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
Lens, Sensor shift vs 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
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
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$152.15 vs $191.29
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The best price we've seen is $39 cheaper (more than 20% less)
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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 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
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $109 - $160

              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 slightly smaller screen
              Samsung WB150F

              Samsung WB150F

              Travel zoom

              $150

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing

              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Travel zoom

              $129 - $198

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

              Travel zoom

              $179

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $349 - $420

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Size Significantly larger
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Travel zoom

              $119 - $150

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot A710 IS

              Canon PowerShot A710 IS

              Digicam

              $500

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Slightly smaller
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen

              Olympus SZ-10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

              Travel zoom

              $300 - $330

              GPS Has a GPS
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Pro digicam

              $345 - $398

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Size Slightly larger
              Olympus SZ-12

              Olympus SZ-12

              Travel zoom

              $229

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Lowest price More expensive
              Fastest shutter speed Slower max shutter speed
              Olympus SZ-14

              Olympus SZ-14

              Digicam

              $125

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Fastest shutter speed Much slower max shutter speed
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $326 - $399

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

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