Updated (August, 2011): Compare the Canon PowerShot SX150 IS vs Olympus SZ-11

Olympus SZ10

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Olympus SZ-10

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Reasons to buy the Olympus SZ10

Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

We are not aware of any reasons to consider buying the Canon PowerShot SX150 IS over the Olympus SZ10.
 
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Advantages of the Canon SX150 IS

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Image stabilization Better image stabilization Lens, Sensor shift vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Lowest price Significantly cheaper $79.52 vs $275.90
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The best price we've seen is $196 cheaper (3.5x less)
Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures 15s vs 4s
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Around 4x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Olympus SZ10

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3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Aperture Wider aperture f/3.1 vs f/3.4
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At its widest zoom, the SZ10's lens captures marginally more light (0.3 f-stops)
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 460k dots vs 230k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
Zoom Slightly more zoom 18x vs 12x
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Around 2.5x more zoom
Size Slightly smaller 105x67x37 mm vs 113x73x46 mm
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Around 30% smaller
Weight Lighter 235 g vs 306 g
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More than 20% lighter
Thickness Slightly thinner 1.5" vs 1.8"
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Around 20% thinner
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent travel zooms, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1 cm
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              0.9 fps
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported
              GPS No built-in GPS Help
              Missing geo-tagging

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Travel zoom

              $117 - $170

              Battery life Has a much longer battery life
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Travel zoom

              $145 - $180

              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX10 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX10 IS

              Super zoom

              $535

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $198

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $399 - $400

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Size Significantly larger
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

              Travel zoom

              $241

              Lowest price More expensive
              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $199 - $249

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Size Larger
              Thickness Thicker
              Nikon Coolpix L310

              Nikon Coolpix L310

              Super zoom

              $198

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Size Larger

              Olympus SZ-10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

              Travel zoom

              $215 - $300

              GPS Has a GPS
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S8100

              Nikon Coolpix S8100

              Travel zoom

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Canon PowerShot SX240 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX240 HS

              Travel zoom

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Olympus Stylus SZ-16 iHS

              Olympus Stylus SZ-16 iHS

              Travel zoom

              $146 - $155

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Nikon Coolpix P340

              Nikon Coolpix P340

              Pro digicam

              $347

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Zoom Less zoom

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              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS Olympus SZ-10
              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS Olympus SZ-10

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