Updated (January 2013): Compare the Olympus SZ-14 vs Olympus Stylus SZ-15

Olympus SZ-14 vs Olympus Stylus SZ-15

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Reasons to buy the Olympus SZ-14

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. 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

Items often bought with the SZ-14 or SZ-15

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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 4 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
$124.99 vs $189.35
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The best price we've seen is $64 cheaper (more than 30% 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

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

              Common Weaknesses
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              4 seconds
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              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

              Nikon Coolpix L330

              Nikon Coolpix L330

              Super zoom

              $152

              Wide angle Has a much wider wide angle lens
              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Olympus Stylus SZ-16 iHS

              Olympus Stylus SZ-16 iHS

              Travel zoom

              $210

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
              Olympus SZ-30MR

              Olympus SZ-30MR

              Travel zoom

              $309

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $205 - $249

              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
              Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

              Travel zoom

              $229

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously
              Aperture Has a significantly narrower aperture
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS15

              Panasonic Lumix ZS15

              Travel zoom

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Travel zoom

              $194

              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

              Olympus SZ-14 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $235

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $108 - $111

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Fastest shutter speed Much faster max shutter speed
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Sony Alpha A5100

              Sony Alpha A5100

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $448 body only

              $598 with 16-50mm lens

              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Travel zoom

              $257

              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive

              Olympus Stylus SZ-15 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix S8600

              Fujifilm FinePix S8600

              Super zoom

              $85 - $180

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Size Larger
              Samsung WB50F

              Samsung WB50F

              Travel zoom

              $122 - $145

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
              Zoom Less zoom
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Panasonic Lumix TS5

              Panasonic Lumix TS5

              Waterproof

              $275 - $289

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Super zoom

              $130 - $168

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Zoom More zoom
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

              Waterproof

              $285

              3D Takes 3D photos
              GPS Has a GPS
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture

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