As well as being compared against other super zooms, the Olympus SP-610 UZ is also often compared to compacts and entry-level DSLRs. The Olympus SP-610 UZ's top rivals come from Olympus (such as the SP-570 UZ and the VH-210) and Canon (such as the PowerShot S500 and the PowerShot SD600)

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus SP-610 UZ compared to other super zoom competitors include: it has a much larger screen (3" vs 2.7") and is newer (february 2011 vs january 2008).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.3 vs f/2.8), has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 26 mm), has worse image stabilization (sensor shift vs lens), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital) and doesn't support an external flash.

Olympus SP-570 UZ

Olympus SP-570 UZ
3 years older

Significant advantages of the SP-570 UZ (vs the SP-610 UZ)

  • Wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.3
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the SP-570 UZ (vs the SP-610 UZ)

  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"

common strengths of the SP-570 UZ and SP-610 UZ

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (116×79×78 mm) vs Standard size (107×73×73 mm)
  • Very light: 405 g vs 405 g
  • Thin: 3.1" vs 2.9"

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus SP-610 UZ compared to compact competitors include: it has significantly more zoom (22x vs 3x), has a significantly wider wide angle lens (28 mm vs 35 mm), has a much larger screen (3" vs 1.5"), has better image stabilization (sensor shift vs none) and takes slightly higher resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 5.9 MP).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.3 vs f/2.8), is much larger (standard size (107×73×73 mm) vs super compact (86×54×22 mm)), is thicker (2.9" vs 0.9"), is much heavier (405 g vs 170 g) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel).

Canon PowerShot S500

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7 years older

Significant advantages of the S500 (vs the SP-610 UZ)

  • Much smaller: Compact (87×57×28 mm) vs Standard size (107×73×73 mm)
  • Much thinner: 1.1" vs 2.9"
  • Much lighter: 215 g vs 405 g

Significant disadvantages of the S500 (vs the SP-610 UZ)

  • Much smaller screen: 1.5" vs 3"
  • Much worse wide angle: 36 mm vs 28 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift

common strengths of the S500 and SP-610 UZ

  • None found

Canon PowerShot SD600

Canon PowerShot SD600
5 years older
$380

Significant advantages of the SD600 (vs the SP-610 UZ)

  • Much smaller: Super compact (86×54×22 mm) vs Standard size (107×73×73 mm)
  • Much thinner: 0.9" vs 2.9"
  • Much lighter: 170 g vs 405 g

Significant disadvantages of the SD600 (vs the SP-610 UZ)

  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 28 mm
  • Much smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3"
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift

common strengths of the SD600 and SP-610 UZ

  • None found

Olympus VH-210

Olympus VH-210
10 months newer
$357

Significant advantages of the VH-210 (vs the SP-610 UZ)

  • Much smaller: Super compact (101×60×21 mm) vs Standard size (107×73×73 mm)
  • Much thinner: 0.8" vs 2.9"
  • Much lighter: 138 g vs 405 g

Significant disadvantages of the VH-210 (vs the SP-610 UZ)

  • None found

common strengths of the VH-210 and SP-610 UZ

  • None found

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100
2 years newer
$709 (body only)
$1,097 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D7100 (vs the SP-610 UZ)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D7100 (vs the SP-610 UZ)

  • None found

common strengths of the D7100 and SP-610 UZ

  • None found

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200
1 year newer
$550 (body only)

Significant advantages of the D3200 (vs the SP-610 UZ)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D3200 (vs the SP-610 UZ)

  • None found

common strengths of the D3200 and SP-610 UZ

  • None found