  • Wide aperture: f/3.0 vs f/3.0
  • Have touch screens
  • Very good maximum light sensitivity: 6,400 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
arrow Compare the Stylus SH-50 iHS vs the SZ-31MR

Olympus Stylus SZ-15

Olympus Stylus SZ-15
1 year newer
$100 - $169

Significant advantages of the SZ-15 (vs the SZ-31MR)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SZ-15 (vs the SZ-31MR)

  • Lower resolution movies: 720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 920k dots
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the SZ-15 and SZ-31MR

  • Wide aperture: f/3.0 vs f/3.0
  • Very good maximum light sensitivity: 6,400 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
arrow Compare the Stylus SZ-15 vs the SZ-31MR

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS
1 year newer
$199 - $200

Significant advantages of the SX280 HS (vs the SZ-31MR)

  • Has a GPS

Significant disadvantages of the SX280 HS (vs the SZ-31MR)

  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 461k dots vs 920k dots
  • No touch screen
  • Doesn't take 3D photos

common strengths of the SX280 HS and SZ-31MR

  • Very high speed movies: 240 fps vs 240 fps
  • Very good maximum light sensitivity: 6,400 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
arrow Compare the Canon PowerShot SX280 HS vs the Olympus SZ-31MR iHS

Panasonic Lumix ZS30

Panasonic Lumix ZS30
1 year newer
$319 - $499

Significant advantages of the ZS30 (vs the SZ-31MR)

  • Has a GPS

Significant disadvantages of the ZS30 (vs the SZ-31MR)

  • None found

common strengths of the ZS30 and SZ-31MR

  • Very high resolution screens: 920k dots vs 920k dots
  • Very high speed movies: 220 fps vs 240 fps
  • Have touch screens
arrow Compare the Panasonic Lumix ZS30 vs the Olympus SZ-31MR iHS

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus SZ-31MR compared to other digicam competitors include: it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps), has a significantly higher resolution screen (920k dots vs 460k dots), records high-speed movies (240 fps vs none), slightly higher maximum light sensitivity (6,400 ISO vs 1,600 ISO) and has a touch screen.

However, on average it has a slightly shorter battery life (200 shots vs 300 shots) and doesn't shoot RAW.

Fujifilm FinePix F800EXR

Fujifilm FinePix F800EXR
5 months newer
$263

Significant advantages of the F800EXR (vs the SZ-31MR)

  • Shoots RAW

Significant disadvantages of the F800EXR (vs the SZ-31MR)

  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 920k dots
  • No touch screen
  • Lacks in-camera HDR

common strengths of the F800EXR and SZ-31MR

  • Both shoot high resolution HD movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
arrow Compare the Fujifilm FinePix F800EXR vs the Olympus SZ-31MR iHS

Olympus SZ-14

Olympus SZ-14
similar age
$100 - $130

Significant advantages of the SZ-14 (vs the SZ-31MR)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SZ-14 (vs the SZ-31MR)

  • Lower resolution movies: 720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 920k dots
  • Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

common strengths of the SZ-14 and SZ-31MR

  • Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't
arrow Compare the SZ-14 vs the SZ-31MR

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus SZ-31MR compared to super zoom competitors include: it has a slightly higher resolution screen (920k dots vs 461k dots), is slightly smaller (mid size 106x69x40 mm vs prosumer size 117x78x93 mm), slightly higher maximum light sensitivity (6,400 ISO vs 3,200 ISO), has a touch screen and shoots faster continuously (10 fps vs 3.8 fps).

However, on average it has slightly less zoom (24x vs 34.8x), has worse image stabilization (sensor shift vs lens), doesn't record movies in 24p, doesn't have a screen which flips out and has a slightly shorter battery life (200 shots vs 310 shots).

Nikon Coolpix L820

Nikon Coolpix L820
1 year newer
$180 - $279

Significant advantages of the L820 (vs the SZ-31MR)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the L820 (vs the SZ-31MR)

  • No touch screen
  • Significantly thicker: 3.3" vs 1.6"
  • Significantly heavier: 470 g vs 226 g

common strengths of the L820 and SZ-31MR

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size 111x76x85 mm vs Mid size 106x69x40 mm
  • High resolution screens: 921k dots vs 920k dots
  • Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't
arrow Compare the Nikon Coolpix L820 vs the Olympus SZ-31MR iHS

Nikon Coolpix L830

Nikon Coolpix L830
1 year newer
$267 - $300

Significant advantages of the L830 (vs the SZ-31MR)

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Significantly longer battery life: 390 shots vs 200 shots

Significant disadvantages of the L830 (vs the SZ-31MR)

  • No touch screen
  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Larger: Prosumer size 111x75x91 mm vs Mid size 106x69x40 mm

common strengths of the L830 and SZ-31MR

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size 111x75x91 mm vs Mid size 106x69x40 mm
  • High resolution screens: 921k dots vs 920k dots
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
arrow Compare the Nikon Coolpix L830 vs the Olympus SZ-31MR iHS

Olympus Stylus SP-820UZ iHS

Olympus Stylus SP-820UZ iHS
6 months newer
$195 - $280

Significant advantages of the SP-820UZ iHS (vs the SZ-31MR)

  • Significantly more zoom: 40.7x vs 24x

Significant disadvantages of the SP-820UZ iHS (vs the SZ-31MR)

  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 920k dots
  • No touch screen
  • Significantly larger: Prosumer size 117x78x93 mm vs Mid size 106x69x40 mm

common strengths of the SP-820UZ iHS and SZ-31MR

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size 117x78x93 mm vs Mid size 106x69x40 mm
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • In-camera HDR
arrow Compare the Stylus SP-820UZ iHS vs the SZ-31MR

Nikon Coolpix L320

Nikon Coolpix L320
1 year newer
$110

Significant advantages of the L320 (vs the SZ-31MR)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the L320 (vs the SZ-31MR)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 920k dots
  • Lower resolution movies: 720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the L320 and SZ-31MR

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size 111x76x83 mm vs Mid size 106x69x40 mm
  • Light weight: 430 g vs 226 g
  • Thin: 3.3" vs 1.6"
arrow Compare the Nikon Coolpix L320 vs the Olympus SZ-31MR iHS

Nikon Coolpix P520

Nikon Coolpix P520
1 year newer
$319 - $377

Significant advantages of the P520 (vs the SZ-31MR)

  • Significantly more zoom: 41.7x vs 24x
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Has a GPS

Significant disadvantages of the P520 (vs the SZ-31MR)

  • Significantly larger: Professional size 125x84x102 mm vs Mid size 106x69x40 mm
  • No touch screen
  • Significantly thicker: 4" vs 1.6"

common strengths of the P520 and SZ-31MR

  • High resolution screens: 921k dots vs 920k dots
  • Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
arrow Compare the Nikon Coolpix P520 vs the Olympus SZ-31MR iHS

Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

Canon PowerShot SX510 HS
1 year newer
$229 - $230

Significant advantages of the SX510 HS (vs the SZ-31MR)

  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the SX510 HS (vs the SZ-31MR)

  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 461k dots vs 920k dots
  • No touch screen
  • Doesn't take 3D photos

common strengths of the SX510 HS and SZ-31MR

  • Fairly small: Standard size 104x70x80 mm vs Mid size 106x69x40 mm
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • Light weight: 349 g vs 226 g
arrow Compare the Canon PowerShot SX510 HS vs the Olympus SZ-31MR iHS

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus SZ-31MR compared to pro digicam competitors include: it has slightly more zoom (24x vs 5x), records even higher-speed movies (240 fps vs none), has a touch screen, creates panoramas in-camera and captures 3D images.

However, on average it has a significantly smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm vs nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm), doesn't shoot RAW, has a much narrower aperture (f/3.0 vs f/1.8), takes much lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 20 MP) and doesn't record movies in 24p.

Olympus XZ-2 iHS

Olympus XZ-2 iHS
7 months newer
$406

Significant advantages of the XZ-2 iHS (vs the SZ-31MR)

  • Shoots RAW
  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.0
  • Larger sensor: 1/1.8" 7.4x5.6mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm

Significant disadvantages of the XZ-2 iHS (vs the SZ-31MR)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps

common strengths of the XZ-2 iHS and SZ-31MR

  • Have touch screens
  • Good macro capabilities: 1 cm vs 1 cm
arrow Compare the XZ-2 iHS vs the SZ-31MR

Olympus Stylus XZ-10

Olympus Stylus XZ-10
1 year newer
$250 - $399

Significant advantages of the XZ-10 (vs the SZ-31MR)

  • Shoots RAW
  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.0

Significant disadvantages of the XZ-10 (vs the SZ-31MR)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps

common strengths of the XZ-10 and SZ-31MR

  • Have touch screens
  • Good macro capabilities: 1 cm vs 1 cm
  • Inexpensive: $249.99 vs $214.99
arrow Compare the Stylus XZ-10 vs the SZ-31MR

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
3 months newer
$548 - $550

Significant advantages of the DSC-RX100 (vs the SZ-31MR)

  • Much larger sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm
  • Shoots RAW
  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.0

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-RX100 (vs the SZ-31MR)

  • No touch screen
  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 and SZ-31MR

  • In-camera panoramas
  • In-camera HDR
arrow Compare the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 vs the Olympus SZ-31MR iHS

Panasonic Lumix LF1

Panasonic Lumix LF1
1 year newer
$250 - $471

Significant advantages of the LF1 (vs the SZ-31MR)

  • Shoots RAW
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.0 vs f/3.0
  • Larger sensor: 1/1.8" 7.4x5.6mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm

Significant disadvantages of the LF1 (vs the SZ-31MR)

  • No touch screen
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps

common strengths of the LF1 and SZ-31MR

  • Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't
  • In-camera panoramas
  • In-camera HDR
arrow Compare the Panasonic Lumix LF1 vs the Olympus SZ-31MR iHS

Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100
4 months older
$280 - $400

Significant advantages of the S100 (vs the SZ-31MR)

  • Shoots RAW
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.0 vs f/3.0
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the S100 (vs the SZ-31MR)

  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 461k dots vs 920k dots
  • No touch screen
  • Doesn't take 3D photos

common strengths of the S100 and SZ-31MR

  • In-camera HDR
  • Inexpensive: $280.00 vs $214.99
arrow Compare the Canon Powershot S100 vs the Olympus SZ-31MR iHS