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
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus Stylus SH-50 iHS

Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
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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Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen 920k dots vs 460k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
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
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
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              SZ-31MR:$176.03
              SH-50 iHS:$180.00
              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
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              f/3.0
              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

              $149 - $155

              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

              $329

              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $348 - $448

              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 SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $329 - $354

              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $399 - $400

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Panasonic Lumix ZS25

              Panasonic Lumix ZS25

              Travel zoom

              $210 - $220

              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Light sensitivity Slightly lower maximum light sensitivity
              Olympus Stylus SZ-15

              Olympus Stylus SZ-15

              Travel zoom

              $88 - $149

              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature

              Olympus SZ-31MR iHS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus SZ-30MR

              Olympus SZ-30MR

              Travel zoom

              $367

              Touch screen No touch screen
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Olympus SZ-14

              Olympus SZ-14

              Digicam

              $130

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution 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 Significantly more expensive
              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Travel zoom

              $279

              GPS Has a GPS
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Olympus Stylus XZ-10

              Olympus Stylus XZ-10

              Pro digicam

              $180 - $399

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

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