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Advantages of the HP Photosmart 812

Aperture
Significantly wider aperture
f/2.6 vs f/3.4
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At its widest zoom, the Photosmart 812's lens captures slightly more light (0.8 f-stops)
Size
Smaller
95×41×70 mm vs 117×78×93 mm
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3.1x smaller
Weight
Lighter
245 g vs 485 g
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Around 50% lighter
Viewfinder
Has a viewfinder
Tunnel vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Thickness
Thinner
2.8" vs 3.7"
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More than 20% thinner
Sensor size
Slightly larger sensor
1/1.8" 7.18x5.32mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
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Around 40% larger sensor
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Advantages of the Olympus SP-820UZ iHS

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Wide angle
Much better wide angle
22 mm vs 37 mm
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More than 40% better wide angle
Screen size
Much larger screen
3" vs 1.5"
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2x larger screen
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
True resolution
Significantly higher true resolution
9.7 MP vs 3.9 MP
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Capture around 2.5x more detail in your photos
Zoom
More zoom
40.7x vs 3x
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Around 184.5x more zoom
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
6,400 ISO vs 200 ISO
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The SP-820UZ iHS's maximum light sensitivity is 10 f-stops better
Continuous shooting
Supports continuous shooting
1.5 fps vs None
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Allows taking many pictures in rapid succession
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              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths

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              Common Weaknesses
              Continuous shooting Poor or no continuous shooting Help
              Photosmart 812None
              SP-820UZ iHS1.5 fps
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              Photosmart 812200 ISO
              SP-820UZ iHS6,400 ISO
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              Photosmart 8123.9 MP
              SP-820UZ iHS9.7 MP

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