Olympus Stylus SH-50 iHS

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Olympus Stylus SH-50 iHS

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Olympus Stylus SZ-16 iHS

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Olympus Stylus SZ-16 iHS

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Reasons to buy the Olympus Stylus SH-50 iHS

Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus Stylus SZ-16 iHS

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

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
Lowest price
Significantly cheaper
$129.00 vs $399.00
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The best price we've seen is $270 cheaper (3.1x less)
Weight
Slightly lighter
227 g vs 269 g
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Around 20% lighter
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths
              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
              Common Weaknesses
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths

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

              Common Weaknesses
              Image stabilization Poor image stabilization Help
              Sensor shift

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $279 - $383

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Samsung WB350F

              Samsung WB350F

              Travel zoom

              $130 - $260

              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Light sensitivity Slightly lower maximum light sensitivity
              Olympus Stylus SH-1

              Olympus Stylus SH-1

              Travel zoom

              $255 - $399

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $299 - $368

              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
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Travel zoom

              $260

              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Panasonic Lumix ZS25

              Panasonic Lumix ZS25

              Travel zoom

              $200 - $240

              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              3D Captures 3D images
              Light sensitivity Slightly lower maximum light sensitivity
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

              Panasonic Lumix ZS20

              Travel zoom

              $300

              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Light sensitivity Slightly lower maximum light sensitivity

              Olympus Stylus SH-50 iHS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus Stylus XZ-10

              Olympus Stylus XZ-10

              Pro digicam

              $165

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Zoom Less zoom
              Continuous shooting Shoots slower

              Olympus Stylus SZ-16 iHS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus Stylus SZ-15

              Olympus Stylus SZ-15

              Travel zoom

              $87 - $200

              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $170 - $180

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Size Smaller
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $189 - $227

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Larger
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Olympus SZ-31MR iHS

              Olympus SZ-31MR

              Travel zoom

              $194

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Lowest price More expensive
              Olympus SZ-14

              Olympus SZ-14

              Digicam

              $123

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor

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