• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 600.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.3 megapixels
  • 23.00mm - 483.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Olympus SZ-30MR advantages over Samsung Galaxy Camera 2

  • More telephoto lens reach
    600 mm vs 483 mm
    Capture objects farther away

Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 advantages over Olympus SZ-30MR

  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Thinner
    19 mm vs 39 mm
    Thinner
  • More dots on screen
    2765k vs 460k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Longer exposure
    16 vs 4 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • RAW file ability
    Neither provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Hot shoe
    Neither provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Excellent grip; Handsome, portable design; 24x zoom in a small package; Panorama mode.

  • Detail blurred by strong noise suppression; Bright colors bloom in bright light; Few manual controls; Too many trips to the menu.

The Competition

Compared to Olympus SZ-10

Olympus SZ-30MR
Olympus SZ-10
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Shoots 1080p video
  • $224
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Bulb shutter
Samsung Galaxy Camera 2
Olympus SZ-10
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $224
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lighter weight
  • Bulb shutter

Compared to Olympus SZ-31MR

Olympus SZ-30MR
Olympus SZ-31MR
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More dots on screen
  • Shoots 60p video
Samsung Galaxy Camera 2
Olympus SZ-31MR
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Samsung Galaxy Camera

Olympus SZ-30MR
Samsung Galaxy Camera
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Fast startup
  • $520
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • In-camera panoramas
Samsung Galaxy Camera 2
Samsung Galaxy Camera
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • Headphone jack
  • $520
  • 1/2.3 inch

Compared to Olympus SZ-15

Olympus SZ-30MR
Olympus SZ-15
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoots 1080p video
  • Longer exposure
  • $162
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
Samsung Galaxy Camera 2
Olympus SZ-15
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $162
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Samsung WB800F

Olympus SZ-30MR
Samsung WB800F
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • HDMI out
  • $300
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
Samsung Galaxy Camera 2
Samsung WB800F
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $300
  • 1/2.3 inch
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