Olympus SZ-31MR vs Olympus Stylus SH-50 iHS

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Olympus SZ-31MR iHS

63

Olympus Stylus SH-50 iHS

60

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Reasons to buy the Olympus SZ-31MR

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
920k dots
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Great macro
Macro focus
1 cm
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus Stylus SH-50 iHS

Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures

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Explore our gallery of 44 sample photos taken by the Olympus SZ-31MR iHS.

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
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/2000s vs 1/1700s
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More than 10% faster max shutter speed
Longest exposure
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
              Touch screen Have touch screens Help
              Less buttons
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
              SZ-31MR10 fps
              SH-50 iHS11.5 fps
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Common Weaknesses
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Image stabilization Poor image stabilization Help
              Sensor shift

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              f/3.0
              Common Weaknesses

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

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $282 - $348

              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Light sensitivity Slightly lower maximum light sensitivity
              Olympus Stylus SZ-16 iHS

              Olympus Stylus SZ-16 iHS

              Travel zoom

              $120

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Touch screen Doesn't have a touch screen
              Olympus Stylus SH-1

              Olympus Stylus SH-1

              Travel zoom

              $198 - $399

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Battery life Has a much longer battery life
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Samsung WB350F

              Samsung WB350F

              Travel zoom

              $145 - $230

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              HDR Lacks a built-in HDR feature
              Light sensitivity Slightly lower maximum light sensitivity
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Travel zoom

              $211 - $248

              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Touch screen Doesn't have a touch screen
              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Travel zoom

              $350

              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Olympus SH-25MR

              Olympus SH-25MR

              Travel zoom

              $166

              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

              Olympus SZ-31MR iHS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus SZ-30MR

              Olympus SZ-30MR

              Travel zoom

              $302

              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

              Panasonic Lumix ZS20

              Travel zoom

              $300

              GPS Has a GPS
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

              Travel zoom

              $330

              GPS Has a GPS
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Touch screen No touch screen
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $109

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

              Olympus Stylus SH-50 iHS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $279 - $280

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Travel zoom

              $150

              GPS Has a GPS
              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Touch screen No touch screen

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