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

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

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
$124.99 vs $164.95
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The best price we've seen is $40 cheaper (more than 20% 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
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
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$124.99
              SZ-16 iHS$164.95
              Common Weaknesses
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              4 seconds
              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
              3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
              No 3d support

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus Stylus SH-50 iHS

              Olympus Stylus SH-50 iHS

              Travel zoom

              $225

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
              Nikon Coolpix L330

              Nikon Coolpix L330

              Super zoom

              $152

              Wide angle Has a much wider wide angle lens
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Super zoom

              $168

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              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
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Olympus Stylus SH-1

              Olympus Stylus SH-1

              Travel zoom

              $231 - $289

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $205 - $249

              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Light sensitivity Slightly lower maximum light sensitivity
              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Super zoom

              $149 - $536

              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker

              Olympus Stylus SZ-15 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix S8600

              Fujifilm FinePix S8600

              Super zoom

              $85 - $180

              Zoom More zoom
              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Size Larger
              Olympus SZ-14

              Olympus SZ-14

              Digicam

              $189

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Fastest shutter speed Much slower max shutter speed
              Panasonic Lumix TS5

              Panasonic Lumix TS5

              Waterproof

              $275 - $289

              GPS Has a GPS
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture

              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 S7000

              Nikon Coolpix S7000

              Travel zoom

              $119 - $217

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Size Smaller
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Samsung WB350F

              Samsung WB350F

              Travel zoom

              $195 - $209

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR

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