Updated (February, 2012): Compare the Olympus SZ-31MR iHS vs Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

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Olympus SZ-30MR

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
Light sensitivity
High ISO
12,800 ISO
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus SZ-30MR

We are not aware of any reasons to consider buying the Olympus SZ-30MR over the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V.
 
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Advantages of the Olympus SZ-30MR

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Aperture Wider aperture f/3.0 vs f/3.3
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At its widest zoom, the SZ-30MR's lens captures marginally more light (0.3 f-stops)
Zoom More zoom 24x vs 16x
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Around 2.5x more zoom
Macro focus Better macro capability 3 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 40% closer to the lens
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-HX10V

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GPS Has a GPS Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen 921k dots vs 460k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The DSC-HX10V's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Image stabilization Better image stabilization Lens vs Digital, Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 10 fps vs 7 fps
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More than 40% faster continuous shooting
Size Slightly smaller 105x60x34 mm vs 106x69x40 mm
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Around 30% smaller
Thickness Slightly thinner 1.3" vs 1.6"
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Around 20% thinner
Longest exposure Longer exposures 30s vs 4s
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7.5x longer exposures
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
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              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              Lowest price Very expensive Help
              SZ-30MR:$349.00
              DSC-HX10V:$349.95
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $498

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Nikon Coolpix S9500

              Nikon Coolpix S9500

              Travel zoom

              $210

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $230 - $249

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Battery life Has a significantly shorter battery life
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

              Panasonic Lumix ZS20

              Travel zoom

              $330 - $399

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture

              Olympus SZ-30MR Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus SZ-31MR iHS

              Olympus SZ-31MR

              Travel zoom

              $176

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Olympus Stylus SZ-16 iHS

              Olympus Stylus SZ-16 iHS

              Travel zoom

              $138 - $160

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Travel zoom

              $473 - $535

              GPS Has a GPS
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Olympus SZ-14

              Olympus SZ-14

              Digicam

              $149

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $597 body only

              $697 with 18-55mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Size Significantly larger

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

              Travel zoom

              $310

              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

              Travel zoom

              Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $368

              Zoom More zoom
              Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

              Travel zoom

              $215 - $328

              Battery life Significantly longer battery life
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Nikon Coolpix S9300

              Nikon Coolpix S9300

              Travel zoom

              $200

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life

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