As well as being compared against other travel zooms and digicams, the Olympus SZ-10 is also often compared to ultra compacts, super zooms, pro digicams and compacts. The Olympus SZ-10's top rivals come from Olympus (such as the SZ-31MR and the SZ-14) and Nikon (such as the Coolpix L820 and the Coolpix S3300)

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus SZ10 compared to other travel zoom competitors include: it is slightly less expensive ($189.73 vs $445.83).

However, on average it has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 24 mm), doesn't have a built-in GPS, has worse image stabilization (sensor shift vs lens), doesn't have a touch screen and doesn't shoot as fast continuously (0.9 fps vs 10 fps).

Olympus SZ-31MR

Olympus SZ-31MR iHS
1 year newer
$341

Significant advantages of the SZ-31MR (vs the SZ10)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 25 mm vs 28 mm
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Much higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 460k dots

Significant disadvantages of the SZ-31MR (vs the SZ10)

  • None found

common strengths of the SZ-31MR and SZ10

  • Inexpensive: $341.19 vs $189.73

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7
1 year older

Significant advantages of the DMC-ZS7 (vs the SZ10)

  • Has a GPS
  • Significantly better wide angle: 25 mm vs 28 mm
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-ZS7 (vs the SZ10)

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-ZS7 and SZ10

  • None found

Samsung WB750

Samsung WB750
6 months newer
$446

Significant advantages of the WB750 (vs the SZ10)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    2. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

Significant disadvantages of the WB750 (vs the SZ10)

  • None found

common strengths of the WB750 and SZ10

  • Inexpensive: $445.83 vs $189.73

Samsung WB150F

Samsung WB150F
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the WB150F (vs the SZ10)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

Significant disadvantages of the WB150F (vs the SZ10)

  • None found

common strengths of the WB150F and SZ10

  • None found

Samsung WB350F

Samsung WB350F
2 years newer
$499

Significant advantages of the WB350F (vs the SZ10)

  • Much better wide angle: 23 mm vs 28 mm
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the WB350F (vs the SZ10)

  • None found

common strengths of the WB350F and SZ10

  • Inexpensive: $498.98 vs $189.73

Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10

Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10
3 years newer
$330

Significant advantages of the DMC-SZ10 (vs the SZ10)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-SZ10 (vs the SZ10)

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-SZ10 and SZ10

  • Inexpensive: $329.95 vs $189.73

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus SZ10 compared to other digicam competitors include: it has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/700 of a second).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 25 mm), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (0.9 fps vs 10 fps) and is older (february 2011 vs july 2011).

Olympus SZ-14

Olympus SZ-14
1 year newer
$198

Significant advantages of the SZ-14 (vs the SZ10)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 25 mm vs 28 mm
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Shoots significantly faster: 10 fps vs 0.9 fps

Significant disadvantages of the SZ-14 (vs the SZ10)

  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/700 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the SZ-14 and SZ10

  • Inexpensive: $197.59 vs $189.73

Olympus SZ-11

Olympus SZ-11
5 months newer
$486

Significant advantages of the SZ-11 (vs the SZ10)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SZ-11 (vs the SZ10)

  • None found

common strengths of the SZ-11 and SZ10

  • None found

Samsung ES75

Samsung ES75
similar age

Significant advantages of the ES75 (vs the SZ10)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the ES75 (vs the SZ10)

  • Lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 460k dots
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Digital
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

common strengths of the ES75 and SZ10

  • None found

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus SZ10 compared to ultra compact competitors include: it has slightly more zoom (18x vs 4x), has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.7"), has a slightly higher resolution screen (460k dots vs 230k dots), has image stabilization (sensor shift vs none) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 26 mm), is much larger (mid size (106×67×38 mm) vs ultra compact (93×52×19 mm)), is older (february 2011 vs january 2012), is thicker (1.5" vs 0.7") and is much heavier (235 g vs 113 g).

Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

Sony Cybershot DSC-W610
1 year newer
$133

Significant advantages of the DSC-W610 (vs the SZ10)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W610 (vs the SZ10)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-W610 and SZ10

  • None found

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus SZ10 compared to super zoom competitors include: it has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.5"), is slightly smaller (mid size (106×67×38 mm) vs large (140×103×137 mm)), is thinner (1.5" vs 5.4"), is slightly lighter (235 g vs 600 g) and is slightly less expensive ($189.73 vs $458.00).

However, on average it has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 24 mm), has a slightly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 921k dots), has worse image stabilization (sensor shift vs lens), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (0.9 fps vs 7 fps) and doesn't have a screen which flips out.

Nikon Coolpix L820

Nikon Coolpix L820
2 years newer

Significant advantages of the L820 (vs the SZ10)

  • Much better wide angle: 23 mm vs 28 mm
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots

Significant disadvantages of the L820 (vs the SZ10)

  • Thicker: 3.3" vs 1.5"
  • Slower max shutter speed: 1/1500 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the L820 and SZ10

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (111×76×85 mm) vs Mid size (106×67×38 mm)
  • Light weight: 470 g vs 235 g
  • Thin: 3.3" vs 1.5"

Canon PowerShot SX10 IS

Canon PowerShot SX10 IS
2 years older
$519

Significant advantages of the SX10 IS (vs the SZ10)

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the SX10 IS (vs the SZ10)

  • Significantly smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3"
  • Lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 460k dots
  • Significantly heavier: 600 g vs 235 g

common strengths of the SX10 IS and SZ10

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (128×88×87 mm) vs Mid size (106×67×38 mm)
  • Thin: 3.4" vs 1.5"
  • Light weight: 600 g vs 235 g

Nikon Coolpix L810

Nikon Coolpix L810
1 year newer
$277

Significant advantages of the L810 (vs the SZ10)

  • Much better wide angle: 23 mm vs 28 mm
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

Significant disadvantages of the L810 (vs the SZ10)

  • Thicker: 3.3" vs 1.5"
  • Slower max shutter speed: 1/1500 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the L810 and SZ10

  • Very small: Prosumer size (111×76×83 mm) vs Mid size (106×67×38 mm)
  • Very light: 430 g vs 235 g
  • Thin: 3.3" vs 1.5"

Nikon Coolpix P900

Nikon Coolpix P900
4 years newer
$458 - $597

Significant advantages of the P900 (vs the SZ10)

  • Significantly more zoom: 83.3x vs 18x
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm

Significant disadvantages of the P900 (vs the SZ10)

  • Much larger: Large (140×103×137 mm) vs Mid size (106×67×38 mm)
  • Much thicker: 5.4" vs 1.5"
  • Much heavier: 899 g vs 235 g

common strengths of the P900 and SZ10

  • Inexpensive: $458.00 vs $189.73

Olympus SP-550 UZ

Olympus SP-550 UZ
4 years older

Significant advantages of the SP-550 UZ (vs the SZ10)

  • Shoots much faster: 15 fps vs 0.9 fps
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the SP-550 UZ (vs the SZ10)

  • Significantly smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3"
  • Lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 460k dots

common strengths of the SP-550 UZ and SZ10

  • Very small: Prosumer size (116×79×78 mm) vs Mid size (106×67×38 mm)
  • Thin: 3.1" vs 1.5"
  • Light weight: 460 g vs 235 g

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus SZ10 compared to pro digicam competitors include: it is slightly less expensive ($189.73 vs $548.89).

However, on average it has a significantly narrower aperture (f/3.1 vs f/1.8), has a slightly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 920k dots), has worse image stabilization (sensor shift vs lens), doesn't have a screen which flips out and has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS).

Canon PowerShot G11

Canon PowerShot G11
1 year older

Significant advantages of the G11 (vs the SZ10)

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the G11 (vs the SZ10)

  • None found

common strengths of the G11 and SZ10

  • Each has a built-in flash

Olympus XZ-2 iHS

Olympus XZ-2 iHS
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the XZ-2 iHS (vs the SZ10)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.1
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Much higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 460k dots

Significant disadvantages of the XZ-2 iHS (vs the SZ10)

  • None found

common strengths of the XZ-2 iHS and SZ10

  • Each has a built-in flash

Nikon Coolpix P340

Nikon Coolpix P340
3 years newer
$328

Significant advantages of the P340 (vs the SZ10)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.1
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm

Significant disadvantages of the P340 (vs the SZ10)

  • None found

common strengths of the P340 and SZ10

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Inexpensive: $328.46 vs $189.73

Olympus XZ-1

Olympus XZ-1
similar age
$549

Significant advantages of the XZ-1 (vs the SZ10)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.1
  • Has an OLED screen: OLED vs LCD
  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the XZ-1 (vs the SZ10)

  • None found

common strengths of the XZ-1 and SZ10

  • Each has a built-in flash

Nikon Coolpix P7000

Nikon Coolpix P7000
5 months older

Significant advantages of the P7000 (vs the SZ10)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has an external mic jack
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    2. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

Significant disadvantages of the P7000 (vs the SZ10)

  • None found

common strengths of the P7000 and SZ10

  • Each has a built-in flash

Nikon Coolpix P6000

Nikon Coolpix P6000
2 years older

Significant advantages of the P6000 (vs the SZ10)

  • Has a GPS
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the P6000 (vs the SZ10)

  • Lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 460k dots

common strengths of the P6000 and SZ10

  • Each has a built-in flash

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus SZ10 compared to compact competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/3.1 vs f/3.5), has slightly more zoom (18x vs 6x), has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.7") and has a slightly higher resolution screen (460k dots vs 230k dots).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 26 mm), is much larger (mid size (106×67×38 mm) vs super compact (95×58×19 mm)), has worse image stabilization (sensor shift vs lens), is older (february 2011 vs february 2012) and is thicker (1.5" vs 0.7").

Nikon Coolpix S3300

Nikon Coolpix S3300
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the S3300 (vs the SZ10)

  • Much smaller: Super compact (95×58×19 mm) vs Mid size (106×67×38 mm)
  • Much thinner: 0.7" vs 1.5"
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

Significant disadvantages of the S3300 (vs the SZ10)

  • None found

common strengths of the S3300 and SZ10

  • Each has a built-in flash