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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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
Macro focus Better macro capability 1 cm vs 3 cm
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Focus on subjects 3x closer to the lens
High-speed framerate Higher speed movies 240 fps vs 124 fps
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More than 90% higher fps
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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        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
        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

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Olympus Stylus SZ-16 iHS

        Olympus Stylus SZ-16 iHS

        Travel zoom

        $149 - $160

        Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
        Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
        Touch screen Doesn't have a touch screen
        Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

        Travel zoom

        $299 - $350

        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
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

        Travel zoom

        $368 - $450

        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

        $269 - $319

        GPS Has a built-in GPS
        Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
        Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
        Olympus XZ-2 iHS

        Olympus XZ-2 iHS

        Pro digicam

        $299

        Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
        True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Olympus Stylus XZ-10

        Olympus Stylus XZ-10

        Pro digicam

        $161 - $399

        Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
        Supports RAW Shoots RAW
        Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously
        High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
        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

        Olympus SZ-31MR iHS Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Olympus SZ-20

        Olympus SZ-20

        Travel zoom

        $240

        Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
        Size Slightly smaller
        Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
        Touch screen No touch screen
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

        Panasonic Lumix ZS20

        Travel zoom

        $300 - $399

        GPS Has a GPS
        Image stabilization Better image stabilization
        Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
        Aperture Narrower aperture

        Olympus Stylus SH-50 iHS Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Olympus Stylus SH-1

        Olympus Stylus SH-1

        Travel zoom

        $369

        External mic jack Has an external mic jack
        High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
        Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

        Travel zoom

        $320

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

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