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Reasons to buy the Olympus Stylus SZ-16 iHS

We are not aware of any reasons to consider buying the Olympus Stylus SZ-16 iHS over the Olympus Stylus SH-50 iHS.
 
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differences

Advantages of the Olympus SH-50 iHS

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Touch screen Has a touch screen Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures 15s vs 4s
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Around 4x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Olympus SZ-16 iHS

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High-speed framerate Higher speed movies 240 fps vs 124 fps
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More than 90% higher fps
Weight Slightly lighter 227 g vs 269 g
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Around 20% lighter
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $149.00 vs $180.00
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The best price we've seen is $31 cheaper (around 20% less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              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
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              SH-50 iHS:$180.00
              SZ-16 iHS:$149.00
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              f/3.0
              Image stabilization Poor image stabilization Help
              Sensor shift
              GPS No built-in GPS Help
              Missing geo-tagging

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Travel zoom

              $329

              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Olympus Stylus SZ-15

              Olympus Stylus SZ-15

              Travel zoom

              $92 - $149

              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Travel zoom

              $279

              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Olympus SZ-31MR iHS

              Olympus SZ-31MR

              Travel zoom

              $176

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              3D Captures 3D images
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Panasonic Lumix ZS25

              Panasonic Lumix ZS25

              Travel zoom

              $210 - $220

              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              3D Captures 3D images
              Light sensitivity Slightly lower maximum light sensitivity
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Olympus Stylus XZ-10

              Olympus Stylus XZ-10

              Pro digicam

              $186 - $399

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $348 - $448

              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing

              Olympus Stylus SH-50 iHS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus Stylus SH-1

              Olympus Stylus SH-1

              Travel zoom

              $399

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
              Lowest price Significantly more expensive
              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $329 - $354

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $399 - $400

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Size Significantly larger
              Touch screen No touch screen

              Olympus Stylus SZ-16 iHS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $199 - $230

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Zoom More zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $229 - $252

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

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