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
Fewer 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

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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
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
$164.95 vs $224.99
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The best price we've seen is $60 cheaper (around 30% less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths
              High-speed framerate Extremely high speed movies Help
              SH-50 iHS124 fps
              SZ-16 iHS240 fps
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Common Weaknesses
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              f/3
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Common Weaknesses
              3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
              No 3d support
              Image stabilization Poor image stabilization Help
              1. Sensor shift

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S7000

              Nikon Coolpix S7000

              Travel zoom

              $119 - $217

              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously
              Samsung WB350F

              Samsung WB350F

              Travel zoom

              $200 - $209

              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              HDR Lacks a built-in HDR feature
              Light sensitivity Slightly lower maximum light sensitivity
              Olympus Stylus SZ-15

              Olympus Stylus SZ-15

              Travel zoom

              $125

              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              HDR Lacks a built-in HDR feature
              Olympus Stylus SH-1

              Olympus Stylus SH-1

              Travel zoom

              $231 - $289

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $235

              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 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
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Travel zoom

              $220

              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture

              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
              High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
              Touch screen No touch screen
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Travel zoom

              $213 - $298

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Travel zoom

              $257

              GPS Has a GPS
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Touch screen No touch screen
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Nikon 1 J5

              Nikon 1 J5

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $497 with 10-30mm lens

              Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Lowest price More expensive

              Olympus Stylus SZ-16 iHS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $170

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Size Larger
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Nikon Coolpix L840

              Nikon Coolpix L840

              Super zoom

              $220 - $227

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Size Significantly larger

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