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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix TZ40

GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
920k dots
Light sensitivity
High ISO
6,400 ISO
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus SZ-31MR

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
920k dots
Light sensitivity
High ISO
6,400 ISO
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 
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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)
Zoom Slightly more zoom 24x vs 20x
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More than 40% more zoom
Macro focus Better macro capability 1 cm vs 3 cm
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Focus on subjects 3x closer to the lens
Lowest price Cheaper $207.85 vs $345.88
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The best price we've seen is $138 cheaper (around 40% 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 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
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              920k dots
              Touch screen Have touch screens Help
              Less buttons
              3D Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't Help
              View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
              Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
              SZ-31MR:1080p @ 30fps
              TZ40:1080p @ 60fps
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              High-speed framerate Very high speed movies Help
              SZ-31MR:240 fps
              TZ40:220 fps
              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
              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

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $389 - $398

              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
              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Travel zoom

              $199 - $200

              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Panasonic Lumix TZ35

              Panasonic Lumix TZ35

              Travel zoom

              $210

              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Light sensitivity Slightly lower maximum light sensitivity
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30

              Panasonic Lumix TZ30

              Travel zoom

              $275

              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Light sensitivity Slightly lower maximum light sensitivity
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

              Travel zoom

              $230 - $328

              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Light sensitivity Slightly lower maximum light sensitivity
              Touch screen Doesn't have a touch screen
              Nikon Coolpix S9500

              Nikon Coolpix S9500

              Travel zoom

              $175

              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Focus points Has much more focus points
              Light sensitivity Slightly lower maximum light sensitivity
              Touch screen Doesn't have a touch screen
              Olympus Stylus SH-50 iHS

              Olympus Stylus SH-50 iHS

              Travel zoom

              $209

              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing

              Olympus SZ-31MR iHS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus Stylus SZ-16 iHS

              Olympus Stylus SZ-16 iHS

              Travel zoom

              $159 - $229

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Olympus Stylus SP-820UZ iHS

              Olympus Stylus SP-820UZ iHS

              Super zoom

              $195 - $280

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              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 SZ-30MR

              Olympus SZ-30MR

              Travel zoom

              $367 - $382

              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Olympus Stylus SZ-15

              Olympus Stylus SZ-15

              Travel zoom

              $94 - $169

              Battery life Slightly longer battery life
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

              Panasonic Lumix TZ40 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Travel zoom

              $531 - $547

              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

              $444 - $448

              Zoom More zoom
              Supports RAW Shoots RAW
              Touch screen No touch screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Pro digicam

              $398

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Supports RAW Shoots RAW
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Touch screen No touch screen

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