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

Olympus SZ-14

Winner
Olympus SZ-14

36

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Olympus Stylus SZ-15

34

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 $94.99 vs $130.53
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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
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              SZ-14:$130.53
              SZ-15:$94.99
              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

              $135 - $150

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Travel zoom

              $149 - $190

              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-12

              Olympus SZ-12

              Travel zoom

              $252

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously
              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
              Olympus SZ-30MR

              Olympus SZ-30MR

              Travel zoom

              $238

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $199 - $259

              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
              Nikon Coolpix S9100

              Nikon Coolpix S9100

              Travel zoom

              $230

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture

              Olympus SZ-14 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus VR-370

              Olympus VR-370

              Travel zoom

              $75 - $180

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Continuous shooting Shoots slower
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

              Panasonic Lumix ZS20

              Travel zoom

              $162 - $798

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Zoom Slightly less zoom

              Olympus Stylus SZ-15 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Olympus SZ-31MR iHS

              Olympus SZ-31MR

              Travel zoom

              $193

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              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
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $165 - $227

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Size Larger
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity

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