Olympus SZ-31MR

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Olympus SZ-31MR iHS

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Reasons to buy the Olympus SZ-31MR

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
920k dots
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus Stylus SH-50 iHS

Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
11.5 fps
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 
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differences

Advantages of the Olympus SZ-31MR

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3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen 920k dots vs 460k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
High-speed framerate Higher speed movies 240 fps vs 124 fps
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More than 90% higher fps
Macro focus Better macro capability 1 cm vs 3 cm
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Focus on subjects 3x closer to the lens
Weight Slightly lighter 226 g vs 269 g
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Around 20% lighter
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Advantages of the Olympus SH-50 iHS

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Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster 11.5 fps vs 10 fps
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Around 20% faster continuous shooting
Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures 15s vs 4s
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Around 4x longer exposures
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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
              Touch screen Have touch screens Help
              Less buttons
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              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

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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

              Image stabilization Poor image stabilization Help
              Sensor shift
              GPS No built-in GPS Help
              Missing geo-tagging

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus Stylus SZ-16 iHS

              Olympus Stylus SZ-16 iHS

              Travel zoom

              $138 - $149

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Touch screen Doesn't have a touch screen
              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Travel zoom

              $350 - $440

              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Travel zoom

              $279

              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $315 - $368

              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Travel zoom

              $235 - $300

              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Olympus XZ-2 iHS

              Olympus XZ-2 iHS

              Pro digicam

              $299

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Olympus Stylus 1

              Olympus Stylus 1

              Pro digicam

              $540 - $699

              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Olympus SZ-31MR iHS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus SZ-30MR

              Olympus SZ-30MR

              Travel zoom

              $367

              Touch screen No touch screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Canon PowerShot G15

              Canon PowerShot G15

              Pro digicam

              $399 - $499

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

              Panasonic Lumix ZS20

              Travel zoom

              $200 - $399

              GPS Has a GPS
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Olympus Stylus SP-100

              Olympus Stylus SP-100

              Super zoom

              $399

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Size Much larger
              Touch screen No touch screen

              Olympus Stylus SH-50 iHS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus Stylus SH-1

              Olympus Stylus SH-1

              Travel zoom

              $399

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
              Lowest price More expensive
              Olympus Stylus XZ-10

              Olympus Stylus XZ-10

              Pro digicam

              $185 - $399

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Zoom Less zoom
              Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle
              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $299 - $354

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

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