As well as being compared against other super zooms, the Olympus SP-810 UZ is also often compared to mirrorless, pro digicams, travel zooms, compacts and digicams. The Olympus SP-810 UZ's top rivals come from Olympus (such as the OM-D E-M10 and the C-750 UZ) and Canon (such as the PowerShot SD880 IS and the PowerShot G5)

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus SP-810 UZ compared to other super zoom competitors include: it has a significantly wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 28 mm), has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.5"), has better image stabilization (sensor shift vs none) and is newer (july 2011 vs july 2008).

However, on average it has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 460k dots), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (0.7 fps vs 10 fps), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital) and doesn't support an external flash.

Olympus C-750 UZ

Olympus C-750 UZ
8 years older

Significant advantages of the C-750 UZ (vs the SP-810 UZ)

  • Supports an external flash
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None
  • Faster max shutter speed: 1/1000 of a second vs 1/850 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the C-750 UZ (vs the SP-810 UZ)

  • Much worse wide angle: 38 mm vs 24 mm
  • Much smaller screen: 1.5" vs 3"
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift

common strengths of the C-750 UZ and SP-810 UZ

  • Very small: Standard size (108×66×69 mm) vs Standard size (106×76×74 mm)
  • Very light: 340 g vs 413 g
  • Thin: 2.7" vs 2.9"

Olympus SP-800 UZ

Olympus SP-800 UZ
1 year older

Significant advantages of the SP-800 UZ (vs the SP-810 UZ)

  • Shoots significantly faster: 10 fps vs 0.7 fps
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/850 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the SP-800 UZ (vs the SP-810 UZ)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm

common strengths of the SP-800 UZ and SP-810 UZ

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (110×90×91 mm) vs Standard size (106×76×74 mm)
  • Light weight: 455 g vs 413 g
  • Thin: 3.6" vs 2.9"

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28
3 years older
$700

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ28 (vs the SP-810 UZ)

  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/850 of a second
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ28 (vs the SP-810 UZ)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 27 mm vs 24 mm

common strengths of the DMC-FZ28 and SP-810 UZ

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (118×75×89 mm) vs Standard size (106×76×74 mm)
  • Very light: 417 g vs 413 g
  • Thin: 3.5" vs 2.9"

Olympus SP-560 UZ

Olympus SP-560 UZ
3 years older

Significant advantages of the SP-560 UZ (vs the SP-810 UZ)

  • Shoots much faster: 15 fps vs 0.7 fps
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/850 of a second
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the SP-560 UZ (vs the SP-810 UZ)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 27 mm vs 24 mm
  • Significantly smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3"

common strengths of the SP-560 UZ and SP-810 UZ

  • Very small: Prosumer size (116×79×78 mm) vs Standard size (106×76×74 mm)
  • Very light: 365 g vs 413 g
  • Thin: 3.1" vs 2.9"

Olympus Stylus SP-820UZ iHS

Olympus Stylus SP-820UZ iHS
1 year newer
$450

Significant advantages of the SP-820UZ iHS (vs the SP-810 UZ)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Higher resolution screen: 460k dots vs 230k dots
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/850 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the SP-820UZ iHS (vs the SP-810 UZ)

  • Narrower aperture: f/3.4 vs f/2.9

common strengths of the SP-820UZ iHS and SP-810 UZ

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (117×78×93 mm) vs Standard size (106×76×74 mm)
  • Light weight: 485 g vs 413 g
  • Thin: 3.7" vs 2.9"

Nikon Coolpix L810

Nikon Coolpix L810
6 months newer
$277

Significant advantages of the L810 (vs the SP-810 UZ)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 230k dots
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/1500 of a second vs 1/850 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the L810 (vs the SP-810 UZ)

  • None found

common strengths of the L810 and SP-810 UZ

  • Very small: Prosumer size (111×76×83 mm) vs Standard size (106×76×74 mm)
  • Very light: 430 g vs 413 g
  • Thin: 3.3" vs 2.9"

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors the Olympus SP-810 UZ records lower quality movies (720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), has a much lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 1,400k dots), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital), takes slightly lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 15.9 MP) and doesn't have a touch screen.

Olympus OM-D E-M10

Olympus OM-D E-M10
2 years newer
$380 - $449 (body only)
$390 - $499 14-42mm lens

Significant advantages of the E-M10 (vs the SP-810 UZ)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,400k dots vs 230k dots
  • Has a touch screen
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the E-M10 (vs the SP-810 UZ)

  • None found

common strengths of the E-M10 and SP-810 UZ

  • Inexpensive: $379.99 vs $489.00
  • Light weight: 396 g vs 413 g
  • Each has a built-in flash

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus SP-810 UZ compared to pro digicam competitors include: it has a much wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 35 mm), has a much larger screen (3" vs 1.8"), has image stabilization (sensor shift vs none), takes slightly higher resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 5 MP) and is newer (july 2011 vs june 2003).

However, on average it has a significantly narrower aperture (f/2.9 vs f/2), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel), doesn't support an external flash and has a slower max shutter speed (1/850 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second).

Canon PowerShot G5

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8 years older
$899

Significant advantages of the G5 (vs the SP-810 UZ)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2 vs f/2.9
  • Supports an external flash
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/850 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the G5 (vs the SP-810 UZ)

  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 24 mm
  • Much smaller screen: 1.8" vs 3"
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift

common strengths of the G5 and SP-810 UZ

  • Each has a built-in flash

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus SP-810 UZ compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.9 vs f/3.3).

However, on average it has a much lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 961k dots), has worse image stabilization (sensor shift vs lens), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (0.7 fps vs 10 fps), doesn't have a screen which flips out and has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS).

Canon PowerShot SX740 HS

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7 years newer
$338 - $399

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX740 HS (vs the SP-810 UZ)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 922k dots vs 230k dots
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX740 HS (vs the SP-810 UZ)

  • None found

common strengths of the PowerShot SX740 HS and SP-810 UZ

  • Inexpensive: $338.00 vs $489.00

Nikon Coolpix S8200

Nikon Coolpix S8200
similar age

Significant advantages of the S8200 (vs the SP-810 UZ)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 961k dots vs 230k dots
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

Significant disadvantages of the S8200 (vs the SP-810 UZ)

  • None found

common strengths of the S8200 and SP-810 UZ

  • None found

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus SP-810 UZ compared to compact competitors include: it has way more more zoom (36x vs 3x), has a much wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 35 mm), has better image stabilization (sensor shift vs none) and is newer (july 2011 vs january 2008).

However, on average it is much larger (standard size (106×76×74 mm) vs compact (93×59×26 mm)), is thicker (2.9" vs 1"), is much heavier (413 g vs 175 g), has a slower max shutter speed (1/850 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second) and slightly shorter exposures (4 seconds vs 15 seconds).

Canon PowerShot SD880 IS

Canon PowerShot SD880 IS
2 years older
$699

Significant advantages of the SD880 IS (vs the SP-810 UZ)

  • Much smaller: Compact (94×57×24 mm) vs Standard size (106×76×74 mm)
  • Much thinner: 0.9" vs 2.9"
  • Much lighter: 195 g vs 413 g

Significant disadvantages of the SD880 IS (vs the SP-810 UZ)

  • Much less zoom: 4x vs 36x
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm

common strengths of the SD880 IS and SP-810 UZ

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.9
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"

Nikon Coolpix L18

Nikon Coolpix L18
3 years older
$112

Significant advantages of the L18 (vs the SP-810 UZ)

  • Much smaller: Compact (95×61×30 mm) vs Standard size (106×76×74 mm)
  • Much thinner: 1.2" vs 2.9"
  • Much lighter: 175 g vs 413 g

Significant disadvantages of the L18 (vs the SP-810 UZ)

  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 24 mm
  • Much less zoom: 3x vs 36x
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift

common strengths of the L18 and SP-810 UZ

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.9
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"

Canon PowerShot SD870 IS

Canon PowerShot SD870 IS
3 years older

Significant advantages of the SD870 IS (vs the SP-810 UZ)

  • Much smaller: Compact (93×59×26 mm) vs Standard size (106×76×74 mm)
  • Much thinner: 1" vs 2.9"
  • Much lighter: 205 g vs 413 g

Significant disadvantages of the SD870 IS (vs the SP-810 UZ)

  • Much less zoom: 3.8x vs 36x
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm

common strengths of the SD870 IS and SP-810 UZ

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.9
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus SP-810 UZ compared to digicam competitors include: it has a much wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 38 mm), has a much larger screen (3" vs 1.8"), has a slightly higher resolution screen (230k dots vs 62k dots), has image stabilization (sensor shift vs none) and takes significantly higher resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 3.1 MP).

However, on average it doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital) and has a slower max shutter speed (1/850 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second).

Fujifilm FinePix S3000 Z

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8 years older

Significant advantages of the S3000 Z (vs the SP-810 UZ)

  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/1500 of a second vs 1/850 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the S3000 Z (vs the SP-810 UZ)

  • Much worse wide angle: 38 mm vs 24 mm
  • Much smaller screen: 1.8" vs 3"
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift

common strengths of the S3000 Z and SP-810 UZ

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.9