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

35

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Olympus Stylus SZ-15

33

Olympus Stylus SZ-15

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Reasons to buy the Olympus SZ-14

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
10 fps
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus Stylus SZ-15

Light sensitivity
High ISO
6,400 ISO
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/2000 of a second
 

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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
Fastest shutter speed
Much faster max shutter speed
1/2000s vs 1/700s
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2.9x faster max shutter speed
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$86.88 vs $124.86
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The best price we've seen is $38 cheaper (more than 30% 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
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              SZ-14:$124.86
              SZ-15:$86.88
              Common Weaknesses
              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
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              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

              $130

              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

              $229

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Travel zoom

              $119 - $150

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously
              Screen resolution Has a slightly lower resolution screen
              Nikon Coolpix L610

              Nikon Coolpix L610

              Travel zoom

              $60

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture

              Olympus SZ-14 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Pentax Optio VS20

              Pentax Optio VS20

              Travel zoom

              $160

              Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Olympus FE-4030

              Olympus FE-4030

              Compact

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Fastest shutter speed Much faster max shutter speed
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Olympus SZ-10

              Olympus SZ10

              Travel zoom

              $152

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Fastest shutter speed Much faster max shutter speed
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization

              Olympus Stylus SZ-15 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus Stylus SH-50 iHS

              Olympus Stylus SH-50 iHS

              Travel zoom

              $399

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Lowest price Significantly more expensive
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Travel zoom

              $249

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS15

              Panasonic Lumix ZS15

              Travel zoom

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Zoom Slightly less zoom

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