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
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus Stylus SH-50 iHS

Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
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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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 Common Weaknesses
              Touch screen Have touch screens Help
              Less buttons
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama

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

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              f/3.0
              Light sensitivity Very good maximum light sensitivity Help
              6,400 ISO

              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

              $159 - $229

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Touch screen Doesn't have a touch screen
              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Travel zoom

              $200 - $300

              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Travel zoom

              $199 - $200

              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $379 - $389

              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Travel zoom

              $319 - $399

              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Nikon Coolpix S9500

              Nikon Coolpix S9500

              Travel zoom

              $175

              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Light sensitivity Slightly lower maximum light sensitivity
              Touch screen Doesn't have a touch screen
              Olympus Stylus SZ-15

              Olympus Stylus SZ-15

              Travel zoom

              $100 - $199

              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas

              Olympus SZ-31MR iHS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus SZ-30MR

              Olympus SZ-30MR

              Travel zoom

              $367 - $382

              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $180 - $279

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Zoom More zoom
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Size Larger

              Olympus Stylus SH-50 iHS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $399 - $400

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Size Significantly larger
              Touch screen No touch screen

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