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
$85.00 vs $119.95
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The best price we've seen is $35 cheaper (around 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
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
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$85.00
              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
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              4 seconds
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung WB350F

              Samsung WB350F

              Travel zoom

              $190 - $209

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Light sensitivity Slightly lower maximum light sensitivity
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $159 - $207

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Olympus SZ-14

              Olympus SZ-14

              Digicam

              $139

              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 SX400 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Super zoom

              $129 - $276

              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Olympus Stylus SH-50 iHS

              Olympus Stylus SH-50 iHS

              Travel zoom

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $150

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Super zoom

              $110

              3D Captures 3D images
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier

              Olympus Stylus SZ-15 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus SZ-12

              Olympus SZ-12

              Travel zoom

              $230

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price More expensive
              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Travel zoom

              $120 - $180

              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $165 - $170

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Zoom Less zoom

              Olympus Stylus SZ-16 iHS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $179 - $180

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Size Slightly smaller
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Olympus SZ-20

              Olympus SZ-20

              Travel zoom

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR

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