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

Olympus SZ10 vs Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

Winner
Olympus SZ-10

56

Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

47

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Olympus SZ10

In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Thin
Thickness
1.5"
Great macro
Macro focus
1.0 cm
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

Macro focus
Great macro
1.0 cm

galleries

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differences

Advantages of the Canon SX150 IS

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Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
  1. Lens
  2. Sensor shift
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  1. Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/2500s vs 1/2000s
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20% faster max shutter speed
Longest exposure
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
106×67×38 mm vs 113×73×46 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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recommendations

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
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1.0 cm
              Common Weaknesses
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              0.9 fps
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              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

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

              Common Weaknesses

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

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Super zoom

              $170

              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $109 - $188

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Screen size Has a significantly smaller screen
              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Super zoom

              $440

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive

              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

              Travel zoom

              $218

              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Travel zoom

              $231

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Fastest shutter speed Faster max shutter speed
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Canon PowerShot SX520 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX520 HS

              Super zoom

              $213

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Larger
              Thickness Significantly thicker
              Nikon Coolpix L310

              Nikon Coolpix L310

              Super zoom

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $172

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Fastest shutter speed Slower max shutter speed

              Olympus SZ-10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

              Travel zoom

              $389

              GPS Has a GPS
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10

              Travel zoom

              $178

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Olympus SP-720UZ

              Olympus 720UZ

              Super zoom

              $183

              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Size Larger
              Fujifilm FinePix S2900HD

              Fujifilm FinePix S2900HD

              Super zoom

              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Olympus SZ-14

              Olympus SZ-14

              Digicam

              $200

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Fastest shutter speed Much slower max shutter speed

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