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
Cheaper
$85.00 vs $139.44
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The best price we've seen is $54 cheaper (around 40% 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$139.44
              SZ-15$85.00
              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

              $232

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              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-30MR

              Olympus SZ-30MR

              Travel zoom

              $386

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Panasonic Lumix ZS25

              Panasonic Lumix ZS25

              Travel zoom

              $239

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Samsung WB250F

              Samsung WB250F

              Travel zoom

              $130

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Travel zoom

              $328

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing

              Olympus SZ-14 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus SZ-11

              Olympus SZ-11

              Digicam

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Fastest shutter speed Much faster max shutter speed
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $329 - $430

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Aperture Narrower aperture

              Olympus Stylus SZ-15 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Travel zoom

              $120 - $180

              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $159 - $207

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Size Larger
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Nikon Coolpix L620

              Nikon Coolpix L620

              Travel zoom

              $70 - $165

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity

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