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Olympus SZ-31MR iHS vs Olympus VG-110

Portability
89
Imaging
39
Features
47
Overall
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Olympus SZ-31MR iHS front
 
Olympus VG-110 front
Portability
97
Imaging
36
Features
20
Overall
29

Olympus SZ-31MR iHS vs Olympus VG-110 Key Specs

Olympus SZ-31MR iHS
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 6400
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 25-600mm (F3.0-6.9) lens
  • 226g - 106 x 69 x 40mm
  • Revealed February 2012
Olympus VG-110
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 1600
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 27-108mm (F2.9-6.5) lens
  • 105g - 92 x 54 x 20mm
  • Announced February 2011
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Olympus SZ-31MR iHS vs Olympus VG-110 Overview

Let's look much closer at the Olympus SZ-31MR iHS vs Olympus VG-110, former is a Small Sensor Superzoom while the other is a Ultracompact and they are both sold by Olympus. There is a substantial difference between the resolutions of the SZ-31MR iHS (16MP) and VG-110 (12MP) but they use the same exact sensor dimensions (1/2.3").

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The SZ-31MR iHS was unveiled 13 months after the VG-110 making the cameras a generation away from each other. Each of these cameras offer different body type with the Olympus SZ-31MR iHS being a Compact camera and the Olympus VG-110 being a Ultracompact camera.

Before diving through a comprehensive comparison, below is a quick synopsis of how the SZ-31MR iHS scores vs the VG-110 in the way of portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Olympus SZ-31MR iHS over the Olympus VG-110

 SZ-31MR iHS VG-110 
AnnouncedFebruary 2012February 2011Newer by 13 months
Display sizing3"2.7"Larger display (+0.3")
Display resolution920k230kCrisper display (+690k dot)
Touch friendly display Easily navigate

Reasons to pick Olympus VG-110 over the Olympus SZ-31MR iHS

 VG-110 SZ-31MR iHS 

Common features in the Olympus SZ-31MR iHS and Olympus VG-110

 SZ-31MR iHS VG-110 
Manual focus Lack of manual focus
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Selfie screen Missing selfie screen

Olympus SZ-31MR iHS vs Olympus VG-110 Physical Comparison

In case you're planning to travel with your camera often, you need to think about its weight and size. The Olympus SZ-31MR iHS features exterior measurements of 106mm x 69mm x 40mm (4.2" x 2.7" x 1.6") along with a weight of 226 grams (0.50 lbs) while the Olympus VG-110 has specifications of 92mm x 54mm x 20mm (3.6" x 2.1" x 0.8") and a weight of 105 grams (0.23 lbs).

Contrast the Olympus SZ-31MR iHS vs Olympus VG-110 in our completely new Camera & Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Remember, the weight of an ILC will vary dependant on the lens you are working with at the time. Below is the front view dimensions comparison of the SZ-31MR iHS against the VG-110.

Olympus SZ-31MR iHS vs Olympus VG-110 size comparison

Considering size and weight, the portability score of the SZ-31MR iHS and VG-110 is 89 and 97 respectively.

Olympus SZ-31MR iHS vs Olympus VG-110 top view buttons comparison

Olympus SZ-31MR iHS vs Olympus VG-110 Sensor Comparison

In many cases, it is tough to visualize the contrast between sensor dimensions merely by checking specs. The pic here may give you a greater sense of the sensor sizing in the SZ-31MR iHS and VG-110.

All in all, both of those cameras offer the same exact sensor sizing but different resolution. You can anticipate the Olympus SZ-31MR iHS to resolve extra detail having an extra 4 Megapixels. Greater resolution can also let you crop images a little more aggressively. The younger SZ-31MR iHS provides an edge with regard to sensor innovation.

Olympus SZ-31MR iHS vs Olympus VG-110 sensor size comparison

Olympus SZ-31MR iHS vs Olympus VG-110 Screen and ViewFinder

Olympus SZ-31MR iHS vs Olympus VG-110 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Olympus SZ-31MR iHS Portrait photography information
Olympus VG-110 Portrait photography information
34
MP count good (16 megapixels)
includes face detect focusing
focusing manually not possible
no manual control
cannot use external flash
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
27
includes face detection focusing
manual focus not available
manual mode not possible
cannot use external flash
low MP (12MP)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
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Street Comparison

Olympus SZ-31MR iHS as a Street photography camera
Olympus VG-110 as a Street photography camera
64
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
offers touch focus
lighter than competition (226 grams)
no articulating screen
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
48
no articulating screen
does not have image stabilization
small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
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Sports Comparison

Olympus SZ-31MR iHS as a Sports photography camera
Olympus VG-110 as a Sports photography camera
44
long zoom range (25-600mm 24.0 x zoom)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
MP count good (16MP)
includes tracking focus
no shutter priority
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
bad battery (200 CIPA)
lack of phase detect AF
25
includes tracking autofocus
no shutter priority
does not have image stabilization
low MP (12 megapixels)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
bad battery life (170 CIPA)
does not have phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Olympus SZ-31MR iHS as a Travel photography camera
Olympus VG-110 as a Travel photography camera
67
lighter than competition (226g)
offers touch focus
MP count good (16MP)
flash built-in
quite wide (25mm)
long reach (600mm)
missing Time Lapse recording
bad battery (200 per charge)
display is not selfie friendly
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.0)
57
has built in flash
quite wide (27mm)
no Time Lapse recording
bad battery life (170 CIPA)
low MP (12 megapixels)
display isn't selfie friendly
slow maximum aperture (f2.9)
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Olympus SZ-31MR iHS
Landscape photography with Olympus VG-110
41
quite wide (25mm)
nice screen size (3 inches)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
MP count good (16 megapixels)
focusing manually not possible
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.0)
no manual control
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
bad battery (200 per charge)
missing Time Lapse recording
28
quite wide (27mm)
manual focus not available
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f2.9)
screen is small (2.7 inches)
manual mode not possible
does not have image stabilization
low MP (12 megapixels)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
bad battery life (170 CIPA)
no Time Lapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Olympus SZ-31MR iHS Vlogging highlights
Olympus VG-110 Vlogging highlights
35
quite wide (25mm)
touchscreen capability
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
includes face detect focusing
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 pixels)
lighter than competition (226g)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.0)
display is not selfie friendly
missing mic jack
28
quite wide (27mm)
includes face detection focusing
slow maximum aperture (f2.9)
display isn't selfie friendly
does not have image stabilization
low video resolution (640 x 480 pxls)
no external mic port
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Olympus SZ-31MR iHS vs Olympus VG-110 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Olympus SZ-31MR iHS and Olympus VG-110
 Olympus SZ-31MR iHSOlympus VG-110
General Information
Manufacturer Olympus Olympus
Model Olympus SZ-31MR iHS Olympus VG-110
Category Small Sensor Superzoom Ultracompact
Revealed 2012-02-08 2011-02-08
Body design Compact Ultracompact
Sensor Information
Chip Dual TruePic V TruePic III
Sensor type BSI-CMOS CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 16 megapixel 12 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 4:3
Highest Possible resolution 4608 x 3456 3968 x 2976
Maximum native ISO 6400 1600
Lowest native ISO 80 80
RAW data
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Touch to focus
Continuous autofocus
Autofocus single
Autofocus tracking
Selective autofocus
Autofocus center weighted
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 25-600mm (24.0x) 27-108mm (4.0x)
Max aperture f/3.0-6.9 f/2.9-6.5
Macro focus range 1cm 1cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display size 3" 2.7"
Resolution of display 920 thousand dot 230 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch screen
Display technology Hypercrystal III TFT Color LCD TFT Color LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Minimum shutter speed 4 seconds 4 seconds
Fastest shutter speed 1/1700 seconds 1/2000 seconds
Continuous shutter speed 7.0fps -
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range 9.30 m 4.70 m
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in
External flash
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (30 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 180 (30fps) 640 x 480 (30, 15 fps), 320 x 240 (30, 15fps)
Maximum video resolution 1920x1080 640x480
Video data format MPEG-4, H.264 MPEG-4
Mic jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless Eye-Fi Connected None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 226 gr (0.50 pounds) 105 gr (0.23 pounds)
Dimensions 106 x 69 x 40mm (4.2" x 2.7" x 1.6") 92 x 54 x 20mm (3.6" x 2.1" x 0.8")
DXO scores
DXO Overall score not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth score not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range score not tested not tested
DXO Low light score not tested not tested
Other
Battery life 200 images 170 images
Style of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery model LI-50B LI-70B
Self timer Yes (2 or 12 sec, pet auto shutter) Yes (2 or 12 sec)
Time lapse recording
Storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC
Storage slots 1 1
Retail cost $0 $150