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Reasons to buy the Olympus Stylus SH-50 iHS

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

Reasons to buy the Olympus Stylus SZ-16 iHS

HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 
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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
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        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
        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

        Olympus Stylus SH-1

        Olympus Stylus SH-1

        Travel zoom

        $369

        External mic jack Has an external mic jack
        Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Olympus Stylus SZ-15

        Olympus Stylus SZ-15

        Travel zoom

        $100 - $159

        Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
        HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
        Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

        Super zoom

        $399 - $400

        Zoom Has much more zoom
        Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
        Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
        Thickness Is thicker
        Olympus SZ-31MR iHS

        Olympus SZ-31MR

        Travel zoom

        $193

        Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
        3D Captures 3D images
        Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
        Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

        Travel zoom

        $199 - $252

        Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
        HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
        Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
        Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

        Travel zoom

        $320

        GPS Has a built-in GPS
        Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
        Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

        Travel zoom

        $299 - $350

        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

        Olympus Stylus SH-50 iHS Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Olympus Stylus XZ-10

        Olympus Stylus XZ-10

        Pro digicam

        $161 - $399

        Aperture Much wider aperture
        Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
        Zoom Less zoom
        Continuous shooting Shoots slower
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

        Travel zoom

        $348 - $368

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

        Olympus Stylus SZ-16 iHS Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Olympus SZ-20

        Olympus SZ-20

        Travel zoom

        $240

        3D Takes 3D photos
        Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
        HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
        High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
        Nikon Coolpix L830

        Nikon Coolpix L830

        Super zoom

        $197 - $227

        Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Size Larger
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
        Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

        Super zoom

        $199 - $229

        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

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