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Reasons to buy the Olympus Stylus SZ-16 iHS

Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
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-15

We are not aware of any reasons to consider buying the Olympus Stylus SZ-15 over the Olympus Stylus SZ-16 iHS.
 
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Advantages of the Olympus SZ-15

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Lowest price Slightly cheaper $89.95 vs $137.99
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The best price we've seen is $48 cheaper (more than 30% less)
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Advantages of the Olympus SZ-16 iHS

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Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies 240 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Battery life Longer battery life 270 shots vs 230 shots
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Around 20% more shots per battery charge
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              SZ-15:$89.95
              SZ-16 iHS:$137.99
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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

              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              GPS No built-in GPS Help
              Missing geo-tagging

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus Stylus SH-50 iHS

              Olympus Stylus SH-50 iHS

              Travel zoom

              $183 - $299

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Travel zoom

              $149 - $150

              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Light sensitivity Slightly lower maximum light sensitivity
              Screen resolution Has a slightly lower resolution screen
              Olympus SZ-14

              Olympus SZ-14

              Digicam

              $149

              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              3D Captures 3D images
              Light sensitivity Slightly lower maximum light sensitivity
              Olympus SZ-31MR iHS

              Olympus SZ-31MR

              Travel zoom

              $176

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $202 - $279

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Travel zoom

              $279

              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Olympus SZ-12

              Olympus SZ-12

              Travel zoom

              $94 - $129

              3D Captures 3D images
              Light sensitivity Slightly lower maximum light sensitivity

              Olympus Stylus SZ-15 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Travel zoom

              $170 - $250

              Battery life Significantly longer battery life
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Super zoom

              $129 - $130

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Size Significantly larger
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen

              Olympus Stylus SZ-16 iHS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $227

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

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $199 - $229

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Zoom More zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

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