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

35

Olympus Stylus SZ-15

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Reasons to buy the Olympus SZ-14

Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
10 fps
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 Slightly cheaper $99.00 vs $129.99
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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 Common Weaknesses
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              SZ-14:$129.99
              SZ-15:$99.00
              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 - $160

              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
              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $199 - $250

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              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
              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 SP-620 UZ

              Olympus 620 UZ

              Travel zoom

              $300

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Olympus SZ-14 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              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
              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Super zoom

              $190

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
              Continuous shooting Shoots significantly slower
              Olympus SZ-30MR

              Olympus SZ-30MR

              Travel zoom

              $367

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Samsung WB150F

              Samsung WB150F

              Travel zoom

              $139 - $299

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

              Olympus Stylus SZ-15 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Travel zoom

              $320

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

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