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Advantages of the Olympus SZ-30MR

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Aperture
Wider aperture
f/3 vs f/3.5
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At its widest zoom, the SZ-30MR's lens captures marginally more light (0.4 f-stops)
Zoom
Slightly more zoom
24x vs 5x
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More than 23x more zoom
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Advantages of the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870

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Wide angle
Significantly better wide angle
21 mm vs 25 mm
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Around 20% better wide angle
Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
921k dots vs 460k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Screen flips out
Has a flip-out screen
Yes vs No
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Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
  1. Lens
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  1. Digital
  2. Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The Stylus Tough TG-870's maximum light sensitivity is 4 f-stops better
Waterproof
Waterproof
Yes vs No
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Great for vacations and holidays at the beach, or around the pool
Size
Slightly smaller
113×64×28 mm vs 106×69×40 mm
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More than 30% smaller
Thickness
Slightly thinner
1.1" vs 1.6"
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30% thinner
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/2000s vs 1/1700s
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More than 10% faster max shutter speed
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths
              Weight Light weight Help
              SZ-30MR246 g
              Stylus Tough TG-870221 g
              Common Weaknesses
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              4 seconds
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              SZ-30MR1/1700s
              Stylus Tough TG-8701/2000s
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              7 fps
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              SZ-30MR1/2.3" 6.1x4.6mm
              Stylus Tough TG-8701/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              9.7 MP

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