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

Olympus SZ-14 vs Olympus Stylus SZ-15

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Reasons to buy the Olympus SZ-14

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

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
Cheaper
$89.99 vs $144.42
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The best price we've seen is $54 cheaper (around 40% less)
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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
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              SZ-14$144.42
              SZ-15$89.99
              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

              $160

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Super zoom

              $188

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $138 - $180

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously
              Olympus SZ-12

              Olympus SZ-12

              Travel zoom

              $272

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

              Travel zoom

              $330

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive

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              Disadvantages

              Olympus SZ-30MR

              Olympus SZ-30MR

              Travel zoom

              $303

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Olympus SZ-31MR iHS

              Olympus SZ-31MR

              Travel zoom

              $220

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Lowest price More expensive

              Olympus Stylus SZ-15 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $78

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Size Smaller
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Olympus SZ-20

              Olympus SZ-20

              Travel zoom

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Zoom Less zoom
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Travel zoom

              $274

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Macro focus Worse macro capability

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