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

CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus SH-25MR

Wide angle
Wide angle lens
24 mm
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
Light sensitivity
High ISO
6,400 ISO
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons

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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
Cheaper
$155.41 vs $302.50
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The best price we've seen is $147 cheaper (around 50% 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

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

              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
              Olympus Stylus SH-50 iHS

              Olympus Stylus SH-50 iHS

              Travel zoom

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Olympus SZ-14

              Olympus SZ-14

              Digicam

              $144

              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Olympus Stylus SZ-16 iHS

              Olympus Stylus SZ-16 iHS

              Travel zoom

              $160

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies

              Olympus SH-25MR Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix F770 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix F770 EXR

              Travel zoom

              $224

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Nikon D7100

              Nikon D7100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $997 - $1,197 body only

              $1,170 - $1,297 with 18-140mm lens

              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              GPS No built-in GPS
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Samsung WB350F

              Samsung WB350F

              Travel zoom

              $145 - $230

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
              GPS No built-in GPS
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Nikon Coolpix L610

              Nikon Coolpix L610

              Travel zoom

              $105

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Lowest price Cheaper
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Fujifilm FinePix F665 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix F665 EXR

              Travel zoom

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Supports RAW Shoots RAW
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Aperture Narrower aperture

              Olympus SZ-30MR Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus SZ-11

              Olympus SZ-11

              Digicam

              $220

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Nikon Coolpix S9100

              Nikon Coolpix S9100

              Travel zoom

              $300

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Canon PowerShot SD780 IS

              Canon PowerShot SD780 IS

              Ultra compact

              $300

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Size Smaller
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen

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