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

Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
11.5 fps
Light sensitivity
High ISO
6,400 ISO
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures

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
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
              Touch screen Have touch screens Help
              Less buttons
              Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
              SZ-31MR1080p @ 30fps
              SH-50 iHS1080p @ 60fps
              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
              Light sensitivity Very good maximum light sensitivity Help
              6,400 ISO
              Common Weaknesses

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

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              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
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $283 - $398

              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 SH-1

              Olympus Stylus SH-1

              Travel zoom

              $226 - $399

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Battery life Has a much longer battery life
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Travel zoom

              $150

              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              HDR Lacks a built-in HDR feature
              Light sensitivity Significantly lower maximum light sensitivity
              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
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $185 - $237

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

              Travel zoom

              $330

              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive

              Olympus SZ-31MR iHS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus SZ-30MR

              Olympus SZ-30MR

              Travel zoom

              $300

              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Olympus Stylus 1

              Olympus Stylus 1

              Pro digicam

              $437 - $699

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Travel zoom

              $260

              GPS Has a GPS
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Touch screen No touch screen
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $498 - $798

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Touch screen No touch screen

              Olympus Stylus SH-50 iHS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $279 - $403

              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
              Olympus Stylus XZ-10

              Olympus Stylus XZ-10

              Pro digicam

              $164

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Zoom Less zoom
              Continuous shooting Shoots significantly slower
              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Travel zoom

              $274

              GPS Has a GPS
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture

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