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

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
$89.99 vs $110.61
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The best price we've seen is $21 cheaper (around 20% 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:$110.61
              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

              $120

              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

              $228

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Olympus VH-520

              Olympus VH-520

              Travel zoom

              $120

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
              Samsung WB350F

              Samsung WB350F

              Travel zoom

              $130 - $200

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $108 - $119

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Thickness Is thinner
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously
              Olympus SZ-31MR iHS

              Olympus SZ-31MR

              Travel zoom

              $220

              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 slightly more expensive

              Olympus SZ-14 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung WB150F

              Samsung WB150F

              Travel zoom

              $150

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Fastest shutter speed Much faster max shutter speed
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Olympus VR-360

              Olympus VR-360

              Digicam

              $114

              Fastest shutter speed Much faster max shutter speed
              Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Continuous shooting Shoots significantly slower

              Olympus Stylus SZ-15 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Travel zoom

              $129 - $180

              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Olympus VR-370

              Olympus VR-370

              Travel zoom

              $97

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Zoom Less zoom
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $185 - $237

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Size Larger
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $109 - $161

              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Size Smaller
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen

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