Olympus Stylus SH-50 iHS vs Olympus Stylus SZ-16 iHS

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Olympus Stylus SH-50 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
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
11.5 fps
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
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
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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
              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
              Image stabilization Poor image stabilization Help
              1. Sensor shift

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              f/3
              Common Weaknesses
              3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
              No 3d support

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $293 - $298

              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Light sensitivity Slightly lower maximum light sensitivity
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $179 - $221

              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              HDR Lacks a built-in HDR feature
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              Samsung WB350F

              Samsung WB350F

              Travel zoom

              $120 - $210

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              HDR Lacks a built-in HDR feature
              Light sensitivity Slightly lower maximum light sensitivity
              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $239

              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Olympus Stylus XZ-10

              Olympus Stylus XZ-10

              Pro digicam

              $166

              Aperture Has a much 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
              Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

              Travel zoom

              $229

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Light sensitivity Slightly lower maximum light sensitivity
              Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously

              Olympus Stylus SH-50 iHS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $279

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Olympus Stylus SH-1

              Olympus Stylus SH-1

              Travel zoom

              $199 - $289

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
              Panasonic Lumix ZS35

              Panasonic Lumix ZS35

              Travel zoom

              $130 - $209

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Travel zoom

              $247

              GPS Has a GPS
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture

              Olympus Stylus SZ-16 iHS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Super zoom

              $149 - $156

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS30 (Lumix DMC-FT30)

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS30 (Lumix DMC-FT30)

              Waterproof

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Size Smaller
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Olympus SZ-20

              Olympus SZ-20

              Travel zoom

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $189

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Size Larger
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Olympus Stylus SZ-15

              Olympus Stylus SZ-15

              Travel zoom

              $90

              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor

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