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

Olympus SZ10 vs Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

Winner
Olympus SZ-10

55

Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

46

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

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
  2. Sensor shift

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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

              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Super zoom

              $149 - $536

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Samsung WB150F

              Samsung WB150F

              Travel zoom

              $216

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Super zoom

              $160

              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
              Thickness Is thicker

              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Travel zoom

              $180

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Fastest shutter speed Faster max shutter speed
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Placeholder

              Canon PowerShot SD400

              Ultra compact

              $350

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Smaller
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

              Travel zoom

              $203

              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Super zoom

              $170

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Size Larger
              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $295

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Macro focus Worse macro capability

              Olympus SZ-10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus Stylus SZ-16 iHS

              Olympus Stylus SZ-16 iHS

              Travel zoom

              $125

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Olympus Stylus SZ-15

              Olympus Stylus SZ-15

              Travel zoom

              $90

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Canon PowerShot G10

              Canon PowerShot G10

              Pro digicam

              $849

              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Aperture Wider aperture
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $179 - $180

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Olympus SZ-30MR

              Olympus SZ-30MR

              Travel zoom

              $323

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

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