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

Light sensitivity
High ISO
6,400 ISO
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 $119.95
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The best price we've seen is $30 cheaper (more than 20% 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
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
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$119.95
              Common Weaknesses
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible

              Compared to recent travel zooms

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

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus SZ-14

              Olympus SZ-14

              Digicam

              $128

              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              3D Captures 3D images
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Light sensitivity Significantly lower maximum light sensitivity
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $156 - $180

              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Light sensitivity Slightly lower maximum light sensitivity
              Olympus Stylus SH-50 iHS

              Olympus Stylus SH-50 iHS

              Travel zoom

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              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
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Olympus SZ-20

              Olympus SZ-20

              Travel zoom

              $100

              3D Captures 3D images
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Light sensitivity Slightly lower maximum light sensitivity
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $109 - $161

              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Light sensitivity Significantly lower maximum light sensitivity
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Super zoom

              $149 - $277

              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

              Samsung WB1100F

              Samsung WB1100F

              Super zoom

              $179 - $202

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Zoom More zoom
              Size Significantly larger
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX

              Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX

              Super zoom

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Size Significantly larger
              Wide angle Worse wide angle

              Olympus Stylus SZ-16 iHS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung WB350F

              Samsung WB350F

              Travel zoom

              $120 - $230

              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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