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

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Olympus SZ-31MR iHS

65

Olympus Stylus SH-50 iHS

62

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Olympus SZ-31MR

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
920k dots
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Great macro
Macro focus
1 cm
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus Stylus SH-50 iHS

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
              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
              Common Weaknesses
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              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/3.0
              Common Weaknesses
              Image stabilization Poor image stabilization Help
              Sensor shift
              GPS No built-in GPS Help
              Missing geo-tagging

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $297 - $368

              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

              $238 - $399

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Battery life Has a much longer battery life
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              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
              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $279 - $383

              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Travel zoom

              $238

              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-WX350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Travel zoom

              $230 - $268

              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Touch screen Doesn't have a touch screen
              Olympus SH-25MR

              Olympus SH-25MR

              Travel zoom

              $148

              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

              Olympus SZ-31MR iHS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus SZ-30MR

              Olympus SZ-30MR

              Travel zoom

              $305

              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Olympus Stylus SP-820UZ iHS

              Olympus Stylus SP-820UZ iHS

              Super zoom

              $320

              Zoom More zoom
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Touch screen No touch screen

              Olympus Stylus SH-50 iHS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus Stylus XZ-10

              Olympus Stylus XZ-10

              Pro digicam

              $168

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Zoom Less zoom
              Continuous shooting Shoots slower
              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Travel zoom

              $206

              GPS Has a GPS
              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Touch screen No touch screen

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