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

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Olympus SZ-31MR iHS

67

Olympus Stylus SH-50 iHS

64

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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
1.0 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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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
1.0 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
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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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths
              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
              High-speed framerate Very 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
              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

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              f/3
              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

              $160

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Touch screen Doesn't have a touch screen
              Olympus Stylus SH-2

              Olympus Stylus SH-2

              Travel zoom

              $349

              Battery life Has a much longer battery life
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

              Olympus SZ-31MR iHS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S9900

              Nikon Coolpix S9900

              Travel zoom

              $297 - $327

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Olympus SZ-30MR

              Olympus SZ-30MR

              Travel zoom

              $313

              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Olympus XZ-2 iHS

              Olympus XZ-2 iHS

              Pro digicam

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Casio Exilim EX-H30

              Casio Exilim EX-H30

              Travel zoom

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Fujifilm FinePix S1000fd

              Fujifilm FinePix S1000fd

              Super zoom

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Image stabilization No image stabilization

              Olympus Stylus SH-50 iHS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $293 - $298

              GPS Has a GPS
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Olympus Stylus SH-1

              Olympus Stylus SH-1

              Travel zoom

              $199 - $289

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $279

              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
              Samsung WB350F

              Samsung WB350F

              Travel zoom

              $150 - $210

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Travel zoom

              $259

              GPS Has a GPS
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Zoom Slightly less zoom

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