As well as being compared against other travel zooms and digicams, the Olympus Stylus SZ-16 iHS is also often compared to compacts and super zooms. The Olympus Stylus SZ-16 iHS's top rivals come from Olympus (such as the FE-5040 and the FE-4030) and Nikon (such as the Coolpix P900 and the Coolpix P50)

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus SZ-16 iHS compared to other travel zoom competitors include: it has a significantly wider wide angle lens (25 mm vs 38 mm), has a much larger screen (3" vs 1.8"), has better image stabilization (sensor shift vs none), has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD) and has a slightly longer battery life (270 shots vs 230 shots).

However, on average it doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital) and doesn't support an external flash.

Olympus VH-520

Olympus VH-520
similar age

Significant advantages of the VH-520 (vs the SZ-16 iHS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the VH-520 (vs the SZ-16 iHS)

  • None found

common strengths of the VH-520 and SZ-16 iHS

  • None found

Olympus SZ-20

Olympus SZ-20
1 year older

Significant advantages of the SZ-20 (vs the SZ-16 iHS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SZ-20 (vs the SZ-16 iHS)

  • None found

common strengths of the SZ-20 and SZ-16 iHS

  • Wide aperture: f/3 vs f/3

Olympus Stylus SZ-15

Olympus Stylus SZ-15
similar age
$388

Significant advantages of the SZ-15 (vs the SZ-16 iHS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SZ-15 (vs the SZ-16 iHS)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS

common strengths of the SZ-15 and SZ-16 iHS

  • Wide aperture: f/3 vs f/3

Olympus C-770 UZ

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9 years older

Significant advantages of the C-770 UZ (vs the SZ-16 iHS)

  • Supports an external flash
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the C-770 UZ (vs the SZ-16 iHS)

  • Much smaller screen: 1.8" vs 3"
  • Much worse wide angle: 38 mm vs 25 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift

common strengths of the C-770 UZ and SZ-16 iHS

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus SZ-16 iHS compared to other digicam competitors include: it has a significantly wider wide angle lens (25 mm vs 28 mm), has a much larger screen (3" vs 2.4"), has a significantly higher resolution screen (460k dots vs 115k dots), has image stabilization (sensor shift vs none) and slightly higher maximum light sensitivity (6,400 ISO vs 2,000 ISO).

Nikon Coolpix P50

Nikon Coolpix P50
5 years older
$104

Significant advantages of the P50 (vs the SZ-16 iHS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the P50 (vs the SZ-16 iHS)

  • Much smaller screen: 2.4" vs 3"
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS

common strengths of the P50 and SZ-16 iHS

  • Light weight: 210 g vs 227 g

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus SZ-16 iHS compared to compact competitors include: it has significantly more zoom (24x vs 4x), has a significantly larger screen (3" vs 2.7"), has a slightly higher resolution screen (460k dots vs 230k dots), has better image stabilization (sensor shift vs none) and significantly higher maximum light sensitivity (6,400 ISO vs 1,600 ISO).

However, on average it is much larger (mid size (108×70×40 mm) vs super compact (92×56×22 mm)), doesn't have a touch screen, is thicker (1.6" vs 0.9") and is much heavier (227 g vs 121 g).

Olympus FE-5040

Olympus FE-5040
2 years older

Significant advantages of the FE-5040 (vs the SZ-16 iHS)

  • Much smaller: Super compact (96×58×20 mm) vs Mid size (108×70×40 mm)
  • Much thinner: 0.8" vs 1.6"
  • Much lighter: 130 g vs 227 g

Significant disadvantages of the FE-5040 (vs the SZ-16 iHS)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"

common strengths of the FE-5040 and SZ-16 iHS

  • None found

Olympus FE-4030

Olympus FE-4030
3 years older
$125

Significant advantages of the FE-4030 (vs the SZ-16 iHS)

  • Much smaller: Super compact (92×56×22 mm) vs Mid size (108×70×40 mm)
  • Much thinner: 0.9" vs 1.6"
  • Significantly lighter: 146 g vs 227 g

Significant disadvantages of the FE-4030 (vs the SZ-16 iHS)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"

common strengths of the FE-4030 and SZ-16 iHS

  • None found

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810
1 year newer
$100

Significant advantages of the DSC-W810 (vs the SZ-16 iHS)

  • Much smaller: Super compact (93×53×23 mm) vs Mid size (108×70×40 mm)
  • Much thinner: 0.9" vs 1.6"
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W810 (vs the SZ-16 iHS)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"
  • Less zoom: 6x vs 24x

common strengths of the DSC-W810 and SZ-16 iHS

  • None found

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T99

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T99
2 years older
$159

Significant advantages of the DSC-T99 (vs the SZ-16 iHS)

  • Much smaller: Compact (102×58×29 mm) vs Mid size (108×70×40 mm)
  • Has a touch screen
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-T99 (vs the SZ-16 iHS)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Less zoom: 4x vs 24x
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 3,200 ISO vs 6,400 ISO

common strengths of the DSC-T99 and SZ-16 iHS

  • None found

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus SZ-16 iHS compared to super zoom competitors include: it has a much larger screen (3" vs 2.5"), is significantly smaller (mid size (108×70×40 mm) vs large (140×103×137 mm)), has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD), is newer (january 2013 vs january 2007) and is thinner (1.6" vs 5.4").

However, on average it has slightly less zoom (24x vs 83.3x), has worse image stabilization (sensor shift vs lens), doesn't have a screen which flips out, has a significantly shorter battery life (270 shots vs 360 shots) and doesn't have a built-in GPS.

Nikon Coolpix P900

Nikon Coolpix P900
2 years newer
$458 - $597

Significant advantages of the P900 (vs the SZ-16 iHS)

  • Significantly more zoom: 83.3x vs 24x
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has a GPS

Significant disadvantages of the P900 (vs the SZ-16 iHS)

  • Much larger: Large (140×103×137 mm) vs Mid size (108×70×40 mm)
  • Much heavier: 899 g vs 227 g
  • Much thicker: 5.4" vs 1.6"

common strengths of the P900 and SZ-16 iHS

  • None found

Olympus SP-550 UZ

Olympus SP-550 UZ
6 years older

Significant advantages of the SP-550 UZ (vs the SZ-16 iHS)

  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the SP-550 UZ (vs the SZ-16 iHS)

  • Much smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3"
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 25 mm

common strengths of the SP-550 UZ and SZ-16 iHS

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (116×79×78 mm) vs Mid size (108×70×40 mm)
  • Light weight: 460 g vs 227 g
  • Thin: 3.1" vs 1.6"