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

Olympus SZ-30MR

Winner
Olympus SZ-30MR

60

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Olympus SH-25MR

58

Olympus SH-25MR

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Reasons to buy the Olympus SZ-30MR

We are not aware of any reasons to consider buying the Olympus SZ-30MR over the Olympus SH-25MR.
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus SH-25MR

GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 
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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
Touch screen Has a touch screen Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
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
Wide angle Slightly better wide angle 24 mm vs 25 mm
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Almost the same
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 $131.00 vs $367.40
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The best price we've seen is $236 cheaper (2.8x 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
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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

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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              1080p @ 30fps
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
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              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
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              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

              $210

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Olympus Stylus SH-50 iHS

              Olympus Stylus SH-50 iHS

              Travel zoom

              $209 - $299

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Olympus Stylus SZ-16 iHS

              Olympus Stylus SZ-16 iHS

              Travel zoom

              $159 - $229

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

              Panasonic Lumix ZS20

              Travel zoom

              $229 - $399

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Travel zoom

              $203

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing

              Olympus SH-25MR Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus VR-340

              Olympus VR-340

              Travel zoom

              $70

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Weight Slightly lighter
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $148 - $191

              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Olympus SH-21

              Olympus SH-21

              Travel zoom

              $155

              Weight Slightly lighter
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Nikon Coolpix S9300

              Nikon Coolpix S9300

              Travel zoom

              $214

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Touch screen No touch screen

              Olympus SZ-30MR Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Travel zoom

              $319 - $499

              GPS Has a GPS
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Travel zoom

              $199 - $200

              GPS Has a GPS
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

              Travel zoom

              GPS Has a GPS
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Zoom Less zoom
              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Travel zoom

              $200 - $300

              GPS Has a GPS
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Zoom Slightly less zoom

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