Olympus XZ-1 vs Olympus SZ-31MR

Winner
Olympus XZ-1

39

Olympus SZ-31MR iHS

36

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Olympus XZ-1

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/1.8
OLED Screen
Screen type
Bright and vivid
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
Long exposures
Longest exposure
60 seconds
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus SZ-31MR

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures

galleries

Explore our gallery of 44 sample photos taken by the Olympus SZ-31MR iHS.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Olympus XZ-1.

competitors

Olympus XZ-1 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100 (Lumix DMC-TZ100)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100 (Lumix DMC-TZ100)

Travel zoom

Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Olympus XZ-2 iHS

Olympus XZ-2 iHS

Pro digicam

External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Overall image quality Better image quality
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$398

Overall image quality Much better image quality
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen

Olympus SZ-31MR iHS Competitors

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870

Waterproof

$279 - $280

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Wide angle Better wide angle
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Olympus OM-D E-M10

Olympus OM-D E-M10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$449 body only

$465 - $499 with 14-42mm lens

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Nikon Coolpix S33

Nikon Coolpix S33

Waterproof

$107 - $126

Waterproof Waterproof
Size Slightly smaller
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

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