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

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Olympus Stylus SH-50 iHS

60

Olympus Stylus SZ-16 iHS

57

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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
High ISO
Light sensitivity
6,400 ISO
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus Stylus SZ-16 iHS

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Light sensitivity
High ISO
6,400 ISO
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures

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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recommendations

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
              Sensor shift

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              f/3
              High-speed framerate Very high speed movies Help
              SH-50 iHS124 fps
              SZ-16 iHS240 fps
              Light sensitivity Very good maximum light sensitivity Help
              6,400 ISO
              Common Weaknesses

              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

              $241 - $348

              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
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $179 - $180

              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              HDR Lacks a built-in HDR feature
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $159 - $207

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Samsung WB350F

              Samsung WB350F

              Travel zoom

              $190 - $209

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              HDR Lacks a built-in HDR feature
              Olympus SZ-31MR iHS

              Olympus SZ-31MR

              Travel zoom

              $220

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              3D Captures 3D images
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Panasonic Lumix ZS35

              Panasonic Lumix ZS35

              Travel zoom

              $140 - $189

              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Light sensitivity Slightly lower maximum light sensitivity
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              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

              Olympus Stylus SH-50 iHS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus Stylus SH-1

              Olympus Stylus SH-1

              Travel zoom

              $198 - $399

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $279 - $280

              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 SZ-16 iHS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus Stylus SZ-15

              Olympus Stylus SZ-15

              Travel zoom

              $90

              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Super zoom

              $129 - $286

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Super zoom

              $188

              Zoom More zoom
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Size Much larger
              Movie format Lower resolution movies

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