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Reasons to buy the Olympus Stylus SZ-16 iHS

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

Reasons to buy the Olympus Stylus SZ-15

Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
 
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differences

Advantages of the Olympus SZ-15

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Lowest price Cheaper $99.99 vs $158.88
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The best price we've seen is $59 cheaper (around 40% 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
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
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
              No 3d support

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              f/3.0
              Light sensitivity Very good maximum light sensitivity Help
              6,400 ISO
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus SZ-31MR iHS

              Olympus SZ-31MR

              Travel zoom

              $215

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Olympus Stylus SH-50 iHS

              Olympus Stylus SH-50 iHS

              Travel zoom

              $209 - $299

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Travel zoom

              $199 - $200

              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $180 - $279

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Olympus SZ-14

              Olympus SZ-14

              Digicam

              $100 - $130

              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              3D Captures 3D images
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Light sensitivity Slightly lower maximum light sensitivity
              Olympus SZ-12

              Olympus SZ-12

              Travel zoom

              $80 - $129

              3D Captures 3D images
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Light sensitivity Slightly lower maximum light sensitivity
              Samsung WB250F

              Samsung WB250F

              Travel zoom

              $111 - $169

              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Light sensitivity Slightly lower maximum light sensitivity

              Olympus Stylus SZ-15 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              No significant competitors found that are specific to the Olympus Stylus SZ-15.

              Olympus Stylus SZ-16 iHS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $229 - $230

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

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