Olympus Stylus SZ-16 iHS vs Olympus Stylus SZ-15

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Olympus Stylus SZ-16 iHS

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Olympus Stylus SZ-15

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Reasons to buy the Olympus Stylus SZ-16 iHS

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 30fps
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus Stylus SZ-15

Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/2000 of a second

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Advantages of the Olympus SZ-15

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Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$89.99 vs $159.95
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The best price we've seen is $70 cheaper (more than 40% less)
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Advantages of the Olympus SZ-16 iHS

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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
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
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
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
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              SZ-15$89.99
              SZ-16 iHS$159.95
              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
              Common Weaknesses
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              4 seconds

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix S8600

              Fujifilm FinePix S8600

              Super zoom

              $85 - $199

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $118 - $128

              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Thickness Is thinner
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Light sensitivity Slightly lower maximum light sensitivity
              Olympus SZ-14

              Olympus SZ-14

              Digicam

              $200

              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              3D Captures 3D images
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Light sensitivity Slightly lower maximum light sensitivity
              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Travel zoom

              $120

              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
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $278

              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
              Olympus SZ-31MR iHS

              Olympus SZ-31MR

              Travel zoom

              $220

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Super zoom

              $218

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker

              Olympus Stylus SZ-15 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus SZ-12

              Olympus SZ-12

              Travel zoom

              $223

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix L32

              Nikon Coolpix L32

              Compact

              $97

              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Zoom Less zoom
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen

              Olympus Stylus SZ-16 iHS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Super zoom

              $149 - $536

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $297

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Size Larger
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              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
              Nikon Coolpix S7000

              Nikon Coolpix S7000

              Travel zoom

              $197

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Size Smaller
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $210

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Size Slightly smaller
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

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