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Reasons to buy the Olympus Stylus SZ-16 iHS

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
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 $99.00 vs $149.00
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The best price we've seen is $50 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:$99.00
              SZ-16 iHS:$149.00
              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
              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

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Olympus SZ-14

              Olympus SZ-14

              Digicam

              $247

              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              3D Captures 3D images
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Light sensitivity Slightly lower maximum light sensitivity
              Olympus SZ-20

              Olympus SZ-20

              Travel zoom

              $240

              3D Captures 3D images
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Light sensitivity Slightly lower maximum light sensitivity
              Olympus SZ-31MR iHS

              Olympus SZ-31MR

              Travel zoom

              $193

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $197

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Travel zoom

              $149 - $180

              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
              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Travel zoom

              $242 - $281

              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 Stylus SZ-15 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus SZ-12

              Olympus SZ-12

              Travel zoom

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $368

              GPS Has a GPS
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Fujifilm FinePix F770 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix F770 EXR

              Travel zoom

              $310

              GPS Has a GPS
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Macro focus Worse macro capability

              Olympus Stylus SZ-16 iHS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $199

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $199 - $252

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

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