Updated (January, 2013): Compare the Olympus Stylus SZ-16 iHS vs Olympus Stylus SZ-15

Olympus SZ-14

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Olympus SZ-14

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Olympus Stylus SZ-15

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Olympus Stylus SZ-15

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Reasons to buy the Olympus SZ-14

3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus Stylus SZ-15

Light sensitivity
High ISO
6,400 ISO
 
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differences

Advantages of the Olympus SZ-14

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3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
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Advantages of the Olympus SZ-15

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Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 6,400 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The SZ-15's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Lowest price Cheaper $99.00 vs $246.53
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recommendations

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 Common Weaknesses

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

              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus Stylus SZ-16 iHS

              Olympus Stylus SZ-16 iHS

              Travel zoom

              $149

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
              Olympus SZ-12

              Olympus SZ-12

              Travel zoom

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously
              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $197

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Olympus SZ-20

              Olympus SZ-20

              Travel zoom

              $240

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
              Olympus SZ-31MR iHS

              Olympus SZ-31MR

              Travel zoom

              $193

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Travel zoom

              $239 - $300

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag

              Olympus SZ-14 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix SZ9

              Panasonic Lumix SZ9

              Travel zoom

              $344

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Zoom Less zoom
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Kodak EasyShare Z981

              Kodak EasyShare Z981

              Super zoom

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Supports RAW Shoots RAW
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Samsung WB150F

              Samsung WB150F

              Travel zoom

              $139

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Olympus SZ-10

              Olympus SZ10

              Travel zoom

              $276

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Continuous shooting Shoots significantly slower

              Olympus Stylus SZ-15 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Travel zoom

              $149 - $180

              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Olympus Stylus SH-50 iHS

              Olympus Stylus SH-50 iHS

              Travel zoom

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $368

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Fujifilm FinePix F770 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix F770 EXR

              Travel zoom

              $310

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Macro focus Worse macro capability

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