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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Olympus SZ-30MR

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
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

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/3.0
 
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differences

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
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
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
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 Sensor shift, Digital
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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
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $339.69 vs $367.40
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The best price we've seen is $28 cheaper (around 10% less)
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent travel zooms, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
              SZ-30MR:1080p @ 30fps
              DSC-HX10V:1080p @ 60fps
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Lowest price Very expensive Help
              SZ-30MR:$367.40
              DSC-HX10V:$339.69
              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.

              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $389 - $449

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Light sensitivity (boost) Slightly higher boost light sensitivity
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

              Travel zoom

              Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

              Panasonic Lumix ZS20

              Travel zoom

              $229 - $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
              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Travel zoom

              $199 - $200

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Travel zoom

              $319 - $499

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Travel zoom

              $200 - $300

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing

              Olympus SZ-30MR Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Olympus SZ-31MR iHS

              Olympus SZ-31MR

              Travel zoom

              $210

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Olympus Stylus SZ-16 iHS

              Olympus Stylus SZ-16 iHS

              Travel zoom

              $159 - $229

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Olympus Stylus SH-50 iHS

              Olympus Stylus SH-50 iHS

              Travel zoom

              $209 - $299

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Weight Slightly heavier

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

              Travel zoom

              $338

              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

              Travel zoom

              $230 - $328

              Battery life Significantly longer battery life
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Samsung WB250F

              Samsung WB250F

              Travel zoom

              $111 - $169

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $148 - $191

              Size Slightly smaller
              Weight Lighter
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200

              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200

              Travel zoom

              $241

              Size Slightly smaller
              Weight Lighter
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

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