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

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Olympus SZ-31MR iHS

68

Olympus Stylus SH-50 iHS

65

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Reasons to buy the Olympus SZ-31MR

High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Great macro
Macro focus
1.0 cm
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus Stylus SH-50 iHS

Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
11.5 fps
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons

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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
High-speed framerate
Higher speed movies
240 fps vs 124 fps
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More than 90% higher fps
Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
920k dots vs 460k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
Macro focus
Better macro capability
1.0 cm vs 3.0 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 faster
11.5 fps vs 10 fps
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Around 20% faster continuous shooting
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
15s vs 4s
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Around 4x longer exposures
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
              Touch screen Have touch screens Help
              Fewer buttons
              High-speed framerate Extremely high speed movies Help
              SZ-31MR240 fps
              SH-50 iHS124 fps
              Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
              SZ-31MR10 fps
              SH-50 iHS11.5 fps
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Common Weaknesses
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              f/3
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Common Weaknesses
              Image stabilization Poor image stabilization Help
              1. Sensor shift

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus Stylus SZ-16 iHS

              Olympus Stylus SZ-16 iHS

              Travel zoom

              $150

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Touch screen Doesn't have a touch screen
              Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

              Travel zoom

              $229

              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Light sensitivity Slightly lower maximum light sensitivity
              Touch screen Doesn't have a touch screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $314

              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
              Light sensitivity Slightly lower maximum light sensitivity
              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Travel zoom

              $220

              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Olympus Stylus SH-1

              Olympus Stylus SH-1

              Travel zoom

              $231 - $289

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

              Olympus SZ-31MR iHS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus Stylus SH-2

              Olympus Stylus SH-2

              Travel zoom

              $349

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Canon PowerShot G3 X

              Canon PowerShot G3 X

              Super zoom

              $999

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Size Significantly larger
              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Super zoom

              $199 - $297

              Zoom More zoom
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Size Significantly larger
              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $399

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Battery life Significantly longer battery life
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Olympus SZ-30MR

              Olympus SZ-30MR

              Travel zoom

              $309

              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

              Olympus Stylus SH-50 iHS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S7000

              Nikon Coolpix S7000

              Travel zoom

              $119 - $217

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Size Smaller
              Touch screen No touch screen
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Travel zoom

              $257

              GPS Has a GPS
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Touch screen No touch screen
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Olympus Stylus SP-820UZ iHS

              Olympus Stylus SP-820UZ iHS

              Super zoom

              $240

              Zoom More zoom
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Continuous shooting Shoots much slower
              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $279

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
              Touch screen No touch screen
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $235

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture

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