Updated (January, 2013): Compare the Olympus Stylus SH-50 iHS vs Olympus SZ-31MR iHS

Olympus SZ-30MR vs Olympus SH-25MR

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Olympus SZ-30MR

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Olympus SH-25MR

56

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Reasons to buy the Olympus SZ-30MR

Fast shutter speed
Fastest shutter speed
1/1700 of a second
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus SH-25MR

GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
Light sensitivity
High ISO
6,400 ISO
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures

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differences

Advantages of the Olympus SH-25MR

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GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Wide angle
Slightly better wide angle
24 mm vs 25 mm
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Almost the same
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
6,400 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The SH-25MR's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
10 fps vs 7 fps
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More than 40% faster continuous shooting
Size
Slightly smaller
109x61x30 mm vs 106x69x40 mm
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Around 30% smaller
Lowest price
Significantly cheaper
$146.37 vs $386.24
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The best price we've seen is $240 cheaper (2.6x less)
Thickness
Slightly thinner
1.2" vs 1.6"
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More than 20% thinner
Weight
Slightly lighter
208 g vs 246 g
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Around 20% lighter
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/2000s vs 1/1700s
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More than 10% faster max shutter speed
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Advantages of the Olympus SZ-30MR

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Macro focus
Much better macro capability
3 cm vs 10 cm
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Focus on subjects 3.3x closer to the lens
Zoom
More zoom
24x vs 12.5x
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More than 3.5x more zoom
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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
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Common Weaknesses
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              f/3.0
              Common Weaknesses
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              4 seconds

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus SZ-31MR iHS

              Olympus SZ-31MR

              Travel zoom

              $220

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Olympus Stylus SZ-16 iHS

              Olympus Stylus SZ-16 iHS

              Travel zoom

              $120

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Olympus Stylus XZ-10

              Olympus Stylus XZ-10

              Pro digicam

              $166

              Aperture Has a much wider aperture
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Olympus XZ-1

              Olympus XZ-1

              Pro digicam

              $200

              Aperture Has a much wider aperture
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor

              Olympus SH-25MR Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus Stylus SH-50 iHS

              Olympus Stylus SH-50 iHS

              Travel zoom

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              GPS No built-in GPS
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Samsung WB250F

              Samsung WB250F

              Travel zoom

              $130

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              GPS No built-in GPS
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Olympus SH-21

              Olympus SH-21

              Travel zoom

              $212

              Weight Slightly lighter
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Travel zoom

              $120 - $180

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Fastest shutter speed Significantly faster max shutter speed
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Olympus VH-520

              Olympus VH-520

              Travel zoom

              $80

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              GPS No built-in GPS
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

              Olympus SZ-30MR Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Travel zoom

              $281

              GPS Has a GPS
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Olympus SZ-14

              Olympus SZ-14

              Digicam

              $139

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $159 - $207

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Size Larger
              Thickness Significantly thicker
              Olympus SP-810 UZ

              Olympus SP-810 UZ

              Super zoom

              $257

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Zoom More zoom
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $150

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Size Larger
              Thickness Significantly thicker

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