Olympus SZ-31MR

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Reasons to buy the Olympus SZ-31MR

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
920k dots
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ50

Longest exposure
Long exposures
60 seconds
 
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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
Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen 920k dots vs 460k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
Wide angle Better wide angle 25 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Touch screen Has a touch screen Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies 240 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
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 Significantly better macro capability 1 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 5x closer to the lens
Zoom More zoom 24x vs 10x
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Around 6x more zoom
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 6,400 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The SZ-31MR's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 10 fps vs 2.5 fps
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4x faster continuous shooting
True resolution Higher true resolution 9.7 MP vs 9 MP
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Capture around 10% more detail in your photos
Weight Slightly lighter 226 g vs 245 g
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Around 10% lighter
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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-TZ50

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Image stabilization Better image stabilization Lens vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Size Slightly smaller 103x59x36 mm vs 106x69x40 mm
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More than 20% smaller
Longest exposure Significantly longer exposures 60s vs 4s
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15x longer exposures
Thickness Slightly thinner 1.4" vs 1.6"
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Around 10% thinner
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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

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

        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 Common Weaknesses

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

        GPS No built-in GPS Help
        Missing geo-tagging

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Olympus XZ-2 iHS

        Olympus XZ-2 iHS

        Pro digicam

        $299

        Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
        True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

        Travel zoom

        $298 - $368

        GPS Has a built-in GPS
        Battery life Has a much longer battery life
        Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
        Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

        Travel zoom

        $199 - $265

        Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
        Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
        Aperture Has a significantly narrower aperture
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

        Travel zoom

        $279

        GPS Has a built-in GPS
        Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
        Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
        Nikon Coolpix L830

        Nikon Coolpix L830

        Super zoom

        $165 - $227

        Zoom Has slightly more zoom
        Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is significantly heavier
        Panasonic Lumix ZS25

        Panasonic Lumix ZS25

        Travel zoom

        $200 - $209

        Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
        Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
        Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

        Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

        Pro digicam

        $448

        Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
        Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing

        Olympus SZ-31MR iHS Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Olympus Stylus SZ-16 iHS

        Olympus Stylus SZ-16 iHS

        Travel zoom

        $129 - $150

        Battery life Longer battery life
        Lowest price Slightly cheaper
        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
        Olympus XZ-1

        Olympus XZ-1

        Pro digicam

        $300 - $500

        Aperture Much wider aperture
        Screen type Has an OLED screen
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Olympus SZ-30MR

        Olympus SZ-30MR

        Travel zoom

        $231

        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
        Olympus Stylus SH-1

        Olympus Stylus SH-1

        Travel zoom

        $281 - $349

        External mic jack Has an external mic jack
        Battery life Significantly longer battery life
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ50 Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Panasonic Lumix ZS30

        Panasonic Lumix ZS30

        Travel zoom

        $319

        GPS Has a GPS
        3D Takes 3D photos
        Longest exposure Shorter max exposures
        Nikon Coolpix S9700

        Nikon Coolpix S9700

        Travel zoom

        $278 - $297

        GPS Has a GPS
        Screen type Has an OLED screen
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Longest exposure Shorter max exposures
        Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

        Super zoom

        $399 - $400

        Zoom Much more zoom
        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Size Much larger
        Screen size Smaller screen
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

        Travel zoom

        $300 - $310

        GPS Has a GPS
        3D Takes 3D photos

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