As well as being compared against other super zooms, the Olympus Stylus SP-820UZ iHS is also often compared to entry-level DSLRs, travel zooms and digicams. The Olympus Stylus SP-820UZ iHS's top rivals come from Sony (such as the CyberShot DSC-H200) and Canon (such as the Rebel T3i)

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus SP-820UZ iHS compared to other super zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider wide angle lens (22 mm vs 24 mm), has a slightly higher resolution screen (460k dots vs 230k dots), has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/850 of a second).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.4 vs f/2.9), has worse image stabilization (sensor shift vs lens), lacks and external mic jack, doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital) and slightly shorter exposures (4 seconds vs 30 seconds).

Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

Sony CyberShot DSC-H200
4 months newer
$316

Significant advantages of the DSC-H200 (vs the SP-820UZ iHS)

  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Longer exposures: 30 seconds vs 4 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-H200 (vs the SP-820UZ iHS)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Slower max shutter speed: 1/1500 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the DSC-H200 and SP-820UZ iHS

  • Good wide angle: 22 mm vs 22 mm
  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (123×83×87 mm) vs Prosumer size (117×78×93 mm)
  • Light weight: 530 g vs 485 g

Olympus Stylus SP-100

Olympus Stylus SP-100
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the SP-100 (vs the SP-820UZ iHS)

  • Wider aperture: f/2.9 vs f/3.4
  • Has an external mic jack
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

Significant disadvantages of the SP-100 (vs the SP-820UZ iHS)

  • None found

common strengths of the SP-100 and SP-820UZ iHS

  • Light weight: 589 g vs 485 g

Fujifilm FinePix S4500

Fujifilm FinePix S4500
7 months older

Significant advantages of the S4500 (vs the SP-820UZ iHS)

  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the S4500 (vs the SP-820UZ iHS)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 460k dots

common strengths of the S4500 and SP-820UZ iHS

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (118×81×100 mm) vs Prosumer size (117×78×93 mm)
  • Light weight: 543 g vs 485 g
  • Thin: 3.9" vs 3.7"

Olympus SP-810 UZ

Olympus SP-810 UZ
1 year older
$489

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

  • Wider aperture: f/2.9 vs f/3.4

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

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

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

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

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus SP-820UZ iHS compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it records high-speed movies (240 fps vs none), has image stabilization (sensor shift vs none), is newer (august 2012 vs february 2011), is much smaller (prosumer size (117×78×93 mm) vs professional size (133×100×80 mm)) and is slightly lighter (485 g vs 570 g).

However, on average it has a much lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 1,040k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 17.9 MP), doesn't record movies in 24p, doesn't shoot as fast continuously (1.5 fps vs 3.7 fps) and doesn't have a screen which flips out.

Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i
1 year older

Significant advantages of the T3i (vs the SP-820UZ iHS)

  • Much higher true resolution: 17.9 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None

Significant disadvantages of the T3i (vs the SP-820UZ iHS)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Much larger: Professional size (133×100×80 mm) vs Prosumer size (117×78×93 mm)

common strengths of the T3i and SP-820UZ iHS

  • None found

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus SP-820UZ iHS compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has way more more zoom (40.7x vs 20x), has a slightly wider wide angle lens (22 mm vs 25 mm) and slightly higher maximum light sensitivity (6,400 ISO vs 1,600 ISO).

However, on average it doesn't have a built-in GPS, has a slightly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 921k dots), is much larger (prosumer size (117×78×93 mm) vs compact (105×59×28 mm)), has worse image stabilization (sensor shift vs lens) and doesn't have a touch screen.

Nikon Coolpix S9700

Nikon Coolpix S9700
1 year newer
$470

Significant advantages of the S9700 (vs the SP-820UZ iHS)

  • Much smaller: Compact (110×64×35 mm) vs Prosumer size (117×78×93 mm)
  • Has a GPS
  • Much thinner: 1.4" vs 3.7"

Significant disadvantages of the S9700 (vs the SP-820UZ iHS)

  • Significantly less zoom: 30x vs 40.7x
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 25 mm vs 22 mm
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 1,600 ISO vs 6,400 ISO

common strengths of the S9700 and SP-820UZ iHS

  • Inexpensive: $469.99 vs $449.89

Panasonic Lumix ZS19

Panasonic Lumix ZS19
6 months older

Significant advantages of the ZS19 (vs the SP-820UZ iHS)

  • Much smaller: Compact (105×59×28 mm) vs Prosumer size (117×78×93 mm)
  • Much thinner: 1.1" vs 3.7"
  • Much lighter: 206 g vs 485 g

Significant disadvantages of the ZS19 (vs the SP-820UZ iHS)

  • Much less zoom: 20x vs 40.7x

common strengths of the ZS19 and SP-820UZ iHS

  • None found

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus SP-820UZ iHS compared to digicam competitors include: it has a much wider wide angle lens (22 mm vs 37 mm), has a much larger screen (3" vs 1.5"), has image stabilization (sensor shift vs none), takes significantly higher resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 3.9 MP) and slightly higher maximum light sensitivity (6,400 ISO vs 200 ISO).

However, on average it has a significantly narrower aperture (f/3.4 vs f/2.6), is slightly larger (prosumer size (117×78×93 mm) vs mid size (95×41×70 mm)), is thicker (3.7" vs 2.8"), is slightly heavier (485 g vs 245 g) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel).

HP Photosmart 812

HP Photosmart 812
10 years older

Significant advantages of the Photosmart 812 (vs the SP-820UZ iHS)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.6 vs f/3.4
  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the Photosmart 812 (vs the SP-820UZ iHS)

  • Much worse wide angle: 37 mm vs 22 mm
  • Much smaller screen: 1.5" vs 3"
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift

common strengths of the Photosmart 812 and SP-820UZ iHS

  • None found