Updated (July, 2011): Compare the Canon PowerShot SX10 IS vs Olympus SZ-11

Olympus SZ10 vs Canon PowerShot SX10 IS

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Reasons to buy the Olympus SZ10

Large screen
Screen size
3"
Really small
Size
Mid size (106×67×38 mm)
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 SX10 IS

Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Macro focus
Great macro
0.0 cm
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Digital
External flash
External flash
Better lighting

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differences

Advantages of the Canon SX10 IS

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Screen flips out
Has a flip-out screen
Yes vs No
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Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/2.8 vs f/3.1
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At its widest zoom, the SX10 IS's lens captures marginally more light (0.3 f-stops)
Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
  1. Lens
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  1. Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
External flash
Supports an external flash
Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
Macro focus
Better macro capability
0.0 cm vs 1.0 cm
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Almost the same
Viewfinder
Has a viewfinder
Digital vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/3200s vs 1/2000s
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Around 40% 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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Screen size
Much larger screen
3" vs 2.5"
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More than 20% larger screen
3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Size
Significantly smaller
106×67×38 mm vs 128×88×87 mm
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3.6x smaller
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
460k dots vs 230k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
720p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps
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Shoots high resolution HD (720p) video
Weight
Significantly lighter
235 g vs 600 g
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2.6x lighter
Thickness
Significantly thinner
1.5" vs 3.4"
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2.3x thinner
Lowest price
Significantly cheaper
$140.60 vs $399.00
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The best price we've seen is $258 cheaper (2.8x less)
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent digicams, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              SX10 IS0.0 cm
              SZ101.0 cm
              Common Weaknesses
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              SX10 IS0.7 fps
              SZ100.9 fps
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Movie format Poor movies Help
              SX10 IS480p @ 30fps
              SZ10720p @ 30fps

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              No significant shared competitors found.

              Canon PowerShot SX10 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $329 - $349

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Canon PowerShot SX20 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX20 IS

              Super zoom

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Shutter lag Less shutter lag
              Canon PowerShot SX1 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX1 IS

              Super zoom

              $649

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Battery life Much shorter battery life
              Lowest price Significantly more expensive
              Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

              Super zoom

              $479 - $480

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Canon PowerShot SX100 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX100 IS

              Travel zoom

              $199

              Startup delay Much less startup delay
              Size Significantly smaller
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Battery life Much shorter battery life

              Olympus SZ-10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus Stylus SZ-16 iHS

              Olympus Stylus SZ-16 iHS

              Travel zoom

              $125

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              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
              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 SX400 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Super zoom

              $149 - $536

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $179 - $180

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

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