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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix TZ40

GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus SZ-31MR

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
 
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differences

Advantages of the Olympus SZ-31MR

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Aperture Wider aperture f/3.0 vs f/3.3
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At its widest zoom, the SZ-31MR's lens captures marginally more light (0.3 f-stops)
Macro focus Better macro capability 1 cm vs 3 cm
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Focus on subjects 3x closer to the lens
Zoom Slightly more zoom 24x vs 20x
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More than 40% more zoom
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $192.67 vs $237.08
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The best price we've seen is $44 cheaper (around 20% less)
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Advantages of the Panasonic TZ40

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GPS Has a GPS Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Image stabilization Better image stabilization Lens vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Battery life Longer battery life 300 shots vs 200 shots
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50% more shots per battery charge
Wide angle Slightly better wide angle 24 mm vs 25 mm
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Almost the same
Size Slightly smaller 105x59x28 mm vs 106x69x40 mm
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More than 40% smaller
Thickness Thinner 1.1" vs 1.6"
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30% thinner
Weight Slightly lighter 198 g vs 226 g
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More than 10% lighter
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 Common Weaknesses
              3D Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't Help
              View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
              Touch screen Have touch screens Help
              Less buttons
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              920k dots
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              High-speed framerate Very high speed movies Help
              SZ-31MR:240 fps
              TZ40:220 fps
              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

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

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

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $348 - $448

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              External flash Supports an external flash
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Panasonic Lumix TZ35

              Panasonic Lumix TZ35

              Travel zoom

              $192

              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Light sensitivity Slightly lower maximum light sensitivity
              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $299 - $350

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30

              Panasonic Lumix TZ30

              Travel zoom

              $275

              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Light sensitivity Slightly lower maximum light sensitivity
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $399 - $400

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Olympus SZ-31MR iHS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus Stylus SZ-16 iHS

              Olympus Stylus SZ-16 iHS

              Travel zoom

              $149 - $150

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Olympus SZ-30MR

              Olympus SZ-30MR

              Travel zoom

              $367

              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Olympus Stylus SH-50 iHS

              Olympus Stylus SH-50 iHS

              Travel zoom

              Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster
              Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Nikon D7100

              Nikon D7100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $947 body only

              $1,247 with 18-140mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

              Panasonic Lumix TZ40 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Travel zoom

              $471 - $484

              Zoom More zoom
              Supports RAW Shoots RAW
              Touch screen No touch screen
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Panasonic Lumix ZS40

              Panasonic Lumix ZS40

              Travel zoom

              $419 - $448

              Zoom More zoom
              Supports RAW Shoots RAW
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Panasonic Lumix ZS35

              Panasonic Lumix ZS35

              Travel zoom

              $155 - $274

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Lowest price Cheaper
              GPS No built-in GPS
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

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