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

Olympus SZ10

Winner
Olympus SZ-10

55

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Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

46

Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

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
 

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.
 

differences

Advantages of the Canon SX150 IS

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Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
Sensor shift, Lens vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
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
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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
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1 cm
              Common Weaknesses
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              0.9 fps
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths

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

              Common Weaknesses
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus SZ-20

              Olympus SZ-20

              Travel zoom

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Olympus XZ-2 iHS

              Olympus XZ-2 iHS

              Pro digicam

              $372

              Aperture Has a much wider aperture
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $550 body only

              $549 - $630 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Olympus Stylus SZ-15

              Olympus Stylus SZ-15

              Travel zoom

              $80 - $200

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing

              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Travel zoom

              $150 - $248

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Travel zoom

              $149 - $179

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Weight Lighter
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $207 - $229

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Larger
              Thickness Thicker
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $150 - $246

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Size Larger
              Thickness Significantly thicker
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $349 - $500

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Size Significantly larger
              Screen size Smaller screen

              Olympus SZ-10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

              Travel zoom

              $300 - $310

              GPS Has a GPS
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Super zoom

              $145

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Zoom More zoom
              Size Much larger
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Nikon D5100

              Nikon D5100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $378 - $469 body only

              $429 - $499 with 18-55mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H50

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H50

              Super zoom

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Aperture Wider aperture
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Fujifilm FinePix SL300

              Fujifilm FinePix SL300

              Super zoom

              $120

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Zoom More zoom
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Size Much larger

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