Updated (February, 2012): Compare the Nikon Coolpix L810 vs Olympus SP-620 UZ

Nikon Coolpix L120

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Nikon Coolpix L120

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Olympus SP-610 UZ

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Olympus SP-610 UZ

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L120

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
920k dots
Great macro
Macro focus
1 cm
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus SP-610 UZ

Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
 

differences

Advantages of the Nikon L120

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Screen resolution
Much higher resolution screen
920k dots vs 230k dots
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4x higher resolution screen
Wide angle
Better wide angle
25 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/3.1 vs f/3.3
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At its widest zoom, the L120's lens captures marginally more light (0.2 f-stops)
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Advantages of the Olympus SP-610 UZ

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Size
Slightly smaller
107x72x73 mm vs 110x77x78 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The SP-610 UZ's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Lowest price
Cheaper
$270.99 vs $440.29
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The best price we've seen is $169 cheaper (around 40% less)
Thickness
Slightly thinner
2.9" vs 3.1"
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Around 10% thinner
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent super zooms, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1 cm
              Common Weaknesses
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              L120:3.1"
              SP-610 UZ:2.9"
              Weight Heavy Help
              L120:406 g
              SP-610 UZ:405 g
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              L120:0.7 fps
              SP-610 UZ:1.1 fps
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              L120:1,600 ISO
              SP-610 UZ:3,200 ISO
              Movie format HD (720p) video Help
              L120:720p
              SP-610 UZ:720p @ 30fps

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths
              Size Fairly small Help
              L120:110x77x78 mm
              SP-610 UZ:107x72x73 mm
              Weight Light weight Help
              L120:406 g
              SP-610 UZ:405 g
              Thickness Thin Help
              L120:3.1"
              SP-610 UZ:2.9"
              Common Weaknesses
              External flash No external flash support Help
              Less expandable
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Image stabilization Poor image stabilization Help
              Sensor shift
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              L120:21x
              SP-610 UZ:22x
              Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
              Missing that film look

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $189 - $227

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Super zoom

              $170

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Nikon Coolpix P520

              Nikon Coolpix P520

              Super zoom

              $438

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Fujifilm FinePix S4000

              Fujifilm FinePix S4000

              Super zoom

              $158 - $399

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Nikon Coolpix L120 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Super zoom

              $310

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Fastest shutter speed Slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Slightly thicker
              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Super zoom

              $249

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Size Slightly larger
              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $149 - $270

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Slightly larger
              Weight Heavier
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Super zoom

              $188

              Zoom More zoom
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Size Much larger
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Nikon Coolpix L610

              Nikon Coolpix L610

              Travel zoom

              $60

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture

              Olympus SP-610 UZ Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS 6D

              Canon EOS 6D

              Pro DSLR

              $1,378 - $1,799 body only

              $2,199 - $2,399 with 24-105mm lens

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Placeholder

              Canon PowerShot SD550

              Compact

              $700

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Smaller
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Samsung NX300

              Samsung NX300

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $498 - $570 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Placeholder

              Nikon Coolpix 600

              Digicam

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Smaller
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $349 - $399

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Size Significantly larger
              Screen size Smaller screen

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