• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 25mm - 600mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 25mm - 600mm (35mm eq.)

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Advantages

Olympus SZ-16 over Olympus SH-50

  • Longer battery life
    270 vs 0 shots
    Capture more photos

Olympus SH-50 over Olympus SZ-16

  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Love or hate them, they can be useful
  • Longer shutter
    15 vs 4 sec
    Long exposures for night shots

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The Competition

Compared to Canon SX170

Olympus SZ-16
Canon SX170
  • $129
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Wider aperture
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • $162
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • Longer shutter
Olympus SH-50
Canon SX170
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Wider aperture
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • $162
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer battery life
  • Manual focus

Compared to Panasonic ZS35

Olympus SZ-16
Panasonic ZS35
  • $129
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Slow-motion videos
  • $257
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • In-camera panoramas
Olympus SH-50
Panasonic ZS35
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Touchscreen
  • $257
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Samsung WB350F

Olympus SZ-16
Samsung WB350F
  • $129
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • HDMI out
  • Slow-motion videos
  • $171
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • In-camera panoramas
Olympus SH-50
Samsung WB350F
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • HDMI out
  • Slow-motion videos
  • $171
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Wi-Fi

Compared to Canon SX700 HS

Olympus SZ-16
Canon SX700 HS
  • $129
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Higher extended ISO
  • $280
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Shoots RAW
Olympus SH-50
Canon SX700 HS
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Higher extended ISO
  • $280
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Shoots RAW

Compared to Olympus SH-1

Olympus SZ-16
Olympus SH-1
  • $129
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • In-camera panoramas
Olympus SH-50
Olympus SH-1
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Wi-Fi
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